Best of Dayton 2017 Best Brunch

YOUR top three choices for brunch spots in Dayton

It’s not breakfast. It’s not lunch. It’s brunch— and Dayton knows how to do it right.

With so many mouthwatering options to choose from, it’s hard to pick favorites. That’s why we asked you to do the dirty work for us, and you obliged. 

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Whether because of an over-easy egg cooked to perfection and running over a fresh English muffin, or a Bloody Mary that’s best served at 11 a.m., these are the restaurants Dayton can’t stop brunching at. 

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In order, these are your favorites and the winners of the 2017 Best of Dayton Best Brunches.

Dublin Pub

300 Wayne Ave., Dayton

We admit, we might’ve looked over Dublin Pub’s brunch potential. Thankfully our readers were quick to point out the bliss that is the beloved Pub fries making a perfect brunch choice. Of course, paired with a Guinness makes everything better.

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The Pub is so serious about pleasing their brunch crowd, that they have a “Dublin Pub Sunday Carvery and Brunch” buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the buffet features farm fresh scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, biscuits, house made sausage gravy, made to order omelettes, carving station with assorted entrees, salads, side items and desserts

Photo: Jim Ingram

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Lily’s Bistro 

329 E. 5th St., Dayton

Lily’s is as cute as brunch gets. Not only can their food do no wrong. The atmosphere in Lily’s is charming and warm. 

If we were to guess why Lily’s was Dayton’s second pick for the best brunch spots, it probably is because of items on their brunch menu like pork belly Benedict and vegan coconut milk porridge. Lily’s updates their menu daily to always have fresh seasonal items, as well as to locally source as many of their ingredients as possible.

The raw kale salad with the potato soup. We checkout weekday brunch at Lily's Bistro in the Oregon District. Photo by Amelia Robinson.

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5531 Far Hills Ave., Dayton

One thing is for certain: Meadowlark takes no shortcuts. 

Photo: Meadowlark Facebook

Items like their newest addition, the salmon burger, spiked with fresh ginger and soy sauce and “seared to a crusty exterior and a moist interior” is an example of Meadowlark’s attention to fine food detail. They then dress it with a toasted kaiser roll slathered with spicy mayo and pile it with a radishy, sesame-lime slaw. Brunch is served.

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