Upon entering Voltzy’s Rootbeer Stand, we heard a gruff voice say “Where the Hell you been?” We said you must have us confused with someone else, this is our first time here. Voltzy himself looked at us and said.. “I know! I have been here for 21 years waiting for you, where the hell have you been?” It is fresh service like this and fresh hamburgers that have made Voltzy’s a Dayton original, and the owner a local icon. His “shtick” for a good natured ribbing of his new customers is part of the whole experience. But make no mistake, people come here for the food, and you arent around 21 years in the restaurant business if you dont deliver on taste. Click here to see a video of Voltzy asking where you have been.
Located at 4668 Springboro Pike in Moraine, Voltzy’s has been serving up their special hamburgers that are ground fresh every day, so their hamburger meat is never frozen. He uses 80/20 chuck and it is just the right combo for a juicy mouthful. All sandwiches are cooked to order. He also steams the onions on the flat top grill with his burgers. Oh but dear fellow foodies, you must know this, Voltzy’s has more than burgers. His menu is extensive and unique, with many sandwiches, sausages, and hot dog creations named after special people in his life. They even have a 17 pound hamburger on the menu called the “Bill Clinton Divorce Finale” at the great price of just $40.
In the wintertime, Voltzy prepares soups from scratch for his hungry customers who want to warm up. Customers like them so much that last winter he sold 900 gallons of soup! While we were visiting the restaurant, two customers ordered a gallon of the stuff! Being soup connoisseurs, we were very impressed with Voltzy’s homemade creation of “Cream of Vandalia Onion Soup.” Yes, that spelling by Voltzy is done on purpose as a shout out to the Dayton suburb. We also loved Voltzy’s homemade Cream of Potato Soup, and some would tell you his favorite menu items at Voltzy’s are the soups.
The Big Ragu loves Voltzy’s fresh burgers like “The Murph” which is a double cheeseburger with onions and peppers. We also thought the Patty Melt was incredible. Your Food Adventurers had a couple of Root Beers too, which were some of the best we have ever tasted. Want Value? then try Voltzy’s “10 burgers for 10 bucks deal,” which could feed 2 or 3 people… or one Ragu.
During the summer, Voltzy drops the soups and features “Slaw Dogs,” which are said to be out of this world. Voltzy told Ragu, “Wait til you try the slaw dogs, I’m gonna feed you till you explode.” Aww that’s sweet, and would be a Food Adventure first.
Voltzy’s is a unique place, and was a perfect stop on our list of Food Adventures. In fact, we had to come back twice to try more menu items. We sampled the burgers and even tried a wrap called the “Fazio” that had sausage, ham, peppers, onions, cheese and 2 fried eggs. This wrap was huge, and trying to finish it was a Food Adventure in itself. Other interesting food items were the fried mac n cheese, deep fried pickles, and the philly cheesesteak. We also saw some nice looking coney dogs leaving the kitchen.
Like the owner, Ft. Wayne Indiana native Rick Volz, Voltzy’s Restaurant has personality. They are proud of their menu and even proud that they have a bathroom at the new facility. The restaurant is literally a lobby and an outside patio that they have enclosed. We love the place and when we sat down with Voltzy, we saw that he is a good, hard working, regular guy.
Want some tips about Voltzy’s? Make sure you bring cash because they do not take credit cards! Voltzy’s can get busy, so we recommend that you call ahead with your order. Please remember Voltzy’s hours of operation are Monday -Saturday from 11am – 2pm.
Big tastes come out of this small kitchen, which in the future hopes to open up a covered car-port and extend their hours. Get yourself to Voltzy’s in Moraine, and when you come in, prepare to hear some of Voltzy’s unique humor. Do not be surprised if he asks “Where the hell have you been?” Tell him you were reading about him on Food Advetures, Dayton’s favorite food blog on DaytonMostMetro.com!
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