It’s sweet. It’s frothy. And it pairs perfectly with ice cream.
Grab a straw and a spoon and head to one of these four places around Dayton to raise your frosted mug and toast with a root beer float.
The Root Beer Stande
1727 Woodman Ave., Dayton | 937-640-1114 | rootbeerstande.com or Facebook
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Their house root beer is the perfect thirst quencher for a hot summer day. People love it so much that you can buy it in half-gallon or full gallon sizes. Seriously – what are you waiting for? The food's delicious, too – they've got great hot dogs and burgers – so you can make a pretty cheap and tasty lunch out of it.
Voltzy’s Root Beer Stand
4668 Springboro Pike, Moraine | 937-299-1440| Facebook
You know it must be good when customer support drove this business from modest beginnings, a trailer in a parking lot, to a full-fledged root beer stand. Anyways, nothing goes better with a root beer float than a delicious, one of a kind, made-to-order burger. Their hot dogs aren't too bad either. At Voltzy's you get the full experience, with draft Frostop root beer served over ice cream in a chilled mug. Who knows, you might even get to make friends with outspoken owner Rick Voltzy.
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1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton| (937) 299-2277| daytonhistory.org/culps-cafe or Facebook page
Nestled in Carillon Historical Park, Culp's Café has been offering customers a taste of Dayton history for decades. Root Beer only skims the surface of Culp's menu. Trust us, you will make you want to sample an appetizer, entrée AND dessert before leaving. Be sure to try the Inventor's Ice Cream Sundae, featuring 2 scoops of ice cream & 1 topping, whipped cream, chopped nuts and a cherry. But while Culp's is a destination for frozen and delicious treats, you'll find a full menu of burgers, salads and wraps to choose from. Hours: Mon-Sun, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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B-K Root Beer
2780 Stone Circle Drive, Troy | 937-335-8000 | Facebook
Root beer is in the name, but that’s not all you’ll find at this seasonal diner that has been family owned and operated for more than 60 years. Step back in time at this 1950s-style drive-in carhop easily accessible from I-75 Exit 69 in Troy. B-K is a perfect destination for a casual date night, an affordable family dinner or a sweet treat with friends. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, pork tenderloin sandwiches, onion rings, fries and homemade chili. Sweet treats include milkshakes, malts, sundaes, ice cream cones and of course floats. Root beer floats range from small ($1.85) up to bull ($4.75). Dine there indoors or outdoors or place an order for carryout. Heck, you can even buy root beer by the gallon ($5.29).
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