When I was considering where to “officially” start this journey, I did what most others probably would do. Looked online for rankings of the best burgers in the Dayton area. What I found though, was that regardless of the order different places were ranked, one thing was made very clear – Voltzy’s Hamburgers were mentioned in every one. To me, that speaks volumes for what people think of these hamburgers. Next thing I knew, I was in the car heading toward Voltzy’s!
Let me say this, the owner and preparer of the burgers is amazing! Atmosphere does play a big part in going out for food, and Rick Volz makes each patron feel like they have been friends their entire life! He really is known for giving everyone a hard time throughout the ordering process, with friendly jabs that keep you giggling while he prepares your food. As the old saying goes “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen” – and you WILL get burned a few times by Rick. But it is all in good fun.
But the actual place is tiny, without any inside dining. Just iconic tables outside – traditional root beer stand setup. So not a place to go hang out with friends for a social visit. It sits smack-dab in the middle of a parking lot, so calling it a dive would be accurate.
He has a selection of different signature burgers, but probably is best known for his sliders. I got ten sliders for $10, and it was MORE than enough for a guy that never seems to get full at other places. He has some other burgers named for ex-wives that I may have to go back and try (you know I will). But I was invited to come in out of the cold, through the side door while he made my order. All the time laughing at Rick’s banter…great guy.
He makes every burger by hand, and uses grilled onions along with his special sauce. He grills them to perfection and then piles the concoction onto some of the softest buns I have ever eaten. They had to be very fresh, because they just melted in your mouth, allowing the favor of the burger, onions and slightly-sweet sauce to control the ride.
There are no other condiments on there like mayo, mustard or ketchup. Not even sure if I would even consider it due to the chance it ruins the taste of the special sauce.
This hamburger stand has been a part of Moraine history for nearly 30 years – so you know they are doing something right! I just hope the community understands the hidden gem they have and continue to support him for as long as he wants to continue.
The sliders were affordable at 10 for $10, made fresh for each order and tasted pretty good. Filled me up completely, and hanging out with Rick is a hoot! You can “call in” your orders beforehand and pick them up rather than waiting in line. But for me, the best rating I can give a place is simply answering the question…
“Would I come back here and buy these again?” Since “sweet hamburgers” aren’t my favorite, the answer to that is probably.
Affordability for the Working Man: $10 for 10 Sliders
Chances Would I Consider Going Back: Probably
|Elite Burger||Solid Choice||Decent Burger||Ummm…no||Child Please!|
I know this is a hamburger site, and I am not one really for soups (although I do love me some chili) – but during the winter months Voltzy’s offers a Boiled Cabbage Soup.
And you have to believe me that it may have been the very best soup I have ever tasted! Think about that…ever.
I was shocked myself, but simply could not put it down. Couldn’t wait to get the next spoonful into my mouth. I am not exagerating when I say it will buckle your knees. Soup Nazi from Seinfeld has nothing on this guys’ soup. At $3 a cup, do yourself a favor and give it a try. I’ll just say “you’re welcome” right now!