2017 Best Of Southwest Metro Finalists

Meet your top three picks in each category!


Best Patio Dining
Floyd's Bar
Lola’s Lakehouse
Redstone American Grill

Best Restaurant   
Crooked Pint Ale House
Victoria House

Best Tavern / Bar    
Floyd's Bar
Lions Tap
Tavern 4&5

Best Breakfast    
Original Pancake House
Pangea Café
Tavern 4&5


Best Builder    
John Kraemer & Sons
Lecy Bros

Best Remodeler  
Iron River Construction
John Kraemer & Sons
Lecy Bros

Best Interior Designer   
Jessica Cook (JLC Interior Design)
Martha O'Hara (Martha O'Hara Interiors)
Yetzer's Home Furnishings

Best Landscape Designer   
Bachman's Landscaping
Superior Lawn & Landscape
The Mustard Seed Landscaping & Garden Center

Best Senior Living Residence    
Auburn Manor - Chaska
Good Samaritan Society - Waconia
SummerWood of Chanhassen


Best Fitness / Yoga Studio
Bring It! Studios/CrossFit Chanhassen
Life Time Fitness
Shape It Up Fitness
Best Dental Clinic    
Park Dental - Eden Prairie
Relaxation Dentistry
Tweet Pediatric Dentistry

Best Orthodontic Clinic   
Chaska Orthodontic Specialists
Ovation! Orthodontics - Eden Prairie
Veil Orthodontics - Eden Prairie

Best Chiropractic Clinic   
Live Well Chiropractic Spa and Acupuncture Center - Chanhassen
Neubauer Chiropractic Health Center
Soltis Family Chiropractic

Best Pediatric Clinic
Lakeview Clinic - Waconia
New Kingdom Healthcare - Eden Prairie
Southdale Pediatric Associates - Eden Prairie

Best Eye Clinic   
Lakeview Clinic - Waconia
Southwest Eye Care - Chaska
Wink Family Eye Care

Best Dermatology Clinic   
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 Apparel Boutique   
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 Store    
Kowalski's Market
Lakewinds Food Co-op - Chanhassen
Mackenthun's Fine Foods


Best Doggy Daycare / Kennel   
Adogo Pet Hotel
The Canine Club and Spa
Top Dog Country Club

Best Preschool / Childcare    
Children of Tomorrow Learning Centers
Eastern Carver County Schools Early Childhood Family Education
Step by Step Montessori - Chaska

Best Veterinary Clinic   
Chaska Valley Veterinary Clinic
ValueCare Veterinary Clinic
Waconia Veterinary Clinic

Best Learning / Tutoring Center   
Huntington Learning Center
Sylvan Learning Center

Best Place for Kids' Activities    
Chaska Community Center
Laketown Gymnastics
The Dance Warehouse


Best Hairstylist / Barber   
Beth Zimmerman (The Parlour Salon and Spa)
Patty Fitzsimmons (Salon Concepts)
Todd Leaf (Salon Spatoria)

Best Salon / Spa   
Sanctuary Salonspa - Eden Prairie
Spalon Montage
The Parlour Salon and Spa

Best Insurance Agent   
Andrew Schultz (State Farm)
Laura O'Neill (Cornerstone Insurance Agency)
Sharlene Downs (State Farm)

Best Law Firm
Fafinski Mark & Johnson
Hellmuth & Johnson
Melchert Hubert Sjodin