Outdoor dining at the Caroline restaurant in downtown Troy provides a view of the fountain and activity on the square. JIM WITMER / STAFF
Photo: Jim Witmer
Photo: Jim Witmer

The best places to grab a meal or a drink in Troy

It’s Troy Strawberry Festival weekend!

It will be easy to get lost in all of the strawberry treats, but while you’re in Troy, here are a few restaurants worth a visit — or a return trip if you’re overstuffed with berries.

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🍔🍳🥤K's Hamburger Shop 

117 E. Main St., Troy 

937-339-3902 or http://kshamburgershoptroy.com 

This no-frills diner is a Troy treasure. Breakfast is served all day long at this classic stop that invokes a nostalgic feeling from the time you lay eyes on the neon. And besides the classic diner look, you can't beat the prices. Two eggs with toast and bacon, sausage or ham will set you back just $4.80. 

K’s is most famous for it’s simple, tasty burgers and thick, delicious milkshakes.

Hours: 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; Closed Sundays 

If you’re hungry, K’s Hamburger Shop offers an old-timey diner feel.
Photo: Jessica Herndon

🍹🥪Mojos Bar & Grill 

109 E. Main St., Troy 

937-552-9172 or www.troymojos.com 

If you’re thirsty for a tasty cocktail or cold glass of beer and some delicious appetizers, this is your place. Munch away on Mojo's Nachos ($9.99), Buffalo Goat Cheese, which is panko coated goat cheese balls drizzled with a buffalo blended butter sauce ($8.99) or MoJo Chips, a big basket of house made potato chips sprinkled with Mojos seasoning adding a little kick ($4.50).

If you are seeking a more robust meal, the pastrami on rye ($9.99) or the blackened tuna sandwich ($12.99) are both good bets. They have plenty of drink specials throughout the week including a Monday happy hour from 4-9 p.m. featuring $1 off cocktails, $2 domestic beers, $2 off all draft beer, $1 off all appetizers; $3.50 well drinks on Thursday; $1 off all premium wines and half off all house wines Wednesdays; $2 Domestic beers all night Fridays and Sangria Saturday. 

Hours: 4 p.m.-midnight Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday through Saturday; Closed Sundays 

Mojos Bar & Grill in Troy, Ohio. ALEXIS LARSEN / CONTRIBUTED

🍷🍸🥩The Caroline

5 S. Market St. Troy 

937-552-7676 or http://thecarolineonthesquare.com 

Head to the Caroline early for one of the best happy hours in town. For bar area customers they offer half-priced appetizers from the dinner menu. Drink specials include $3 margaritas, house wines and craft beer pints, $2 domestic beers and $5 specialty margaritas. 

The warm, comfortable restaurant located on the square in Troy can scale from a night out with great burgers to a fine dining experience. You can have it all in one spot.

Hours: 4-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4-9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Closed Sundays 

The Caroline House Steak at The Caroline Restaurant, 5 South Market Street on the Square in downtown Troy. Photo by Jim Witmer

🍳🍸🦐Basil’s on Market

18 N. Market St., Troy

937-875-2068 or www.basilsonmarket.com

Visit the original location of Basil’s, now a popular Dayton chain with a location downtown and in Mason. Basil’s is famous for its crafty cocktails and delicious dinners. For an appetizer, you can’t go wrong with Basil’s Signature Fries, with truffle infused sea salt, truffle oil and topped with a blend of Italian cheeses ($7), Jalapeno artichoke dip ($9) or the risotto tots ($10). For dinner, try the Lobster shells and cheese in a creamy smoked gouda sauce with grilled shrimp ($19) or the boneless short rib on risotto ($23)

Basil’s serves a Sunday brunch, which includes an omelet station.

Hours: Mon-Thu: 11 AM – 9 PM Fri: 11 AM – 10 PM Sat: 11 AM – 10 PM Sun: 10 AM – 2 PM (Brunch Only)

Basil's on Market's famous short rib served on risotto. (Source: Basil's)

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