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MEET THE WINNERS Reader's Choice 2021

BEST OF THE BEST

69,956 readers made their voices heard.
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ACCOUNTANTS  JUNE & ASSOCIATES, CPA
They’re keeping your books straight and orderly, and now they can add a Readers’ Choice Award to their books. Congrats!

ART GALLERY  ART LEAGUE OF HILTON HEAD GALLERY
Inspiring local artists and helping them grow has been the mission for decades, and we get to reap the benefits by enjoying world-class works right here on the island.

BANK  WELLS FARGO
Hitch up the wagon! Wells Fargo has earned a spot in our Readers’ Choice Awards winners’ circle. 

CAR DEALERSHIP  O. C. WELCH FORD
The man with the goat proves once again why he is the car-dealing G.O.A.T.

FAMILY PLANNING LAWYER  KENNEDY & BLACKSHIRE
More than 40 years’ experience goes into every case, helping clients through their most troubling times. Our readers responded with a decisive victory.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR  C.J. TASSONE, CFP®, CHFC®
Our readers trust C.J. with their financial future and with their vote for favorite financial advisor.

GATED COMMUNITY  HILTON HEAD PLANTATION
It’s the feeling of community and camaraderie that sets Hilton Head Plantation apart. OK, the golf and restaurants probably help.

HEATING AND AIR COMPANY  GOCHNAUER AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING
Here in the Lowcountry, air conditioning is more than a luxury. It’s a lifestyle. And we only trust the best, giving the win to Gochnauer.

INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY  J. BANKS DESIGN GROUP
Beyond simply transforming commercial and residential spaces, J. Banks Design Group has created the visual language of the Lowcountry — chic, sophisticated, elegant and yet endlessly comfortable and approachable. 

INSURANCE COMPANY  C.J. TASSONE, CFP®, CHFC® - PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP
It stands to reason that if you trust him with your money, you trust him with everything else, earning C.J. Tassone dual wins.

LAWYER GENERAL PRACTICE  BAUER & METRO, P.C.
At Bauer & Metro, their slogan is Justice Must Be Won. Apparently, so must Readers’ Choice Awards!

MORTGAGE COMPANY  MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC.
A local approach with global resources has combined to make Mortgage Network the island’s choice for years. As such, we’ve been delighted to name them our favorite year in and year out.

NONPROFIT GROUP  VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE CLINIC
Hilton Head Island’s homegrown clinic has touched the world, providing care for countless patients from coast to coast. 

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER  BAUER & METRO, P.C.
The team at Bauer & Metro prove themselves as your clear favorite.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY  BEACH PROPERTIES OF HILTON HEAD
When locals want that second home to earn them worry-free passive income, they know to turn to this year’s winners, Beach Properties.

REAL ESTATE LAWYER (TIE)  JEFF REILLEY, REILLEY LAW FIRM, LLC   LAUREN WILLIAMS - PATTERSON LAW FIRM
Lauren Williams and Jeff Reilley share our readers’ respect. They each earned a well-deserved win.

REAL ESTATE AGENT  JAMES WEDGEWORTH
The man who has come to embody Hilton Head Island real estate picks up another Readers’ Choice Award!

REAL ESTATE COMPANY  CHARTER ONE REALTY
In a year that saw thousands of new residents flocking to our island, Charter One was there to welcome our new neighbors.

RETIREMENT FACILITY  THE CYPRESS OF HILTON HEAD  
There’s a real shine to the golden years at The Cypress, polished to a brilliance by their excellent facilities and top-notch care.

WEDDING VENUE  HONEY HORN PLANTATION
What better place to say “I do” than surrounded by the sheer beauty of the Lowcountry at its finest?

LOCAL BAND  YOUNG N RESTLESS
All Rick and Zane need is two guitars to have you dancing the night away. They’ll have your toes tapping and hands clapping.

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DAYCARE AND PRE-K  THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL 
For generations islanders have trusted their young ones to take their first steps into the world of education under the care and guidance of First Presbyterian.

HIGHER EDUCATION  TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
Expanding on their world-class culinary program has helped put TCL on the map in a big way, making them the smart choice for Readers’ Choice Awards glory.

KIDS ACTIVITIES/CLASSES  HILTON HEAD ISLAND RECREATION CENTER
A beautiful renovation has propelled the island’s go-to spot for fun, fitness and friendly competition into a new era of serving the island.

SCHOOLS K-12  HILTON HEAD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Prep has been molding young men and women into some of the finest adults we know for generations, earning them another win.

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APPETIZER  WISEGUYS
What, you think you’re just gonna start with an entrée? Fugedaboudit. The rest of the menu amazes, but don’t sleep on the creative fare coming out on small plates.

ASIAN  OKKO JAPANESE SUSHI & HIBACHI RESTAURANT
Fantastic food in a chic, contemporary atmosphere has made OKKO the clear favorite for islanders. 

BARBECUE  ONE HOT MAMA’S
Slow-smoked and perfectly fork tender, Orchid and crew know their Q. 

BURGER  CHARBAR CO.
What more can you say about a burger place that took the top burger award in their very first year and never looked back? How about “I’ll take mine medium”?

BURRITO  JAVA BURRITO COMPANY
The island’s favorite spot for mouth-watering Mexican-inspired creations wraps up another win for favorite burrito. But then, wrapping it up is kind of their thing.

CRAB LEGS  HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS
Andrew Carmines and company are downright evangelical when it comes to offering the freshest seafood. Appropriately, their crab legs are simply divine.

EUROPEAN (NON-ITALIAN)  CHARLIE’S L’ETOILE VERTE
The green star has been a shining beacon for the island’s culinary scene since before the island had a culinary scene. Their laid-back refinement pairs beautifully with their delectable French fare. 

FRENCH FRIES  CHARBAR CO.
You know what goes best with the island’s best burger? The island’s best fries. You know what goes even better with the island’s best burger? More of the island’s best fries.

FRIED CHICKEN  PUBLIX SUPER MARKET
We’re glad that these guys also sell paper towels, because we start drooling just thinking about their delectably golden crispy fried chicken.

HEALTHY MENU  HEALTHY HABIT
Pioneering the concept that healthy food can be, get this, delicious, Healthy Habit isn’t just changing habits. They’re changing lives, one smart decision at a time.

ITALIAN  OMBRA CUCINA ITALIANA
The truly authentic Old World appeal of Ombra has been their calling card since day one, making them a perennial favorite in this category. 

MARGARITA  HOLY TEQUILA!
Assuming you can count an exclamation point as a word, tequila is literally their middle name. Of course they’re going to have a mind-blowing margarita.

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN  SANTA FE CAFÉ
There’s always something new and exciting on the menu at Santa Fe Café, blending the finest ingredients and techniques from across the southwest into a culinary fiesta for the senses. 

MILKSHAKE COOK OUT
This thick and creamy masterpiece is an absolute delight.

OYSTERS  HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS
A place that was quite literally built on oysters is naturally going to have the best in town. Sit right on the dock and you can watch them come in, then enjoy them fresh out of the water.

PIZZA GIUSEPPI’S PIZZA & PASTA
When the United States Pizza Team (it’s a thing, look it up) hankers for a slice, they choose Giuseppi’s. And so does Hilton Head. 

SALAD  HEALTHY HABIT
It’s a rare thing to attach a word like “craveable” to a salad, but if you’ve tried the inspired creations at Healthy Habit you’ll understand. If everything healthy tasted this good, we’d all be supermodels.

SANDWICH  GRUBY’S NEW YORK DELI
Piled high with mouth-watering authentic ingredients, every sandwich at Gruby’s is a new adventure in Gotham’s finest flavors.

SEAFOOD  HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS
You can watch it come in off the boat, and have it on your plate minutes later. If you want fresher seafood, you’ll need to grow gills.

SOUTHERN  LOWCOUNTRY BACKYARD
Dave Peck and his crew have created a true icon of the island’s culinary scene at Lowcountry Backyard, with mouth-watering food served in. 

STEAK  CRANE’S TAVERN & STEAKHOUSE
This New Orleans Road standout has been everyone’s go-to, visitors and locals alike, for decades. Choice cuts, expertly seasoned and grilled to perfection. This is steak done right.

SUSHI  HINOKI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Chef Chi-Chi puts on dinner and a show behind the sushi counter at Hinoki, rolling up fresh ingredients that will put a smile on your face.

TACO  FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL
For years, we’ve been finding out what secret blend of ingredients and spices makes Fiesta Fresh so good. Until we figure it out, rigorous testing will just have to do.

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN  DELISHEEYO 
The most voracious carnivore on earth would be tempted to go plant-based after sampling the delectable vegan fare on offer at delisheeyo.

WINGS  ONE HOT MAMA’S
Try every flavor on the menu. Then try them all again. We promise, you’ll never get bored. You may find a new favorite every time, though.  

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BARBER SHOP  CROWN & ANCHOR BARBER CO. 
The classic hometown barbershop returns, with styles that will have you looking dapper and an atmosphere that will make you want to stick around for a while. 

FITNESS CENTER  LAVA 24 FITNESS
Helpful coaches, a clean environment and top-of-the-line equipment are all part of the enduring appeal at LAVA 24 Fitness. That’s how they keep getting reps in at our Readers’ Choice Awards. 

HAIR SALON  ENLITEN SALON
When Hilton Head Island needs to look fierce, we head to this jewel of New Orleans Road. We always walk out looking fabulous.

MASSAGE THERAPY  FACES DAYSPA
The iconic island institution scores another win based on their signature stress-busting treatments and techniques. 

MEDICAL SPA  LUX ~ A MEDICAL SPA
Feeling good means feeling good inside and out, and the dedicated experts at LUX A Medical Spa are just the people to leave you feeling amazing.

NAIL SALON  FACES DAYSPA
It’s not just about melting away stress, it’s about looking fierce when you’re done. For decades, this is where islanders have gone to make it happen. Can Faces pull off the trifecta?

SPA  FACES DAYSPA
They can! Hitting the hat trick for massage, nails and spa, Faces proves once again why it’s been our readers’ favorite spot to escape.

YOGA/PILATES  THE ART OF MASSAGE AND YOGA WELLNESS SPA
It’s a win for The Art of Massage and Yoga Wellness Spa! For getting centered or getting toned, this is where our readers turn, and they have voted accordingly.

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APPLIANCE STORE  BILLY WOOD APPLIANCE
The big boxes have nothing on the deep expertise, personal attention, and high-end brand names on display at Billy Wood.

ARCHITECT  ZENOS MORRIS - COURT ATKINS
Giving back to the community while bestowing on us buildings that define Lowcountry class, Zenos Morris designs a win in our Readers’ Choice Awards.

BLINDS/WINDOW COVERING COMPANY  LIBERTY WALLCOVERINGS AND WINDOW BLINDS
Blinds, shades, drapes… At Liberty Wallcoverings and Window Blinds, they put the treat in window treatments.

CABINET COMPANY  N HANCE WOOD REFINISHING
For complete overhauls or just a light refinishing, your kitchen is not complete until you’ve given N Hance a call.

CARPET/FLOORING COMPANY  FLOORS TO GO BY HIGH TIDE
The little local shop with the great big selection and world-class service proves that Hilton Head Island loves quality and craftsmanship.

ELECTRICIAN  OCEANSIDE ELECTRIC
Seeing as they’ve been wiring the Lowcountry in projects big and small for more than 30 years, this win shouldn’t come as a shock.

GRANITE/STONE/MARBLE COMPANY  STONEWORKS 
What are the well-dressed kitchens and baths of the Lowcountry wearing this season? You’ll find out with a visit to Stoneworks, where gorgeous counters are just the start. 

HOME BUILDER  THE TWELVE OAKS GROUP
Wake up! Your dream house awaits. And the award-winning crew at The Twelve Oaks Group is the perfect team to make that dream a reality.

HOME FURNISHINGS STORE  J. BANKS DESIGN GROUP
Beyond simply transforming commercial and residential spaces, J. Banks Design Group has created the visual language of the Lowcountry — chic, sophisticated, elegant and yet endlessly comfortable and approachable. 

LANDSCAPING COMPANY  THE GREENERY INC.
Our own homegrown success story takes home another win, proving that they can grow beautiful plants and a legacy of winning.

MOVING COMPANY  A PERFECT MOVE, INC.
To say these guys have been busy lately is an understatement. But even with so many new residents to help welcome, they found time to score a win.

OUTDOOR STORE  OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD FLAGSHIP STORE
It’s hard to imagine a Hilton Head without Outside Hilton Head, and even after all these years, they’re still our first stop on every new adventure.

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER  THE GREENERY INC. 
It only stands to reason that a company grown from seeds of quality and service would produce the kind of blooms to earn them this win.

PEST CONTROL  HILTON HEAD EXTERMINATORS
We don’t run a “Roaches Choice Awards,” but if we did, we’d imagine these guys would lose. Thank goodness Hilton Head Exterminators is on our side.

PLUMBER  BUTLER’S PLUMBING
Having been stopping leaks and busting clogs since 1981, Butler’s Plumbing has racked up a slew of awards over the decades. Turns out doing things the right way pays off.

POOL COMPANY  CLEARWATER POOL SERVICES 
When your water needs to be absolutely sparkling (which is always), trust the folks who have taken home a win in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. 

RENOVATIONS  TOTAL DESIGNS CONCEPTS INC.
Fine British craftsmanship meets good old Yankee knowhow at TDC, and the result is some of the most gorgeous homes in the area.

ROOFING/FABRICATION  ALLIANCE ROOFING
Raise the roof for this year’s Readers’ Choice Award winners, Alliance Roofing.

TREE REMOVAL/ARBORIST  JONES BROTHERS TREE SURGEONS
Knowing what to cut and what to keep makes all the difference in keeping your trees beautiful. With this win, Jones Brothers proves they know how to do it right. 

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ACUPUNCTURE  BETH SCHOON/INTEGRATIVE PAIN RELIEF
The ancient art of acupuncture meets a comprehensive approach to pain relief, meaning that the aaahhhs have it.

ALLERGIST  DR. THOMAS C. BELLER, MD — ALLERGY AND ASTHMA CENTER OF BEAUFORT COUNTY
You can’t be too careful with a runny nose; fortunately, Dr. Thomas C. Beller has the expertise and experience to have you breathing easy.

CHIROPRACTOR  (TIE) FRAUM CENTER FOR RESTORATIVE HEALTH  DISCOVER SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC
They’re cracking backs and cracking open the champagne over their victories in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

DENTIST (COSMETIC)  DR. MATTHEW MASTROROCCO, DMD
Dr. Matt takes home a well-deserved win for pioneering the radical concept that dentistry should be… enjoyable. Radical concept, right?

DENTIST (FAMILY)  ROC DENTAL GROUP
We know it’s their job and everything, but even so, the friendly staff at ROC Dental Group always has us smiling. 

DERMATOLOGIST  MAY RIVER DERMATOLOGY LLC
Racking up a Reader’s Choice Award win, May River Dermatology proves that their appeal is more than just skin-deep. 

DOULA/MIDWIFERY SERVICES  THE ART OF MASSAGE AND YOGA WELLNESS SPA 
The beauty of natural childbirth takes a steady hand and a big heart. You’ll find both at The Art of Massage and Yoga Wellness Spa. 

ENT DOCTOR (EAR, NOSE, THROAT)  DR. DAVID MAURER, MD 
These days, you can’t be too careful with a stuffy nose and a sore throat. Thankfully, Dr. Maurer is there with years of experience and expertise. 

FAMILY MEDICAL PROVIDER  STEPHEN LUTHER, MD 
Young and old alike have come to trust Dr. Luther with their health and the health of their family, and they’ve trusted him with their vote! 

IN-HOME CARE  RIGHT AT HOME
Compassionate care makes all the difference at Right at Home, making them this year’s Readers’ Choice Award winners.

OB/GYN  ADVANCED WOMEN’S CARE
Putting the care in women’s care, Advanced Women’s Care earns raves for their bedside manner and a Readers’ Choice Award, to boot.

OPHTHALMOLOGIST (EYE DOCTOR)  BISHOP EYE CENTER
Anyone who has trusted Bishop Eye Center with their vision probably saw this win coming.

OPTOMETRIST (VISION CARE)  BISHOP EYE CENTER
See things clearly and trust your eyes to the very best.

ORTHODONTIST  MAGINNIS ORTHODONTICS
Brace yourself for another win for Maginnis Orthodontics!

ORTHOPEDIC  DR. MARK DEAN - BEAUFORT ORTHO 
Whether you’re looking to put that spring back into your step or get your golf game back up to par, Dr. Dean is the man to see. 

PEDIATRIC DENTIST  KIDZ PLANET- THOMAS H. MORS
Getting kids to go to the dentist can be… well, like pulling teeth. At Kidz Planet, though, they make it an appointment your kids will look forward to.

PEDIATRIC PRACTICE  PALMETTO PEDIATRICS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
It’s not just the stickers and lollipops —these folks prove themselves with every visit as extremely capable and caring when it comes to your kids. 

PHARMACY  BURKE’S PHARMACY
Experience, expertise and good old-fashioned customer service are just what the doctor ordered when it comes to earning another Readers’ Choice Awards win.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST  HORIZON REHABILITATION & SPORTS MEDICINE
When you’re injured or just in need of some rehab, you want someone you can trust at every step of your recovery. Just look to the horizon and you’ll find them.

PLASTIC SURGEON  DR. FREDERICK WENIGER- WENIGER PLASTIC SURGERY
Transforming lives one patient at a time, Dr. Frederick Weniger has earned this year’s award and the trust of countless patients.

PRE-NATAL MASSAGE  THE ART OF MASSAGE AND YOGA WELLNESS SPA 
Also winning for midwifery, The Art of Massage shows they have mommies-to-be covered every step of the way. 

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DOG TRAINER  PAWS ON LEARNING
Frankly, we know a few people who could benefit from Paws On Learning’s brilliant approach to behavior. For your dog, there’s no better teacher.

PET BOARDING  EVERGREEN PET LODGE
Doesn’t your furry friend deserve a five-star experience? They’ll find it at Evergreen, this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards winner. 

PET GROOMING  EVERGREEN PET LODGE
Like any five-star resort, Evergreen offers the full spa experience for your pet. They may not want to come home.

PET SUPPLY STORE  PETSMART
Hilton Head Island loves its furry, four-legged friends. And whether they need food, medicine or a new toy, PetSmart has us covered.

VETERINARIAN  PLANTATION ANIMAL HOSPITAL
The folks at Plantation Animal Hospital have spent years keeping our beloved furry friends happy and healthy, earning them the top spot in this year’s awards.

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BAKERY  HILTON HEAD SOCIAL BAKERY
From its Shelter Cove storefront, Hilton Head Social Bakery has quietly launched a revolution in decadent baked masterpieces.

BAR/LATE NIGHT  REILLEY’S GRILL & BAR
It’s common knowledge that every islander should have a story that begins with, “This one time at Reilley’s.” If you don’t, get one.

BARTENDER  RETT COLLERAN - PRESTIGE MIXOLOGY
Craft cocktails wherever you need them, and serious mixology skills have made Prestige Mixology the hottest thing in cold drinks.

BEER SELECTION  HILTON HEAD BREWING COMPANY
The ever-rotating taps at HHBC provide beer lovers with a kaleidoscope of styles and flavors, making every visit to the taproom a new adventure.

BREAKFAST  PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFÉ
Surprising absolutely no one, Hilton Head Island’s personal breakfast nook has taken home another win on the strength of their mouth-watering menu and smiling service. 

BREWERY  HILTON HEAD BREWING COMPANY
HHBC has been creating brews that the island loves for years, proving with every sip that they are the true masters of the craft.

BRUNCH  PALMETTO BAY SUNRISE CAFÉ
Wrapping up the entire pre-lunch part of the awards, Palmetto Bay keeps its early day dominance rolling with a brunch win.

CATERING COMPANY  SERG TAKEOUT KITCHEN
The folks at SERG knock it out of the park with every concept they introduce. So, of course, their concept for an amazing party is going to be a mouth-watering blast.

CHEF  TREY PLACE - THE COOKING SCHOOL AT MICHAEL ANTHONY’S
Expertise and a passion for culinary excellence have made Trey Place a mentor for the island’s aspiring foodies, and the clear choice for favorite chef.

COFFEE SHOP  JAVA BURRITO COMPANY
Coffee and burritos in one spot shouldn’t work. And yet somehow the rich aromas of freshly roasted beans just seem to pair so perfectly with crave-worthy Mexican. 

COUNTER SERVICE  JAVA BURRITO COMPANY
Of course, the staff at Java Burrito is the friendliest on the island. How could you spend your day there and not have a blast?

DELI  GRUBY’S NEW YORK DELI
The most authentic New York City experience you can get without booking a flight to the Big Apple, Gruby’s has this category ordered up. 

DESSERT MENU  MICHAEL ANTHONY’S CUCINA ITALIANA
Food fact: Enjoying an entire Dolce Mista della Casa by yourself does not constitute cheating on your diet. It’s actually just a mouth-watering education in Italian dessert mastery.

FINE DINING  MICHAEL ANTHONY’S CUCINA ITALIANA
There are island icons, and then there is Michael Anthony’s. An institution and Italian inspiration, they have earned this win.

FOOD TRUCK  BIG DOG TACOS
Their bright red, graffiti inspired truck demands attention, and then their deliciously authentic tacos keep that attention until the very last bite.

HAPPY HOUR  THE MARKET CAFE AT MICHAEL ANTHONY’S
Feeling every bit like that classical Italian countryside watering hole, The Market Café has created an indelible continental atmosphere in the heart of the island.

KID-FRIENDLY  SALTY DOG
Be honest, you say you’re going for the kids, but you just want to get your picture taken with Jake, don’t you? It’s OK, we’re all kids once we step into the Salty Dog.

LUNCH  THE MARKET CAFE AT MICHAEL ANTHONY’S
Whether you enjoy it there or take it home and trick your friends into thinking you’re a much better chef than you are, it’s hard to beat the Italian fare at The Market Café.

NEW CHEF  JOSH O’NEILL AT THE GOLF CLUB AT INDIGO RUN
Bursting onto the scene with his upscale approach and fresh ingredients, Chef Josh O’Neill is setting a new standard at Indigo Run.

NEW RESTAURANT  THE MARKET CAFE AT MICHAEL ANTHONY’S
When you take a concept as universally loved as Michael Anthony’s and give it an approachable, metropolitan remix, of course people are going to love it. Your votes prove that.

OUTDOOR DINING HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS
There’s something about sitting out on the over-water patio at Hudson’s, watching the boats roll in with today’s catch as you sip a cocktail, that creates pure magic and earns wins from our readers.

PET FRIENDLY  BLACK MARLIN BAYSIDE GRILL
Our furry friends’ favorite spot to see and be seen, the patio at Black Marlin is a true destination for pets and the people who love them.

RESTAURANT STAFF  MICHAEL ANTHONY’S CUCINA ITALIANA
Ever friendly and trained to share the restaurant’s reverence for ingredients and techniques, everyone at Michael Anthony’s epitomizes hospitality.

SPORTS BAR  REILLEY’S GRILL & BAR
The good-times atmosphere at Reilley’s makes it the ideal neutral territory for even the most die-hard Clemson and Carolina fans to share a drink and enjoy the game together. If we held international summits here there’d be world peace by basketball season.

TAKE OUT/CURBSIDE  FIESTA FRESH MEXICAN GRILL
These folks have their curbside game working flawlessly, years before everyone else had to follow suit. 

WATER VIEWS  HUDSON’S SEAFOOD HOUSE ON THE DOCKS
Whether it’s a breathtaking sunset through their panoramic windows or right out over the water on their patio, you can’t get any closer to the water unless you’re dining on a boat.

WINE SELECTION  MICHAEL ANTHONY’S CUCINA ITALIANA
The fertile fields of Italy find their ultimate expression on the wine racks at Michael Anthony’s, side by side with an entire world of inspired varietals.

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE  BIRDIE JAMES
Do you know where to get the most stunning bridal gown for your big day? Our readers said, “I do.”

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING  ISLAND CHILD
Whether it’s a special occasion, a photo shoot, or you just have a young fashionista on your hands, this is the place to keep them looking dapper.  

FLORIST  FLOWERS BY SUE
Flowers by Sue has been the runaway favorite in this category for years. Stop in and smell the roses, and you’ll quickly see why.

GIFT/NOVELTY STORE  GIFTED HILTON HEAD
Fun fact: Gifted Hilton Head has won favorite gift store every year it’s been in operation. Filled with items you never knew you needed and boasting something for everyone, they’ve had this award wrapped up.

GROCERY STORE  HARRIS TEETER
We can always count on the huge selection, fair prices and friendly faces at Harris Teeter to brighten our day. They have this win in the bag.

HARDWARE STORE  ACE HARDWARE OF HILTON HEAD
Want to know why this hometown favorite took home the win? It’s right in the jingle. Ace is the place.

HEALTH FOOD/VITAMIN STORE ★ WHOLE FOODS MARKET
We’ve all been taking a closer look at our health lately, meaning we’ve been seeking out the kind of wholesome and healthy items you’ll find at Whole Foods.

JEWELRY STORE  FORSYTHE JEWELERS
A true icon of the island, Forsythe has been blinging out locals and visitors alike for 40 years. 

MEN’S STORE  PALMETTOES
Dressing up or dressing down, the well-heeled island gentleman always knows where to go for the dapper duds that dazzle.  

NEW BUSINESS  HAZEL DEAN’S
Sea Pines has found itself a brand-new spot for fine gourmet cheese, beer and wine. And our readers have found their new favorite place to gear up for their festivities.

SHOPPING CENTER  SHELTER COVE TOWNE CENTRE 
This open-air cornucopia of shopping, dining and entertainment has been a smash hit ever since it opened, and a clear favorite among our readers. 

SPORTING GOODS STORE  PLAYER’S WORLD OF SPORTS
The true champions of this category, Player’s World of Sports has a track record of Readers’ Choice Award Wins.

THRIFT SHOP  THE CHURCH MOUSE BOUTIQUE THRIFT SHOP
Great prices and a great cause. What’s not to love?

TIRE STORE   ISLAND TIRE & AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES
Between all the Readers’ Choice Award wins and various other accolades, do you think these guys are tired of winning? We didn’t think so.

TOY STORE  HILTON HEAD TOYS - HARBOUR TOWN
The lost art of playtime is born again with every visit to Hilton Head Toys, giving kids of all ages something to cherish. 

WINE & SPIRITS STORE  ROLLERS WINE & SPIRITS
Going above and beyond your typical wine & spirit store offerings puts Rollers into the winner’s circle. Cheers!

WOMEN’S STORE  THE PINK PINEAPPLE
The great Cyndi Lauper once said that girls just want to have fun. For proof, check out the now award-winning fiercely fun apparel at The Pink Pineapple.

AUTO DETAILING  AUTO SPA
When your ride must be flawless, these are the experts to give it that showroom-quality shine inside and out.

AUTO REPAIR  H & H AUTO SERVICE INC.
Local since before local was a thing, H&H have been clear favorites for auto repair with consistency for years.

CARPET CLEANING  HIGH TIDE RESTORATION & CLEANING
Stains, burns, spills and water damage get swept away when the High Tide truck rolls in. An appreciative island has named them the favorite for their efforts.

EVENT PLANNING COMPANY  SIGNATURE CATERING & EVENTS BY SERG 
The people behind your favorite restaurants are obviously going to bring their culinary ‘A’ game to your party, but it’s the atmosphere they create that makes them winners. 

HOME CLEANING  HH CLEANING SERVICES, LLC
Your forever home or rental property isn’t truly clean until it’s been given the white-glove treatment by HH Cleaning Services.

PERFORMING ARTS VENUE  ARTS CENTER OF COASTAL CAROLINA
We’re just so happy to have live theater back that we’d be willing to watch it anywhere. Being able to take in a show amid the elegance and sophistication of the Arts Center, we’re feeling a little spoiled.

PHOTOGRAPHER  BROOKE SIMONS PHOTOGRAPHY
With this win, Brooke Simons makes it two in a row, capturing our readers’ votes with her keen eye for detail and outstanding skills.

TECH SUPPORT COMPANY  CAROLINA IT
Why did Carolina IT win for favorite Tech Support Company? Because they didn’t want to crash the party! Get it? Crash? We’ll see ourselves out.

TELE COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER  HARGRAY COMMUNICATIONS
The biggest little telecom in town, Hargray has been keeping the Lowcountry wired since day one.

BIKE STORE & RENTALS  THE BIKE DOCTOR HILTON HEAD
For anyone looking to take advantage of our bike trails, the doctor is in. 

BOAT DEALER  THE BOATHOUSE
More people than ever are getting out on the water, and they’re heading to The Boathouse to make all their nautical wishes come true.

HOTEL  THE WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT & SPA
For a staycation, group outing or welcoming guests, locals know The Westin will give the red-carpet treatment to one and all. 

OUTDOOR EXCURSION/TOUR COMPANY  ISLAND EXPLORER
Climb aboard one of their 12-person skiffs and enjoy an intimate day of basking in our area’s aquatic majestic.

PRIVATE GOLF CLUB  LONG COVE CLUB
As challenging as it is drop-dead gorgeous, Long Cove Club’s 7,000 yards of Pete Dye brilliance take home this year’s prize.

PUBLIC GOLF CLUB  HARBOUR TOWN GOLF LINKS
The island’s most famous landmark isn’t just the candy-cane lighthouse. It’s also the 18 holes of pure magic around it. 

TENNIS CENTER  PALMETTO DUNES TENNIS & PICKLEBALL CENTER 
PD nets another win in our Readers’ Choice Awards, and we have to tell you — we love it. 

TRAVEL AGENCY  VALERIE WILSON TRAVEL INC.
All the buying power of a big agency with a boutique approach — when you’re ready to see the world, make this your first stop. 

WATERSPORT RENTAL COMPANY  H2O SPORTS 
Tourists and locals alike know where to go when they want to get some adrenaline pumping out on the waves.  

 

 

BLUFFTON:

 

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THANK YOU, 
BLUFFTON FOR MAKING US THE NO. 1 MAGAZINE IN YOUR TOWN. 

 

ACCOUNTANT  JAMES A. PARRISH, CPA, PA
Whether it’s filing their taxes or keeping their small business in the black, Bluffton trusts James A. Parrish with their books and their votes.

ART GALLERY  SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS
In a town where expression is everything and art is life, SoBA has been elevating our artistic profile for decades, securing their spot as a Bluffton institution. 

BANK  BANK OF AMERICA
BOA goes all the way, taking in this year’s award for favorite bank in Bluffton. 

CAR DEALERSHIP  STOKES TOYOTA HILTON HEAD
Come for the quality vehicles and stellar service, stay to do a few rounds on the NBA Jam arcade machine. You’ll understand why so many Blufftonians voted them their favorite. 

FAMILY PLANNING LAWYER  CATHERINE WEST OLIVETTI
For more than a quarter century, Catherine West Olivetti has been earning her clients’ trust. And now, she earns their vote as favorite family planning lawyer.

FINANCIAL ADVISOR  EDWARD JONES - FINANCIAL ADVISOR - DANIELLE B. JEFFCOAT, AAMS®
Trusted insight, genuine client care and a deep wealth of experience have combined to earn Danielle Jeffcoat a win for favorite financial advisor. 

GATED COMMUNITY  HAMPTON LAKE
Life’s a little better on the lake, as any Hampton Lake resident will attest. They’ve said as much with their votes, giving Hampton Lake the win. 

HEATING AND AIR COMPANY  E.A.C. HEATING & AIR
It takes a lot to emerge from the crowded field of heating and air companies as Bluffton’s favorite. E.A.C. has proven with each satisfied customer that they’ve earned this win.

INTERIOR DESIGN COMPANY  KELLY CARON DESIGNS
The firm that established the look of Lowcountry luxury continues to grow forward, beautifying commercial and residential spaces and infusing them with their signature sophistication. 

INSURANCE COMPANY  CAROLINA HERITAGE INSURANCE
Home and auto, floor and fire, these are the folks who have you covered with comprehensive plans and absolutely no annoying commercials.

LAWYER GENERAL PRACTICE  REBECCA HALE - HALE & HALE, P.A. 
All hail Bluffton’s choice for favorite Lawyer, Rebecca Hale of Hale & Hale.

MORTGAGE COMPANY  MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC. 
Mortgage Network secures yet another win in this category on the strength of their service, expertise and decades of service to the Lowcountry. 

NONPROFIT GROUP  BLUFFTON SELF HELP 
Those folks with the red aprons have done a lot of good over the years, helping change lives and elevating Bluffton as a community. For that, they’ve earned this top spot. 

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER  OLIVETTI, MCCRAY AND WITHROW LLC 
Helping their clients through the toughest times, the top-notch attorneys at Olivetti, McCray and Withrow LLC are your favorite. 

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY  COASTAL RENTALS 
Offering peace of mind that’s never more than a phone call away, Coastal Rentals has been the people’s choice, and now it’s the favorite of our readers. 

REAL ESTATE LAWYER  MIKKELSON LAW FIRM 
Buying or selling a home is stressful enough as it is. Mikkelson Law Firm helps ease the pain with a streamlined approach that makes closing a breeze. 

REAL ESTATE AGENT  ROBERT MOUL 
One of the top-producing real estate brokers in the country, Robert Moul makes it two in a row with this Readers’ Choice Awards win. 

REAL ESTATE COMPANY  COLLINS GROUP REALTY 
Buying or selling, the real estate professionals at Collins Group Realty are always first on Bluffton’s speed dial, making them this year’s clear winners. 

RETIREMENT FACILITY  VINEYARD BLUFFTON ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 
Offering all the comforts of home and then some, like their exquisite dining program, Vineyard has set itself apart from the pack and earned the top spot. 

WEDDING VENUE  HEWITT OAKS: WEDDINGS+EVENTS+RETREATS 
For that fairy tale Southern wedding, it’s tough to beat 25 acres of majestic live oaks and stunning lakeside views. 

LOCAL BAND  DEAS GUYZ 
It’s not a party until Deas Guyz show up. Then it’s a toe-tapping, head-bopping bacchanalia with a soundtrack of the best songs you’ve ever heard.

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DAYCARE AND PRE-K  AMAZING CREATIONS-KIDS INC 
A dedication to development and a tremendous amount of attention to each child have helped Amazing Creations rake in the Readers’ Choice Awards year in and year out. 

HIGHER EDUCATION  TECHNICAL COLLEGE OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 
Also winners in our Hilton Head voting, TCL continues to shine with its degree programs and upcoming culinary school. 

KIDS ACTIVITIES/CLASSES  ALLIANCE DANCE ACADEMY 
Miss Rochelle and her team are true Bluffton treasures, helping young people find their movement and launching a new generation of talented stars. 

SCHOOLS K-12  HILTON HEAD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 
When HHCA crossed the bridge, parents rejoiced. The proven track record of a school built for creating leaders had come to Bluffton, and Bluffton was quick to vote them into the top spot. 

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APPETIZER  THE BLUFFTON ROOM 
You have to respect a place daring enough to put an item simply called “Egg!” on their starter menu, especially after you taste it and realize it is simply divine. Then you try the rest, and you’ll understand why Bluffton chose them for favorite appetizers. 

BARBECUE  ONE HOT MAMA’S BLUFFTON 
Bluffton was thrilled when Mama Orchid came back to B-Town, launching her new restaurant back where it all started. Never forget, Hilton Head. We got to enjoy their delectable barbecue first. 

BURGER  OLD TOWN DISPENSARY 
Really the only argument over which burger is Bluffton’s favorite is whether it’s the house, the caprese or the palmetto burger at Old Town Dispensary. 

BURRITO  MI TIERRA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 
Mi Tierra has been the king of Mexican fare for years. It makes sense our readers would would vote them as winners. 

CRAB LEGS  RUSSO’S FRESH SEAFOOD 
Bluffton likes to do it ourselves. As proof, rather than a restaurant we’ve honored one of the area’s best suppliers of delectably fresh crab legs, knowing we can get all our ingredients on the spot and flex our foodie muscles in our own kitchen. 

FRENCH FRIES  OLD TOWN DISPENSARY
On their own, Dispensary fries are a heavenly masterpiece of golden fried perfection. Make them truffle fries and prepare your taste buds for liftoff. 

FRIED CHICKEN  CAHILL’S MARKET & CHICKEN KITCHEN 
The absolute pinnacle of what fried chicken can be, Cahill’s is not only the clear choice for Bluffton, but possibly the best in the world. 

HEALTHY MENU  THE JUICE HIVE 
There’s been a huge amount of buzz around this hive since they opened, and it hasn’t stopped.

MARGARITA  AGAVE 
Forget Taco Tuesday. There’s never a bad day to try out the inspired concoctions at Agave, sampling the fruits of their mixologists’ inspiration. 

MILKSHAKE  OKATIE NUTRITION 
Can you believe an Oreo Peanut Butter Pie milkshake can be healthy? You will, after one visit to this Riverwalk shake house. 

OYSTERS  BLUFFTON SEAFOOD HOUSE 
The Toomer family is seafood, period. So, when they serve it up in their restaurant you know it’s fresh, local and delicious. 

PIZZA  MELLOW MUSHROOM BLUFFTON 
Far out, man. That delectable dough and fresh toppings have made Mellow the spot for a slice when dining in Bluffton. 

SALAD  THE COTTAGE 
Only the epicurean geniuses at The Cottage could elevate a salad the way they have. Bursting with flavor and delicate textures, each bite is a fresh masterpiece. 

SANDWICH  CRAFT KITCHEN 
Vincent Kull took home the win for favorite new chef, so it only makes sense that the divine sandwich creations he dishes out would take the top prize. 

STEAK  FRANKIE BONES-BLUFFTON 
Picture that ideal steak —one that sizzles on the outside with a delicately crisp sear, while bursting with flavor in a perfectly marbled pink center. Drooling yet? Head to Frankie Bones and satiate that craving. 

SUSHI  AKOMEYA ASIAN BISTRO 
The new kid on the block takes the top prize on the strength of its delicate rolls and bold flavors. Start with the signature Akomeya roll and work your way up. 

TACO  TIO’S LATIN AMERICAN KITCHEN 
Bursting with authentic flavors that gleefully blend Latin American spices and techniques, each bite of one of Tio’s delectable tacos is an international delight. 

TAKE OUT/CURBSIDE  DOWNTOWN DELI 
It’s a shame not to enjoy their beautiful dining room, but sometimes you just need a life-changing sandwich, but you have places to be. If so, this is your stop. 

WINGS  ONE HOT MAMA’S 
One Hot Mama’s takes home the top prize for their wings both on- and off-island, proving that Bluffton and Hilton Head aren’t so different. At the end of the day, we all love a good wing. 

ASIAN  WASABI 
This Buckwalter gem has dazzled since day one, with mouth-watering flavors that evoke the far east and take your tastebuds on a global adventure. 

EUROPEAN (NON-ITALIAN)  THE COTTAGE CAFE, BAKERY & TEA ROOM 
The Cottage goes continental with a win in the European category, propelled by their sophisticated tea and mouth-watering paninis. 

ITALIAN  BRICCO RISTORANTE ITALIANO 
The absolute most authentic Italian cuisine you’re going to find can be found right here just off the Promenade. Lovely atmosphere-inspired wine selection and tantalizing food all make for a truly continental experience. 

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN  AGAVE 
For scrumptious tacos in a kaleidoscope of flavors and street corn that bursts with authentic flavors, Bluffton knows where to find the best Mexican cuisine on either side of the border. 

SEAFOOD  MAY RIVER GRILL 
Chef Charlie Sternburgh’s culinary mastery has earned him a top spot in the pantheon of Bluffton’s foodies, and what he can do with fresh seafood is simply sublime. 

SOUTHERN  CAHILL’S MARKET & CHICKEN KITCHEN 
The chicken may take center stage, but it has a supporting cast of down-home Southern favorites that have made Cahill’s the darling of not just Bluffton but the whole Lowcountry. 

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BARBER SHOP  JOE’S CLASSIC CUTS BARBERSHOP 
The classic neighborhood barbershop lives at Joe’s Classic Cuts, where getting a quality haircut is just part of the appeal. Sip a bourbon, join the conversation and before long you’re part of the community. 

FITNESS CENTER  GUNNER-JACKSON STRENGTH CLUB 
Pairing a foundation of scientific knowhow and a limitless well of motivation, Nick Shappee and his team are transforming lives and earning a win. 

HAIR SALON  SALON KARMA 
Bold, fresh and fierce, the expert stylists at Salon Karma have been lighting up the world with their signature looks, and Bluffton has reaped the benefits. 

MASSAGE THERAPY  PULSEOLOGY HEALTH 
More than just relaxation, PULSEology treats massage as a vital building block of total body health. A rejuvenated Bluffton agrees, voting them into the top spot. 

MEDICAL SPA  LUX ~ A MEDICAL SPA 
Winning in both Hilton Head and Bluffton, LUX has earned their reputation for quality care and true expertise. 

NAIL SALON  H’ALLURE NAILS & SPA 
H’all yeah Bluffton voted for these folks as their favorite. 

SPA  LUX ~ A MEDICAL SPA 
Looking your best and feeling your best are part of the appeal at this luxurious medical spa, which takes home three wins in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards. 

YOGA/PILATES  MOVE FITNESS 
If there is a “celebrate a Readers’ Choice Awards win” pose, these would be the folks to teach it to you. 

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APPLIANCE STORE  BILLY WOOD APPLIANCE 
Bluffton and Hilton Head both voted in Billy Wood Appliance as their favorite. It’s almost as if people enjoy an amazing selection and friendly staff. Who knew? 

ARCHITECT (TIE)  ANSLEY MANUEL - MANUEL STUDIO LLC // KRA ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN 
Brilliant designs and a deep knowledge of the perfect local look make Ansley Manuel and KRA favorites of our readers. It was too tough to pick, so they chose both. 

BLINDS/WINDOW COVERING COMPANY  BUDGET BLINDS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
With a showroom that feels like an art gallery, Budget Blinds packs a slew of inspiring options in blinds, shades and window treatments. Imagine how they’ll look on your wall. 

CABINET COMPANY  PALMETTO CABINET STUDIO 
Clean and contemporary or timeless and rustic, these are the cabinets that make Bluffton’s kitchens the envy of the Lowcountry. 

CARPET/FLOORING COMPANY  NIX FLOORING & DESIGN
Like artwork you can walk on, Nix Flooring & Design has been raising the bar for Lowcountry homes. Wood, tile, stone, you name it. They stand behind everything you stand on. 

ELECTRICIAN  PHILLIPS ELECTRICAL CO. 
Bluffton is buzzing for their favorite electrician, Phillips Electrical Co. 

GRANITE/STONE/MARBLE COMPANY PRECISION GRANITE & MARBLE LLC 
Chiseling out a victory, Precision Granite & Marble wowed our readers with their stunning selection of dazzling stone. 

 HEATING AND AIR COMPANY  E.A.C. HEATING & AIR 
It takes a lot to emerge from the crowded field of heating and air companies as Bluffton’s favorite. E.A.C. has proven with each satisfied customer that they’ve earned this win. 

HOME BUILDER  SOUTHERN COASTAL HOMES 
The sophistication and elegance of Lowcountry homes is their calling card, leading to not only some of the most dazzling buildings in the region but also a well-deserved win. 

HOME FURNISHINGS STORE  COASTAL HOME 
Indoors and out, these folks have been helping Bluffton transform their homes since 1995. Bluffton has returned the favor by voting Coastal Home their favorite. 

LANDSCAPING COMPANY  HILTON HEAD LANDSCAPES 
Residential and commercial projects in Bluffton look their finest thanks to the bevy of green thumbs at Hilton Head Landscapes. 

MOVING COMPANY  HILTON HEAD MOVING & STORAGE 
Ask any of our new neighbors and they’ll tell you Hilton Head Moving & Storage made it easy for them to bring it all with them as they embark on the good life.

OUTDOOR STORE  COASTAL HOME 
When your garden party needs to be the talk of the season, start here with outdoor furniture that blends style and function for al fresco amazement. 

NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER  TAYLOR’S LANDSCAPE SUPPLY & NURSERY 
Buds and bulbs and everything in between, with a knowledgeable and helpful staff to make sure you’re planting the right greens for your garden. No wonder they’ve earned the top spot. 

PEST CONTROL  HILTON HEAD EXTERMINATORS BLUFFTON 
Another cross-bridge winner, Hilton Head Exterminator’s Bluffton operation takes the top prize on the mainland for their merciless dispatching of bugs and critters. 

PLUMBER  LOW TIDE PLUMBING 
It’s high times at Low Tide Plumbing, as their service and expertise help them tighten up a Readers’ Choice Awards win. 

RENOVATIONS  SOUTHERN COASTAL HOMES 
Winning for home builder alone would be a huge feather in any firm’s cap, given the embarrassment of riches we have here. Winning for favorite builder and favorite renovation? That takes something special. 

ROOFING/FABRICATION  ALLIANCE ROOFING 
With wins on Hilton Head and Bluffton, Alliance Roofing proves they are at the top of their game. 

TREE REMOVAL/ARBORIST  TREE WISE MEN LLC 
In Bluffton, we tend to take our trees very seriously. We don’t trust them to just anybody. Truly the wise choice is our favorite this year. 

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ACUPUNCTURE  BETH SCHOON/ INTEGRATIVE PAIN RELIEF
With wins in Hilton Head and Bluffton, no matter what side of the bridge you’re on, Beth is your go-to for pain-free living. 

ALLERGIST  DR. THOMAS C. BELLER, MD - ALLERGY AND ASTHMA CENTER OF BEAUFORT COUNTY 
Garnering rave reviews from our readers and the top prize at this year’s awards, the expertise of Dr. Beller is nothing to sneeze at. 

CHIROPRACTOR  DR. JUSTIN ZELLWEGER - ZELLWEGER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC 
Deftly skilled at helping patients feel their best, the stars aligned for Dr. Zellweger, giving him a win. 

ENT DOCTOR (EAR, NOSE, THROAT)  DR. DAVID MAURER, MD 
These days, you can’t be too careful with a stuffy nose and a sore throat. Thankfully, Dr. Maurer is there with years of experience and expertise. 

DENTIST (COSMETIC) AND DENTIST (FAMILY):  DR. JESSICA M. GOWER, DMD 
There are overlaps between cosmetic and family dentistry, but they are in fact two very different skillsets. Being Bluffton’s favorite in both is a testament to Dr. Gower’s skill and expertise. 

DERMATOLOGIST  MAY RIVER DERMATOLOGY, LLC 
Living in a sunny paradise makes the Bluffton lifestyle unique, but it can take its toll on your skin. Fortunately, May River Dermatology is there to keep Blufftonians healthy and beautiful. 

FAMILY MEDICAL PROVIDER  ERICA ROPER, PA-C - PALMETTO MEDICAL GROUP 
This Hilton Head native has earned the trust of families across Bluffton, earning her the top spot in this year’s awards.

IN-HOME CARE  RIGHT AT HOME
Aging at home is a wonderful thing, and the dedicated experts at Right at Home have made it their passion to provide quality care. They’re right at home in the winner’s circle.

OB/GYN  RIVERSIDE WOMEN’S CARE – BLUFFTON 
Bluffton’s women trust their experienced healthcare professionals, showing that trust with their votes and giving Riverside Women’s Care the win.

OPHTHALMOLOGIST (EYE DOCTOR) (TIE)  DR. MARK T. GOULAS, MD -GOULAS EYE H DR. TREY BISHOP, MD - BISHOP EYE 
It’s a testament to the many qualified eye care professionals in our area that voting was so tight on this one, resulting in a rare Readers’ Choice Awards draw. 

OPTOMETRIST (VISION CARE)  DR. CATHERINE DARLING - DARLING EYE CENTER
The eyes have it, giving Dr. Catherine Darling a clear win in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

ORTHODONTIST  BLUFFTON ORTHODONTICS
The brightest smiles in Bluffton start here, with a dedicated staff of professionals and a commitment to patient care that shines.

PEDIATRIC DENTIST  ADVENTURE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
With a kid-friendly atmosphere and highly qualified professionals, a trip to Adventure is like vacation but with a brighter smile.

PEDIATRIC PRACTICE  PALMETTO PEDIATRICS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
As with their neighbors on the island, Bluffton voted Palmetto Pediatrics of the Lowcountry their favorite. And we have to believe their kids would agree.

PHARMACY  ULMER FAMILY PHARMACY & WELLNESS CENTER
The Ulmers compound a win, blending personal service and extensive knowledge into a potent tonic.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST  PULSEOLOGY HEALTH 
Less pain and better range of movement starts here, with skilled therapists that will see you along every step of the way. 

PLASTIC SURGEON  WENIGER PLASTIC SURGERY
Taking the win in both Hilton Head and Bluffton, Weniger Plastic Surgery tucks away double wins in this year. 

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DOG TRAINER  ALISON ARMAO
Our own resident dog whisperer has been the leader of the pack for nearly 30 years, building better dogs for Bluffton. 

PET BOARDING  BROOKE’S BED & BISCUIT 
Your furry friend’s favorite home away from home, Brooke’s Bed & Biscuit is a relaxing getaway from the everyday for your pet. 

PET GROOMING  GROOMINGDALES
If they could talk, the most fashionable pets in Bluffton would be raving about their go-to for looking fresh and fierce. Since they can’t, their owners said it by voting Groomingdales their favorite. 

PET SUPPLY STORE  WOOF GANG BAKERY & GROOMING OLD TOWN BLUFFTON 
Also winners for favorite new business, Woof Gang offers everything you need for that four-legged furry friend. 

VETERINARIAN  BUCKWALTER VETERINARY CLINIC 
Keeping your pets happy and healthy is just part of the job. Building bonds of trust with pet parents is how Buckwalter Veterinary Clinic has earned the top spot. 

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BAKERY  THE COTTAGE CAFE, BAKERY & TEA ROOM 
The scones are to die for, and they are just one of a smorgasbord of delectable delights behind the glass at The Cottage. 

BAR/LATE NIGHT  CAPTAIN WOODY’S SEAFOOD BAR
Whether it’s jamming along to some tunes or getting a mental workout at trivia, the upstairs outdoor bar at Captain Woody’s is where Bluffton goes for a good time. 

BARTENDER  CORY HUGHES - BLUFFTON ROOM 
A master mixologist with a penchant for craft cocktails, Cory keeps the drinks flowing and the conversation jumping at Bluffton Room. 

BEER SELECTION  CRAFT KITCHEN 
Beer newbies, it’s time to step out of your IPA bubble and discover the whole world of inspired ales, stouts, lagers and sours that the southeast’s brewing community has created. You’ll find the best here. 

BREAKFAST  CAHILL’S MARKET & CHICKEN KITCHEN 
There’s a farmhouse breakfast, and then there’s a farmhouse breakfast right on the farm. We know which one we want to wake up to. 

BREWERY  SOUTHERN BARREL BREWING CO. 
Southern Barrel didn’t rest on their laurels, plunging ahead with a dazzling array of inspired craft beers that have hop heads hopping. 

BRUNCH  FARM BLUFFTON 
Since opening, FARM has been at the vanguard of Bluffton’s culinary renaissance. In return, Bluffton toasts them every Sunday at brunch and voted FARM their favorite too. 

CATERING COMPANY  DOWNTOWN DELI 
Is it even a party in Bluffton if Downtown Deli isn’t there to keep the festivities delicious? 

CHEF  POUR RICHARD’S 
If they were to build a Mount Rushmore of great Lowcountry chefs, you’d see Richard Canestrari right up there front and center. He’s that good. 

COFFEE SHOP  CORNER PERK BRUNCH CAFE & COFFEE ROASTERS 
This is coffee as it should be — fresh roasted, prepared with care and a friendly smile, and heavenly to taste. It’s sheer caffeinated bliss, and Bluffton’s pick for favorite coffee shop.

COUNTER SERVICE  SIPPIN’ COW CAFE & GRILL 
There has to be some wizardry going on in the kitchen at Sippin’ Cow. It boggles the mind that something so good and fresh can be ready to go so quickly. Don’t question it – just enjoy it. 

DELI  ALVIN ORD’S SANDWICH SHOP 
Salvation is at hand! Not only does Alvin Ord’s bless Bluffton with deli sandwiches piled high on their signature bread, they build flavor profiles that always leave you hungry for more. 

DESSERT MENU  THE COTTAGE CAFE, BAKERY & TEA ROOM 
The atmosphere is amazing, but don’t let that distract you from the decadent creations on offer here at The Cottage. 

FINE DINING  THE BLUFFTON ROOM 
There was a time when fine dining and Bluffton were rarely mentioned in the same sentence. Then The Bluffton Room came along and proved you can enjoy the finer things in a town built around the simpler things. 

FOOD TRUCK  THE SOUTHERN PEEL 
Rolling into Bluffton with their signature flatbread flavorbombs, The Southern Peel has proven that the future of food is mobile. 

HAPPY HOUR  CAPTAIN WOODY’S SEAFOOD BAR 
Go see Jeff, Patrick, Frank and Gunner when you need that after-work pick-me-up. That’s what Bluffton does — and we know our happy hours. 

KID-FRIENDLY  CRAFT KITCHEN 
Being a parent doesn’t mean missing out on delicious craft beer. At Craft Kitchen, you can still make it family time and everyone wins! 

LUNCH  THE COTTAGE CAFE, BAKERY & TEA ROOM 
Park yourself by the side of Calhoun Street and find out why Bluffton’s favorite mid-day feasts happen here at The Cottage. 

NEW CHEF  VINCENT KULL - CRAFT KITCHEN 
The same care that went into cultivating a brilliant beer list goes into every dish on Vincent Kull’s menu. It’s a tight selection of starters and sandwiches, but every morsel absolutely shines. 

NEW RESTAURANT  LOWCOUNTRY FRESH MARKET & CAFÉ 
It doesn’t get more farm-to-table than this. Watch the farmer roll in bursting with fresh produce from just up the road, then enjoy it mere moments later. It’s the genuine article, with every bite as fresh as fresh gets. 

OUTDOOR DINING  OLD TOWN DISPENSARY
With some of the best live music in town and an enchanting location under the stars, the front courtyard at Old Town Dispensary is Bluffton’s favorite spot for al fresco amazement.

PET FRIENDLY  OLD TOWN DISPENSARY
We can’t let dogs vote in our Readers’ Choice Awards (for one, they can’t read), but if we did, they’d declare the courtyard at the Dispensary their favorite place to sniff and be sniffed.

RESTAURANT STAFF  JILL AT CAHILL’S MARKET BLUFFTON
Always ready with another glass of sweet tea or a second helping of that mouth-watering chicken, Jill is Bluffton’s clear favorite. 

SPORTS BAR  SOUTHERN BARREL
What goes together better than sports and beer? How about sports and award-winning craft beer? It’s a one-two punch that has put Southern Barrel on top for sports fans.

WATER VIEWS  FISHCAMP ON 11TH STREET
It’s a bit of a drive up to Port Royal, but when you’re enjoying mouth-watering cuisine amid a panoramic view of the river, you’ll realize it was worth every mile.

WINE SELECTION  CORKS WINE CO.
Red or white, imported or domestic, if it’s intriguing and delicious you’ll find it here.

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BRIDAL BOUTIQUE  BLUSH BRIDAL & FORMAL WEAR 
Bridal wear, formal wear, tuxedos…. It’s one-stop shopping for the whole bridal party, and a big winner in this year’s awards. 

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING  MOONLIT LULLABY 
Opening their Calhoun Street store gave a whole new group of parents- and grandparents-to-be a chance to check out the adorable threads on display at Moonlit Lullaby. 

CONSIGNMENT SHOP  BARGAINS & TREASURES 
When Bluffton goes hunting for great deals, they head to the target-rich environment of Bargains & Treasures. They have something for everyone, and everyone else. 

FLORIST  OLD BLUFFTON FLOWERS & GIFTS 
For special occasions, weddings, anniversaries or just because, Bluffton knows that when you need to say it right, you need to say it with something from Old Bluffton Flowers & Gifts. 

GIFT/NOVELTY STORE  MARKEL’S CARD & GIFT SHOP 
A Bluffton institution of the highest order, Markel’s has been part of millions of celebrations across the Lowcountry since they started. 

GROCERY STORE  PUBLIX SUPER MARKET AT BUCKWALTER PLACE 
Spacious, clean, well-stocked and easy to get around. What more could you ask for in a grocery store? Oh right, the bakery. And the chicken. It’s easy to see why Publix took the top spot. 

HARDWARE STORE  HEUSER HARDWARE AT BUCKWALTER PLACE 
The big boxes have nothing on this Buckwalter Place gem, where a friendly and knowledgeable staff guides you through everything you need to complete projects big and small. 

HEALTH FOOD/VITAMIN STORE  LIGHTHOUSE CBD & WELLNESS 
As more people discover the wellness-boosting properties of CBD, Lighthouse has been there to guide them to a healthier lifestyle. 

JEWELRY STORE  GOLIS FAMILY JEWELERS 
One of the first in town is still the best, earning generations of loyalty and a win for favorite jewelry store. 

NEW BUSINESS  WOOF GANG BAKERY & GROOMING OLD TOWN BLUFFTON 
Since they first set out their shingle, Woof Gang has had tails wagging and proud pet parents grinning from ear to ear. 

SPORTING GOODS STORE  SOUTHERN DRAWL OUTFITTERS 
When you’re getting ready to head out in the field or on the water, this needs to be your first stop. It’s Bluffton’s favorite. 

THRIFT SHOP  PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE 
Finding great bargains on gently used goods AND helping support animals in need? That’s the very definition of a win-win. 

TIRE STORE  NTB-NATIONAL TIRE & BATTERY 
Racking up a win for favorite tire store, NTB is on a roll. 

TOY STORE  MOONLIT LULLABY 
If you think it’s all about the adorable clothing, think again. Moonlit Lullaby is also the best spot for stuffed animals, developmental toys and playthings for all ages. 

WINE & SPIRITS STORE  BILL’S 
A huge selection of old standbys and intriguing items worth a shot put Bill’s into the top spot. We’ll drink to that! 

WOMEN’S STORE  COCOON 
Clothing, shoes, accessories, gifts and décor greet you in a kaleidoscope of sophistication and style at Cocoon, ensuring that one visit will never be enough to truly take it all in.

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AUTO DETAILING  TOP TINT OF BLUFFTON 
Ask anyone in Bluffton, and they’ll tell you your ride isn’t fresh until it’s been through Top Tint. 

AUTO REPAIR  BEACHSIDE TIRE & AUTO 
Fair pricing, an expert staff and a welcoming atmosphere have propelled Beachside to the heights of Readers’ Choice Awards stardom. 

CARPET CLEANING  HIGH TIDE RESTORATION & CLEANING 
They’re keeping carpets spotless and racking up Readers’ Choice Award wins on both sides of the bridge. 

HOME CLEANING  IN & OUT CLEANING & STEAMING 
If you have kids, pets or even rowdy houseguests, you know how important keeping your home clean is. These folks do it all, ensuring everything is spotless after they get in and out. 

PERFORMING ARTS VENUE  ARTS CENTER OF COASTAL CAROLINA 
It takes a lot for Blufftonians to cross the bridge, but this world-class arts venue is well worth the trip. 

PHOTOGRAPHER  CASSIE CLAYSHULTE 
Making her mark with her infant, baby and toddler photos, Cassie Clayshulte’s lens has captured moments that will last a lifetime. 

TECH SUPPORT COMPANY  SNS TECHNOLOGIES
Pairing leading-edge technology with personal service has proven to be a winning combination for SNS Technologies, much to the chagrin of hackers and scammers everywhere.

TELE COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER  HARGRAY COMMUNICATIONS
On or off island, the biggest little telecom in town takes home the top prize once again in our Readers’ Choice Awards.

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BIKE STORE & RENTALS  OLD TOWN BIKE BARN & ADVENTURES 
Ideally located for a peddle-powered trek around Old Town, this is where Bluffton goes to fix up their cruisers or take out a new ride for the day. 

BOAT DEALER  MATTHEWS MARINE 
Stocked with the hottest models and staffed by the friendliest, most knowledgeable folks on land or on sea, Matthews Marine sails to victory. 

HOTEL  OLD TOWN BLUFFTON INN 
Set right in the heart of Old Town, this gorgeous property evokes the finest in Southern hospitality. Vince and Danielle Harrison are true ambassadors for Bluffton, welcoming scores of visitors and locals alike. 

OUTDOOR EXCURSION/TOUR COMPANY  DAUFUSKIE ISLAND FERRY 
Leave your worries behind and climb aboard for a peaceful trip around our quiet island neighbor, like so many of our readers have. 

PRIVATE GOLF CLUB  BERKELEY HALL GOLF CLUB
As sophisticated as the community it calls home and as challenging as any course in the Lowcountry, Berkeley Hall Golf Club is the par-fect choice for this category.

PUBLIC GOLF CLUB  OLD SOUTH GOLF LINKS
Bluffton loves sneaking in 18 holes at Old South Golf Links, and it’s easy to see why. Challenging fairways, fair pricing and an atmosphere that’s pure enjoyment.

TRAVEL AGENCY  EMILY PRANGE WITH THE VACATION WIZARDS
A proud graduate of Disney’s College of Knowledge, Emily handles every aspect of your dream vacation, letting you get down to the serious work of enjoying yourself.