Coastal Virginia Magazine Recognizes Local Businesses

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Coastal Virginia Best OfCoastal Virginia Magazine has announced its 2015 “Best of List,” which covers everything from restaurants to tourist attractions to museums to stores.

Numerous Williamsburg and Yorktown businesses received honors, some places in the “Peninsula” category and others taking home highest honors in the “Overall” category.

Some highlights include Busch Gardens taking home the Overall Gold Winner for “Best Family Friendly Attraction” and Colonial Williamsburg taking Overall Gold for “Best Place to Take Out of Towners.”

Listed below is a complete list of area recipients:

  • AleWerks Brewing Company – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Local Brewery
  • American Pride Automotive – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Place to Buy a Used Car
  • Anchor Pools & Spas – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Pool/Spa/Hot Tub Company
  • Aromas Coffeehouse, CoVa – Overall Gold Winner: Best Coffee Shop
  • Best Pools – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Pool/Spa/Hot Tub Company
  • Binns of Williamsburg – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Women’s Boutique
  • Blink – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Home Organization and Design Company
  • Body by D – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Gym
  • Brass Cannon Brewery – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Local Brewery
  • Bud’s Heating & Air Conditioning – Overall Gold Winner: Best Heating and Cooling Services
  • Busch Gardens – Overall Gold Winner: Best Family Friendly Attraction; Overall Bronze Winner: Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners; Overall Bronze Winner: Best Local Attraction
  • Carino’s Seafood – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Seafood Market
  • Carousel Children’s Clothier – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Children’s/Baby Clothing
  • Carrot Tree – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Bakery
  • Cheese Shop & The Fat Canary – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Overall Best Restaurant; Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Steak
  • Closet Envy – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Women’s Boutique
  • College of William & Mary – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Education
  • Colonial Heritage Club – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Gold Course
  • Colonial Kitchens – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Kitchen Remodeling Company
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Place to Walk or Hike; Overall Bronze Winner: Best Family Friendly Attraction; Overall Gold Winner: Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners; Overall Silver Winner: Best Local Attraction
  • Cooke’s Gardens – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Garden Center; Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Landscaping Company
  • Cullom Eye & Laser Center – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Lasik Surgery Center; Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Eye Care Center
  • Dermatology Center of Williamsburg – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Cosmetic Surgery Center
  • DoG Street Pub – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Burger
  • Dream Catchers – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Non-Profit
  • Duke’s Barbershop – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Hair Care for Men
  • Extraordinary Cupcakes – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Bakery
  • Food for Thought Restaurant – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant
  • Ford’s Colony Country Club – Overall Gold Winner: Best Golf Course
  • The Gallery at York Hall – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Art Gallery
  • Golden Horseshoe Gold Golf Course – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Golf Course
  • The Grecian Plate – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Greek Restaurant
  • Gunderman Chiropratic and Wellness Center – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Chiropractor
  • Harpoon Larry’s Oyster Bar – Overall Bronze Drink: Best Signature Drink, Overall Silver Winner: Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Historic Jamestown Preservation Virginia – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Museum
  • The Inspired Bride – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Place To Buy a Wedding Gown
  • Jim Hicks Home Improvement – Overall Gold Winner: Best Bath Remodeling Company
  • Joe & Mimma’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Greek Restaurant
  • Ken Matthews Garden Center – Overall Silver Winner: Best Landscaping Company; Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Garden Center; Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Garden/Patio/Outdoor Accessories Store
  • Martin’s Food Markets – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Supermarket
  • Merchants Square Williamsburg – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Shopping Center
  • Moore & Sons Builder, LLC – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Kitchen Remodeling Company
  • Morrison’s Flowers & Gifts – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Florist
  • Muscarelle Museum of Art – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Art Gallery
  • Nails Uptown – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Nail Salon
  • Nautical Dog – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Pet Store
  • Nike Factory Store #41 – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Place To Buy Running Shoes
  • Norge Dental Center – Overall Silver Winner: Best Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Oceans & Ale – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Nightlife
  • Opus 9 Steakhouse – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best All You Can Eat Buffet; Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Virginia Wine Offering; Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Brunch; Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Fine Dining Restaurant; Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Overall Restaurant; Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Steak
  • Pea Soup for Kids – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Consignment Store
  • Retro Daddio – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Music Store
  • Riverwalk Landing Business Association – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Music Venue
  • Riverwalk Restaurant – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Outdoor Dining
  • Sal’s by Victor Italian – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Italian Restaurant
  • Seaford Veterinary Medical Center – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Pet Daycare/Kennel
  • Shear Magic – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Hair Care for Men
  • The Shoe Attic – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Shoe Store
  • Smokin’ Joe’s B-B-Q – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Barbecue
  • Sort 2 Simplify – Overall Silver Winner: Best Home Organization and Design Company
  • Style By Design – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Hair Care For Women
  • Sweet Frog – Overall Gold Winner: Best Ice Cream/Frozen Treats
  • Taproot Hearth & Patio – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Garden/Patio/Outdoor Accessorties Store
  • Thai Erawan – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Thai Restaurant
  • The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Day Spa
  • The Trellis – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Virginia Wine Offering, Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Coffee Shop
  • The Williamsburg Winery – Overall Silver Winner: Best Overall Virginia Wine Offering
  • Twice Upon a Time – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Clothing Consignment Shop
  • Two Drummers BBQ and Smokehouse – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Barbecue
  • Ulster American Homestead Garden Centre – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Garden Center
  • Uncle Russ’ Dockside Seafood Market – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Seafood Market
  • Victoria’s Day Spa – Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Day Spa, Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Massage
  • Walsingham Academy – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Private School
  • Water Street Grille – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Outdoor Dining
  • Williamsburg Bridal & Formal – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Place To Buy A Wedding Gown
  • Williamsburg Farmers Market – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Farmers Market
  • Williamsburg Lodge – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Banquets and Events Hall
  • Williamsburg Premium Outlets – Overall Bronze Winner: Best Shopping Center
  • Williamsburg Wicker and Patio – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Furniture Store, Peninsula Gold Winner: Best Garden/Patio/Outdoor Accessories Store
  • Willow’s Fine Flowers & Gifts – Peninsula Silver Winner: Best Florist
  • Yorktown Market Days – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Farmers Market
  • Yorktown Pub – Peninsula Bronze Winner: Best Burger