2017 Best of Beaufort Award winners


The votes are in. It’s time to see who won the 2017 Eat Sleep Play Best of Beaufort Awards and find out who your favorites are, north of the Broad River.

In many categories the voting was very close, and here is your list of winners


Best Bakery  Beaufort Bread Company
Best Bank  Ameris Bank
Best Bar  Luther’s Rare & Well Done
Best BBQ  Q on Bay
Best Bartender  Scott Lewis – Luther’s Rare & Well Done
Best Breakfast  Red Rooster Cafe
Best Burger  Fat Patties
Best Coffee Shop  Pluff Mudd Coffee Company
Best Fast Food Restaurant  Chick-fil-A
Best Fine Dining Restaurant  Saltus River Grill
Best Ice Cream Shop  YoYo’s
Best Italian Restaurant  Bella Luna Cafe
Best Lunch Restaurant  Panini’s on the Waterfront
Best Mexican Restaurant  La Nopalera
Best Spot for a Beer  Brody’s Bar & Grill
Best Pizza Restaurant  Piace Pizza
Best Romantic Restaurant  Emily’s Restaurant & Tapas Bar
Best Seafood Market  Sea Eagle Market
Best Local Seafood Restaurant  Sea Eagle Market and Good Eats
Best Sports Bar  Carolina Tavern
Best Happy Hour  Luther’s Rare & Well Done
Best Chinese Restaurant  Peking Gourmet
Best Sushi  Saltus River Grill
Best Wine Bar  Wined It Up
Best Wings  Carolina Tavern
Best Dining With a View  Sweetgrass Restaurant
Best All Around Restaurant  Old Bull Tavern
Best Food Truck  It’s Only Fair
Best Antique Shop  Collector’s Antique Mall
Best Appliance Store  Lowe’s
Best Art Gallery  Thibault Gallery
Best Candy Store  The Chocolate Tree
Best Convenience Store  Parker’s – Port Royal
Best Furniture Store  Furniture Warehouse & Design Gallery
Best Gift Shop  Lulu Burgess
Best Grocery Store  Piggly Wiggly
Best Hardware Store  Grayco
Best Health Food Store  Herban Marketplace
Best Jewelry Store  Modern Jewelers
Best Kids Clothing Store  Lily & Lou
Best Liquor Store  Bill’s Liquor
Best Men’s Clothing Store  Bay Street Outfitters
Best Pet Groomer  Kat’s Dogs
Best Pet Trainer Custom K-9
Best Printing Company  Budget Print
Best Sporting Goods Store  Higher Ground Outfitters
Best Advertising Agency  PickleJuice Productions
Best Air Conditioning/Heating Company  Carolina Air
Best Apartment Community  The Preserve at Port Royal
Best Attorney  Derek Gilbert – Gilbert Law Firm
Best New Car Dealer  Stokes Honda Cars of Beaufort
Best Local Band  Broke Locals
Best Barbershop  Harvey’s Barbershop
Best Boat Dealer  Butler Marine
Best Local Builder  Live Oak Builders
Best Catering Company  Southern Graces
Best Chiropractor  New Spring Chiropractic
Best Dance Studio  Lowcountry Dance Center
Best Dentist  McKnight Weaver Dentistry
Best Child Care Center  Hobbit Hill Preschool
Best Local DJ  Jesse Gavigan – Gavigan Entertainment
Best Doctor  Dr. Clark Trask MD
Best Electrician  Eagle Electric
Best Event Planning Company  Plum Productions
Best Fitness Center/Gym  Crossfit Humidity
Best Florist  Bitty’s Flower Shop
Best Golf Course  Sanctuary Golf Club
Best Graphic Design Company  PickleJuice Productions
Best Hair Salon  Bangs Salon
Best Hair Stylist  Erin Hancock – Bangs Salon
Best Tour Company  Sea Island Carriage Company
Best Hotel  City Loft Hotel
Best Insurance Company  Kinghorn Insurance Company
Best Landscaping Company  The Greenery
Best Massage Therapist  Megan Feight – Flo Massage
Best Spa  Beaufort Day Spa
Best Movie Theater  Highway 21 Drive In
Best Moving Company  General Warehouse
Best Nail Salon  Best Nails
Best Spot for Nightlife/Live Music  Luther’s Rare & Well Done
Best Non Profit Organization  CAPA Beaufort
Best Nursing Home/Assisted Living Facility  Helena Place
Best Orthodontist  Winning Orthodontic Smiles
Best Outdoor Outfitter  Higher Ground Outfitters
Best Pest Control Service  Collins Pest Control
Best Pediatrician  Sea Island Pediatrics
Best Personal Trainer  Korey Bromery/Crossfit Humidity
Best Wedding Photographer  Susan DeLoach Photography
Best Commercial Photographer  Paul Nurnberg
Best Overall Photographer  Susan DeLoach
Best Plumbing Company  Lohr Plumbing
Best Property Management Company  Beaufort Rentals
Best Real Estate Agency  Lowcountry Real Estate
Best Real Estate Agent  Maria Skrip
Best Best Storage Company  Carolina Moving & Storage
Best Veterinarian  Dr. Mark Guilloud – Animal Medical Center
Best Web Design Company  PickleJuice Productions
Best Yoga Studio  Artizen Yoga
Best Community Event  Annual Beaufort Water Festival
Best Thrift/Resale Store  LowCountry Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Best Cleaning Service  Merry Maids of Beaufort
Best High School  Beaufort High School
Best Middle School  Bridges Preparatory School
Best Elementary School  Riverview Charter School
Best Fishing Charter/Guide  Seas So Shallow
Best Community Volunteer  Donna Patrick
Best Book Store  Nevermore Books
Best New Business  Grounded Running
Best Women’s Clothing store  It’s Retail Therapy
Best Alarm Company  Beaufort Alarm & Sound
Best Bed & Breakfast  The Anchorage 1770
Best Carpet Cleaning Service  Palmetto Carpet Care
Best Boat Marina  Port Royal Landing Marina
Best Oil Change Service  Zippy Lube, Robert Smalls Parkway
Best Auto Repair Service  Tuffy’s Auto Service
Best School Teacher  Karen Kessinger
Best Shoe Store  Grounded Running
Best Running Store  Grounded Running
Best Local Author  Pat Conroy
Best Local Printed Publication  Beaufort Lifestyle Magazine

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners. Of course, in an area with such a vibrant local small business community… every single one of us is a winner.



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