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The State’s
Best 2016

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The State’s Best
Entertainment

Best Guided Tour The Spirit
of Lake Murray

Best Stage Theater Koger
Center for the Arts

3340 U.S. 378, Leesville; (803) 730-3044;
SpiritofLakeMurray.com

1051 Greene St.; (803) 777-5112;
www.kogercenterforthearts.com

Best Annual Community
Event S.C. State Fair

Claim to fame: Only dinner cruise yacht on
Lake Murray.
Years in business: 7.
Wow! factor: First-class dinner cruises available year-round.

The State’s Best
Food & Drink

Sunday, October 23, 2016

1200 Rosewood Drive; 803-799-3387;
www.statefair.org

SARA JOHNSON
BORTON
President and Publisher
BERNIE HELLER
Vice President of
Advertising
KATHY ALLEN
Director of Marketing
REBEKAH LEWIS HALL
Special Projects
Coordinator
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About this
section
A The

State’s Best is an
unscientific sampling
based on the subjective
polling of The State’s
readers. The results
appear in this special
section.
A The

information
contained in the listings
was obtained from
winners and other
sources.
A Every

effort was made
to print information as it
was provided. However,
some entries have been
edited for space and
content.
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On the cover
Cover design by Louie
Lanford.
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Wow! factor: The South Carolina State Fair is
a self-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to educating South Carolina’s young
adults, with more than $300,000 in scholarships awarded annually.

Best Art Gallery Columbia
Museum of Art
1515 Main St.; (803) 799-2810;
www.columbiamuseum.org
Claim to fame: Engage your mind and enrich
your spirit at the Columbia Museum of Art,
which ranks among the leading art institutions in the country. Find innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs, plus
breathtaking art from around the world.
Years in business: 66.
Wow! factor: Works by Sandro Botticelli,
Claude Monet, and Dale Chihuly under one
roof!

Best Children’s
Entertainment EdVenture
Children’s Museum
211 Gervais St.; (803) 779-3100;
www.edventure.org
Claim to fame: EdVenture is home to EDDIE, the world’s largest child.
Years in business: 12.
Wow! factor: The South’s largest children’s
museum.

Best Golf Course Country
Club of Lexington
1066 Barr Road, Lexington; (803) 359-2515;
www.ccoflexington.com

Best Live Music Colonial Life
Arena
801 Lincoln St.; (803) 576-9200;
ColonialLifeArena.com
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: Making memories for more
than 830,000 patrons this past year!

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Best-All-Around Restaurant
Blue Marlin
1200 Lincoln St.; (803) 799-3838;
bluemarlincolumbia.com
Claim to fame: Shrimp and grits.
Years in business: 21.

Best Museum South Carolina
State Museum

Best Bakery Tiffany’s Bakery
& Eatery

301 Gervais St.; (803) 898-4921;
www.museum.state.sc.us

8502 Two Notch Road, Columbia; (803)
736-2253; www.tiffanysofcolumbia.com

Claim to fame: Since its opening in October
1988, the S.C. State Museum has awed, delighted and enlightened millions of visitors
with the more than 70,000 artifacts in its
collection. The State Museum has been voted
one of the top three museums in the Southeast by readers of Southern Living magazine,
along with the High Museum in Atlanta and
the Smithsonian Institute.
Years in business: 28.

Best Place for a Child’s
Birthday Party Riverbanks
Zoo
500 Wildlife Parkway; (803) 779-8717;
www.riverbanks.org

Best Place to Take
Out-of-Towners Riverbanks
Zoo

Best Bang for the Buck
Lizard’s Thicket
lizardsthicket.com
Claim to fame: Lizard’s Thicket has been
owned and operated by three generations of
the Williams family. When you sit around our
tables, we take pride in serving your family
delicious, traditional Southern food. It
doesn’t matter which of our 15 Thickets is
your favorite; you can always trust that we’ll
treat you like one of our own at breakfast,
lunch and supper.
Years in business: 38.
Wow! factor: Breakfast, lunch or supper,
from our family to yours, y’all come!

Best Bar Liberty Tap Room
and Grill
828 Gervais St.; (803) 461-4677;
www.libertytaproom.com

500 Wildlife Parkway; (803) 779-8717;
www.riverbanks.org

Best Barbecue Shealy’s BBQ

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340 E. Columbia Ave., Leesville; (803)
532-8135; www.shealysbbq.com

Claim to fame: Great food, great service!
Years in business: More than 31.

Claim to fame: Famous barbecue pork,
fried chicken and home-cooked vegetables. The place where people “meet to
eat and eat to meet.”
Years in business: 47.
Wow! factor: Economic stimulus Mondays – adult buffet, $8.75 all day!

Best Business Lunch
California Dreaming
401 Main St.; (803) 254-6767;
californiadreaming.rest

Best Bartender Joshua
Streetman, Motor Supply

Best Candy Shop The
Peanut Man Candy and Nut
Co.

920 Gervais St.; (803) 256-6687;
www.motorsupplycobistro.com

1215 Lincoln St.; (803) 799-9988;
www.thepeanutman.com

Best Beer List Old Mill
Brewpub
Best Caterer Shealy’s BBQ

711 E. Main St., Lexington; (803)
785-2337; www.oldmillbrewpub.net

340 E. Columbia Ave., Leesville; (803)
532-8135; www.shealysbbq.com

Best Biscuit Biscuit House
10401 Broad River Road, Irmo; (803)
749-9369
ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Best Breakfast Eggs Up
Grill

and a kickin’ Sunday brunch.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: Fresh, made-to-order, local
ingredients, passion and fun!

2930 Devine St.; (803) 661-9174;
www.eggsupgrill.com

Best Burger Pawley’s Front
Porch

Best Brewery River Rat
Brewery

827 Harden St.; (803) 771-8001;
www.pawleysfrontporch.com

1231 Shop Road; (803) 724-5712;
www.riverratbrewery.com

Claim to fame: Burgers.
Years in business: 8.

Best Burrito San Jose
Best Brunch Cafe Strudel
300 State St., West Columbia;
www.cafestrudel.com
Claim to fame: Hangover hashbrowns

115 Northpoint Drive, Lexington; (803)
957-9443
4710 Augusta Road, Lexington; (803)
957-5171
1475 Old Orangeburg Road, Lexington;
(803) 808-0767

121 Dreher Road, West Columbia; (803)
661-9969
4525 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia;
(803) 865-0717
498 Piney Grove Road, Columbia; (803)
750-3611
801 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia; (803)
419-8862
6118 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia;
(803) 783-6650
10618 Broad River Road, Irmo; (803)
667-9107
1034 Chestnut St., Orangeburg; (803)
535-4200
2041 Wilson Road, Newberry; (803)
276-0166
1310 White Pond Road, Elgin; (803)
408-2757
808 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff; (803) 438-2133
110 Creech Road, Blythewood; (803)
735-9787
410 E. Columbia Ave.,
Batesburg-Leesville; (803) 332-0001
www.sanjosemex.com

Claim to fame: Famous barbecue pork,
fried chicken and home-cooked vegetables. The place where people “meet to
eat and eat to meet.”
Years in business: 47.
Wow! factor: Economic stimulus Mondays – adult buffet, $8.75 all day!

Best Cheesesteak The
Kingsman Restaurant
936 Axtell Drive, Cayce; (803)
796-8622; thekingsmanrestaurant.net
Claim to fame: Dry-aged, fresh-cut ribeye steaks – and we serve just as many
Palmetto burgers (rib-eye burgers with
pimento cheese).
Years in business: 45.
Wow! factor: Friends, family and food –
serving you since ’72.

Best Chicken Zesto of
West Columbia
504 12th St., West Columbia;
zestowestcolumbia.com

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Sports Performance
Personal Training
Return to Play
CrossFit (Irmo Only)
Jiu-Jitsu

Thank you for voting
Jason Brunson
as The State's Best
Personal Trainer

803-750-9036
jason@athletesarena.com

1019 Broad Stone Rd.
Irmo

2829 Millwood Ave.
Columbia

One on One, Individualized Care
Doctors of Physical Therapy
ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialists
NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists
Post Operative Rehabilitation Specialists
Titleist Performance Institute Golf Performance Specialists
Pose Method of Running Technique Specialists
No Referral Required • Dry Needling • Myofascial Cupping
2829 Millwood Avenue, Columbia, SC 29205
803.851.3506 • www.VertexPT.com • info@vertexpt.com

Thank you for
voting us
Best Physical
Therapy Practice!
Tell your physician
that you want to
come to Vertex!

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Claim to fame: Best chicken in Columbia! A favorite for tailgating or a quick
family meal!
Years in business: 67.
Wow! factor: Huge cone towering over
us!

Best Chinese Food Miyo’s
3250 Forest Drive, Suite B, Columbia;
(803) 743-9996
715 Fashion Drive, Suite 1, Columbia;
(803) 788-8878
1220 Bower Parkway, Suite E2,
Columbia; (803) 781-7788
5594 Sunset Blvd., Suites D & E;
Lexington; (803) 957-9888
miyos.com
Claim to fame: M Gourmet Group offers
fresh, healthy food; fast, friendly service;
love and care to customers, staff, and
community; and reasonable prices.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: Eat fresh, eat healthy.

Best Coffee The Wired
Goat
709 Gervais St.; (803) 851-0990
908 Chapin Road, Chapin; (803)
201-5348
wiredgoat.cafe
Claim to fame: From our in-house roasted coffee and scratch-made syrups, to
high-quality custom bakery items and
unique food offerings, we’re aiming to
change the modern definition of a coffee
shop. We pair legendary service with
knowledge and passion to redefine the
coffee industry. We do it all with local
ingredients, mad science, and love!
Years in business: 3.
Wow! factor: Most local menu in Columbia!

Best Craft Beer Craft and
Draft
2706 Devine St.;
www.craftanddraftbeer.com
Claim to fame: Columbia’s first craft
beer store.
Years in business: 2.

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Wow! factor: Come see us and discover
why we’re awesome!

Best Deli Groucho’s Deli
611 Harden St.; (803) 799-5708
4717 Forest Drive; (803) 790-0801
111 Sparkleberry Crossing, Suite 8; (803)
419-6767
1171⁄2 E. Main St., Lexington; (803)
356-8800
2265 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; (803)
796-7826
730 University Village Drive,
Blythewood; (803) 754-4509
800 Lake Murray Blvd., Suite 2, Irmo;
(803) 749-4515
138 Amick’s Ferry Road, Suite B,
Chapin; (803) 945-2001
www.grouchos.com
Claim to fame: Trademark subs and

salads served with Groucho’s famous 45
sauces since 1941.
Years in business: 75.
Wow! factor: The Midlands’ destination
for fast, fresh and original food since
1941.

Best Dessert Nonnah’s
930 Gervais St.; (803) 779-9599;
www.nonnahs.com
Claim to fame: More than 25 desserts to
choose from, including cakes, pies, tarts,
cheesecakes and flaming desserts.
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: Nonnah’s is “Shannon”
spelled backwards.

Best Distillery Copper
Horse Distilling

929 Huger St.; (803) 779-2993;
www.copperhorsedistilling.com
Claim to fame: Small-batch, hand-crafted, artisan spirits in the heart of South
Carolina.
Years in business: 4.
Wow! factor: Mashing, fermentation,
distillation, bottling, labeling and packaging all in-house.

Best Draft Beer Craft and
Draft
2706 Devine St.;
www.craftanddraftbeer.com
Claim to fame: Columbia’s first craft
beer store.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: Come see us and discover

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Thank You
For Helping
One in Four
That’s more than 250,000 children
in our state who go to bed hungry.
With your help, we provided over
23.4 million meals last year. But,
there’s more work to be done.
Your donations
matter.
Help us eleminate
hunger.

www.harvesthope.org

Voted Best Seafood and Best All-Around Restaurant

803-799-3838
1200 Lincoln Street
bluemarlincolumbia.com

for Voting Dr. Jaime Brown Price
“Best Obstetrician” in The State!
LEXINGTON: 811 West Main Street, Suite 210
WEST COLUMBIA: 2728 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 201
IRMO: 1 Wellness Boulevard, Suite 203

LexingtonWomensCare.com • (803) 936-8100

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Wow! factor: Product, personality, and
creativity.

Best French Restaurant
Crepes et Croissants
1465 Sumter St.; (803) 462-4779;
crepesetcroissants.com
Claim to fame: Savory and sweet crepes
and fresh pastries.
Years in business: 5.
Wow! factor: Showcasing French cuisine
and culture to the people of Columbia.

Best Greek Restaurant
Zorba’s
6169 St. Andrews Road; (803) 772-4617

Best Happy Hour Old Mill
Brewpub
711 E. Main St., Lexington; (803)
785-2337; www.oldmillbrewpub.net

Best Hot Dog Sandy’s
Famous Hot Dogs
825 Main St.; (803) 254-6914;
www.sandyshotdogs.com
ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

why we’re awesome!

Best Restaurant for
Family Dining with Kids
Flight Deck Restaurant
109-A Old Chapin Road, Lexington;
(803) 957-5990;
www.flightdeckrestaurant.net

Best Fast Food Restaurant
Rush’s
Locations in Columbia, Lexington and

Camden; rushs.net
Claim to fame: Hometown favorite fastfood restaurant.
Years in business: 71.
Wow! factor: One of the top five local
restaurant chains in the U.S. for customer
satisfaction.

Best Fine Dining
Restaurant Ristorante
Divino
803 Gervais St.; (803) 799-4550;
www.ristorantedivino.com

Best First Date Restaurant
Best Ice Cream Zesto of
Al’s Upstairs
West Columbia
300 Meeting St., West Columbia; (803)
794-7404; www.alsupstairsitalian.com

Best Food Truck 2 Fat 2
Fly
2fat2flywings.com
Claim to fame: Bone-in stuffed chicken
wings, a segment on Cooking Channel’s
“Eat Street,” and a reality series titled
“Wingmen.”
Years in business: 6.

504 12th St., West Columbia;
zestowestcolumbia.com
Claim to fame: Best chicken in Columbia! A favorite for tailgating or a quick
family meal!
Years in business: 67.
Wow! factor: Huge cone towering over
us!

Best Indian Restaurant 2
Gingers

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Thank You for Voting Us
Best New Restaurant in the Midlands!
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245 Bush River Road; (803) 772-5121;
2-Gingers.com
Years in business: 11⁄2
Wow! factor: Authentic Indian curries
and dosas!

Best Italian Restaurant
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana
2736 N. Lake Drive; (803) 781-9814;
alodias.com

Best Japanese Restaurant
Miyabi Japanese Steak &
Seafood House
442 Columbiana Drive; (803) 407-1264;
www.facebook.com/miyabicolumbia

Best Korean Restaurant
Blue Cactus Cafe
2002 Greene St.;
www.facebook.com/BlueCactusCafeSC

Best Lunch DiPrato’s
342 Pickens St.; (803) 779-0606;
www.dipratos.com
ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Years in business: 12.
Wow! factor: Pimento cheese and pita
chips!!!

Best Margarita Cantina 76
1301 Main St.; (803) 764-1769
2901 Devine St., Suite A; (803)
708-6004
www.cantina76.com
Claim to fame: We are a locally owned
and operated restaurant featuring a taqueria-based menu in a lively cantina
atmosphere. We only use the freshest
ingredients, and everything on the menu
is made from scratch in-house daily. Our

Cantina also offers some of the finest
beers, wines and tequilas to complement
your meal.
Years in business: 3.
Wow! factor: Cantina 76 wants to provide a quality, great-tasting meal at an
affordable price in a fun and friendly
atmosphere.

Best Martini Terra
100 State St., West Columbia;
www.terrasc.com

Best Mexican Restaurant

San Jose
115 Northpoint Drive, Lexington; (803)
957-9443
4710 Augusta Road, Lexington; (803)
957-5171
1475 Old Orangeburg Road, Lexington;
(803) 808-0767
121 Dreher Road, West Columbia; (803)
661-9969
4525 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia;
(803) 865-0717
498 Piney Grove Road, Columbia; (803)
750-3611
801 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia; (803)
419-8862

6118 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia;
(803) 783-6650
10618 Broad River Road, Irmo; (803)
667-9107
1034 Chestnut St., Orangeburg; (803)
535-4200
2041 Wilson Road, Newberry; (803)
276-0166
1310 White Pond Road, Elgin; (803)
408-2757
808 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff; (803) 438-2133
110 Creech Road, Blythewood; (803)
735-9787
410 E. Columbia Ave.,
Batesburg-Leesville; (803) 332-0001
www.sanjosemex.com

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OutspokinBicycles.com

For trusting us with your appliances
and voting us the Best.

Thank you for voting us Columbia’s Best Bicycle Shop
• Sales and full-service bicycle shop
• Bikes for the entire family
• Locally owned and operated for 30 years

Columbia:
Irmo:

Sloan
Appliance Service

254-9797

ThankYouForVotingUs2YearsinaRow!

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We Have a NEW plan
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Still HopeS, Columbia’S firSt life plan Community,
is expanding with a new independent living residence called WellPointe.
This wellness-inspired independent living residence will feature luxury amenities
at the existing Still Hopes community.
Welcome to a new plan for living well – WellPointe.
Visit us online to learn more at stillhopes.org or schedule a private preview today
by calling 803.739.5040.

WellPointe.org
Columbia’s First Life Plan Community

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A landmark restaurant known for its All-You-Can-Eat Buffet,
Barbecue, Fried Chicken and Home-Cooked Vegetables.
Shealy’s is known nationwide as
South Carolina’s Premiere Bar-B-Que Restaurant.

Voted Best Barbeque & Best Caterer!
340 East Columbia Ave., Batesburg - Leesville, SC 29070

(803) 532-8135 • www.shealysbbq.com

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Claim to fame: Great food, great service!
Years in business: More than 31.

Best New Restaurant J
Peters Grill and Bar
2005 N. Beltline Blvd., Suite 5; (803)
738-3760
502 Lexington Ave., Chapin; (803)
816-4114
Coming soon: 111 Sparkleberry Crossing
Road, Suite 11
jpetersgrill.com
Claim to fame: Comfortable, casual,
full-service American grill, featuring
prime rib, burgers, salads, sandwiches,
seafood, ribs, steaks and chicken.
Years in business: 7.
Wow! factor: Big food. Good friends.
Great times. Something for everyone.

Best Outdoor Dining
Liberty on the Lake
1602 Marina Road, Irmo; (803)
667-9715; www.irmo.libertytaproom.com

Best Pizza LaBrasca’s Pizza
4365 Fort Jackson Blvd.; (803) 782-1098
Years in business: 51.
Wow! factor: A Columbia staple serving
up delicious Italian treats.

Best Ribs Hudson’s
Smokehouse
4952 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
356-1070
931 Old Two Notch Road, Lexington;
(803) 356-1070
Classic Catering Headquarters: 235 Two
Notch Road, Lexington; (803) 356-1070
www.hudsonssmokehouse.com

Best Salad Copper River
Grill
1230 Bower Parkway, Suite B8; (803)

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

749-4647; copperrivergrill.com

Best Sandwich Shop
Groucho’s Deli
611 Harden St.; (803) 799-5708
4717 Forest Drive; (803) 790-0801
111 Sparkleberry Crossing, Suite 8; (803)
419-6767
117 1⁄2 E. Main St., Lexington; (803)
356-8800
2265 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; (803)

796-7826
730 University Village Drive,
Blythewood; (803) 754-4509
800 Lake Murray Blvd., Suite 2, Irmo;
(803) 749-4515
138 Amick’s Ferry Road, Suite B,
Chapin; (803) 945-2001
www.grouchos.com
Claim to fame: Trademark subs and
salads served with Groucho’s famous 45
sauces since 1941.
Years in business: 75.
Wow! factor: The Midlands’ destination

for fast, fresh and original food since
1941.

Best Seafood Blue Marlin
1200 Lincoln St.; (803) 799-3838;
bluemarlincolumbia.com
Claim to fame: Shrimp and grits.
Years in business: 21.

Best Server Hope Hartley,
Private Property

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“Best” in
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Best Hospital Facility
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Best Place to Have a Baby

LexMed.com

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220 W. Main St., Lexington;
(803) 399-8085;
privatepropertysc.com

2fat2flywings.com
Claim to fame: Bone-in stuffed
chicken wings, a segment on
Cooking Channel’s “Eat Street,”
and a reality series titled “Wingmen.”
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: Product, personality, and creativity.

Best Southern
Restaurant Lizard’s
Thicket
lizardsthicket.com

The
State’s
Best
Services

Claim to fame: Lizard’s Thicket
has been owned and operated by
three generations of the Williams family. When you sit
around our tables, we take pride
in serving your family delicious,
traditional Southern food. It
doesn’t matter which of our 15
Thickets is your favorite; you
can always trust that we’ll treat
you like one of our own at breakfast, lunch and supper.
Years in business: 38.
Wow! factor: Breakfast, lunch or
supper, from our family to yours,
y’all come!

Best Accounting
Firm Burkett Burkett
& Burkett
3101 Sunset Blvd., West
Columbia;
www.burkettcpas.com

Best Sports Bar The
British Bulldog Pub

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

and The State!

1220 Bower Parkway,
Columbia; (803) 227-8918;
www.thebritishbulldogpub.com

Best Steak The
Kingsman Restaurant
936 Axtell Drive, Cayce; (803)
796-8622;
thekingsmanrestaurant.net

Best Sushi Inakaya
Watanabe
655 St. Andrews Road; (803)
731-2538;
inakayawatanabe.com

Best Taco Cantina 76 Best Tapas Gervais & Best Waterfront
Vine
Restaurant Liberty
1301 Main St.; (803) 764-1769
on the Lake
2901 Devine St., Suite A; (803)
708-6004
www.cantina76.com

620 Gervais St., Suite A; (803)
799-VINE; www.gervine.com

Claim to fame: We are a locally
owned and operated restaurant
featuring a taqueria-based menu
in a lively cantina atmosphere.
We only use the freshest ingredients, and everything on the
menu is made from scratch
in-house daily. Our Cantina also
offers some of the finest beers,
wines and tequilas to complement your meal.
Years in business: 3.
Wow! factor: Cantina 76 wants
to provide a quality, great-tasting meal at an affordable price
in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Claim to fame: Located in the
beautiful Congaree Vista, Gervais & Vine is a Spanish-style
tapas bar with culinary influences from across the Mediterranean.

Best Vegetarian
Food Good Life Cafe

1602 Marina Road, Irmo; (803)
667-9715;
www.irmo.libertytaproom.com

Best Wine List
Ristorante Divino
803 Gervais St.; (803)
799-4550;
www.ristorantedivino.com

1614 Main St., Columbia; (803)
726-2310; goodlifecafe.net
Wow! factor: We are ROOTED
in gratitude! We LOVE our city

Best Wings 2 Fat 2
Fly

Claim to fame: We started as a
family business and have expanded that sense of family to
include those whom we serve
and those who serve with us.
Years in business: 41.
Wow! factor: Forty-one years of
excellent client service and still
going strong.

Best Acupuncturist
Dr. Angela Soto, Blue
Root Acupuncture
2730 Devine St.; (803)
404-7575;
www.blueroothealth.com
Claim to fame: Blue Root Acupuncture offers a variety of traditional Chinese healing techniques to treat pain, allergies,
gastrointestinal issues, sleep
disorders, fatigue, stress, depres-

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sion, women’s disorders and much more.
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: State-of-the-art clinic and
technology combined with nutrition
coaching and mind and body healing.
Stop in today!

Best Apartment Complex
42 Magnolia
5150 Forest Drive; (803) 790-HOME;
www.42magnoliaapartments.com;
facebook.com/42Magnolia
Claim to fame: Award-winning property
and management! Just steps away from
elite shopping and dining. Just minutes to
downtown and the Vista!
Years in business: 22.
Wow! factor: Beautifully landscaped,
well located, a perfect place to call home!

Best Appliance Repair
Sloan Appliance Services
635 Frink St., Cayce; (803) 796-6130;
www.sloanappliance.com
Years in business: 58.
Wow! factor: Our goal is to make a complete repair on the first visit.

Best Assisted Living
Facility Laurel Crest
100 Joseph Walker Drive, West
Columbia; (803) 796-0370;
www.laurel-crest.com
Years in business: 22.
Wow! factor: Exceptional service, genuine care and concern, on the Saluda River.

Best Attorney John
Moylan, Wyche, P.A.
801 Gervais St., Suite B; (803)
254-6542; www.wyche.com/jmoylan
Claim to fame: John Moylan represents
both plaintiffs and defendants in state
and federal court. He has a diverse litigation practice, handling matters related to
the False Claims Act, health care, gov-

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

ernmental disputes, and personal injury.
John has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times,
Newsweek Magazine, and People Magazine. He has also appeared on national
television shows including Larry King
Live, MSNBC, Fox News, Anderson
Cooper 360, and Good Morning America.
John is recognized as a leading lawyer
by the nation’s most prestigious ranking
publications, including Chambers USA,
Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. He is a
graduate of Presbyterian College and
Harvard Law School.
Years in business: 29.
Wow! factor: Graduated Harvard Law,
but more importantly, grew up in Walterboro.

Best Auto Glass Repair
ACE Glass
4661 Augusta Road, Lexington; (803)

356-3505
7538 Woodrow St., Irmo; (803) 732-1384
5506 Two Notch Road; (803) 754-2911
www.aceglasssc.com

Best Auto Repair Frank’s
Discount Tire

Best Bank First
Community Bank
5455 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
951-0507; www.firstcommunitysc.com

4430 Hard Scrabble Road; (803)
865-8440
1233 Bluff Road; (803) 834-5518
1609 Fairlane Drive, West Columbia;
(803) 451-8473
910 E. Main St., Lexington; (803)
356-8473
www.frankstires.com

Claim to fame: We believe that everyone
matters. That, when it comes to growth, a
strong work ethic is as valuable as a
shrewd financial eye. That honesty and
integrity are the cornerstones of smart
business. That excellence is a standard to
be achieved, not a goal to be aspired
toward. And that a spirit of service is
essential to all we do.
Years in business: 21.
Wow! factor: Passionately focused on the
customer experience for over 20 years!

Claim to fame: World-class singer and
rhyme-maker. Just kidding.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: If it’s round, rubber, and
rolls, Frank’s got it!

Best Barbershop Studio
O2

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THANK
YOU
for making us
NUMBER ONE
again for 2 years in a row!

-Adam &
Betsy Huneau,
owners
WE CAN’T THANK OUR PATIENTS AND SUPPORTERS
ENOUGH FOR VOTING US

BEST DENTIST!
Call today to schedule an appointment with
one of our pediatric dental specialists!

Bowtie Gratinata

WildSmiles.net
Lexington | 803.619.0047 • White Knoll | 803.875.0858

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801 Gervais St.; (803) 667-9606;
so2spa.com

www.cogdills.com

Claim to fame: Professional colorists,
Best Carpet Cleaning
modern hair design, balayage, hair extenStanley Steemer
sions, Brazilian blowouts, keratin, bridal
packages, skin care, makeup, oxygen
710-B Buckner Road; (803) 754-2219;
treatments, massage therapy, specialty
men’s services, nail design, oxygen bar
www.stanleysteemer.com
and airbrush tanning.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: Columbia’s urban oasis
salon and oxygen spa, where beauty and
Best Children’s Camp
wellness collide.

Best Boat Repair Cove 2
Coast Marine
1821 Lake Murray Blvd.; (803) 814-1514;
www.cove2coastmarine.com

Best Builder Mungo
Homes
441 Western Lane, Irmo; (803)
749-9000; www.mungo.com

Best Car Wash Frank’s Car
Wash
601 Bush River Road; (803) 772-7390
4741 Forest Drive; (803) 787-8383
120 Clemson Road; (803) 736-1079
9852 Farrow Road
4530 Augusta Highway, Lexington
516 Columbia Ave., Lexington; (803)
359-7437
4758 Sunset Blvd., Lexington
1113 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo; (803)
749-1733
www.frankscarwash.com

Program YMCA of
Columbia

1612 Marion St., Suite 100; (803)
748-9622; columbiaymca.org
Claim to fame: The YMCA of Columbia
includes six branches in the Midlands
and the Palmetto Center for Women, and
it operates two water parks and six afterschool sites. The Y is for youth development, healthy living and social
responsibility and does not turn anyone
away due to an inability to pay.
Years in business: 162.
Wow! factor: The Y raises nearly $1 million each year through grants and donations to run life-changing programs.

Best Chiropractor Bigbie
Chiropractic
943 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington;
(803) 356-9315;
www.bigbiechiropractic.com

Best Cleaning Service
Deserved Comfort
Housekeeping, LLC

Claim to fame: More than 9 million cars (803) 739-9700;
washed.
www.deservedcomfort.com
Years in business: 43.
Wow! factor: Winner of “Best Car Wash”
Claim to fame: The only locally owned
since 1992.
cleaning service serving the greater Columbia area for over 30 years!
Best Carpet and Flooring Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: Internationally acclaimed
Flooring by Cogdill
Professional Cleaner of the Year works
here!

1700 Huger St.; (803) 779-5606;

Best Computer Services
Mr PC
1804 Bull St.; (803) 218-9163
131 Harbison Blvd.; (803) 218-9163
163 Forum Drive; (803) 218-9163
www.callmrpc.com

Best Contractor Crescent
Construction
1416 Bluff Road; (803) 781-1900;
www.crescentcarolina.com

Best Credit Union
Palmetto Citizens Federal
Credit Union
12 Midlands locations and more than 40
ATMs; (803) 732-5000;
www.palmettocitizens.org
Claim to fame: Still offering truly free
checking with no minimum balance or
monthly fees. Also, lower rates on all
loans and credit cards and no payments
for 90 days on vehicle loans.
Years in business: 80.
Wow! factor: Fewer fees and better rates
from a local, not-for-profit financial institution.

Dance Studio The
Southern Strutt
90 Ashbourne Road, Irmo; (803)
781-3980; southernstruttdance.com

Best Day Spa Urban
Nirvana
4840 Forest Drive, Suite 15D; (803)
727-1010
920 North Lake Drive, Lexington; (803)
356-0119
www.urbannirvana.com

Best Daycare Big Blue
Marble Academy

406 Main St., Gilbert; (803) 892-2074
4341 Augusta Highway, Gilbert; (803)
892-3688
119 Smith St., Leesville; (803) 532-4671
101 N. Royal Tower Drive, Irmo; (803)
661-9591
3912 Leaphart Road, West Columbia;
(803) 939-0125
www.bbmacademy.com

Best Dentist Wild Smiles
Pediatric Dentistry
203 N. Lake Drive, Lexington; (803)
619-0047
1767 S. Lake Drive, Suite A, Lexington;
(803) 875-0858
www.wildsmiles.net

Best Dermatologist
Columbia Dermatology
2241 Bush River Road; (803) 731-9600;
www.columbiadermsc.com

Best DJ/Karaoke Events
by Snow
(803) 553-5446; www.eventsbysnow.com
Claim to fame: Providing the best entertainment for events in South Carolina!
Years in business: 6.
Wow! factor: DJs, entertainment, sound,
lighting, photography and more! We
bring the party!

Best Doctor Dr. David
Fisher, Woodill Family
Medicine
813 Leesburg Road; (803) 783-4433;
FMCofSC.com
Claim to fame: The family physician
says, “(I give) each patient 110 percent of
myself, or I’m not doing my job.”
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: “I know my patients and

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ThankYou

FOR VOTING US
BEST CLEANING SERVICE!
You deserve the comfort of a clean home!

We offer Routine Cleanings on an Ongoing
Basis, Detailed and Vacant Cleanings, and
One-Time or Occasional Cleanings for
Home and Office.

Voting us State’s Best three years in a row!

Please visit our website or give us a
call to learn more about us and
to get a FREE QUOTE.
www.DeservedComfort.com

803.739.9700
Celebrating 30 Years in Business!

Thanks for choosing Blue Root Acupuncture &
Angela Soto for Best Acupuncturist.
Your confidence is more than a compliment...
Our mission is to provide the highest quality care in
Traditional Chinese Medicine for the integration of body,
mind and spirit. We strive to empower patients with
education to promote their longevity and well-being.

2730 Devine Street, Columbia / 803-404-7575
www.blueroothealth.com

Thanks For Voting Us
Best Charter School 2 Years in a Row!
3833 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169 | 803-951-3321
www.graycollegiateacademy.org

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their families and will often call them at
home to check on how they’re doing.”

Best Dry Cleaner Tripps
Fine Cleaners
135 Blythewood Road, Blythewood; (803)
333-9191
1339 Broad River Road
2000 Clemson Road; (803) 788-4004
3301 Forest Drive; (803) 738-0400
2710 Gervais St.; (803) 255-0007
830 Harden St.; (803) 254-7373
800 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo; (803)
732-2051
2748 N. Lake Drive; (803) 749-0903
100-K Old Cherokee Road, Lexington;
(803) 356-2000
655 St. Andrews Road; (803) 798-8498
6014 St. Andrews Road; (803) 772-3004
9003 Two Notch Road; (803) 736-0970
Irmo, Chapin and Lexington free pickup
and delivery: (803) 261-5528
Columbia and Northeast Columbia free
pickup and delivery: (803) 446-8747
Downtown Columbia, West Columbia
and Cayce free pickup and delivery:
(803) 740-9026

Best Durable Medical
Equipment Supplier
Hawthorne Pharmacy and
Medical Equipment
1520 Taylor St.; (803) 227-4450; (803)
227-4451
2854 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; (803)
794-7990
2761 Laurel St.; (803) 254-2761
2534 Broad St., Camden; (803)
425-8378
814 U.S. 1 South, Suite 4, Lugoff; (803)
408-9589
hawthornesc.com

Best Electrician Gregory
Electric
2124 College St.; (803) 748-1122;
www.gregoryelectric.com

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Best Employment Agency
Roper Staffing
125 Outlet Pointe Blvd.; (803) 798-8500
1223 Wilson Road, Newberry; (803)
276-3034
101 S. Wise Drive, Sumter; (803)
938-8100
www.roperstaffing.com
Claim to fame: Simply put, we are experts in the people business. We have the

largest and most experienced staff in the
Midlands. At Roper, our solutions are
more than temporary!
Years in business: 34.
Wow! factor: For the 21st year, Roper
Staffing has been voted Best Employment Agency!

Claim to fame: We are known for exquisite event design, gorgeous flowers,
and flawless implementation.
Years in business: 16.
Wow! factor: Our staff has been trusted
with inaugural galas, visionary corporate
celebrations and amazing weddings.

Best Event Planner
Cricket Newman Designs

Best Eye Clinic Columbia
Eye Clinic

2710-C Gervais St.; (803) 834-7992;
cricketnewmandesigns.com

1920 Pickens St.; (803) 779-3070
100 Summit Centre Drive; (803)
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE!
Located in the distinguished community of Forest Acres - minutes
from downtown and walking distance to fine shopping

5150 Forest Drive
42magnoliapartments.com
803.828.5510

Learn More About Our Services
Audit & Attestation • Consulting & Business Advisory
Tax Services • Business Valuation
Small Business Assistance • Forensic Accounting Services

ThankYou
for Voting Us
Best Tax Service!

803-799-0555 • www.hobbscpa.com
1704 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29202

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U.S. 378 at Palmetto Park Boulevard,
Lexington; (803) 806-0080
www.columbiaeyeclinic.com
Claim to fame: With 14 board-certified
physicians and more than 100 expert
staff members, we are the largest medical/surgical ophthalmology practice in
the Midlands. From comprehensive eye
exams to the most advanced laser cataract surgery, we are here for all your eye
care needs.
Years in business: 93.
Wow! factor: Offering the most advanced ophthalmic surgical laser technology in the Midlands.

Best Financial Services
Palmetto Citizens Federal
Credit Union
12 Midlands locations and more than 40
ATMs; (803) 732-5000;
www.palmettocitizens.org

Claim to fame: Still offering truly free
checking with no minimum balance or
monthly fees. Also, lower rates on all
loans and credit cards and no payments
for 90 days on vehicle loans.
Years in business: 80.
Wow! factor: Fewer fees and better rates
from a local, not-for-profit financial institution.

Best Fitness Center Muv
Fitness
2307 Augusta Road, West Columbia;
(803) 888-1580
800 Columbiana Drive, Irmo; (803)
798-1000
619 N. Lake Drive, Lexington; (803)
359-6100
4114 Forest Drive; (803) 787-4950
226 Forum Drive; (803) 451-4496
450 Killian Road; (803) 569-4653
muvsc.com

Best Framing The Frame
Shop
3100 Rosewood Drive; (803) 256-1601;
theframeshopsc.com
Claim to fame: Family-owned business
for more than 40 years; “quality and
service” is our motto.
Years in business: 48.
Wow! factor: Serving the local arts. All
orders are custom framed to the customer’s satisfaction.

Best Hair Salon The Velvet
Edge
6030 St. Andrews Road, Suite C; (803)
586-3879; www.thevelvetedgesalon.com

Best Hair Stylist Meagan
Mathias, The Velvet Edge
6030 St. Andrews Road, Suite C; (803)
586-3879; www.thevelvetedgesalon.com

Best Funeral Home
Dunbar Funeral Home
3926 Devine St.; (803) 771-7990
7600 Woodrow St., Irmo; (803) 732-2211
4219 Hard Scrabble Road; (803)
788-6310
www.dunbarfunerals.com

Best Hearing Center
Affordable Hearing, LLC
1060 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo; (803)
749-6017; Affordable-Hearingllc.com
Claim to fame: Robin Hutson and Jenn

Life’s more fun when you’re

It’s in our nature at Laurel Crest. Connection comes
easy in our close-knit community ?lled with active, gracious
people who share your interests and values.You’ll keep
growing here. Close to all you love in Columbia, with a
naturally splendid view.We’d love to connect with you.
Join us for lunch and a tour by calling 1-866-435-1033.
Proud to be voted The State’s Best Retirement
Community, and Best Assisted Living provider.
Laurel Crest provides a full continuum of on-site care, if you ever need it.

Life. Connected.
100 Joseph Walker Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169

laurel-crest.com

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Congratulating the State’s Best 2016 Winners!

Better
Business
Bureau®
VISIT www.bbb.org

TOFINDBUSINESSES

YOUCANTRUST
Affordable-HearingLLC.com
FREE Unlimited office visits and programming with every purchase.
THANK YOU FOR VOTING US
STATE'S BEST HEARING CENTER!

FREE HEARING EXAM
FREE AFTERCARE
30 DAYS RISK FREE
Affordable Hearing, LLC
Real Service. Real Commitment.
ROBIN HUTSON,
Hearing Aid Specialist
National Board certified &
over 25 years experience.

License #405

JENN CLARKE,
Hearing Aid Specialist
My 1st priority is Patient care.

License #0506

1060 Lake Murray Blvd.
Irmo, SC 29063

(803) 749-6017
1180 Boulevard St., Ste. C
Orangeburg, SC

(803) 531-6403

Make your appointment today.
Nothing to lose,
so much to gain.
Call (803) 749-6017 Today!
Financing available to those who qualify

www.Affordable-HearingLLC.com
Blue Cross & Blue Shield FEP accepted. Upgrades or trade-ins possible.
Come in and let us verify your insurance coverage for 2016.

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Thank you, Columbia

Audi
Columbia
A Jim Hudson Automotive Dealership

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T hank y ou, Columbia

For Voting Jim Hudson Lexus

For Voting Jim Hudson Buick, GMC, Cadillac

The Best New Car Dealership

The Best Used Car Dealership

And For Naming Us #1 In The Community For 15 Years!

And For Naming Us #1 In The Communit y For 15 Years!

6301 Two Notch Road
Columbia

310 Greystone Blvd.
Columbia

1201 West Main St.
Lexington

I-77 N Exit 22, Killian Rd.
Columbia

I-77 N Exit 22, Killian Rd.
Columbia

970 Columbia Dr.
Irmo

803-786-6601

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icated heart hospital, Palmetto Health
Heart Hospital has the region’s first accredited chest pain emergency room and
first STEMI alert system, which quickly
transmits patient information from ambulance to physicians during a ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.
The Advanced Heart Health Center at
Palmetto Health Heart Hospital is a leading-edge center for people with heart
failure and valvular heart disease, including medical therapy and mechanical
circulatory support.
One treatment for valvular disorders is
transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a
minimally invasive, revolutionary procedure that enables patients who are not
candidates for open-heart surgery to be
successfully treated and enjoy immediate
improvement in their condition.
Years in business: 10.
Wow! factor: Palmetto Health Heart
Hospital cares for more cardiac patients
than any other hospital in the Midlands.

Clarke.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: We care about our customers.

Best Heating and Air
Service Cool Care Heating
and Air
3102 Bronx Road; (803) 772-7715;
www.coolcarehvac.com
Claim to fame: Serving our customers,
our community and our environment by
taking a “whole house” approach to heating and air. We are BPI Gold Star Certified, Healthy Air Specialists and NATE
Certified, just to name a few. These qualifications help South Carolinians not only
achieve their comfort goals but also improve indoor air quality and health issues, reduce energy consumption and
costs, while protecting the environment
for future generations.
Years in business: 16.
Wow! factor: Putting the “famous” in
FAMOUSLY COOL.

Best Hospital System
Palmetto Health
Baptist: Taylor at Marion Street
Baptist Parkridge: 400 Palmetto Health
Parkway
Children’s Hospital: Seven Richland
Medical Park Drive
Heart Hospital: Six Medical Park Drive
Richland: Five Medical Park
Tuomey: 129 N. Washington Street,
Sumter
PalmettoHealth.org

Best Hospice Agape
Hospice
1624 Main St.; (803) 454-0365;
www.agapehospice.com
Years in business: 16.

Best Hospital Facility
Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; (803)
791-2000; lexmed.com
Claim to fame: Lexington Medical Center is a 414-bed hospital in West Columbia and the anchor of a comprehensive
modern medical network that includes
six community medical centers, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas and 60
physician practices. The hospital’s cardiac and cancer programs are affiliated
with Duke Medicine.
Years in business: 45.
Wow! factor: Lexington Medical Center
operates the busiest emergency department in South Carolina, treating more
than 100,000 patients each year.

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Best Hospital for Heart
Health Palmetto Health
Heart Hospital
Six Richland Medical Park Drive; (803)
434-7808;
PalmettoHealth.org/HeartHospital
Claim to fame: Palmetto Health Heart

Hospital’s team of 35 cardiologists provides medical and interventional cardiac
care with special expertise in electrophysiology, advanced heart failure care, and
minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
Capable of handling the most complex
cases, our team of four cardiovascular
surgeons also leads the area’s only ventricular assist device implantation program. Offering a unique healing environment as South Carolina’s only ded-

Claim to fame: Palmetto Health, the
largest health care system in the Midlands and one of the state’s largest employers, comprises more than 14,000
team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill Palmetto
Health’s Vision: to be remembered by
each patient as providing the care and
compassion we want for our families and
ourselves. The system includes six acutecare hospitals in the Midlands – Palmetto
Health Baptist, Palmetto Health Baptist
Parkridge, Palmetto Health Children’s
Hospital, Palmetto Health Heart Hospital, Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Tuomey. In the Upstate
region, Palmetto Health also co-owns
Baptist Easley Hospital. Recognized nationally as one of the best places to work
and receive care, the system also includes the Palmetto Health-USC Medical

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LOCATIONS:
6306 Garners Ferry Rd
(803) 783-7644

Thank you

for voting us
The State’s Best Quick
Oil Change 2 Years in a Row!

5308 Sunset Blvd
(803) 359-0660
267 Harbison Blvd
(803) 781-6001
235 Forum Dr
(803) 865-6888

Thank you
to Columbia's BEST clients
for allowing us to sell
Columbia's BEST homes!
2615 Devine Street

803.771.2424
www.HomeAdvantageRealty.com

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Group, the region’s largest multispecialty
group, which serves as the entry point to
the health care system with more than
500 providers serving patients in more
than 80 practices and nearly 100 locations. Palmetto Health also is supported
by two 501 (c)(3) foundations and trains
the next generation of physicians through
its 24 residency and fellowship programs
affiliated with the University of South
Carolina School of Medicine.
Years in business: Richland, 124; Baptist,
102; Baptist Parkridge, 2; Children’s
Hospital, 33; Toumey, 102.
Wow! factor: Our vision is to be remembered by each patient as providing the
care and compassion we want for our
families and ourselves.

Best Insurance Agent
Giles Brothers Insurance
3510 Bush River Road; (803) 798 4600;
www.gilesbrothers.com
Claim to fame: Family-owned for over
50 years.
Years in business: 50.

Best Interior Designer
Ellen Taylor Interiors +
Design
1012 Gervais St.; (803) 758-1007;
ellentaylorinteriors.com
Claim to fame: Our desire continues to
be to embrace each design project individually – to understand, and in a professional sense, intimately define the design
needs of each client, all-inclusive of function, personality and style, and indisputably accomplish an overall living atmosphere that purely expresses the special occupant, our client.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: Life is too short to blend in;
we specialize in custom!

Best Landscaper
Woodley’s Garden Center
10015 Two Notch Road; (803) 788-1487
2840 Dreher Shoals Road; (803)
407-0601
woodleygardencenter.com

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Claim to fame: It’s not only our great
selection – It’s the sheer beauty of our
grounds, our staff’s expertise and love for
gardening, and our customers’ loyalty.
Years in business: 36.
Wow! factor: Year-round, we’ve got
something exciting, unusual and blooming!

success. With offices in Greenville and
Columbia, Wyche is the South Carolina
member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.
Years in business: 95.
Wow! factor: World-class lawyers; deep
local roots.

Best Long-Term Care
Best Law Firm Wyche Law Facility Still Hopes
Episcopal Retirement
Firm
Community
801 Gervais St., Suite B; (803)
254-6542; www.wyche.com
Claim to fame: Wyche is a full-service
law firm that has practiced law and
served the community for 95 years. In
that time, Wyche has participated in
landmark litigation, served as counsel on
cutting-edge transactions, and provided
community leadership that has helped
shape and drive our region’s growth and

One Still Hopes Drive, West Columbia;
(803) 796-6490; stillhopes.org

Best Manicure/Pedicure
Studio O2
801 Gervais St.; (803) 667-9606;
so2spa.com

Claim to fame: Professional colorists,
modern hair design, balayage, hair extensions, Brazilian blowouts, keratin, bridal
packages, skin care, makeup, oxygen
treatments, massage therapy, specialty
men’s services, nail design, oxygen bar
and airbrush tanning.
Years in business: 2.
Wow! factor: Columbia’s urban oasis
salon and oxygen spa, where beauty and
wellness collide.

Best Massage Urban
Nirvana
4840 Forest Drive, Suite 15D; (803)
727-1010
920 North Lake Drive, Lexington; (803)
356-0119
www.urbannirvana.com

Best Modeling/Talent

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nestled in nature along 1 mile of the
Saluda River in Lexington, just minutes
from downtown Columbia. With more
than 85 acres of green space, paved walking trails, dog parks, playgrounds, two
pools, a fitness center, two clubhouses,
picnic areas, fire pits and three kayak
launches, you’ll feel like you live at a
resort! And don’t forget our Lexington
One schools, including Meadow Glen
Elementary, Meadow Glen Middle and
River Bluff High.
Years in business: 8.
Wow! factor: Voted America’s Best Community.

Best New Home
Community Barr Lake by
Essex Homes
138 Westpark Blvd.; (803) 356.8301;
www.essexhomes.net/neighborhoods/
lake-view-at-barr-lake

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Agency Millie Lewis
3612 Landmark Drive; (803) 782-7338;
millielewiscolumbia.com

Best Moving Company
Two Men and a Truck
1901 Dixiana Road, Cayce; (803)
731-7775;
www.twomenandatruckcolumbiasc.com

Columbia Arts Academy: 3630
Rosewood Drive; (803) 787-0931;
www.columbiaartsacademy.com
Lexington School of Music: 226 Barr
Road, Lexington; (803) 996-0623;
www.lexingtonschoolofmusic.com
Claim to fame: South Carolina’s largest
private music school.
Years in business: 13.
Wow! factor: Home of the Musical Ladder System now used by 80 schools
around the world!

Years in business: 23.
Best Musician/Band Tokyo
Wow! factor: Our commitment is to
continuously strive to exceed our custom- Joe
ers’ expectations in value and high stanP.O. Box 2126, West Columbia, SC
dard of satisfaction.

Best Music School
Columbia Arts Academy
and Lexington School of
Music

29169; tokyojoe.net;
www.facebook.com/tokyojoeband

Claim to fame: Play an average of 200
shows a year. Have donated more than
$100,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children’s

Shelter from annual “Rocketman” Elton
John Tribute.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: More than 15,000 copies
sold of six independently released CDs.

Best National Fitness
Center Planet Fitness
7531-B Garners Ferry Road; (803)
776-5820
421 Bush River Road; (803) 750-7515
9714 Two Notch Road; (803) 764-2703
www.planetfitness.com

Claim to fame: Beautiful, serene setting
in one of the most desirable locations in
Lexington County, offering several new
home designs, amenities and the latest in
smart-home automation.
Years in business: 23.
Wow! factor: Incredible location, amazing schools and award-winning construction!

Best Obstetrician Dr.
Jaime Brown Price,
Lexington Women’s Care
2728 Sunset Blvd #201, West Columbia;
(803) 936-8100;
www.lexingtonwomenscare.com

Best Painter Carolina
Painting & Pressure
Cleaning
114 Bluefield Road, Lexington; (803)
936-2595

Best Neighborhood
Housing Community
Saluda River Club

Best Pediatric Practice
Sandhills Pediatrics

102 Glade Spring Drive, Lexington; (803)
358-3969; www.saludariverclub.com
1749 Marshall St.; (803) 252-1801
7941 Broad River Road, Irmo; (803)
407-0704
Claim to fame: Saluda River Club is

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Best Pediatrician
“Making a Difference
in Children’s Lives”

Dr. Guy Castles, III
Tickets and Ride Vouchers available at

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(803) 799-9044
14 Richland Medical Park Suite 410
Columbia | SC 29203

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years with the best customer service,
period!!!
Years in business: 21.
Wow! factor: Lowest prices! Multiple
locations! Local!!!

Best Pharmacist
Hawthorne Pharmacy and
Medical Equipment
1520 Taylor St.; (803) 227-4450; (803)
227-4451
2854 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; (803)
794-7990
2761 Laurel St.; (803) 254-2761
2534 Broad St., Camden; (803)
425-8378
814 U.S. 1 South, Suite 4, Lugoff; (803)
408-9589
hawthornesc.com

Best Philanthropist
Marcus Lattimore
marcuslattimore.com;
marcuslattimorefoundation.com

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Claim to fame: Dedicated to the care of
children and their families for 43 years.
Years in business: 43.
Wow! factor: Started with two physicians
at one location – now have 18 physicians
at five locations.

pediatrician, Dr. Guy Castles is the father
of six children and married to Libby Lee
Castles. He loves to work with sick children and still takes care of hospitalized
children. At his old-fashioned office,
phone calls are free. This board-certified
baby doc’s hobbies begin and end with
golf. He is a devout Christian, and his life
centers around his children.
Years in business: 25 years in practice.
Combined with his father, a Castles has
practiced pediatrics in Columbia for
more than 61 years.
Wow! factor: Dedicated, caring pediatrician.

Best Pediatrician Dr. C.
Guy Castles III, Pediatric
Associates

Best Personal Trainer
Jason Brunson, Athlete’s
Arena

110 Summit Centre Drive; (803)
744-9000
4568 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
520-5144
2318 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; (803)
796-9200
www.sandhillspediatrics.com

14 Medical Park, Suite 410, Columbia;
(803) 799-9044
Claim to fame: A second-generation

1019 Broad Stone Road, Irmo; (803)
750-9036; athletesarena.com

Best Pest Control Clark’s
Termite & Pest Control

Best
Philanthropy/Nonprofit
Harvest Hope Food Bank

405 Western Lane, Irmo; (803) 781-4991

2220 Shop Road; (803) 254-4432;
www.harvesthope.org

Best Pet Boarding Garners
Ferry Animal Hospital

Claim to fame: Harvest Hope is South
Carolina’s largest food bank, serving 20
counties and 38,000 people a week. We
distributed over 27 million pounds of
food to provide hunger relief in fiscal
year 2014-2015.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: After the October 2015
floods, we distributed 2.3 million meals.

7354 Garners Ferry Road; (803)
776-4554;
www.garnersferryanimalhospital.com

Best Pet Grooming Mill
Creek

Best Photographer Clark
Berry Photography

2841 Millwood Ave.; (803) 771-PETS;
www.millcreekpet.com

(803) 996-5982; www.clarkberry.com

Claim to fame: Local pet supplies for 21

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Thanks Columbia!
Thank you
for voting us
Best Pizza
2 years in a row.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!
Best Lunch

4365 Fort Jackson Blvd

(803)782-1098
Thank you for naming us
Best Furniture Store for over a decade.

FURNISHINGS

919 Gervais Street

803.779.5123

Open Monday - Saturday 10a - 6p

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Best Physical Therapist
Jim Floyd and Brandon
Vaughn, Vertex PT
Specialists
2829 Millwood Ave.; (803) 851-3506;
www.vertexpt.com

Best Place to Have a Baby
Lexington Medical Center
2720 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia; (803)
791-2000; lexmed.com
Claim to fame: Lexington Medical Center is a 414-bed hospital in West Columbia and the anchor of a comprehensive
modern medical network. In addition to
having an exemplary OB/GYN staff, the
hospital has a state-of-the-art doula program. A doula is a birth coach who offers
mothers comfort and reassurance during
labor and delivery. Doulas are a free
service for any woman having a baby at
Lexington Medical Center.
Years in business: 45.
Wow! factor: Lexington Medical Center
delivers more babies each year than any
other hospital in the Midlands.
ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Best Plastic Surgeon
Donen Davis Plastic
Surgery, LLC
1850 Laurel St., Suite B; (803) 929-1901;
www.donendavisplasticsurgery.com

10009 Broad River Road, Irmo; (803)
732-3747; meetzeplumbing.com

Best Podiatrist Dr. Daniel
Methuselah, Columbia
Podiatry

Claim to fame: Patients often speak of
Dr. Donen Davis’s unique focus and
genuine concern for each patient’s individual needs. He is past chief of staff
for Palmetto Health Baptist and serves
One Wellness Boulevard, Suite 102,
the medical community in a variety of
leadership positions. Dr. Davis grew up in Irmo; (803) 781-3500;
a medical family in Columbia, and his
www.columbiapodiatrist.com
father, Dr. Dan Davis, was a pre-eminent
surgeon in Columbia for 48 years.
Years in business: 14.
Wow! factor: Meticulous care in cosmet- Best Pool Company Jack
ic and reconstructive procedures, ranging
Oliver Pools, Spa and Patio
from Botox and breast enhancement to
tummy tucks.

Best Plumber Meetze

www.graycollegiateacademy.org

Plumbing

303 Forest Drive;
www.jackoliverpools.com

Best Private School
Hammond School
854 Galway Lane; (803) 776-0295;
hammondschool.org
Claim to fame: Hammond students immerse themselves in a different country
and culture every year without leaving
home.
Years in business: 50.
Wow! factor: Our scholars are our athletes, and our athletes are our artists!

Best Public Charter
School Gray Collegiate
Academy
3833 Leaphart Road, West Columbia;
(803) 951-3321;

Best Public School
District Lexington District
One
100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington;
(803) 821-1299; www.lexington1.net

Best Quick Oil Change
Express Oil Change & Tire
Engineers
6306 Garners Ferry Road; (803)
783-7644
5308 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
359-0660
267 Harbison Blvd.; (803) 781-6001
235 Forum Drive; (803) 865-6888

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Heathwood Hall and the Highlander Club

Congratulate Coach Marcus Lattimore
on Being Named 2016 Best Philanthropist!

heathwood.org

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www.expressoil.com

agents/48259-Jill-Moylan

advantagerealty.com

Claim to fame: Our oil
change customers receive
a 10-minute oil change
while waiting inside their
cars. That is correct – stay
in the comfort of your own
car. We are a full-service,
one-stop facility. Our services include brakes, tuneups, tires, alignments, air
conditioning repair, etc.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: Women love
this place – stay in your car
and no pressure sales!!

Claim to fame: Over 25
years ago, I established
Home Advantage Realty,
LLC to provide my clients
with a higher level of personalized and professional
service. I am proud to have
been repeatedly selected
as Columbia’s Best Real
Estate Agent and The
State’s Best Real Estate
Agent.
Years in business: 25.
Wow! factor: Two kids,
three dogs, one cat, one
bunny, six chickens.

Claim to fame: For more
than 25 years, we have
been Columbia’s all-local
real estate boutique with
worldwide exposure! Our
mission is to provide our
clients with a higher level
of personalized and professional service. We understand that buying or
selling a home is more
than a business transaction. It is a central part
of your life, and we treat
the experience of buying
or selling a home with the
care and attention you
deserve.
Years in business: 25.
Wow! factor: Repeatedly
selected as Columbia’s
and The State’s Best!

Best Real Estate
Agent Jill Moylan, Best Real Estate
Home Advantage Company Home
Advantage Realty,
Realty
LLC
2615 Devine St.; (803)
771-2424; jill.home
advantagerealty.com/

2615 Devine St.; (803)
771-2424; www.home

Best Retirement

Community
Laurel Crest
100 Joseph Walker Drive,
West Columbia; (803)
796-0370;
www.laurel-crest.com
Years in business: 22.
Wow! factor: Exceptional
service, genuine care and
concern, on the Saluda
River.

Best Roofer
Burgin Roofing
6375 St. Andrews Road;
(803) 798-0063;
www.burginroofing.com

Best
Smartphone
Repair
Smartphone
Medic
1801 Gervais St.; (803)
354-3275

Professional Color
Modern Hair Design
Hair Extensions
Balyage
Brazilian Blowouts
Keratin
Oxygen Treatments
Airbrush Spray Tan
Massage Therapy
Skin Care
Specialty Men’s Services
Nail Art
Bridal Packages
Oxygen Bar

801 Ger vais St. • (803) 667-9606 • www.so2spa.com

Best Tanning
Salon Carolina
Tan Factory
9600 Two Notch Road;
(803) 865-2085
7577 St. Andrews Road,
Irmo; (803) 749-2334
www.carolinatanfactory.
com
Claim to fame: We are
locally owned and operated with more than 21
years in the tanning industry. We keep up with
the latest equipment and
products, giving our customers affordable luxury
tanning.
Years in business: 8.
Wow! factor: Best tan,
best price, guaranteed!

Best Tattoo
Parlor Purple
Lotus
1028 Woodrow St.; (803)
771-7762; purplelotus
bodyart.com
Claim to fame: The only
true custom tattoo studio
in South Carolina.
Years in business: 24
total; 10 in Columbia in
the oldest running studio
in the state.
Wow! factor: Shavon
learned the traditional art
of tattooing in Japan,
where she had a studio for
15 years.

Best Tax Service
Hobbs Group
Advisors
1704 Laurel St.; (803)
799-0555; www.hobbs
groupadvisors.com

Care
1538 Main St.; (803)
726-6737
977 Knox Abbott Drive,
Cayce; (803) 794-0476
511 N. Beltline Blvd.; (803)
782-4051
4500 Forest Drive, Suite
A; (803) 738-9522
2836 Augusta Road, West
Columbia; (803)
939-0545
7653 Garners Ferry Road;
(803) 783-2661
100 Jimmy Love Lane;
(803) 772-5030
5224 Sunset Blvd.,
Lexington; (803) 796-4251
10040 Two Notch Road;
(803) 788-1153
1847 South Lake Drive,
Lexington; (803)
356-8998
1410 Wilson Road,
Newberry; (803) 276-2186
2475 Broad St., Sumter;
(803) 778-6555
doctorscare.com

Best Taxi Service
Best Veterinary
Capital City Cab
Clinic Dutch Fork
(803) 999-2831;
Animal Hospital
www.capitolcitycab.com
Best Travel
Agency Forest
Lake Travel
4505 Forest Drive; (803)
738-1520;
www.forestlaketravel.com
Claim to fame: Being
located across the street
from Trader Joe’s!
Years in business: 38.
Wow! factor: Our adviser’s knowledge of the
travel industry.

Best Urgent Care
Center Doctors

1780 Dutch Fork Road,
Irmo; (803) 781-7483;
dutchforkanimalhospital.
com

Best Waxing
Salon Ahh Sugar
Sugar Brazilian
Salon
414 Old Cherokee Road,
Lexington; (803)
315-3469;
www.ahhsugarsugar.com
Years in business: 8.
Wow! factor: Pants down,
Columbia’s Best Brazilian
without hot wax.

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our success is the direct result of the relationships we’ve built with our customers, and we’re
honored to serve this vibrant community.

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Best Real Estate
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www.HomeAdvantageRealty.com

Jill Moylan, Broker

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Best Wedding Reception
Venue 701 Whaley
701 Whaley St.; (803) 771-0101;
www.701whaley.com
Claim to fame: A historic venue anchoring Columbia’s Congaree Vista. Hosting
weddings and special events of all kinds.
Years in business: 11.
Wow! factor: The history of the mill
village, spectacular windows and versatile room sizes.

Best Weight Loss Program
Bee Healthy Medical
Weight Loss
5541 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
520-8644
952 Lake Murray Blvd., Suites A and B,
Irmo; (803) 708-6700
beehealthyclinics.com

Best Yoga Studio Pink
Lotus Yoga Center
711 E. Main St.; (803) 931-2074;
www.pinklotusyogacenter.com
Claim to fame: Providing a safe, welcoming space for students to explore
yoga. Our studio is a laughter-filled,
judgment-free zone.
Years in business: 5.
Wow! factor: Offering swing yoga, hot
power, yin, vinaysa and more.

Best Antique Shop Old
Mill Antique Mall
310 State St., West Columbia; (803)
796-4229; www.oldmillantiquemall.com
Claim to fame: We have something for
everyone – 75 dealers featuring a variety
of antiques and collectibles, including
furniture, glassware, pottery, jewelry,
vintage clothing, books, lamps, chandeliers, kitchen items and more.
Years in business: 32.
Wow! factor: Where the bargains are!

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Variety, 75 dealers, new merchandise
every day!

Wow! factor: The most cool stuff for
artists and art lovers!

Best Art Supply Store City Best Audio/Video Store
Art
Papa Jazz
1223 Lincoln St.; (803) 252-3613;
www.cityartonline.com
Claim to fame: The oldest art supply
store in South Carolina, we offer the best
selection of art supplies, art classes, three
separate art galleries featuring original
art by award-winning regional artists,
and custom framing in a historic Vista
location. We are locally and familyowned.
Years in business: 46.

2014 Greene St.; (803) 256-0095;
www.papajazz.com

Best Automobile
Salesperson Ron Best, Jim
Hudson Lexus
328 Killian Road, Columbia; (888)
791-8218

Best Beauty Supply Store
Claim to fame: In business since 1980.
Buys and sells records and CDs. New and Pout
used music. New releases and rare records. 30,000 vinyl records and 15,000
2738 Devine St.; (803) 254-5051;
CDs.
shoppout.com
Years in business: 36.
Wow! factor: Columbia’s oldest new and
used record and CD store.
Best Bicycle Store

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Thanks for voting us
The State's Best
Florist

2001 Devine St. • Columbia

(803) 799-3730
www.theblossomshopcolumbia.com

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Outspokin’ Bicycle
3223 Devine St., Columbia
7601 St. Andrews Road, Irmo
outspokinbicycles.com
Claim to fame: We offer the highest level
of customer service anywhere.
Years in business: 34.
Wow! factor: We now have a second
location in Irmo.

Best Boat Dealership
Captain’s Choice Marine
3216 S.C. 378, Leesville; (803) 532-2270;
www.ccmarine.com
Claim to fame: The best boat brands
AND the best service at the best prices.
Years in business: 33.
Wow! factor: Our 12,000-square-foot
showroom on the shores of Lake Murray.

Best Bridal Store Jo Lin’s
Bridal and Formal Wear
7565 St. Andrews Road, Irmo; (803)
781-9697; www.jolins.com
ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Claim to fame: Making every bride’s
dream day a reality.
Years in business: 27.
Wow! factor: We strive to make everyone
feel like family.

Claim to fame: Friendly staff, great selections, variety, and awesome deals!
Years in business: 15.
Wow! factor: 36,000 square feet of wow!

Best Children’s Clothing
Store Once Upon a Child

Best Electronics Store
Cable and Connections

10136 Two Notch Road, Suite 107-A;
(803) 788-4320
264 Harbison Blvd.; (803) 732-7887
www.onceuponachild.com

2500 Leaphart Road, West Columbia
8907 Two Notch Road
888-WIRE-682
cableandconnections.com

Best Consignment Store
Roundabouts
Consignments

Claim to fame: Lowest prices and amazing customer support.
Years in business: 20.
Wow! factor: Lowest-priced TV mounts,
surveillance kits, HDMI cables and networking equipment.

70 Polo Road; www.myroundabouts.com

Best Florist Blossom Shop

2001 Devine St.; (803) 799-3730;
www.blossomshopcolumbiasc.com
Claim to fame: Creative design in flowers and unusual gifts.
Years in business: 68.
Wow! factor: Courteous service and
freshest flowers, unique from all over the
world.

Years in business: 43.
Wow! factor: The widest selection of
furniture in Columbia – in stock and at
discount prices.

Best Gamecock Store
Garnet & Black Traditions

919 Gervais St.; (803) 779-5123;
whitash.com

1270 Bower Parkway; (803) 772-1470
5134 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
996-0485
10136 Two Notch Road, Sparkleberry
Square; (803) 788-0189
228 Knox Abbot Drive, Cayce; (803)
457-7400
www.garnetandblacktraditions.com

Claim to fame: One city block of beautiful home furnishings at discount prices
stretches from Gervais to Lady Street and
has become Columbia’s favorite shopping designation.

Claim to fame: The largest University of
South Carolina retailer in the world and
the official retailer of the My Carolina
Alumni Association.
Years in business: 33.

Best Furniture Store
Whit-Ash Furnishings

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THANK YOU

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Dunbar
Funeral Home

FOR VOTING US
STATE’S BEST
BRUNCH!

It’s our dedicated family & staff that has
allowed us to serve you for over 130 years!

Thank You for Voting Dunbar Funeral Home

The State’s Best
Funeral Home!

300 State St.

Dunbar Funeral Home
Devine
3926 Devine St,
Columbia, SC 29205

803-794-6634
www.cafestrudel.com

Dunbar Funeral Home
Dutch Fork
7600 Woodrow St,
Irmo, SC 29063

Dunbar Funeral Home
Northeast
4219 Hard Scrabble Rd,
Columbia, SC 29223

THANK YOU MIDLANDS!

WINNER
BEST LIVE
ENTERTAINMENT
Colonial Life Arena

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Wow! factor: Our Carolina is 85,000strong, rocking Williams-Brice to “Sandstorm”!

Best Gardening Center
Woodley’s Garden Center
10015 Two Notch Road; (803) 788-1487
2840 Dreher Shoals Road; (803)
407-0601
woodleygardencenter.com
Claim to fame: It’s not only our great
selection – It’s the sheer beauty of our
grounds, our staff’s expertise and love for
gardening, and our customers’ loyalty.
Years in business: 36.
Wow! factor: Year-round, we’ve got
something exciting, unusual and blooming!

Best Gift Shop
HandPicked
2822 Devine St.; (803) 251-2946
150C Harbison Blvd.; (803) 749-6024
5135 Sunset Blvd., Suite O, Lexington;
(803) 996-1266
481 Town Center Place, Suite 9; (803)
227-0835
handpicked.net
Claim to fame: Unique sterling silver,
sterling and stone, and monogram jewelry.
Years in business: More than 30.
Wow! factor: Providing unique jewelry
and accessories that enhance your personal style.

Best Health/Vitamin
Store 14 Carrot Whole
Foods
5300 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
359-2920; www.14carrot.net

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Best Home Improvement
Store ACE Hardware Cayce
815 State St., Cayce; (803) 391-4223

Best Jewelry Store
Jewelry Warehouse

228 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce; (803)
457-7400
Claim to fame: Lexington’s premier local 1270 Bower Parkway, Columbia; (803)
source for all-natural and organic goods,
772-1470
including groceries, health and beauty
5134 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
care, supplements, bulk goods, and local
996-0485
produce.
www.jewelrywarehouse.com
Years in business: 26.

Claim to fame: The official jeweler for
Miss South Carolina for more than 27
years offers quality merchandise fit for a
queen at prices the whole kingdom can
afford.
Years in business: 37.
Wow! factor: More than just another
jewelry store - price, service, and selection are our specialties!

Best Lighting and Fans
The Lite House
3521 Bush River Road; (803) 798-5400
8401 Two Notch Road; (803) 788-3213
www.thelitehouse.com
Claim to fame: We have won The State’s

Best every year!
Years in business: 43.
Wow! factor: Our prices are better than
internet prices!

Best Liquor Store Green’s
400 Assembly St.; (803) 799-9499
4012 Fernandina Road; (803) 744-0570
www.greensbeverages.com
Claim to fame: Large selection of beer,
wine and liquor at the lowest prices
around.
Years in business: 32.
Wow! factor: Best selection, best prices,
best staff, no modesty.

Best Mattress Store

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To all our wonderful customers,

Thank you
very much for voting us

“Best Family Restaurant”
in The State newspaper.
In gratitude for your support,
we offer this gift certificate towards
your next meal.

There’s a reason…
thanks for voting
us the best.

Again!

w w w. m u n g o . c o m

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Michaelis Mattress
Company

Hudson Lexus
328 Killian Road, Columbia; (803)
754-9500; www.hudsonlexus.com

3250 Forest Drive; (803) 782-2337
350 Columbia Ave., Lexington; (803)
359-2238
1131 Sparkleberry Lane Extension; (803)
736-8684
4530 St. Andrews Road; (803) 772-8694
www.michaelismattress.com

Claim to fame: Customer satisfaction is
our No. 1 priority.
Years in business: More than 36.
Wow! factor: Experience world-class
service and selection that you’ll never
forget.

Claim to fame: Largest in-stock selection
of mattresses in the Midlands.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: Buy it today ... sleep on it
tonight!

Best Outdoor Furniture
Store Tropic Aire
1404 Charleston Highway, West
Columbia; (803) 796-3237;
www.tropicaire.com

Best Men’s Fine Clothing
Brittons
2818 Devine St.; (803) 771-2700;
www.brittonsofcolumbia.com
Claim to fame: A family-owned business,
providing clothing for men and women of
South Carolina for more than 60 years.
Exclusive dealers of Southern Tide and
Vineyard Vines. Official clothier to “The
Steve Spurrier Show, “ among others, and
home of Lucky Levinson, the bowtie
YouTube star. Tuxedo sales and rentals
available.
Years in business: 67.
Wow! factor: We provide fabulous service, excellent value, and incredible
clothing.

Best Men’s Weekendwear
Store Brittons
2818 Devine St.; (803) 771-2700;
www.brittonsofcolumbia.com
Claim to fame: A family-owned business,
providing clothing for men and women of
South Carolina for more than 60 years.
Exclusive dealers of Southern Tide and
Vineyard Vines. Official clothier to “The
Steve Spurrier Show, “ among others, and
home of Lucky Levinson, the bowtie
YouTube star. Tuxedo sales and rentals
available.
Years in business: 67.
Wow! factor: We provide fabulous service, excellent value, and incredible
clothing.

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

www.harley-haven.com

Best Monogram Shop
HandPicked
2822 Devine St.; (803) 251-2946
150C Harbison Blvd.; (803) 749-6024
5135 Sunset Blvd., Suite O, Lexington;
(803) 996-1266
481 Town Center Place, Suite 9; (803)
227-0835
handpicked.net
Claim to fame: Unique sterling silver,
sterling and stone, and monogram jewelry.
Years in business: More than 30.
Wow! factor: Providing unique jewelry
and accessories that enhance your personal style.

Best Motorcycle Store
Harley Haven
941 Western Lane, Irmo; (803) 781-1837;

Claim to fame: Columbia’s oldest authorized Harley-Davidson dealer, where
you’re treated like family!
Years in business: 26.
Wow! factor: Seven-time Bar & Shield
Award winner and No. 1 in customer
service.

Best Musical Instrument
Store Sims Music
1110 St. Andrews Road; (803) 772-1185;
www.simsmusic.com
Claim to fame: Your local music superstore since 1979!
Years in business: 36.
Wow! factor: More than 700 guitars, 40
drumsets, lighting, keyboards, and more!

Best New Car Dealer Jim

Claim to fame: South Carolina’s largest
selection of patio, pool, porch, and sunroom furnishings.
Years in business: 43 total, 35 selling
furniture.
Wow! factor: South Carolina’s largest
selection of patio, pool, porch, and sunroom furniture. Seventy to 90 collections
in stock at all times in our 20,000square-foot store. Family-owned and
operated.

Best Outdoor Gear and
Supply Store The
Backpacker
1215 Wayne St., Columbia; (803)
799-7571;
www.backpackerqualitygear.com

Best Pet Supply Store Pet
Supplies Plus
1001 Harden St.; (803) 252-7021
2410 Augusta Road, West Columbia;
(803) 794-9559
7467 St. Andrews Road, Irmo; (803)
749-5190
www.petsuppliesplus.com

Best Smoke Shop The

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Thank You for Voting

DR. DAVID FISHER
The State’s Best Doctor!

Midtown
Family Medicine
1910 Gregg Street
803-931-0100

Springwood Lake
Family Practice
1721 Horseshoe Drive
803-788-7884

Lake Murray
Family Medicine
7611 St Andrews Road
803-724-1100

Saluda Pointe
Family Medicine
3630 Sunset Boulevard
803-239-1600

Woodhill
Family Medicine
813 Leesburg Road
803-783-4433

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Maduro Room
5175 Sunset Blvd., Lexington; (803)
957-3547; www.maduroroom.com

Best Sporting Goods
Store Todd & Moore
620 Huger St.; (803) 765-0150;
www.toddandmoore.com
Claim to fame: Locally owned and operated by the same two founding families
and conveniently located on the way to
see the Gamecocks play.
Years in business: 72.
Wow! factor: Local “specialists in
sports,” where customers feel right at
home.

Best Tire Store Frank’s
Discount Tire
4430 Hard Scrabble Road; (803)
865-8440
1233 Bluff Road; (803) 834-5518
1609 Fairlane Drive, West Columbia;
(803) 451-8473
910 E. Main St., Lexington; (803)
356-8473
www.frankstires.com
Claim to fame: World-class singer and
rhyme-maker. Just kidding.
Years in business: 30.
Wow! factor: If it’s round, rubber, and
rolls, Frank’s got it!

Best Unique Gift Shop
One Eared Cow
1001 Huger St.; (803) 254-2444;
www.oneearedcow.com

ROB THOMPSON rthompson@thestate.com

Best Vaping Store Elite
Vapors LLC
109 Old Chapin Road, Suite P,
Lexington; (866) 611-5806;
www.elitevapors.com
Claim to fame: Excellent customer service and product knowledge!
Years in business: 7.
Wow! factor: Very clean, professional
environment.

438-8141; evelynsbridalonline.com

Clothing Store Pink Sorbet

Years in business: 25.
Wow! factor: Celebrating 25 years of
excellence service to brides across our
state.

2726 Devine St.; (803) 251-2525;
www.pinksorbetsc.com

Best Wine Store Green’s

Best Women’s Shoes
Coplon’s

400 Assembly St.; (803) 799-9499
4012 Fernandina Road; (803) 744-0570
www.greensbeverages.com

Best Used Care Dealer Jim
Hudson
Best Wedding Attire
Buick/GMC/Cadillac
Evelyn’s Bridal and Formal
4035 Kaiser Hill Road; (803) 783-0110; Wear

Claim to fame: Large selection of beer,
wine and liquor at the lowest prices
around.
Years in business: 32.
Wow! factor: Best selection, best prices,
best staff, no modesty.

www.jimhudsonsuperstore.com

Best Women’s Fine

28 Townlee Lane, Lugoff; (803)

4825 Forest Drive; (803) 790-0015;
coplons.com

Best Women’s
Weekendwear Pink Sorbet
2726 Devine St.; (803) 251-2525;
www.pinksorbetsc.com

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Thank you
for voting us
Best Bakery!

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Burkett
Burkett Burkett

&

Certified Public Accountants, P.A.
An Independent Member of BDO Alliance USA

Securing Your Financial Future
• TAX
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1976 - 2016
Celebrating 40 Years of
Securing Your Financial Future
Thank you to our clients and friends for voting us the
BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM! We are grateful for the last 40 years and look
forward to the future. It is our honor to be a part of this great community!

8502 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC

803-736-2253

LOCATIONS
WEST COLUMBIA
3101 SUNSET BLVD.
WEST COLUMBIA, SC 29169 • (803) 794-3712

www.tiffanysofcolumbia.com

ROCK HILL
128 EAST MAIN STREET
ROCK HILL, SC 29730 • (803) 325-1660

www.burkettcpas.com

At Pet Supplies Plus, our stores are smaller by choice,
designed to help you get in, get out, and get home happy.

Thank you neighbors
for voting us the

Best Pet Supply Store!

+

Locally owned and operated

+

Price Match Guarantee

+

Widest selection of natural dog food

+

Full-service grooming & self-service dog wash
at our Columbia & Irmo locations

5 off

$

Any purchase $40 or more
Must be a Preferred Pet Club member. Sign up in store.
STORE COUPON. May be redeemed at participating Pet Supplies Plus
locations only. Must be a Preferred Pet Club member. One coupon
per household please. No cash value. No cash back. Not valid on the
purchase of gift cards or prior purchases. May not be combined with
any other o*er.

OFFER VALID THRU NOVEMBER 30, 2016 ONLY.

PLU #89377

Pet Supplies Plus
Columbia | 1001-H Harden Street | 803.252.7021
Irmo | 7467 St. Andrews Road | 803.749.5190
West Columbia | 2410 Augusta Road | 803.794.9559
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm • Sun: 10am-7pm

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Thank you for voting us State’s
Best Women’s Fine Clothing &
Women’s Weekend Wear!
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2726 devine street columbia, SC 29205
(803) 251-2525 M-F 10-5:30 Sat 10-4pm

pinksorbetsc.com • 803-251-2525

grouchos.com

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Thank You.

Our team members, physicians and volunteers come to work every day to make a difference in the
lives of our patients and their families. And we’d like to take a moment to say thank you for allowing
us to care for you and your family as if you were our own.

Best Hospital
System

Best Hospital for
Heart Health

We truly appreciate the readers of The State for
recognizing us as the best in health care for
seven years in a row.

To find a physician for you and your family, call 803-296-CARE (2273) or visit PalmettoHealth.org.

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