Food & Drink in Shiloh

Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf (50% Off)

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Dayton

$10 $5

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

Fondue Meal for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 49% Off)

The Melting Pot

Dayton

$60.75 $32

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Diners munch on salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table in one of four styles, including herb-infused burgundy wine

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Adobe Gila's

Adobe Gila's

Beavercreek

$20 $11

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Mexican menu includes refreshing 64-ounce margaritas, gooey quesadillas, juicy burgers, and sizzling fajitas

Mexican and Latin American Food and Drinks at Salsa's (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Salsa's

Riverside

$20 $11

Eatery serves Mexican food as well as signature Colombian and Venezuelan dishes and hosts salsa dancing on weekends

One or Three Groupons for Fro-Yo or Dizzy Frogs at Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt (Up to 50% Off)

Bad Frog Frozen Yogurt

University Park

$8 $4

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More than 20 flavors of yogurt and frozen custard, plus Dizzy Frogs, which blend toppings into frozen yogurt

$9.50 for $20 Worth of Coffee and Tea Drinks at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.50

Full espresso and latte bar, 12 different teas, eight different coffees, including four flavored varieties are brewed daily

$11 for $22 Worth of Burgers, Steaks, and Wings at Upper Deck Tavern

Upper Deck Tavern

Moraine

$22 $11

Chili burgers topped with housemade chili and 8 oz. flat iron steaks highlight a menu of American food

5- or 10-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for One 12-Ounce Summer Coffee at Cafe 125 (Up to 58% Off)

Cafe 125

Huber Heights

$17.75 $8

Baristas mix together traditional coffee combinations and custom coffee drinks in 12-ounce cups

$14 for $20 Worth of Cheesesteaks, Burgers, Gyros, and More at Steak Thyme

Steak Thyme Cheesesteak & More

Kettering

$10 $7

Cooks take the classic Philly dish to a new level by infusing their steaks—as well as burgers and gyros—with house-made thyme seasoning

Pub Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Chappy's Tap Room & Grille (Up to 45% Off)

Chappy's Tap Room & Grille

Moraine

$20 $11

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Slow-smoked baby-back ribs crown a menu that touches on Cajun favorites, steak, and comfort food

$18 for 16 Pieces of Assorted Printed Chocolate at Signature Confections ($32.50 Value)

Signature Confections

Beavercreek

$32.50 $18

In honor of Groupon's fifth birthday, confectioners craft fill a box with assorted Belgian chocolates printed with a limited-edition image

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Captain 9’s

Captain 9's

Germantown

$20 $10

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Pizza, pasta, Hershey's ice cream, and subs in a diner decorated with authentic firefighter suits

American Cuisine at KJ's Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

KJ's Restaurant

Germantown

$10 $5.50

Neighborhood diner serves meals of American comfort food, from pancake stacks and hash browns for breakfast, and brisket or ribs at dinner

$11 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine for Dinner at Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Orange

$20 $11

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Variety of meat-filled, vegetarian, and vegan Indian dishes, including lamb and goat specialties and dishes cooked in the tandoor oven

Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Soyo Yogurt ($20 Total Value)

Soyo Yogurt

Centerville

$10 $6.50

Georgia peach, extreme chocolate, pomegranate raspberry, and dozens of other premium flavors ready to be loaded with candy toppings

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Saigon Asian Bistro ($20 Total Value)

Saigon Asian Bistro

Lewis Center

$10 $5.50

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Eatery dishes out Vietnamese and Chinese-American food, such as pho, kung pao, stir-fried veggies, citrus orange beef, and shrimp fried rice

$18 for $30 Worth of Mexican Dinner and Drinks for Two at La Pinata

La Pinata

Centerville

$30 $18

Mexican dishes prepared with fresh ingredients, including chipotle sauce covered dishes, a house recipe cheese sauce, and salsa

Pub Food and Pool Games at Whiskey Barrel Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Whiskey Barrel Bar

Springboro

$20 $10

Saloon entertains with trivia, and pool and serves pub food and drinks from a fully stocked bar

One Coffee Drink and Breakfast Item, or 3 $10 Café Vouchers at Heather's Coffee and Café (Up to 58% Off)

Heather's Coffee and Café

Springboro

$11.95 $5

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Four drip roasts and eight specialty coffees pair with classic breakfast items and lunchtime sandwiches and salads

Wine and Dinner Package for Two or Four at Elk Creek Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $27

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

Indian Cuisine at Taste of India (Up to 55% Off)

Taste of India

Lebanon

$20 $9.50

Large portions of traditional Indian dishes, sopped up by flaky naan, satisfy grumbling tummies

$11 for $20 Worth of Contemporary International Tapas at Relish Modern Tapas

Relish Modern Tapas

Deerfield

$20 $11

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Small plates of Spanish classics alongside internationally inspired tacos, flatbreads, and specialties served in a sleek dining room

$5 for $10 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — Louie's Taphouse

Louie's Taphouse & Grille

Mason

$10 $5

Buy an order of eight wings, choose any sauce, and pair with onion rings or fries

$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Dinner Sunday–Thursday or Any Day at Dao Modern Asian Cuisine

Dao Modern Asian Cuisine

Deerfield

$30 $15

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Chefs stir-fry mongolian beef and hibachi shrimp on a huge teppanyaki grill, roll up 30 varieties of sushi, and simmer fragrant thai curries

Two or Five 12 Oz. Bags of Coffee at La Crema Coffee Company (Up to 50% Off)

La Crema Coffee Company

La Crema Coffee Company

$21 $11

Central and South American, Indonesian, and African blends, or unique flavored coffees such as crumb cake and tiramisu

One Dozen Large Cupcakes or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Jojo’s Cupcakes and More (Half Off)

Jojo's Cupcakes and More

Hamilton

$33 $16.49

Gourmet treats range from an Elvis-inspired peanut butter banana cupcake to a vanilla cupcake sprinkled with edible pearls

$8 for $15 Worth of Frozen Yogurt — Hamilton Yogurt City

Hamilton Yogurt City

Hamilton

$15 $8

Self-serve yogurt machines pour out creamy swirls of a variety of fro-yo flavors

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield

$20 $11

Baked ziti and ravioli accompany signature pizzas such as the Deluxe, with pepperoni, bacon, sausage, and mushrooms

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Subs, and Drinks for Dine-In Service at Mio’s Pizzeria

Mio's Pizzeria

Miami

$20 $10

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Original-crust pizza topped with wholesome cheese and tangy tomato sauce, along with hoagies, calzones, and stuffed pizza

Maki Rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi at Sushi Samurais (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Samurais

West Chester

$20 $10

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Diced salmon, masago, and avocado top hawaiian rolls; smoked salmon pairs with eel sauce; fresh tobiko and scallops are served nigiri style

Dine-In or Take-Out Mediterranean Food at Cafe Mediterranean (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Mediterranean Cincinnati

Blue Ash

$40 $20

Tender chunks of baby lamb, beef, and seafood marinated in a blend of Mediterranean spices and slow roasted on skewers

$8 for $15 Worth of Creole and Cajun Food for Two at J. Gumbo's

J. Gumbo's

Blue Ash

$15 $8

Eatery serves creole and Cajun cuisine such as spicy Voodoo chicken nachos, crawfish étouffée, red beans and rice, and white chili

$39 for $50 Worth of Award-Winning Ribs, Chops, and BBQ at Montgomery Inn

Montgomery Inn Inc.

Multiple Locations

$50 $39

Topped with the restaurant's tomato-based BBQ sauce, Montgomery Inn's award-winning ribs have delighted diners for more than five decades

Italian Cuisine at Lunch for Two at Ferrari’s Little Italy and Bakery (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Ferrari's Little Italy and Bakery

Madeira

$20 $11

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Family-recipe Italian food, gelato, fresh-baked focaccia bread, and homemade pizzas served amid rustic exposed-brick walls and outdoor patio

$11 for $20 Worth of Teas and Treats at Boba Cha

Boba Cha

Over-the-Rhine

$20 $11

Bubble teas with tapioca pearls in flavors such as mango, taro, and peach

$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Coffee and Gelato at Urbana Cafe ($24 Value)

Urbana Cafe

Findley Market

$8 $4

Italian-style coffee such as cappuccinos, espresso, lattes, Affogatos, and Caffe Shakeratos served from a mobile bar built from a Vespa Ape

Juicing Class for 2 or Party for 10 at Sippy Bears Up to 51% Off)

Sippy Bears

Findlay Market

$59 $29

Learn to combine nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in a juicer or ordinary blender, then taste half a dozen blends

Bubble Tea Party for 2 or Private Bubble Tea Party for Up to 10 at Swirly Bears (Up to 51% Off)

Swirly Bears

Cincinnati

$59 $29

You can drink tea and indulge in cookies with your friends

Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine at Istanbul Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Istanbul Cafe

Central Business District

$20 $11

Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine includes char-grilled kebabs, hand-prepared baklava, and vegetarian and vegan appetizers

Dinner Cuisine or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Diane’s Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Diane's Restaurant

Covedale

$10 $5

Mom-and-pop eatery serves homestyle comfort food such as meatloaf, pot roast, and salisbury steaks

One, Two, or Five Dozen Cupcakes from A Mother's Touch Cakes (Up to 54% Off)

A Mother's Touch Cakes

Farmer's Market

$30 $15

Baker who uses 10% of every purchase to feed people in need whips up gourmet cupcakes, including gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options

Italian and American Comfort Food at Meatball Kitchen (50% Off)

Meatball Kitchen

Cincinnati

$14 $7

Inventive menu starts with beef, turkey, spicy pork, or vegetarian meatballs, which can top pasta, salads, or decorate sandwiches

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Calzones and Crepes at Doughby's - Cincinnati (57% Off)

Doughby's - Cincinnati

Cincinnati

$14 $6

Get 1 of 50 meat- and veggie-filled calzones, 1 of 26 sweet and savory crepes, a salad, or wings

One, Two, or Three Dozen Regular Cupcakes or Cookies at Sweets By LaDawn (Up to 54% Off)

Sweets By LaDawn

Cincinnati

$23.40 $12

Baker creates custom cookies and cupcakes, with flavors such as red velvet and classic white, and frosting like chocolate buttercream

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Sandwiches at Tusculum Grille

Tusculum Grille

East End/Columbia Tusculum

$20 $12

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Italian-style thin-crust specialty pizzas such as buffalo chicken, veggie, and vegan veggie

$24 for $40 Worth of French Cuisine at La Petite France

La Petite France

Evendale

$40 $24

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Golden-hued walls and stained-glass murals frame meals of sweet crepes, seared sea bass, and duck in a sauce of port and cherries

Frozen Treats at Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve (50% Off)

Rhino’s Frozen Yogurt & Soft Serve

Cincinnati

$10 $5

Friendly staffers serve frozen yogurts rich in calcium and probiotics, along with sorbet, Italian ice, and soft-serve ice cream

$20 for $40 Worth of Wine Accessories and Gifts at Meier's Wine Cellars

Meier's Wine Cellars

Silverton

$40 $20

All kinds of accessories for the oenophile, including corkscrews and gift bags, as well as sparkling juices and locally made jewelry

Growler Packages with Glasses and Snacks at Growler Stop (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Growler Stop

Newtown

$17 $10

Fill up a 64 oz. or 32 oz. growler with your favorite beer from brewers such as Fifty West and MadTree; root-beer growlers also available

Steakhouse Dining For Two or Four at Prime 47 (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Prime 47

Central Business District

$50 $30

Delmonico ribeyes and wagyu beef are just a few of the gems on this menu, which focuses on quality meat and seafood

$11 for $20 Worth of Chinese Food at Rong Tan's

Rong Tan's

Withamsville

$20 $11

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Owned by the sons of a renowned Chinese chef, Rong Tan’s serves meticulously prepared chicken, seafood, beef, and vegetable entrees

Authentic Indian Cuisine at Akash India Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Akash India Restaurant

Central Business District

$16 $8

Diners can feast on a variety of authentic Indian dishes, such as chicken curry, lamb vindaloo, and aloo saag

Asian Cuisine and Sushi at Aroma Restaurant and Sushi (50% Off).

Aroma Restaurant and Sushi

Kenwood

$50 $25

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Chicken lettuce wraps, teriyaki platters, and Sunday Morning and Volcano rolls

Japanese Food at Iron Chef Grill (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Iron Chef Grill

Symmes Township

$50 $30

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Hibachi chefs grill shrimp, salmon, and calamari steak with theatrical flair at tableside grills

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Red Mango (50% Off)

Red Mango

Cincinnati

$10 $5

Indulge in all-natural, award-winning frozen yogurt in nearly 50 flavors

Rib Dinner for Two or Barbecue During Lunch at SmoQ (Up to 40% Off)

SmoQ

SmoQ

$50 $35

Southern-style barbecue joint smokes its award-winning ribs, pulled pork, and sausage, served alongside cheddar grits and corn bread

$11 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Maya Mexican Restaurant

Maya Mexican Restaurant

Deerfield

$20 $11

Entrees range from tacos filled with sausage, tongue, and pork to tortas, pozole, gorditas, and more

$12 for $25 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi at Fuji Steak House

Fuji Steakhouse

Oakley

$25 $12

Chefs show their chops tableside, grilling gourmet meats from steak to scallops hibachi style or hand-crafting sashimi and sushi

$11 for $22 Worth of Indie Street Food for Breakfast and Lunch at Grecos

Grecos

Cincinnati

$22 $11

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Chefs create Indie street food with items such as tacos, sandwiches, salads, and more

9-Inch Cake, Cheesecake, or Pie at Sugar Darlin's Sweets and Such (Up to 51% Off)

Sugar Darlin's Sweets and Such

Redeem from Home

$45 $22

Made-to-order desserts, such as caramel cake, cranberry-apple pie, and peach-cobbler cheesecake

Winery-Tour Package with Cheese Platter for Two or Four at Baker-Bird Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Baker-Bird Winery

Augusta

$30 $15

Historical tour of 150-year-old antebellum winery that houses Kentucky varietals such as vidal blanc and cabernet franc

Standup with Bottomless Sodas for Two at Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

$61.50 $30

Established headliners and emerging comics incite guffaws at a popular comedy-club franchise

Mexican Cuisine at La Mexicana Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

La Mexicana Restaurant

Newport

$20 $11

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Mexican restaurant offers food with fresh ingredients and authentic meats in tortas, quesadillas, tamales, and 20 different taco options

Pub Food at Sis's on Monmouth (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Sis's on Monmouth

Newport

$20 $9

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Diners choose from pub favorites such as Back Porch cheese fries with mozzarella, cheddar, bacon, and ranch, and wings in a choice of sauces

Authentic Mexican Dinner for Two or Four at Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill

Fort Thomas

$40.76 $20

Classic Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and taco platters pair well with ice cold cervezas and tasty margaritas

Korean Food at Riverside Korean Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Riverside Korean Restaurant

Covington

$20 $12

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Spicy vegetables and grilled seafood alongside adventurous meals such as pork belly with kimchi, gal bi, or dolsot bibimbap

Subs and Salads at Sub Station II (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Sub Station II

Fort Wright

$8 $4

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Sandwiches come in Italian, club, and classic varieties such as The Ultimate with ham, turkey, and roast beef, and salads like the antipasto

$11 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Beef, Turkey, and Black-Bean Burgers at WhackBurger

WhackBurger

Covington

$20 $11

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Char-broiled patties in varieties such as jalapeño-barbecue and fried green tomato, served with house-made ketchup and fresh-cut fries

American Food at Bambooz Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off).

Bambooz Bar & Grill

Wilder

$14 $7

Now celebrating 3 years, vast bar menu features Angus burgers, Bambooz wraps, jumbo wings, steak hoagies, pizzas, tacos & fried appetizers

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for One Coffee Drink at Reality Tuesday Cafe ($20.36 Total Value)

Reality Tuesday Cafe

Multiple Locations

$5.09 $3

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Organic, fair-trade coffee from Cincinnati-based roaster Seven Hills pairs with homemade pastries and cheesecake

$7 for $13 Worth of Fish and Chips — Fish & Fowl

Fish & Fowl

Covington

$13 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub-Style Food at Zazou Grill & Pub

Zazou Grill & Pub

Covington

$20 $11

Diners dig into pub eats, such as pretzel pillows with queso blanco dipping sauce, cheeseburgers topped with bacon and egg, and calzones

$11 for Five Coffee Drinks at Blend Coffee ($20.25 Value)

Blend Coffee

Covington

$20.25 $11

Community-focused cafe serves up premium coffee drinks, plus from-scratch fare such as sandwiches, breakfast popovers, and barbecue tacos

$11 for $20 Worth of Diner Food at Rima's Diner

Rima's Diner

Covington

$20 $11

Inside a recently renovated, 1950s-themed Covington location, enjoy classic diner plates and homemade desserts

American Grill Fare at Tickets Sports Cafe (45% Off).

Tickets Sports Cafe

Covington

$20 $11

Chefs prepare classic American grill fare that's served in former firehouse with pool tables, darts, and plenty of TVs for sports games

Tex-Mex Cuisine at Yucatan Southwest Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Yucatan Landen

Maineville

$24 $12

Dishes such as cheesesteak burritos, fajita flatbreads, and huevos rancheros double-decker burgers blend Mexican and American classics

Frozen Yogurt and Toppings at Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yo-lish Frozen Yogurt

Hilliard

$8 $4

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The self-serve yogurt shop lets customers create desserts from 10 rotating flavors and 55 toppings

$11 for $20 Worth of Mediterranean Cuisine at Mediterranean Food Imports

Mediterranean Food Imports

Northwest Columbus

$20 $11

Sandwiches made with Halal meats, freshly baked baklava, and other Mediterranean foods served in a sandwich shop within a grocery store

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Property Location
When you stay at Marriott Dayton in Dayton, you'll be in the suburbs and close to Miami Valley Hospital and Dayton Art Institute. This hotel is within close proximity of University of Dayton and Dayton Convention Center.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 399 guestrooms. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and VCRs are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Dayton? This hotel has 14000 square feet (1260 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.

1414 South Patterson Boulevard
Dayton,
OH
US

The Winans family has been making lives a little sweeter for more than a century. During the Great Depression, townspeople would flock to the family?s bakery in Piqua with their sugar rations. Owner Wayne Winans would take that sugar and turn it into freshly baked cookies?a small pick-me-up at a time when even small pick-me-ups were a luxury. Years later, Wayne?s sons, Max and Dick, carried the family torch into the 1960s, when the first Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees was born.

Today, the Winans family continues to do what it does best at three Ohio locations. All of the business?s chocolates are handmade, with no preservatives or fillers, and never cryogenically frozen. The family?s emphasis on freshness carries over to their coffee, too, which has frequently been named the area's best by the readers of the Dayton Business Journal and the Dayton Daily News. The secret is in their roasting process?their small, 15-pound roaster requires them to roast the beans in small batches, which leads to a more consistent product. Once the beans are ready, coffee artisans carefully combine them with other roasts to create a vast assortment of flavors, which includes 11 house coffee blends, 12 flavored coffees, and even more seasonal selections.

2806 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Dayton,
OH
US

Boston's Bistro and Pub takes beer seriously—17 taps pour a rotating selection of global craft brews, and the beer list teems with more than 100 bottles. A beer garden gives its brews a place to roam outdoors, and an onsite brew school teaches beer enthusiasts the finer points of brewing while instilling etiquette and charm into rowdy porters and stouts. Owner David Boston balances this passion for beer with his family's Hungarian heritage, serving a bistro menu of traditional magyar kolbasz sausage, pork kraut, kosher soft pretzels from Rinaldo's Italian bakery, and Zwack slaw and incorporating European meats and cheeses into paninis, pizzas, and spinach salads.

David Boston and his pub trace their history back through the coal mines of West Virginia and the factories of Ohio, en route to West Dayton, where in 1927 David's ancestors set up their own business, the Ole Time Bar, on Fifth Street. Boston's Bistro and Pub is the family's latest culinary enterprise, now carrying the torch for fine, frothy brews and Magyar delicacies for more than 30 years.

7500 N Main St
Dayton,
OH
US

Smashburger isn't just the name?it's the way chefs, otherwise known as Burger Smashers, cook every burger. First, they form never-frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef into a giant meatball. Then they season it, place it on a butter-glazed grill, and smash it into a patty. The process caramelizes the beef, locking in flavor while keeping the meat juicy and tender. Each slab is then sandwiched in an artisan bun and is turned into one of an array of standard burgers or locally inspired specialties unique to each market.

This handcrafting approach typifies everything else the restaurant does, from blending handspun shakes to hand painting Smashburger's logo onto every beverage cup. Letting its food stand for itself and relying mostly on word of mouth for advertising, the Smashburger franchise expanded from one restaurant in 2007 to 220 today, with its swift growth from zero to 100 stores making it one of the nation's fastest-growing restaurant companies. This rapid development even caught the attention of Forbes and Inc. along the way.

6731 Miller Ln
Dayton,
OH
US

The pit master at World Bar-B-Que works hard slow-cooking Carolina-style pulled pork, Texas brisket, and St. Louis–style pork ribs, imbuing each meat with distinctive barbecue bark and deep, smoky flavors. After the cuts have smoked for 6–15 hours, diners take over with finishing touches, adorning their choice of meats with sauces such as sweet-and-spicy blackberry habanero and classic sides such as potato salad and baked beans. They can also forge everything from smoked and beer-soaked burgers to authentic Cuban sandwiches.

On certain nights, patrons can finish off meaty cuts and showcase their singing chops with open-mic and karaoke sessions. The generous eatery also sets aside one day a week for a "World Invasion"—a chance for local groups, charitable organizations, or extraterrestrial barbecue-reconnaissance parties to take over the restaurant and receive a portion of the evening's sales.

4029 N Main St
Dayton,
OH
US

A science lab calls to mind test tubes, bubbling flasks of chemicals, manically laughing men in white coats—but rarely ice cream. But that's exactly where Curt Jones, chairman and founder of Dippin' Dots, came upon the inspiration for the tiny flash-frozen beads of ice cream. A microbiologist, Jones spearheaded the flash-freezing process of cryogenic encapsulation, a method capable of trapping in flavor and freshness.

Beginning as a retail shop in Lexington, Kentucky, the ice cream quickly began to quell the tantrums of Fortune 500 CEOs all over the country. Having won numerous awards since he created a new way to enjoy an old treat, Jones stays true to Dippin' Dots roots, making the ice cream at the company headquarters in Paducah, Kentucky. New additions to the Dippin' Dots family include Dots 'n Cream, a treat similar to traditional ice cream.

2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd
Beavercreek,
OH
US