Here's why Slyder's burgers are so dang good. Archived video by Amelia Robinson

BEST OF DAYTON 2018: Sinfully delicious Slyder’s burgers named top in Dayton again

There is absolutely nothing like a thick, juicy burger loaded with your favorite toppings — all held together by ooey-gooey melted cheese. 

Dayton has some phenomenal burgers. But which is the best? We asked the people, and the people have spoken.

>> The ultimate guide to the best burgers in Dayton

Here are the top three burgers, as determined by the community in’s Best of 2018 contest.


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

🥇WINNER: Slyder’s Tavern

This isn’t the first time Slyder’s topped the list, and it likely won’t be the last. The 65-plus-year business in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood consistently appears on — and often tops — “best burger” lists. This burger has won best of Dayton since 2016. The burger made with meat from Dot’s Market is packed with flavor.

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>> Secrets behind Slyder's sinfully juicy burgers

🏆’s Best of 2017 Best Burger winner 


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

A cheeseburger and hand cut fries at Tank's. Photo: Tank's Facebook page.

🥈SECOND PLACE: Tank's Bar & Grill 

The half-pound Tankburger is just part of the story. Juicy, thick and grilled just right, Tank’s burgers can be served topped with nothing or a laundry list of items at no additional cost. 


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

🥉THIRD PLACE: Five Guys 

These burgers are fresh off the grill and built to order. These burgers are simple, fresh and delicious. And their fresh-cut fries are pretty spectacular as well.

  • 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 


🏆BEST OF DAYTON 2017: Best burgers

WINNER: Slyder’s Tavern

2nd Place: Five Guys

3rd Place: Watermark

🏆BEST OF DAYTON 2016: Best burgers

WINNER: Slyder’s Tavern

2nd Place: Slim’s Neighborhood Bar & Grille

3rd Place: Five Guys

🏆BEST OF DAYTON 2015: Best burgers

WINNER: Five Guys

2nd Place: Slyder’s Tavern

3rd Place: Red Robin