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Best of Dayton 2013

Best of Dayton 2013 Categories

We've made some changes to the category lineup this year, adding Best Local Park, Best Pet Care Facility, Best Place to Get Handmade Holiday Gifts and Best Cupcakes.

Here are the Best of Dayton categories for this year. If you own a business in one of these categories, be sure to get your friends, neighbors and customers to come nominate you, then make sure they come back to vote as many times as they can.

Category*Nominations begin Voting begins Voting ends

Best Salon/Day Spa

Dec. 26, 2012

Jan. 7, 2013

Jan. 14, 2013

Best Place to Play Pool

Jan. 7

Jan. 14

Jan. 22

Best Place to Karaoke

Jan. 14

Jan. 22

Jan. 28

Best Chili

Jan. 21

Jan. 28

Feb. 4

Best Bowling Alley

Jan. 28

Feb. 4

Feb. 11

Best Romantic Dining Spot

Feb. 4

Feb. 11

Feb. 18

Best Tattoo Shop

Feb. 11

Feb. 18

Feb. 25

Best French Fries

Feb. 18

Feb. 25

March 4

Best Margarita

Feb. 25

March 4

March 11

Best Fine Dining

March 4

March 11

March 18

Best Asian Cuisine

March 11

March 18

March 25

Best Steak

March 18

March 25

April 1

Best Burrito

March 25

April 1

April 8

Best Mom and Pop Restaurant

April 1

April 8

April 15

Best Mexican Restaurant

April 8

April 15

April 22

Best Place to Eat on the Cheap

April 15

April 22

April 29

Best Radio Station

April 22

April 29

May 6

Best Doughnuts

April 29

May 6

May 13

Best Golf Course

May 6

May 13

May 20

Best Movie Theater

May 13

May 20

May 28

Best Italian Restaurant

May 20

May 28

June 3

Best Burger

May 28

June 3

June 10

Best Miniature Golf Course

June 3

June 10

June 17

Best Bakery

June 10

June 17

June 24

Best 4th of July Celebration

June 17

June 24

July 1

Best Ice Cream Parlor

June 24

July 1

July 8

Best Submarine Sandwich

July 1

July 8

July 15

Best Festival

July 8

July 15

July 22

Best Happy Hour

July 15

July 22

July 29

Best Local Park

July 22

July 29

Aug. 5

Best Barbecue

July 29

Aug. 5

Aug. 12

Best Seafood

Aug. 5

Aug. 12

Aug. 19

Best Indian Cuisine

Aug. 12

Aug. 19

Aug. 26

Best Bookstore

Aug. 19

Aug. 26

Sept. 3

Best Sports Bar

Aug. 26

Sept. 3

Sept. 9

Best Wings

Sept. 3

Sept. 9

Sept. 16

Best Beer Bar

Sept. 9

Sept. 16

Sept. 23

Best Dessert (specific dish at specific location)

Sept. 16

Sept. 23

Sept. 30

Best Comfort Food

Sept. 23

Sept. 30

Oct. 7

Best Place to Burn Calories

Sept. 30

Oct. 7

Oct. 14

Best Haunted House

Oct. 7

Oct. 14

Oct. 21

Best Place to Eat Breakfast

Oct. 14

Oct. 21

Oct. 28

Best Sushi

Oct. 21

Oct. 28

Nov. 4

Best Wine Bar

Oct. 28

Nov. 4

Nov. 12

Best Cup of Coffee

Nov. 4

Nov. 12

Nov. 18

Best Pet Care Facility

Nov. 12

Nov. 18

Nov. 25

Best Place to Get Handmade Holiday Gifts

Nov. 18

Nov. 25

Dec. 2

Best Cupcakes

Nov. 25

Dec. 2

Dec. 9

Best Place to Bargain Hunt

Dec. 2

Dec. 9

Dec. 16

Best Pizza (single locations)

Dec. 9

Dec. 16

Dec. 23

Best Pizza (multiple locations)

Dec. 16

Dec. 23

Dec. 30

Best Salon/Day Spa

Dec. 30, 2013

Jan. 6, 2014

Jan. 13, 2014

* Nominations can be accepted at any time on Best of Dayton nominations index page, but this denotes the week of official nomination. Nominations will be accepted for each category until 11 a.m. the day voting begins.

Please note: This list is subject to change, at our discretion.

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