Meet the Finalists in the 2015 Best of the Southwest Metro

Congratulations to all who have been voted into the top three in our readers' choice survey.

Voting has come and gone for the 2015 Best of the Southwest Metro. Hundreds of businesses were nominated for the awards, but only the top three in each category will continue on to the Best of the Southwest Metro event on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Lafayette Club.

All finalists are listed in alphabetical order. Listed order in no way implies number of votes or final result.

Bakery: Byerly's, Mackenthun's Fine Foods, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Burgers: Hoppers Bar & Grill, Lion's Tap, Vic's Bar and Grill

Tavern or Bar: Floyd's Bar, Hoppers Bar & Grill, Tavern 4&5

Kid-friendly restaurant:
Buffalo Wild Wings, Cuzzy's Brick House, Houlihan's

Patio dining: Floyd's Bar, Lola's Lakehouse, Redstone Grill,

Bartender: Brian Semira - Buffalo Wild Wings, Jon DeMell - Wildfire, Tiffany Kroening - Floyd's Bar

Date night spot: Lola's Lakehouse, Terrra Waconia, Wildfire

Place for craft beer on tap: Enki Brewing, Prairie Tap House, Tavern 4&5

Dessert spot: Redstone Grill, The Social, Wildfire

Chiropractic clinic:
Live Well Chiropractic, Neubauer Chiropractic, Soltis Chiropractic

Dental clinic
: Chaska Dental, Park Dental, Prairie Dental Group

Orthodontic clinic: Chaska Dental, Hultgren, Hoxie, & Waki Orthodontics, Veil Orthodontics

Pediatric Clinic: New Kingdom Pediatrics, Southdale Pediatrics, South Lake Pediatrics

Fitness or yoga studio: Bring It Studios, CorePower Yoga, Good & Twisted Yoga

Medspa or rejuvenation clinic: Beyond Beauty, Envy Skin Clinic, Refine Laser and Skin Care

Eye clinic: Lakeview Clinic, Precision Eye Care, Southwest Eye Care

Dermatology clinic: Associated Skin Care Specialists, Dermatology Specialists, Park Nicollet Clinic – Chanhassen

Senior living residence: Lighthouse of Waconia, SummerWood of Chanhassen, Summit Place Senior Community

Builder or remodeler: John Kraemer & Sons, Lecy Bros., Mackmiller Design + Build

Home retail or furnishings: Carver Junk Company, HOM, Yetzer’s Home Furnishing

Interior designer: Jane Marie Bloomberg with Embellishments Design Studio, Jessica Cook with JLC Remodel Consulting & Interior Design, Sandy Guilfoil with Romens

Landscape designer or architect: By the Woods, Southview Design, The Mustard Seed

Heating or AC company: Lake Air Heating and Cooling, Peak Heating and Cooling, Pronto Heating + Air Conditioning

Yard Service: Beniek Property Services, Green Meadows, Superior Lawn & Landscape

Preschool or childcare: Children of Tomorrow, Especially for Children, Step by Step Montessori

Doggy daycare or kennel: Adogo Pet Hotel, Canine Club and Spa, Top Dog Country Club

Place to spoil your pet: Chuck & Don’s, Mutts on Main, The Canine Club and Spa

Veterinary clinic: Chanhassen Veterinary Clinic, Chaska Valley Veterinary Clinic, Waconia Veterinary Clinic

Learning or tutoring center: Learning RX, Sylvan Learning Center, Tutor Doctor

Dance studio: Dance Arts Center, Prairie School of Dance, The Dance Warehouse

Financial advisor: Jamie Pederson - Edwards Jones, Mark Sanda –Principal Financial Group, Stephen Soderstrom – Ameriprise Financial

Hairstylist or barber: Ann Eldridge – The Parlour, Maddie Johnson – Lifespa, Sommer Eveslage – Salon Trende

Massage therapist: Bonnie Kimble – BodyWork Ultra, Cathy Stahlke – Balance Life, Darci Rothstein – Waterfront Massage

Real estate agent: Bill Bloomberg –Bloomberg Real Estate, Colleen Larson- - ReMax Results, Karen Hansen – ReMax Results

Salon or spa: Sanctuary Salonspa, Spalon Montage, The Parlour

Insurance agent: Craig Thalacker – American Family Insurance, Greg Scheff, Lorie Treff – State Farm

Nail salon: Bella Nails, Spalon Montage, Turbo Nails (Chanhassen)

Boutique: Clearwater Clothing, Tazzie Baby & Child, The Stash

Small-business customer service: Carver Junk Company, Higher Power Training, Tazzie Baby & Child

Gift shop: Jim Gilbert’s Wild Bird Store, Seedlings, Unearthed Arts

Jewelry store: Becklund Jewelers, Wedding Day Diamonds, Weinzeirl Jewelry

New shop: The Smiling Olive, The Social, Unearthed Arts

Florist: Bella Donna Florist, Chanhassen Floral, Victoria Rose Floral

Liquor store: Dolce Vita Wine Shop, Haskell’s, Legacy Wine & Spirits

Consignment shop: Encore Consignment Boutique, The Hanger, Turnstyle Consignment Store

Shoe store: DSW, Schuler Shoes, Von Maur

Foodie store: Kowalski’s, Lakewinds Food Co-op, The Smiling Olive

Car dealership: Lenzen Chevrolet Buick, Metropolitan Ford of Eden Prairie, Waconia Ford

Coffee shop: Dunn Bros. Coffee, JJ’s Coffee +Wine Bistro, Mocha Monkey