Readers' Choice 2012: And the winners are ...

11/16/2012 11:19 AM

11/16/2012 12:14 PM

All the votes are in ... and counted.

So, what are your favorites around the Modesto area? Favorite supermarket? Pet hospital? Hamburger? Mexican food? Where's your favorite place to get your nails done?

You spoke with your online votes, so now it's time to reveal the 2012 Readers' Choice winners.


Favorite Antiques Store

First Place

Antique Emporium

1511 J Street, Modesto

(209) 579-9730

Runner - Up

Remember When, Antiques & Collectibles

3012 McHenry Ave, Suite F, Modesto

209-544-1385


Favorite Appliance Store

First Place

Direct Appliance

2424 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 238-3000

Runner - Up

Best Buy

Multiple Locations


Favorite Art Gallery

First Place

Mistlin Gallery

1015 J Street, Modesto

(209) 529-3369

Runner - Up

Aaron Brothers

3801 Pelandale Ave., Modesto

(209) 545-9267


Favorite Auto Body Shop

First Place

Burnside Body Shop

612 N. Franklin Street, Modesto

(209) 521-6570

Runner-Up

Lovelady’s Body & Paint Shop

401 10th Street, Modesto

(209) 527-0902


Favorite Bakery

First Place

Village Baking Company

1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 522-9057

Runner - Up

Old Tyme Pastries

2225 Geer Road, Turlock

(209) 668-0928


Favorite Bank/Credit Union

First Place

MOCSE Federal Credit Union

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Valley First Credit Union

Multiple Locations


Favorite Bar/Nightclub

First Place

Crocodile’s

1745 Prescott Road, Modesto

(209) 544-1962

Runner - Up

P Wexford’s

3313 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 576-7939


Favorite Boat Dealer

First Place

Bass Pro Shop

1356 Bass Pro Drive, Manteca

(209) 825-8400

Runner-Up

Bob’s Marine

1608 Oakdale Road, Modesto

(209) 551-2165


Favorite Book Store

First Place

Barnes & Noble

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Yesterday’s Books

3457 McHenry Ave., Modesto

(209) 521-9623


Favorite Breakfast

First Place

My Garden Cafe

3507 Tully Road., Modesto

(209) 523-0184

Runner – Up

Mimi’s cafe

2401 Dale Road, Modesto

209-567-0930


Favorite Bridal Shop

First Place

David’s Bridal

2225 Plaza Parkway, Modesto

209-524-5967

Runner - Up

Mira Bridal Couture

1201 J Street, Modesto

209-338-9333


Favorite Buffet

First Place

Golden Corral

3737 McHenry Ave, Modesto

209-238-0885

Runner - Up

The Fruit Yard

7948 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto

(209) 527-0225


Favorite Camera Shop

First Place

The Camera Center

1220 J Street, Modesto

209-524-7361

Runner - Up

Costco

Multiple Locations


Favorite Car Wash

First Place

Prime Shine

Multiple Locations

Runner-Up

5 Minute Carwash

1109 Oakdale Road, Modesto

209-577-1850


Favorite Carpet/Flooring Store

First Place

A Step Above Flooring

823 N Emerald Ave, Modesto

209-571-8583

Runner-Up

Flooring Liquidators

1021 McHenry Ave, Modesto

209-341-0123


Favorite Casino

First Place

Black Oak Casino

19400 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne

877-747-8777

Runner - Up

Harrahs

Multiple locations


Favorite Caterer

First Place

Appetez

825 W. Roseburg Ave, Modesto

209-577-5099

Runner - Up

My Chef Restaurant & Catering

1410 H St., Modesto

209-571-2220


Favorite Children’s Clothing Store

First Place

Target

Multiple Locations

Runner-Up

Ragamuffin

1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 522-1999


Favorite Chinese Food

First Place

Beijing Restaurant

3848 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 575-3528

Runner - Up

Panda Express

Multiple Locations


Favorite Chiropractor

First Place

Affordable Chiropractic

3025 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 571-3453

Runner - Up

Hill Integrative Medicine

3609 Oakdale Road, #5, Modesto

(209) 551-8888


Favorite Consignment/Thrift Store

First Place

Community Hospice Hope Chest

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Buy Rite Thrift Store

Multiple Locations


Favorite Dance Studio

First Place

5678 Dance Studio

1369 Standiford Ave, Modesto

(209) 526-6664

Runner - Up

Juline School of Dance

144 Woodrow Ave, Modesto

(209) 529-2264


Favorite Day Spa

First Place

Renee’s Day Spa

1212 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 341-0551

Runner - Up

Bella Vagos Day Spa

521 McHenry Ave., Modesto

(209) 573-8605


Favorite Dentist

First Place

Robert Rosenbaum DDS & Associates

2200 McHenry Ave, Suite B, Modesto

(209) 526-9132

Runner - Up

Wayne T. Yee DDS

3125 Coffee Rd., Modesto

(209) 529-2726


Favorite Department Store/Clothing Store

First Place

Macy’s

Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto

(209) 575-333

Runner - Up

Kohl’s

Multiple Locations


Favorite Donut Shop

First Place

Mr.T’s Delicate Donut Shop

3507 Tully Road, Modesto

(209) 522-1614

Runner - Up

We Donut Shop

2207 Scenic Drive, Modesto

(209) 523-4003


Favorite Driving School

First Place

Love’s Safe Driving School

1050 N. Carpenter Road, Modesto

(209) 526-5683

Runner - Up

Spencer’s Driving School

2307 Oakdale Road, Modesto

(209) 551-0355


Favorite Dry Cleaner

First Place

Del Rio Cleaners

1300 Sylvan Ave, Modesto

(209) 524-0905

Runner - Up

Nuway Cleaners

2110 College Ave., Modesto

(209) 522-9310


Favorite Employment Agency

First Place

Kelly Services

1301 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(877) 535-5907

Runner - Up

Availability Personnel Services

2813 Coffee Road, Modesto

(209) 527-7878


Favorite Family Fun Center

First Place

Fun Works

4307 Coffee Road, Modesto

(209) 578-4386

Runner - Up

McHenry Bowl

3700 McHenry, Modesto

(209) 571-2695


Favorite Farm Equipment

First Place

Tractor Supply

Multiple Locations

Runner – Up (Tie)

JM Equipment

Multiple locations

Runner – Up (Tie)

Stanislaus Farm SUpply

526 10th Street, Modesto

209-523-0781


Favorite Fine Dining

First Place

Dewz

1505 J Street, Modesto

(209) 549-1101

Runner - Up

Bella Italia

2625 Coffee Road, Modesto

(209) 577-1094


Favorite Fireplace/Stove Dealer

First Place

Valley FirePlace

4524 Salida Boulevard, Salida

(209) 543-9800

Runner-Up

Gordo’s Pool City

2015 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto

(209) 577-3450


Favorite Florist

First Place

Hart Floral

1201 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 524-1401

Runner - Up

Country Shelf Floral & Gifts

2401 E. Orangeburg Ave, Suite 270, Modesto

(209) 521-0002


Favorite Funeral Home

First Place

Franklin & Downs Funeral Homes

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Salas Bros Funeral Chapel

419 Scenic Dr., Modesto

(209) 523-5646


Favorite Furniture Store

First Place

Al’s Furniture

6340 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 524-7533

Runner - Up

At Home

4120 Dale Road, Modesto

(209) 545-2424


Favorite Gift Boutique

First Place

Keller’s Gifts

1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 577-2590

Runner - Up

5 Minute Leather & Luggage

1109 Oakdale Road, Modesto

(209) 577-1850


Favorite Golf Store

First Place

Del Rio Golf Shop

801 Stewart Rd., Modesto

(209) 545-0723

Runner - Up

Sports Authority

3501 McHenry Ave., Modesto

(209) 527-7821


Favorite Golf Course

First Place

Del Rio Golf & Country Club

801 Stewart Road, Modesto

(209) 545-0723

Runner - Up

Creekside Golf Course

701 Lincoln Ave, Modesto

(209) 571-5123


Favorite Greek Food

First Place

Papapavalo’s Mediterranean Bistro

1320 Standiford Ave, Modesto

(209) 525-3995

Runner - Up

Skewers

906 J Street, Modesto

(209) 525-3611


Favorite Grocery Store

First Place

Save Mart SUpermarkets

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

O’Brien’s Market

Multiple Locations


Favorite Hair Salon

First Place

Salon Salon

1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 571-3500

Runner - Up

Stages Salon

200 Kiernan Ave., Modesto

(209) 544-9656


Favorite Hamburger

First Place

In N Out Burger

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Fuddruckers

3848 McHenry Ave, Suite 410, Modesto

(209) 338-3833


Favorite Handyman Service

First Place

Silva’s Construction Company Inc.

1407 Angie Ave., Modesto

(209) 541-0433

Runner - Up Handyman To The Rescue

(209) 521-0990


Favorite Health Club

First Place

In-Shape Fitness

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Brenda Athletic Club

Multiple Locations


Favorite Health Food Store

First Place

Village Health Foods

1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 523-3466

Runner - Up

Cornucopia Natural Foods

2625 Coffee Road, Modesto

(209) 575-1650


Favorite Heating & Air Service

First Place

De Hart Plumbing Heating & Air

311 Bittrito Way, Modesto

(209) 523-4578

Runner - Up

Tenney Norquist Heating & Air

1001 Carver Road, Modesto

(209) 523-8365


Favorite Home Builder

First Place

Bright Homes

1620 N. Carpenter Road, Modesto

209-526-8242

Runner - Up

Huff Construction

4917 Stoddard Rd., Modesto (209) 545-7505


Favorite Hardware / Home Improvement Store

First Place

Home Depot

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Lowe’s

Multiple Locations


Favorite Hospital/Clinic/ Medical GroUp

Runner - Up

Memorial Medical Center

1700 Coffee Road, Modesto

(209) 526-4500

First Place

Doctors Medical Center

1441 Florida Ave, Modesto

(209) 578-1211


Favorite House Painting Contractor

First Place

Joaquin Painting

1004 Carver Road, Modesto

(209) 529-8811

Runner - Up

A Step Above Painting

Multiple locations


Favorite Housewares Store

First Place

Bed Bath & Beyond

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Target

Multiple locations


Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

First Place

The Yogurt Mill

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Baskin Robbins

Multiple Locations


Favorite Insurance Agency

First Place

AAA

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

State Farm

Multiple Locations


Favorite Italian Restaurant

First Place

Bella Italia

2625 Coffee Road, Modesto

(209) 577-1094

Runner - Up

Olive Garden

2200 Plaza Parkway, Modesto

(209) 544-8057


Favorite Japanese Restaurant

First Place

Sushi Garden

3500 Coffee Road, Modesto

(209) 521-1014

Runner - Up

Miki Japanese Restaurant

180 Leveland Ln., #5, Modesto

(209) 524-3555


Favorite Jewelry Store

First Place

Ciccarelli Jewelers

3200 Sisk Road, Modesto

(209) 524-7746

Runner - Up

Rogers Jewelers

3600 Sisk Road, Modesto

(209) 543-0153


Favorite Limousine Service

First Place

Bella Tours Limousine

5007 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 544-1526

Runner – Up

Luxury Limousine

Ceres

(209) 537-5466


Favorite Local Festival

First Place

Stanislaus County Fair

Runner-Up (Tie)

Concert in the Park

Runner-Up (Tie)

Farmers Market


Favorite New Car Dealer

First Place

Central Valley Automotive

4530 McHenry Ave., Modesto

(209) 526-3320

Runner-Up

American Chevrolet

4724 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 575-1606


Favorite Used Car Dealer

First Place

Roberts’ Auto Sales

4813 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 577-3208

Runner - Up

Carmax

4300 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 241-5960


Favorite Martial Arts

First Place

Oakdale Mixed Martial Arts

111 North 1st Ave., Oakdale

(209) 847-9406

Runner – Up (tie)

Ceres Karate

2005 Central Ave., Ceres

(209) 537-5790

Runner-Up (Tie)

Dynamic Mixed Martial Arts

518 Kiernan Ave., Modesto

(209) 544-1615


Favorite Meat Selection

First Place

Costco

Multiple Locations

Runner-Up

O’Brien’s Market

Multiple Locations


Favorite Mexican Food

First Place

El Rosal

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

La Morenita

Multiple Locations


Favorite Modesto Area Sports Team

First Place Modesto Nuts

Runner – Up MJC Pirates


Favorite Mortgage Company

First Place

PMZ Home Loans

Multiple Locations

Runner-Up

CA Mortgage Associates

1217 Standiford Ave, Modesto

(209) 524-6000


Favorite Motorcycle Dealer

First Place

Mitchell’s Harley Davidson

500 N. Carpenter Road, Modesto

(209) 522-1061

Runner - Up

Cycle Specialties

1201 N. Carpenter Rd., Modesto

(209) 524-2955


Favorite Movie Theater

First Place

Galaxy 12

2525 Patterson Road, Riverbank

(209) 863-8900

Runner - Up

Regal Entertainment

3969 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 557-9801


Favorite Music Store

First Place

Gottschalk Music Center

133 Burney Street, Modesto

(209) 523-5326

Runner-Up

Best Buy

Multiple Locations


Favorite Nail Salon

First Place

Nails by David Lee

3507 Tully Road, Modesto

(209) 492-9454

Runner - Up

Mimis

1800 Oakdale Rd., Modesto

(209) 551-5380


Favorite Nursery

First Place

Morris Nursery

1837 Patterson Road, Riverbank

(209) 527-5553

Runner-Up

Westurf

1612 Claus Rd., Modesto

(209) 576-1111


Favorite Oil Change

First Place

Express Lube & Detail

1109 Oakdale Road, Modesto

(209) 529-0856

Runner - Up

Jiffy Lube

Multiple Locations


Favorite Pest Control

First Place

Clark Pest Control

800- We-Need- You

Runner - Up

AA1 Pest Control

(209) 545-0789


Favorite Pet Groomer

First Place

A YUppy PUppy

2020 Standiford Ave, Modesto

(209) 575-0000

Runner - Up

Two Paws Up

1550 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 529-3238


Favorite Pet Supply Store

First Place

Petsmart

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Petco

Multiple Locations


Favorite Pharmacy

First Place

Walgreens

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

CVS

Multiple Locations


Favorite Photography Studio

First Place

Lee’s Photography

2225 Plaza Parkway, Modesto

(209) 523-1975

Runner - Up

Hudson Photography

1188 River Ave., Oakdale

(209) 847-0540


Favorite Tattoo & Piercing Parlor

First Place

Mystical Body

121 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 527-1163

Runner-Up

End of the Trail

520 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 524-9937


Favorite Pizza

First Place

Mountain Mikes

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Round Table

Multiple Locations


Favorite Pool Company

First Place

Leslie’s

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Burketts Pool

600 Frontage Rd., Ripon

(800) 517-3115


Favorite Ranch Western Store

First Place

Boot Barn

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up JS West Multiple Locations


Favorite Real Estate Office

First Place

PMZ

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Century 21 M&M & Associates

Multiple Locations


Favorite RV Dealer

First Place

Don’s RV

4872 Rohde Road, Ceres

(209) 556-9993

Runner - Up

Manteca Trailer

2060 E. Yosemite Ave, Manteca

(209) 239-1267


Favorite Sandwich

First Place

Mr. Pickles

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Togo’s

Multiple Locations


Favorite Seafood Restaurant

First Place

Red Lobster

3000 Sisk Road, Modesto

(209) 529-3033

Runner - Up

Dewz

1505 J St., Modesto

(209) 549-1101


Favorite Shoe Store

First Place

Shoe Box

3401 Dale Rd., Modesto

(209) 577-1486

Runner-Up

Bonnie J

1525 J St., Modesto

(209) 521-2700


Favorite Spa Dealer

First Place

Gordo’s Pool City

2015 Yosemite Boulevard, Modesto

(209) 577-3450

Runner - Up

Spa Doctor

3500 Sisk Road, Modesto

(209) 545-5224


Favorite Sporting Goods Store

First Place

Bass Pro Shops

1356 Bass Pro Drive, Manteca

(209) 825-8320

Runner - Up

Sports Authority

3501 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 527-7821


Favorite Steak House

First Place

Outback Steak House

2045 W. Briggsmore Ave, Modesto

(209) 577-1410

Runner - Up

Cool Hand Luke’s

Multiple Locations


Favorite Tanning Salon

Runner - Up

Planet Beach

Multiple Locations

First Place

In Shape

Multiple Locations


Favorite Travel Agency

First Place

AAA

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Candy’s Carefree Travel

1700 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 575-4192


Favorite Tire Store

First Place

American Tire

Runner - Up

McCoy Tire

Multiple locations


Favorite Tuxedo Rental

First Place

Rossini’s Menswear

3224 McHenry Ave, Modesto

(209) 529-6860

Runner - Up

Men’s Warehouse

Multiple Locations


Favorite Veterinary Clinic

First Place

Standiford Veterinary

1409 Standiford Ave., #4, Modesto

(209) 577-3481

Runner-Up

Sylvan Animal Hospital

3500 Roselle Ave, Modesto

(209) 551-4527


Favorite Window replacement

First Place

Don’s Mobile Glass

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up A-1 Glass

124 E. Coolidge Ave, Turlock

(209) 522-1172


Favorite Wine Selection

First Place

Bev Mo

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Trader Joe’s

Multiple Locations


Favorite Winery

First Place

E&J Gallo Family Vineyards

Multiple Locations

Runner - Up

Ironstone Vineyards

1894 Six Mile Road, Murphy’s

(209) 728-1251

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