2017 Best Of Tallahassee Results

We salute the winners of our annual readers’ poll — businesses that have earned the respect and support of their customers

 

The Capital City lifestyle is brought to you by the people who deliver preferred goods and services here. For the enjoyment of residents and visitors, they serve up delicious food, trendy clothes, stylish furnishings, beautiful art, health care, financial services, premium building supplies, fine automobiles, education, entertainment, timely repairs and much, much more.
Each year, Tallahassee Magazine thanks them by inviting our readers to identify the businesses that they have found in their own experience to be the best in their fields. Readers’ top choices are awarded the accolade “Best of Tallahassee.”
In the article that follows, see which businesses our 2017 readers say make the Tallahassee lifestyle one to be envied.
We thank you, readers, for participating in the “Best of Tallahassee” poll and for giving top businesses the recognition they deserve.

Support for the “Best of Tallahassee” program is provided by presenting sponsor Capital City Bank and by these additional sponsors: The Florida Lottery, Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, Demont Insurance Agency and Financial Services, Comcast Business, John Gandy Events, The Edison, American Audio Visual, AM Break with Ann & Audra and Live In Tallahassee.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Appetizer

Bonefish Grill
bonefishgrill.com
(850) 297-0460
3491 Thomasville Road, Ste. 7

Honorable Mention
Madison Social

Asian

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

Honorable Mention
AZU Lucy Ho’s Restaurant

Bakery

Tasty Pastry Bakery, Inc.
tastypastrybakery.com
(850) 893-3752
1355 Market St., Ste. A-5

Honorable Mention
The Cake Shop Bakery

Bar

Madison Social
madisonsocial.com
705 S. Woodward Ave.

Honorable Mention
Liberty Bar & Restaurant

Barbecue

Sonny’s
BBQ
sonnysbbq.com
(850) 878-1185
3101 Dick Wilson Blvd.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention
Mission BBQ

Breakfast

Canopy Road Café
canopyroadcafe.com
(850) 668-6600
1913 N. Monroe St.

Honorable Mention
The Egg Cafe & Eatery

Brunch

Madison Social
madisonsocial.com
705 S. Woodward Ave.

Honorable Mention
The Egg Cafe & Eatery

Cajun Restaurant

Coosh’s Bayou Rouge
cooshs.com
(850) 894-4110
6267 Old Water Oak Road

Honorable Mention
Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille

Casual Dining

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

Honorable Mention
Flying Bear Great American Grill

Catering

TasteBudz Catering
tastebudz.net
(850) 309-7348
2655-12 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention
Black Fig

Celebration/Special Occasion Restaurant

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

Honorable Mention
Sage Restaurant

Coffee Shop

Lucky Goat Coffee
luckygoatcoffee.com
(850) 422-0300
668 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention
RedEye Coffee

Dessert

Food Glorious Food
foodgloriousfood.com
(850) 224-9974
1950 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
The Cake Shop Bakery

Ethnic Restaurant

Sahara Greek & Lebanese Cafe
saharacafeone.com
(850) 656-3199
1135 Apalachee Parkway

Honorable Mention
Gordos Cuban Food

Fine Dining Restaurant

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

Honorable Mention
The Blu Halo

Hamburger

Vertigo Burgers & Fries
vertigoburgersandfries.com
1370 Market St., Ste. 1
(850) 894-5060
1395 E. Lafayette St.
(850) 878-2020

Honorable Mention 
BurgerFi

Happy Hour

Madison Social
madisonsocial.com
705 S. Woodward Ave.

Honorable Mention
Table 23

Hibachi

osaka Japanese
steak house & sushi bar
theosakasteakhouse.com
(850) 531-0222
1690 Raymond Diehl Road

Honorable Mention
Nagoya Steakhouse & Sushi

Hotdog

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

Honorable Mention
VooDoo Dog

Italian Restaurant

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

Honorable Mention
Riccardo’s Restaurant

Cold Pressed Juice/Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie Cafe
tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
(850) 894-4980
10 Tallahassee Locations

Honorable Mention
Axios salt spa + juice bar

Lunch

HOPKINS ’ EATERY
hopkinseatery.com
(850) 668-0311
1415 Market St.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention
Chicken Salad Chick

Martini/Cocktail

The Blu Halo
thebluhalo.com
(850) 999-1696
3431 Bannerman Road #102

Honorable Mention
Bonefish Grill

Mexican/Latin American Restaurant

El Jalisco Mexican
Restaurant
eljalisco.com
(850) 727-0094
3197 Merchants Row

Honorable Mention
Peppers Mexican Grill and Cantina

Outdoor Dining Restaurant

Table 23
table23tally.com
(850) 329-2261
1215 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Island Wing Company Grill & Bar

Pizza

Momo’s Pizza
momospizza.com
1410 Market St.
(850) 412-0222
1416 W. Tennessee St.
(850) 224-9808

Honorable Mention
Brickyard Pizzeria

Restaurant

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

Honorable Mention
Chicken Salad Chick

Sandwich

HOPKINS ’ EATERY
hopkinseatery.com
(850) 668-0311
1415 Market St.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention
Merv’s Melts

Seafood Market

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

Honorable Mention
Capital Seafood Market

Seafood Restaurant

Wharf Casual Seafood
wharfcasualseafood.com
(850) 668-1966
4036 Lagniappe Way #3

Honorable Mention
Wahoo Seafood Grill

Sports Bar

Corner Pocket Bar & Grill
(850) 574-2724
2475 Apalachee Parkway #201

Honorable Mention
Island Wing Company Grill & Bar

Steakhouse

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

Honorable Mention
Ted’s Montana Grill

Sushi

Kiku Japanese Fusion
kikufusion.com
(850) 222-5458
3491 Thomasville Road, Ste. 12

Honorable Mention
Masa Restaurant

Wine List/Wine Bar

The Wine Loft
facebook.com/thewineloftwinebar/
(850) 921-9914
1240 Thomasville Road, Ste. 100

Honorable Mention
319 Wine and Cheese Bistro and Shoppe

Wings

Island Wing Company Grill & Bar
islandwing.com
(850) 692-3116
1370 Market St.

Honorable Mention
Wingstop

Services

Air Conditioning/Heating

Benson’s Heating  & Air Conditioning, Inc.
bensonshvac.com
(850) 562-3132
5402 Tower Road

Honorable Mention
Keith Lawson Services

Alterations

Helga’s Tailoring and Alterations
helgastailoring.com
1535 Killearn Center Blvd.
(850) 270-9399
2901 E. Park Ave.
(850) 877-1266

Honorable Mention
Sunshine Alterations

Assisted Living Facility

Allegro
allegroliving.com
(850) 668-4004
4501 W Shannon Lakes Drive

Honorable Mention
Westminster Oaks Active Living Community

Auto Repair/Body Shop

P3 Automotive
tallahasseemechanic.com
(850) 877-8811
1031 S. Magnolia Drive

Honorable Mention
Lisa’s Paint and Body

Automobile Dealer

The Proctor Dealerships
theproctordealerships.com
(850) 576-5165

Honorable Mention
Kraft Nissan

Bank

Capital City Bank
ccbg.com
(850) 402-7500
217 N. Monroe St.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention
Prime Meridian Bank

Banquet Facility

Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
tuckerciviccenter.com
(850) 644-7469
505 W. Pensacola St.

Honorable Mention
Bradley’s Pond, LLC a/k/a The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond

Carpet Cleaner

Bowden’s Carpet Cleaning & Restoration, Inc.
(850) 656-8224
2901 E. Park Ave., Ste. 1300

Honorable Mention
Extreme Carpet Care, Inc.

Cell Phone & Computer Repair

Electrical & Computer Resources
e-cr.com
(850) 562-0121
2344 Hansen Court

Honorable Mention
Computer Repair Doctor

Child Care Provider

Growing Room Child Development Centers
growingroomchildcare.com
(850) 386-4769
1271 Metropolitan Blvd.
Various Locations

Honorable Mention
Scottsdale Academy

Children’s After School Program

Brush & Palette
brushandpalettestudio.com
(859) 893-1960
1379 Timberlane Road

Honorable Mention
Foundation4ARTS

Chiropractor

Dr. Gene E. Jenkins, Jr., DC PA
genejenkinschiro.com
(850) 668-4057
1298 Timberlane Road

Honorable Mention
100% Chiropractic

Commercial Real Estate Agency

Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc.
coldwellbankertallahassee.com
(850) 386-6160
3303 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
NAI TALCOR Commercial Real Estate

Counseling/Therapist

Monica Johnson, LCSW
(850) 552-0691
2898 Mahan Drive, Ste. #5

Honorable Mention
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates (TPCA)

Credit Union

First Commerce Credit Union
firstcommercecu.org
(850) 488-0035
11 Locations

Honorable Mention
Envision Credit Union

Customer Service

Keith Lawson Services
keithlawson.com
(850) 562-2600
4557 Capital Circle NW

Honorable Mention
Rowe Roofing, Inc.

Dance Studio

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

Honorable Mention
Sharon Davis School of Dance

Day Spa

Bumblebee Waxing & More
bumblebee-waxing.com
(850) 631-1868
359 N. Monroe St.

Honorable Mention
Kanvas Dental Practice
Russell B. Rainey, DMD
drrainey.com
(850) 385-3700
221 E. 7th Ave.

Honorable Mention
Dr. James F. Walton, DDS Dr.David W. Cardman, DMD

Dermatology Practice

Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee
datfl.com
(850) 877-4134
1714 Mahan Center Blvd.

Honorable Mention
Southeastern Dermatology

Dry Cleaner

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

Honorable Mention
O’Brien’s Shamrock Cleaners

Electrical Company

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

Honorable Mention
Walsh Consulting & Electrical Services, LLC

Event/Wedding Planner

John Gandy Events
johngandyevents.com
(850) 570-5999
3463 Garber Drive

Honorable Mention
Papaya Wedding Planning

Family Physician Practice

Tallahassee Primary Care Associates (TPCA)
tallahasseeprimarycare.com
(850) 297-0114
1803 Miccosukee
Commons Drive

Honorable Mention
Patients First

Financial Advisor

Six Pillars Financial Advisors
sixpillarsfa.com
(850) 410-3569
3343 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors

Fitness Studio

Pure Barre Tallahassee
purebarre.com
(850) 942-0030
1594 Governors Square Blvd., #3

Honorable Mention
Sweat Therapy Fitness

Flooring (carpet/tile/etc)

ABC Flooring Center
tallahassee.abbeycarpet.com
(850) 877-6600
1516-B Capital Circle SE

Honorable Mention
Southern Flooring and Design Inc.

Florist

Blossoms Flowers
blossomsflowers.com
(850) 386-2087
541 N. Monroe St.

Honorable Mention
A Country Rose

Gym/Health Center

Premier Health & Fitness Center
phfc.com
(850) 431-BFIT
3521 Maclay Blvd.

Honorable Mention
Pure Barre Tallahassee

Hair Salon/Studio

Haute Headz Salon
hauteheadzsalon.com
(850) 224-0414
1950 Thomasville Road, Ste. P

Honorable Mention
Soleil 7

Hair Wax/Laser Services

Bumblebee Waxing & More
bumblebee-waxing.com
(850) 631-1868
359 N. Monroe St.

Honorable Mention
Bare Waxing and Skin Care Center

Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton Tallahassee
tallahassee.doubletree.com
(850) 224-5000
101 S. Adams St.

Honorable Mention
The Governors Inn

Insurance Agency

Demont Insurance Agency & Financial Services, Inc.
demontinsurance.com
(850) 942-7760
2400 Mahan Drive

Honorable Mention
Earl Bacon Agency

Interior Design Firm

Options by E.T., Inc.
optionsbyet.com
(850) 509-3067
1400 Village Square Blvd.,
Unit# 3-232

Honorable Mention
Laura Bryant Design

Landscaping/Lawn Services

Esposito Garden Center
espositogardencenter.com
(850) 386-2114
2743 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention
Tallahassee Nurseries

Law Firm/Attorney Practice

Thompson, Crawford & Smiley, PA
tallahasseetriallawyer.com
(850) 386-5777
1330 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Marion D. Lamb III, Attorney  at Law

Limo Service

Mike’s Limousine Service, Inc.
limomike.com
(850) 251-6453
3109 W. Tenneessee St.

Honorable Mention
Classic Limos

Local Charity/Nonprofit Organization

Last hope Rescue
lasthoperescue.org
(850) 545-8872
PO Box 13723

Honorable Mention
Boys Town North Florida

Maid Service/House Cleaning

The Maids
maids.com
(850) 422-1033
1166 Capital Circle SE

Honorable Mention
Housekeeping For The Busy, LLC

Medical Spa

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

Honorable Mention
FIT Medical Spa

Monogramming/Embroidery Services

Full Press Apparel, Inc.
fullpressapparel.com
(850) 222-1003
3445 Garber Drive

Honorable Mention
M & M Monogramming & Gifts

Moving Company

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

Honorable Mention
Two Men and a Truck

Nail Salon

Royal Nail
(850) 681-6245
2030 Thomasville Road, #2

Honorable Mention
Millennium Nail & Day Spa

Obstetric/Gynecological Practice

North Florida Women’s Care
nflwc.com
(850) 877-7241
1401 Centerville Road,
Ste. 202

Honorable Mention
Capital City Women’s Health

Optometry/Ophthalmology Practice

The Focal Pointe
thefocalpointe.com
(850) 385-4444
2724 Capital Circle NE, Ste. 1

Honorable Mention
Tallahassee Eye Center

Orthodontic Practice

Clark Orthodontics
stevensorthodontics.com
(850) 385-2822
5555 Roanoke Trail

Honorable Mention
Dr. Heather K. Burch Orthodontics

Pediatric Practice

North Florida Pediatric Associates
northfloridapeds.com
(850) 877-1162
3606 Maclay Blvd., Ste. 102

Honorable Mention
Tallahassee Primary Care Associates (TPCA)

Pest Control Service

Paul’s Termite & Pest Control
callpauls.com
(850) 222-6808
1225 Commerce Blvd., Midway

Honorable Mention
Capelouto-Terminix

Phone Service Provider

Verizon Wireless
verizonwireless.com
(813) 431-6600
6721 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
AT&T

Photographer

Trickey Photography
trickeyphotos.com
(850) 879-5367

Honorable Mention
Black & Hue Photography

Plumbing Service

Keith Lawson Services
keithlawson.com
(850) 562-2600
4557 Capital Circle NW

Honorable Mention
Keith McNeill Plumbing Cont., Inc

Pool Repair/Service Company

Barksdale Custom Pools
barksdalecustompools.com
(850) 556-8348
61 Bridle Gate Drive
Crawfordville

Honorable Mention
Terry’s Pool Service

Printing/Copying Services

Karmanos Printing and Graphics
karmanosprinting.com
(850) 222-7210
1754 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Target Print & Mail

Residential Painter

Superior Painting of Tallahassee, Inc.
superiorpainting.net
(850) 297-1882
2184 Lake Hall Road

Honorable Mention
Painting Services LLC

Residential Real Estate Agency

Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc.
coldwellbankertallahassee.com
(850) 386-6160
3303 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Hill Spooner & Elliott, Inc. Real Estate

Roofing Repair/Services

Rowe Roofing, Inc.
roweroofing.com
(850) 386-7663
1843 Commerce Blvd. Midway

Honorable Mention
Tadlock Roofing

Security System

Redwire
redwireus.com
(850) 219-9473
1136 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Symon Systems

Sign Company

FASTSIGNS
fastsigns.com
(850) 894-2400
1920 N. Monroe St.

Honorable Mention
Apogee Signs

Sports/Physical Therapy

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic
tlhoc.com
(850) 210-1808
3334 Capital Medical Blvd., Ste. 300

Honorable Mention
Center for Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Surgical Practice

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

Honorable Mention
Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic

Tree Service

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

Honorable Mention
Cricket’s Tree Service, Inc.

Veterinary Clinic

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

Honorable Mention
Novey Animal Hospital

Web Design

Cade & Associates Advertising, Inc.
cade1.com
(850) 385-0300
1645 Metropolitan Blvd.

Honorable Mention
Cuneo Creative

Wedding Venue

Goodwood Museum & Gardens
goodwoodmuseum.org
(850) 877-8202
1600 Miccosukee Road

Honorable Mention
Bradley’s Pond, LLC a/k/a The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond

Weight Loss/Control Program

FIT Medical Weight Loss
inspiredbyfit.com
(850) 385-1105
1909 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention
Healthy Solutions Medical Weight Loss and Spa

Shopping

Antique Shop

Canopy Roads Antiques
(850) 524-0843
2744 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention
Miss Mandy’s

Cosmetic Vendor

Kanvas
kanvasbeauty.com
(850) 224-7467
823 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Lolade Professional Cosmetics

Eyeglass Store

The Focal Pointe
thefocalpointe.com
(850) 385-4444
2724 Capital Circle NE, Ste. 1

Honorable Mention
Hatcher Opticians

Furniture Store

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

Honorable Mention
H&H Furniture & Design

Gift Store

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

Honorable Mention
My Favorite Things

Jewelry Store

The Gem Collection
gemcollection.com
(850) 893-4171
3501 Thomasville Raod

Honorable Mention
Robert’s Jewelry & Design, Inc.

Kid’s Clothing

Harper Hill Kids Boutique
Instragram: @harperhillkids
(850) 320-6989
1350 Market St., #105

Honorable Mention 
Pink Narcissus

Men’s Accessories

Nic’s Toggery
nicstoggery.com
(850) 893-9599
1455 Market St.

Honorable Mention 
Kevin’s Guns and Sporting Goods

Men’s Clothing

Nic’s Toggery
nicstoggery.com
(850) 893-9599
1455 Market St.

Honorable Mention
Kevin’s Guns and Sporting Goods

Men’s Shoes

Nic’s Toggery
nicstoggery.com
(850) 893-9599
1455 Market St.

Honorable Mention
The Shoe Box

Nursery/Garden Center/Landscaping Materials

Tallahassee Nurseries
tallahasseenurseries.com
(850) 385-2162
2911 Thomasville Road

Honorable Mention
Esposito Garden Center

Sporting Goods Store

Kevin’s Guns & Sporting Goods
kevinscatalog.com
(850) 386-5544
3350 Capital Circle NE

Honorable Mention
Bass Pro Shops Tallahassee

Store

Pink Narcissus
(850) 597-8201
1350 Market St.

Honorable Mention
Doug’ s Vacuum Center, Lamp and Shade

Teen Clothing Store

Pink Narcissus
(850) 597-8201
1350 Market St.

Honorable Mention
Sparkle by Madison

Women’s Accessories

Narcissus
instagram: @narcissustally
(850) 668-4807
1408 Timberlane Road

Honorable Mention
e l l e | m a r k e t

Women’s Clothing

Narcissus
instagram: @narcissustally
(850) 668-4807
1408 Timberlane Road

Honorable Mention
e l l e | m a r k e t

Women’s Shoes

Narcissus
narcissusstyle.com
(850) 668-4807
1408 Timberlane Road

Honorable Mention
Shoe Station

Entertainment

Golf Course

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

Honorable Mention
Golden Eagle Golf  & Country Club

Local Band

Tom & the Cats
tomandthecats.net

Honorable Mention
Tobacco Road Band

Entertainment Venue

Cascades Park*
talgov.com
(850) 891-3866
*City of Tallahassee, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs

Honorable Mention
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Place to Take the Kids

Cascades Park*
talgov.com
(850) 891-3866

Honorable Mention
Tallahassee Museum

Community Event

Springtime Tallahassee
springtimetallahassee.com
(850) 224-5012
501 E. Tennessee St., Ste. A

Honorable Mention
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Golden Gala

Online Categories

These categories were presented exclusively online on the Tallahassee magazine website, and readers voted for them digitally. the results are as follows

Social Media to Follow

Lofty Pursuits
loftypursuits.com
(850) 521-0091
1355 Market St., Ste. A11

Honorable Mention
Fun 4 Tally Kids

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Lofty Pursuits
loftypursuits.com
(850) 521-0091
1355 Market St., Ste. A11

Honorable Mention
Nuberri

Brewery/Craft Beer Selection

Proof Brewing Co.
proofbrewingco.com
(850) 577-0517
644 McDonnell Drive

Honorable Mention
Growler Country

Park

Cascades Park*
talgov.com
(850) 891-3866
*City of Tallahassee, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs 

Honorable Mention
Tom Brown Park*
*City of Tallahassee, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs 

TV/Radio Personality

Greg Tish, Freedom 93 FM
freedom93fm.com
(850) 523-7890
2507 Callaway Road

Honorable Mention
Mornings with Cash & Woody

Food Truck

Lofty Pursuits
loftypursuits.com
(850) 521-0091
1355 Market St., Ste. A11

Honorable Mention
Street Chefs

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