When will winners be announced for Best of Dayton?

More than 1 million votes were cast in this year’s Best of Dayton contest.

Now that the polls are officially closed, here’s a recap of the latest Dayton.com Best of Dayton contest and what to expect next.


This Best of Dayton contest had the most categories to date. Last fall, we asked the public to submit their ideas for new categories. We selected some of our favorites from your suggestions to add more than 30 new categories this year, including Best Chicken Sandwich, Best Restaurant in the Oregon District and Best Restaurant in Yellow Springs.


Thank you to those in the community who submitted more than 128,000 nominations last November and December. Your top nominations shaped our final ballot.


Voting launched on Jan. 7 and wrapped up on Feb. 7. We received more than 1 million votes, which is a Best of Dayton voting record.


Mark your calendars for Feb. 24, 2020. We will reveal all of the winners, in addition to second place and third place in each category.

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