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Arts & Entertainment

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Arts & Entertainment 1659 nominees
  • Tulalip Resort Casino, Arts and Entertainment, Great Getaways, Where We Live, Casino, Resort, Luxury Hotel, Local Bands, Place to Work, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd Tulalip WA 98271

    1. Tulalip Resort Casino (Tulalip, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Casino

    "I love this hotel for the location and all the amenities of this hotel..I love the decor too. The "PREMIUM" outlet..."

  • Woodland Park Zoo, Arts and Entertainment, Local Excursions, Fun Place for Kids, Zoo, Museum, Indie Theater, Art Gallery, Family Outing, 601 N 59th St, Seattle, WA 98103

    2. Woodland Park Zoo (Green Lake)

    Nominee for: Best Fun Place for Kids

    "The African Village, Butterflies and Blooms, the Tropical Rainforest House, the Rose Garden, what's not to love? Your..."

  • 3. Seattle Art Museum (Central Business District)

    Nominee for: Best Art Gallery

    "The Frye has wonderfully curated and interesting small art exhibitions, the Bellevue Arts Museum offers a refreshing..."

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle, Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment Travel, Tours Wine Tour Winery, 14111 NE 145th St Woodinville WA 98072

    4. Chateau Ste. Michelle (Woodinville, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Winery

    "Ste Michelle is the foundation of Washington wine and they are an excellent reason to head out to Woodinville for a day..."

  • Macklemore, Arts and Entertainment, People, Local Bands, Local Musician, Downtown Seattle WA

    5. Macklemore (Pioneer Square)

    Nominee for: Best Local Bands

    "I listen to Macklemore everyday - best photo editing music! With your help Campagna Productions could be voted number 1..."

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Auto 1269 nominees
  • Murray's Collision Center, Auto, Body Shop, Repair, 23456 30th Ave S Kent WA 98032

    1. Murray's Collision Center (Kent, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Body Shop

    "I have been to two auto body shops and received estimates from others. Murary's is by far the best auto body shop in..."

  • Metropolitan Detail, Auto, Detailing, Car Wash, Body Shop, 12700 Bel Red Road Bellevue WA 98005

    2. Metropolitan Detail (Bellevue, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Detailing

    "Shur-Kleen Car Wash in Mill Creek works closely with Metropolitan Detail on a referral basis because Shur-Kleen..."

  • Urban Custom Bikes, Auto, Motorcycle Shop, Repair, Body Shop, 4711 Pacific Hwy E Fife WA 98424

    3. Urban Custom Bikes (Fife, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop


  • Carson Cars Auto Repair, Auto, Repair, Body Shop, Dealerships, 13224 Highway 99 S Everett WA 98204

    4. Carson Cars Auto Repair (Everett, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Repair

    "We service our cars with Carson Cars Auto Repair because they have a knowledgeable auto service staff, they have free..."

  • Harris Ford, Auto, Franchise Dealerships, 20006 64th Ave W Lynnwood WA 98036

    5. Harris Ford (Lynnwood, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Franchise Dealerships

    "Here's my vote. Last july my mother complained that her 1998 escort was over heating with the AC on, she brought it to..."

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Beauty & Wellness

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Beauty & Wellness 2213 nominees

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 1666 nominees
  • Ranch House BBQ and Steakhouse, Cheap Eats, Local Excursions, Barbecue, Roadside Diner, Healthy Lunch, 10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW Olympia WA 98512

    1. Ranch House BBQ (Olympia, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Barbecue

    "oh yum! - the beef, pork, and chicken "sliders" just melted in my mouth! - the tangy, rich barbeque sauce, blended..."

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    2. Maltby Cafe (Snohomish, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast

    "Breakfast or Lunch the Maltby Cafe food and service are some of the best I've ever seen anywhere. I go there 3 to 4..."

  • Dick's Drive-In, Cheap Eats Local Excursions Restaurants, Burger Diner Greasy Spoon Roadside Diner, 111 NW 45th St Seattle WA 98107 115 Broadway E Seattle WA 98102 12325 30th Ave NE Seattle WA 98125 500 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle WA 98109 9208 Holman R

    3. Dick's Drive-In (Wallingford)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "If you live in Seattle, you know that while many places could fold up and no one would care or even notice... even..."

  • The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Nightlife, Pizza, New American, Happy Hour, Cocktails, Kids Menu, Brewpub, Healthy Lunch, Barbecue, Burger, 14209 29th St E, #102 Sumner WA 98390

    4. The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits (Sumner, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "First of all, the pizza is amongst the best I've ever had! They use quality ingredients, have very appealing..."

  • Pickles Deli, Cheap Eats, Local Excursions, Sandwich Shop, Roadside Diner, Healthy Lunch, 11042 WA-525 Clinton WA 98236

    5. Pickles Deli (Clinton, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    "Absolutely hands down the BEST sandwiches! Incredible variety, I've been eating here for almost two years and still..."

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Fashion 697 nominees
  • 1. SugarBabies (Sumner, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing

    "Sugarbabies has the most amazing staff. My most recent example is a trip to buy shoes for my daughter. They set up a..."

  • Hoity Toity, Fashion, Shopping, Women's Boutique, Women's Accessories, Gift Shop, Men's Clothing, Antiques, 8825 34th Ave NE Marysville WA 98271

    2. Hoity Toity (Marysville, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique

    "Hoity Toity is great fun, full of incredible merchandise and clothing that you won't find at every other store. I have..."

  • The Gem Garden, Fashion, Designer Jewelry, Women's Accessories, 22725 44th Aveune West Mountlake Terrace WA 98043

    3. The Gem Garden (Mountlake Terrace, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry

    "Bright uses her creativity to blend the sophistication of Swarovski with a slight edge to her designs. It is easy to..."

  • Family EyeCare Associates, Fashion, Shopping, Eyewear, Shopping Center, 6314 19th St W Tacoma WA 98466

    4. Family EyeCare Associates (Tacoma, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Eyewear

    "They treat you like family. If I could choose family all of the employees at Family Eyecare Associates would be my..."

  • Trove Vintage Boutique, Fashion, Vintage and Resale, 2204 Northwest Market Street Ballard Seattle WA 98107

    5. Trove Vintage Boutique (Ballard)

    Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale

    "This store has a great selection! I love it all from the purses, to the clothes, to the jewelry! Some of the beautiful..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 1950 nominees
  • Trapper's Sushi, Great Meals, Sushi, 20649 WA-410 Bonney Lake WA 98391

    1. Trapper's Sushi (Bonney Lake, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Sushi

    "I have been going there every week for 2 years, and have tried dozens of other sushi restaurants...but I am ruined for..."

  • 2. Adriatic Grill (Tacoma, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "Ok, so I never give anything 5/5 stars, one of the reasons I prefer a 1-10 scale...but that said, were I to give..."

  • Canlis Restaurant, Great Meals Restaurants, Romantic Restaurant, 2576 Aurora Ave N Seattle WA 98109

    3. Canlis Restaurant (Queen Anne)

    Nominee for: Best Fine Dining

    "Since 1993, I have loved to make a special dinner out to Canlis. It brings back special memories to have eaten there..."

  • Salty's Seafood Grills, Great Meals, Nightlife, Weddings, Brunch, Seafood, Outdoor Dining, Fine Dining, Happy Hour, Venue, 1936 Harbor Ave SW West Seattle Seattle WA 98126

    4. Salty's Seafood Grills (West Seattle)

    Nominee for: Best Brunch

    "Best "Delectable"Brunch in the City at the Alki Location, we've been a patron since 2000! 1)If any modifications..."

  • El Cazador, Great Meals, Nightlife, Mexican, Cocktails, Latin American, 32195 WA-20 Oak Harbor WA 98277

    5. El Cazador (Oak Harbor, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "We actually ended up at El Cazador because the restaurant we had reservations at could not find our reservation. It..."

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Health & Fitness

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Health & Fitness 1286 nominees
  • Vision Quest, Health and Fitness, Gym, Personal Trainers, Martial Arts, 1101 Supermall Way Auburn WA 98001

    1. Vision Quest (Auburn, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Gym

    "I go here every morning like clockwork and every day someone greats me with a smile and asks me if im seeing progress..."

  • 2. Seattle Tae Kwon Do (Mountlake Terrace, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Martial Arts

    " I like what Tae Kwon Do teaches; respect for yourself and others, confidence, pride, accountability and responsibility..."

  • Happy Hour by Marisa, Health and Fitness, Health & Fitness, Personal Trainers, Yoga Studio, Running Gear, 13615 NE 126th Pl Kirkland WA 98034

    3. Happy Hour by Marisa (Kirkland, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers

    "As a baby boomer on the path to regaining a six pack in place of the current keg I can't say enough about the changes I..."

  • 4. Hot Yoga Inc. (Multiple locations, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio

    "The instructors are all different in a positive way, bringing their own flavor to the experienc of yoga. They are..."

  • 5. Elite School of Dance (Puyallup, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Dance Studio

    "My daughter started dance at Elite at the age of 4, she know 26. Her life long friendships were formed from this..."

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Local Services

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Nightlife 1060 nominees

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Online & Social Media

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Online & Social Media 452 nominees

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People 3594 nominees

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Pets 864 nominees

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Shopping 1179 nominees

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Specialty Food & Drink

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Specialty Food & Drink 1258 nominees
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    1. Bakery Nouveau (West Seattle)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "We feel truly blessed to have such a top notch bakery in our state. We live in Snohomish County, but make the trek all..."

  • Chuck's Hop Shop, Specialty Food and Drink, Specialty Food & Drink, Beer Store, 656 NW 85th St Seattle WA 98117

    2. Chuck's Hop Shop (Seattle, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Store

    "Chuck's Hop Shop is so much more than a beer store ! Their slogan is "land of a thousand beers" and they make good on..."

  • Mercurys Coffee Co., Specialty Food and Drink, Specialty Food & Drink, Coffee Shop, Butcher, Bakery, Tea House, Cupcakes, Beer Store, Donuts, Cheese Shop, Desserts, 8506 122nd Ave NE  Kirkland WA 98033

    3. Mercurys Coffee Co. (Kirkland, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "The quality of the coffee is above "standard", The friendly barista's are Awesome, and remember me, not just my drink..."

  • Pinkabella Cupcakes, Specialty Food and Drink, Specialty Food & Drink, Desserts, Cupcakes, Bakery, Beer Store, Chocolate, Gourmet Grocery, Tea House, 16481 NE 74th St Redmond WA 98052

    4. Pinkabella Cupcakes (Redmond, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "Can't get the picture out of my head last night of the swarms of people around your table last night and all of the..."

  • 5. Top Pot Doughnuts (Belltown)

    Nominee for: Best Donuts

    "Top Pot continues to amaze! Every year I think to myself "how could they get any better", and every year they pull..."

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Weddings 1833 nominees
  • 1. That Takes the Cake (Sequim, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Cakes

    "If you're looking for a wedding cake, or any specialty cake, you can't go wrong with That Takes the Cake. The cakes..."

  • Emerald Cove Catering, Weddings, Caterer, Wedding Planner, DJ, Venue, Cakes, 17825 1st Ave S Normandy Park WA 98148

    2. Emerald Cove Catering (Normandy Park, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Caterer

    "If you EVER need a caterer for a party, wake, holiday, wedding, etc. you've GOT TO try these guys out! I've been to (2..."

  • Otto-Matic Mobile Music, Weddings, DJ, Music, Videographer, Venue, Make-Up, Cakes, Rings, Mukilteo WA 98203

    3. Otto-Matic Mobile Music (Mukilteo, WA)

    Nominee for: Best DJ

    "My husband and I were so lucky to have DJ Brien for our wedding. Otto-Matic Mobile Music was recommended to us by our..."

  • Carino & Co Photography, Weddings, Photographer, 116 S Meridian Puyallup WA 98371

    4. Carino & Co Photography (Puyallup, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Photographer

    "Our Family Christmas Photos will be treasured. Thank you for coming to our home and taking the photos of us in our..."

  • Woodland Meadow Farms, Weddings, Venue, 13428 Shorts School Road Snohomish WA 98290

    5. Woodland Meadow Farms (Snohomish, WA)

    Nominee for: Best Venue

    "Woodland Meadow Farms is a dream come true as well as a breathtaking oasis!!! John and Amee are amazing and very easy..."

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Where We Live

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Where We Live 1061 nominees

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Year in Review

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Year in Review 22 nominees
  • Hope Solo, Year in Review, Woman of the Year, 3800 Montlake Blvd NE  Seattle, WA 98105

    1. Hope Solo (University District)

    Nominee for: Best Woman of the Year

    "Congratulations Hope! We at That Takes the Cake in Sequim love you and wish you good luck! You are a beautiful woman!"

  • 2. Bill Gates (Queen Anne)

    Nominee for: Best Man of the Year

    "Bill and Melinda Gates give and give to great causes. They've supported Rotary International's effort to rid the world..."

  • 3. Sonics Not Returning (Pioneer Square)

    Nominee for: Best Story of the Year

    "Glad it didn't work out! Hate basketball! Tired of all of the money that goes into sports when there are so many..."

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