BEST OF DAYTON: Where to find the best BBQ in town

It’s National Barbecue Day!

If you’re craving pulled pork, beef brisket or ribs, you don’t have to visit Texas or the South to enjoy top quality barbecue.

From food trucks, to casual restaurants, Dayton has tons of restaurants serving up barbecue, and each with its own unique twist.

>> Barbecue spots in Dayton you must try

But which one is the best? The people of Dayton voted for their favorites in’s Best of 2018 contest, and here are the top three picks for Best Barbecue.

>> BEST OF DAYTON: Complete list of winners

WINNER: City Barbeque

City Barbeque is the reigning Best of Dayton winner for Best Barbecue, and for good reason. This restaurant serves up some nationally-recognized barbecue from pulled pork, to beef brisket and some tasty made-from-scratch sides. The beef brisket is not to be missed. City Barbeque offers dine-in, carryout and catering services and is a family friendly, affordable destination known for giving back to non-profits. Dayton has two local locations in Beavercreek and Centerville. View the menu here.

Want to go?

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

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

SECOND PLACE: Hickory River Smokehouse

This casual family destination located just off Interstate 75 serves up award-winning Texas barbecue and hearty sides. Serves lunch and dinner and offers drive-through service.

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Want to go?

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


Dayton isn’t alone in its love for Company 7 BBQ. The restaurant has been named one of the “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America" for the eighth consecutive year by the industry trade publication National Barbecue News. And it was the only restaurant in Ohio to make the list. In fact, Company 7 BBQ was one of only 28 restaurants in the country to make the magazine’s “Best of the Best” list.

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Want to go?

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

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