Activities

Best Local Area Festival

1. Berrien County Youth Fair

2. Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

3. Glad Peach Festival

Best Local Art Studio

1. Box Factory For the Arts

2. The Turquoise Top Hat

3. JLN Studio

Best Local Brewery

1. Watermark Brewing Company

2. Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery

3. Silver Harbor Brewing Company

Best Local Dance Studio

1. Connie Cassidy School of Dance

2. Dance Arts

3. Fusion Center for Dance

Best Local Downtown Activity/Event

1. Live Mannequins

2. Chalk the Block

3. Reindog Parade

Best Local Fun Park

1. Silver Beach Carousel

2. Hidden Pointe

3. Captain Mike's Fun Park

Best Local Golf Course

1. Harbor Shores Golf Club

2. Pipestone Creek Golf Course

3. Lost Dunes Golf Club

Best Local Health Club

1. South Shore Health & Racquet Club

2. YMCA of Southwest Michigan

3. Maddog 5/1 Fitness Studio

Best Local Hiking Trails

1. Sarett Nature Center

2. Grand Mere State Park

3. Love Creek Nature Center

Best Local Museum/Gallery

1. Curious Kids' Museum

2. Krasl Art Center

3. The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

Best Local Performance Venue

1. The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College

2. Shadowland on Silver Beach

3. The Acorn Theater

Best Local Place for Live Music

1. The Livery

2. Czar's 505

3. Casey's Bar & Grill, New Buffalo

Best Local Place to Go Bowling

1. Kelley's Bowl

2. Lakeshore Lanes

3. Joey Armadillo's

Best Local Place to Take the Kids

1. Curious Kids' Museum

2. Silver Beach Carousel

3. Kelley's Bowl

Best Local Romantic Spot

1. Silver Beach County Park

2. Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

3. Warren Dunes State Park

Best Local Selfie Spot

1. St. Joseph bluff

2. Silver Beach

3. Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Best Local Sports Bar

1. Coach's Bar and Grill

2 (tie). Wings Etc.

2 (tie). The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

Best Local Winery

1. Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery

2. Lazy Ballerina Winery

3. Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

Best Local Yoga Studio

1. Yoga Life Studio

2. South Shore Health & Racquet Club

3. Focused Fitness – Cindy Klutts

Best Wedding Reception Venue

1. Shadowland on Silver Beach

2. Journeyman Distillery

3. Berrien Hills Golf Club

Food

Best Asian Restaurant

1. Chan's Garden

2. Hong Kong Kitchen

3. Ban Thai

Best Candy/Chocolate

1. Kilwins, St. Joseph

2. South Bend Chocolate Cafe

3. The Chocolate Garden

Best French Fries

1. Neon Grill

2. McDonald's

3. The Stray Dog Bar & Grill

Best Fried Chicken

1. Chicken Coop

2. Roger's Foodland

3. Martin's Super Markets

Best Greek Restaurant

1. Mr. Gyros

2. Mr. Goody's

3. Dino's Restaurant & Pancake House

Best Hamburger

1. North Shore Inn

2. Chatterbox

3. Buck Burgers & Brew

Best Italian Restaurant

1. Tosi's Restaurant

2. Santaniello's Glenlord Restaurant

3. Vivi's Italian Garden

Best Liquor Store

1. Liquor Cabinet

2. Lambrecht's Liquor Store

3. Liquor Locker

Best Local Place to Get Ice Cream

1. Kilwins, St. Joseph

2. Sherman Dairy Bar

3. Dairy Queen

Best Mexican Restaurant

1. Mark III

2. La Perla Produce

3. El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

Best Onion Rings

1. Clementine's Too

2. North Shore Inn

3. The Getaway Grille & Cubbie Bar

Best Overall Local Restaurant

1. Grande Mere Inn

2. Tosi's Restaurant

3. Coach's Bar and Grill

Best Pizza

1. Silver Beach Pizza

2. Santaniello's Glenlord Restaurant

3. DiPisa's Pizza

Best Place to Buy Meat/Poultry

1. Roger's Foodland

2. Lowery's Meat & Grocery

3. Martin's Super Markets

Best Restaurant Beer Selection

1. Buck Burgers & Brew

2. Coach's Bar and Grill

3. Zeke's Restaurant

Best Restaurant Breakfast

1. Bert's Breakfast Korner

2. Full Circle Café & Espresso Bar

3. Joe's Cafe Breakfast House

Best Restaurant Desserts

1. Tosi's Restaurant

2. Full Circle Café & Espresso Bar

3. Grande Mere Inn

Best Restaurant Lunch

1. The Mason Jar Cafe

2. Coach's Bar and Grill

3. Full Circle Café & Espresso Bar

Best Restaurant Outdoor Seating

1. RyeBelles Restaurant & Bar

2. LakeHouse Restaurant & Bar

3. 221 Main – Restaurant & Cocktail House

Best Restaurant Seafood

1. Grande Mere Inn

2. Timothy's Restaurant

3. Clementine's Too

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

1. Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

2. Tosi's Restaurant

3. Grande Mere Inn

Best Supermarket

1. Meijer

2. Martin's Super Markets

3. Roger's Foodland

Best Whole Foods/Natural Foods

1. Apple Valley Natural Foods

2. Meijer

3. Whole Foods Market

Odds & Ends

Best College Sports Team

1. University of Michigan

2. Michigan State University

3. University of Notre Dame

Best Comic Strip

1. Family Circus

2. Pickles

3. Dilbert

Best Local High School Band

1. Lakeshore High School Marching Band

2. St. Joseph High School

3. Benton Harbor High School

Best Local High School Sports Program

1. Lakeshore Lancers

2. St. Joseph Bears

3. Bridgman Bees

Best Local Mobile App

1. No Wait

2. Makers Trail

3. Lake Life

Best Local Newspaper

1. The Herald-Palladium

2. MailMax

3. New Buffalo Times

Best Local Nonprofit Agency

1. Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan – Yeager Family Pet Shelter

2. Region IV Area Agency On Aging

3. United Way of Southwest Michigan

Best Local Radio Station

1. 97.5 Y-Country (WYTZ-FM)

2. 98.3 The Coast (WCXT-FM)

3. WSJM

Best Local TV Station

1. WNDU 16

2. WSBT 22

3. ABC57 (WBND)

Best Minor League Sports Team

1. South Bend Cubs

Best Pro Sports Team

1. Chicago Cubs

2. Detroit Red Wings

3. Chicago Bears

People

Best Allergist

1. Dr. Paul Judge

2. Dr. Stephen Bovenkerk

3. Dr. Byra Reddy

Best Bartender

1. Brent Prillwitz, Silver Beach Pizza

2. Ken Clark, Tosi's Restaurant

3. Anna Maki, Timothy's Restaurant

Best Chiropractor

1. Dr. Marc Mavis

2. Lake Michigan Chiropractic

3. Dr. Chad Sharkey

Best Dentist

1. Dr. Ryan Thomas

2. Dr. Michael Stusick

3. Dr. Rick Klug

Best Dermatologist

1. Advanced Skin & MOHS Surgery Center

2. Advanced Dermatology

3. St. Joseph Dermatology

Best Eye Care Practitioner

1. Great Lakes Eye Care

2. All Eyes

3. Dr. Flood's Vision Center

Best Family Doctor

1. Dr. Matthew Campbell

2. Dr. Sigita Alimenti

3. Dr. John Gosling

4. Dr. Anthony Palmer

Best Hearing Specialist

1. Professional Hearing Services

2. Affordable Hearing Store

3. Hear Michigan

Best Holistic Medical Professional

1. MaryBeth Good

2. Natural Choices – Jane Oelke

3. David Brackett

Best Orthodontist

1. Dr. Nathan Thomas

2. Dr. Chad Harrington

3. Dr. James Allen

Best Pediatrician

1. Dr. Ami Shah

2. Dr. David Driscoll

3. Dr. Georg Schultz

Best Veterinarian

1. Two By Two Animal Hospital

2. Dr. Ed Blesy – St. Joseph Animal Wellness Clinic

3. Dr. Jeff Richards, St. Joseph Veterinary Hospital

HP Columnist

1. Jeremy Bonfiglio

Local Band/Musician

1. Joe Jason

2. Mark Ficks

3. Kevin McIlvaine

Local Chef

1. Michael McCrery, executive chef, Tosi's Restaurant

2. Tim Sizer, Timothy's Restaurant

3. Cindy Link, Bert's Breakfast Korner

Politician

1. State Sen. John Proos

2. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton

3. State Rep. Kim LaSata

Services

Best Local Apartment Complex

1. Lake Pines Apartments

2. Bridgman Estates

3. Briarwood Apartments

Best Local Assisted Living/Nursing Home

1. Woodland Terrace

2. Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

3. Caretel Inns of Lakeland

Best Local Auto Body Shop

1. Kepner's Precision Auto Krafters

2. LeRoy's Body Shop

3. P&R Body Shop

4. Lakeshore Body Shop

Best Local Auto Detailing Service

1. Tidy Car

2. Lane Holmes

3. TNT Car Detailing Service

Best Local Auto Parts Store

1. O'Reilly Auto Parts

2. Ridge & Kramer, Stevensville

3. AutoZone

Best Local Auto Repair Shop

1. Lakeshore Auto Clinic

2. Great Lakes Truck & Auto Repair

3. Blue Lake Auto Service

Best Local Bank/Credit Union

1. United Federal Credit Union

2. Honor Credit Union

3. Chemical Bank

Best Local Car Wash

1. Soft Touch Car Wash

2. Lakeshore Shell Food Mart

3. Sparkle Car Care Centers

Best Local Carpet Cleaner

1. Heaven Scent Carpet Cleaning

2. Stanley Steemer

3. Jay Renfro's Carpet Cleaning

Best Local Day Care

1. Trinity Lutheran School & Early Childhood Center

2. YMCA of Southwest Michigan

3. Witheral School Child Care

Best Local Financial Planning Service

1. Edward Jones – Financial Adviser Karla K. McLean

2. Woods Financial Services – Brad Woods

3. Hilliard Lyons

Best Local Funeral Home

1. Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services

2. Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel

3. Sommerfeld Smith Funeral Home

Best Local Hair Salon

1. Alley Cuts

2. Statements Style Lounge

3. Frederic and Kimberly's Hair/Skin/Nails

Best Local Heating/Air Conditioning Company

1. Boelcke Heating and Air Conditioning

2. Smitty's Heating and Air Conditioning

3. Five Star Heating & Air Conditioning

Best Local Hotel

1. The Inn at Harbor Shores

2. Hilton Garden Inn, Benton Harbor

3. The Boulevard Inn & Bistro

Best Local House Cleaning/Maid Service

1. Call The Mrs.

2. Molly Maid of Berrien County

3. All in the Bucket, Stevensville

Best Local Insurance Agent

1. Combined Insurance Agencies

2. Mike Gilbert – State Farm Insurance

3. Bradford Insurance Agency

Best Local Landscaping Company

1. Nature's Way Landscaping

2. Arcadia Gardens

3. Brookside Nursery

Best Local Law Office

1. Passaro, Kahne & Taylor Law Office

2. Conybeare Law Office

3. Burdick & Engeln

Best Local Marina

1. Pier 1000 Marina

2. Brian's Marina

3. Pier 33

Best Local Nursery/Garden Supplies

1. Sawyer Home & Garden Center

2. Silverstone Gardens

3. Brookside Nursery

Best Local Pest Control Company

1. Mosquito Squad of Southwest & South Central Michigan

2. Rose Pest Control

3. Armor Pest Control

4. T A Roberts – Professional Pest Control

Best Local Pet Grooming/Boarding

1. Fluff N' Suds Pet Salon

2. Curbside Mobile Grooming

3. DogZone

Best Local Pharmacy

1. Roger's Foodland Pharmacy

2. Van's Pharmacy

3. Gillespie's Pharmacy

Best Local Place to Get a Manicure/Pedicure

1. Nail Tech

2. Twin City Nails

3. Frederic And Kimberly's Aveda Concept Salon

Best Local Place to Get an Oil Change

1. Sparkle Car Care Centers

2. P&R Service

3. Blue Lake Auto Service

Best Local Plumber

1. City Plumbing & Heating Co.

2. The Primary Plumber

3. Mead Plumbing Co.

Best Local Real Estate Agency

1. RE/MAX by the Lake

2. Core Real Estate

3. Jung Agency

Best Local Real Estate Agent

1. Dawn Tomlinson, Attila Real Estate

2. Loren Gerber, Core Real Estate

3. Chris Bodnar, Jung Agency

Best Local Remodeling Company

1. Zielke Homes & Improvement

2. ReMods, Stevensville

3. Franklin Construction

Best Local Roofing Company

1. Shoreline Roofing & Siding

2. Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper

3. ReMods, Stevensville

Best Local Spa

1. The Inn at Harbor Shores

2. Studio Bond

3. Copper Zone

Best Local Tattoo Parlor

1. Conception Gallery

2. Birds Eye View

3. The Legacy House

Best Local Tire Store

1. Discount Tire

2. Belle Tire

3. M&W Tire

Best Local Towing Service

1. Jeff's Towing & Recovery

2. P&R Service

3. Denny's Towing

Best Local Travel Agency

1. Signal Travel & Tours

2. Libby & Karla's Travel

3. Travel Leaders

Best Local Weight-Loss Program

1. Diet Center

2. Nutri-Zone

3. Hard Core Nutrition

Shopping

Best Downtown Benton Harbor Merchant

1. Larks Bar-B-Que

2. North Shore Inn

3. Urban Garage Market

Best Downtown St. Joseph Merchant

1. G&M Variety

2. Gallery On the Alley

3. Kilwins, St. Joseph

Best Local Furniture Store

1. Schroeder Furniture

2. HarborTown Interiors

3. Slumberland Furniture

Best Local Hunting/Firearms Store

1. Black Arsenal

2. Gun and Bow Outpost

3. The Gun House

Best Local Place to Buy Antiques

1. Great Lake Antique Mall

2. Blue Moon Vintage Market

3. State Street Antiques

Best Local Place to Buy Boats

1. Brian's Marina

2 (tie). Pier 33

2 (tie). Pier 1000 Marina

Best Local Place to Buy Books

1. Forever Books

2. Parable Christian Store

Best Local Place to Buy Carpeting

1. Country Carpet Shoppe

2. Migala Rug & Tile

3. Floor Art

Best Local Place to Buy Flowers

1. Crystal Springs Florist

2. H&J Florist and Greenhouses

3. Flowers by Anna

Best Local Place to Buy Jewelry

1. Jewelfire Diamond Center

2. The Natural Gem

3. Black Rose Jewelry

Best Local Place to Buy Musical Instruments

1. Bagatini's

2. Quinlan & Fabish Music Co.

Best Local Place to Buy New Cars

1. LeValley Chevrolet Buick GMC

2. Siemans Ford

3. Dominion Chevrolet

Best Local Place to Buy Used Cars

1. Siemans Ford

2. LeValley Chevrolet Buick GMC

3. Dominion Chevrolet

Best Local Resale Shop

1. Six Degrees Resale Store

2. Lighthouse Attic

3. Sell4U Bridgman

Best Local Sporting Goods Store

1. Dunham's Sports

2. Wanderlust Outfitters

3. Sports 44