1. Pine Club
Why it rates: Pine Club boasts a national reputation as one of the best steak houses in the country. USA Today names it “One of the USA’s best steakhouses.” The New York Times called it “one of the world’s 10 greatest old dining establishments.” The menu offers over 20 different entrees and diverse options for sides.
WHERE: 1926 Brown St, Dayton
HOURS: 4:30-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday
INFO: (937) 228-5371 | thepineclub.com | Facebook
Why it rates: The Oakwood Club is known for steaks, prime rib and wide variety of menu options. Popular appetizers include the beef carpaccio: thinly sliced beef tenderloin, garnished with red onions capers, parmesan cheese complemented extra virgin olive oil and toasted focaccia bread. Favorite entrees include the New York strip, available in three different sizes, 13 oz regular cut, 10 oz and 80z (smaller sizes). Staff members are friendly and do the best they can to accommodate customer’s meal preferences.
WHERE: 2414 Far Hills Ave., Dayton
HOURS: 4 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sundays
INFO: (937) 293-6973 | theoakwoodclub.com | Facebook
3. Paragon Supper Club
Why it rates: They’re known for their hand cut filets and strip steaks served daily and for delicious fresh fish. Also enjoy their regularly hand-prepared dressings, sauces, soups and desserts.
WHERE: 797 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington
HOURS: 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 4:45-11 p.m. Saturday
INFO: (937) 433-1234 | theparagonsupperclub.com | Facebook
Why it rates: It’s a familiar name across the country. Its USDA Prime-beef is offered both wet- and dry-aged and broiled at 1,600 degrees or iron-crusted. Entrées feature seafood, and 8 different steak options anywhere between an 8-32-oz. cut.
WHERE: The Greene, 4432 Walnut St., Dayton
HOURS: 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday
INFO: (937) 320-9548 | flemingssteakhouse.com | Facebook
Why it rates: Meat lovers salivate, but Carvers is more than steak. They’ve won the Wine Spectator’s ‘Award of Excellence’ for the past 5 years. Customers also voted their steak the best in the Dayton area from 2011-2013. Fans enjoy the extensive wine list along with seafood, pasta, chicken, baby back ribs and of course, steak!
WHERE: 1535 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton
HOURS: 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, 5-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Lounge live entertainment from 8 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
INFO: (937) 433-7099 | carversdayton.com | Facebook
6. McCormick and Schmicks
Why it rates: Guests experience anything from fresh seafood and shellfish to aged steaks and garden fresh salads. Dishes are made from source products that come from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired plates.
WHERE: The Greene, 4429 Cedar Park Dr, Beavercreek
HOURS: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
INFO: (937) 320-9548 | mccormickandschmicks.com | Facebook
7. Chop House
Why it rates: Chop House is famous for their deliciously affordable options. Lunch specials start at $8 or less! If you’re torn on sides, the giant sweet potatoes, topped with a special brown sugar cinnamon butter, is a crowd favorite.
WHERE:7727 Washington Village Dr, Dayton, OH 4545
HOURS Sunday -Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
INFO: (937) 291-1661 | http://www.thechophouse.com/|Facebook
Why it rates: Barnsider is family owned and operated. Their specialties include exceptional steaks, chops and seafood. Famous for their rich history, Barnsider covers all cravings.
WHERE: N Main St, Dayton, OH 45415
HOURS: Monday - Thursday 4:30 to 9 p.m., Friday - Saturday 4:30 to 10 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
(Reduced dinner menu from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
INFO: (937) 277-1332 | http://www.barnsider-restaurant.com/ | Facebook
Why it rates: Not only steak, but the broad selection beer wine and cocktails draw the crowd. Firebird steaks are hand cut daily and served with loaded baked potatoes or steak fries. The menu features items that come straight from a wood fired grill. Customers can also add a half pound lobster tail to any entree.
WHERE: 3500 Rigby Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
HOURS: Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
INFO: (937) 865-9355 | firebirdsrestaurants.com |Facebook
10. Buckhorn Tavern
Why it rates: Come here for award winning BBQ ribs and black angus steak. This menu features fresh seafood, shrimp, chicken entrees, salad creations, homemade soups, bistro sandwiches, all-American burgers, and comfort food.
WHERE: 8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414
HOURS: Monday- Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 11 p.m.
INFO: (937) 890-3261| buckhorntavern.biz |Facebook