Can you eat your way through Dayton’s ‘Burger Bermuda Triangle’?

Now here is a vortex to another dimension burger lovers would love to be trapped in.  

Some of Dayton’s best burger joints are within a few short miles of each other. 

We are calling it Dayton’s Burger Bermuda Triangle (just use your imagination, kids). 🍔 

You can find four mouthwatering hamburgers that won’t break the bank but will send you to another plane of consciousness.

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You might bust a gut, but it is technically possible to eat at all four places in the same day. 

Here are the stops:


2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton

937-252-2249 | | Facebook 

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WHY IT WILL SUCK YOU IN: 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. Banana peppers and horseradish, anyone?

Menu includes: Cheeseburger, $6.99; Hamburger, $6.79; Tankburger (half-pounder), $7.49

836 Watervliet Ave., Dayton

(937) 258-1222 | www.slyderstavern.comFacebook

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

WHY IT WILL SUCK YOU IN : Winner of our 2016 Best of Dayton poll, the burger made with meat from Dot’s Market is packed with flavor and is the pride of Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood.

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It was a favorite of Dayton Daily News’ Leadbelly Boys (remember them?).

Menu includes: Hamburger with chips, $6.05 (7 oz.) and $6.75 (10 oz.); Cheeseburger with chips, $6.45 (7 oz.) and $7.15 (10 oz.).

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703 Watervliet Ave., Dayton 

(937) 252-5125 | | Facebook

WHY IT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Angie’s burgers gives Slyder’s a run for its money with its list of handcrafted burgers. 

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They range from the spicy 5-Alarm Burger to the Stuff Burger. The latter is the restaurant’s version of the cheese-stuffed Juicy Lucy, a favorite in Minneapolis. 

Menu includes: a regular burger and chips, $7.99; 5-Alarm Burger and chips, $8.99; Stuff Burger, $8.99; The Black and Blue, $8.99 and The Bad Lieutenant (burger smothered in cheddar cheese and BBQ sauce and topped with onion straws, $8.99.


A bacon cheese burger at Carmichael's Pub.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson

3011 Wayne Ave, Dayton

(937) 258-6058 | Facebook

WHY IT WILL SUCK YOU IN: Burgers are taken very, very seriously at Carmichael’s, as we saw during our recent tour of the restaurant’s kitchen with owner Chris Carmichael. 

The inventive burgers are made with Dot’s Market meat and are handmade, as are most of the restaurant’s spreads and sauces. 

Menu includes: the Pimento Cheeseburger, the Pesto Burger, The Southwest Burger, the Juicy Lucy and the Mushroom Burger. The daily burger and French fries are $7. Burgers are generally $5 to $6 each.