Browse the top nominees in 218 categories based on votes from Best of Western Washington voters.
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Arts & Entertainment
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..."
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..."
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..."
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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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..."
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..."
3. Urban Custom Bikes (Fife, WA)
Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop
"URBAN CUSTOM BIKES ROCKS!!!! URBAN CUSTOM BIKES ROCKS!!!! URBAN CUSTOM BIKES ROCKS!!!! URBAN CUSTOM BIKES ROCKS..."
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..."
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
1. Elle Marie Hair Studio (Lynnwood, WA)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"I found Elle Marie and immediately loved the salon as soon as I stepped in for my interview. It was the first time I..."
2. Apollo Nails and Spa (Queen Anne)
Nominee for: Best Manicure and Pedicure
"The Apollo spa pedicure and manicures are simply amazing! The salon owner is a very savvy woman, remembering each..."
3. Unlocking The Body (Puyallup, WA)
Nominee for: Best Massage
"A few of the things I love about this place...
-They work with all kinds of insurance. For me, this means a 60-min..."
4. Sacred Soul Tattoo (Renton, WA)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing
"sacred soul tattoo is definitely the best tattoo shop. this was my second tattoo and as any tattoo we want it for it to..."
5. Trieva's Spa & Boutique (Lynnwood, WA)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"Trieva is the best! The salon/spa is amazing!! The entire staff is always so nice and welcoming! You can book..."
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1. Ranch House BBQ and Steakhouse (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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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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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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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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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..."
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..."
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..."
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
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..."
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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1. Motley Zoo Animal Rescue (Redmond, WA)
Nominee for: Best Favorite Local Charity
"To Carol Z. and anyone else who might have concerns, I would just like to address this shelter and it's adoption fees..."
2. Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage (Newcastle, WA)
Nominee for: Best Movers
"They helped me move my mother's in law's things after she passed away. They were so accomodating, letting us postpone..."
3. Legacy Services Carpet Cleaning (Auburn, WA)
Nominee for: Best Carpet Cleaning
"This company is a true winner.Not only the top of the line #1 business in their work yet they go above & beyond to..."
4. It's Just Lunch (Belltown)
Nominee for: Best Matchmaker
"This is a great service. Not only did it help me get over my fear of dating, it has also been a great way to meet new..."
5. Meridian KinderCare Learning Center (Puyallup, WA)
Nominee for: Best Day Care
"My daughter has attended Meridian KinderCare since the age of 4 months. I was nervous leaving her in child care as it..."
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1. The Rock Wood Fired Pizza & Spirits (Sumner, WA)
Nominee for: Best Happy Hour
2. Parkway Tavern (Tacoma, WA)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
"It's a great place to hang out a socialize without a ton of people breathing down your neck! And, for the record, the..."
3. Silver City Restaurant & Brewery (Silverdale, WA)
Nominee for: Best Brewpub
"Silver City has the whole program in play. Silver City has a great line of beers, many award winning, and a fantastic..."
4. Shawn O'Donnell's (Everett, WA)
Nominee for: Best Irish Pub
"I am an employee and Shawn O'Donnells and have been for 3 years. As both a customer and an employee, I would say that..."
5. Rock The Dock Pub & Grill (Tacoma, WA)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"There's not enough room here to say all the good things about Gwen and her staff. I can't decide what stands out more..."
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Online & Social Media
1. West Seattle Blog (Pioneer Square)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Blog
"If you live in West Seattle, you definitely know about the WSB. The layout is a little crude, but it's really the #1..."
2. TBTL w/ Luke Burbank (Central Business District)
Nominee for: Best Local Podcast
"Brings you the news you want to hear about along with a lot you should hear about in a way that makes you feel like you..."
3. AJ's Cooking Secrets (Georgetown)
Nominee for: Best Food Blog
"I can count on AJ for brilliant new ideas daily! And best part is, he's not too busy to help us non culinary types when..."
4. Dance Music Northwest (Seattle, WA)
Nominee for: Best Music Blog
"Dance Music Northwest is simply the best... These guys have their eyes on the prize and their hearts in the game..."
5. @mckennamarilyn (Bellevue, WA)
Nominee for: Best Local Personality on Twitter
"Marilyn McKenna is at it again! Her "take no prisoners" persona on Twitter has gotten her nominated for KING5 TV's..."
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1. Cooley Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry (Bellevue, WA)
Nominee for: Best Dentist
"I moved from Tacoma to Bellevue last year and I got really tired of driving to my old dentist's office in Kent. While..."
2. Fitz (Belltown)
Nominee for: Best Local Radio Personality
"100.7 The Wolf is the only station I now listen to most of the time unless I want straight news or commontary. Fitz..."
3. Macklemore (Pioneer Square)
Nominee for: Best Local Musician
4. Kaci Aitchison (Queen Anne)
Nominee for: Best Local TV Personality
"she is great, she was the main host of 'The International 3' of 'Dota' (A game) ... she really put life in the boring..."
5. Proctor Chiropractic (Tacoma, WA)
Nominee for: Best Chiropractor
"Doc George has been awesome with helping me with my migraines and posture. He has taken an easy and slow approach (not..."
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1. Camp Ruff House (Marysville, WA)
Nominee for: Best Doggie Daycare
"Camp Rough House has proven to be invaluable in helping me socialize my year old Rottweiler, Ben. He has learned to..."
2. Dog Spaw 2 Hour Grooms (Maple Valley, WA)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
"BEST groomers around! We've taken our rescue pup (very finiky scotti) to several different groomers before we heard of..."
3. Bridges Pets, Gifts & Watergardens (Snohomish, WA)
Nominee for: Best Pet Supplies
"We have been going to Bridges now for the past 3 1/2 years. We live just around the corner and go in at least 2 to 3..."
4. Puppy Manners, Dave and Becky Bishop (Woodinville, WA)
Nominee for: Best Training
"I have 3 dogs and I can honestly say without the encouragement, training and support of Dave and Becky Bishop of Puppy..."
5. Sniff Seattle (Fremont)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"I recently started using their service. Greg, the owner and also the current walker, pays great attention to my dog..."
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1. Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park, WA)
Nominee for: Best Bookstore
"The book store is the best one around for all the choices that they offer to the community. They have children's..."
2. The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse (Sumner, WA)
Nominee for: Best Furniture
"I would recommend shopping at The Old Cannery for many reasons. Not only do they sell the best quality furniture, they..."
3. Grandiflora Home and Garden (Lynden, WA)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"They have beautiful items for all budgets. They have unusual items that have a special grace about them and of course..."
4. McLendon Hardware (Woodinville, WA)
Nominee for: Best Home and Garden
"Much as I hate to say it in as much as my last name is Lowe, Lowe's and HD can't hold a candle to the kind of service..."
5. Forty Toes Photography (Tacoma, WA)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"FRIENDS! Please take 30 seconds & vote for Forty Toes Photography for BEST Photography! This woman is amazing & you..."
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Specialty Food & Drink
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..."
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..."
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..."
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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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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
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
1. Pike Place Market (Pike Place)
Nominee for: Best Place to Send a Guest
"The Pike Place Market (PPM) is a major United States treasure. Because of the ecletic mix of the numerous places of..."
2. Aegis Living (Redmond, WA)
Nominee for: Best Place to Work
"At Aegis Living, it is not just a place to work but it is my second home away from home. Our titles are our..."
3. Snohomish High School (Snohomish, WA)
Nominee for: Best School with the Most Spirit
"Wonderful teachers and coaches, great principal, great sport teams, devoted band, wonderful parent club along with the..."
4. Seattle PrideFest (Queen Anne)
Nominee for: Best Local Event
"Seattle Pride is such an amazing opportunity for Seattle, the LGBT Community, and the Allies that we fortunately have..."
5. Traffic on I-5 (Downtown)
Nominee for: Best Biggest Public Eyesore
"The NorthWest, Washington State, Seattle,...what images do those names invoke? To most: incredible environment, the..."
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Year in Review
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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