2021 Best of the Best winners Standard-Times

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Looking for something new to do with the family? Perhaps something new to eat? How about some self-care options? 

This list of 2021 Best of the Best winners is here to help. 

These local businesses were chosen by readers who voted in the annual contest in categories including best bakery, best gym, best dentist and more. The full list is below.  

Best of the Best celebrates and recognizes the best our community has to offer, and readers get to nominate and then vote on the finalists in each category. The contest will be held in 2022, too, so stay tuned.  

Thank you to all the readers who participated in this year’s contest.  

And the winners are: 

Beauty & Health  

Best Barber Shop: New Bedford Barber Co.  

Best Chiropractor: Crabbe Chiropractic  

Best Dentist: Hawthorn Family Dental 

Best Dermatologist: Dartmouth Dermatology  

Best Eye Care Center: Eye Health Vision Centers  

Best Hair Salon: Roots + Daisies Beauty Parlor 

Best Hearing Aid Salon: Southcoast Health Ear, Nose & Throat  

Best Hospital: St. Luke’s Hospital Southcoast Health  

Best Manicurist: Jessica Tieu Cuticles Nail Salon  

Best Massage Therapist: Mary Joe Cuddy Rituals Salon & Day Spa  

Best Nail Salon: Cuticles Nail Salon  

Best Orthodontist: Souza Family Orthodontics  

Best Pediatrician: Southcoast Health Pediatrics  

Best Plastic Surgeon: Albert Fox, MD Southcoast Health  

Best Rehabilitation Services: Southcoast Health Rehabilitation Services 

Best Spa: Golden Hour Glow  

Best Tanning Salon: Sun Kissed Tanning  

Best Urgent Care: Southcoast Health Urgent Care  

Best Weight Loss Center: F.I.T.T. By K  


Best Consignment Store: Hewn  

Best Local Children’s Clothing: Old Navy  

Best Local Men’s Clothing: Carter’s Clothing and Footwear  

Best Local Shoe Store: Harve’s Shoe Box  

Best Local Women’s Clothing: Hewn  


Best Bakery: The Baker New Bedford  

Best Breakfast/Brunch: Tia Maria’s European Café  

Best Burger: DNB Craft Burgers & Fries  

Best Catering: Riccardi’s Italian Restaurant  

Best Chicken Wings: Rose Alley Ale House  

Best Chinese Restaurant: Wah May Restaurant  

Best Chowder: Mike’s Restaurant  

Best Clam Cakes: Genes Famous Seafood  

Best Coffee Shop: Mirasol’s Café  

Best Dessert: Sunrise Bakery  

Best Dinner: The Pasta House  

Best Donuts: Ma’s Donut Shop  

Best Family Dining: 99 Restaurants 

Best Ice Cream: Acushnet Creamery  

Best Italian Restaurant: The Pasta House  

Best Lunch: No Problemo  

Best Other Ethnic: Frontera Grill Mexican Restaurant  

Best Pizza: Brick Pizzeria Napoletana  

Best Portuguese: Antonio’s Restaurant  

Best Seafood: Turk’s Seafood  

Best Steak: Mike’s Restaurant  

Best Sushi: Turk’s Seafood  

Best Take Out/Delivery: Bayside Lounge  

Best Waterfront Dining: The Black Whale  

Entertainment & Leisure 

Best Entertainment Venue: Zeiterion Performing Arts Center  

Best Festival/Fair: Feast of the Blessed Sacrament  

Best Bank: BayCoast Bank  

Best Credit Union: St. Anne’s Credit Union  

Best Electrical Company: Eversource  

Best Financial Planner: Christopher Resendes New York Life 

Best Home Care Agency: Southcoast Health VNA  

Best Home Cleaning Services: Clean Queens  

Best Home Improvement Contractor: Couto Construction  

Best Home Security Company: Fairhaven Alarm Systems  

Best Insurance Agency: Neto Insurance Agency  

Best Landscaping Company: Lawn & Order Land Design  

Best Mortgage Company: BayCoast Bank  

Best Mortgage Specialist: Milestone Mortgage Solutions 

Best Real Estate Agency: Anne Whiting Real Estate  

Best Realtor: Andrew Romano Anne Whiting Real Estate  

Best Tax Consultant: The Tax Consultants  

Kids & Education  

Best Charter School: Argosy Collegiate Charter School 

Best College: UMass Dartmouth  

Best Dance School: Erin Rae’s School of Dance  

Best Day Care: Little People’s College  

Best Martial Arts: Soares Martial Arts  

Best Museums: New Bedford Whaling Museum  

Best Pre-School: Little People’s College  

Best Private School: Holy Trinity School  

People & Places  

Best Campground: Myles Standish State Forest  

Best Place to Work: Southcoast Health  


Best Assisted Living: Autumn Glen at Dartmouth  

Best Attorney – General Practice: Carlin J. Phillips Phillips Garcia Law  

Best Carpet Cleaning: SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford  

Best Clean-Up/Restoration Services: ACE Junk Removal  

Best Dog Trainer: Eric Letendre’s Dog Training School 

Best Driving School: Lund’s Corner Driving School  

Best Dry Cleaner: Delken  

Best Elder Law: Suprenant & Beneski, PC  

Best Family Law: Andrew J. Garcia Phillips Garcia Law  

Best Flooring Company: Picard Tiling Co  

Best Laundromat: Delken  

Best Masonry Contractor: Vaz Construction, Inc. 

Best Nursing Home: Alden Court Nursing Care & Rehabilitation Center  

Best Personal Injury/Workers Comp Attorney: Carlin J. Phillips Phillips Garcia Law  

Best Pest Control: Mosquito Squad of Southeastern Massachusetts  

Best Pet Day Care/Boarding: Paws ‘N’ Play  

Best Pet Groomer: Mellisa’s PET DEPOT 

Best Photographer: Abrah Zion Miss Z Photography  

Best Plumbing Company: Proline Plumbing & Heating  

Best Pool Company: Aaron Pools and Spas  

Best Roofing Company: Couto Construction  

Best Siding Company: Couto Construction  

Best Solar Company: Isaksen Solar 

Best Tattoo Parlor: Fall River Tattoo Co.  

Best Veterinarian: Jason Lord, DVM New England Animal Hospital  

Best Wedding Venue: Bittersweet Farm Restaurant and Tavern  

Best Window Company: Couto Construction  


Best Antique Store: New Bedford Antiques At The Cove  

Best Bridal Shop: Alexandra’s Boutique  

Best Cannabis Dispensary: Northeast Alternatives  

Best Clearance Center: Ocean State Job Lot  

Best Florist: Flowers by NR  

Best Furniture: Bob’s Discount Furniture  

Best Garden Center: Soph’s Botanicals  

Best Gift Shop: The Cat and Raven  

Best Local Hardware Store: Rocky’s Ace Hardware  

Best Local Jewelry Store: Hannoush Jewelers 

Best Local Lawn Equipment: Dave’s Lawnmower Repair  

Best Mattress Store: Bob’s Discount Furniture  

Best Men’s Clothing: Carter’s Clothing and Footwear 

Best Pawn Shop: Fall River Pawn Brokers 

Best pet Supplies: Melisa’s PET DEPOT  

Best Shopping Mall/Center: Wareham Crossing  

Best Specialty Food Store: Portugalia Marketplace  

Best Supermarket: Market Basket  

Best Women’s Clothing: Kohl’s  


Best Bar/Pub: Rose Alley Ale House  

Best Beer Selection: Rose Alley Ale House  

Best Liquor Store: Douglas Wine and Spirits  

Best Sports Bar: Endzone Sports Pub  

Best Wine Selection: Cork Wine & Tapas  

Best Winery: Westport Rivers Vineyard  


Best Fitness Center/Gym: F.I.T.T. By K  

Best Golf Course: Allendale Country Club  

Best Yoga Studio: Ritual Sweat Society  

Vehicles, Dealers, & Services  

Best Auto Body/Collision: Luzo Auto Body  

Best Auto Dealer Service Department: Toyota of Dartmouth  

Best Auto Glass Repair: Safelite AutoGlass 

Best Auto Repair – Independent: M & M Auto Service  

Best Boat Sales – New/Used: Mattapoisett Yacht Sales  

Best Car Wash: Minute Man Auto Wash 

Best Marina: Seaport Inn & Marina  

Best Marine Services: Mattapoisett Boatyard  

Best Marine Supplies: Stateline BoatWorks 

Best Motorcycle Dealer: Minuteman Harley-Davidson  

Best New Car Dealer: Toyota of Dartmouth  

Best Oil Change: M & M Auto Service  

Best Tire Center: Town Fair Tire  

Best Used Car Dealer: 508 Sport and Luxury Inc.