- By Kamron Taylor
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.
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. Make sure you bring cash, though, as they do not accept credit cards. They’ll also accept personal checks, or you can even open a Pine Club personal house account.
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WHERE: 1926 Brown St, Dayton
HOURS: 4:30-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday
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.
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
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.
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.com | Facebook
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHERE: 3500 Rigby Rd., Miamisburg
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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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.