Seared Tuna appetizer, with white wine at jay's Seafood, 225 E. Sixth St. Photo by Jim Witmer Jim Witmer/Dayton Daily News
Photo: Jim Witmer/Dayton Daily News
Photo: Jim Witmer/Dayton Daily News

Best of Dayton 2018 winners: Food & Dining

Everybody has to eat, right?

And everybody has their favorites when it comes to burgers, pizza, tacos, sushi, wings, fries and more.

These are some of the best places to eat and the best things to eat around Dayton, as voted by the community during Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 contest.

May you discover a new favorite eat in 2019!

Here are the Food & Dining winners from Best of Dayton 2018:

Best Appetizer

WINNER: Thai 9 Crab Rangoon 

11 Brown St., Dayton | 937-222-3227 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Wheat Penny Oven & Bar Eggplant Fries

515 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-496-5268 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Jimmie's Ladder 11 Blind Dates

936 Brown St., Dayton | 937-424-1784 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Asian Food

WINNER: Ozu852

852 Union Blvd., Clayton | 937-832-3000 | Website | Facebook

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Asian Food winner

SECOND PLACE: Thai 9

11 Brown St., Dayton | 937-222-3227 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: China Cottage

6290 Far Hills Ave., Centerville | 937-434-2622

3718 Wilmington Pike, Kettering | 937-294-4724

1983 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood | 937-854-8033

784 N. Main St., Springboro | 937-748-8866

Website 

Best Bakery 

Decorated cakes from ele' Cake Co. (cq) were enjoyed at the Taste of Greene County held at Wright State University's Nutter Center Sunday April 10. Twenty vendors served up a variety of foods that included cakes, barbeque and pizza. The public was able to vote on their favorite appetizer, sandwich, dessert and more.
Photo: Lisa Powell

WINNER: ele Cake Co.

810 East Dixie Drive, West Carrollton

1279 North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek 

3680 Rigby Road at Austin Landing, Miamisburg 

937-384-2253 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Dorothy Lane Market

2710 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-299-3561

6177 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp. | 937-434-1294

740 N. Main St., Springboro | 937-748-6800

WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Ashley's Pastry Shop 

21 Park Ave., Dayton | 937-293-1719 | WebsiteFacebook

Best BBQ

After searching all over America, Restaurant Hospitality magazine recently named City Barbeque's "More Cowbell" one of the best sandwiches in the country. (Source: citybbq.com)

WINNER: City Barbeque 

2330 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-320-0000 | 

WebsiteFacebook

5 E. Franklin St., Centerville | 937-312-1350 | 

WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Hickory River Smokehouse 

135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City | 937-669-2271 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Company 7 BBQ 

1001 S. Main St., Englewood | 937-836-2777 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Bowl of Soup

WINNER: Dublin Pub World Famous Potato Soup 

300 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-224-7822 Website Facebook 

SECOND PLACE:  Linh's Bistro Pho 

5532 Airway Road, Riverside | 937 252-1857 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: El Meson Chicken Tortilla Soup 

903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton | 937-859-8229 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Breakfast

WINNER: Tank’s Bar & Grill 

2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-252-2249 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Golden Nugget 

2932 S. Dixie Drive, Kettering | 937-298-0138 | Facebook

THIRD PLACE: Blueberry Cafe 

72 Bellbrook Plaza, Bellbrook | 937-848-5900 | Facebook

Best Brunch 

WINNER: First Watch 

4105 W. Town & Country Road, Kettering | 937-643-4077

5245 Cornerstone North Blvd., Centerville | 937-732-9013

2614-A Colonel Glen Highway, Fairborn | 937-431-9150

2824 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Miami Twp. | 937-435-3127

WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Dublin Pub

300 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-224-7822 Website Facebook 

THIRD PLACE: Another Broken Egg Cafe 

3450 Rigby Road, Austin Landing, Miamisburg | 937-866-4510 | WebsiteFacebook

New location coming soon to Beavercreek

Best Burger 

Slyder's Swiss bacon cheeseburger with fries. (Photo by Amelia Robinson)
Photo: Amelia Robinson

WINNER: Slyder's Tavern 

836 Watervliet Ave., Dayton | 937-258-1222 | WebsiteFacebook

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Burger winner

SECOND PLACE: Tank's Bar & Grill 

2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-252-2249 | FacebookWebsite

THIRD PLACE: Five Guys 

1143 Brown St., Dayton | (937) 222-2325

3286 Pentagon Park Blvd., Beavercreek | 937-427-6590

1057 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville | 937-428-4897

10635 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg | 937-865-9199

FacebookWebsite

Best Cheap Eats 

WINNER: Tank's Bar & Grill 

2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-252-2249 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Hamburger Wagon 

12 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg | 937-847-2442 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Taqueria Mixteca

1609 E. 3rd St., Dayton | 937-258-2654 | FacebookWebsite

2190 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood | 937-529-7535 | FacebookWebsite

Best Chili 

WINNER: Tank’s Bar & Grill 

2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-252-2249 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Skyline Chili 

Multiple Dayton-area locationsWebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Wendy's 

Multiple Dayton-area locationsWebsiteFacebook

HONORABLE MENTION: Rivertown Chili

105 S. 2nd St., Miamisburg | 937-247-9481 | WebsiteFacebook

This newly opened destination for chili came in just a couple votes behind the popular Wendy’s. This is one to watch and one to try.

Best Chips 

Luke Mapp is the great grandson of Mike-sell's founder Daniel W. Mikesell.
Photo: Amelia Robinson/Seen and Overheard

WINNER: Mikesell's Potato Chip Co.

333 Leo St., Dayton | 937-228-9400 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Fifth Street Brewpub 

1600 E. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-443-0919 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Blind Bob's 

430 E. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-938-6405 | WebsiteFacebook

The Pine Club is a Dayton dining treasure. You probably knew that. But did you know you can simply buy its meat? Yep. (Lisa Powell/Staff)
Photo: Lisa Powell

Best Classic Restaurant 

WINNER: The Pine Club 

1926 Brown St., Dayton | 937-228-7463 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: The Oakwood Club

2414 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-293-6973 | WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Buckhorn Tavern 

8800 Meeker Road, Dayton | 937-890-3261 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Coffeehouse 

The Lumberjack latte from Ghostlight Coffee in Dayton offers all the familiar flavors of fall without relying on pumpkin. Instead, cinnamon and maple flavors take the forefront in this comforting, cozy drink.
Photo: Allegra Czerwinski

WINNER: Ghostlight Coffee 

1201 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-985-2633 | FacebookWebsite

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Coffeehouse winner

SECOND PLACE: Boston Stoker 

34 W. Second St., Dayton | 937-223-1224

8321 N. Main St., Clayton | 937-890-2345

1293 S. Dorset Road, Troy | 937-552-7965

215 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-439-2400

WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Winans Chocolates + Coffees 

3510 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek | 937-320-9090 

2806 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Miami Twp. | 937-610-4555

45 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek | 937-912-5446

4425 Feedwire Road, Centerville | 937-310-1687

6735 Miller Lane, Vandalia | 937-890-0705

5839 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp. | 937-259-8299 

310 Spring St., Piqua | 937-381-0247

8090D Looney Road, Piqua | 937-606-2817

10 W. Main St., Troy | 937-335-9119

1201A Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-703-9071

WebsiteFacebook

Best Deli 

Dorothy Lane Market, with three Dayton-area locations, is celebrating 70 years. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Jessica Uttinger

WINNER: Dorothy Lane Market

2710 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-299-3561

6177 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp. | 937-434-1294

740 N. Main St., Springboro | 937-748-6800

WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: DiSalvo's Deli 

1383 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-298-5053 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Flyboy's Deli 

2515 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-723–6135 | FacebookWebsite

2729 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek | 937-306–8623 | FacebookWebsite

Best Diner 

The Mel-O-Dee Restaurant. Bill Lackey/Staff
Photo: Bill Lackey

WINNER: Mel-O-Dee Restaurant 

2350 S. Dayton-Lakeview Road, New Carlisle | 937-849-1378 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Hasty Tasty Pancake House 

3509 Linden Ave., Dayton | 937-254-8431 | Facebook

THIRD PLACE: George's Family Restaurant 

5216 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton | 937-275-0705 | FacebookWebsite

Best Donuts 

Bill's Donut Shop order ready in the box on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 in Centerville. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees/Ty Greenlees

WINNER: Bill's Donuts 

268 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-0002 | FacebookWebsite

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Donuts winner

SECOND PLACE: Jim's Donuts 

122 E. National Rd., Vandalia | 937-898-4222 | Facebook

THIRD PLACE: Stan the Donut Man 

1441 Wilmington Ave., Dayton | 937-293-1080 | Facebook

Best Fine Dining 

WINNER: The Pine Club 

1926 Brown St., Dayton | 937-228-7463 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: The Oakwood Club 

2414 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-293-6973 | WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 

4432 Walnut St., The Greene, Beavercreek | 937-320-9548 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Food Truck 

More than 50 trucks participated in this year's Miami County Gourmet Food Truck Rally, including Zombie Dogz. One of their specialties is a pizza-inspired dog called the Blood Graffiti. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Tom Gilliam

WINNER: Zombie Dogz 

FacebookWebsite | Brick-and-mortar store: 1200 Brown St., Dayton | See Facebook  for food truck appearances

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Food Truck winner

SECOND PLACE: Greek Street Food Truck 

See Facebook for food truck appearances.

THIRD PLACE (TIE): McNasty's

See Facebook for food truck appearances

THIRD PLACE (TIE): The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton 

Website | See Facebook for food truck appearances

Best Food Truck Dish 

Zombie Dogz on Brown Street in Dayton.
Photo: Photo by Amelia Robinson

WINNER: Zombie Dogz Calling in Dead hot dog 

FacebookWebsite | Brick-and-mortar store: 1200 Brown St., Dayton | See Facebook  for food truck appearances

SECOND PLACE: Greek Street Lamb Gyros 

See Facebook for food truck appearances.

THIRD PLACE: McNasty's OMG Burger 

See Facebook for food truck appearances

Best French Fries 

Five Guys fresh-cut fries. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

WINNER: Five Guys

1143 Brown St., Dayton | (937) 222-2325

3286 Pentagon Park Blvd., Beavercreek | 937-427-6590

1057 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville | 937-428-4897

10635 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg | 937-865-9199

FacebookWebsite

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best French Fries winner

SECOND PLACE: Penn Station

Multiple area locationsWebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Dublin Pub 

300 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-224-7822 Website Facebook 

Best Grilled Cheese 

My Way Grilled Cheese from Tank's Bar and Grill. (Source: Tank's)

WINNER: Tank's Bar and Grill My Way Grilled Cheese

2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-252-2249 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Melt Bar and Grilled 

2733 Fairfield Commons, Unit C, Beavercreek | 937-912-1880 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Florentine Restaurant Ultimate Grilled Cheese 

21 W. Market St., Germantown | 937-855-7759 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Hidden Gem Restaurant 

The historic Florentine Restaurant in Germantown has reopened under new ownership. Photo from The Florentine Restaurant Facebook page
Photo: Staff Writer

WINNER: The Florentine

21 W. Market St., Germantown | 937-855-7759 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill 

67 S. Main St., Miamisburg | 937-866-4200 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Watermark Restaurant 

20 S. 1st St., Miamisburg | 937-802-0891 | FacebookWebsite

Best Ice Cream 

Young’s Jersey Dairy offers more than 50 flavors of creamy, delicious homemade ice cream. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Contributing Writer

WINNER: Young's Jersey Dairy 

6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs | 937-325-0629 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Graeter's 

2412 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood

2330 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek

2 N. Main St., Centerville

FacebookWebsite

THIRD PLACE: Ritter's Frozen Custard 

2531 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek | 937-320-0772

2226 Wilmington Pike, Kettering | 937-252-3355

WebsiteFacebook

Best Indian Food 

WINNER: Amar India

2751 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Miami Twp. | 937-439-9005 | FacebookWebsite

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Indian Food winner

SECOND PLACE: Jeet India 

2750 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-431-8881 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Ajanta India Restaurant 

3063 Woodman Drive, Kettering | 937-296-9200 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Italian Food 

Photo from Mamma DiSalvo's Facebook page

WINNER: Mamma DiSalvo's Risturante 

1375 E. Stroop Rd., Dayton | 937-299-5831 | FacebookWebsite

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Italian Food winner

SECOND PLACE: The Spaghetti Warehouse 

36 W. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-461-3913 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Franco's Ristorante 

824 E. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-222-0204 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Late-Night Eats 

WINNER: Tank's Bar and Grill 

2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-252-2249 | FacebookWebsite

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Late-Night Eats winner

SECOND PLACE: Waffle House 

Multiple Dayton-area locationsWebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Taco Bell 

Multiple Dayton-area locationsWebsiteFacebook

Best Local Chef 

Elizabeth Wiley. CONTRIBUTED
Photo: Staff Writer

WINNER: Elizabeth Wiley of Meadowlark 

SECOND PLACE: Art Chin of Greenfire Bistro 

THIRD PLACE: Jack Skilliter of Corner Kitchen 

Best Mac & Cheese

WINNER: Zombie Dogz 

FacebookWebsite | Brick-and-mortar store: 1200 Brown St., Dayton | See Facebook  for food truck appearances

SECOND PLACE: Corner Kitchen 

613 E. 5th St., Dayton | 937-719-0999 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Basil’s on Market 

312 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton | 937-818-4390 | WebsiteFacebook

18 N. Market St., Troy | 937-875-2068 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Mediterranean/Greek Dining 

Gyro Palace has opened its second location on Brown Street near University of Dayton. A Gyro Palace Gyro platter is pictured.
Photo: Photo by Amelia Robinson

WINNER: Gyro Palace 

57 S. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg | 937-436-2770 | WebsiteFacebook

1124 Brown St., Dayton | 937-813-4004 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Olive Mediterranean Grill 

44 W. 3rd St., Dayton | 937-221-8399 | FacebookWebsite 

THIRD PLACE: Pasha Grill 

72 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek | 937-429-9000 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Mexican Food 

Photo: File Photo

WINNER: Taqueria Mixteca

1609 E. 3rd St., Dayton | 937-258-2654 | FacebookWebsite

2190 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood | 937-529-7535 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: El Toro Bar & Grill 

Multiple Dayton-area locationsFacebookWebsite

THIRD PLACE: Elsa's 

Elsa’s On the Border, 1227 Wilmington Ave., Dayton | 937-938-7372

Elsa’s East Restaurant & Cantina, 3618 Linden Ave., Dayton | 937-252-9635

Elsa’s Kettering Sports Grill, 1216 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-294-9210

Elsa’s South Restaurant & Cantina, 6318 Far Hills Ave., Centerville | 937-439-3897

Elsa’s Corner Cantina, 6204A Wilmington Pike, Sugarcreek Twp. | 937-310-1373

FacebookWebsite

Best New Restaurant 

Deg’s Flame Grilled Chicken is gearing up to open May 18 at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. This photo shows its first location inside The Foundry at Liberty Center in Liberty Township. The restaurant features chicken dishes with a variety of sauces, and baked fries. File photo by NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

WINNER: Deg's Flame Grilled Chicken 

15 Greene Blvd., The Greene, Beavercreek | 937-429-0000 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Calypso Grill 

1535 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs | 937-767-9000 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: 416 Diner 

416 E. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-461-0416 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Onion Rings 

WINNER: Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen 

5341 Cornerstone North Blvd., Centerville | 937-439-4944 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: The Root Beer Stande 

1727 Woodman Drive, Dayton | 937-640-1114 | WebsiteFacebook

Open seasonally

THIRD PLACE: The Pine Club 

1926 Brown St., Dayton | 937-228-7463 | FacebookWebsite

Best Pizza Restaurant 

Marion’s Piazza will offer 52 percent off pizzas for customers with a coupon from July 9-13. FILE
Photo: Staff Writer

WINNER: Marion's Piazza 

South Piazza, 711 Shroyer Road | 937-293-6991

North Piazza, 3443 N. Dixie Drive | 937-277-6553

Dayton Mall Piazza, 8991 Kingsridge Drive | 937-435-3300

Town & Country Piazza, 50 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-296-1177

Centerville Piazza, 241 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-3993

Beavercreek Piazza, 1320 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-429-3393

Englewood Piazza, 404 W. National Road, Englewood | 937-832-0333

Troy Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-339-2000

WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Old Scratch Pizza

812 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton | 937-331-5357 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Dewey's Pizza 

131 Jasper St., Dayton | 937-223-0000

3600 Rigby Road, Austin Landing, Miamisburg | 937-859-7777

WebsiteFacebook

Best Place for a Business Lunch 

The Italian Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque at Coco’s Bistro, located at 250 Warren St. in Dayton. Submitted photo

WINNER: Coco's Bistro 

250 Warren St., Dayton | 937-228-2626 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Wheat Penny Oven and Bar

515 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-496-5268 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Flyboys Deli 

2515 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-723–6135 | FacebookWebsite

2729 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek | 937-306–8623 | FacebookWebsite

Best Place for Dessert 

Photo: Dorothy Lane Market Facebook

WINNER: Dorothy Lane Market

2710 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-299-3561

6177 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp. | 937-434-1294

740 N. Main St., Springboro | 937-748-6800

WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Cheesecake Factory 

56 Greene Blvd., The Greene, Beavercreek | 937-320-9901 | Website | Facebook

THIRD PLACE: Partial to Pie 

200 Shroyer Road, Dayton | 937-813-8851 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Restaurant to Take an Out-of-Towner 

WINNER: Marion's Piazza

South Piazza, 711 Shroyer Road | 937-293-6991

North Piazza, 3443 N. Dixie Drive | 937-277-6553

Dayton Mall Piazza, 8991 Kingsridge Drive | 937-435-3300

Town & Country Piazza, 50 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-296-1177

Centerville Piazza, 241 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-3993

Beavercreek Piazza, 1320 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-429-3393

Englewood Piazza, 404 W. National Road, Englewood | 937-832-0333

Troy Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-339-2000

WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: The Pine Club

1926 Brown St., Dayton | 937-228-7463 | FacebookWebsite

THIRD PLACE: El Meson 

903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton | 937-859-8229 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Sandwich 

“The Champ,” a sandwich served at Canal Street Arcade and Deli, located at 308 E. 1st St., Dayton. Photo by AMELIA ROBINSON/STAFF

WINNER: Canal Street Arcade and Deli’s The Champ 

308 E. 1st St., Dayton | 937-220-9333 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: The Wicked 'Wich’s Lady Marmalade 

Website | See Facebook for food truck appearances

THIRD PLACE: McNasty's Cuban 

See Facebook for food truck appearances

Best Seafood 

Seared Tuna appetizer, with white wine at jay's Seafood, 225 E. Sixth St. Photo by Jim Witmer
Photo: Jim Witmer/Dayton Daily News

WINNER: Jay's Seafood 

225 E. Sixth St., Dayton | 937-222-2892 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Sweeney's Seafood 

 28 W. Franklin St., Centerville | 937-291-3474 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Greenfire Bistro 

965 W. Main St., Tipp City | 937-667-6664 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Secret Menu Item 

We make zero promises you can get these items any time you ask, but these are the favorite little secrets you shared with us.

WINNER: Buffalo Mac and Cheese from Dublin Pub

300 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-224-7822 Website Facebook 

SECOND PLACE: Crispy Tacos at Taqueria Mixteca

1609 E. 3rd St., Dayton | 937-258-2654 | FacebookWebsite

2190 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood | 937-529-7535 | FacebookWebsite

THIRD PLACE: Bistro Burger at Coco’s Bistro 

250 Warren St., Dayton | 937-228-2626 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Square-Cut Pizza 

Marion’s Piazza captured “Best Pizza” in the 2016 Best of Dayton awards. Staff file photo by Lisa Powell
Photo: Staff Writer

WINNER: Marion's Piazza

South Piazza, 711 Shroyer Road | 937-293-6991

North Piazza, 3443 N. Dixie Drive | 937-277-6553

Dayton Mall Piazza, 8991 Kingsridge Drive | 937-435-3300

Town & Country Piazza, 50 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-296-1177

Centerville Piazza, 241 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-3993

Beavercreek Piazza, 1320 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-429-3393

Englewood Piazza, 404 W. National Road, Englewood | 937-832-0333

Troy Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-339-2000

WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Joe's Pizzeria

4313 Airway Road, Dayton | 937-253-8154 | WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Cassano's 

Multiple Dayton-area locationsWebsiteFacebook

Best Steak 

WINNER: The Pine Club

1926 Brown St., Dayton | 937-228-7463 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: The Oakwood Club

2414 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood | 937-293-6973 | WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: The Florentine 

21 W. Market St., Germantown | 937-855-7759 | WebsiteFacebook

A sampling of Ozu852's top-rated sushi. Photo via Facebook
Photo: Ozu852 Facebook

Best Sushi 

WINNER: Ozu852

852 Union Blvd., Clayton | 937-832-3000 | Website | Facebook

SECOND PLACE: Thai 9

11 Brown St., Dayton | 937-222-3227 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Shen's Szechuan & Sushi 

7580 Poe Ave., Butler Twp. | 937-898-3860 | WebsiteFacebook

Best Taco 

WINNER: Taqueria Mixteca

1609 E. 3rd St., Dayton | 937-258-2654 | FacebookWebsite

2190 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood | 937-529-7535 | FacebookWebsite

SECOND PLACE: Elsa's 

Elsa’s On the Border, 1227 Wilmington Ave., Dayton | 937-938-7372

Elsa’s East Restaurant & Cantina, 3618 Linden Ave., Dayton | 937-252-9635

Elsa’s Kettering Sports Grill, 1216 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-294-9210

Elsa’s South Restaurant & Cantina, 6318 Far Hills Ave., Centerville | 937-439-3897

Elsa’s Corner Cantina, 6204A Wilmington Pike, Sugarcreek Twp. | 937-310-1373

FacebookWebsite

THIRD PLACE: El Toro Bar & Grill 

Multiple Dayton-area locationsFacebookWebsite

Best Unusual Pizza 

Old Scratch Pizza offering 9 inch pizza.
Photo: Photo: Old Scratch Pizza

WINNER: Old Scratch's Angry Beekeeper

812 S Patterson Blvd, Dayton | (937) 331-5357 | FacebookWebsite

🏆Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Best Pizza winner

SECOND PLACE: Marion's Piazza's Ham and Sauerkraut

South Piazza, 711 Shroyer Road | 937-293-6991

North Piazza, 3443 N. Dixie Drive | 937-277-6553

Dayton Mall Piazza, 8991 Kingsridge Drive | 937-435-3300

Town & Country Piazza, 50 E. Stroop Road, Kettering | 937-296-1177

Centerville Piazza, 241 N. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-3993

Beavercreek Piazza, 1320 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek | 937-429-3393

Englewood Piazza, 404 W. National Road, Englewood | 937-832-0333

Troy Piazza, 1270 Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-339-2000

WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Wheat Penny's Mr. White 

515 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-496-5268 | WebsiteFacebook

Wheat Penny will host a fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 19 for victims of recent wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties. Photo from Wheat Penny Facebook page
Photo: Staff Writer

Best Vegan Dining 

WINNER: Wheat Penny

515 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-496-5268 | WebsiteFacebook

SECOND PLACE: Christopher's Restaurant

2318 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering | 937-299-0089 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Lucky's Taproom & Eatery 

520 E. Fifth St., Dayton | 937-222-6800 | FacebookWebsite

Best Wings 

WINNER: Roosters 

5571 Merily Way, Huber Heights | 937-236-9464

3501 N. Main St., Dayton | 937-277-0114

103 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg | 937-433-4630

257 W. Central Ave., Springboro | 937-748-3017

400 W. Main St., Xenia | 937-376-4444

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SECOND PLACE: Lock 27 Brewing

329 E. First St., Dayton | 937-433-2739

1035 S. Main St., Centerville | 937-433-2739

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THIRD PLACE: Fricker's 

Fricker's Dayton (Woodman Drive), 1818 Woodman Drive, Dayton | 937-252-9007

Fricker's Dayton (Miller Lane), 6834 Miller Lane, Dayton | 937-890-0020

Fricker's Huber Heights, 6280 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights | 937-233-9464

Fricker’s Troy, 1187 Experiment Farm Road, Troy | 937-335-2900

Fricker’s Centerville, 1383 Miamisburg-Centerville Road | 937-434-1000

Fricker’s Vandalia, 22 Foley Drive | 937-454-9464

Fricker’s Miamisburg, 251 N. Springboro Pike | 937-866-9464

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Friendliest Restaurant/Bar Staff 

WINNER: The Rootbeer Stande 

1727 Woodman Drive, Dayton | 937-640-1114 | WebsiteFacebook

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SECOND PLACE: Florentine Restaurant 

21 W. Market St., Germantown | 937-855-7759 | WebsiteFacebook

THIRD PLACE: Bennett's Publical Family Sports Grill

67 S. Main St., Miamisburg | 937-866-4200 | WebsiteFacebook

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