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It's Time to Vote in the Morning Journal's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards to see who is
THE BEST OF THE BEST!

The top five nominees in over 50 categories including dining, shopping, professional services and more have been chosen. Beginning September 19 through October 2nd, go to www.morningjournal.com/contest and vote for your favorites. You may vote 10 times per day per email address and you must vote in at least 10 categories. Winners will be announced on October 10th in The Morning Journal and on www.morningjournal.com.


 Dining

 Best American Restaurant

Jackalope Lakeside
Martino's International Café
Moosehead
Olde Town Pizza
Route 6 Pub

 Best Atmosphere

Chez Francois
Route 6 Pub
Wolfey's
Ziggy's

 Best Bakery

Hamman's Bakery
Kiedrowski's
Little Devil Cupcakery
Mama Jo Homestyle Pies
Small Town Sweets

 Best BBQ

Brew Kettle
Bubba's Q
Moosehead
The Pit

 Best Breakfast

Chris' Restaurant
Hazel's Family Restaurant
Jake's On Lake
Martino's International Café
The Nest Restaurant

 Best Buffet

German's Villa
India Garden
New China Buffet

 Best Catering

Fligner's
German's Villa
Pogie's Catering
Sterk's
Tom's Country Place

 Best Chinese Restaurant

Golden Crown
Hunan King
Jin House
Little Hong Kong
Pine Garden

 Best Coney

Brown's Dairy Dock
Dog n Suds
Hot Dog Heaven
K Cream Corner

 Best Craft Beer Selection

Brew Kettle
Guisseppe's Wine Cellar
Route 6 Pub

 Best Czech Restaurant

The Old Prague

 Best Deli

Joe's Deli
Lehman's Deli
Ruben's
Sundays Plus
Your Deli

 Best Dessert

K Cream Corner
Kiedrowski's Simply Delicious Bakery
Mama Jo Homestyle Pies
Small Town Sweets

 Best Donut/Bagel Shop

Hamman's Bakery
Kiedrowski's Simply Delicious Bakery

 Best Drink Specials

Amvets-Vermilion
Huggy's
Route 6 Pub

 Best Family Restaurant

Blue Sky
Jackalope
Martino's International Café
Route 6 Pub
Wolfey's

 Best Fish Fry

American Slovak Club
Ardick Seafood
Martino's International Café
Route 6 Pub
Vermilion Country Club

 Best Greek Restaurant

Gyro's & More
Taki's Greek Kitchen

 Best Ice Cream

Granny Joe's Creamatorium
K Cream Corner
Kriegs
Miller's Homemade Ice Cream
Toft Dairy Ice Cream Parlor

 Best Italian Restaurant

Ciao Bella
Lenoci's
Marconi's
Salvatore's
Sorrento's

 Best Japanese Restaurant

Fujiyama
Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse
Jin House
Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse

 Best Mexican Restaurant

Costa Azul
Don Tequila's
Fiesta Cancun
Fiesta Jalapenos

 Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Aladdin's

 Best Multiple Course Meal

Chez Francois
German's Villa
Strip Steakhouse

 Best New Restaurant

El Fogon de Chuco
Foundry Kitchen and Bar
Route 6 Pub

 Best Pie

Mama Jo Homestyle Pies

 Best Pizza

Bell Mel Pizza
Lorenzo's Pizzeria
Olde Town Pizz
Rosie's Pizza
Yala's Pizzeria

 Best Place for a Romantic Dinner

Chez Francois
Jackalope
Sawmill Creek
Strip Steakhouse
The Wine Vault

 Best Place for Lunch

Big Ed's Main Street Soda Grill
Gyro's & More
Route 6 Pub
Tree House
Your Deli

 Best Place To get a Hamburger

Brown Bag (Lorain)
Gerold's Old Dutch Tavern
Route 6 Pub
Rudy's Bar & Grill
The Feve

 Best Restaurant and Pub

Brew Kettle
Jackalope
Mutt and Jeff's
Route 6 Pub
Ziggy's

 Best Restaurant for Kids

Bob Evans
Golden Corral
K Cream Corner
McDonald's

 Best Salad Bar

German's Villa
Olde Town Pizza
Sal & Al's

 Best Sandwich

Chris' Restaurant
Gyro's & More
Route 6 Pub
Your Deli
Ziggy's

 Best Seafood Restaurant

Ardick
Jackalope
Mon Ami

 Best Seafood/Retail

Ardick
Fishing Pier

 Best Service

Golden Crown
K Cream Corner
Route 6 Pub
Sal & Al's
Small Town Sweets

 Best Sports Bar

Brass Pelican Varsity Club
Route 6 Pub
Rudy's Bar & Grill
The Breakwall Food & Spirits
Ziggy's

 Best Steakhouse

Angry Bull
Strip Steakhouse

 Best Sunday Brunch

Martino's International Café
Sawmill Creek

 Best Thai Restaurant

Thai House

 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Aladdin's

 Best Winery

John Christ Winery
Matus Winery
Mon Ami
Paper Moon
The Lakehouse Inn & Winery

 Best Wings

Doughboy's Pizza & Wings
Route 6 Pub
Rudy's Bar & Grill
Your Pit BBQ
Ziggy's

 Friendliest Restaurant

Driftwood Café
Fiesta Cancun
Gyro's & More
Route 6 Pub
Ziggy's

 Entertainment

 Best Adult Arcade Games

16-Bit Bar + Arcade
Dave & Buster's
Mega Nites and Gamers Club

 Best Historic Site

Amherst Sandstone Village
Edison's Birthplace
Lorain Historical Society
Lorain Lighthouse

 Best Live Theater

Lorain Palace Theatre
True North

 Best Movie Theater

Amherst Cinema
Apollo Theater
Aut-O-Rama
Lorain Palace Theatre

 Best Music Venue

Black River Landing
Lorain Palace Theatre
Matus Winery
The Music Box

 Best Racing Venue

Lorain County Speedway
Norwalk Speedway
Sandusky Speedway

 Best Sports Arena

Crusher's Stadium
Progressive Field
Quicken Loans Arena

 Health & Beauty

 Best Barber Shop

Captain's Chair
Catanza's Barber Shop
Delmonico's Barber Shop
North Ridge Barber Shop
North Side Barber Shop

 Best Chiropractor

Avon Chiropractic
HealthSource of Avon
J. Christopher Mariotti
Jeremy W. Watson
William A. Matijasic

 Best Dentist

Bruce A. Weitz
David A. Rositano
Lee A. Schmitt
Michael A. Musengo
Thomas R. Hughes

 Best Eye Doctor

Andrea L. Fisher
Brett D. McVey
David J. Sterna
Eric G. Stocker
Paul Alton

 Best General Practice Doctor

Dr. Erica M. Roesch
Dr. George R. Kaftan
Dr. James Ohliger Jr.
Dr. Jennifer A. Calabrese, MD
Dr. Timothy J. Wagner

 Best Manicure/Pedicure Salon

A. David Anthony
Above and Beyond
Belleza Salon and Spa
Comfort Zone Salon
Lydia's Nail Salon

 Best Massage Therapist

Amherst Massage
Angee Mayhew
Kayla Schieferstein
The Kneaded Touch
Westwinds Massage

 Best Pediatrician

Dr. Chantal Dalencour
Dr. Frank Szollosy
Dr. Kari Jacono
Dr. Meghan Lynch
Dr. Robyn Miklovich

 Best Salon

A. David Anthony
Above and Beyond
Belleza Salon and Spa
Club West Hair Co.
Do or Dye Salon

 Best Spa

A. David Anthony
Amherst Massage
Belleza Salon and Spa

 Best Urgent Care/ER

Mercy Allen Hospital
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
UH Avon Health Center ER
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

 Best Workout/Exercise Facility

9Round, Avon
Anytime Fitness
French Creek Family YMCA
Mercy Health & Recreation Center
Planet Fitness

 Professional Services

 Best Auctioneer

Fred Barck

 Best Auto Repair Shop

A-1 Auto
Maggs Auto Body
Middle Ridge Car Clinic
Muzik's Auto Care
Rich's Auto Body

 Best Bank

Fifth Third, Lorain
First Federal Savings of Lorain
First Merit, Avon
Key Bank-Deerfield Village, Lorain
Northwest

 Best Contractor

DePalma Construction & Remodeling
Fraley & Fox
G. Herchler Builders
Homeworks
John Spain Builders

 Best Credit Union

CommStar
GenFed
Lormet
School Employees of Lorain County
Vacationland

 Best Electrician

Freda Electric
John S. Dietrich
Patrick Electric
Smink Electric
Vern's Electrical Services

 Best Handyman

DePalma Construction & Remodeling
Homeworks
Mack and Sons Service Inc.
S&K Reliable Handyman Service

 Best Heating & Cooling

Gross Brothers Plumbing & Heating
McArthur & Sons
Mitchell Heating and Cooling
Ray Gidich Heating and Air Conditioning
Raymong Plumbing, Heating & Air

 Best Insurance Agent

Allstate-Daniel Gossman
Copley Insurance-Tonia Smith
Dan DePalma Insurance
Janasko Insurance
Masters Insurance

 Best Mortgage Lender

First Federal Savings of Lorain
Gold Medal Mortgage

 Best Pet Groomer

Dog Gone Dirty Dog
Heidi Laakso
Kathy's Kanine Klipping
Leah Sabruno
Scissor Wizard

 Best Photographer

Delia D. Blackburn
Jason Shaffer Photography
Studio Q

 Best Plumber

Dan Wright Plumbing Co.
DM Plumbing
Gross Plumbing
Raymond Plumbing
Turnbull Plumbing

 Best Realtor

Fred Barck
Gregory DePalma
Michelle Ramirez
Mike Seikel
Rich Kropf

 Best Senior Living Community

Avon Oaks
Kendal at Oberlin
Kingston of Vermilion
Morningside at Martin's Run
Sprenger Healthcare

 Best Tree Service/Land Clearing

Lescher Tree
Owens Tree Service
Unique Tree Service

 Best Veterinary Clinic

Affordable Pet Care
Amherst Animal Hospital
Avon Lake Animal Clinic
Doud's Veterinary Hospitla
Lorain Animal Clinic

 Recreation

 Best Bicycle Shop

Bicycle Bill's
Marty's Cycle Center
Swerve Bike Shop

 Best Bowling Alley

Brunswick Zone
Park Lanes
Rebman's Recreation
Strike-Out Lanes

 Best Hiking/Biking Trail

Bridgeway Trail (Black River Reservation)
Days Dam
Findley State Park

 Best Marina

Beaver Park North
Hot Waters
Parson's
Romp's
Sawmill Creek

 Best Park

Amherst Beaver Park Reservation
Day's Dam
Lakeview Park
Maude Neiding Park
Mill Hollow

 Best Public Golf Course

Forest Hills
Fox Creek
Madison Country Club
Pepper Pike Country Club
Sawmill Creek

 Best Skating Rink

Country Skateland
Skateworld

 Best Swimming Pool

Splash Zone

 Best Waterpark

Kalahari
Soak City

 Shopping

 Best Boat Dealer

Freeman Eckley

 Best Candy Store

Brummer's
Faroh's
Malley's
Suzin L

 Best Car Dealer

Liberty Ford
Mike Bass Ford
Premier Toyota
Sharpnack
Sliman's

 Best Comics/Gaming Shop

Comics Are Go
Keith's Comics

 Best Downtown Shopping District

Amherst
Avon
Lorain
South Amherst
Vermilion

 Best Electronics/Appliances

Stewart's TV & Appliance

 Best Flea Market

Jamie's Flea Market

 Best Florist

Bonaminio's
Flowerama
Off Broadway
Tiffany's
Zelek

 Best Furniture Store

Dewey Furniture
Levin's Furniture, Avon

 Best Garden Center and/or Nursery

Don Mould's, Amherst
Miller's Landscaping, Norwalk
Pandy's
Pettiti's

 Best Gift Shop

Baskets of Blessings
Etc.
The Mermaid's Tale

 Best Grocier

Amherst IGA
Brumfield's Village Market
Fligner's

 Best Hardware Store

Ace Hardware, Vermilion
Fastenal
Sliman Lumber

 Best Jeweler

Jan Jewelers
Levit Jewelers
Marzavas and Sons
Nielsen Jewelers
Peter & Company

 Best Ladies Accessories

Etc.
Mermaid's Tale
rue21

 Best Mall

Avon Commons
Crocker Park
Great Northern

 Best Meat Department

Fligner's
Gibb's Butcher Block
Polansky's

 Best Monogramming

Lake Screen Printing
Monogrammix
Polly's Classic Touch
Shari Siegfried

 Best Motorcycle Dealer

Harley Davidson
Lake Erie Harley
Mad River Harley

 Best Mower Shop

M&M Mower
Milks

 Best Music Store

Wellington music

 Best Pet Store

Alpha Dog
Best in pets
Bird Loft

 Best Produce

Fligner's
Fowls Farm Market
Kriegs Farm Market
Penton's
Vermilion Farm Market

 Best Resale/Consignment Shop

530 SHOP
Encore Shop
Northern Ohio Antique Mall

 Best Shoe Store

Januzzi's Footwear

 Best Specialty Market

Fligner's

 Best Toy/Hobby Shop

Ben Franklin
Clare's Stitching Post

 Best Women's Fashion

Etc.
Jevon Terrance
rue21
The Mermaid's Tale

 Travel

 Best Bed & Breakfast

Lake Breeze Inn
Quarry Bed and Breakfast, Amherst

 Best Bus Tour

Carolyn's Travels
Footprint Tours
Mama and Me

 Best Ferry Boat/Boat Cruise Service

Goodtime
Jet Express
Miller Ferry
Mystic Bell

 Best Hotel

Kalahari

 Best Travel Agent

Harbourtown Travel
Kindra Thacker Visit Mickey vacations
Travel World International

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