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Here are the winners for Charlotte’s Best 2021

·6 min read

The votes are in.

After asking Charlotte locals to nominate and vote on their favorite local businesses, it’s time to announce the winners for Charlotte’s Best 2021.

Find the winners of the following categories below: Arts & Entertainment, Automotive, Financial, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Home, Service and Shopping. Winners are also announced in print and in our eEdition Sunday, Oct. 24.

Arts & Entertainment

  • Annual Event/Festival: Greek Festival

  • Art Gallery: Mint Museum Uptown

  • Attraction/Amusement Venue: Whitewater Center

  • Golf Course: Charles T Myers Golf Course

  • Kid’s - Venue for Birthday Party: Ray’s Splash Planet

  • Kid’s- Venue for Entertainment/Activities: Hunter Farm

  • Live Music Venue: The Fillmore Charlotte

  • Museum: Discovery Place Science Museum

  • Performing Arts Venue: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

  • Philanthropy Non-Profit Organization: Charlotte Augustine Literacy Project

  • Stage Theater: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Automotive

  • Auto Body Shop: Mark Ficken Collision Center

  • Auto Dealership - New Car: Mazda of South Charlotte

  • Auto Dealership - Pre-Owned: Mark Ficken Ford Lincoln

  • Auto Detailer: Lasting Impressions Auto Detailing

  • Auto Mechanics Repair Shop: Auto Shop of the Carolinas

  • Car Wash: Autobell Car Wash

  • Oil Change: Woodie’s Auto Service and Repair Center

  • Tire Shop - Locally Owned: Auto Shop of the Carolinas

Financial

  • Accounting Firm: Deloitte

  • Bank: Bank of America

  • Credit Union: State Employees’ Credit Union

  • Financial Services: TIAA Financial Services

  • Mortgage Services: Quicken Loans Mortgage Services

  • Tax Service: Beth W. Belk, PA

  • Tax Service: LadyCPA.com

Food & Drink

  • All-Around Restaurant: Cafe South

  • Bang for the Buck: Cafe South

  • Bar/Tavern: Workman’s Friend

  • Barbecue: Midwood Smokehouse

  • Beer List: NoDa Brewing Company

  • Breakfast: Eddies Place Restaurant

  • Brewery: Middle James Brewing Company

  • Brunch: Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro

  • Burger: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

  • Catering: Pasta & Provisions

  • Chicken - Fried: Bossy Beulah’s

  • Chicken - Wings: Moosehead Grill

  • Coffee Shop: Julia’s Cafe & Books

  • Date Night: Soul Gastrolounge

  • Deli: Rhino Market & Deli

  • Distillery: Great Wagon Road Distilling Company

  • Family Dining with Kids: Mellow Mushroom Charlotte - Myers Park

  • Fine Dining: Fine Dining

  • Happy Hour: Dilworth Tasting Room

  • Healthy Eating - Vegetarian or Vegan: Living Kitchen

  • Hot Dog: JJ’s Red Hots

  • International - Chinese: Baoding Restaurant

  • International - French: Cafe Monte French Bakery and Bistro

  • International - Greek: Ilios Noche

  • International - Indian: Copper Modern Indian Cuisine

  • International - Italian: Mama Ricotta’s

  • International - Japanese: Nakato Japanese Steakhouse

  • International - Korean: Seoul Food Meat Company

  • International - Mexican: Three Amigos Mexican Grill & Cantina

  • International - Thai: Thai Taste

  • Juice Bar: Clean Juice

  • Lunch: Cafe South

  • Margarita: Superica

  • Market - Farmer’s: Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

  • Market - Meat: The Butcher’s Market

  • Market - Seafood: Clean Catch Fish Market

  • Outdoor Dining: Village Tavern

  • Pizza: Inizio Pizza Napoletana Dilworth

  • Ribs: Midwood Smokehouse

  • Salad: Chopt Creative Salad Co.

  • Sandwich/Sub: Rhino Market & Deli

  • Seafood: The Waterman Fish Bar

  • Shrimp & Grits: The King’s Kitchen

  • Sports Bar: Middle James Brewing Company

  • Steak: Beef ‘N Bottle Steakhouse

  • Sushi: Ru San’s

  • Sweets - Bakery: Amélie’s French Bakery & Café | Carmel Commons

  • Sweets - Candy Shop: The Secret Chocolatier

  • Sweets - Cupcake Shop: SAS Cupcakes

  • Sweets - Dessert: Amélie’s French Bakery & Café

  • Sweets - Ice Cream: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

  • Wine List: Foxcroft Wine Co. Dilworth

Health & Wellness

  • CBD Shop: The Premez

  • Chiropractic Group/Practice: Meehan Chiropractic and Wellness

  • Counseling Services: Clear Vista Counseling, PLLC

  • Day Spa: Nature’s Spa and Wellness

  • Dental Group/Practice: Dental Group/Practice

  • Dental Group/Practice - Pediatric: Kakouras Family Dentistry

  • Dermatology Group/Practice: Paviol Dermatology

  • Eye Care Group/Practice: Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.- SouthPark

  • Fitness - Facility/Gym: Y2 yoga

  • Fitness - Yoga Studio: Y2 Yoga

  • Health & Vitamin Store: Whole Foods Market

  • Hearing/Audiology Center: Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.- SouthPark

  • Home Health Services: Aldersgate

  • Hospital: Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Hospital for Childbirth: Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Hospital for Heart Health: Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Adult Cardiology Kenilworth

  • Orthodontics Group/Practice: Sellers Orthodontics

  • Pharmacy - Locally Owned: Randolph Medical Pharmacy

  • Physical Therapy Group/Practice: Elite Physical Therapy Eastover

  • Physicians Group/Practice - OBGYN: Atrium Health Eastover OB/GYN

  • Physicians Group/Practice - OBGYN: Novant Health Rankin OB/GYN - Randolph

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Orthopedics: OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Pediatrics: Atrium Health Levine Children’s Providence Pediatrics

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Plastic Surgery: Charlotte Plastic Surgery

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Primary Care: Tryon Medical Partners

  • Retirement - Assisted Living Facility: Aldersgate

  • Retirement - Independent Living Community: Aldersgate

  • Urgent Care Center: Novant Health Go Health

  • Weight Loss/Management Program: WW (Weight Watchers)

  • Apartment Community: Strawberry Hill

  • Appliance Repair: KD’s Appliances

  • Carpet/Flooring Cleaning: Stanley Steemer

  • Cleaning Service: Elemental Cleaning

  • Closet & Organization Company: Space Oasis Charlotte NC

  • Electrician/Electrical Contractor: Morris-Jenkins

  • Fence Company: Champion Fence Builders Inc.

  • Foundation Services: DryPro

  • Gutter Services: H & S Roofing & Gutter Company

  • Heating & Air Services: Morris-Jenkins

  • Home Builder: Rivus Construction

  • Home Contractor/Remodeler: Andrew Roby

  • Home Remodeler - Bath/Kitchen Specialty: Andrew Roby

  • Home Security Company: CPI Security Systems

  • Housing Development/Neighborhood: Sedgefield, Charlotte, NC

  • Interior Design Company: Tyndall Furniture & Mattress

  • Landscaping Service: Terra Green Precision Landscapes

  • Pest Control Service: Killingsworth Environmental

  • Plumbing Company: Morris-Jenkins

  • Pool Service/Maintenance: Lombardo Pools

  • Real Estate Agency/Company: The Redbud Group

  • Real Estate Agent - Full Name & Company: Ryan Massey - The Redbud Group

  • Roofing Company: Faile Roofing

  • Animal - Day Camp: Social Pet

  • Animal - Pet Boarding: Social Pet

  • Animal - Pet Grooming: Social Pet

  • Animal - Pet Supplies: Social Pet

  • Animal - Pet Supplies: Pet Supplies Plus Charlotte

  • Animal - Veterinary Clinic: Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center | Charlotte NC

  • Attorney/Law Firm: JMD - James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.

  • Attorney/Law Firm - Defense: Laughrun II George V

  • Attorney/Law Firm - Estate Law: JMD - James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.

  • Attorney/Law Firm - Family Law: JMD - James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.

  • Attorney/Law Firm - Personal Injury: Plumides, Romano, & Johnson, PC

  • Barber Shop: Caliber Men’s Grooming

  • Children’s Camp Program: Carolina Kids Voices

  • Children’s Daycare Facility: First Presbyterian Church Child Development Center

  • Computer Repair/Service - Locally Owned: Livingood’s - Appliance and Bedding

  • Employment /Staffing Agency: Performance Staffing

  • Event Planner: J. Leigh Events

  • Funeral Home: Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home

  • Salon - Hair: Hair Classics

  • Salon - Nails: Mimosas Nail Bar

  • Salon - Tanning: Organic Bronze Bar

  • Salon - Waxing: Sweet Honey Brazilian Wax

  • School - Dance Studio: Miss Donna’s School of Dancing

  • School - Gymnastics Studio: Perfect Balance Training Center

  • School - Private Education: Charlotte Country Day

  • School - Public Charter: Union Academy Charter School

  • School - Public Magnet: Piedmont Ib Middle School

  • School- Public High School: Myers Park High School

  • Storage Facility: CubeSmart Self Storage

  • Tattoo Shop: Made To Last Tattoo

  • Wedding Reception Venue: The Duke Mansion

  • Antique Shop: Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

  • Appliance Store: Queen City Audio Video & Appliances

  • Beer & Wine Store: Total Wine & More

  • Bicycle Sales/Service: Bicycle Sport

  • Boat Dealership: Boaters Marine

  • Cabinets & Countertops Store: Mint Hill Cabinet Shop

  • Carpet/Flooring Store: Hughes Floor Covering

  • Clothing - Boutique: Material Girl Boutique (Hair & Juicy Body Goddess Fashion)

  • Clothing - Childrens: Shower Me With Love

  • Clothing - Consignment: J T Posh

  • Clothing - Men’s: Glory Days Apparel

  • Clothing - Women’s: Material Girl Boutique (Hair & Juicy Body Goddess Fashion)

  • Eyewear Store: Sally’s Optical Secrets

  • Fabric Store: JOANN Fabrics and Crafts

  • Florist: The Blossom Shop

  • Furniture - Consignment: South End Exchange

  • Furniture Store: Tyndall Furniture & Mattress

  • Furniture Store- Outdoor/Patio: Hearth & Patio

  • Gardening Center/Nursery: Pike’s Nursery

  • Gift Shop: Paper Skyscraper

  • Jewelry Store: Malak Jewelers

  • Liquor Store: Frugal MacDoogal Beverage Warehouse

  • Mattress Store: Tyndall Furniture & Mattress

  • Motorcycle Sales & Service: Independence Harley-Davidson

  • Musical Instruments: Howren Music

  • Outdoor Gear and Supply Store: Great Outdoor Provision Co.

  • Pool/Spa Store: Leslie’s

  • Sporting Goods Store - Locally Owned: Sporting Goods Store - Locally Owned

  • Vaping Store: Kure CBD & Vape

  • Wedding - Dress/Formal Wear: New York Bride & Groom

  • Window Treatments: Calico

  • Windows & Doors Sales: Renewal by Andersen Window Replacement

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