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BEST OF DAYTON 2018: The complete list of finalists and how to vote

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BEST OF DAYTON 2018 FINALISTS

🧀Best Appetizer

- Jimmie’s Ladder 11 Blind Dates

- Shen’s Szechuan & Sushi Szechuan Dumplings

- Thai 9 Crab Rangoon

- The Highland Stag Scotch Eggs

- Watermark Pork Belly Tacos

- Wheat Penny Oven & Bar Eggplant Fries

🎮Best Arcade/Gaming 

- Canal Street Arcade & Deli 

- D20: A Bar With Characters 

- DK Effect 

- Hole in the Wall

- Scene75 

🖼️Best Art Gallery

- Dayton Art Institute 

- Dayton Society of Artists 

- Front Street Studio Gallery 

- Market at the Park

- Rosewood Arts Centre 

- The Contemporary Dayton (formerly DVAC) 

🍜Best Asian Food 

-China Cottage 

-CJ CHAN 

-Kabuki Korean Restaurant and Sushi Bar 

-Lihn's Bistro

-Ozu852 

-Shen's Szechuan & Sushi 

-Sky Asian Cuisine 

-Thai 9 

🚗Best Auto Dealer

-Beau Townsend

-Jeff Schmitt Auto Group 

-Voss Chevrolet 

-Wagner Subaru 

-White Allen Chevrolet 

🔧Best Auto Repair

-C&D Collision Center 

-Complete Auto Repair & Performance 

-Grismer Tire & Auto Service 

-Kettering AutoCare 

-Kiddle's Auto 

-Mason Motorworks 

-Midwest Muffler Pros & More 

-T&D Automotive 

-Tire Discounters

🍪Best Bakery

-Ashley's Pastry Shop 

-Cacky's Cakery 

-Dorothy Lane Market 

-elé Cake Co. 

-Evans Bakery

-The Neighborhood Nest Gluten-Free Baked Goods 

-RachelBakes & Co 

-Simply Decadent 

🚽Best Bar Bathroom

-Kingspoint Pub 

-Mack's Tavern 

-MJ's on Jefferson 

-The Barrel House 

-The Brick Tap & Tavern

-The Village Inn 

💈Best Barber Shop

-All Sports Barber Shop (Valley St., Dayton)

-All Sports Barber Stylists (Centerville) 

-Centerville Barbers 

-Brookville Barbershop 

-Dayton Grooming Co. Barber Shop 

-Hicks' Barber Shop 

-Jeff and Gary's Barbershop 

-Vandalia Barber Shop 

☕Best Barista

-Barry Kingston of Press 

-Caitlyn Priest of Dunkin’ Donuts (Woodman Drive) 

-David Warrick of Ghostlight Coffee 

-Spencer Boden - Dorothy Lane Market (Oakwood)

-Tyler Yoxtheimer from Starbucks (Oakwood) 

🍸Best Bartender

-Ashley Brown - Sparky's Lounge 

-Ashley Lewis - Mr. Boro's Tavern 

-Chad McKanna - Buffalo Wild Wings (Kettering, OH) 

-Randi Hamlin, Kingspoint Pub 

-Stormy Hileman- The Growler Pub & Grub

🍖Best BBQ

-City Barbeque 

-Company 7 BBQ 

-Fatback's Barbecue 

-Hickory River Smokehouse

-Pa's Pork 

-Smokin Bar-B-Que 

-Texas Beef & Cattle Company 

🚴Best Bike Route

-Creekside Trail 

-Great Miami River Trail 

-Little Miami Scenic Trail 

-MetroParks Mountain Biking Area

-Xenia Station 

🍹Best Bloody Mary

-Blind Bob's 

-Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill 

-Mack's Tavern 

-Mr. Boro's Tavern

-Mudlick Tap House 

-Tank's Bar & Grill 

-Trolley Stop 

🍲Best Bowl of Soup

-Basil's on Market Lobster Bisque 

-Blind Bob's Pickle Soup 

-Dublin Pub World Famous Potato Soup 

-El Meson Chicken Tortilla Soup 

-Fifth Street Brewpub Roasted Red Pepper Soup

-Linh's Bistro Pho 

-Meadowlark Tomato Bisque

-Trolley Stop Dill-icious Potato Soup 

🎳Best Bowling Alley

-Beaver-Vu Bowl 

-Capri Lanes 

-JD Legends 

-Marian Lanes 

-Poelking Lanes

-Poelking Lanes South 

-Thunderbowl Lanes

-Woodman Lanes 

🍳Best Breakfast

-Blueberry Cafe 

-Bunkers Sports Bar and Grill 

-Butter Cafe

-Center Street Cafe

-First Watch  

-Golden Nugget 

-Rivertown Chili 

-Tanks Bar & Grill 

🥞Best Brunch

-Lily's Bistro 

-Table 33 

-Meadowlark 

-Wheat Penny 

-First Watch 

-Dublin Pub 

-Mudlick Taphouse 

-The Brunch Club 

-Another Broken Egg

🍔Best Burger

-The Rootbeer Stande 

-Slyder's Tavern 

-McNasty's 

-Tank's Bar & Grill 

-Watermark 

-Five Guys 

-The Oakwood Club 

-Archer's Tavern 

-Red Robin 

-Voltzy's

💸Best Cheap Eats

-Mack's Tavern 

-Tanks Bar & Grill 

-Hamburger Wagon 

-Taqueria Mixteca 

-Hasty Tasty 

-Slyder's Tavern 

-The Rootbeer Stande

🌶️Best Chili

-Rivertown Chili 

-Skyline Chili 

-Tank's Bar & Grill 

-Super Subbys 

-Archer's Tavern 

-Wendy's 

-Slyder's Tavern

🥔Best Chips

-Mikesell's 

-Hunger Paynes 

-Blind Bob's 

-Mojo's Bar & Grill 

-Fifth Street Brewpub 

-Nick's Restaurant

🍽️Best Classic Restaurant

-The Oakwood Club 

-The Pine Club 

-The Florentine 

-Treasure Island Supper Club 

-The Paragon Supper Club 

-Coldwater Cafe 

-Buckhorn Tavern

-Golden Lamb

🍹Best Cocktails

-Coco's Bistro

-Lily's Bistro 

-The Century Bar 

-Van Buren Room 

-Watermark 

-Salar 

-Corner Kitchen

☕Best Coffeehouse

-Ghostlight Coffee 

-Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar 

-Press Coffee Bar 

-Boston Stoker 

-Winan’s 

-Warehouse 4

🎭Best Comedy Club

-Wiley's Comedy Club 

-Dayton Funny Bone 

-The Black Box Improv Theater

👚Best Consignment/Resale Store

-Style Encore 

-TheZe DealZ: A Thrifty Boutique 

-Clash Dayton 

-Home 2 Home 

-Daddy Katz 

-Loralei Boutique 

-Feathers 

-Clothes the Work Boutique

🎡Best County Fair

-The Great Darke County Fair 

-Montgomery County Fair 

-Greene County Fair Clark County Fair 

-Warren County Fair 

-Preble County Fair 

-Miami County Fair

🍺Best Craft Beer Selection

-The Barrel House 

-The Growler Pub & Grub 

-Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill 

-The Barrel 

-Dayton Beer Company 

-Warped Wing 

-Crafted & Cured 

-Ollie's Place 

-Fifth Street Brewpub

💃🏻Best Dance Club

-Julia's Night Club 

-Club Masque 

-Therapy Cafe 

-Yellow Rose 

-Club Evolution 

-Ned Peppers 

-Newcom's 

-MJ's on Jefferson

🕺🏻Best Dance Group

-Special Touch Talent Dance Studio 

-Funk Lab Dance Center 

-Celtic Academy of Irish Dance 

-Troupe Roja 

-Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 

-Joyce Dalton Baton and Dance 

-McGovern Ceili dancers 

-Madonna School of Dance 

-Dayton Ballet

👑Best Dayton Drag Queen

-Nhiraje 

-Tina Hightower 

-Amaya Sexton 

-Jade Sexton 

-Scarlett Moon 

-Carrie J. Summers 

-National Holiday

💎Best Dayton landmark 

-Dayton Masonic Center 

-Carillon Park's Deeds Carillon 

-Carillon Park's Brethren Tower 

-Dayton Art Institute 

-National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 

-Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum 

-Riverscape fountains

🎁Best Dayton-centric gifts

-Baker Salvage Co. Dayton signs 

-Heart Mercantile T-shirts and gifts 

-Omega Music's Dayton Funk T-shirts 

-Carillon Park's gift shop 

-Esther Price candies 

-Dorothy Lane's Killer Brownie 

-Dayton beer

🥙Best Deli

-The Farmer in the Deli 

-Canal Street Arcade and Deli 

-Flyboy's Deli 

-Charlie's Deli 

-DiSalvo's Deli 

-The Deli at Webster Street 

-Dorothy Lane Market 

-Carmen's Deli & Bistro

🍮Best Place for Dessert

-Ginniebug Creations 

-Simply Decadent

-Twist Cupcakery

-Dorothy Lane Market 

-Madame Delluc Artisan Chocolatier 

-Jenny G's Cupcakes & Treats 

-Cheesecake Factory 

-Partial to Pie

🍴Best Diner

-416 Diner 

-George's Family Restaurant 

-Hasty Tasty Pancake House 

-Dixie Diner (New Lebanon) 

-Mel-O-Dee Restaurant (New Carlisle) 

-Foy's Rock & Roll Grill 

-The Brunch Club

🍻Best Dive Bar

-Red Carpet Tavern 

-The Growler Pub and Grub 

-Mack's Tavern 

-Toby's Tavern 

-Tank's Bar and Grill 

-Diplomat Lounge 

-Carmichael's Pub

🏆Best Do-Gooder

-Richard Lundin 

-Rev. Cool Carter 

-Rachel Anne Jensen 

-Allison Cox 

-Michelle Disher 

-Doug Sorrell

🐕Best dog-friendly patio

-Mack's Tavern 

-Lily's Bistro 

-Toxic Brew Company 

-Dayton Beer Company 

-Fifth Street Brewpub 

-Bargos

🍩Best Donuts

-Bill's Donuts

-Jim's Donuts

-Bear Creek Donuts

-Stan the Donut Man

-Duck Donuts

-The Donut Haus

-Evans Bakery

-Donut Palace

🍅Best Farmers Market

-2nd Street Market

-Miamisburg Farmer's Market

-This Old Farmer's Market

-Shiloh Farmers' Market

-Yellow Springs Farmers' Market

🎆Best Festival

-Dayton Celtic Festival

-Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest

-Dayton Germanfest Picnic

-Dayton Greek Festival

-Troy Strawberry Festival

-Yellow Springs Street Fair

-Ohio Renaissance Festival

-Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

🍽️Best Fine Dining

-The Oakwood Club

-Watermark Restaurant

-The Pine Club

-Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

-Corner Kitchen

-Coco's Bistro

-Meadowlark

-Coldwater Cafe

-The Winds Cafe

💐Best Florist

-Furst The Florist & Greenhouses

-Floral V Designs

-Oberer's Flowers

-Sherwood Florist

-The Flowerman

-Hollon Flowers

-The Flower Shoppe

🚚Best Food Truck

-McNasty's

-Greek Street Food Truck

-Good Golly Miss Molly's Food Bus

-The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton

-PA's Pork

-Bella Sorella Pizza

-Hunger Paynes Food Truck

-Drunken Waffle, Twisted Taco

-Zombie Dogz

🚚🍔 Best Food Truck Dish

-The Wicked 'Wich Lady Marmalade 

-EAT Stout Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese 

-Greek Street Lamb Gyros 

-McNasty's OMG Burger 

-PA's Pork Mack Daddy 

-Hunger Paynes Reuben Croquettes 

-Drunken Waffle War Pig 

-Zombie Dogz Calling in Dead

🍟Best French Fries

-Dublin Pub

-The Rootbeer Stande

-Greek Street Food Truck Greek Fries

-Deg's Flame Grilled Chicken 

-Five Guys 

-Corner Kitchen

-McDonald's

-Penn Station

🍾Best Gala

-Dayton Art Institute Art Ball

-Wright State ArtsGala

-Humane Society Pet Afflaire

-SICSA Cat's Meow

-Boonshoft Gala

-Masquerage

-Dayton Surrealist Ball

🍸Best Gay Bar

-MJ's on Jefferson

-Club Masque

-Club Evolution 

-The Stage Door

-The Right Corner

⛳Best Golf Course

-Madden Golf Course

-NCR Country Club

-Golf Club at Yankee Trace

-Homestead Golf Course

-Pipestone Golf Club

-Sugar Valley Country Club

-Walnut Grove Country Club

🧀Best Grilled Cheese

-The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton

-Mr. Boro's Tavern

-Coco's Bistro

-Melt Bar and Grilled

-Tank's Bar and Grill

-Meadowlark

-Florentine Restaurant

-Rivertown Chili

🏋️‍♀️Best Gym

-Gem City CrossFit

-30 West Fit

-Bombers CrossFit

-Femme Fatale Fitness

-Orangetheory Fitness Miamisburg

-Quest Gymnastics And Extreme Sports Center

-Rinse Cycle Dayton

💇Best Hair Salon

-252 West Salon & MedSpa

-The Red Salon

-The Salon on Rahn & Day Spa

-Square One Salon

-Gloss Salon

-Salon J Ladner

😄Best Happy Hour 

-The Growler Pub and Grub

-Mack's Tavern

-Bargos Grill & Tap

-MJ's on Jefferson

-The Trolley Stop

-Bar Louie

-Mudlick Tap House

👻Best haunted attraction

-Lewisburg Haunted Cave

-Land of Illusion

-King Island Halloween Haunt

-Dayton Scream Park

-Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle

-Brimstone Haunt

💎Best Hidden Gem Restaurant

-Rivertown Chili

-The Florentine

-Watermark Restaurant

-Jerri's Restaurant and Catering

-Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill

-The Highland Stag

-Dewberry 1850

🏈Best High School fans

-Bishop Fenwick High School 

-Kettering Fairmont High School

-Centerville High School 

-Miamisburg High School

-Beavercreek High School 

-Wayne High School

-Stivers School for the Arts

-Kettering Alter

-Carlisle

-Chaminade Julienne

🏘️Best Historical Neighborhood

-St. Anne's Hill Historic District

-Oregon District

-South Park

-Huffman Historic District

-Wright Dunbar

-McPherson Town Historical District

-Grafton Hill

🎄Best holiday tradition

-A Carillon Christmas

-Clifton Mills Holiday Lights

-Aullwood Luminary Walk

-Woodland Lights

-SICSA Paws 2 Celebrate

-Christmas market at Dayton Liederkranz Turner

-Dayton Grande Illumination and Children's Parade

-Dayton Ballet Nutcracker

🏨Best Hotel

-Marriott University of Dayton

-Mills Park Hotel

-Crowne Plaza

-Hilton Garden Inn

🍦Best Ice Cream

-Graeter's

-Young's Jersey Dairy

-JD's Old Fashioned Frozen Custard

-Ritter's Frozen Custard

-United Dairy Farmers

-Jubie's Creamery

🍛Best Indian Food 

-Amar India

-Jeet India

-India Chaat Cafe & Curry Out

-Ajanta India Restaurant

-Maharaja of Dayton

🎤Best Indoor Music Venue

-Yellow Cab Tavern

-Blind Bob's

-Little York Tavern

-The Brightside

-Hannah's

-Oddbody's

🍝Best Italian Food

-Mamma DiSalvo's Risturante 

-Franco's Ristorante 

-Jimmy's Italian Kitchen 

-Troni's Restaurant

-Tony's Italian Kitchen 

-Roost Modern Italian 

-Spaghetti Warehouse

💍Best Jewelry Store

-Hedy Riegle Studio 

-James Free Jewelers 

-Elizabeth Diamond Company 

-Beavercreek Jewelers 

-Ohio Silver Co. 

-Sterling Studio

🎤Best Karaoke

-The Growler Pub & Grub

-The Red Carpet Tavern

-Sparky's Lounge

-MJ's on Jefferson

-Blind Bob's

-Mack's Tavern

🍕Best Late-Night Eats

-Tank's Bar and Grill

-Waffle House

-Taco Bell

-Mack's Tavern

-Lucky's Taproom

-416 Diner

🎨Best Local Artist

-Scott Gibbs

-Tiffany Clark

-Michelle Carr

-Katie Marks

-John Faas

-Erica Blackstock

-Terry Welker

👟Best Local Athlete

-Abby Nugent 

-Josh Cunningham 

-Taylor Ewert 

-Loudon Love

🎤Best local band/musician

-Until Rust 

-Full Frontal 

-Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 

-Alexis Gomez 

-Ashley Martin 

-Secret Circle Society 

-Full Frontal 

-Hawthorne Heights 

-Hey There Morgan 

-Mick Blankenship

🍺Best Local Brewery

-Warped Wing

-Yellow Springs Brewery

-Toxic Brewing

-Branch & Bone

-5th Street Brewpub

-Crooked Handle Brewing Co.

-Dayton Beer company

🌟Best Local Celebrity

-Reverend Cool Carter

-Oliver Dixon

-Jade Sexton

-Matthew Keener

-Doug Sorrell

-Ashley Martin

-Alexis Gomez

👩‍🍳Best Local Chef

-Stephanie Schifrin Salas (The Dayton Club)

-Aimee Plesa (Bargos Grill & Tap)

-Maria Walusis (Watermark)

-Joe Fish (Chef Case)

-Art Chin (Greenfire Bistro)

-Elizabeth Wiley (Meadowlark)

-Jack Skilliter (Corner Kitchen)

🤣Best Local Comedian (not Dave Chappelle)

-Jeff Zaret 

-Dan Sebree

-Scotty Mays 

-Aaron Phillips 

-Travis Charles 

-Mike Shea 

🎧Best Local DJ (nightclub)

-Airborne Entertainment

-Liftoff Entertainment

-Dayton Mobile DJ

-All the Right Tunes

-Amplified Digital Entertainment 

-DJ Avra 

-DJ Dors E

📷Best Local Photographer

-SLewis Photography

-Sarah Babcock Studio

-Ivory Lamb Photography

-Donnie Quillen

-Ashley Meyer Photography

-Lindsey Bettag Photography

-Chelsea Hall Photography

-Studio 22

🎙️Best Local Podcast

-Unwritten 

-halfwayokay 

-Hall Around Town 

-What Had Happened Was... 

-Gem City Podcast

🌟Best Local Rising Star

-TC Schreier

-Egan Keiber

-Reyna Spears

-Tiffany Clark

-Bobby Mitchum

-Alexis Gomez

-Ashley Martin

-John Faas

-Jamal Cann

🎭Best Local Theater Group

-Dare 2 Defy Productions

-Black Box Improv Theater

-Dayton Playhouse

-Dayton Theatre Guild

-The Human Race Theatre Company

-Playground Theatre

🍺Best Locally-Made Beer (specific beer from a local brewery)

-Yellow Springs Brewery Boat Show

-Warped Wing Trotwood Lager

-Yellow Springs Brewery Vox Populi

-Warped Wing Ermal's

-Branch & Bone Purple Lime Ginger Pea Blossom

-Toxic Brew Company Safety Third

-Hairless Hare Brewery Cold War

-Fifth Street Brewpub Mint Cookie Stout

🧀Best Mac & Cheese

-McNasty's

-Mack's Tavern

-Pa's Pork

-Corner Kitchen

-Hunger Paynes

-Tank's Bar & Grill

-Basil's on Market

-Zombie Dogz

🍸Best Margarita

-Elsa's Mexican Restaurant

-El Toro Bar & Grill

-El Rancho Grande

-El Meson

-Chuy's

-Carmel's

-La Fiesta

🐲Best mascot

-Rudy Flyer 

-Seymour A. Doptions (SICSA) 

-Centerville Elks 

-Wright State Rowdy Raider 

-Ivana Cuddles (SICSA) 

-Dayton Dragon's Heater 

-Beavercreek Battling Beaver

🥙Best Mediterranean/Greek Dining

-Olive Mediterranean Grill

-Greek Street Food Truck

-Gyro Palace

-Pasha Grill

-Cedarland

-Tickets Pub & Eatery

-Azra's Mediterranean Cuisine

-Greek Isle Deli

🌮Best Mexican Food

-El Toro Bar & Grill

-Tacqueria Mixteca

-La Fiesta

-El Rancho Grande

-Elsa's

-Los Reyes

-La Pinata

-Chuy's

🎥Best Movie Theater

-Plaza Theatre

-The Neon

-Little Art Theatre

-Rave Cinemas Huber Heights 16 

-Cinépolis Dayton 

🎨Best Mural

-Suicide Awareness mural at Third and Keowee streets 

-Toxic Brew "green goddess" 

-"Inventors Treehouse” on Clash boutique building 

-Land of Funk Mural” on Stone Street 

-Barrel House giant giraffe 

-Historic "Ohio's Star City mural in historic downtown Miamisburg (Central Avenue and First Street) 

-Frankenstein and the Bride on the side of Foy's West in Fairborn 

-Wright Dunbar Walk of Fame Mural

🖼️Best Museum

-Dayton Art Institute

-National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

-Carillon Historical Park

-Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

-Dayton Peace Museum

🌟Best Nationally Known Celebrity (with ties here)

-Allison Janney 

-Bob Pollard (Guided by Voices) 

-Dave Chappelle 

-John Legend 

-Martin Sheen 

-Rob Lowe 

-Sherri Saum 

-The Deal sisters from The Breeders

🍽️Best New Restaurant

-The Growler Pub & Grub

-Deg's Flame Grilled Chicken

-Rivertown Chili

-Nanya Cafe

-The Famous Restaurant

-Zum Turner Hof Gasthaus

-416 Diner

-Calypso Grill

💍Best Onion Rings

-The Root Beer Stande

-The Pine Club

-The Oakwood Club

-Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

-Frisch's

-Slyder's

-Laff's

💍Best Outdoor Music Venue

-Levitt Pavilion Dayton 

-Fraze Pavilion 

-Rose Music Center at The Heights 

-Rip Rap Roadhouse 

-Little York Tavern

-RiverScape MetroPark

🏞️Best Park or Playground

-Carillon Park

-Orchardly Park

-Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

-Nordale Park

-RiverScape MetroPark

-Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

🍹Best Patio

-The Growler Pub and Grub 

-The Trolley Stop 

-Little York Tavern & Pizza 

-Lily's Bistro 

-Bargos Grill and Tap 

-Wings Sports Bar & Grille

-Basil's on Market

-Dublin Pub

🐶Best Pet Grooming

-Urban Dog Day Spa

-Oregon Tails Pet Salon

-Pawlished Pet Grooming & Boutique

-Bubbles N Bows

-Sham-Poochies Pet Grooming

🍕Best Pizza Restaurant

-Marion's Piazza

-Old Scratch Pizza

-The Growler Pub & Grub

-Double Deuce Tavern & Family Pizzeria

-Classic Pizza (Huber Heights)

-Joe's Pizzeria

-Little York Tavern & Pizza

-Wheat Penny Oven & Bar

-Milano's

-Dewey's Pizza

-Kramer's

🎂Best Place for a Birthday Party

-Grass Roots Enrichment & Wellness Center

-Performance Gymastics Academy

-Humane Society of Greater Dayton

-SICSA Pet Adoption Center

-Quest Gymnastics and Extreme Sports Center

-Spark Art Studio

-Scene 75

-Decoy Art Center

-Magic Castle

🕴️Best Place for a Business Lunch

-Coco's Bistro 

-Dewberry 1850 at the Marriott 

-Table 33 

-Zum Turner Hof Gasthaus (at Dayton Liederkranz-Turner)

-Wheat Penny Oven and Bar

-Flyboys Deli

🍉Best Place for a Picnic

-Carillon Park

-Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

-Cox Arboretum

-Hills & Dales MetroPark

-RiverScape MetroPark

-Golden Gate Park

🎁Best Place for Unique Gifts

-Heart Mercantile

-2nd Street Market

-The Contemporary Dayton (DVAC) Gift Gallery

-Agnes & Orson

-Luna Gifts & Botanicals

-Frieszell Liberty Gardens pepper jelly

-Yellow Springs Toy Company

-Asanda Imports

-Stockslagers

-Unique Aromas oils

🚣Best Place to Get Your Adrenaline Pumping 

-Femme Fatale Fitness 

-Gem City Social Sports 

-Rinse Cycle Dayton

-Kevin Manning Fitness 

-Belmont Gym 

-Urban Krag

👯Best Place to Meet Singles

-Gem City Social Sports

-D20: A Bar With Characters

-Pour Haus

-The Barrel House

-Julia's Nightclub

-Dayton Sportcial

-Fifth Street Brewpub

👕Best place to shop if you don't want to dress like everyone else

-Wildflower Boutique

-Clash Dayton

-Gill Mart & Co.

-Style Encore

-Hedges and Wolf

-Monarch Market

-Showroom Boutique

👩‍❤️‍👨Best Place to Take a Date

-The Barrel House 

-Decoy Art Center 

-Carillon Historical Park 

-The Melting Pot

-The Oregon District

-The Greene

-Watermark Restaurant 

-Neon Movies 

The Historic Plaza Theatre 

👪Best Place to take the Kids

-Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

-Downtown Dayton Metro Library

-Magic Castle

-Carillon Historical Park

-Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

-Decoy Art Center

-National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

-Cox Arboretum Butterfly House

-Young's Jersey Dairy

🐕Best place to take your dogs

-SICSA Lift Your Leg

-Montgomery County Bark Park

-Deeds Dog Park

-Oak Grove

📺Best Place to Watch the Game

-The Growler Pub & Grub

-Bunkers Sports Bar & Grill

-Bargos Grill and Tap

-Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill

-Buffalo Wild Wings

-Fricker's

-TJ Chumps

🏡Best Realtor

-Miranda Biedenharn

-Mark Ryan Group

-Chris Paulsen

-Jamie Wilson

-Jennifer Noll

-Kunal Patel Group

-Phil Herman

🍴Best Restaurant to take an Out-of-Towner

-The Pine Club

-The Oakwood Club

-Zombie Dogz

-Marion's Piazza

-Watermark Restaurant

-Wheat Penny

-El Meson

🏃Best Route for a Walk or Run

-Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

-Sugarcreek Metropark

-Riverscape

-Cox Arboretum

-Charleston Falls Preserve

-John Bryan State Park

🍞Best Sandwich

-Wicked 'Wich Lady Marmalade

-Greek Street Food Truck Gyro

-McNasty's Cuban

-The Highland Stag Mackenzie Reuben

-PA's Pork Mackdaddy

-Canal Arcade and Deli The Champ

🍤Best Seafood

-Jay's Seafood

-Sweeney's Seafood

-Sea Jax Tavern

-Red Lobster

-Greenfire Bistro

-Dayton Fish Company Inc.

-The Dock

🤐Best Secret Menu Item

-Buffalo Mac and Cheese from the Dub Pub 

-BRIE-LT sandwich at Fifth Street Brewpub

-R Taco Green Street Taco (Brown Street location)

-Coco's Bistro Bistro Burger

-Taqueria Mixteca Crispy Tacos

-The Growler Pub & Grub's Cross sauce

💅Best Spa

-252 West Salon & Med Spa

-Lounge Nail Spa

-The Salon on Rahn & Day Spa

-Love Your Skin by Gisel

-The Lounge Nail Spa

-Spice Wellness & Medspa

-The Woodhouse Day Spa

📷Best Spot to Take a Photo for Instagram

-Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

-Dayton Inspires mural in Oregon District

-Carillon Park

-Riverscape MetroPark

-Cox Arboretum

-Deeds Point

🍕Best Square-Cut Pizza

-Marion's Piazza

-The Growler Pub & Grub

-Cassano's

-Ron's Pizza

-Milano's

-Oregon Express

-Little York Tavern

-Joe's Pizzeria

🍖Best Steak

-The Oakwood Club

-The Pine Club

-The Paragon

-The Florentine

-Carvers Steaks & Chops

-Fleming's

-Longhorn Steakhouse

🍣Best Sushi

-Shen's Szechuan & Sushi

-Ozu852

-Sky Asian Cuisine

-Kabuki

-Fusian

-Thai 9

-Sake Japanese Steakhouse

🌮Best Taco

-El Greco's Pizza Villa

-Taqueria Mixteca

-El Toro Bar and Grill

-Rusty Taco (formerly R Taco)

-Victor's Taco Shop

-Sea Jax Tavern

-Pour Haus Tavern

-Elsa's

-Chiapas Mexican Grill

-El Rancho Grande

👨‍🎨Best Tattoo Artist

-Justin "Babs" Barbarino

-Chelle Palassis

-Robbie Bauer

-Hayley Mergler

-Emily Lux

-Ronny James

🔏Best Tattoo Shop

-Black Cloud Tattoo

-RocArt Tattoo

-Rebel Rebel Tattoo

-Gem City Tattoo Club

-Distinction Tattoo

-Monkey Bones Tattoo

-Truth and Triumph Tattoo

-Blue Byrd Tattoo

-Wells & Co. Custom Tattoo

🛍️Best Thrift Store

-TheZe DealZ - A Thrifty Boutique

-Valley Thrift

-St. Francis Thift Store

-Goodwill Oregon District 

-Village Discount Outlet

-American Thrift Store

-St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

⁉️Best Trivia

-The Growler Pub & Grub

-Mack's Tavern

-Bunkers

-Bargos

-The Red Carpet Tavern

-The Brick Tap & Tavern

-The Wandering Griffin

🍕Best Unusual Pizza (specific pizza at specific location)

-The Growler Pub & Grub -- Spicy Pulled Pork Pizza

-Centerville Pizza - Zombie Pizza

-Mack's Tavern - Twisted Chicken Pot Pie Pizza

-Old Scratch - Angry Beekeeper

-South Park Tavern - Ghostlight Delight

-Wheat Penny - Mr. White

-Marion's Piazza - Ham and Sauerkraut

🥕Best Vegan Dining

-Lucky's Taproom & Eatery

-EAT Food Truck

-The Chef Case

-Wheat Penny

-Butter Cafe

-Christopher's Restaurant

-CoreLife Eatery

👩‍⚕️🐱Best Vet

-Bigger Road Vet

-Twin Maples

-Northridge Animal Clinic

-Covenant Animal Clinic

-Airway Animal Clinic

-Scratching Post Cat Hospital

👀Best View of Dayton

-Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum

-Dayton Masonic Center

-The Dayton Club

-Dayton Art Institute

-Brethren Tower at Carillon Park

👰Best Wedding Venue

-Dayton Masonic Center

-Canopy Creek Farm

-The Brightside

-The Steam Plant

-Carillon Park

-Dayton Art Institute

-Country Club of the North

-Ohio Barn

-Top of the Market

🍷Best Winery

-Brandeberry Winery

-The Winery at Versailles

-Caesar Creek Vineyards

-Valley Vineyards

-Old Mason Winery

🍗Best Wings

-Bunkers Sports Bar and Grill

-The Growler Pub & Grub

-Roosters

-Lock 27

-Archer's Tavern

-Frickers

-Hinders

-Old Dayton Style Dixie Fried Chicken

-Nick's Restaurant

😊Friendliest Restaurant/Bar Staff

-The Rootbeer Stande

-MJs on Jefferson

-Mack's Tavern

-Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill

-Greek Street Food Truck

-The Barrel House

-Rivertown Chili

-The Florentine

-Mr. Boro's

🏙️Most Charming Suburb

-Oakwood

-Miamisburg

-Yellow Springs

-Kettering

-Tipp City

-Centerville

-Fairborn

-Springboro

-Germantown

-Troy

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