Best Of Tri-County South 2019 Readers' Poll Results

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*Bold denotes first-place winner.


Best Car Dealership New or Used
Ideal Classic Cars Venice ToyotaGettel HyundaiNissan of Venice
Best Car Repair
Pit Stop Auto Repair ShopFirestone Complete Auto Care
Best Car Wash
Eager Beaver Car WashTouch of Class Car WashSpeedy Clean Car Wash
Best Oil Change
Grease MonkeyThe Tire Choice & Total Car Care
Best Tires
The Tire Choice & Total Car Care


Best Bounce / Trampoline
Sky Zone
Best Bowling
BowlandAMF Venice Lanes
Best Escape Room
Escape Port CharlotteGR8 Escape Challenge
Best Family Entertainment
BowlandHeadPinz Entertainment CenterAMF Venice LanesBig Cat Habitat
Best Fishing Charter Boat
Playin' Hookey Fishing Charters
Best Golf Course
Myakka Pines Golf ClubThe Cove of Rotonda Golf Center
Best Laser Tag
Stealth Mobile Laser Tag
Best Mini Golf
Waterford Golf ClubAlico Family Golf
Best Movie Theater
B&B TheatresRegal Town Center - Port Charlotte


Best American
Farlow's on the WaterBrewBurgers
Best Australian
Outback Steakhouse
Best Bakery
Simply Yum YumAbbe's Donut NookPublix
Best Bar
SandBar Tiki & GrilleNav-A-Gator Bar & GrillRicaltini's Bar and Grille
Best Barbecue
Wallys Southern Style BBQGold Rush BBQSonny's BBQDarrell's Restaurant
Best Beer Selection
IceHouse PubOff The Wagon Brewery & Kitchen
Best Bloody Mary
Nokomo's Sunset HutNav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
Best Breakfast
Blu' Island BistroDenny'sFirst WatchSpinnakers Café
Best Brewery
3 Bridges BrewingFat Point Brewing
Best Brunch
Zeke's Uptown Bar & Grill
Best Buffet
China BuffetGolden Corral
Best Burgers
BrewBurgersCulver'sFive Guys
Best Caribbean
Suncoast CaféPatsy Caribbean Delight
Best Caterer
Blu' Island Bistro
Best Chinese
Ping's Chinese & SushiChina BuffetChina Wok
Best Cocktails
Daiquiri DeckNav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
Best Coffee
Coffee Cafe Dunkin' DonutsStarbucks
Best Cuban
Suncoast CaféMojos Real Cuban
Best Deli / Sandwich
Shark Bites DeliJersey Mike's SubsPublix
Best Dessert
Super Day Express
Best Diner
John Ski's House of Breakfast and LunchMetro Diner
Best Family-Friendly
Nokomo's Sunset Hut
Best Fine Dining
Flynn's on Venice AveRosebuds Steak & Seafood HouseThe Perfect Caper
Best German
Taste Of Europe Bistro
Best Greek
Venice Ale HouseAcropolis Greek Taverna
Best Grouper
Crow's Nest Restaurant & MarinaNav-A-Gator Bar & GrillFins at Sharkey's
Best Happy Hour
Rosebuds Steak & Seafood HouseCarrabba's Italian GrillNav-A-Gator Bar & Grill
Best Healthy Options
Café Evergreen
Best Hibachi
Fugu Hibachi & SushiShogun Japanese SteakhouseKumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Best Ice Cream / Yogurt/Gelato
Scoops Ice CreamCiao GelatoWorking Cow Ice Cream & EateryCulver's
Best Indian
Tikka Indian CuisineFlavors of India
Best Irish
Celtic Ray Public House
Best Italian
Made in ItalyNicola's Italian KitchenCarrabba's Italian Grill
Best Key Lime Pie
Mango Bistro
Best Late-Night Dining
Off The Wagon Brewery & Kitchen
Best Live Entertainment
Pop's Sunset GrillSnook's Bayside Bar & GrillVisani Restaurant and Comedy TheaterOff The Wagon Brewery & Kitchen
Best Lunch
Dockside Waterfront GrillOlive GardenBrewBurgers
Best Margarita
Mi Pueblo El Restaurante Mexicano & CantinaPlaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & GrillBlue Tequila
Best Mexican / Latin American
Paraiso Mexican Grille and BarPlaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & GrillBlue Tequila
Best Middle Eastern
Bodrum RestaurantEphesus Mediterranean Grill
Best New Restaurant
Thracian Mediterranean GrillMetro DinerShark Bites Deli
Best Outdoor Dining
The Lighthouse GrillSandBar Tiki & GrilleFins at Sharkey's
Best Overall
Chaz 51 BistroCassariano Italian Eatery
Best Pizza
Baci PizzeriaMarco's PizzaBocca Lupo Pizza
Best Pub Fare
British Open PubIceHouse Pub
Best Ribs
Gold Rush BBQSonny's BBQEnglewoods on Dearborne
Best Rooftop Bar
The Wyvern HotelDaiquiri Deck
Best Salad
Beach Road Wine Bar & BistroOlive Garden
Best Seafood
Lock 'N KeyRed Lobster
Best Sports Bar
Bogey's Sports PubBeef 'O' Brady's
Best Steak
Luccarelli's RestaurantPrime Serious SteakOutback Steakhouse
Best Sushi
Star Thai and SushiKumo Japanese Steakhouse & SushiBaiyoke Thai Bistro
Best Tacos
Tacos La FlacaParaiso Mexican Grille and Bar
Best Tapas
Tapas 1
Best Thai
Thai BistroThai CafeBaiyoke Thai Bistro
Best Trivia / Karaoke/Live Entertainment
Pop's Sunset GrillSandBar Tiki & GrilleNav-A-Gator Bar & GrillOff The Wagon Brewery & Kitchen
Best Waterfront Dining
Village BrewhouseFins at Sharkey'sThe Lighthouse Grill
Best Wine Selection
Luccarelli's Restaurant
Best Wings
Chubby'z TavernBeef 'O' Brady'sBuffalo Wings & Rings

Home Services

Best Bath Design
Hill's Kitchen & Bath CreationsHappy Home Services
Best Blinds
Imperial Blind & Shutter
Best Cabinets & Countertops
The Design Center of North PortCabinetree
Best Carpet Cleaning
Happy Home Services
Best Closets
More Space PlaceCloset By Design
Best Doors
GJC Windows & DoorPGT Custom Windows + Doors
Best Electrician
Mister Sparky Electric
Best Energy / Solar/Lighting
Venice Lighting & Fan Design ShowroomFranklin Lighting
Best Fencing
Fence OutletFontanyi Home Improvements
Best Flooring
Tile and Carpet World
Best Furniture
Rattan Wicker & CaneFox FurnitureLeaders Casual Furniture
Best Garage Door
Garage Service Today
Best Handyman Services
Gulf Coast Handyman ServicesHappy Home Services
Best Heating & Cooling
Polar Bear Cooling & HeatingTemperature Patrol
Best Home Remodeling
Happy Home ServicesFontanyi Home Improvements
Best Hot Tubs / Pools
Indigo Swimming Pools and Outdoor LivingClear Blue PoolsPool Doc
Best Interior Design
Decorating Den Interiors
Best Kitchen Design
Hill's Kitchen & Bath CreationsHappy Home ServicesTailored Interiors
Best Landscaping / Lawn Care
The Tree StoreBeltran's Nursery & LandscapeBeautiful BoundariesMurdock Stones
Best Maid Services
Merry Maids of VeniceSimply Spotless by Meghan
Best Mattress Store
1/2 Price MattressMattress Firm
Best Painting Services
Harman Custom Painting
Best Pest Control
Pest Patrol
Best Plumbing
Cool Today
Best Power Washing
Venice Pressure CleaningBest Home Services
Best Roofing & Siding
Suncastle Roofing
Best Tree Care
Brinks Tree ServiceKeys Landscape ServicesSimply Trees
Best Windows
GJC Windows & DoorAbsolute Window & DoorActive Door & Window Company

Personal Services

Best Barbershop
Venice Barbershop
Best Dentist
Venetian DentalDavis & Beyer Dental Health Professionals
Best Dry Cleaner
Sun Country CleanersVenetian Cleaners
Best Fitness Center / Gym
YMCAYoufit Health ClubsPlanet Fitness
Best Florist
Port Charlotte Florist
Best Jeweler
Reflections In GoldCharlotte Jewelry & Watch RepairClassic Creations
Best Nail Salon
Best NailsTip Top Nails & Spa
Best Nutrition / Weight Loss Center
Biotek Center For Weight Loss
Best Optical Center
Miracle EyeOptical Outlets
Best Salon
Avenue Hair DesignRazor's EdgeLenka Hair Salon
Best Spa
Spago Day Spa
Best Urgent Care
MedExpress Urgent CareMillennium Physician Group
Best Veterinary Clinic
Marano Animal Hospital
Best Yoga Studio / Barre
Body By Barre