Best of Tallahassee Results 2022

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

Compiled by Steve Bornhoft, Emma Witmer and Melinda Lanigan

Tallahassee is known primarily as a center of government and higher education, but it is the private sector that comprises most of the local economy. Small businesses, especially, get to know their customers and strive continuously to burnish their reputations by delivering outstanding products, experiences and services that exceed expectations. Those who succeed that way take their places among the winners in the Best of Tallahassee readers poll conducted annually by Tallahassee Magazine and Rowland Publishing. Finishing atop one of the many categories that make up the competition is no small feat.

Tallahassee attracts chefs, artisans, artists, entertainers, retailers, business professionals and service providers from around the country, effectively making Best of Tallahassee much more than a local competition. Take a bow, winners. Congratulations! —Steve Bornhoft

Best of Tallahassee 2022 benefits the Junior League of Tallahassee and is made possible by presenting sponsor Ox Bottom Animal Hospital with support from Live in Tallahassee, Adams Radio Group, The Greg Tish Show, Dunlap Champions Club, John Gandy Events, FastSigns, Florida Blue and Crafty Crab.


Food & Beverage

Appetizer

Backwoods Crossing

Fresh ingredients and culinary innovation shine on Backwoods Crossing’s “Tiny Taste” menu. Seasonal mushrooms and house-made ricotta give the truffle bruschetta an umami flavor, while zesty peppers and decadent Bradley’s cheese grits elevate the jalapeno catfish bites to new heights.

6725 Mahan Drive
(850) 765-3753
backwoodscrossing.com

HONORABLE Mention

McGowan’s Hops & Grapes

Asian

Dao RESTAURANT

Dao Restaurant’s expertly crafted menu of fresh sushi, Asian fusion, Chinese and Japanese classics reflect its owners’ more than 40 years of experience in Tallahassee. Opened in 2017, Dao is the most recent offering from the owners of Azu and Masa.

3425 Bannerman Road, #A102
(850) 999-1482
daotally.com

HONORABLE Mention

Masa

 

Bakery

Tasty Pastry Bakery

Sibling and certified master baker duo Debbie and Mark keep Tallahassee sweet from Tasty Pastry’s Market Street storefront. Tasty Pastry’s cakes, cookies, breads, pies and pastries have been a community staple since 1963, thanks to family recipes and high-quality ingredients.

1355 Market St., #A5
(850) 893-3752
tastypastrybakery.com

HONORABLE Mention

The Cake Shop

 

Bot Bar 1903

Located in the historic Walker Library, Bar 1903 honors the history of mixology while pushing the boundaries of the cocktail experience. Surrounded by modern downtown surroundings, the 100-year-old-plus building stands out. Featuring a cocktail menu spanning 160 years, an extensive spirits list and small plate fare, Bar 1903 specializes in the finer things. Guests are greeted by a host who ensures that capacity is not exceeded, thus preserving a high-quality experience for all patrons. Photo by Pablo Gabes/Courtesy of Bar 1903

Bar

Bar 1903

Bar 1903 is an oasis for craft cocktail lovers with an affinity for exclusivity. Located within the historic ​​Walker Library, Bar 1903 offers a warm, intimate setting filled with hardwood and greenery. Bar 1903’s 36-person capacity is first come, first served.

209 E. Park Ave.
(850) 354-9739
bar1903tlh.com

HONORABLE Mention

Hummingbird Wine Bar

 

Barbecue

Willie Jewell’s Old School BAR-B-Q

Born from the 71-year-old legacy of Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q, Willie Jewell’s follows the low and slow barbecue traditions of its forebears, piling each plate, sandwich and salad with the good stuff. Devour juicy meats, scratch-made sides and classic desserts!

5442 Thomasville Road
(850) 629-4299
williejewells.com

HONORABLE Mention

Mo-Betta BBQ

 

Breakfast

Canopy Road Cafe

Whether you crave the classics or prefer to dabble in more adventurous eats, Canopy Road Cafe has “something for everyone.” Canopy Road Cafe’s robust breakfast menu features tasty takes on Benedicts, pancakes, omelets, French toast, skillets, waffles and more.

Multiple locations
(850) 668-6600
canopyroadcafe.com

HONORABLE Mention

The Egg Cafe & Eatery

 

Brewery/Craft Beer

Proof Brewing Co.

Proof Brewing Co. has been serving up an array of bright, bold craft flavors since first opening its doors in 2012. The Tallahassee-born brewery features a lengthy draft list, outdoor beer garden, modern indoor tasting space and brewpub-style eats.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Ology Brewing Co.

 

Brunch

Lofty Pursuits

Lofty Pursuits may be best known for its sweet treats, but in-the-know brunch connoisseurs come for biscuits, omelets, grit bowls and more. Lofty Pursuits works with local farmers to bring the freshest ingredients to the menu.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Jeri’s Midtown Cafe

 

Cajun Restaurant

Coosh’s

A zing of Cajun country in Tallahassee. Spice up your life with jambalaya and crawfish étouffée.

6267 Old Water Oak Road
(850) 894-4110
cooshs.com

HONORABLE Mention

Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

 

Catering

SIMPLY Entertaining

Simply Entertaining offers a stress-free, boutique catering experience for all your important moments. As if chef-crafted meals and drinks were not enough, Simply Entertaining now offers full-scale event production services.

1355 Market St., A10-2
(850) 668-1167
simplyentertaining.myshopify.com

HONORABLE Mention

Catering Capers

 

Celebration/special occasion RESTAURANT

IL Lusso

So much more than a steakhouse, IL Lusso’s fine dining events and private reservations bring a metropolitan feel to the downtown Tallahassee dining scene. Pair decadent dishes with a perfectly aged wine or bourbon for an evening to remember.

201 E. Park Ave., #100
(850) 765-8620
illussotlh.com

HONORABLE Mention

Savour

 

Coffee shop

Lucky Goat Coffee Co.

With five distinct locations across Tallahassee, Lucky Goat Coffee Co. offers expertly roasted coffee and artfully prepared espresso drinks whether you need a pick-me-up on your morning commute or a cozy spot to study.

Multiple locations
luckygoatcoffee.com

HONORABLE Mention

RedEye Coffee

 

Dessert

Food Glorious Food

With more than 20 tempting options, Food Glorious Food begs you to save room for dessert. Phyllo dough and honey add a crisp taste of the Mediterranean to the baklava cheesecake, and the warm turtle truffle torte is sure to satisfy the sweetest tooth.

1950 Thomasville Road, Ste. C
(850) 224-9974
foodgloriousfood.com

HONORABLE Mention

Lofty Pursuits

 

Fine Dining Restaurant

Little Paris

Executive chefs and brothers Herve and Loic Alcesilas provide a luxurious French dining experience at Little Paris. The French natives pull from two decades of culinary experience in France and Switzerland for a reimagined take on traditional French fare.

1355 Market St.
(850) 765-7457
littleparistallahassee.com

HONORABLE Mention

IL Lusso

 

Frozen treat

Lofty Pursuits

Lofty Pursuits brings the nostalgia of an old-fashioned soda fountain with a vast array of chilled treats including ice cream, sorbet, sherbet and vegan ice cream. Pick up a scoop, or have your favorite flavor mixed into a milkshake, float or sundae.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

 

Hamburger

Vertigo Burgers & Fries

Vertigo Burgers & Fries turns the everyday backyard burger on its head with delightfully dizzying flavor combinations. Go classic with one of Vertigo’s expertly balanced beef burgers, or stray beyond the pasture with a lamb burger or sausage blend.

1395 E. Lafayette St.
(850) 765-7457
vertigoburgersandfries.com

HONORABLE Mention

Midtown Caboose

 

Happy Hour

Table 23

Offered from 4–7 p.m., Table 23’s happy hour deals make the perfect pairing for the restaurant’s elevated Southern fare. Choose from a wide selection of wines for just $3.50 or enjoy $1 off beers and specialty cocktails.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Hummingbird Wine Bar

 

Hibachi

Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Watch the flames rise and dinner sizzle as Osaka’s talented hibachi chefs provide an exciting and immersive dining experience. A family-owned business, Osaka takes pride in serving organic, local produce, Gulf-fresh seafood and high-quality beef.

1489 Maclay
Commerce Drive
(850) 900-5149
osakahibachiandsushi.com

HONORABLE Mention

Nagoya Steakhouse and Sushi

 

Hot Dog

Dog et al

With 10,230 variations on the hot dog and more than 35 years in the Tallahassee community, Dog Et Al is the local hot dog authority. This old-school restaurant offers sausage dogs, turkey dogs and veggie dogs in addition to the all-beef classic.

1456 S. Monroe St.
(850) 702-1068
facebook.com/dogetal

HONORABLE Mention

El Rincon Latino Colombian Restaurant

 

Italian restaurant

Bella Bella
Authentic Italian cuisine made fresh, Bella Bella has been a Tallahassee favorite for more than 20 years. Bella Bella’s cozy dining room invites you to sit down with a glass of wine and a plate of Capellini Marinara.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Riccardo’s Restaurant

 

Lunch

Hopkins’ Eatery

Hopkins’ Eatery’s wide variety of delicious hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets balance fresh ingredients with big flavor. With locations on Market Street, Capital Circle
and Monroe Street, you’re never far from Hopkins’ Eatery.

Multiple locations
(850) 386-4258
hopkinseatery.com

HONORABLE Mention

Jeri’s Midtown Cafe

 

Martini/cocktail

Bar 1903

Featuring concoctions as old as cocktails themselves, bar 1903 honors each of the favorite drinks of every era over the past 160 years with care and precision. Indulge in history with a pre-1880s sazerac, or stick to the present with a modern-day penicillin.

209 E. Park Ave.
(850) 354-9739
bar1903tlh.com

HONORABLE Mention

Charlie Park

 

Bot El Jalisco

El Jalisco is more than a restaurant, it’s a family legacy. Owned and operated by the
Carranza family for more than 20 years, El Jalisco is known for its sizzling fajitas, juicy tacos and delicious two-for-one margaritas served all day every day. El Jalisco is a labor of love for the Carranzas who have expanded the El Jalisco brand to include four locations in Tallahassee and eight more throughout North Florida and Southern Alabama. Photo by Saige Roberts

Mexican/Latin American Restaurant

El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

El Jalisco is beloved in Tallahassee for its authentic Mexican cuisine and family-friendly atmosphere. As the self-proclaimed “home of the 2-for-1 margarita,” it’s always a fiesta at El Jalisco.

Multiple locations
(850) 878-0800
eljalisco.com

HONORABLE Mention

Maria Maria Homemade Mexican Cuisine

 

Outdoor Dining Restaurant

Table 23

Enjoy fine Southern dining under the twinkling lights of a mossy oak canopy. Table 23’s outdoor porch seating offers a breezy respite amid the bustling nightlife of Midtown.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Food Glorious Food

 

Pizza

Momo’s Pizza

Momo’s Pizza isn’t joking when it says “slices as big as your head,” but it’s not all about size. Momo’s consistently delivers top-tier pies and creative monthly specials like August’s Mexican Street Corn Pizza.

Multiple locations
(850) 224-9808
momospizza.com

HONORABLE Mention

Brickyard Pizza

 

Seafood market

Southern Seafood Market

Southern Seafood Market has a simple goal: to offer the best local seafood on the market, add seasonal out-of-town favorites and charge a fair rate. That’s why it is Tallahassee’s most trusted name for the catch of the day.

1415 Timberlane Road, Ste. #3
(850) 893-7301
southernseafoodmarket.com

HONORABLE Mention

Capital Seafood Market

 

Seafood restaurant

Tally Fish House & Oyster Bar

​​From fried shrimp to crab claws and hush puppies, Tally Fish House & Oyster Bar serves up a taste of the coast daily. Check out the Sunday seafood brunch for out-of-this-world crab cake Benedicts and bottomless mimosas.

6802 Thomasville Road
(850) 900-5075
tallyfishhouse.com

HONORABLE Mention

Wharf Casual Seafood

 

Southern cuisine/food

Backwoods Crossing

​​Backwoods Crossing’s “farm to table” concept elevates Southern classics with innovative pairings and ingredients plucked straight from the farm behind the restaurant. Owners Jesse and Tyler Rice’s passion for food shines on each plate.

6725 Mahan Drive
(850) 765-3753
backwoodscrossing.com

HONORABLE Mention

Earley’s Kitchen

 

Bot Walk Ons Sports

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux flavors game days with tastes of Louisiana. All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients that bring mouthwatering, Cajun cuisine to life. Walk-On’s is always happy to share “swamp culture” with its customers no matter their reason for stopping by — dinner with the family, date night, girl’s night out or to watch a game on a big screen. Founders Brandon Landry and Jack Warner were basketball walk-ons at LSU where they became fast friends. Photo Courtesy of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

Sports Bar

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

Not your average sports bar, the menu at Walk-On’s goes beyond bar fare with Cajun favorites and ahi tuna. Choose from the draft list and catch the game inside, or grab a seat on the porch for cocktails with friends.

3390 Capital Circle NE
(850) 597-77936
walk-ons.com

HONORABLE Mention

Island Wing Company

 

Steakhouse

Ted’s Montana grill

Juicy steak cut and cooked how you like it, Ted’s Montana Grill is perfect for a special occasion or weeknight dinner. Located just off Capital Circle, Ted’s offers great service and a family-friendly environment.

1954 Village Green Way
(850) 561-8337
tedsmontanagrill.com

HONORABLE Mention

IL Lusso Restaurant

 

Sushi

Kiku Japanese Fusion

Fresh and flavor-packed specialty rolls are a must at both of Kiku Japanese Fusion’s two Tallahassee locations. A perfect spot for date night, Kiku also offers delicious and cost-effective sushi lunch specials.

3491 Thomasville Road, Ste. 12
(850) 222-5458
kikubogo.com

HONORABLE Mention

Izzy Pub and Sushi

 

Wings

Island Wing Company

With 26 bold flavors that range from mild to scorching, wing lovers are sure to find their perfect pairing at Island Wing Company. Island Wing Company skips the fryer in favor of crispy-baked bites for a surprisingly health-conscious feast.

1370 Market St., Ste. 2
(850) 692-3116
islandwing.com

HONORABLE Mention

Hobbit American Grill


Service Providers

Air Conditioning/Heating

Benson’s Heating & Air Conditioning

With more than 40 years of experience at their backs, the team behind Benson’s Heating & Air Conditioning is always ready to lend a helping hand. Benson’s serves both residential and commercial spaces.

5402 Tower Road
(850) 562-3132
bensonshvac.com

HONORABLE Mention

Air Control Heating & Cooling

 

Alarm/Security Company

Redwire

Redwire offers 24-hour protection for your home or business with a monitoring center located right here in Tallahassee. The security experts at Redwire use top-of-the-line technology to ensure rapid response times at affordable rates.

1136 Thomasville Road
(877) 371-9473
redwire.com

HONORABLE Mention

Lawson Alarm

 

Alterations

Helga’s Tailoring and Alterations

Helga’s Tailoring and Alterations is there for all of your special moments. Adept with men’s and women’s clothing in any style or material, Helga’s expert alterations services ensure the perfect custom fit.

Multiple locations
(850) 877-1266

HONORABLE Mention

Sunshine Alterations

 

Alternative Medicine Facility

North Florida Spine and Wellness

North Florida Spine and Wellness takes a drugless, non-surgical approach to treatment. The clinicians at North Florida Spine and Wellness offer chiropractic services, functional neurology, clinical nutrition and more.

1610 W. Plaza Drive
(850) 877-6790
healthytallahassee.com

HONORABLE Mention

Florida Mind Health Center

 

Assisted Living Facility

Brookdale Hermitage Boulevard

With personalized care and assisted living options to fit your needs and lifestyle, Brookdale Senior Living handles the cooking, cleaning and more, so you can focus on pursuing your own interests, passions and friendships unencumbered.

1780 Hermitage Blvd.
(850) 422-3397
brookdale.com

HONORABLE Mention

Villas at Killearn Lakes

 

Auto/Body Shop

Lisa’s Paint & Body

When accidents happen, Lisa’s Paint & Body is there with a helping hand and a smile. This family owned and operated business puts customer satisfaction first with precision and patience.

2820 Mahan Drive
(850) 385-2665
lisaspaintandbody.com

HONORABLE Mention

Pedro’s Auto Repair

 

Automobile Dealer

The Proctor Dealerships

Proctor Tallahassee provides reliable service and reliable vehicles with three local dealerships: Proctor Honda, Proctor Acura and Proctor Subaru. In partnership with employees and customers, Proctor supports organizations like the Leon County Humane Society and Big Bend Hospice Foundation.

3523 W. Tennessee St. (Acura)
(850) 574-6600

2373 W. Tennessee St. (Honda)
(850) 576-5165

1707 Capital Circle NE (Subaru)
(850) 702-5678
theproctordealerships.com

HONORABLE Mention

Peter Boulware Toyota

 

Bank

Capital City Bank

Capital City Bank has been a trusted leader in banking for individuals and businesses for more than 125 years. Capital City Bank provides a full range of services, including mortgage services, loans and home equity loans.

Multiple locations
(850) 402-8490
ccbg.com

HONORABLE Mention

Prime Meridian Bank

 

Banquet Facility/Event Hall

Goodwood Museum & Gardens

The site of a historic plantation home, Goodwood Museum & Gardens’ stunning grounds are perfect for weddings, corporate banquets or any night to remember. Goodwood Museum & Gardens also features weekly and monthly events.

1600 Miccosukee Road
(850) 877-4202
goodwoodmuseum.org

HONORABLE Mention

Shiloh Farm Chapel and Barn

 

Carpet Cleaner

Bowden’s Carpet Cleaning & Restoration Inc.

Brighten up your home with fresh, clean carpets courtesy of Bowden’s Carpet Cleaning. Bowden’s offers 24-hour emergency service to both private residences and businesses at a competitive price.

2901 E. Park Ave., Ste. 1300
(850) 656-8224
bowdenscarpet.com

HONORABLE Mention

Extreme Carpet Care, Inc.

 

Bot Growing Room

Quality child care is a top priority for Tallahassee parents. Growing Room Child Development Centers of Tallahassee offer the absolute best for little ones during the first years of life — an environment that is safe, loving and encourages curiosity and friendship. Serving children from 6 weeks to 4 years old, each of Growing Room’s three Tallahassee locations offer hot meals prepared on-site, one-on-one caregiving for infants and developmentally appropriate curriculum and play for toddlers.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GROWING ROOM

Child Care Provider

Growing Room Tallahassee

Growing Room Child Development partners with parents to create an enriching, nurturing and educational child care setting with planned developmentally appropriate curriculum
for children aged 6 weeks to 4 years old.

1271 Metropolitan Blvd.
(850) 386-4769
growingroomchildcare.com

HONORABLE Mention

Scottsdale Academy

 

Chiropractor

Smith Family Chiropractic

Smith Family Chiropractic is on a mission to improve the lives and health of those in the Tallahassee community through professional chiropractic treatment, education and a focus on patient satisfaction.

2447 Mill Creek Court, Ste. 1
(850) 325-6468
smithfamilychiro.net

HONORABLE Mention

Fenn Chiropractic

 

Commercial Real Estate Agency

Coldwell Banker Hartung Commercial

Coldwell Banker Hartung is a full-service real estate company specializing in residential, commercial and corporate relocations in Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden and Jefferson counties, as well as parts of southern Georgia.

3303 Thomasville Road
(850) 386-6160
cbchartung.com

HONORABLE Mention

NAI Talcor

 

Credit Union

First Commerce Credit Union

Take ownership of your financial future with First Commerce Credit Union. First Commerce Credit Union helps its members achieve their financial goals through high savings rates, low loan rates and minimal fees.

2073 Summit Lake Drive
(850) 488-0035
firstcommercecu.org

HONORABLE Mention

Envision Credit Union

 

Customer Service

Redemption Orthodontics

Run by a husband and wife orthodontic team, Redemption Orthodontics takes a patient-first approach to dental care with free consultations and personalized treatment. Drs. Michael and Taylor Vracar center their care around Christ-like compassion.

1384 Timberlane Road
(850) 782-3232
redemptionorthodontics.com

HONORABLE Mention

All About Cats Pet Sitting

 

Dance Studio

Timberlane Arts & Dance Academy

Timberlane Arts & Dance Academy (TADA) offers premier dance instruction in pre-ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acro, flag twirling and Irish step dancing for ages 2 through adulthood. Home to the Capital Celtic Dancers, TADA also specializes in traditional Irish dance.

Multiple locations
(850) 893-8754
ta-dallc.com

HONORABLE Mention

Dance Fusion Studios

 

Day Spa

Millennium Nail & Day Spa

A little pampering goes a long way, but a lot of pampering goes further. Enhance your natural beauty with Millennium Nail & Day Spa’s variety of services like facials, nail care, massage and eyelash extensions.

3427 Bannerman Road, Ste. 201
(850) 894-4772
millenniumnailanddayspa.com

HONORABLE Mention

Chelsea Salon & Spa

 

Dental Practice

Chaney, Couch, Callaway, Carter & Associates, Family Dentistry

Experience and training meet community-centric care at Chaney, Couch, Callaway, Carter & Associates Family Dentistry. This first-class dental practice offers general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, treatment for temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and surgical dentistry.

3612 Austin Davis Ave.
(850) 877-0215
tallyteeth.com

HONORABLE Mention

Russell B. Rainey, DMD

 

Dermatology Practice

Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee

Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee has been meeting and exceeding expectations for more than 35 years. Dermatology Associates is there for all your skin care needs from reducing signs of aging and sun damage to life-saving skin cancer screenings and treatment.

1707 Riggins Road
(850) 877-4134
datfl.com

HONORABLE Mention

Pamela S. Kennedy, MD

 

Bot Shamrock Cleaners

Shamrock Cleaners is Tallahassee’s home for all your dry cleaning needs with a wide variety of services and easy drive-through pickup. Shamrock Cleaners takes the time to carefully inspect your items at every stage of the dry cleaning process to ensure they come back better than you left them. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your linens, formal wear, fabulous furs or leather goods, Shamrock Cleaners’ care and convenience will put your mind at ease. Photo by Dave barfield

Dry Cleaner

Shamrock Cleaners

It’s not luck that drives Shamrock Cleaners’ success – it’s hard work, experience and attention to detail. Trust Shamrock Cleaners with anything from your bags, bed sheets and linens to your
wedding dress.

3501 Maclay Blvd. S.
(850) 893-7220
shamrocktally.com

HONORABLE Mention

Blue Ribbon Cleaners

 

Electrical Company

Lawson & Lawson Electrical Services, Inc.

Lawson & Lawson Electrical Services offers 24-hour electrical services for residential, commercial and industrial properties from experienced professionals. Lawson & Lawson has kept the lights on for more than 40 years and will continue to do so for many more.

5019 Metzke Lane
(850) 562-4111
llelectrical.com

HONORABLE Mention

Joel Foy Electrical Service Inc.

 

Event/Wedding Planner

John Gandy Events

Bringing your dream wedding to life is no small feat, but the dedicated team at John Gandy Events is up to the task. John Gandy Events works hand in hand with its clients to create a gorgeous and unique celebration to remember.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Sweet Tea Events

 

Family Physician Practice

Tallahassee Primary Care Associates (TPCA)

Tallahassee Primary Care Associates (TPCA) is a one-stop shop for medical care for the entire family. TPCA patients have access to primary care, specialist care, lab work, diagnostic imaging and a variety of other services at every stage of life.

1803 Miccosukee Commons Drive
(850) 297-0114
tallahasseeprimarycare.com

HONORABLE Mention

Capital Health Plan

 

Fitness Center

Premier Health & Fitness Center

Premier Health & Fitness Center promotes health and wellness through fitness programs and wellness treatments. Premier’s 55,000-square-foot facility provides the latest in equipment and fitness technology, an indoor track, NBA-size basketball court, two heated pools and a cafe.

3521 Maclay Blvd.
(850) 431-2348
premiertlh.com

HONORABLE Mention

Burn Boot Camp

 

Flooring (Carpet/Tile/Etc.)

Brian Barnard’s Flooring America

Family-owned and operated for nearly 50 years, Brian Barnard’s Flooring America offers some of the most competitive rates on the market for thousands of flooring options, including carpet, hardwood, tile, laminate and luxury vinyl backed with a warranty.

2731 Capital Circle NE
(850) 273-4373
barnardsflooring-america.com

HONORABLE Mention

Southern Flooring & Design

 

Bot A Country Rose Florist

A Country Rose Florist is a family-owned, Tallahassee-based florist with three generations in the business. Each arrangement captures a natural beauty that only the freshest blooms and greenery can express. Many of their blooms come straight from the florists’ farm or other local farms. Whether you are celebrating an achievement, walking down the aisle or honoring a loved
one lost, A Country Rose Florist is there
with friendly service you can count on. Photo by Alicia Osborne

Florist

A Country Rose Florist

Fresh-cut flowers always brighten up a room, but an expertly styled bouquet is a true showstopper. A Country Rose Florist selects the brightest blooms and freshest greenery for its wide array of arrangements.

1519 Capital Circle NE
(800) 878-8108
acountryrose.com

HONORABLE Mention — TIE

Hilly Fields Florist & Gifts
Missy Gunnels Flowers

 

Hair Salon/Studio

Haute Headz Salon

Whether you are looking for a trim or a whole new look, Haute Headz Salon is ready to give your locks some love with talented stylists, specialized treatments and salon-quality hair products.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Hair Works

 

Hair Wax/Laser Services

BumbleBee Skincare and Waxing

Shapely brows and silky smooth skin are just a sample of the benefits of a visit to BumbleBee Skin Care and Waxing. The kind and creative team behind BumbleBee ensure that you are comfortable through every step of the process.

359 N. Monroe St.
(850) 631-1868
bumblebeeskincare.com

HONORABLE Mention

Bare Waxing Center

 

Insurance Agency

Doug Croley Insurance Services

Doug Croley Insurance Services is a private insurance company offering auto, home, business and life insurance. This full-service insurance company has served Tallahassee’s residents and businesses for more than 40 years.

2814 Remington
Green Circle
(850) 386-1922
dougcroleyins.com

HONORABLE Mention

McKee Insurance Agency

 

Interior Design Firm

Jennifer Taylor Design

At Jennifer Taylor Design, great home design begins with you. Owner Jennifer Taylor pulls on more than 25 years of design experience to create a space that reflects your wants, needs and personal style.

1114 B Thomasville Road
(850) 459-7575
jennifertaylordesign.com

HONORABLE Mention — TIE

Ashley Cortese Designs
Chrysalis Fine Fabrics & Furnishings

 

Landscaping/Lawn Services

Esposito Garden Center

The experts at Esposito  Garden Center offer reliable lawn care service and comprehensive landscape design for homes, apartment complexes and office buildings with a keen eye for long-lasting, beautiful outdoor spaces.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Tallahassee Nurseries

 

Law Firm/Attorney Practice

Fasig | Brooks Law Offices

The personal injury attorneys at Fasig | Brooks Personal Injury Lawyers take care to ensure their clients receive fair compensation for injuries caused by negligence or wrongdoing. Life is unpredictable, but Fasig and Brooks are always there with reliable representation.

3522 Thomasville Road, Ste. 200
(850) 777-7777
fasigbrooks.com

HONORABLE Mention

Thompson, Crawford, Brown & Smiley Attorneys at Law

 

Medical Spa

Aqua Medical Spa & Dermatology Specialists of FL

Aqua Medical Spa’s physician-supervised team of aestheticians provides individualized anti-aging treatment plans based on your wants and needs. Restore, rejuvenate, enhance and protect your natural beauty for years to come at Aqua.

1474 Market St.
(850) 254-0244
aquamedicalspa.com

HONORABLE Mention

Skin Science Aesthetics

 

Moving Company

AMWAT Moving Warehousing Storage

AMWAT Moving Warehousing Storage offers moving, storage and warehouse services whether you are moving across the street or across the country. AMWAT’s high-quality, personal service sets the standard for comprehensive relocation support in Tallahassee.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Griner Moving Services

 

Nail Salon

Millennium Nail & Day Spa

Enjoy the elegance at Millennium Nail & Day Spa with premium nail care and various other beauty services. Millennium offers a variety of luxurious manicure and pedicure options as well as gel polish and acrylics.

3427 Bannerman Road, Ste. 201
(850) 894-4772
millenniumnailanddayspa.com

HONORABLE Mention

Royal Nail Spa

 

Nonprofit Organization

Junior League of Tallahassee

The Junior League of Tallahassee empowers women in our community through civic leadership and skills training. These women serve the community by spearheading social activism-focused projects that directly benefit our local community.

404 E. Sixth Ave.
(850) 224-9161
jltallahassee.org

HONORABLE Mention

Hang Tough Foundation

 

Optometry/Ophthalmology Practice

Eye Associates of Tallahassee

Eye Associates of Tallahassee provides the best eye care possible with knowledge, compassion and state-of-the-art technology. From child eye exams to specialist-driven LASIK and cataract treatments, Eye Associates is there to serve all of your eye care needs.

2020 Fleischmann Road
(850) 878-6161
eyeassociatesoftallahassee.com

HONORABLE Mention

The Focal Point

 

Oral Health Care Specialty Practice

Redemption Orthodontics Redemption Orthodontics offers orthodontic care with personalized treatments, patient-centered service and compassionate care. Suited for all ages, Redemption Orthodontics has multiple alignment options to fit your lifestyle and create a smile you’ll want to show off.

1384 Timberlane Road
(850) 782-3232
redemptionorthodontics.com

HONORABLE Mention

Capital Periodontal | William T. Baldock, Jr. DMD, MS · William T. Baldock, DDS, MS

 

Pediatric Practice

North Florida Pediatrics

Trust your little ones with the best care Tallahassee has to offer at North Florida Pediatrics. They are with you every step of the way, keeping parents informed and maintaining a warm, nurturing environment that will put you and your child at ease.

3606 Maclay Blvd., #102
(850) 877-1162
northfloridapeds.com

HONORABLE Mention

Tallahassee Pediatrics

 

Pest Control Service

Paul’s Termite & Pest Control

Florida is full of creepy crawlies, but even the most stubborn pests are no match for Paul’s Termite & Pest Control. Locally owned since 1971, Paul’s protects the beauty and safety of your home with experience, exceptional staff and appropriate methods.

254 E. Sixth Ave.
(850) 222-6808
callpauls.com

HONORABLE Mention

Barber’s Best Termite & Pest

 

Photographer

Black & Hue Photography

Bryan and Kelly Honhart, the husband and wife duo behind Black & Hue Photography, take a creative approach to each shoot. While the Honharts have a passion for wedding photography, they also shoot engagement, maternity, family, graduation and commercial photography.

4021 Bending Court
(850) 443-4796
blackandhuephotography.com

HONORABLE Mention

Elizabeth Birdwell Photography, Inc.

 

Plumbing Service

Keith McNeill Plumbing Cont. Inc.

Keith McNeill Plumbing is a family-owned plumbing business that specializes in quality, friendly care for commercial properties, residential properties and new developments. McNeill Plumbing delivers guaranteed service and leaves your space clean when the job is done.

3505 N. Monroe St.
(850) 562-5504
mcneillplumbing.com

HONORABLE Mention

White’s Plumbing Inc.

 

Bot Midtown Print

Established in 1987, Midtown Print Company, originally known as Durra Quick Print, Inc., was founded on principals of quality, customer service and innovation. To this day, it adheres to those principles in producing curated paper products, apparel, promotional items and more. Its team of skilled printing professionals, designers, and artists combines old school craftsmanship with new technology to make unique and exciting printed products for customers while employing eco-friendly practices including waste prevention and recycling. Photo by Dave Barfield

Printing/Copying Services

Midtown Print Co.

Established in 1987, Midtown Print Co.’s skilled printing professionals, designers and artists produce curated paper products, apparel, promotional items and more. Midtown Print Co. protects our environment by offering products made from recycled materials and using environmentally friendly inks.

1334 N. Monroe St.
(850) 681-2900
midtownprinter.com

HONORABLE Mention

Target Print & Mail

 

Residential Builder/Contractor

Tallahassee Homes

Tallahassee Homes brings the latest in home designs, materials and new technology to create award-winning, luxury homes. With a combined 80 years of experience, Tallahassee Homes builds dream homes and stunning communities all around Tallahassee.

8501 Castle Pine Drive
(850) 545-8491
tallahasseehomesrealty.com

HONORABLE Mention

Boulos Corporation

 

Residential Painter

Superior Painting

Superior Painting lives up to its name with guaranteed estimates and clean, courteous and skilled painters. Not satisfied? Superior Painting is happy to return and address any problems that may arise to make sure every job is done to perfection.

(850) 297-1882
superiorpainting.net

HONORABLE Mention

Southern Paint

 

Residential Real Estate Agency

Coldwell Banker Hartung

The realtors at Coldwell Banker Hartung have been committed to the “dream of home” since 1979. Coldwell Banker Hartung focuses on impeccable ethics and uncompromising integrity to ensure that your home-buying process is as smooth as possible.

3303 Thomasville Road
(850) 386-6160
cbchartung.com

HONORABLE Mention

The Naumann Group Real Estate, Inc.

Roofing Repair/Services (TIE)

Tadlock Roofing

Roofing services from Tadlock Roofing come with guaranteed quality to fit any roofing budget. Tadlock is North and Central Florida’s source for residential or commercial roofing needs on new construction, repairs, re-roofs, maintenance and insulation.

502 Capital Circle SE, Unit C1
(850) 877-5516
tadlockroofing.com

Lloyd Roofing and Construction Inc.

Lloyd Roofing and Construction puts its clients first with hassle-free professional roofing services and a commitment to precise, high-quality workmanship. Lloyd’s roofing experts will help with residential roofing, emergency repairs, commercial roofing,
storm damage, inspections and more.

1979 Maryland Circle
(850) 728-8101
tallahasseeroofingcompany.net

HONORABLE Mention

Hartsfield Roofing Construction Inc.

 

Sign Company

FASTSIGNS

First impressions mean everything, so make a statement for your business with an eye-catching sign from FASTSIGNS. They deliver custom signage for storefronts, parking garages, building graphics, digital signs or any other type of sign or visual graphic solutions.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Apogee Signs

 

Specialty Fitness Studio (Yoga/Pilates/Group Fitness)

Drip Drop Fitness

Feel confident with a great workout from Drip Drop Fitness. Choose from numerous moderate to high-intensity classes that incorporate music, dance, weightlifting, pilates, yoga and functional fitness. Drip Drop Fitness is a fun way to get your body moving.

218 E. Third Ave.
(850) 792-7333
dripdropfitness.com

HONORABLE Mention

Burn Boot Camp

 

Surgical Practice

Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic

Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic offers the latest techniques and procedures with confidential, personal care in a welcoming environment. Here, board-certified plastic surgeons provide expertly conducted face, breast, body and skin procedures.

2452 Mahan Drive, Ste. 101
(850) 877-2126
tlhplasticsurgery.com

HONORABLE Mention

Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A.

 

Tree Service

Miller’s Tree Service

Miller’s Tree Service will go out on a limb for you. Offering tree care services for residential and commercial properties, Miller’s highly knowledgeable staff sets the standard for tree care in Tallahassee with the latest modern equipment and safety practices.

4951 Woodlane Circle
(850) 894-TREE (8733)
millertreesrv.com

HONORABLE Mention

Fielder Tree Service

 

Bot Goodwood Museum

You’ve said yes! Now it’s time to plan the I dos. Celebrate your big day surrounded by the gorgeous grounds at Goodwood Museum & Gardens. Picturesque live oak canopies and brick pathways enhance the historic plantation homestead’s Southern charm and elegance, setting an idyllic backdrop for your big day. Goodwood Museum & Gardens offers a one-of-a-kind reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century right in the heart of Tallahassee. Photo by Woodland Fields Photography

Wedding Venue

Goodwood Museum & Gardens

Canopied by sprawling live oak trees and steeped in Southern charm, Goodwood Museum & Gardens makes for a stunning backdrop on your big day. Hold your wedding ceremony in the historic carriage house, and let your photographer have a field day.

1600 Miccosukee Road
(850) 877-4202
goodwoodmuseum.org

HONORABLE Mention

Shiloh Farm Chapel and Barn


Shopping

Bookstore

Midtown Reader

Midtown Reader is an independent bookstore with a passion for sharing lifelong learning. Pick up a classic, or seek out new and noteworthy works ranging from science fiction to cookbooks. Florida authors and books about Florida shine alongside regular programming.

1123 Thomasville Road
(850) 425-2665
midtownreader.com

HONORABLE Mention

My Favorite Books

 

Bot Kanvas

The right beauty products don’t just make you look good, they make you feel good. At Kanvas, you will find more than 100 different product lines for women and men, ranging from luxury cosmetics to bath and body products, skincare and hair care products. This serene shop and day spa harnesses the keen eye and industry experience of its owner, Lisa Mergel, to provide a sprawling assortment of unique products to protect, pamper anyone who walks through the door. Photo by Dave Barfield

Cosmetic Vendor

Kanvas

Kanvas is beautifying Tallahassee with a wide assortment of luxury cosmetics, bath and body products, skin care, hair care products and more. Looking for helpful tips? Owner Lisa Merge is a former New York makeup artist and skin care specialist.

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

HONORABLE Mention

BumbleBee Skincare and Waxing

 

Furniture Store

Turner’s Fine Furniture

With an enormous selection of beautiful furniture to fit any budget, there are endless homemaking possibilities at Turner’s Fine Furniture. Peruse mattresses, recliners, rugs and pieces for your living room, dining room, home office, bedroom and outdoor space.

Multiple locations
(229) 377-1030
turnerfurniture.com

HONORABLE Mention

Rare Bird Interiors

 

Jewelry Store

Tallahassee Diamond Center

Tallahassee Diamond Center is a locally owned, independent jewelry store with a gorgeous selection of fine jewelry and watches. Owner Sean Everett ensures that materials are ethically sourced and cuts out the middleman to give you the best price.

1355 Market St., Ste. A2
(850) 906-9213
tallahasseediamonds.com

HONORABLE Mention

The Gem Collection

 

Kids Clothing

Kids Pointe Resale Boutique

Find amazing deals on popular brands like Lilly Pulitzer, Gymboree, Mini Boden, Carter’s, Pea In The Pod, Graco, Gap, Matilda Jane and more. Kids Pointe Resale & Boutique only accepts high-quality clothing items in excellent condition.

3507 Maclay Blvd. S.
(850) 894-8991
kidsresale.org

HONORABLE Mention

Loli&theBean

 

Men’s Clothing/Accessories

Nic’s Toggery

Ranked by Esquire Magazine as one of the “Finest Menswear Specialty Stores,” Nic’s Toggery will have you looking suave from day to night with top brands and current styles. Nic’s Toggery offers standard sizing and big and tall.

Multiple locations
(850) 893-9599
nicstoggery.com

HONORABLE Mention

Southern Compass Outfitters

 

Nursery/Garden Center

Tallahassee Nurseries

Tallahassee Nurseries’ stunning outdoor garden center is an attraction all on its own, but with expert advice, stellar landscaping services and a variety of local and tropical plants, Tallahassee Nurseries is the one-stop shop for your gardening needs.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Esposito Garden Center

 

Bot Cosmic Cat Comics

The shelves at Cosmic Cat Comics are filled with new, hard-to-find graphic novels, hardcover books, comic books and action figures and other toys. Owner Ned Stacy opened the store in 1987 and is about to turn the brick-and-mortar operation over to a successor, Drew Begley. Via Facebook, Stacy has reassured his customers. “Let’s just say you could drop Drew into the television show Big Bang Theory, and he would fit right in. He plans on bringing in a lot more vintage and collectible toys and figures, and who knows, maybe the return of back issues.” Photo by Jennifer Ekrut

Specialty Retail Store

Cosmic Cat Comics

Comic books are back in the limelight, and Tallahassee’s Cosmic Cat Comics is the place to go for all things surrounding the world of graphic novels. Check out new and used comics, collectibles, art, manga and anime.

605-5 Railroad Square
(850) 224-5554
facebook.com/CosmicCatComics

HONORABLE Mention

Necessary Skate Co.

 

Sporting Goods store

Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear and Apparel

From riffles and fishing gear to Southern fashion statements and table settings, Kevin’s is the go-to sporting goods store for Tallahassee’s Southern belles and gentlemen. This family-owned business has served the region for more than 40 years.

3350 Capital Circle NE
(850) 386-5544
kevinscatalog.com

HONORABLE Mention

Trail & Ski

 

Women’s accessories

Sparkle Tallahassee

Add a bit of sparkle to your wardrobe with boutique jewelry and accessories from Sparkle Tallahassee. Throw on a wide-brimmed hat and grab your graphic tote to make a statement wherever you go.

2627 Capital Circle NE
(850) 567-1805
sparkletallahassee.com

HONORABLE Mention

Gypsy Rose Boutique

 

Women’s Clothing

Sparkle Tallahassee

Driven by a love of fashion, affordability and delighted customers, Sparkle Tallahassee is your home for gameday fashion, adorable weekend looks and Pinterest-worthy outfit inspiration for all shapes and sizes. Watch out for new arrivals to stay on top of this season’s trends.

2627 Capital Circle NE
(850) 567-1805
sparkletallahassee.com

HONORABLE Mention

Cotton Etc.

 

Women’s Shoes

Narcissus

Put your best foot forward with Narcissus’ vast array of trendsetting footwear for every occasion. Shop from a selection of designer brands for fashionable tennis shoes, high heels, flats, sandals and
wedges galore.

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

HONORABLE Mention

Hearth & Soul


Entertainment

Band

Top Shelf Band

When Top Shelf Band puts on a show, it’s always a crowd pleaser. Catch Top Shelf Band playing all your favorites from various genres and decades at bars, restaurants and events all over town.

(816) 885-3252
topshelftallahassee.com

HONORABLE Mention

Michael Miller Band

 

Community Event

Springtime Tallahassee

Springtime Tallahassee has been Tallahassee’s premier annual event for more than 55 years. Springtime Tallahassee is a massive celebration with live music, a parade, children’s events and various arts, craft, boutique and food vendors from around the country.

114 E. Fifth Ave.
(850) 583-9613
springtimetallahassee.com

HONORABLE Mention

LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival

 

Bot Summerbrooke Golf

When it comes to golf in Tallahassee, it doesn’t get any better than the hidden gem known as The Golf Club at Summerbrooke. The course and amenities are widely regarded as the best value in town. An aggressive new maintenance plan has provided an already fantastic golf course with a facelift, and all 18 greens are new. The No. 1 handicap hole — number 3 — is 492 yards from the white tees. Try to reach the green in two, and you need to be careful. Any approach shot skipping through the green is likely to get wet. Photo by Jennifer Ekrut

Golf Course

Golf Club at Summerbrooke

The Golf Club at Summerbrooke is a hidden gem for Tallahassee golfers. This recently renovated course features 18 new holes. Enjoy an after-dark experience? Check out Summerbrooke’s lighted driving range, open from 6 to 10 p.m. daily.

7505 Preservation Road
(850) 894-4653
theclubatsummerbrooke.com

HONORABLE Mention

Southwood Golf Club

 

Place to Take the Kids

Tallahassee Museum

A popular field trip destination for elementary schools, Tallahassee Museum offers hands-on, experience-driven learning and tons of fun for kids of all ages. Tallahassee Museum’s outdoor setting is rich with Florida wildlife enclosures, trails, play areas and a tree-to-tree obstacle course.

3945 Museum Drive
(850) 575-8684
tallahasseemuseum.org

HONORABLE Mention

City of Tallahassee, Cascades Park

 

Radio Personality

Greg Tish 93.3

Greg Tish is Tallahassee’s weekday wake-up call, kicking off the morning with conservative radio station Real Talk 93.3 from 6 to 9 a.m. Tish keeps his finger on the pulse with a signature dry sense of humor.

2607 Callaway Road
(850) 396-8255
realtalk93.com

HONORABLE Mention

Mornings with Cash, Woody and Ally

 

Bot Madison Glaser

WCTV’s Madison Glaser makes sure you never miss a beat with stellar reporting and compassionate commentary on the news of the day. You can watch Glaser throughout the week in her role as a news reporter, or tune in early to catch her in the anchor’s chair for the weekend morning show. Glaser’s fun and lighthearted rapport with co-anchor Jaclyn Harold will keep you informed and entertained for the day ahead. Photo by Ariana Aubuchon

TV Personality — TIE

WCTV – Madison Glaser

Glaser keeps Tallahassee informed, entertained and tapped into the community as WCTV’s weekend morning anchor. In her role as a news reporter, Glaser compassionately shares the triumphs and tragedies in our community with her audience.

1801 Halstead Blvd.
(850) 893-6666
wctv.tv

WCTV – Rob Nucatola

WCTV meteorologist Rob Nucatola has been Tallahassee’s most trusted name in weather reporting since 2000. You can watch Nucatola’s report during weekdays on Daybreak, The Good Morning Show and Eyewitness News at Noon.

1801 Halstead Blvd.
(850) 893-6666
wctv.tv

HONORABLE Mention

ABC – Casanova Nurse

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