BEST OF DAYTON:The tastiest bowls of chili in town for National Chili Day

It’s National Chili Day!

What better way to celebrate than with a bowl of one of Dayton’s best cups of warm and hearty deliciousness?

These are the top three winners in Best of Dayton 2019-20 for Best Chili, as voted by the community in’s annual people’s choice contest.

🥇WINNER: Tank's Bar & Grill 

The thought of a bowl of “Road Kill” Chili might sound unappetizing. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. This chili is packed with meat, meat and more meat in thick sauce and can be smothered in cheese and onion.

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

🥈SECOND PLACE: Skyline Chili 

Skyline's signature cinnamony chili sauce is a regional favorite. It is still made with the original secret family recipe passed down through generations of the Lambrinides family. Combine it with  spaghetti, cheese and onions and its even better.

Multiple Dayton-area locationsWebsiteFacebook

🥉THIRD PLACE: Nick’s Restaurant

This long-time roadside sports bar is a quaint, cool place with amazing chili cooked from scratch the same way Nick Malavazos did when he opened it in 1949.

1443 N. Detroit St., Xenia | (937) 372-3202 | WebsiteFacebook

About the Author