Three of Ohio’s best restaurants and festivals are just a short drive from Dayton

Dayton region well represented in Ohio magazine’s Best of Ohio readers choice awards.

The people of Ohio have spoken.

Ohio magazine has announced its winners in the annual Best of Ohio readers' choice awards — and the Dayton/Miami Valley region is well represented.

>> BEST OF DAYTON: Nominate your favorite restaurants and destinations now

Here’s a look at the area’s Best of Ohio winners:


Fine Dining 

Coldwater Cafe

19 E. Main St., Tipp City 45371 

>> Nominate the best fine dining destination in Dayton

>> The most romantic restaurants near Dayton

Landmark Restaurant 

The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop

125 N. Broadway St., Greenville 45331 

>> The story behind the famous little sandwich people will drive hundreds of miles to get

>> Nominate your favorite sandwich in Dayton

Casual Dining 

The Merchant House

406 S. Broadway St., Greenville 45331 




The Winery at Versailles

6572 St. Rte. 47, Versailles 45380 

>> Nominate your favorite winery for Best of Dayton



Tourism Trail/Passport Program 

Butler County Donut Trail

Butler County

>> What to know about the Butler County Donut Trail

Farmers Market 

2nd Street Market

600 E. Second St., Dayton 45402 

>> Nominate your favorite farmers market for Best of Dayton

Ohio-Made Food 

Mikesells’ Potato Chips


>> The secrets behind Mikesell’s

Outdoor Dining/Patio 

Lincoln & Main

624 N Main St., Urbana 43078 

>> Nominate your favorite outdoor dining spot for Best of Dayton

>> 50 of the best patios in Dayton for outdoor drinks and dining


Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Food + Drink Festival 

Minster Oktoberfest

E. Fourth St., Minster 45865 

>> PHOTOS: A look back at Minster Oktoberfest 2019

>> Nominate your favorite Oktoberfest celebration for Best of Dayton

Summer Festival 

Troy Strawberry Festival

Downtown Troy 

>> PHOTOS: Troy Strawberry Festival 2019

>> Nominate your favorite festival for Best of Dayton

County Fair 

The Great Darke County Fair,

800 Sweitzer St., Greenville 45331 

>> PHOTOS: A look back at The Great Darke County Fair

>> Nominate your favorite county fair for Best of Dayton

Community Parade 

Hometown Holiday Horse Parade

Downtown Greenville 


Credit: Handout

Credit: Handout

Historic Site 

Bear’s Mill

6450 Arcanum-Bears Mill Rd., Greenville 45331 

Historic Property 

Piatt Castles

10051 Twp. Rd. 47, West Liberty 43357 

>> PHOTOS: Peek inside the enchanting Piatt Castles

Music Venue 

Rose Music Center

6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights 45424 

>> Nominate your favorite concert venue in Dayton

College Town 

Oxford (Miami University)

Butler County


Bike Trail 

Great Miami River Trail

Butler, Miami, Montgomery & Warren counties 

>> The 5 best Miami Valley bike trails

>> What’s your favorite place for a bike ride? Nominate now 

Credit: Mad River Adventures

Credit: Mad River Adventures


Mad River Adventures

5605 Old Lower Valley Pike, Springfield 45506 

>> The best places to paddle in the Miami Valley

State Park Campgrounds 

Indian Lake State Park

13156 St. Rte. 235 N., Lakeview 43331

Winter Destination (Outdoors) 

Mad River Mountain

1000 Snow Valley Rd., Zanesfield 43360


Destination Spa 

The Natural Path

324 E. Third St., Greenville 45331 

Independent Shop 

PeachTree Boutique,

129 W. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine 43311 

>> Nominate your favorite boutique for Best of Dayton 

Main Street Shopping 

Downtown Greenville 

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