Best of Long Beach 2018 Winners


Best American Restaurant: (Gold) Hof’s Hut [8-time winner]

Best Bagels: (Gold) Einstein’s [11-time winner]; (Silver) Grounds Bakery Cafe [11-time winner]

Best Bakery: (Gold) Rossmoor Pastries [8-time winner], Grounds Bakery Cafe [9-time winner]; (Silver) Polly’s Bakery Café

Best Banquet Facility: (Gold) The Grand [8-time winner]

Best Barbecue Restaurant: (Gold) Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ [14-time winner]; (Silver) Naples Rib Company [9-time winner]

Best Breakfast: (Gold) Hof’s Hut Restaurant [14-time winner]; (Silver) Coffee Cup Café, Potholder [7-time winner]

Best Brunch: (Gold) The Reef; (Silver) Schooner or Later [6-time winner]

Best Buffet: (Gold) Hokkaido Seafood Buffet [6-time winner]

Best Caterer: (Gold) TGIS Catering, Ma & Pa’s Grocery [7-time winner]

Best Chinese Restaurant: (Gold) Panda Express; (Silver) Chens Chinese Restaurant

Best Coffee: (Gold) It’s A Grind [13-time winner]; (Silver) Starbucks Coffee [10-time winner]

Best Deli: (Gold) Katella Deli [6-time winner]; (Silver) Deli News

Best Dessert: (Gold) Hof’s Hut [15-time winner]

Best Donuts: (Gold) Simone Donuts [12-time winner]; (Silver) Krispy Kreme [13-time winner]

Best Family Restaurant: (Gold) Hof’s Hut Restaurant [7-time winner]

Best Fine Dining: (Gold) Michael’s; 555 Restaurant [10-time winner]

Best Greek Restaurant: (Gold) George’s Greek Café [6-time winner]

Best Hamburger: (Gold) In-N-Out Burger [17-time winner]

Best Hot Dogs: (Gold) Costco Wholesale; MVP’s Grill

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: (Gold) Yogurtland [10-time winner]

Best Italian Restaurant: (Gold) Cafe Piccolo; Picarelli’s Cucina; (Silver) Domenicos [10-time winner]

Best Mexican Restaurant: (Gold) Panchos Mexican Restaurant [15-time winner]

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: (Gold) Open Sesame [12-time winner]

Best Outdoor Dining: (Gold) Schooner or Later [11-time winner]; (Silver) Shenandoah Café

Best Pizza: (Gold) Buono’s Pizza; Domenicos [10-time winner]

Best Sandwiches: (Gold) Subway Sandwiches [12-time winner]; (Silver) Babette’s Feast, Togos

Best Seafood Restaurant: (Gold) Fish Company; (Silver) Berth 55

Best Steakhouse: (Gold) 555 Restaurant [10-time winner]; (Silver) Outback Steakhouse [10-time winner]

Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant: (Gold) Koi Sushi; Awesome Sushi [5-time winner]

Best Thai Restaurant: (Gold) Panvimarn Thai Cuisine [8-time winner]; (Silver) Thai Barbecue

Best Vegetarian Restaurant: (Gold) Veggie Grill [6-time winner]

Best Vietnamese Restaurant: (Gold) Pho Hong Phat



Best Boat Cruise: (Gold) Harbor Breeze; (Silver) Catalina Express [6-time winner]

Best Family Attraction: (Gold) Aquarium of the Pacific [6-time winner]

Best Happy Hour: (Gold) Claim Jumper

Best Live Music: (Gold) Elm Street Band

Best Live Theater: (Gold) Long Beach Playhouse [17-time winner], Musical Theatre West [6-time winner]; (Silver) Carpenter Performing Arts Ctr

Best Local Casino: (Gold) Hawaiian Gardens Casino [5-time winner]

Best Sports Bar: (Gold) Legends [14-time winner]

Best Travel Agency: (Gold) Incredible Journey, AAA Travel Agency [6-time winner]


Retail Businesses

Best Appliance Store: (Gold) Howard’s Appliance [10-time winner]; (Silver) Lowe’s

Best Auto Parts: (Gold) NAPA Auto Parts, Auto Zone [5-time winner]

Best Auto Tires: (Gold) Seaport Tire Company; (Silver) Costco Wholesale, Tom’s Automotive Center [6-time winner]

Best Beauty Supply: (Gold) 2nd St Beauty Center [17-time winner]

Best Bike Store: (Gold) JAX Bicycles [12-time winner]

Best Book Store: (Gold) Barnes & Noble

Best Bridal Store: (Gold) David’s Bridal Inc

Best Candy Store: (Gold) Sees Candies

Best Carpet/Flooring: (Gold) B&B Carpet, Family Floors

Best Clothing-Children: (Gold) Kohl’s

Best Clothing-Men: (Gold) Umberto’s [7-time winner]

Best Clothing-Women: (Gold) Kohl’s, Chaussure [5-time winner]

Best Computers & Accessories: (Gold) Best Buy [6-time winner]

Best Craft Store: (Gold) Michaels [6-time winner]; (Silver) Hobby Lobby

Best Electronics Store: (Gold) Best Buy [6-time winner]

Best Eyeware: (Gold) Costco Wholesale

Best Florist: (Gold) Allen’s Flower Market [7-time winner]; (Silver) Sweet Pea Floral Design [5-time winner]

Best Garden Center: (Gold) Armstrong Park Nursery & Florist [6-time winner]; (Silver) H & H Nursery [6-time winner]

Best Gift Store: (Gold) Fern’s Garden, Angel Crossing [8-time winner], Luna

Best Grocery Store: (Gold) Stater Brothers [6-time winner]; (Silver) Trader Joe’s [7-time winner]

Best Hardware Store: (Gold) Ace Hardware [17-time winner]; (Silver) Home Depot

Best Health Nutrition Store: (Gold) Circle Nutrition

Best Hearing Aids: (Gold) Connect Hearing

Best Home Furnishings: (Gold) HomeGoods

Best Jewelry Store: (Gold) J&L Jewelry [17-time winner]

Best Medical Supplies: (Gold) Mobul [5-time winner]

Best Office Supplies: (Gold) Staples Store [6-time winner]

Best Party Supplies: (Gold) Party City, Alin Party Supply [6-time winner]

Best Pet Supply Store: (Gold) Centinela Feed & Pet, Petco [16-time winner]; (Silver) PetSmart [9-time winner]

Best Pharmacy: (Gold) CVS [8-time winner]

Best Self Storage: (Gold) Don Temple Storage [6-time winner]

Best Shoe Store: (Gold) Lucky Feet, Tenni-Mocs Shoe Store, Bodells Family Shoe Store [8-time winner]

Best Shopping Center: (Gold) Long Beach Towne Center [5-time winner]; (Silver) Circle Center

Best Sporting Goods: (Gold) Big 5 [17-time winner]

Best Swap Meet: (Gold) Long Beach Antique Market [6-time winner]

Best Thrift Store: (Gold) Goodwill Industries of Long Beach [5-time winner]; (Silver) Clark & Atherton Mercantile

Best Toy Store: (Gold) Target Stores [5-time winner]

Best Wines: (Gold) Trader Joe’s [10-time winner]; (Silver) Wine Country [12-time winner]




Only the restaurants that were winners are listed above. Your paper also listed: Entertainment/Attractions and Retail Businesses. Were they just not added to the on-line version of the paper?

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