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Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot 2019

We asked our readers and website visitors to vote for their favorites throughout the state. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

FOOD & DRINK

Ice Cream
Dietsch Brothers
Two Findlay locations
dietschs.com

Casual Dining
The Merchant House
Nestled inside a gorgeously restored historic building in downtown Greenville, The Merchant House sources local ingredients to create an authentic menu. 406 S. Broadway, Greenville 45331, tmhgreenville.com

Fine Dining
Granville Inn
314 E. Broadway, Granville 43023
granvilleinn.com

Farmers Market 
2nd Street Market
600 E. Second St., Dayton 45402
metroparks.org

Coffee Shop/Roaster
Coffee Pot
Located in the historic Palace Building in downtown Greenville, Coffee Pot offers made-in-house baked goods, espresso drinks and tasty lunch items. The shop provides a cozy atmosphere that invites you to sit, relax and enjoy. 537 S. Broadway, Suite 101, Greenville 45331, ourcoffeepot.com

Landmark Restaurant
The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe
Established in Greenville in 1934, The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe is more than just a purveyor of delicious sandwiches and shakes. It’s a Darke County institution. 125 N. Broadway, Greenville 45331, maidrite-greenville.com

Craft Brewery 
Rhinegeist Brewery
1910 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202 
rhinegeist.com

Amish Country Food 
Dutchman Hospitality
Multiple Ohio locations
dhgroup.com 

Cheesemaker
Heini’s Cheese Chalet
6005 County Rd. 77, Millersburg 44654
heinis.com

Ohio-Made Candy 
Esther Price
Multiple southwest Ohio locations
estherprice.com

Outdoor Dining/Patio
Granville Inn
314 E. Broadway, Granville 43023
granvilleinn.com

Winery 
The Winery at Versailles
This tiny haven of relaxation is just the right respite from the heat of summer or the cold of winter, featuring wine tastings, dinner events, live music and more. 6572 St. Rte. 47, Versailles 45380, wineryatversailles.com


ARTS/CULTURE

History Museum/Living History Attraction 
The Garst Museum
Enjoy 35,000 square feet of Ohio history, including exhibits on Annie Oakley, the 1795 Treaty of Greenville and more. 205 N. Broadway, Greenville 45331 garstmuseum.org

Historic Property
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N. Portage Path, Akron 44303
stanhywet.org

Art Museum
Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St., Toledo 43620
toledomuseum.org

Art Walk 
Findlay artWalk
visitfindlay.com

Children’s Museum 
COSI
333 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215
cosi.org

Historic Site 
Serpent Mound
3850 St. Rte. 73, Peebles 45660
arcofappalachia.org/serpent-mound

Music Venue
Rose Music Center at the Heights
6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights 45424
rosemusiccenter.com

Science Center/Science Museum
COSI
333 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215
cosi.org


RECREATION

Bike Trail 
Great Miami River Trail
Warren, Montgomery, Miami & Butler counties
miamivalleytrails.org

Canoeing/Kayaking
Adventures on the Great Miami
1995 Ross Rd., Tipp City 45371
greatmiami.net

Hiking Trail
Old Man’s Cave
19852 St. Rte. 664 S., Logan 43138
explorehockinghills.com

Places to See Fall Leaves
Hocking Hills
explorehockinghills.com

State Park 
Hocking Hills State Park
parks.ohiodnr.gov/hockinghills

State Park Campgrounds 
Hocking Hills Start Park 
parks.ohiodnr.gov/hockinghills

Winter Destination 
Mad River Mountain
1000 Snow Valley Rd., Zanesfield 43360
skimadriver.com

Golf Course
Denison Golf Club
555 Newark Granville Rd., Granville 43023
denisongolfclub.com


FAIRS, FESTIVALS & PARADES

Art Fair/Festival
Yellow Springs Street Fair
yellowspringsohio.org/street-fair

Community Parade
Hometown Holiday Horse Parade
The annual parade has over 90 entries, each one lit up and colorfully decorated. The clip-clop of hooves ushers in the holiday season on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Downtown Greenville 45331, mainstreetgreenville.org

Food & Drink Festival
Troy Strawberry Festival
Downtown Troy and on the River Levee
troystrawberryfest.com

County Fair 
Hancock County Fair
1017 E. Sandusky St., Findlay 45840
hancockfairgrounds.org

Fall Festival
Sauerkraut Festival
Waynesville
sauerkrautfestival.waynesvilleohio.com

Summer Festival
Troy Strawberry Festival
Scheduled for June 1 and 2, 2019, the city of Troy’s family-friendly festival features nonstop entertainment, hundreds of artisans and, of course, strawberry delights. Downtown Troy and on the River Levee, troystrawberryfest.com


ATTRACTIONS/ LODGING

Botanical Garden/Arboretum 
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Inspired by horticulture, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens elevates quality of life and connects the community through educational, cultural and social experiences.1777 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203, fpconservatory.org
 
College Town 
Oxford, Ohio
enjoyoxford.org

Destination Spa
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
21190 St. Rte. 374, Logan 43138
innatcedarfalls.com

Amish Country Destination
Lehman’s
4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton 44618
lehmans.com

Bed & Breakfast/Inn
Welsh Hills Inn
2133 Cambria Mill Rd.,Granville 43023
welshhillsinn.com

Destination Hotel
Hancock Hotel
631 S. Main St., Findlay 45840
hancockhotel.com

Long Weekend Destination (In-State)
Hocking Hills
explorehockinghills.com

Nature Center
Brukner Nature Center
5995 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Troy 45373
bruknernaturecenter.com

Romantic Getaway
Hocking Hills
explorehockinghills.com

Zoo 
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell 43065
columbuszoo.org


SHOPPING

Independent Bookstore
Jay & Mary’s Book Center
Jay and Mary’s Book Center is a family-owned bookstore that opened in 1990. It is the Miami Valley’s largest independent bookstore. 1201 Experiment Farm Rd. #C, Troy 45373 
jayandmarysbooks.com

Antiques
Heart of Ohio Antique Center
Millions of antiques are waiting at the Heart of Ohio Antique Center in Springfield. Shop what’s billed as America’s biggest and best antiquing destination seven days a week 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 4785 E. Springfield Rd., Springfield 45505, heartofohioantiques.com
 
Shopping Center 
Easton Town Center
160 Easton Town Center, Columbus 43219
eastontowncenter.com

Independent Boutique
Sadie Grace
Sadie Grace offers a wide range of women’s clothing, accessories and gifts. It’s Greenville’s leading women’s retail destination for fashion-forward locals. 
530 S. Broadway, Greenville 45331, sadiegraceinc.com

Main Street Shopping
Greenville
Main Street Greenville promotes historic preservation and economic development, resulting in a downtown that attracts and retains businesses and entrepreneurs.421 S. Broadway, Greenville 45331, mainstreetgreenville.org

Note: Readers’ Ballot winner listings with descriptions are paid upgrades. 

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