The 2013 Island News Favorites Winners are…

The Island News’ Favorites 2013 online contest gave our readers a chance to vote for their favorite food, services, businesses, people and places in 141 categories. After tallying the more than 2,300 votes, we are proud to announce this year’s winners on page 20. Thank you everyone who participated!

TIN Favs 2013Best All Around Restaurant:


Favorite Antique Shop:

Pearls Before Noon

Best Annual Community Event:

Habersham Harvest Festival

Favorite Appliance 

Repair Company:

Denny’s Appliance Service & Parts

Favorite Budget 

Friendly Restaurant:

Moes Southwest Grill

Favorite Fundraiser:

Beaufort Twilight Run

Favorite Dining Atmosphere:


Favorite Dinner Spot:

Old Bull Tavern

Favorite Lunch Spot:

Lowcountry Produce Market and Cafe

Favorite Appliance Store:


Favorite Art Gallery:

The Gallery

Favorite Attorney:

Derek Gilbert

Favorite Auto Repair Shop:

Zippy Lube

Favorite Auto Parts Store:

Advance Auto Parts

Favorite Automobile Salesperson:

Michael Coxwell

Favorite Automobile Dealership:

Stokes Honda

Favorite Bakery:

SuZara’s Kitchen

Favorite Bank:


Favorite Happy Hour Deals:


Favorite Bar Atmosphere:

Maggie’s Pub & Eatery

Favorite Bar:

Maggie’s Pub & Eatery

Favorite Barbeque:

Q on Bay

Favorite Beaufort Destination:

Waterfront Park

Favorite Bed & Breakfast:

Cuthbert House

Favorite Bike Rental Shop:

Lowcountry Bicycles

Favorite Boat Dealership:

Butler Marine

Favorite Book Store:

Beaufort Bookstore

Favorite Breakfast:

Blackstone’s Cafe

Favorite Buffet:

Golden Corral

Favorite Burger:

Fat Patties

Favorite Candy Store:

The Chocolate Tree

Favorite Car Wash:

Custom Clean Car Wash

Favorite Carpet Cleaning Service:

Carolina Carpet Cleaning

Favorite Carpet/Flooring Store:

Creative Interiors Carpet One

Favorite Caterer:

Debbie Covington

Favorite Chef:

Richard Wilson – Maggie’s Pub

Favorite Cell Phone Provider:

Verizon Wireless

Favorite Charity Worker:

Joe Gazdak

Favorite Children’s Clothing Store:


Favorite Chiropractor:

Beaufort Chiropractic

Favorite Cleaning Service:

Merry Maids

Favorite Coffee Shop:

Common Ground

Favorite Builder:

Watermark Coastal Homes

Favorite Convenience Store:

Tiger Express

Favorite Credit Union:

Navy Federal Credit Union

Favorite Dance Studio:

Studio B

Favorite Day Spa:

Aqua Med Spa

Favorite Day Care Center:

Hobbit Hill

Favorite Deli:


Favorite Dentist:

Aesthetic Dentistry

Favorite DJ:

Steve Curless

Favorite Elementary School:

Holy Trinity Classical Christian

Favorite Event Rental Company:

Amazing Event Rentals

Favorite Kayak Outfitter:

Higher Ground

Favorite Dry Cleaner:

Tucker Dry Cleaners

Favorite Fabric Store:

Tabby Fabric and Studio

Favorite Fast Food Restaurant:

Chick Fil A

Favorite Financal Company:

Wells Fargo Advisors

Favorite Fishing Charter:

Bay Street Outfitters

Favorite Fitness Center:

Earth Fit Gym

Favorite Flower Shop:

Bitty’s Flower Shop

Favorite Fried Chicken:

Maryland Fried Chicken

Favorite Friend:

Virginia Apple

Favorite Furniture Store:


Favorite Gift Shop:

LuLu Burgess

Favorite Golf Course:

Sanctuary at Cat Island

Favorite Grocery Store:


Favorite Pet Groomer:

Beaufort Dog

Favorite Hair Salon:

Salon Aria Off Bay

Favorite Hair Dresser:

Lisa Melvin

Favorite Hardware Store:


Favorite Health Store:

It’s Only Natural

Favorite HVAC Service:

Carolina Air

Favorite High School:

Beaufort High School

Favorite Historic Tour Company:

Sea Island Carriage Company

Favorite Home Technology Company:


Favorite Hospital:

Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Favorite Hotel:

City Loft Hotel

Favorite Ice Cream Shop:

YoYo’s Frozen Yogurt Shop

Favorite Insurance Agency: 

Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort

Favorite Insurance Agent:

Brooke Cuchinella

Favorite Interior Designer:

Laura Baker

Favorite International Restaurant:

Berto’s Tex Mex

Favorite Investment Group:

Larry Beaupre

Favorite Jewelry Store:

Modern Jeweler’s

Favorite Karaoke Show:

Billy Drysdale

Favorite Kitchen Store:


Favorite Landscaping Service:

Mother Earth Landscaping

Favorite Lighting Store:

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery

Favorite Liquor Store:

Bill’s Liquor Stores Inc.

Favorite Live Entertainment Spot:

Plums Restaurant

Favorite Local Artist:

Chris Jones

Favorite Local Band:

The Blue Dots

Favorite Nail Salon:

Signature Touch

Favorite New Business:

Old Bull Tavern

Favorite Manufactured Housing Center:

John Johnson

Favorite Marina:

Downtown  Marina

Favorite Massage Therapist:

Marie Beldon

Favorite Medical Group:

Lowcountry Medical Group

Favorite Men’s Shop:

Bay Street Outfitters

Favorite Middle School:

Beaufort Middle School

Favorite Mortgage Company:

Wells Fargo

Favorite Movie Theater:

Plaza Stadium Theater

Favorite Moving Company:

Carolina Moving & Storage

Favorite Non-Profit Organization:

Len Miret Scholarship Fund

Favorite Nursery:

Buds and Blooms

Favorite Oil Changing Company:

Zippy Lube

Favorite Optical Service:

Dr. Michael Harris

Favorite Orthodontist:

Dr Burris

Favorite Pest Control Company:

Collins Pest Control

Favorite Pet Supply:

Beaufort Dog

Favorite Pharmacist:

Claire Hannon- BiLo

Favorite Pharmacy:


Favorite Photographer:

Captured Moments Photography

Favorite Physician: 

Dr. Clark Trask

Favorite Pizza Parlor:

Piace Pizza Inc

Favorite Public Relations Firm:

Adagio Creative

Favorite Tire Store:

Barnard Tire

Favorite Plumber:

Lohr Plumbing

Favorite Copy Shop:

Murr Printing

Favorite Realtor:

Lisa Evans

Favorite Real Estate Company:

Keller-Williams Realty

Favorite Retirement/

Assisted Living Center:

Summit Place

Favorite Seafood Restaurant:


Favorite Shoe Store:

Divine Shoes

Favorite Sporting Goods Shop:

Higher Ground

Favorite Sports Bar:

Bricks on Boundary

Favorite Stable:

Broomfield Stables

Favorite Sub Shop:


Favorite Tanning Salon:

Palm Beach Tan

Favorite Tack Store:

Tack N Tow

Favorite Tax Service:

Clyde Hincher

Favorite Taxi Service:

Yellow Cab

Favorite Teacher:

Janet Rutland

Favorite Toy Store:


Favorite Vacation Rental Company:

Seaside Getaways

Favorite Veterinarian:

Dr. Guilloud

Favorite Video Store:

Video Warehouse

Favorite Wine Shop:

Bill’s Liquor Store Inc.

Favorite Women’s Clothing Shop:


Favorite Yoga Studio:

Yoga Chandra

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