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Best of Toledo

Best Local Eateries Best Local Media Best Local Businesses, Schools & Orginizations Best Local Healthcare
Best Local Atheletes Best Local Transport Best Local Bar's Best Local Retail
Best Local Music Best Local Proffesionals Best Local Art Best Local Stylists


Shorty’s True American Roadhouse -

Runner up: City Barbeque

Burger Joint

Burger Bar 419 -

Runner up: Bar 145


Wei Wei -

Runner up: QQ Kitchen


Star Diner

Runner up: Mayberry Diner

Fine Dining

Mancy’s  -

Runner up: Element 112

Food Truck

Rosie’s Rolling Chef -

Runner up: Taco Truck

Italian Restaurant

Mancy’s Italian -

Runner up: Rosie’s Italian Grille

Seafood Restaurant

Real Seafood Company -

Runner up: Bluewater Grille


Mancy’s Steakhouse -

Runner up: Rockwell’s


Chowders ‘N Moor -

Runner up: Stella’s


Bakery Unlimited -

Runner up: The Baker’s Kitchen & Thrush’s Bakery (Tie)

Sushi Restaurant

Kyota Ka -

Runner up: Spicy Tuna

Mexican Restaurant

El Camino Real -

Runner up: El Vaquero

Hot Dog

Rudy’s Hot Dog -

Runner up: Tony Packo’s

Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Kitchen -

Runner up: Rose Thai

Indian Restaurant

Tandoor of Toledo -

Runner up: The Indian Jewel of Toledo

Middle Eastern Restaurant

The Beirut -

Runner up: The Grape Leaf Diner


Marco’s Pizza -

Runner up: The Original Gino’s Pizza 

Tea Shop

Elaine’s Tea Shoppe -

Runner up: Clara J’s 219

Independent Coffeehouse

Black Kite Coffee and Pies -

Runner up: Plate 21



Christine Senack -

Runner up: Kristen Mollenkopf

Religious Leader

Pastor Lee Powell (Cedar Creek Church) -

Runner up: Ben Snyder (Cedar Creek Church)

Local Hipster

Dustin Hostetler -

Runner up: Ryan Bunch

Community Role Model

Chrys Peterson

Runner up: Mike Bell

Best Toledoan you love to hate

Carty Finkbeiner

Runner up: Mike Bell

Person we miss

Carty Finkbeiner

Runner up: Mike Bell


Linde Webb -

Runner up: Richard Chamberlain

Real Estate Agent

Donna Friesner (Danberry Realty) -

Runner up: Greg Cassidy (Flex)


Clint Longenecker (University of Toledo) -

Runner up: Steven Christman (University of Toledo)


Dad Patchen -

Runner up: Schnieder and Sons Electric


Mike Petrie (Petrie Plumbing) - 419-382-5380

Runner up: Anthony Wayne Sewer & Drain


Media Journalist

Taylor Dungjen -

Runner up: Mary Helen Darah


Dan Cummings (WTOL Ch. 11) -

Runner up: Dave Holmes (WTVG Ch. 13)


Jay Berschback (WTVG Ch. 13) -

Runner up: Blizzard Bill Spencer (WTVG Ch. 13)

Anchor Duo

Diane Larson & Lee Conklin -

Runner up: Chrys Peterson & Jerry Anderson

Local TV Station

WTVG Ch. 13 -

Runner up: WTOL Ch. 11

Radio Station

92.5 KIss FM -

Runner up: 99.9 K100 FM

Morning Show

Morning Rush with  Kiss FM -

Runner up: Bob & Tom WIOT

Local Facebook Page

Smash Toledo -

Runner up: Girl in the Glass City, Christine Senack

Local Twitter account

Toledo Tweets -

Runner up: Patrick @supthickey


Eye Doctor

Dr. Dino Costa -

Runner up: Dr. Stephen Reed

Dr. Jon Frankel -

Runner up: Dr. Nadeem Khan


Drs. Simon, Haerian and Ludwig Orthodontics -
Runner up: Dr. Kay


Dr. Andrew Wright (ABA Family Chiropractic) -

Runner up: Dr. Brian Royer

Alternative Health Care

Dr. Bryan Royer (Harmony Chiropractic) -

Runner up: Serenity Health and Wellness Center

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Frank Barone -

Runner up: Dr. Jeff Kessler


Dr. Henry Naddaf -

Runner up: Dr. Kelly Emch


Drs. John & Tim Anders -

Runner up: Dr. Hope Mitchell

Ear, Nose and Throat

Drs. Oliver Jenkins and Christopher Perry -

Runner up: Dr. Allan Rubin


Dr. Bob Esplin (Sylvania Vet) -

Runner up: Dr. Bart Soeder (Heatherdowns Vet)

High School

Whitmer High School -

Runner up: Central Catholic


University of Toledo -

Runner up: BGSU

Suburban Downtown


Runner up: Sylvania


German American Festival -

Runner up: Old West End Festival

Institution to Show Off

Toledo Museum of Art -

Runner up: Toledo Zoo

Thing Toledo Needs

More Downtown Development

Runner up: Trader Joes


Cherry Street Mission -

Runner up: Toledo Humane Society


Huntington -

Runner up: Fifth Third

Design Firm

Ulrich Pinciotti Design -

Runner up: Madhouse


Omni-Site Ohio -

Runner up: Black Diamond Lawn & Garden


Dry Cleaner

Lasalle Cleaners -

Runner up: Twin Oaks Cleaners

Place to Adopt a Pet

Toledo Area Humane Society -

Runner up: Planned Pethood


Local Grocery

Walt Churchill’s Market -

Runner up: Sautter's Markets

Ethnic Grocery

Sofo Foods -
Runner up: San Marco's

Natural Food Store

Health Foods by Claudia -

Runner up: Bassett's Health Foods

Hotel or Motel

Hilton Garden Inn (Levis Commons) -
Runner up: Holiday Inn French Quarter

Wedding Venue

Toledo Art Museum -

Runner up: Toledo Club

Event Planner

Bee for the Day -

Runner up: Elite Events


Bartz Vivano -

Runner up: Hafner Florist


Michael's Cafe & Gourmet Catering -

Runner up: Premier Catering

Limo Service

Childers Limousine Service -

Runner up: Birmingham Limousine Service

Romantic Getaway

Belamere Suites -

Runner up: Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

Best New Store

Gabe's -

Runner up: Art Van

Locally owned Women's Boutique

Lady C Distinctive Ladies Fashion -

Runner up: Sophie's Sister/Sophia Lustig

Locally owned Men's Boutique

Neil's Men’s Shop -

Runner up: V Couture

Resale Shop

Clothes Mentor -

Runner up: Plato's Closet

Thrift Shop

Goodwill -

Runner up: Salvation Army


Phyllis Sheets (My Shop on Rugby Drive) -

Runner up: Ali Awada

Jewelry Store

Harold Jaffe Jewelers -

Runner up: David Fairclough

Eye Wear

Optical Arts -

Runner up: Van Optical

Greenest Business

Phoenix Earth Food Cooperative -

Runner up: Sweet Cheeks


Hoen's Garden Center & Landscaping -

Runner up: Whiteford Greenhouse


Franklin Park Mall -

Runner up: Shops at Fallen Timbers

Spiritual Shop

Reger's Church Supplies & Religious Gifts -

Runner up: Angela's Angels

Home boutique

Paula Brown Shop -

Runner up: Lily's at Levis

Antique Store

Leffler's Antiques -

Runner up: Maumee Antique Mall

Furniture Store

Art Van -

Runner up: Banner Mattress & Furniture Co.

Paint Store

John’s Color Concepts -

Runner up: The Andersons

Liquor Store

Joseph's Beverage Center -

Runner up: Pauken Wine & Liquor

Smoke Shop

The Cigar Affair -

Runner up: Loonar Station


Jem Photography -

Runner up: Man Overboard Images

Psychic / Astrologer

Janet Amid -

Runner up: Kimmie Rose

Pet Grooming

Karnik Pet Lodging and Dog Daycare -

Runner up: Sylvania Vet

Place to Buy a Car

Yark Automotive Group -

Runner up: Dave White Chevrolet


Toledo Express Airport -

Runner up: Detroit Metro Airport

Carwash & Detailer

Russ’ Auto Wash -

Runner up: Expresso Car Wash

Auto mechanic

Tireman -

Runner up: Majestic Auto

Hair Stylist

Amy Colvin (Pyure) -

Runner up:  Mary Anne Johnson (Willow Creek Salon)

Women’s Salon

Pyure Salon and Spa -

Runner up: Reve Salon and Spa


Angie Scott (Faces) -

Runner up: Katie Pelz

Men’s barbershop

Rooster’s Men’s Grooming Center -

Runner up: Lady Jane’s

Day Spa

Reve Salon and Spa -

Runner up: Pyure

Wellness Center

Serenity Health & Wellness -

Runner up: Wildwood Promedica

Nail Salon

Pyure -

Runner up: Jonathon Khoi Nail Spa

Yoga Studio

Tonic -

Runner up: Bikram Yoga Toledo

Dance Studio

Paulette’s Studio of Dance -

Runner up: Inspire Dance Company

Massage Therapist

Joanie Donavan (Ultimate Mind Body) -

Runner up: Meghan Alexander (Simply Massage)

Personal Trainer

Chris & Jen (Renegade Fitness) -

Runner up: Nick Beakas Personal Training

Athletic Club

Wildwood Athetic Club -

Runner up: Planet Fitness

Best New Bar

Social Gastropub -

Runner up: 5th Street Pub

Irish pub

Blarney Irish Pub -

Runner up: Claddagh

Best Bar to Network in

Bar145° -

Runner up: The Attic

Best Girls Night Out Bar

Bar145° -

Runner up: Bar Louie

Sports Bar

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar -

Runner up: Fricker’s

College Bar

Jake’s Saloon - (419) 725-1234

Runner up: Chasers

Gay Bar

Bretz Nightclub -

Runner up: RHouse

Trivia Night

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar -

Runner up: Ralphie’s Sports Eatery

Country Bar

Sneaky Petes’s Saloon -

Runner up: Uncontested

Strip Club

Platinum Showgirls -

Runner up: Hush Showgirls

Best bar that makes you Feel like you’re not in Toledo

Hollywood Casino -

Runner up: Barr’s Public House

Best Band

The Eight Fifteens -

Runner up: The Rivets

Live Music Bar

The Village Idiot -

Runner up: Bar145

New Act

The Bradberries -

Runner up: Own It

High School Band

Whitmer -

Runner up: Anthony Wayne Generals

Open Mic Night

Bier Stube -

Runner up: The Bronze Boar

Best Blues & Jazz

Chris Shutters -

Runner up: Jeff Williams


Hip Hop

Raine Wilder -

Runner up: B. Wills



Jeff Stewart -

Runner up: Chris Shutters


Jason Kelley (Book That DJ) -

Runner up: DJ Javier (Rico Sounds)

Recording Studio

Little Elephant Recording Studio -

Runner up: Firefly Studios

Local Music Store

Durdel’s -

Runner up: Rettig Music

Music Teacher

Don Coats -

Runner up: Justin Roaders & Ray Novak (tie)

Supporter of Local Arts

The Arts Commission -

Runner up: Toledo School for the Arts

Independent Gallery

Hudson Gallery -

Runner up: American Gallery

Local Art Event

Crosby Festival of Arts -

Runner up: Art Walks

Art Photographer

Seth Foley -

Runner up: Tina Gionis

Tattoo Artist

Sailor (Rob) Woody -

Runner up: Steven “Fish” Warner

2d Artist

Skott Horn

Runner up: Jerry Gray

3d Artist

Richard Reed

Runner up: Tom Lingeman

Literary Artist 

Kayla Williams, Lorraine Cipriano -

Runner up: Michael Kocinski

Local Theater Group

The Toledo Repertoire Theatre -

Runner up: Children’s Theater Workshop

Live Theater venue

The Valentine Theater -

Runner up: The Toledo Repertoire Theatre

Place To Buy Local Art

American Gallery

Runner up: Hudson Gallery

Gallery for Art

The Toledo Museum of Art -

Runner up: Hudson Gallery

Local High School Coach

Jerry Bell (Whitmer)

Runner up: Greg Dempsey (Central Catholic)

High School Team

Whitmer Panthers -

Runner up: Central Catholic Fighting Irish

Bowling Alley

Timbers Bowling Lanes -

Runner up: Southwyck Bowling Lanes

Martial Arts Studio

Kempo Martial Arts Center -

Runner up: All American Karate

Bike Shop

Wersell’s Bike and Ski Shop -

Runner up: Reggie’s Bike Shop


Toledo Ballet  -

Runner up: Cassandra’s Ballet School

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Feb 26, 2014 02:44 pm
 Posted by  patchouliflower

Sailor Woody!!!!

Feb 28, 2014 01:49 am
 Posted by  Lover

It's called Social. A gastropub... Not The Social. Clearly, the paper missed the mark on both accounts. As an avid reader the side note leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. You award am establishment but feel the need to put a rather interesting side note. Either give it to "The Social" or not. Bad journalism.

Jan 4, 2015 03:32 am
 Posted by  Ahmad Raza

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