Drool-worthy burgers on the menu for Dayton Burger Week

The menus for Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s “Burger Week” make for some tough all-beef patty choices.

The promotion, which kicked off Sunday, June 21 at 19 local restaurants, runs through Sunday, June 28.

>> Local ‘Burger Week’ promotion continues all week at 19 Dayton-area restaurants

Here's a look at what's on the menu:


1400 Valley St., Dayton 

937-228-2511 or www.theamberrose.com 

Southwest Turkey Burger ($12) 

Bowman Landes best ground turkey with onions, peppers, Pico de Gallo, Queso cheese, spring mix and southwest aioli on a bakery fresh bun and served with pub fries.

Jalapeno Bacon BBQ Burger ($12) 

Fresh Angus beef, jalapeno bacon topped with white cheddar cheese, house-made BBQ sauce and crispy onion rings on a bakery fresh bun and served with pub fries.

Cheddar Jack Cheeseburger ($12) 

Angus beef burger topped with cheddar jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Served with pub fries.

Appetizer Special — Poutine ($10) 

Pub fries and cheese curds topped with house-made gravy, plenty to share.

Budweiser and Bud Light, $1.50 each.

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8880 Meeker Road, Dayton 

937-890-3261 or www.buckhorndaytontavern.com 

The Buck Buster Burger ($11) 

Half-pound ground beef, lettuce, Kentucky Bourbon BBQ sauce, smoked Gouda and mozzarella cheeses, sautéed mushrooms, crisp smoky bacon, tangled house-made onion rings with crisp pickles, bun topper.

Bucket of four Budweiser or Bud Light aluminum 16 ounces for $10


19 N. Main St., Miamisburg 

937-859-7677 or www.bullwinklestophatbistro.com 

Viking Burger ($11.99) 

1/2 lb. Beef burger, bacon, caramelized onions, pimento cheese, grilled sourdough

Bab Burger ($11.99) 

50/50 Sausage blend, white cheddar, sweet chili mayo, brioche bun


893 East National Road, Vandalia 

937-890-8899 or www.bunkersbarandgrill.com 

Smoked Gouda Bacon Burger 

Chargrilled Angus beef topped with Applewood Smoked Bacon and smoked Gouda cheese (choice of toppings: lettuce, onion, tomato, pickle, mayo) served with chips and a pickle.

$2.85 for 22 ounce Bud and Bud Light draft


1106 Brown St., Dayton 

937-985-9917 or www.buttercafedayton.com 

Avocado Bacon Burger

Avocado, Landes bacon, house butter sauce

The Goat

Sautéed onion and goat cheese

Jalapeno Burger

Pepper jack and jalapeno mayo

Donut Burger

Glazed donut, Swiss cheese, red onion, house butter sauce

Vegan Burger

Impossible Beef, vegan cheddar, sauté onions and mushroom with vegan mayo

All burgers can be made with gluten-free bread. Comes with our house potatoes or kettle chips.

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7880 Washington Village Dr., Dayton 

937-439-9200 or www.chappysocialhouse.com 

Piggy Back Burger ($11.99) 

Burger patty topped bacon, slow smoked pulled pork, house made coleslaw, drizzled with white BBQ and house BBQ sauce


250 Warren St., Dayton 

937-228-2626 or https://228coco.com 

Menu TBD


1818 Brown St., Dayton 

937-222-7666 or https://timothys-bar-grill.myshopify.com 

2 Custom blended beef sliders, kettle chips, and chocolate chip cookie ($9)

Classic Sliders - American Cheese, Pickle, Red Onion

BBQ Bacon Ranch Sliders - American Cheese, Bacon, BBQ Sauce, Ranch


5531 Far Hills Ave., Centerville 

937-434-4750 or www.meadowlarkrestaurant.com 

Wiley’s Turkey Burger with Avocado Slaw - lunch burger ($12.95) 

"I have been bragging about my turkey burger to the whole world. I think it’s the best, juiciest, most tender turkey burger ever made. Now it is time to put my money where my mouth is. Superior-quality Bowman Landis ground turkey makes a great burger, here moistened with white wine, seasoned with a little toasted chile powder and topped with an avocado slaw that is as much avocado as it is slaw, if not more so. Whether it’s the best turkey burger ever is up to you. Served on a soft DLM golden hamburger bun with your choice of vinaigrette-dressed greens, fries, or for a dollar more, make it garlic frites"

Cowboy Burger - lunch burger ($14.95) 

"Was it folks walking in with bandanas on their faces that made us think of cowboys? A 6 oz. local bison patty is crusted on the griddle with a tangle of fried onions, a swipe of bourbon BBQ sauce, and a coating of melted gouda cheese studded with pickled jalapenos. Yeehaw! Served on a soft DLM golden hamburger bun with your choice of vinaigrette-dressed greens, fries, or for a dollar more, make it garlic frites."

Route 66 Diner Burger - dinner burger ($14.95) 

"Let’s go back in time, before fast food chains covered the country. Lay an old-school jumbo sesame seed bun on the flat top. Take a freshly-ground beef patty and season it with good old salt and pepper, then give it a swath of ballpark mustard. When that mustard hits the grill and cooks into the meat, it forms a crust. When the burger’s nearly done, drape it in American cheese, let it get melty, then transfer to the warm bun and top with thin dill pickle slices and iceberg lettuce. Take a bite and fly away in your own personal time machine. Served with your choice of vinaigrette-dressed greens, fries, or for a dollar more, make it garlic frites."


495 N. Main St., Springboro 

937-806-3105 or www.mrborostavern.com 

Bourbon Street Burger ($11) 

Quarter Pound Black Angus Burger with Bourbon Glazed Bacon, Provolone Cheese, House Pineapple Cole Slaw drizzled with Bourbon sauce on a Brioche Bun. Served with Parmesan Kettle Chips

Mr B's Signature House Burger ($11) 

Quarter Pound Black Angus Burger with our House Avocado Goat Cheese Spread, Tomato, Peppered Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese on a Brioche Bun! Served with Parmesan Kettle Chips

Budweiser & Bud Light Aluminum bottles 4 for $10


1443 N. Detroit St, .Xenia 

937-372-3202 or https://gotonicks.com 

Horseradish BBQ Burger 

House-made Horseradish BBQ Sauce, pickled red onion, and pepper jack cheese.

Apple Slaw Burger 

House made fresh apple slaw, smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, and a sweet chili sauce.


6024 Rip Rap Rd., Huber Heights

937-236-4329 or www.ripraproadhouse.com

Bistro Burger and Firehouse Burger ($11) 

Quarts of Budweiser and Bud Light for $5


4439 E Franklin St., Bellbrook 

937-848-7676 or www.romersbar.com 

Black & Bleu Burger ($9.99) 

Blackened Seasoning and Bleu Cheese Crumbles on a toasted brioche bun

Mushroom Swiss Burger ($9.99) 

Sautéed Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese on a toasted brioche bun

Juicy Lucy ($9.99) 

Stuffed with diced Pepperoni, Jalapenos and Mozzarella Cheese on a toasted brioche bun

Cowboy Burger ($10.99) 

Onion Straws, Bacon, BBQ and Cheddar Cheese on a toasted brioche bun

All American Burger ($9.99) 

Bacon and American Cheese on a toasted brioche bun

Patty Melt ($9.99) 

Sautéed Mushrooms, Sautéed Onions and Swiss Cheese on a toasted brioche bun

Steak House Burger ($10.99) 

Sautéed Mushrooms, Onion Straws, Provolone Cheese and A1 Steak Sauce on brioche

BBQ Burger ($9.99) 

Dry Rub Seasoning, BBQ, Pickles, Cole Slaw and topped with Potato Chips on brioche

Hipster Burger ($10.99) 

Fried Egg, Avocado, Spring Mix Lettuce and Feta Cheese on brioche


400 E. Fifth St., Dayton 

937-203-3999 or www.salarrestaurant.com 

The Double Truffle ($23) 

Tartufo cheese and a summer Italian black truffle mayo, arugula, and caramelized onions on a brioche bun, served with sweet potato fries & a mixed green salad.

Salar Burger ($19) 

Fresh Mozzarella, slow roasted tomatoes, crispy bacon and a basil and caper mayo on a brioche bun, served with sweet potato fries and a mixed green salad.

Bud Light 16 oz., $2


250 West Main St., Enon 

937-864-5011 or www.thedockenon.com 

Mango Salsa Cheeseburger 

With Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Onion and Tomato served with your choice of fries or house made coleslaw

Beefy Bacon BBQ Burger 

Black and Blue Burger

Budweiser or Bud Light 16 oz. Aluminum bottles $2


21 W. Market St., Germantown 

937-855-7759 or www.theflorentinerestaurant.com 

The Florentine’s mushroom Merlot ($8) 

Our signature beef blend topped with our unique mushroom and Merlot reduction and Swiss cheese

$1 draft Bud Light (10 oz.) with burger special


3725 Presidential Dr., Beavercreek 

937-369-0058 or www.wanderinggriffin.com 

The Griffin ($10) 

Sweet and Savory, Certified Angus Beef, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Onion, and tomato, fried onion rings, served with fries


515 Wayne Ave., Dayton 

937-496-5268 or www.wheatpennydayton.com 

The Mexican Street Corn Burger

"First of the season sweet corn is arriving, and here is a burger that celebrates it! Roasted corn is tossed with grilled peppers and onions, cilantro and mayo, then we pile it on a charred beef patty and garnish with queso fresco, sliced tomato, lettuce and crushed tortilla chips for crunch. Made to go with an ice cold Budweiser!"


For more information on the promotion and participating restaurants, visit, dineoutdayton.com/project/burger-week.

>> MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Another Dayton Burger Week promotion coming later this summer 

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com.

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