Best of Long Beach Winners

THE BALLOTS ARE IN and here are the results of our 20th annual contest. This year the contest is again in two parts with this part devoted to dining, entertainment and retail. Ballots for part one (professionals and services) will appear in our February 2022 issues. Readers whose names are drawn to receive prizes from contest sponsors are listed on page 7. Special thanks to the sponsors for making this contest possible. Winning businesses that missed our deadline for “thank you” ads still have time to do so in our next issues; call (562) 597-8000 for details.

\Best American Restaurant: (Gold) Hof's Hut [10-time winner]

Best Bagels: (Gold) Einstein's [13-time winner]; (Silver) Grounds Bakery Cafe [13-time winner]

Best Bakery: (Gold) Rossmoor Pastries [10-time winner]; (Silver) Grounds Bakery Cafe [10-time winner], Katella Deli [8-time winner]

Best Banquet Facility: (Gold) The Grand [10-time winner]

Best Barbecue Restaurant: (Gold) Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ [16-time winner]; (Silver) Naples Rib Company [11-time winner]

Best Breakfast: (Gold) Hof's Hut [16-time winner]; (Silver) Denny's Diner, Schooner or Later

Best Brunch: (Gold) Schooner or Later [8-time winner]

Best Caterer: (Gold) Ma & Pa's Grocery [9-time winner]

Best Chinese Restaurant: (Gold) Panda Express

Best Coffee: (Gold) Starbucks Coffee [12-time winner]; (Silver) Local Grid Coffee [14-time winner], Sheldrake's Coffee

Best Deli: (Gold) Katella Deli [8-time winner]; (Silver) Deli News [5-time winner]

Best Dessert: (Gold) Hof's Hut [17-time winner]

Best Donuts: (Gold) Simone Donuts [14-time winner]; (Silver) Yum Yum

Best Family Restaurant: (Gold) Hof's Hut [9-time winner]

Best Fine Dining: (Gold) 555 Restaurant [12-time winner]; (Silver) Trani's Restaurant

Best Greek Restaurant: (Gold) George's Greek Café [8-time winner]

Best Hamburger: (Gold) In-N-Out Burger [19-time winner]; (Silver) John's Hamburgers

Best Hot Dog: (Gold) der Weinerschnitzel; (Silver) MVP's Grill

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: (Gold) Yogurtland [12-time winner], Baskin Robbins; (Silver) Frostbites

Best Italian Restaurant: (Gold) Marri's Pizza [4-time winner], Olive Garden Restaurant [3-time winner], Domenicos [12-time winner]

Best Mexican Restaurant: (Gold) Panchos Mexican Restaurant [17-time winner]; (Silver) Baja Sonora Restaurant

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: (Gold) Open Sesame [14-time winner]

Best Outdoor Dining: (Gold) Schooner or Later [13-time winner]

Best Pizza: (Gold) Domenicos [12-time winner]; (Silver) Marri's Pizza

Best Sandwiches: (Gold) Subway Sandwiches [13-time winner], Togos [6-time winner], Jersey Mike's Subs

Best Seafood Restaurant: (Gold) Fish Company [6-time winner]

Best Steakhouse: (Gold) 555 Restaurant [12-time winner]

Best Sushi/Japanese Restaurant: (Gold) Sushi on Fire [3-time winner]

Best Thai Restaurant: (Gold) Panvimarn Thai Cuisine [10-time winner]; (Silver) Bai Plu

Best Boat Cruise: (Gold) Harbor Breeze [7-time winner]; (Silver) Gondola Getaway, Catalina Express [8-time winner]

Best Family Attraction: (Gold) Aquarium of the Pacific [8-time winner]

Best Live Music: (Gold) Long Beach Municipal Band [8-time winner]

Best Live Theater: (Gold) Musical Theatre West [8-time winner], Long Beach Playhouse [19-time winner]; Carpenter Performing Arts Ctr

Best Night Club/Bar: (Gold) Joe Josts [6-time winner]

Best Sports Bar: (Gold) Legends [16-time winner]

Best Travel Agency: (Gold) AAA Travel Agency [8-time winner]

Best Antiques: (Gold) Long Beach Antique Mall [6-time winner]

Best Appliance Store: (Gold) Howard's Appliance [12-time winner]; (Silver) Friedmans Appliance Center [16-time winner]

Best Auto Dealer: (Gold) Worthington Ford

Best Auto Parts: (Gold) O'Reilly Auto Parts [3-time winner], Auto Zone [7-time winner]

Best Auto Tires: (Gold) Allen Tire Company [4-time winner]; (Silver) Performance Plus Tire [3-time winner]

Best Beauty Supply: (Gold) Sally Beauty Supply

Best Bike Store: (Gold) JAX Bicycles [14-time winner]

Best Book Store: (Gold) Barnes & Noble [6-time winner]; (Silver) Gatsby Books

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

Best Candy Store: (Gold) Sees Candies [6-time winner]

Best Carpet/Flooring: (Gold) Family Floors [4-time winner]; (Silver) B&B Carpet

Best Clothing-Men: (Gold) Umberto's [9-time winner]

Best Clothing-Women: (Gold) Kohl's

Best Clothing-Children: (Gold) Target Stores

Best Computers & Accessories: (Gold) Best Buy [8-time winner]

Best Consignment Store: (Gold) J&L Jewelry

Best Craft Store: (Gold) Michaels [8-time winner]; (Silver) Hobby Lobby [3-time winner]

Best Electronics Store: (Gold) Best Buy [8-time winner]

Best Eyeware: (Gold) America's Best; (Silver) $39 Eyeglass, Costco Wholesale

Best Florist: (Gold) Allen's Flower Market [9-time winner]

Best Furniture Store: (Gold) Bob's Discount Furniture

Best Garden Center: (Gold) Armstrong Park Nursery & Florist [8-time winner]; (Silver) Lowe's, H & H Nursery [8-time winner]

Best Gift Store: (Gold) J&L Jewelry, Fern's Garden [4-time winner]

Best Grocery Store: (Gold) Stater Brothers [8-time winner]; (Silver) Vons, Trader Joe's [9-time winner]

Best Hardware Store: (Gold) Ace Hardware [19-time winner]

Best Health Nutrition Store: (Gold) Circle Nutrition [6-time winner]

Best Hearing Aids: (Gold) Connect Hearing [6-time winner], Costco Wholesale [6-time winner]

Best Home Furnishings: (Gold) Home Goods [6-time winner]

Best Jewelry Store: (Gold) J&L Jewelry [19-time winner]

Best Mattress Store: (Gold) Ortho Mattress, Sit 'n Sleep

Best Medical Supplies: (Gold) Mobul [67-time winner]

Best Office Supplies: (Gold) Staples Store [8-time winner]; (Silver) Office Depot

Best Party Supplies: (Gold) Alin Party Supply [8-time winner]; (Silver) Party City [6-time winner]

Best Pet Supply Store: (Gold) Petco [18-time winner]; (Silver) PetSmart [11-time winner]

Best Pharmacy: (Gold) CVS [10-time winner]; (Silver) Rite Aid

Best Pool Supply: (Gold) Leslie Pool Supply, East LB Pool & Spa

Best Self Storage: (Gold) Don Temple Storage [8-time winner]

Best Shoe Store: (Gold) Tenni-Mocs Shoe Store [4-time winner]

Best Shopping Center: (Gold) Los Altos Shopping Center; (Silver) Long Beach Towne Center [7-time winner]

Best Sporting Goods: (Gold) Big 5 [19-time winner]

Best Surf Shop: (Gold) Katin Surf Shop

Best Swap Meet: (Gold) Long Beach Antique Market [8-time winner]

Best Thrift Store: (Gold) Clark & Atherton Mercantile [4-time winner], Goodwill Industries of Long Beach [7-time winner], Assistance League of Long Beach [8-time winner]

Best Toy Store: (Gold) Target Stores [7-time winner]

Best Wines: (Gold) Trader Joe's [12-time winner], (Silver) Wine Country [13-time winner]


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