Best of Falls Church 2013: The Winners!

August 29, 2013 1:12 PM2 comments

BestOfFallsChurchheadingNEW72013Eight weeks and thousands of ballots later, the people of Falls Church have spoken. For the fourth consecutive year, News-Press readers cast votes in record numbers for their favorite places to eat, drink, shop and more in and around The Little City.

Falls Church’s obviously very popular Clare and Don’s Beach Shack emerged as the only multiple winner in the News-Press’ fourth annual reader’s vote. The winners in all 26 categories are listed in today’s special Best Of edition of the News-Press.

Clare and Don’s won for Best Lunch Spot, Outdoor Eating and Happy Hour. Moreover, they were runners-up in two other categories, Live Music and Spot to Watch the Game. Their “sister” restaurant, Mike’s Deli, won for Best Sandwiches.

Stepping into Clare and Don’s almost any time of day or day of the week confirms that the popularity is there. It is maintained not only by the funky surroundings, genuinely reminiscent of the beach, but an attentive and alert staff and a lot of choices on the menu.

As for the Best of Falls Church competition, completing its fourth year, the voting turnout was the highest yet. Votes were received and tabulated by the News-Press beginning on July 4.

(All Photos: Larry Golfer)

 

Best Burger

Elevation Burger - 442 S Washington St, Falls Church

Best Burger

Other Burger favorites: Burger 7, Dogwood Tavern, Ireland’s 4 Provinces, Mad Fox Brewing Company

 

Best Pizza

Pizzeria Orso - 400 S Maple Ave  Falls Church

Best PIzza

Other Pizza favorites: Flippin’ Pizza, Ledo Pizza, Mad Fox Brewing Company, ZPizza

 

Best Happy Hour

Clare & Don’s Beach Shack - 130 N Washington St  Falls Church

Best Happy Hour

Other Happy Hour Favorites: Dogwood Tavern, Ireland’s 4 Provinces, Mad Fox Brewing Company, spacebar

 

Best Spot to Watch the Game

Dogwood Tavern – 132 W. Broad Street, Falls Church

Best Spot to Watch the Game

Other Game Day Favorites: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Ireland’s 4 Provinces, Ledo Pizza, Mad Fox Brewing Company

 

Best Sandwiches

Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae - 112 N West St  Falls Church

Best Sandwiches

Other Sandwich favorites: Dogwood Tavern, Nourish Market, Panera Bread, spacebar

 

Best Lunch Spot

Clare & Don’s Beach Shack - 130 N Washington St  Falls Church

Best Lunch Spot

Other Lunch favorites: Dogwood Tavern, Ireland’s 4 Provinces, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Panera Bread

 

Best Brunch

The Original Pancake House - 7395 Lee Hwy, Falls Church

Best Brunch

Other Brunch favorites: Dogwood Tavern, Ireland’s 4 Provinces, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Pizzeria Orso

 

Best Outdoor Eating

Clare & Don’s Beach Shack - 130 N Washington St  Falls Church

Best Outdoor Eating

Other Outdoor Eating favorites: Dogwood Tavern, Ireland’s 4 Provinces, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Pizzeria Orso

Best Sushi

Koi Koi - 450 W Broad St  Falls Church

Best Sushi

Other Sushi Favorites: Hoang’s Grill & Sushi Bar, Maneki Neko

 

Best Coffee House

Starbucks – Multiple Locations

Best Coffee Shop

Other Coffee favorites: Caribou Coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts, Little City Gourmet, Panera Bread

 

Best Bakery

Natalia’s Elegant Creations - nataliaselegantcreations.com

Best Bakery

Other Bakery favorites: Dunkin’ Donuts, Milan Bakery, Panera Bread, Tiffany’s Bakery

 

Best Live Music Venue

The State Theatre - 220 N Washington St  Falls Church

Best Live Music

Other Live Music favorites: Bikenetic, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Dogwood Tavern, Ireland’s Four Provinces

 

Best Retail Store

Brown’s Hardware - 100 W Broad St  Falls Church

Best Retail Store

Other Retail favorites: Bikenetic, Brits on Broad, Stifel & Capra, Doodlehopper

 

Best Auto Service

Smokey’s Garage - 1105 W Broad St  Falls Church

Best Auto Service Center

Other Auto Service favorites: City Sunoco, Curry’s Auto Service, Integrity Tire & Auto, Liberty

 

Best Yoga Studio

Dancing Mind Yoga - 929 W Broad St  Falls Church

Best Yoga

Other Yoga favorites: Bikram Yoga, Sacred Well Yoga

 

Best Health Club

24 Hour Fitness - 1000 E Broad St, Falls Church

Best Gym

Other Health Club favorites: Dancing Mind Yoga, Functional Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Vantage Fitness

 

Best Hair Salon

Hair Cuttery – Multiple Locations

Best Hair Salon

Other Hair Salon favorites: Brits on Broad, Nash Hair Design, Perfect Endings

 

Best Nail Salon

Rex Day Spa - 442 S Washington St  Falls Church

Best Nail Salon

Other Nail Salon favorites: Aislinn Spa, ECA Nails, Present Nail Salon

 

Best Massage

Massage Envy - 1208 W Broad St, Falls Church

Best Massage

Other Massage favorites: Healthy By Intention, Malee Thai Massage

 

Best Florist

Falls Church Florist - 419 W Broad St  Falls Church

Best Florist

Other Florist favorites: Galleria Florist, Giant Food

 

Best Doctor

Raymond Solano, Solano Spine & Sport Chiropractic - 313 Park Avenue # 100A , Falls Church

Best Doctor

Other Doctor favorites: Allison Bae, Ted Perih, Andrea Schmieg, Gordon Theisz

 

Best Dentist

Dr. William Dougherty, III - 200 Little Falls St  Falls Church

 

Best Dentist

Other Dentist favorites: Melanie Love, Mark Miller, David Urban, Rachael Valltos

 

Best Bank

PNC Bank – Multiple Locations

Best Bank

More Bank favorites: BB&T Banks, Burke & Herbert, Suntrust, Wells Fargo

 

Best Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy – Multiple Locations

Best Pharmacy

More Pharmacy favorites: Broad St. Pharmacy, Giant Food, Rite Aid, Safeway

 

Best Dry Cleaners

Spectrum Cleaners - 450 W Broad St #130, Falls Church

Best Dry Cleaner

 More Dry Cleaner favorites: Bridge Cleaners, Classic Cleaners, Hillwood Cleaners, Potomac Cleaners

 

Best Real Estate Agent

Tori McKinney, Keller Williams Realty

Best Real Estate Agent

 More Real Estate agents: JD Callander, Stacy Hennessey, Louise Molton, Kim Maller

 

 

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