Some of our favorite local restaurants with drive-thru service

In honor of National Drive-Thru Day, here are some great Dayton local restaurants that also offer drive-up service

There are drive-thru restaurants on just about every corner when you’re looking to grab a quick meal to go.

But you don’t have to limit yourselves to national fast-food chains for a delicious meal in a hurry.

In honor of National Drive-Thru Day today, July 24, here are a few places with drive-thru (or drive-up) service around Dayton you may not know about.

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1. VICTOR’S TACO SHOP

Victor’s menu features a variety of Mexican specialties, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taquitos and tostadas, as well as omelets and breakfast burritos. Taco meat and burrito choices include Carne Asada (sliced beef), Carnitas (pork), Adobada (marinated pork), breaded fish, shrimp and grilled chicken.

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Victor’s first three locations, in Dayton, Xenia and Fairborn, opened in former Rally’s restaurants, all of which had been vacant for several years. Those locations are drive-thru and walk-up service only, with no seating. The Huber Heights Victor’s offers counter service, seating for about 35, but has no drive-thru. Springfield’s location is unique, as its the first Victor’s in the region with a drive-thru option, as well as a sit-in dining area.

Don’t forget the red and green sauces!

Want to go?

• Huber Heights: 6418 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights

• Dayton: 1438 N. Keowee St., Dayton

• Xenia: 483 W. Main St., Xenia

• Fairborn: 1002 N. Broad St., Fairborn

• Springfield: 1929 E. Main St., Springfield

2. LA FIESTA EXPRESS

There's another destination for Mexican food on the go. La Fiesta restaurant in Troy — famous for its affordable eats, giant margaritas and rooftop patio —has a second location just across the street that offers some of its best dishes for counter service (with casual indoor and outdoor seating) and through its drive-thru window.

Menu items include burritos and bowls, tortas, quesadillas, tacos, nachos and salad with a choice of meats and toppings, as well as chips with salsa and queso.

Want to go?

What: La Fiesta Express

Where: 1133 W. Main St., Troy

More info: Website

3. HICKORY RIVER SMOKEHOUSE

This barbecue has been a repeat winner at the Ohio State Fair, and it’s available by drive-thru when you’re in a hurry.

Hickory River Smokehouse in Tipp City serves up Texas-style BBQ in the form of sandwiches, dinner plates or ribs with tasty sides.

Hickory River was a finalist for best barbecue in Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 contest and has repeatedly been honored at the Ohio State Fair.

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Want to go?

What: Hickory River Smokehouse

Where: 135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City

More info: Website

4. Root beer stands

Credit: Contributed by Brian Johnson, marketing consultant and co-owner of Bad Dog Nice Taco

Credit: Contributed by Brian Johnson, marketing consultant and co-owner of Bad Dog Nice Taco

Root beer stands are a sure sign of summer. While you may not technically be able to drive through, you can walk-up or drive-up to place your order to stay or to go. The Rootbeer Stande in Dayton specializes in footlong dogs, crinkle cut fries, burgers and house rootbeer. B-K Root Beer in Troy offers a similar experience.

Want to go?

What: The Rootbeer Stande

Where: 1727 Woodman Drive, Dayton

More info: Website

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5. Brew & Brews Drive Thru and Pizza

This is not your average drive-thru to stock up on last-minute needs from beer, to milk and convenience items.

Brew and Brews in Miamisburg offers New York Style Pizza by the slice or pie, take-and-bake pizza, plus subs, calzones and salads, in addition to craft beer and cider, premium wines and coffee.

Want to go?

What: Brew & Brews Drive Thru

Where: 326 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg

More info: Website | Facebook

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