BEST OF DAYTON: Where to find the most sinfully delicious burger in town

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

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🥇WINNER: Slyder’s Tavern

This isn’t the first time Slyder’s has 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 — Dayton “best burger” lists. This burger has won best of Dayton since 2016.

The juicy burger is made with meat from Dot’s Market is packed with flavor.

ORDERING OPTIONS: Hamburger with chips, $6.05 (7 oz.) and $6.75 (10 oz.); Cheeseburger with chips, $6.45 (7 oz.) and $7.15 (10 oz.). You can also make it a bacon cheeseburger or a mushroom swiss burger. You can order any burger in the girlie size (5 oz.) and save 50 cents.

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🏆 PAST BEST OF DAYTON WINS: 2018, 2017, 2016 Best Burger winner and 2015 Best Burger runner-up


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



🥈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


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