2014-2015 Best of Dayton

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Best of Dayton Spotlight

dayton oh, dayton ohio, things to do in dayton ohThe following information was obtained from the most recent “Dayton Magazine”

The best businesses in the Dayton area showcased their goods at Dayton Magazine’s inaugural Best of Dayton Party. More than 600 people voted for the people and places in and around the Gem City that they thought were the best.

Below is the short version of the winners and I’m providing the names and locations and will let you decide if the winners are justified. Keep in mind, some of these businesses have multiple locations throughout the Miami Valley.

The Best Food Places according to the voting are:

  • Best Bakery; The Cakery at 140 Woodman Dr. Dayton
  • Best Bagel; Panera Bread at 1203 Brown St. Dayton
  • Best Barbecue; City Barbecue at 2330 N. Fairfield Rd. Beavercreek
  • Best Breakfast; Butter Café at 1106 Brown St. Dayton
  • Best Burger; Tank’s Bar & Grill at 2033 Wayne Ave. Dayton
  • Best Catering; Kohler Catering at 4572 Presidential Way. Dayton
  • Best Chef; Elizabeth Wiley-The Meadowlark Restaurant at 5531 Far Hills Ave. Dayton
  • Best Chinese Cuisine; China Cottage at 3718 Wilmington Pike. Kettering
  • Best Dessert; The Wright Cheesecake at  120 West Second St. Dayton
  • Best Family Dining; Doubleday’s Grill and Tavern at 199 E. Alex Bell Rd. Centerville
  • Best Farmer’s Market; 2nd Street Market at 600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton
  • Best Fresh Catch Seafood; Sweeney’s Seafood at 28 W. Franklin St. Centerville
  • Best Frozen Yogurt; Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt at 1200 Brown St. Dayton
  • Best Ice Cream; Graeter’s at 2412 Far Hills Ave. Oakwood
  • Best Independent Coffeehouse; Winan’s Fine Chocolates & Coffees at 2806 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. Centerville
  • Best Italian Cuisine; Mamma DiSalvo’s Ristorante at 1375 E. Stroop Rd. Kettering
  • Best Mexican Cuisine; Elsa’s Mexican Restaurant & Sports Bar at 3618 Linden Ave. Dayton
  • Best Outdoor Dining; Lily’s Bistro at 329 E. Fifth St. Dayton
  • Best Pizza; Marion’s Pizza at 241 N. Main St. Centerville
  • Best Sandwich Shop; Milano’s Atlantic City Subs at 1820 Brown St. Dayton
  • Best Sports Bar; Wings Sports Bar & Grille at 7209 N. Dixie Dr. Dayton
  • Best Steak; The Pine Club at 1926 Brown St. Dayton
  • Best Sushi; Kabuki Restaurant at 848 S. Main St. Centerville
  • Best Vegetarian; The Green Nature Café at 8941 Anneliese Way, Clayton

The winners of the best places to shop in the Dayton area are:

  • Best Consignment Shop; Home 2 Home at 251 E. Alex-Bell Rd. Centerville
  • Best Gift Shop; American Pi Dayton at 41 S. Saint Clair St. Dayton
  • Best Jeweler; James Free Jewelers at 3100 Far Hills Ave. Dayton
  • Best Place for Antiques; Antiques Village at 651 Lyons Rd. Dayton
  • Best Place for Home Accessories; This Old Couch at 3301 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Dayton
  • Best Shopping Mall/Center; The Greene Town Center at 4428 Glengarry Dr. Beavercreek

The winners of the consumer poll for Dayton area service companies are;

  • Best AC/Heating Comp; The Furnace Man Heating & Cooling at 3866 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton
  • Best Car Wash; Yankee Car Wash & Detailing at 8150 Yankee St. Centerville
  • Best Dry Cleaner; Capitol Cleaners at 3798 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek
  • Best Florist; Oberer’s Flowers at 1448 Troy St. Dayton
  • Best Garden Center; Grandma’s Gardens at 8107 St. Rt. 48 in Waynesville
  • Best Home Remodeler; Ram Restoration at 11125 Yankee St. Centerville
  • Best Landscaper; Siebenthaler’s at 3001 Catalpa Dr. Dayton
  • Best Manicure/Pedicure; Michael’s Salon and Spa at 241 E. Alex Bell Rd. Centerville
  • Best Master Stylist; Mary Nagle at 2400 Far Hills Ave. Oakwood
  • Best Place to Have a Wedding; Polen Farm at 5099 Bigger Rd. Kettering
  • Best Place to Pamper Your Pet; Poochie Bath & Boutique at 2308 E. Dorothy Ln. Kettering
  • Best Place for a Day Spa; The Skin Suite with Stephanie at 1100 Brown St. Dayton
  • Best Plumber; Korrect Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at 7970 W. Third St. Dayton
  • Best Retirement Community; St. Leonard Franciscan Living Comm at 8100 Clyo Rd. Centerville

The consumer poll winners for the Health category are:

  • Best Bike Shop; Kettering Bike Shop at 3120 Wilmington Pike Dayton
  • Best Charitable Race; No Buts About It 5k at 75 Sylvania Dr. Beavercreek
  • Best Fitness Center; Kettering Recreation Complex at 2900 Glengarry Dr. Kettering
  • Best Fitness Class; Pure Barre Dayton at 62 W. Franklin St. Dayton
  • Best Fitness Trail; Sugarcreek Metro Park at 4178 Conference Rd. Bellbrook
  • Best Health Food Store; Health Foods Unlimited at 2250 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. Centerville
  • Best Personal Trainer; Mike Moorman at 2537 Wilmington Pike. Dayton
  • Best Place to Buy Fitness Gear; Up and Running at 6123 Far Hills Ave. Dayton
  • Best Yoga Studio; Day Yoga Studio at 1100 Brown St. Dayton

The winners in the Entertainment category are:

  • Best Community Arts Center; Schuster Performing Arts Center at 1 W. 2nd Street. Dayton
  • Best Festival; Dayton Celtic Festival at 4156 Dayton-Xenia Rd. Beavercreek
  • Best Golf Course; The Golf Club at Yankee Trace at 10000 Yankee St. Centerville
  • Best Happy Hour; Fifth Street Brewpub at 1600 E. Fifth Street. Dayton
  • Best Live Music; Fraze Pavillion at 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. Kettering
  • Best Movie Theater; Rave Motion Pictures, The Greene 14 at 4489 Glengarry Dr. Beavercreek
  • Best Museum/Historical Site; Carillon Historical Park at 1000 Carillon Blvd. Dayton
  • Best Wine Store/Tasting; The Wine Gallery at 5 W. Monument Ave. Dayton
  • Best Birthday Party Location; Boonshoft Museum of Discovery at 2600 DeWeese Pkwy. Dayton

The Children category winners are:

  • Best Dance/Theatre Instructions; Celtic Academy of Irish Dance at 85 Woodman Dr. Dayton
  • Best Gymnastics Center; Kids are Tops Sports Center at 7644 Paragon Rd. Centerville
  • Best Music Instruction; McCutcheon Music at 38 Marco Lane. Centerville
  • Best Park; Cox Arboretum Metro Park at 6733 Springboro Pike. Miami Twp.
  • Best Preschool; Overfield School at 172 S. Ridge Ave. Troy
  • Best Summer Camp; Camp Kern at 5291 Ohio 350. Oregonia

As noted, this is an extensive list of the chosen winners for numerous categories in the inaugural event for the Dayton Magazine.

As a resident of the Miami Valley my entire life, I know the area well and I have also been awarded the coveted Dayton Ambassador award by the DABR.

If you would like any assistance with buying or selling a home in the Dayton metro area, I would be glad to help.

2 Responses to "2014-2015 Best of Dayton"

Juanita Limes wrote: A great place to live and work! Thank you Marty!

Juanita Limes

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 11:40am.

Marty Snyder wrote: Thanks Juanita. I'm glad you liked it!

Posted on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 11:58am.

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