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Here are the winners of Raleigh’s Best 2021

·6 min read

The votes are in.

After asking Raleigh locals to nominate and vote on their favorite local businesses, it’s time to announce the winners for Raleigh’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: North Carolina State Fair

  • Art Gallery: North Carolina Museum of Art

  • Attraction/Amusement Venue: Museum of Life and Science

  • Golf Course: North Ridge Country Club

  • Kid’s - Venue for Birthday Party: Graceful Expressions Dance Education

  • Kid’s- Venue for Entertainment/Activities: Marbles Kids Museum

  • Live Music Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre

  • Live Music Venue: Red Hat Amphitheater

  • Museum: North Carolina Museum of Art

  • Performing Arts Venue: Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Philanthropy/Non-Profit Organization: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

  • Stage Theater: Raleigh Little Theatre

Automotive

  • Auto Body Shop: Foster’s Auto Body

  • Auto Body Shop: Henry’s Muffler Shop

  • Auto Dealership - New Car: Fred Anderson Toyota of Raleigh

  • Auto Dealership - Pre-Owned: Fred Anderson Toyota of Raleigh

  • Auto Detailer: Bunkey’s Car Wash

  • Auto Glass Repair - Locally owned: SafeLite AutoGlass

  • Auto Mechanics Repair Shop: Atlantic Tire & Service

  • Car Wash: The Car Wash Lodge

  • Oil Change: Jiffy Lube

  • Tire Shop - Locally Owned: Discount Tire

Financial

  • Accounting Firm: Thomas, Judy & Tucker P.A. - Raleigh

  • Bank: BB&T

  • Credit Union: State Employees Credit Union

  • Financial Services: Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Brad McRae Sr

  • Mortgage Services: GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. Diane Kinlaw

Food & Drink

  • All-Around Restaurant: Bonafide Bakeshop & Cafe

  • Bang for the Buck: Sassool

  • Bar/Tavern: Players’ Retreat

  • Barbecue: The Pit Authentic Barbecue

  • Beer List: Raleigh Beer Garden

  • Breakfast: Flying Biscuit Café - Raleigh

  • Brewery: Trophy Brewing & Pizza

  • Brunch: First Watch

  • Burger: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

  • Catering: Ladyfingers Caterers

  • Chicken - Fried: Beasley’s Chicken + Honey

  • Chicken - Wings: Buffalo Brothers of Lake Boone

  • Coffee Shop: Global Village Organic Coffee

  • Date Night: Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

  • Deli: Village Deli and Grill - Lake Boone Trail

  • Distillery: Olde Raleigh Distillery

  • Family Dining with Kids: The Raleigh Times

  • Fine Dining: Angus Barn

  • Happy Hour: The Raleigh Times

  • Healthy Eating - Vegetarian or Vegan: Element Gastropub

  • Hot Dog: Snoopy’s Hot Dogs & More

  • International - Chinese: Ni Asian Kitchen

  • International - French: Coquette

  • International - Greek: Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen & Bar

  • International - Indian: Kabab and Curry

  • International - Italian: Bella Monica

  • International - Japanese: Waraji Japanese Restaurant

  • International - Korean: Seoul Garden

  • International - Mexican: Gonza Tacos y Tequila

  • International - Thai: Lemongrass Thai Restaurant

  • Lunch: Village Deli and Grill - Lake Boone Trail

  • Margarita: Gonza Tacos Y Tequila

  • Market - Farmer’s: State Farmers Market

  • Market - Meat: The Butcher’s Market at Millbrook

  • Market - Seafood: Locals Seafood

  • Outdoor Dining: Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen & Bar

  • Pizza: Oakwood Pizza Box

  • Ribs: The Pit Authentic Barbecue

  • Salad: Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar

  • Sandwich/Sub: Village Deli and Grill - Lake Boone Trail

  • Seafood: 42nd Street Oyster Bar

  • Shrimp & Grits: Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

  • Sports Bar: Players’ Retreat

  • Steak: Angus Barn

  • Sushi: Waraji Japanese Restaurant

  • Sweets - Bakery: Bonafide Bakeshop & Cafe

  • Sweets - Candy Shop: Videri Chocolate Factory - Chocolate Bean to Bar

  • Sweets - Cupcake Shop: Bonafide Bakeshop & Cafe

  • Sweets - Dessert: Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery

  • Sweets - Ice Cream: Two Roosters Ice Cream

  • Wine List: Angus Barn

Health & Wellness

  • CBD Shop: Aloha Plus - Premium CBD and Cannabinoids

  • Chiropractic Group/Practice: Chiropractic Partners- Dr. Matthew A. Schmid

  • Counseling Services: Choices In Wellness LLC

  • Day Spa: Adara Spa

  • Day Spa: New Vision Nails & Day Spa

  • Dental Group/Practice: Stanley Dentistry

  • Dental Group/Practice - Pediatric: Midtown Pediatric Dentistry

  • Dermatology Group/Practice: Blue Ridge Dermatology Associates, P.A.

  • Eye Care Group/Practice: Stonehenge Vision Source

  • Fitness - Facility/Gym: Hustle Fitness Studio

  • Fitness - Yoga Studio: Raleigh Yoga Center

  • Health & Vitamin Store: Aloha Plus - Premium CBD and Cannabinoids

  • Hearing/Audiology Center: Now Hear This® Hearing Aids & Audiology

  • Hospice Services: Transitions LifeCare

  • Hospital: WakeMed Raleigh Campus

  • Hospital for Childbirth: WakeMed Raleigh Campus

  • Hospital for Heart Health: WakeMed Raleigh Campus

  • In-Home Healthcare Services: WakeMed Home Health

  • Pharmacy - Locally Owned: Hayes Barton Pharmacy

  • Physical Therapy Group/Practice: Evolution Physical Therapy and Wellness

  • Physicians Group/Practice - OBGYN: Arbor ObGyn

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Orthopedics: Wake Orthopaedics

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Pediatrics: WakeMed Pediatric Primary Care

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Plastic Surgery: Richard E. Carlino, MD

  • Physicians Group/Practice - Primary Care: Wake Internal Medicine Consultants, Inc.

  • Retirement - Assisted Living Facility: Magnolia Glen

  • Retirement - Independent Living Community: The Cypress of Raleigh

  • Urgent Care Center: Wake Orthopaedics Urgent Care

  • Weight Loss/Management Program: WakeMed Children’s - Pediatric Weight Management

Home

  • Apartment Community: The Dillon Downtown Apartments

  • Carpet/Flooring Cleaning: Zerorez Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning

  • Closet & Organization Company: Closets by Design - Raleigh

  • Electrician/Electrical Contractor: Zar Electric

  • Fence Company: Harrison Fence

  • Foundation Services: Triangle Radiant Barrier

  • Gutter Services: LeafFilter Gutter Protection

  • Heating & Air Services: Air Experts Heating & Cooling

  • Home Builder: Dixon Kirby Co

  • Home Contractor/Remodeler: Closets by Design - Raleigh

  • Home Remodeler - Bath/Kitchen Specialty: H Glazer Builder Inc

  • Home Security Company: CPI Security Systems

  • Home Security Company: Gill Security Systems, Inc.

  • Interior Design Company: Closets by Design - Raleigh

  • Landscaping Service: Canopy Lawn Care Raleigh

  • Pest Control Service: Pest & Termite Consultants

  • Plumbing Company: Wade Hardin Plumbing Inc

  • Real Estate Agency/Company: Premier Agents Network

  • Real Estate Agent - Full Name & Company: Cindy Bellamy - Get It Sold Cindy

  • Roofing Company: Baker Roofing Company

Service

  • Animal - Day Camp: Care First Animal Hospital at Oberlin

  • Animal - Pet Boarding Camp: Canine Inc

  • Animal - Pet Grooming: Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Apex

  • Animal - Pet Supplies: Phydeaux

  • Animal - Veterinary Clinic: Care First Animal Hospital at Oberlin

  • Attorney/Law Firm: Henson Fuerst, Attorneys at Law

  • Attorney/Law Firm - Defense: Whitley Law Firm

  • Attorney/Law Firm - Estate Law: Daniels Hand Law Real Estate & Wills

  • Attorney/Law Firm - Personal Injury: Henson Fuerst, Attorneys at Law

  • Barber Shop: Arrow - Midtown (North Hills)

  • Children’s Camp Program: Gear Shifters STEM Explorers

  • Children’s Daycare Facility: A Safe Place Child Childcare

  • Computer Repair/Service - Locally Owned: ASAP Computer & Cell Repair

  • Funeral Home: Clements Funeral Service Inc

  • Insurance Agency: Walorz Insurance

  • Salon - Hair: Sam and Bill’s Hair Design

  • Salon - Nails: New Vision Nails & Day Spa

  • Salon - Waxing: Adara Spa

  • School - Dance Studio: Graceful Expressions Dance Education

  • School - Gymnastics Studio: Graceful Expressions Dance Education

  • School - Private Education: St. Timothy’s School

  • School- Public High School: Broughton Magnet High School

  • Storage Facility: Crabtree Family Moving & Storage

  • Tattoo Shop: Mad Ethel’s Tattoo & Body Piercing

Shopping

  • Antique Shop: Father & Son Antiques

  • Beer & Wine Store: Tasty Beverage Company

  • Bicycle Sales/Service: Oak City Cycling

  • Cabinets & Countertops Store: East Coast Granite & Marble

  • Carpet/Flooring Store: Brentwood Carpets, Inc.

  • Clothing - Boutique: Voda Boutique

  • Clothing - Childrens: A-Z Thrift Shop

  • Clothing - Consignment: A-Z Thrift Shop

  • Clothing - Men’s: Kannon’s Clothing Men’s

  • Clothing - Women’s: Rose & Lee Co

  • Fabric Store: Mill Outlet Village

  • Florist: Fallon’s Flowers

  • Furniture - Consignment: A-Z Thrift Shop

  • Furniture Store: Ambiente Modern Furniture

  • Furniture Store- Outdoor/Patio: Rainbow Play Systems of NC

  • Gardening Center/Nursery: Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop

  • Gift Shop: Stylish Living

  • Jewelry Store: Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

  • Mattress Store: The Organic Bedroom

  • Motorcycle Sales & Service: Tobacco Road Harley Davidson

  • Musical Instruments: Harry’s Guitar Shop

  • Outdoor Gear and Supply Store: Apex Outfitter & Board Co.

  • Pool/Spa Store: Rising Sun Pools & Spas

  • Sporting Goods Store - Locally Owned: Apex Outfitter & Board

  • Wedding - Dress/Formal Wear: Simply Blush Bridal

  • Windows & Doors Sales: The Aluminum Company of North Carolina

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