Top 10 picks for amazing steak in the Dayton area

Published: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Business Insider and Foursquare have rated Jag's Steak & Seafood in West Chester as the best steakhouse in Ohio in its ratings of steakhouses in every state and Washington, D.C.

Whether you’re celebrating a holiday, commemorating a special occasion, or you just feel like treating yourself, there’s no shortage of places locally to find a great steak. 

Here are our top 10 places in Dayton to get the best steak. 

1. Pine Club

The Pine Club is in its 70th year of serving up steaks in Dayton. FILE(Staff Writer)

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.

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WHERE1926 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.comFacebook

2. Oakwood Club

The Oakwood Club's Garlic Shrimp and Linguine with Twin Filet Mignons. E.L. HUBBARD/CONTRIBUTED

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. 

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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.comFacebook

3. Paragon Supper Club

The Paragon Supper Club is a classic Dayton restaurant that's known for its steaks.(Facebook)

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.

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WHERE: 797 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton
HOURS: 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 4:45-11 p.m. SaturdayINFO: (937) 433-1234 | theparagonsupperclub.comFacebook

4. Flemings

Photo of the Prime Bone-In New York Strip steak with fresh Broccoli and the Wedges salad. (PHOTO BY PHIL SKINNER /staff)(Phil Skinner/AJC)

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. SundayINFO: (937) 320-9548 | flemingssteakhouse.comFacebook 

5.Carvers

Steak lovers dream. (Source: Carvers Steaks and Chops 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!

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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.comFacebook

6. Jag’s Steak & Seafood

Black truffle filet at Jag’s Steak & Seafood. SUBMITTED

Why it rates: Jag’s was named the best steakhouse in Ohio by Business Insider in 2016 and it ranks as one of the best in the nation. The steakhouse recently underwent a rennovation that included new decor, new menu items and the addition of a new dry-aged beef program. 

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WHERE: 5980 West Chester Rd, West Chester Township
HOURS: 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed on Sunday.

INFO: (937) 433-7099 | jags.comFacebook

7. The 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
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

8. Firebirds

Contributed photo by E.L. HubbardFIREBIRDS WOOD FIRED GRILLSLOW ROASTED PRIME RIB

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.

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WHERE: 3500 Rigby Rd., Miamisburg

HOURS: Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 
INFO: (937) 865-9355 | firebirdsrestaurants.comFacebook  

9. Buckhorn Tavern

The NY Strip at the Buckhorn Tavern(Teesha McClam/Dayton Daily News)

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.

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WHERE: 8800 Meeker Rd., Dayton
HOURS: Monday- Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. 
INFO: (937) 890-3261| buckhorntavern.bizFacebook

10. The Tavernette Inn

The New York Strip Steak at The Tavernette in Medway. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN(Contributing Writer)

Why it rates: The Tavernette Inn, established in 1939, is one of the area’s best kept restaurant secrets, boasting atmosphere and ambiance that goes on for days. The menu is a terrific companion to the throwback setting. The New York Strip ($23.95) is a great cut grilled to order and well worth it.

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WHERE: 111 W Main St, Medway
HOURS: 3-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Closed Sunday and Monday 
INFO: (937) 849-0423 | www.thetavernette.comFacebook

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2 new restaurants are now open at The Greene — and there’s still another one on the way

Published: Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 7:59 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

3 new restauants gearing up to open at The Greene

Two restaurants have opened at The Greene Town Center — and there’s still one (that will be locally owned) that’s gearing up to open soon. 

1. Ace Asian Cafe

Charles and Michelle Yang operated a restaurant at The Greene for more than two years before returning.

The new Pan-Asian restaurant called Ace Asian Cafe opened on April 20, 2018 in the location that used to be Choe’s Asian Gourmet

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The owners are no strangers to the space: they owned and operated a restaurant at that very spot for more than two years.

Also returning to the restaurant is the original sushi chef, known as Mr. Kim. In addition to sushi, the restaurant will offer Korean barbecue dishes along with a variety of Thai and Chinese options. Patio seating, a sushi bar and a full cocktail, wine and beer list are also available.

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2. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

The highly-anticipated Fuzzy's Taco Shop opened its first location in the Dayton area at The Greene on Monday, April 23. Fuzzy’s is known for its Mexican dishes such as Baja-style tacos, white queso, and jumbo burritos in addition to frozen margaritas and beer.

The restaurant located in one of The Greene Town Center’s newest and most prominent tenant spaces is finally open.

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Fuzzy’s Taco will be located in a relatively new building that faces Indian Ripple Road at The Greene’s main entrance. It’s home to a Mattress Firm store, and was originally going to house the Dayton area’s first World of Beer pub until World of Beer pulled out of the deal in the summer of 2016.

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Founded in 2003, Fort Worth, Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop serves authentic Mexican dishes such as Baja-style tacos, white queso and jumbo burritos in addition to frozen margaritas and beer. The chain operates more than 120 locations across the country, including one in Toledo and one on North High Street in Columbus’ Arena District. A Cincinnati location at 165 W. McMillan St. is listed as “coming soon” on the chain’s web site.

3. Sinful Orchard

Sinful Orchard has posted signs in the space that will be a new restaurant in the east side of The Greene Town Center. MARK FISHER/STAFF(Staff Writer)

Signage has popped up for Sinful Orchard, a locally owned restaurant coming to the east side of The Greene near the Von Maur department store.

Shaine Sullivan, co-founder and general manager of the Sinful Orchard, couldn’t be reached this week, but he told this news outlet in mid-February that the restaurant could open as early as April. “We have our local sources lined up with some excellent products,” Sullivan said.

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On the restaurant’s web site, founders say the Sinful Orchard “is not a chain restaurant; it goes beyond the commonplace fare. Specialties will include smoked meats, appetizers, daily specials, happy hour deals, drinks and more. Prepare to be blown away by the vast array of hand-crafted beers, some of which are currently not offered in this area. Wine and alcoholic beverages will also be on display for your consumption.”

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“We at The Orchard are excited to bring to you our idea of fresh, homemade food. What sets The Orchard apart is that all vegetables and meats will be raised and hand-selected locally. Breads and specials will be prepared fresh daily and made from scratch using actual handed down recipes that have been used generationally.” 

The Greene Town Center seen from the air
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New business brewing in downtown Fairborn starting TODAY

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 1:02 PM

FILE-- Coffee is poured into a cup in New York, Feb. 5, 2016. The coffee industry is mulling how to fight back against a California judge’s 2018 ruling that would require the beverage to be branded with cancer warning labels. The National Coffee Association, whose members include Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, said that it was “currently considering all of its options, including potential appeals and further legal actions.” (Alex Welsh/The New York Times)
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FILE-- Coffee is poured into a cup in New York, Feb. 5, 2016. The coffee industry is mulling how to fight back against a California judge’s 2018 ruling that would require the beverage to be branded with cancer warning labels. The National Coffee Association, whose members include Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, said that it was “currently considering all of its options, including potential appeals and further legal actions.” (Alex Welsh/The New York Times)(ALEX WELSH/NYT)

Downtown Fairborn just got a new brew spot — and we’re not talking beer.

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Grind House Coffee and Tea Company’s official grand opening in Fairborn is happening today.

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Additional Grind House retail coffee shops are in the works in local Meijer stores after the opening of the Huber Heights location, owner Bill Miller. The Grind House founder said he also is looking to open free-standing stores as the brand expands through the Dayton-Cincinnati region.

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Grind House Coffee & Tea Co. is planning a chain of coffee shops in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. SUBMITTED(Staff Writer)

Grind House Coffee and Tea Company was started in 2015 as an online retailer.

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The Grind House Coffee and Tea Company imports beans from all over the world, including coffee and tea farms in Kenya, Southeast Asia and South America.

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Want to go?

WHAT: Grind House Coffee and Tea Company

WHERE: 313 W. Main St., Fairborn

INFO: Call (937) 260-8153 | Facebook

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Tank’s Bar and Grill slashing some late-night hours; customers react

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

Dayton.com readers decided who makes the best late-night grub with the 2017 Best of Dayton poll. Video by Amelia Robinson

A Dayton restaurant that has been serving up very, very late-night grub for decades is dramatically cutting back its hours of operation.
Tank's Bar and Grill, the much-loved tavern at 2033 Wayne Ave., announced the changes in a Facebook post. 

“To all our most valued customers. To continue to give the most phenomenal experience, Tanks will be adjusting our hours. Due to decrease in late night business and finding quality staff, our new hours starting Monday April 23 will be as follows: kitchen hours- Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday our kitchen (will be open) 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Bar will be open till 11 on Sun-Thur. And until 2 on Friday and Saturday. 
Please note all carryouts must be phoned in 30 minutes before kitchen closing.
You may of course order food up until closing time of kitchen to enjoy in dining room. We will have been in Dayton 31 years In May and want to continue to serve Dayton and our Great customers! You are the reason for our work, not the interruption!”

The restaurant — which serves dinner, lunch and all-day breakfast — has been open 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily for many years. 

This is the second time the restaurant has cut its hours in recent months. 

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In October, Tank’s announced it would close at 1 a.m., and its kitchen would close at midnight on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Its hours Wednesday through Saturday remained the same, with the bar closing at 2:30 a.m. and the kitchen at 2 a.m.

NEW KITCHEN HOURS

As noted above, the new kitchen hours are:

Sunday through Thursday  — 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (the bar will close at 11 p.m.)

Friday and Saturday — 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday (the bar will close at 2 a.m.)

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Tank’s Award Winning “Road Kill” chili is sweet with a spicy kick. It’s very thick, and packed with meat and potpourri of delicious spices including cumin, white pepper and paprika, among others. You can add cheese and onion if you so choose for an additional 89 cents). We added just cheese. Available by the cup ($3.69) or bowl ($4.69). MICHELLE FONG/STAFF

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TANK’S

Known for its burgers, omelettes, grilled cheese sandwiches and “Road Kill” Chili, Tank’s grabbed first place in the 2017 Dayton.com Best of Dayton reader poll. 

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Since it opened in 1987 in the former home of Walnut Hills Bar, Tank’s has become an iconic Dayton institution.

A message was left for Debra Tankersley, Tank’s owner and the widow of Tank’s founder Dan “Tank” Tankersley, seeking additional comments. 

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WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ...

Many of the restaurant’s customers did not take the news well, as it was posted by the restaurant on Facebook.

While there were many positive responses to the restaurant’s Facebook post, a few customers said they would no longer return to the restaurant or feared that dark days are ahead for the restaurant. 

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In exchanges with customers on the Facebook page, the restaurant said the hour changes should not be taken as a bad sign. 

“I can assure you Tanks is NOT closing ever. We simply have to adjust to what makes us better. Trying to find quality staff to work late at night when we do not have the business to support it is not fair to them,” the restaurant’s Facebook administrator responded to one Facebook comment. 
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A cheeseburger and hand cut fries at Tank's. Photo: Tank's Facebook page.(HANDOUT)

 

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Some of Dayton's best Mexican eateries you may not know about

Published: Friday, February 19, 2016 @ 7:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

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The Miami Valley could do much, much worse for Mexican food. From long-standing restaurants to mobile food trucks, we have numerous businesses that can fulfill your craving for something spicy, cheesy, meaty or sizzling. In no particular order, we suggest these Mexican eateries: 

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FAST CASUAL

A new Victor’s Taco Shop opens today in Xenia, offering a variety of Mexican specialties, including tacos, enchiladas, burritos, taquitos and tostadas, as well as omelets and breakfast burritos. MARK FISHER/STAFF(Staff Writer)

Victor’s Tacos

Multiple locations | (937) 224-3293 | WebsiteFacebook

Having just opened its seventh Dayton-area location, it’s no surprise this spot made the list. You have to try the big OH burrito — trust us.

Dayton.com staff writer Allegra Czerwinski takes a photo with Taqueria Mixteca's monster burrito for scale.(Contributed photo)

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