Keep this Dayton pizza guide handy while prepping Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for pizza sales

Consider it the foodie pre-game to mounds of Thanksgiving food.

According to multiple sources, including “the American Pizza Community,” Thanksgiving Eve is considered the No. 2, and, in some places, No. 3, night of the year for pizza sales. The day before the big turkey day even beats out Super Bowl Sunday.

“With so much food available around Thanksgiving, why pizza you may ask. Well, simply put, pizza is fast, it’s convenient and most importantly it’s good,” according to a pizza restauranteur in Florida. “Thanksgiving means a great family meal. Many people, however, just can’t face the prospects of having to cook the day before they have to prepare one of the most important meals of the entire year.”

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Thankfully for all the busy chefs in Dayton preparing for Thursday, Dayton has no shortage of delicious pizza stops.

This is not a final list. If we missed your favorite go-to place for pizza, let this reporter know at sarah.franks@coxinc.com and we’ll be sure to add it to the list.

In no particular order, here are some of the best places in the city for a cheesy, local slice:

🍕Flying Pizza

223 N. Main St., Dayton | 937-222-8031 | Website | Facebook | Beavercreek/ Fairborn & Centerville locations

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🍕Pizza Bandit

700 East 4th St., Dayton | 937) 476-1895 | Website | Facebook

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🍕Joe’s Pizzeria

4313 Airway Rd., Dayton | 937-253-8154 | Website

🍕Old Scratch Pizza & Beer

812 S Patterson Blvd., Dayton, 937-331-5357 | 440 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Centerville, 937-886-4513 | Website | Facebook

🍕Marion’s Piazza

9 area locations | Website | Facebook

🍕Pizza Factory

1101 Wayne Ave., Dayton | 937-224-4477 | Website | Facebook

🍕Cassano’s Pizza King

33 area locations | Website

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🍕South Park Tavern

1301 Wayne Ave, Dayton | 937-813-7491 | Website | Facebook

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🍕Cousin Vinny’s Pizza

10 Dayton locations | Website | Facebook

🍕Dewey’s Pizza

131 Jasper St., Dayton | 937-223-0000 | Website | Facebook

🍕LaRosa’s Pizzeria

291 E Alex Bell Rd, Centerville | 888-527-6727 | Website

🍕Gionino’s Pizzeria

1528 E 3rd St., Dayton | 4015 Far Hills Ave, Kettering | 937-999-4470 | Website | Facebook

🍕Milano’s

3 Dayton locations | Website | Facebook

🍕MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub

2739 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek | 937-320-2255 | Website

🍕Rapid Fired Pizza

8 Dayton locations | Website

🍕Brew and Brews Drive Thru and Pizza

326 N Springboro Pike, Dayton | 937-716-1320 | Website

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