2015 Best of Tallahassee Results

When you’re planning the perfect romantic dinner, or you want to find the freshest sushi in town, or you’re preparing to invest thousands of your hard-earned dollars on a new roof … What to do?

Chances are, you’ll seek out the recommendation of a trusted, knowledgeable friend or two. For 16 years, Tallahassee Magazine has asked “friends” — our readers — to recommend their favorite restaurants, businesses, retailers and events in our Best of Tallahassee survey. “Crowd sourcing” before it became an Internet thing, if you will. And our readers have spoken once again, sharing their top picks in more than 100 categories. 

This year’s annual Best of Tallahassee celebration was held Oct. 28 at the Edison Restaurant, located in the magnificently restored historic electric plant that is Cascades Park’s newest landmark. To heighten the anticipation, only the top two vote-getters in each category were announced in advance. Only at the event were the ultimate Best of Tallahassee winners revealed. 

So save and consult this special issue when you need some guidance on the best Tallahassee has to offer. And be sure to give up a “well done” when you see the crystal trophies and Best of Tallahassee logos on display at your favorite local businesses.
They have earned the honor — and your patronage.

Food & Beverage

Appetizer
Bonefish Grill 
(850) 297-0460
bonefishgrill.com
3491 Thomasville Road  

Honorable Mention 
Masa

Bakery  
Cake Shop 
(850) 386-2253
tallahasseecakeshop.com
1908 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention 
Tasty Pastry

Bar
Madison Social 
(850) 894-6276
madisonsocial.com
705 S Woodward Ave., #101

Honorable Mention 
Liberty Bar & Restaurant

Barbecue
Sonny’s BBQ 
(850) 906-9996
sonnysbbq.com
1460 Timberlane Road
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
4 Rivers Smokehous

Breakfast
The Egg Café & Eatery 
(850) 765-0703
3740 Austin Davis Ave. 

Honorable Mention 
Village Inn

Brunch
The Paisley Café 
(850) 385-7268
Thepaisleycafe.com
1123 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention 
The Egg Café & Eatery

Cajun Restaurant
Coosh’s Bayou Rouge 
(850) 894-4110
Cooshs.com
6267 Old Water Oak Road, #101 

Honorable Mention 
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

Casual Dining
Kool Beanz Café 
(850) 224-2466
koolbeanz-cafe.com
921 Thomasville Road 

Honorable Mention 
Flying Bear Great American Grill

Catering
Klassic Katering 
(850) 894-0423
klassickatering.com
6753 Thomasville Road, #108

Honorable Mention 
Black Fig 

Celebration/Special Occasion Restaurant
Cypress Restaurant 
(850) 513-1100
cypressrestaurant.com
320 E. Tennessee St. 

Honorable Mention 
Sage Restaurant

Coffee Shop
Starbucks 
(850) 894-7005
starbucks.com
3425 Thomasville Road
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
RedEye Coffee

Deli
Publix 
(850) 222-1975
publix.com
1700 N. Monroe St.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention 
Jason’s Deli 

Dessert
Cake Shop 
(850) 386-2253
tallahasseecakeshop.com
1908 Capital Circle NE 

Honorable Mention 
Food Glorious Food 

Ethnic Restaurant
Sahara Greek Lebanese Café 
(850) 656-1800
saharagreek.com
1241 E. Lafayette St.

Honorable Mention 
Masa

Fine Dining Restaurant
Cypress Restaurant 
(850) 513-1100
cypressrestaurant.com
320. E Tennessee St.

Honorable Mention 
Sage Restaurant

Online Category
Food Truck
MoBi 
(850) 727-6510
mobistreetfood.com
Location Varies

Honorable Mention 
Street Chefs 

Hamburger
BurgerFi 
(850) 629-4333
burgerfi.com
1817 Thomasville Road, #710

Honorable Mention 
Vertigo Burgers & Fries

Happy Hour
101 Restaurant 
(850) 391-1309
101tally.com
215 W. College Ave., #101

Honorable Mention 
Bonefish Grill

Hibachi
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 
(850) 531-0222
osakahibachiandsushi.com
1690 Raymond Diehl Road

Honorable Mention 
Mori Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 

Hotdog
Dog Et Al
(850) 222-4099
dogetal.com
1456 S. Monroe St. 

Honorable Mention 
Voodoo Dog

Online Category
Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Nuberri Frozen Yogurt 
(850) 222-2374
nuberri.com
101 N. Blair Stone Road
1870 Thomasville Road
2910 Kerry Forest Parkway

Honorable Mention 
Lofty Pursuits 

Italian Restaurant
Bella Bella Italian Restaurant 
(850) 412-1114
thebellabella.com
123 E. 5th Ave.

Honorable Mention 
Mom and Dad’s Italian Restaurant 

Online Category
Local Brewery
Proof Brewing Co. 
(850) 894-5638
proofbrewingco.com
1717 W. Tennessee St.
644 McDonnell Drive

Honorable Mention 
Grasslands Brewing Co.

Locally owned Restaurant
Kool Beanz Café 
(850) 224-2466
koolbeanz-cafe.com
921 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention 
The Paisley Café 

Lunch
Hopkins’ Eatery 
(850) 668-0311
hopkinseatery.com
1415 Market St.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention 
The Paisley Café 

Martini/Cocktail
Bonefish Grill 
(850) 297-0460
bonefishgrill.com
3491 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention 
101 & Level 8 Lounge

Mexican/Latin American Restaurant
El Jalisco 
(850) 878-0800
eljalisco.com
2022 N. Monroe St.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention 
Pepper’s Mexican Grill & Cantina 

Outdoor Dining Restaurant
Sage Restaurant 
(850) 270-9396
sagetallahassee.com
3534 Maclay Blvd. S. 

Honorable Mention 
Hurricane Grill & Wings 

Pizza
Momo’s Pizza 
(850) 412-0222
momospizza.com
1410 Market St.
1416 W. Tennessee St. 

Honorable Mention 
Red Elephant Pizza & Grill

Seafood Market
Southern Seafood Market 
(850) 893-7301
southernseafoodmarket.com
1415 Timberlane Road 

Honorable Mention 
Capital Seafood Market
(Formerly Mike’s Seafood & Oriental Market)

Seafood Restaurant
The Seineyard Seafood Restaurant 
(850) 421-9191
theseineyard.com
8056 Woodville Highway 

Honorable Mention
Bonefish Grill

Sports Bar
Beef O’ Brady’s 
(850) 222-2157
beefobradys.com
1800 Thomasville Road
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
Corner Pocket Sports Bar

Steakhouse
Marie Livingston’s Steakhouse 
(850) 562-2525
marielivingstonsteakhouse.com
2705 Apalachee Parkway

Honorable Mention 
Shula’s 347 Grill

Sushi
Masa
(850) 727-4183
masatallahassee.com
1650 N. Monroe St. 

Honorable Mention 
Kiku Japanese Fusion

Wine List/Winebar
The Wine Loft 
(850) 222-9914
winetallahassee.com
1240 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention 
Clusters & Hops 

Wings
Wingstop
(850) 942-9464
wingstop.com
3111 Mahan Drive
Various Locations

Honorable Mention
Hobbit American Grill

Service Providers

Air Conditioning/Heating
Benson’s Heating and Air Conditioning 
(850) 562-3132
bensonshvac.com
5402 Tower Road 

Honorable Mention 
Keith Lawson Company, Inc. 

Alterations
Helga’s Tailoring and Alterations 
E. Park Ave. Location
(850) 877-1266
tailoringtallahassee.com
2901 E. Park Ave., Suite 2500
1535 Killearn Center Blvd., A-5 

Honorable Mention 
Sunshine Alterations 

Assisted Living Facility
Westminster Oaks 
(850) 878-1136
westminsterretirement.com
4449 Meandering Way 

Honorable Mention 
Allegro

Auto Repair/Body Shop
M&M Automotive Services 
(850) 309-1140
3942 Woodville Highway 

Honorable Mention 
Lisa’s Paint and Body Shop

Automotive Dealer
Proctor Dealerships 
(888) 346-9224
proctordealerships.com
1707 Capital Circle NE 

Honorable Mention 
Capital Eurocars & Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Bank
Capital City Bank 
(850) 402-7700
ccbg.com
217 N. Monroe St.
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
Farmers and Merchants Bank

Banquet Facility
FSU Alumni Center 
(850) 644-2761
alumni.fsu.edu
1030 W. Tennessee St. 

Honorable Mention 
Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Carpet Cleaner
Stanley Steemer 
(850) 656-1777
stanleysteemer.com
3600 Weems Road 

Honorable Mention 
Bowden’s Carpet Cleaning

Child Care Provider
Growing Room Child Development Center 
(850) 668-4769
growingroomchildcare.com
2636 Centennial Place
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
Celebration Baptist Kinderschool

Chiropractor
Dr. Gene Jenkins 
(850) 668-4057
genejenkinschiro.com
1298 Timberlane Road 

Honorable Mention 
100% Chiropractic 

Credit Union
First Commerce Credit Union 
(850) 488-0035
firstcommercecu.org
2073 Summit Lake Drive
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
Envision Credit Union

Computer Repair/Services
On Call Computer Solutions LLC 
(850) 224-1008
on-callsupport.com
1114 Thomasville Road, Suite J

Honorable Mention 
Panhandle PC

Commercial Real Estate Agency/Agent 

Coldwell Banker
(850) 386-6160
coldwellbankertallahassee.com
3303 Thomasville Road

The Naumann Group 
(850) 325-1681
naumanngroup.com
2050 Capital Circle NE 

Honorable Mention 
NAI TALCOR

Dance Studio
Tallahassee Dance Academy 
(850) 893-3422
tdadance.com
1409 Maclay Commerce Drive, #D 

Honorable Mention 
Sharon Davis School of Dance

Day Spa
Millennium Nail and Day Spa 
(850) 224-2222
millenniumnailanddayspa.com
1817 Thomasville Road, #230
2915 Kerry Forest Parkway, #606 

Honorable Mention 
Chelsea Salon and Spa

Dentist Practice
Russell B. Rainey DMD 
(850) 385-3700
drrainey.com
221 E. 7th Ave.

Honorable Mention 
Murrell & Silvers 

Dermatology Practice
Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee 
(850) 877-4134
datfl.com
1707 Riggins Road 

Honorable Mention 
Dermatology Advanced Care

Dry Cleaner
Blue Ribbon Cleaners 
(850) 385-7541
blueribbondrycleaning.com
1102 E. Lafayette St.
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
O’Brien’s Shamrock Cleaners 

Electrical Company
Lawson & Lawson Electrical Services 
(850) 562-4111
llelectrical.com
5019 Metzke Lane

Honorable Mention 
Meeks & Sons, Inc.

Family Physician/Practice
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates 
(850) 297-0114
tallahasseeprimarycare.com
1803 Miccosukee Commons Drive 

Honorable Mention 
Patients First

Financial Advisor
Six Pillars Financial Advisor 
(850) 410-3568
sixpillarsfa.com
3343 Thomasville Road 

Honorable Mention 
Bill Zottolli/Northwestern Mutual

Fitness Instructor/Center
KAOS Group Training 
(850) 980-5281
kaosgrouptraining.com
2755 Power Mill Court, Suite B 

Honorable Mention 
Premier Health and Fitness Center

Flooring (Carpet/Tile/Etc)
Brian Barnard’s Flooring America 
(850) 386-8689
barnardsflooring-america.com
2731 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention 
Southern Flooring

Florist
Blossoms 
(850) 385-7363
blossomflowers.com
541 N. Monroe St. 

Honorable Mention 
Designs by Darin

Gym/Health Club
Premier Health & Fitness Center 
(850) 431-2348
tmh.org/premier
3521 Maclay Blvd. 

Honorable Mention 
KAOS Group Training 

Hair Salon/Studio
Millennium Nail and Day Spa 
(850) 224-2222
millenniumnailanddayspa.com
1817 Thomasville Road, #230
2915 Kerry Forest Parkway, #606 

Honorable Mention 
So Pure Salon & Spa

Hotel
Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection 
(850) 224-6000
hotelduval.com
415 N. Monroe St.

Honorable Mention 
Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Insurance Agency
Demont Insurance Agency 
(850) 942-7760
demontinsurance.com
2400 Mahan Drive 

State Farm
statefarm.com

Honorable Mention
Doug Crowley Insurance Services

Interior Design Firm
Laura Bryant Interior Design 
(850) 694-2297
laurabryantdesign.com 

Honorable Mention 
n.d. designs TLH Inc.

Landscaping/Lawn Services
Esposito Lawn and Garden Center 
(850) 386-2114
Espositogardencenter.com
2743 Capital Circle NE 

Honorable Mention 
Capital City Lawn Care

Law Firm/Attorney Practice
Barrett Fasig & Brooks 
(850) 224-3310
tallahasseepersonalinjury.com
3360 Capital Circle NE 

Honorable Mention 
Manausa Law Firm 

Limo Service
Mike’s Limousine Service Of Tallahassee 
(850) 224-5466
limomike.com
3109 W. Tennessee St. 

Honorable Mention 
Classic Limo

Local Charity/Non- Profit Organization
Big Bend Hospice 
(850) 878-5310
bigbendhospice.org
1723 Mahan Center Blvd.

Honorable Mention 
Boys Town North Florida

Maid Service/House Cleaning
Helping Hands Cleaning, Etc. 
(850) 510-1111

Honorable Mention 
The Maids of Tallahassee 

Monogramming/Embroidery Services
M&M Monogramming 
(850) 514-3148
mmmonogramming.com
2030 Thomasville Road, #1

Honorable Mention 
Loli and the Bean 

Moving Company
AMWAT Moving 
(850) 877-7131
amwatmovers.com
319 Ross Road 

Honorable Mention 
Mike’s Moving, Inc.

Nail Salon
Millennium Nail and Day Spa 
(850) 224-2222
millenniumnailanddayspa.com
1817 Thomasville Road, #230
2915 Kerry Forest Parkway, #606 

Honorable Mention 
Royal Nails 

Obstetric/Gynecological Practice
North Florida Women’s Care 
(850) 877-7241
nflwc.com
1401 Centerville Road, Suite 202 

Honorable Mention 
Dr. Morales & Dr. Hall 

Optometry/Ophthalmology Practice
Eye Associates of Tallahassee 
(850) 878-6161
eyeassociatesoftallahassee.com
2020 Fleischmann Road 

Honorable Mention 
Orsillo Vision Care & Optical & Susan Whaley

Painter
Marlin Coatings Inc.  
(850) 224-1370
3666 Peddie Drive 

Honorable Mention 
Superior Painting 

Pediatric Practice
North Florida Pediatrics 
(850) 877-1162
northfloridapeds.com
3606 Maclay Blvd., Suite 102 

Honorable Mention 
(TPCA) Tallahassee Pediatrics 

Pest Control Service
Paul’s Termite & Pest Control 
(850) 386-2847
callpauls.com
1225 Commerce Blvd., Midway 

Honorable Mention 
Capelouto Termite & Pest Control

Phone Service Provider
Verizon Wireless
(850) 514-2355
verizonwireless.com
2110 N. Monroe St.
Various Locations 

Honorable Mention 
AT&T 

Plumbing Service
Keith McNeil Plumbing 
(850) 562-5504
mcneillplumbing.com
3505 N. Monroe St. 

Honorable Mention 
Keith Lawson Company, Inc. 

Pool Repair/Service Company
Barksdale Custom Pools 
(850) 556-8348
barksdalecustompools.com
1754-A Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention 
Terry’s Pool Services 

Printing/Copying Services
Target Print & Mail (Formerly Target Copy) 
(850) 224-3007
targetprintmail.com
635 W. Tennessee St.

Honorable Mention 
Karmanos Printing & Graphics 

Residential Real Estate Agency/Agent
Coldwell Banker 
(850) 386-6160
coldwellbankertallahassee.com
3303 Thomasville Road 

Honorable Mention 
The Naumann Group 

Roofing Repair/Services
Rowe Roofing 
(850) 386-7663
roweroofing.com
1843 Commerce Blvd. 

Honorable Mention 
Stubbs Roofing Company 

Security System
Safe Touch 
(850) 385-9511
safetouch.com
1962 Village Green Way 

Honorable Mention 
Hi-Tech System Associates Inc. 

Sign Company
Fast Signs 
(850) 894-2400
fastsigns.com/373
1920 N. Monroe St. 

Honorable Mention 
Super Signs 

Sports/Physical Therapy
Tallahassee Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy 
(850) 877-8855
tospt.com
1891 Capital Circle NE, Unit 2

Honorable Mention 
Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center 

Surgical Practice
Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic 
(850) 877-2126
tlhplasticsurgery.com
2452 Mahan Drive, #101 

Honorable Mention 
Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. 

Tree Service
Miller’s Tree Service 
(850) 894-8733
millertreesrv.com
4951 Woodlane Circle 

Honorable Mention 
AAA Tree Experts 

Veterinary Clinic
North Florida Animal Hospital 
(850) 385-5141
nflah.com
2701 N. Monroe St. 

Honorable Mention 
Paws & Claws Veterinary Hospital 

Web Design
Cuneo Creative 
(850) 402-0027
cuneocreative.com
416 N. Adams St. 

Honorable Mention 
Netphiles

Wedding Venue
Goodwood Museum & Gardens 
(850) 877-4202
goodwoodmuseum.org
1600 Miccosukee Road 

Honorable Mention 
Mission San Luis 

Weight Loss/Control Program
Weight Watchers 
(850) 894-1422
weightwatchers.com
1400 Village Square Blvd.
1415 Timberlane Road, #315 

Honorable Mention 
FIT Weight Loss & More 

Shopping

Antique Shop
Killearn Antiques Mall 
(850) 893-0510
1415 Timberlane Road 

Honorable Mention 
Miss Mandy’s 

Cosmetic Vendor
Sephora 
(850) 402-0105
sephora.com
500 Apalachee Parkway 

Honorable Mention 
Ulta Beauty 

Eyeglass Store
My Eye Doctor
(Formerly The Hour Glass)

(850) 893-4005
myeyedr.com/tallahassee
1480 Timberlane Road
1433 E. Lafayette St. 

Honorable Mention 
Vision Works 

Furniture Store
Turner’s Fine Furniture Store 
(850) 210-0446
turnerfurniture.com
2151 U.S. Highway 319 S.,
Thomasville, GA 

Honorable Mention 
Haverty’s Furniture

Gift Store
Loli and the Bean 
(850) 576-5654
loliandthebean.com
1400 Village Square Blvd. 

Honorable Mention 
Blue Abaco & My Favorite Things

Jewelry Store
The Gem Collection 
(850) 893-4171
gemcollection.com
3501 Thomasville Road 

Honorable Mention 
Tallahassee Diamond Center

Kids Clothing
Pink Narcissus 
(850) 597-8201
lillypinknarcissus.com
1350 Market St.

Honorable Mention 
Tres Chic 

Locally Owned Store
Cole Couture 
(850) 553-3327
colecouture.com
1240 Thomasville Road, # 102 

Honorable Mention 
Loli and the Bean

Men’s Clothing
Nic’s Toggery 
(850) 385-6866
nicstoggery.com
212 S. Monroe St.
1475 Market St. 

Honorable Mention 
Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear and Apparel 

Nursery/Garden Center/Landscaping Materials
Tallahassee Nurseries 
(850) 385-2162
tallahasseenurseries.com
2911 Thomasville Road 

Honorable Mention 
Esposito Lawn & Garden Center 

Sporting Goods Store
Academy Sports & Outdoors 
(850) 216-3560
academy.com
3122-9 Mahan Drive 

Honorable Mention 
Dick’s Sporting Goods 

Teen Clothing Store
Sparkle by Madison 
(850) 591-0074
facebook.com/Sparklebymadison
1108 Thomasville Road 

Honorable Mention 
Forever 21 

Women’s Accessories/Shoes
Narcissus 
(850) 668-4807
narcissusstyle.com
1408 Timberlane Road 

Honorable Mention 
Shoe Station 

Women’s Clothing
Cole Couture 
(850) 553-3327
colecouture.com
1240 Thomasville Road, # 102 

Honorable Mention 
Narcissus 

Entertainment

Community Event
Springtime Tallahassee 
(850) 224-5012
springtimetallahassee.com
209 E. Park Ave. 

Honorable Mention 
Downtown GetDown 

Golf Course
Southwood Golf Club 
(850) 942-4653
southwoodgolf.com
3750 Grove Park Drive 

Honorable Mention 
Golden Eagle Country Club

Entertainment Venue
Cascades Park 
(850) 891-3866
discovercascades.com
1001 S. Gadsden St. 

Honorable Mention 
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Local Band
Tom & the Cats

Honorable Mention
Michael Miller Band

Online Category
Local Park
Cascades Park 
(850) 891-3866
discovercascades.com
1001 S. Gadsden St. 

Honorable Mention 
Tom Brown Park 

Online Category
Local TV/Radio Personality
The Will Dance Show 93.3 FM

Honorable Mention 
AJ Malone X101.5 FM

Place to Take the Kids
Cascades Park 
(850) 891-3866
discovercascades.com
1001 S. Gadsden St.

Honorable Mention 
Tallahassee Museum 

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