We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

Location and contact

4.9 miles from National Museum of the US Air Force
Improve this listing
Reviews (17)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

My husband was working in Dayton and stopped in here for lunch today he had the meatloaf and loved it. He said it was the best he had in any restaurant. He brought me home the beans and cornbread and it was wonderful! The beans...were seasoned perfectly and I really enjoyed the cornbread! He said the restaurant was perfectly clean, neat and friendly! He was working with some guys from Louisiana who told him about this place. They said it was the closest to their food back home. It's not in the best area of town but we'll definitely be going back!! Oh, and I forgot to mention their prices are very reasonable!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This place is properly named "Benjamin's the Burger Master" and has been around for over 30 years, with the motto "Dayton's Best Chicken." This gets a four for the value and nice service. It's actually a nice place, sort of a cafeteria front with menu...options for the burgers. I had the rib dinner, which comes with two sides, with a drink it was a bargain $8 something. Parking out front, and while the neighborhood is somewhat depressed it's a very nice place. Ribs were falling off the bone, with a commercial sauce, it was just fine.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed November 15, 2017

I only had a burger and a drink, but it was very good. Nothing fancy, a little greasy, and crisp edges. Enjoyed it very much. They also had many choices for lunch ... lasagna, bbq chicken, meatloaf and much more.

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I read about the inexpensive burgers here. You can get a double cheesburger for around $3.50. Add Fries for another $1.50 more. The burger is charbroiled. The double is probably 1/3 lb all togerther. It was very tasty but greasy too. There's no bathroom inside....The fries were kind of flat. Chicken seems also to be a specialty here but didnt try it. The ribs in the buffet did not look to good. This place does not take cash. There is a coop credit union next door. Interesting appearance. The burgers taste like the mom and pop burgers that you would find in the silverlake area of los angeles. If i come back ill try the chicken and other sides like the okra, pinto beans, or mashed potato. Not a safe neighborhood. Be sure to come during the day.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Just north of the highway from DT. The menu us very reasonably priced and the burgers are great, really great. The Beef BBQ was okay, nothing to wright home about but not terrible either. CASH ONLY Was going to get a pie - but saw...mold on one of them, so decided against it.More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed September 6, 2016

The restaurant is located just north of downtown Dayton hence the neighborhood is not the nicest. BUT the restaurant has great food at a very reasonable price. It is simple and clean and very friendly. You can see the kitchen and the food is being...made right in front of you. You can see the options on the small buffet line before ordering and the chicken is fried fresh as you order---as burgers are also grilled fresh as ordered. The set up is efficient and the line moves quickly I have eaten here off and on for years for lunch and have never been disappointed. Food is delicious and fresh ALWAYS.More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

It is not the best neighborhood, but don't let it keep you away. The food was very good. The cashier did get our order wrong, but the assistant manager came out and handled it. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Just a few blocks north of downtown Dayton, a small family owned business that's been serving up some of the best burgers, ribs and fried chicken for over 30 years. There is nothing fancy about this place, but it sure feels welcoming. With chalkboards advertising...what's available, you'll walk up to the counter, place your order, pay for it and wait while they put it together and hand you your tray. While the decor of this place hasn't changed in 30 years, the prices many not have changed much, either. The BBQ Rib Dinner with 2 sides and a roll was just $6.79. Had a hard time picking my sides, they all looked good- the greens, corn, mashed potatoes, green beans, fried cornbread, fries or onion chips. The meatloaf special with 2 sides and a roll for $5.99 offered on Wednesday's was better than my Grandma's ever was! There is seating inside four about 40, but many of the customers were getting food to go. There's even a drive up window.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Stopped for lunch and had a two-piece fried chicken dinner with greens and mashed potatoes and gravy. All were very tasty and freshly prepared. You order from a counter (and can see the sides before you order) and your food is put on a tray....Fast, friendly service and very cheap -- got everything, including a drink, for under $9. Not many options in this part of town and am happy to say this is a good one. I'll be back!More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed June 7, 2016

The area looks a little rough but don't be fooled because the food is amazing. The hamburgers are amazing and the fries are even good cold (which says a lot from me.) If you love Mom and Pop places this is close to the top...of my list. Its a Dayton must visit :>More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed March 21, 2016

If you want a great burger in Dayton, OH, this is the place! It is not in the best place in town, but so what? It is a great burger with a ton of flavor and it is a good price. I wish this place...was in a better part of town but I honestly love their food, so who cares?More

Date of visit: October 2015
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

A nice family style restaurant with a menu that includes burgers, fish, chicken, wings (too much to list!) The burgers are crispy around the edges and just right amount of salt. They are thin style so I'd recommend the double. Many sides to choose from...but we had very good macaroni and cheese. Also, a good selection of pies and cakes for dessert.More

Date of visit: January 2016
Reviewed May 6, 2015

Funny, I have lived in Dayton all of my life, but had never visited Benjamin's until today. It was by far the best bacon cheeseburger I have ever eaten in Dayton! Prices were good and they offer home-cooked meatloaf, ribs, and lasagna. The service was...great and the restaurant was neat and clean and very comfortable with its old school décor. I will definitely be back to try more!More

Date of visit: May 2015
Reviewed April 24, 2015

While I would stop short of saying this was the best burger in Dayton, it was still a very good, old style, burger. I had the Bacon, Cheddar buger and was very happy with it. Next time, I would likely get a double as it...did not fill me up, but the onion chips helped. The fried chicken looked good too and I will try that at some point. Over all it will be added to to my lunch rotationMore

Date of visit: April 2015
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I LOVE THIS PLACE! Burger Master has been a staple on Main Street for as long as I can remember. The name says it all, the burgers are excellent. My personal favorite has to be the mushroom & swiss, but you can't miss on any...of them. My desire for their bbq wings is not so great, but only for the taste of the sauce. The wings plain are just great. We feed our family of five with sides on less than $30, in fact just about the same as that place with the golden arches (and inferior burgers). granted, you don't get a drink and heart failure - but I'll swap those for the taste of a double burger with bacon.More

Date of visit: February 2014
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton
58 reviews
.86 miles away
Radisson Hotel Dayton Convention Center
491 reviews
1.25 miles away
Marriott at the University of Dayton
945 reviews
2.57 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott Dayton-University of Dayton
269 reviews
2.89 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Community Brew & Tap
32 reviews
.90 miles away
Basil's On Market
83 reviews
.82 miles away
Flying Pizza
34 reviews
.84 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center
381 reviews
.94 miles away
Dayton Art Institute
409 reviews
.57 miles away
RiverScape MetroPark
144 reviews
.81 miles away
Victoria Theater
97 reviews
.89 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Benjamin's the Burger Master staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Benjamin's the Burger Master

Yes, Benjamin's the Burger Master offers takeout services.

Benjamin's the Burger Master is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5