2018 Best of Southwest Metro Finalists

The votes are in! Here are the top 3 finalists in each category of this year's Best of Southwest Metro.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of Southwest Metro 2018 contest are announced in July, here are the top three finalists in each category (listed alphabetically). Congratulations to the finalists! Tune in here and in the print magazine on July 1 to see who takes home the gold.

BEST PATIO DINING
Floyd’s Bar
Lola’s Lake House Lakehouse
Redstone American Grill

BEST RESTAURANT
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar
Crooked Pint Ale House
Victoria House

BEST TAVERN/BAR/BREWERY
Floyd's Bar
Lions Tap
Tavern 4&5

BEST BREAKFAST
Pangea Cafe
Tavern 4&5
The Original Pancake House

BEST BUILDER
Iron River Construction
John Kraemer & Sons
Lecy Bros Homes & Remodeling

BEST REMODELER
Iron River Construction
John Kraemer & Sons
Lecy Bros Homes & Remodeling

BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER
Jessica Cook (JLC Remodel Consulting & Interior Design)
Martha O'Hara (Martha O'Hara Interiors)
Yetzer's Home Furnishings

BEST LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
Bachman's Landscaping & Garden Services
Superior Lawn and Landscape
The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center

BEST SENIOR LIVING RESIDENCE
Auburn Manor – Chaska
Good Samaritan Society – Waconia
SummerWood of Chanhassen

BEST NURSERY/GARDEN CENTER
Bachman's - Eden Prairie
Hartman Tree Farm and Garden Center
The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS STORE
Fireside Hearth & Home
Hirshfield’s
Warners' Stellian

BEST FITNESS STUDIO/YOGA STUDIO/GYM
Good & Twisted Yoga
Shape It Up Fitness
The Transformation Club

BEST DENTAL PRACTICE
Chaska Dental Center
Relaxation Dentistry
Tweet Pediatric Dentistry

BEST ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE
Chaska Orthodontic Specialists
Eden Prairie Orthodontic Associates
Ovation! Orthodontics - Eden Prairie

BEST CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE
Live Well Chiropractic Spa & Acupuncture Center – Chanhassen
Neubauer Chiropractic Health Center
Waconia Family Chiropractic

BEST PEDIATRIC PRACTICE
Lakeview Clinic – Waconia
Southdale Pediatric Associates - Eden Prairie
Wayzata Children's Clinic – Chaska

BEST EYE PRACTICE
Lakeview Clinic – Waconia
Southwest Eye Care – Chaska
Wink Family Eye Care

BEST DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE
Associated Skin Care Specialists - Eden Prairie
Dermatology Specialists - Eden Prairie
Ridgeview Clinic – Waconia

BEST MEDSPA
Contour Clinic – Chanhassen
Envy Skin Clinic - Eden Prairie
LifeSpa at Life Time Fitness

BEST SALON/SPA
Salon SPAtoria
Salon Trendé
Spalon Montage

BEST APPAREL BOUTIQUE
Evereve
Mainstream Boutique – Chanhassen
The Stash of Waconia

BEST GIFT SHOP
Jim Gilbert's Wild Bird Store
Kowalski's Market
Seedlings Gifts & Books

BEST FLORIST
Bachman's - Eden Prairie
Curly Willow
Victoria Rose Floral

BEST SPECIALTY FOODS/KITCHEN STORE
Kowalski's Market
Lakewinds Food Co-op – Chanhassen
Lunds & Byerlys

BEST DOGGY DAYCARE/KENNEL
ADOGO Pet Hotel
Hound Dog Pet Hotel
Top Dog Country Club

BEST LAW FIRM
Hellmuth & Johnson
Melchert Hubert Sjodin
Reitan Law Office

BEST PRESCHOOL/CHILDCARE
Children of Tomorrow Learning Center
Eastern Carver County Schools Early Childhood Family Education
New Horizon Academy

BEST VETERINARY PRACTICE
Chaska Valley Veterinary Clinic
ValueCare Veterinary Clinic
Waconia Veterinary Clinic

BEST LEARNING/TUTORING CENTER
LearningRx
Mathnasium
Sylvan Learning Center

BEST PLACE FOR KIDS’ ACTIVITIES
Chaska Community Center
Laketown Gymnastics
Pinwheel Play