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Galveston.com Announces 2015 Best of Galveston Award Winners

By: Galveston.com | Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:27 AM

After weeks of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, we at Galveston.com are thrilled to present the Winners of the 2015 BEST OF GALVESTON AWARDS, "the Oscars of the Gulf Coast" according to The Houston Chronicle.

During the month of October, 2015, thousands of Galveston.com visitors took part in nominating literally hundreds of Island businesses, organizations, and people for the annual Best of Galveston Awards.  From those nominees, the Top Five vote-receivers in each category then continued to the Voting Phase, which continued during the months of November and December, 2015.

Once the record number of votes were counted?  The Top Three vote-receivers in each category were awarded with Gold, Silver, & Bronze titles.

Congratulations to all our winners!

Food & Drink

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Appetizers

The Spot

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Landry's Seafood House

Asian

Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Happy Buddha

Pho 20

Atmosphere

The Spot

Rudy & Paco

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Bakery

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

PattyCakes Bakery

ShyKatZ Deli & Bakery

Bar

Galveston Island Brewing Co.

Stuttgarden Tavern

RumShack

Bar Food

The Spot

Brick House Tavern + Tap

The Press Box

Barbecue

Queen's Bar-B-Que

Leon's Finest In & Out Barbecue House

Leo's Cajun Corner

Bartender

Kat Eisenhour, Tsunami

Joey Collier, The Press Box

Jessie Hernandez, Pelican Club

Bloody Mary

The Spot

BLVD. Seafood

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Breakfast Tacos

Bronco Burritos

Mi Abuelitas

El Jardin

Burger

The Spot

Care Michael Burger

Sonny's Place

Cajun

Cajun Greek

Benno's Cajun Seafood

Gumbo Bar

Caterer

Mosquito Cafe

Catering by Benno

Coastal Catering

Chef

Mary Bass, BLVD. Seafood

Harry Blair, Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

Zenaido, Saltwater Grill

Chicken Fried Steak

Saltgrass Steakhouse

Miller's Seawall Grill

Nate's West End

Chile Con Queso

The Original Mexican Cafe

Salsas

Mi Abuelitas

Chips & Salsa

The Original Mexican Cafe

Salsas

Mi Abuelitas

Cocktail Bar

The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House

21

RumShack

Coffeeshop

MOD Coffeehouse

Sugar Bean Coffee & Cream

Starbucks Downtown

Crawfish

Cajun Greek

Benno's Cajun Seafood

The Black Pearl

Delivery

Jimmy John's

Mario's Ristorante on 61st St.

Mario's Seawall Italian & Pizzeria

Diner

Farley Girls Cafe

Star Drug Store

Gumbo Diner

Dive Bar

O'Malley's Stage Door Pub

The Poop Deck

The Press Box

Fine Dining

Rudy & Paco

Gaido's

The Steakhouse

Fish Tacos

Shrimp 'n Stuff

Rudy & Paco

Float Pool & Patio Bar

French Fries

The Spot

Shrimp 'n Stuff

McDonald's

Gay Bar

Robert's Lafitte

   

German

Stuttgarden Tavern

Cafe Michael Burger

Courtyard Cafe

Greek

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Olympia Grill on Seawall

Cajun Greek

Gumbo

Gumbo Bar

Shrimp 'n Stuff

Sonny's Place

Happy Hour

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Sky Bar Steak & Sushi

Salsas

Ice Cream / Gelato

La King's Confectionery

Hey Mikey's Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry's

Italian

DiBella's Italian Restaurant

Mario's Seawall Italian & Pizzeria

Mario's Ristorante on 61st St.

Kept Secret

Shrimp 'n Stuff

Sonny's Place

eatcetera

Margarita

Salsas

The Original Mexican Cafe

Tortuga's Cantina

Mexican

The Original Mexican Cafe

Salsas

Mi Abuelitas

New Restaurant

BLVD. Seafood

Mama Teresa's Flying Pizza

Shrimp 'n Stuff Downtown

Oysters

Black Pearl

Gaido's

Nonno Tony's World Kitchen

Pizza

Mama Teresa's Flying Pizza

Mario's Seawall Italian & Pizzeria

Mario's Ristorante on 61st St.

Place for Breakfast

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

Miller's Seawall Grill

Mosquito Cafe

Place for Brunch

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

Galvez Bar & Grill

Farley Girls Cafe

Place for Cheap Eats

The Spot

Shrimp 'n Stuff

The Original Mexican Cafe

Place for Dessert

La King's Confectionery

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

PattyCakes Bakery

Place for Lunch

The Spot

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

Farley Girls Cafe

Place for Sweets

La King's Confectionery

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

PattyCakes Bakery

Place for Vegetarian

Oasis Juice Bar & Market

Mosquito Cafe

eatcetera

Restaurant for a Romantic Dinner

Rudy & Paco

Shearn's

The Steakhouse

Restaurant for Kids

Rainforest Cafe

Mario's Seawall Italian & Pizzeria

Fuddruckers

Salad

Mosquito Cafe

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Saltwater Grill

Sandwich

Maceo Spice & Import Co.

Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

McAlister's Deli

Seafood

Gaido's

Fisherman's Wharf

BLVD. Seafood

Service

Rudy & Paco

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

The Steakhouse

Shake

La King's Confectionery

Star Drug Store

Hey Mikey's Ice Cream

Shrimp

Shrimp 'n Stuff

Gaido's

The Black Pearl

Sports Bar

The Spot

Brick House Tavern + Tap

The Press Box

Steak

Saltgrass Steakhouse

The Steakhouse

Rudy & Paco

Sushi

Yamato Japanese Restaurant

Sky Bar Steak & Sushi

Kroger

Waitstaff

Rudy & Paco

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Saltwater Grill; BLVD. Seafood (tie)

Waterfront Dining

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Fisherman's Wharf

The Spot

Whiskey Selection

21

Buckshot Saloon

The Press Box

Wine Bar

Rudy & Paco

21

The M&M

 

Arts & Entertainment

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Art Gallery

Rene Wiley Gallery

Tremont Gallery

The Proletariat Gallery & Public House

Attraction

Galveston's Beaches

Moody Gardens

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Band

The Line Up

Mid-Life Crisis

Ocean Roots

Dance Club

21

Buckshot Saloon

Crow's Southwest Cantina

Family Venue

Moody Gardens

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Galveston Children's Museum

Female Vocalist

Ingrid Gonzalez

Amy Brennan

Natalie Martin

Festival

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Dickens on The Strand

Lone Star Rally

Free Fun

Galveston's Beaches

The Ferry

Seawall Blvd.

Historic Building

The Bishop's Palace

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Hotel Galvez & Spa

Live Music Venue

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe

Bands on the Sand

Live Theater Venue

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Island ETC

 

Local Artist

Rene Wiley

Gabriel Prusmack

Karla Mock

Male Vocalist

Danny Kristensen

Brandon McDermott

Jeff Pennington

Museum

Bryan Museum

The Bishop's Palace

Texas Seaport Museum

Outdoor Event

ArtWalk

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Dickens on The Strand

Patio

The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House

The Spot

Olympia Grill at Pier 21

Place to People Watch

Seawall Blvd.

The Strand Historic District

The Poop Deck Balcony

 

Shopping

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Accessories Store

Tina's on The Strand

Just Add Sparkle

Urban Oasis

Antique Store

Antiques Warehouse

Nautical Antiques & Decor

Somewhere in Time

Bike Shop

Island Bicycle

Jungle Surf Rentals

West End Cycle

Boutique

The Kitchen Chick

Head to Footsies

Tangerine Boutique

Downtown Shop

The Witchery

Gracie's

The Kitchen Chick

Florist

Downtown Blooms

Knapp Flower Shop

Island Flowers

Jewelry Store

The Witchery

Fullen Jewelry

John Ford Jewelers

Liquor Store

Spec's Liquor

Economy Liquor

Farb's Liquors

Men's Clothing Store

Cruz Cortez Clothiers

Ohana Surf & Skate

Palais Royal

Place to Find the Perfect Gift

Gracie's

The Witchery

Murdoch's Bathhouse

Shoe Store

Fit Tri Run

Academy

Head to Footsies

Store for Beach Gear

Murdoch's Bathhouse

Academy

Jammin' Sportswear

Store for Home Decor & Wares

Coastal Creations

The Kitchen Chick

The Admiralty

Surf Shop

Ohana Surf & Skate

Strictly Hardcore Surf Specialties

Underground Surf Depot

Women's Clothing Store

Tangerine Boutique

Palais Royal

Head to Footsies

 

Sports & Recreation

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Bait Camp

Smitty's Bait House

Aunt Margie's Bait & Seafood

Bayou Bait & Tackle

Beach

East Beach

West End

61st Street Beach

Bike Rental Company

Island Bicycle

Jungle Surf Rentals

EZ Rental

Boat Captain

Capt. Ron Woods

Capt. Eddie Barr

Capt. Greg Ball

Fishing Charter Company

Galveston Fishing Charter Co.

Captain Ron's Fishing Charters

Wave Dancer Charters

Fishing Pier

91st Street Fishing Pier

61st Street Fishing Pier

Seawolf Park

Fitness Venue

The Body Space

Crossfit Galveston

UTMB Field House

Guided Land Tour

Galveston Duck Tours

Galveston Historic Walking Tours

Island Bicycle

Guided Water Tour

Galveston Duck Tours

GHF Harbour Tours

Baywatch Dolphin Tours

Marina

Galveston Yacht Basin

Pelican Rest Marina

Jamaica Beach Boat Basin

Park

Galveston Island State Park

Kempner Park

Hendley Green

SUP / Surfboard Rental Company

Ohana Surf & Skate

SUP Gulf Coast

Island Bicycle

Surfing Lessons

Ohana Surf Camp

Texas Surf Camp

C-Sick Surfin'

View

The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House

Jimmy's on the Pier

Murdoch's Bathhouse

Yoga Studio

Yoga Haven

The Body Space

 
 

Lodging

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Bed & Breakfast Inn

Lasker Inn

Victorian Bed & Breakfast Inn

Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast

Condominium Rental

Casa Del Mar Beachfront Suites

The Galvestonian

Diamond Beach

Hotel Balcony

The San Luis Hotel

The Commodore

Hilton Galveston Island Resort

Hotel Bar

The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House

The San Luis Bar

Galvez Bar & Grill

Hotel Pool

The San Luis Hotel

Hotel Galvez & Spa

Moody Gardens Hotel

Hotel Restaurant

The Steakhouse

Galvez Bar & Grill

Shearn's

Limited Service Hotel

Harbor House

Gaido's Seaside Inn

Courtyard by Marriott

Luxury Hotel

The San Luis Hotel

Hotel Galvez & Spa

The Tremont House

Resort Rental Company

Sand 'n Sea

Resort Group at Casa Del Mar

The House Company

 

Cruising

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Cruise Agency

Galveston Cruises

Marchi Travel Service

Travel Counselors

Cruise Line from Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line

Royal Caribbean International

Disney Cruise Line

Cruise Parking Lot

Port of Galveston

EZ Cruise Parking

Park n Cruise

Cruise Ship from Galveston

Navigator of the Seas

Carnival Magic

Disney Wonder

Cruise Travel Agent

Becky Moreno

Rosalind "Roz" Richard

Jacki Hart Nielsen

Pre & Post Cruise Hotel

The Tremont House

Harbor House

The San Luis Hotel

 

Services

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Bank

Moody National Bank

Hometown Bank of Galveston

Bank of America

Barber

Manny's Traditional Barbershop

The Cutting Edge

Uptown Barber Shop

Cab Company

Uber

Yellow Cab

Jeff's Cabs

College

Texas A&M at Galveston

UTMB

Galveston College

Copier Service

Speedy's Printing

Office Depot

Galveston Pack & Ship

Custom Home Builder

Sullivan Brothers Builders

Sandcastle Construction

DSW Homes

Dry Cleaners

Pilgrim Cleaners

Quality Cleaners & Laundry

B&H Quality Cleaners

Hair Salon

Lulu's the Salon & Spa

Atmosphere the Salon and Beyond

Strand Salon

Hardware Store

Chalmers Hardware

Home Depot

Jamaica Beach Hardware

Insurance Company

Galveston Insurance Associates

Rochkind Insurance

Farmers Insurance, Donna Graham Agency

Interior Design Services

DesignWorks, Elisabeth Pelham

Star Fine Furniture

Staged for Perfection, Ilse Benard

Law Firm

McLeod, Alexander, Powell, & Apffel

Jaworski Law Firm

Law Offices of Shelby E. Scott

Nail Salon

Bonjour Nails

Joy Nails

Texas Nail Spa

Pet Grooming

Doggie Detailers

PetSmart

Bone Voyage Pet Resort

Photo-
grapher

Billy "Billyblues" Hill

Manny Chan

Justin Bowers

Place to Worship

Sacred Heart Church

Moody Methodist Church

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Printing Company

Speedy's Printing

Minuteman Printing

DPI Digital Printing

Real Estate Company

Sand 'N Sea

The House Company

Tramonte Realty

Realtor

VJ Tramonte

Andrea Sunseri

Tom Schwenk

Spa

The Spa at Hotel Galvez

Spa San Luis

Therapeutics Healthworks

Tattoo Shop

Aasylum Tattoo

Bad Boyz Tattoos

Hazy Daze Tattoo

Travel Agency

Galveston Cruises

Marchi Travel Service

Travel Counselors

Veterinary Clinic

Galveston Veterinary Clinic

Animal Clinic

Campeche Cove Animal Clinic

Wedding Venue

Lasker Inn

Garten Verein

Hotel Galvez & Spa

 

Health

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Chiropractor

Dr. Anello J D'Ambra

Dr. Gabor Farkas

Dr. Mary Brechtel

Dentist

Dr. David Colombo

Dr. Richard Krumholz

Dr. William Glenn

Eye Doctor

Dr. Kevin Katz

Dr. Bernard A. Milstein

Dr. Patti Zein-Eldin

Nurse

Lyndsey Hopkins

April Lane; Lucy Petronella-Aleman (tie)

 

Physician

Dr. Nancy Hughes

Dr. Angela J. Shepherd

Dr. Keith P. Bly

Urgent Care

UTMB

West Isle Urgent Care

Affinity Urgent Care

 

Politics & Public Affairs

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

City Council Member

Jim Yarbrough

Craig Brown

Terrilyn Tarlton

Community Activist

Betty Massey

Angela Brown

Karen Crummet

Cop

Joey Quiroga

Sgt. Destin Sims

Lt. Joel Caldwell

Fireman

Danny Weber Jr.

David Rojas

Jeff Pucciarello

Galvestonian

Tilman Fertitta

Peter Davis

VJ Tramonte

Large Business (50+ employees)

UTMB

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Galveston Restaurant Group

Non-Profit Organization

Galveston Island Humane Society

Galveston Historical Foundation

Lighthouse Charity

Place to Work

UTMB

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Galveston.com & Company

Small Business (under 50 employees)

MOD Coffeehouse

Galveston Island Brewing Co.

Galveston Historical Foundation

Visionary

Tilman Fertitta

Jim Yarbrough

Becky Major

 

News & Media

 

Best...

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Facebook Page

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Instagram Feed

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Print Publication

Galveston Monthly

Coast Magazine

The Galveston County Daily News

Twitter Feed

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Website

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EatGalveston

Writer

Laura Elder, The Galveston County Daily News

Kimber Fountain, Galveston Monthly and Galveston Parrot

Shannon Daughtry, The Galveston County Daily News


 
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