Readers’ Choice 2016 Winners

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BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escapes

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wingsx

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escapes

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escapes

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Choice: Kay’s

Readers’ Choice: Zale’s

Readers’ Refer: GC Gems

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: City Limits

Readers’ Choice: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Next Millenium

Readers’ Recommend: On A Whim

Readers’ Recommend: World Market

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Grinn and Barrett

Readers’ Choice: Liquid Courage

Readers’ Choice: Villains Tattoo

Readers’ Refer: American Tattoo

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Choice: Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Hand Me Up

Readers’ Refer: Salvation Army

Best Wedding Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lauritzen Gardens

Readers’ Choice: Paxton Ballroom

Readers’ Choice: Soaring Wings

Readers’ Recommend: Bella Terre

Readers’ Refer: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Refer: Joslyn Castle

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Hello Holiday

Readers’ Recommend: Katina’s

Readers’ Recommend: Maurice’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Limited

Readers’ Refer: A Girl’s Best Friend

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Dillard’s

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lotus House of Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Choice: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Karma Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: One Fit

Readers’ Recommend: YogaMed

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Attorney- Criminal Defense

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: James Martin Davis

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Recommend: Sara Mooney

Readers’ Recommend: Steve Delaney

Readers’ Refer: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: Welch Law

Best Attorney- Divorce

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig|Dunne Divorce Law

Readers’ Choice: McGill Law

Readers’ Choice: Pat Campagna

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Elizabeth Borchers

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- DUI

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petersen Law

Readers’ Choice: Jason Troia

Readers’ Choice: Kevin Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Refer: John Velasquez

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Best Attorney- Personal Injury

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Knowles Law Firm

Readers’ Choice: Lathrop

Readers’ Choice: Petersen Law

Readers’ Refer: Dave Christensen

Readers’ Refer: Matt Saathoff

Readers’ Refer: McGill Law

Best Bank

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: First National Bank

Readers’ Choice: US Bank

Readers’ Recommend: American National Bank

Readers’ Recommend: Pinnacle

Readers’ Refer: Bank Of the West

Readers’ Refer: Great Western Bank

Best Chiropractic Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Godfrey Natural Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Core Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Hauser Chiropractic

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Chiropractic Associates

Readers’ Recommend: Schmitt Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Body in Motion Chiropractic Clinic, PC

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Hubble Reichert

Readers’ Recommend: Greder Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Sheehan

Readers’ Refer: Anding Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Finkle

Readers’ Refer: Aesthetic Surgical Images

Best Counseling Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Associated Counseling Professionals

Readers’ Choice: Alliance

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Integrative Care

Readers’ Choice: Reliable Rock

Readers’ Refer: Boystown Center for Behavior Health

Readers’ Refer: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Best Credit Union

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Centris Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Metro Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Choice: Mutual 1st Federal

Readers’ Choice: SAC Federal Credit Union

Readers’ Refer: Aliant

Readers’ Refer: Bakers Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Tooth Doc – Dr. Marty Matz

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Recommend: Ohana Smiles

Readers’ Recommend: Summit Dental

Readers’ Refer: Grant Dental

Readers’ Refer: Rich Fitzgerald

Best Dermatology Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Skin Specialists

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Readers’ Refer: Center of Dermatology

Readers’ Refer: Fontenelle

Best Financial Advisor Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Edward Jones

Readers’ Choice: Callahan Financial Planning

Readers’ Recommend: Northwestern Mutual

Readers’ Recommend: Terry Headley Financial

Readers’ Recommend: Vintage Financial Group

Readers’ Refer: Bridge’s Investment

Best Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Physicians Clinic

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Refer: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Hospital

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska Medicine

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Hospital

Readers’ Choice: Methodist Women’s Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Bergan Mercy

Readers’ Recommend: CHI Health

Readers’ Recommend: Lakeside

Best Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm

Readers’ Recommend: All State

Readers’ Recommend: Farmers

Readers’ Recommend: InSource

Readers’ Refer: AAA Insurance

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Strategies

Best Lasik Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye and Laser

Readers’ Choice: Kugler

Readers’ Refer: LasikPlus Vision Center

Best Long Term Care Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Recommend: Brookstone

Readers’ Refer: Brighton Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Montclair

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers’ Choice: The Healing Place

Readers’ Recommend: Oasis

Readers’ Refer: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Bellissimo

Best OB/GYN Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Olsen Center for Women’s Health at UNMC

Readers’ Choice: Associate in Women’s Health – Dr Gema Simmons

Readers’ Choice: MidCity OBGYN

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Gina Harper Harrison

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Heather Taggart    

Readers’ Refer: Omaha OBGYN

Best Optical Store (eyewear store)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lenscrafters

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Readers’ Choice: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Target

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Advanced Family Eyecare

Best Optician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Invisions Optical

Readers’ Choice: Eyecare West – Dr. Heidi Lichtenberg

Readers’ Recommend: For Your Eyes Only

Readers’ Recommend: Tiburon Family Eyecare

Readers’ Refer: Arkfeld

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue Eye Care

Best Orthodontist Office

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: AllClear Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Premier Dental

Readers’ Refer: Braces Omaha – Dr. Clarke Stevens

Readers’ Refer: Dr. Longo

Readers’ Refer: Dr. McIntyre

Best Pediatric Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Boystown

Readers’ Choice: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Readers’ Recommend: Dr. Whitcomb

Readers’ Refer: Childrens Clinic

Best Pharmacy

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Walgreen’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Recommend: Elmwood Pharmacy

Readers’ Recommend: Kohll’s Drug

Readers’ Refer: HyVee

Readers’ Refer: Kmart 50th & L

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Makovicka

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue Physical Therapy Associates

Readers’ Choice: Excel

Readers’ Refer: Essentials Family Chiropractic

Readers’ Refer: Specialized Physical Therapy

Readers’ Refer: Think Whole Person Health Care

Best Veterinary Clinic

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mobile Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: American Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Benson Animal Clinic

Readers’ Recommend: Best Care Animal Hospital

Readers’ Recommend: Northwest Animal Hospital

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields

Readers’ Choice: Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Lithuanian Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Panera Bread

Readers’ Choice: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best BBQ Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hartland BBQ

Readers’ Choice: Famous Dave’s

Readers’ Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q

Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse

Readers’ Recommend: Boyd & Charlies

Readers’ Recommend: Dickey’s

Best Buffet

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: China Buffet

Readers’ Choice: Pizza Ranch

Readers’ Choice: Valentino’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Golden Corral

Readers’ Recommend: Grand China Buffett

Best Burger Joint    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stella’s

Readers’ Choice: Dinker’s

Readers’ Choice: Don & Millies

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s

Readers’ Recommend: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: Louie M’s Burger Lust

Best Cafe/Diner    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petrows

Readers’ Choice: Leavenworth Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Leo’s Diner

Readers’ Choice: Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Readers’ Choice: The Diner

Readers’ Refer: Harold’s Koffee Shop in Florence

Best Caterer    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Abraham Catering

Readers’ Choice: Catering Creations

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana    

Readers’ Recommend: A Catered Affair

Readers’ Recommend: Eddie’s

Best Chinese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hiro 88

Readers’ Choice: Grand China Buffett

Readers’ Choice: Three Happiness

Readers’ Recommend: Ming’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rice Bowl

Readers’ Refer: Crystal Jade

Best Coffeeshop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scooters

Readers’ Choice: Crane Coffee

Readers’ Choice: Starbucks

Readers’ Recommend: Aromas

Readers’ Recommend: Caffeine Dreams

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Doughnut Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Readers’ Choice: Dunkin Donuts

Readers’ Choice: Krispy Kreme

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Haven

Readers’ Recommend: Donut Stop

Readers’ Recommend: Winchells

Best Greek Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greek Islands

Readers’ Choice: Feta’s

Readers’ Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village

Readers’ Choice: King Kong

Readers’ Recommend: Katie’s

Readers’ Refer: John’s Grecian Delight

Best Ice Cream Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Readers’ Choice: Coldstone Creamery

Readers’ Choice: eCreamery

Readers’ Refer: Dairy Chef

Readers’ Refer: Dolci Old Market

Readers’ Refer: The Local Ice Creamery

Best Italian Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Choice: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Sgt Peffers

Readers’ Recommend: Avoli

Readers’ Recommend: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kobe Steak House

Readers’ Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Genji

Readers’ Refer: Okinawa

Readers’ Refer: Tokyo Sushi

Best Kid-Friendly (not Kid-Focused) Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Red Robin

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Voo Doo Taco

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Mangia Italiana

Readers’ Refer: Chili’s

Best Late Night Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Abelardo’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Applebee’s

Readers’ Choice: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Lighthouse Pizza

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Choice: Twisted Cork

Readers’ Recommend: Mula

Best Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rivera’s

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Roja Mexican Grill

Readers’ Choice: La Mesa

Readers’ Choice: Romeos

Readers’ Recommend: El Bee’s

Readers’ Recommend: Nettie’s

Best New Restaurant    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Flagship Commons

Readers’ Choice: Enzo’s in Florence

Readers’ Choice: Mouth of the South

Readers’ Choice: Ugly Duck Ramen-Pop-UP

Readers’ Recommend: Market House

Readers’ Refer: Culprit Cafe

Best Nouveau Cuisine    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: The Grey Plume

Readers’ Recommend: Saigon Surface

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Best Pizza Parlor

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Readers’ Choice: La Casa Pizzeria

Readers’ Choice: Zio’s

Readers’ Recommend: Dantes Pizzaria

Readers’ Recommend: Johnny Sortino’s

Readers’ Recommend: Pizza Shoppe Collective

Best Restaurant Menu Specials

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dixie Quicks

Readers’ Choice: Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Choice: Modern Love

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Spezia

Readers’ Recommend: Stoke’s

Best Restaurant Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: La Buvette

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Corkscrew

Readers’ Refer: Nicola’s

Readers’ Refer: Nosh

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

Best Retail Deli Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Frank’s Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Recommend: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Fareway

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Whole Foods

Best Retail Meat Counter

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fareway

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Just Good Meat

Readers’ Recommend: Franks Stoycich Meats

Readers’ Refer: Absolutely Fresh

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Best Retail Produce Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Whole Foods

Readers’ Recommend: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Family Fare

Best Retail Wine Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Spirit World

Readers’ Choice: Brix

Readers’ Recommend: Cost Plus World Market

Readers’ Recommend: The Winery

Readers’ Recommend: Wine Styles

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Steak House

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Drover

Readers’ Choice: Brother Sebastions

Readers’ Choice Johnny’s Café

Readers’ Recommend: Mahogany Prime

Readers’ Recommend: Outback

Readers’ Refer: Cascio’s

Best Sweets Shop    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jones Bros Cupcakes

Readers’ Choice: Hollywood Candy

Readers’ Choice: See’s Candy

Readers’ Choice: The Old Market Candy Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffeehouse

Best Tapas/ Small Portions

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Espana

Readers’ Choice: Mantra

Best Tex-Mex

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fernando’s

Readers’ Choice: Cilantro’s

Readers’ Choice: Hector’s

Readers’ Choice: Julio’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoke’s

Readers’ Recommend: Taco Johns

Best Thai Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mai Thai

Readers’ Choice: Salween Thai

Readers’ Choice: Taste of Thailand

Readers’ Choice: Thai Spice

Readers’ Refer: Bangkok Cuisine

Readers’ Refer: Thai House Omaha

Best Value Restaurant

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cheddar’s

Readers’ Choice: El Basha

Readers’ Choice: Round the Bend

Readers’ Choice: Ruby Tuesday

Readers’ Refer: Foodies

Readers’ Refer: Sage Bistro

Best Vegetarian

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Modern Love

Best Yogurt Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orange Leaf

Readers’ Choice: Red Mango

Readers’ Choice: TCBY    

Readers’ Recommend: Yo Yo Berry

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Airline

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest

Readers’ Choice: Delta

Readers’ Choice: United

Readers’ Refer: American

Best Auto Body Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CARSTAR

Readers’ Recommend: Charlie Graham

Readers’ Recommend: Great Plains Auto Body

Readers’ Recommend: Precision Car Care

Readers’ Recommend: Ray’s

Readers’ Refer: Intertech Collision

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter    

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse    

Readers’ Recommend: Acura of Omaha    

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet    

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia    

Readers’ Recommend: Superior Honda

Best Auto Dealership Group

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Recommend: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: H&H Kia

Readers’ Recommend: Jeff Henry Chevrolet

Readers’ Recommend: Nissan of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Beardmore

Best Auto Glass

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Glass Pro

Readers’ Choice: Safelite

Readers’ Refer: Kryger

Best Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Auto Parts

Readers’ Choice: Auto Zone

Readers’ Choice: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Readers’ Refer: You Pull It

Best Auto Repair Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires

Readers’ Choice: Buchanen’s

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Auto Solutions

Readers’ Refer: Exclusive Acura and Honda

Readers’ Refer: K & S Collision Repair

Best Bike Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bike Rack

Readers’ Choice: Olympia

Readers’ Recommend: Greenstreet Cycles

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Co.

Readers’ Refer: Bike Pedlar

Readers’ Refer: Community Bike Project

Best Buy Here/Pay Here

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: DJ’s

Readers’ Recommend: Sonny Gerber

Best Car Wash    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russel Speeders

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Recommend: Cornhusker Auto Wash

Readers’ Recommend: Dolphin’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: VIP Express Car Wash

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: QT

Readers’ Choice: Bucky’s

Readers’ Choice: Casey’s

Readers’ Recommend: Fantasy’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Kum and Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Infiniti of Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Baxter

Readers’ Refer: Huber

Best New Auto Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet

Readers’ Choice: Woodhouse

Readers’ Recommend: Atchley Ford    

Readers’ Recommend: Todd Archer Hyundai

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Atchley Ford

Readers’ Choice: Baxter

Readers’ Choice: Select Auto

Readers’ Recommend: Rick’s Auto Repair

Readers’ Refer: Acura of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Carmax

Best Tire Store & Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tires    

Readers’ Choice: Discount Tire    

Readers’ Choice: Marion Tires    

Readers’ Recommend: Tires Plus    

Readers’ Recommend: Tommy Tires    

Readers’ Refer: Quality Tire

Best Towing Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Readers’ Choice: 3 BS

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Towing

Readers’ Refer: Joe’s Towing

Readers’ Refer: L&I Towing &Recovery

Readers’ Refer: Ralston Automotive

Best Transportation/Long- Distance Travel (not airlines)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Uber

Readers’ Choice: Arrow Stage Lines

Readers’ Choice: Lyft

BEST LIVING &

HOME SERVICES

Best Assisted Living Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homeinstead

Readers’ Choice: New Cassel

Readers’ Refer: Elk Ridge Assisted Living

Readers’ Refer: Esprit

Readers’ Refer: Hillcrest Health Services

Readers’ Refer: QLI

Best Concrete Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: McGill Restoration

Readers’ Choice: A & R Enterprises

Readers’ Choice: Custom Concrete

Readers’ Refer: American Concrete

Readers’ Refer: Artisan Pools and Concrete

Readers’ Refer: C & H Constuction

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Powered Up Electric Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Choice: Hiller Electric

Readers’ Choice: Metro Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Marathon Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Vacanti Brothers

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elite Termite

Readers’ Choice: Lien Pest Control

Readers’ Refer: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Plunket

Readers’ Refer: Presto X

Readers’ Refer: Quality Pest Control

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: Big Lots

Readers’ Refer: Hutch

Readers’ Refer: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Refer: The Vintage Chandelier

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Loveland

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Earl May

Readers’ Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Gutter Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Crawford Seamless Gutters

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Gutter

Readers’ Refer: Brinlee

Readers’ Refer: Foundation Exteriors

Readers’ Refer: Takoda Green

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Home Depot

Readers’ Choice: Menards

Readers’ Refer: Center Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: Johnson Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: A-1 Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: Burton A/C, Heating, Plumbing, & More

Readers’ Choice: Micek Heating & Air 

Readers’ Recommend: Piccolos Heating and Air

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Home Company O maha

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Choice: Ken Oster Homes

Readers’ Refer: Charleston Homes

Readers’ Refer: Choice Homes

Readers’ Refer: Mercury Builders

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella

Readers’ Choice: AAA

Readers’ Choice: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Recommend: Americas Best Choice

Readers’ Refer: A&A Windows & Doors

Readers’ Refer: Champion

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Marriott

Readers’ Choice: Hilton

Readers’ Choice: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Recommend: Element

Readers’ Refer: Baymont

Readers’ Refer: Embassy Suites La Vista

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: Collin

Readers’ Refer: Cleaning Ninjas

Readers’ Refer: Laura’s Cleaning Services

Best Insulation Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Builders Supply Insulation Co

Readers’ Choice: Sealrite

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Goods

Readers’ Choice: House of J

Readers’ Choice: Pier 1

Readers’ Recommend: Interiors Joan & Associates

Readers’ Recommend: The Vintage Chandelier

Readers’ Refer: Habitat Restore

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Williams Sonoma

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Patera Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: Cavanaugh Land Escaper

Readers’ Recommend: Antiquity Outdoor Supply

Readers’ Recommend: Hudson Heartscapes

Readers’ Refer: BGM Enterprises

Readers’ Refer: Roberts Nursary

Best Lawn Care Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nick’s Lawn Care

Readers’ Choice: Executive Lawn & Landscape

Readers’ Choice: Paradise Lawns

Readers’ Recommend: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Refer: Amore Lawn

Readers’ Refer: Forest Green

Best Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Best of the Big O Keymasters Locksmith

Readers’ Choice: Bust-A-Lock

Readers’ Refer: Luckey Locksmith

Readers’ Refer: MetroLock of Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Pop-A-Lock

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Extreme Painting

Readers’ Choice: ABS Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Pearson Painting

Readers’ Recommend: RG Paint & Decorating inc

Readers’ Refer: Classic Painting

Readers’ Refer: John White Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben ARS

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Big Birge Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Burton A/C Heating Plumbing & More

Readers’ Refer: Acorn

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home

Readers’ Choice: Certified Property Management

Readers’ Choice: Keller Williams Greater Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Refer: NP Dodge

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: Whitecastle Roofing

Readers’ Recommend: John Higgins Weatherguard

Readers’ Recommend: Nastase

Readers’ Recommend: Roof-Tech

Readers’ Recommend: Valley Boys Roofing

Best Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Innovations Siding & Windows

Readers’ Choice: Choice Siding

Readers’ Choice: Kimball Siding

Readers’ Refer: Home Pride

Readers’ Refer: James Hardi

Readers’ Refer: John Higgins Weatherguard

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Choice: StorageMart

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jam’s

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Underwood Bar

Readers’ Refer: Liv

Readers’ Refer: Redeye

Best Bar for Conversation

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brazenhead

Readers’ Choice: Goldberg’s in Dundee

Readers’ Choice: Mai Tai Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Infusion Brewery

Readers’ Recommend: Nite Owl

Readers’ Recommend: Stories Coffee House

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Choice: Tracks Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Trap Room

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brix

Readers’ Choice: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Salt 88

Readers’ Choice: Wicked Rabbit

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Readers’ Refer: Trap Room

Best Bar for Stiffest Pours

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Green Onion

Readers’ Recommend: Barrett’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Refer: Beer City

Readers’ Refer: MVP

Best Bar with Live Music

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Waiting Room

Readers’ Choice: Dubliner

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Ozone Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: The Hive

Best Beer Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crescent Moon

Readers’ Choice: Beercade

Readers’ Choice: Krug Park

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: Beertopia

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Best Bike Trail

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wabash

Readers’ Choice: Fontenelle

Readers’ Recommend: Keystone

Best Billiards Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Upstream Brewing Company

Readers’ Refer: California Bar

Readers’ Refer: Shark Club

Best Casino for Slots

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ameristar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Best Casino for Tablegames

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Harrah’s

Readers’ Choice: Horseshoe

Readers’ Recommend: Ameristar

Best Cigar Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jakes

Readers’ Choice: Havana Garage

Readers’ Recommend: Hearth

Best College Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Billy Froggs

Readers’ Choice: Homy Inn

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Dance Club

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maxx

Readers’ Choice: The Hive

Readers’ Refer: Loom

Readers’ Refer: T’quila

Readers’ Refer: Whiskey Tango

Best Darts Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Elbow Room

Readers’ Choice: Dueces

Readers’ Refer: My Way

Best DJ Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dynamic Air DJ’s (Farley) 

Readers’ Choice: DJNess

Readers’ Refer: “Dj Devon, Mr. West”

Readers’ Refer: DJ Shorty

Readers’ Refer: DJit

Best Golf Course

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiburon Golf Course

Readers’ Choice: Indian Creek Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: OCC

Readers’ Recommend: Shoreline

Readers’ Refer: Eagle Run

Readers’ Refer: Quarry Oaks

Best Happy Hour Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kona Grill

Readers’ Recommend: Hiro 88

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Refer: Brix

Readers’ Refer: Salt 88

Best Karaoke Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Rusty Nail

Readers’ Choice: Choo Choo’s

Readers’ Choice: Firewater Grille

Readers’ Recommend: Phoenix

Readers’ Recommend: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Sugars

Best Live Music Venue

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Stir Concert Cove

Readers’ Choice: The Slowdown

Readers’ Recommend: Chrome Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Recommend: Waiting Room

Readers’ Refer: Stinson Park

Best Lounge/ Ultra Lounge

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Reverb Lounge

Readers’ Choice: Houston’s

Readers’ Choice: Stoli’s Lounge

Readers’ Choice: The Holiday

Readers’ Refer: Pauli’s

Readers’ Refer: The Library Pub

Best Movie Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Majestic

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Theatre

Readers’ Choice: AMC Star Council Bluffs

Readers’ Recommend: Film Streams

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Midtown

Readers’ Recommend: Marcus Twin Creek

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Homy Inn

Readers’ Choice: Barretts

Readers’ Choice: Bud Olson’s Bar

Readers’ Choice: Danny’s

Readers’ Recommend: I Don’t Care Bar

Readers’ Recommend: The Observatory

Best Outdoor Festival    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Taste of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Beerfest

Readers’ Choice: Maha

Readers’ Refer: Oktoberfest (Crescent Moon) 

Readers’ Refer: Pride in Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Rockfest

Best Patio at a Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 1912

Readers’ Choice: Blatt Beer & Table

Readers’ Choice: O’Leavers

Readers’ Recommend: Pipeline

Readers’ Recommend: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Readers’ Recommend: Salt 88

Best Performing Arts Theater

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Orpheum Theater

Readers’ Choice: Holland Performing Arts Center

Readers’ Recommend: Blue Barn

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Community Playhouse

Best Sand Volleyball

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: O’Leavers

Readers’ Choice: Spikers

Readers’ Recommend: The Mark (formerly Sempecks) 

Readers’ Refer: Arena

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Boondockers

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers’ Choice: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Westroads

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben

Readers’ Refer: Nebraska Crossing

Readers’ Refer: Shadow Lake

Best Shuffleboard Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big John’s Billiards

Readers’ Choice: Musette Bar

Readers’ Choice: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Refer: Elbow room

Readers’ Refer: Full House

Readers’ Refer: Hatfields Corner

Best Sports Bar

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Readers’ Choice: Buffalo Wild Wings

Readers’ Choice: Tanner’s

Readers’ Recommend: Oscars

Readers’ Refer: Big Red

Readers’ Refer: Saint’s Pub and Patio

Best Staycation Destination 

(within 8 hour drive)

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kansas City

Readers’ Choice: Okoboji

Readers’ Choice: The Ozarks

Readers’ Refer: Coco Keys Water Resort

Readers’ Refer: Mahone State Park

Readers’ Refer: Sioux Falls

BEST PERSONAL

SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best Barber    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scissor’s & Scotch

Readers’ Choice: Southside Barbers

Readers’ Choice: SportsClips

Readers’ Refer: Ann At Penny’s Salon

Readers’ Refer: Beard and Mane

Readers’ Refer: Dennison Dahlman

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Studios

Readers’ Recommend: Victor Victoria

Readers’ Refer: Skincerely Yours

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Half Price Books

Readers’ Choice: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Gloria Deo

Readers’ Refer: The Bookworm

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: Cricket

Readers’ Recommend: US Cellular

Readers’ Refer: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Boost Mobile

Best Childcare    

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Tiny Tots by Tammy Bailey

Readers’ Choice: Imagination Station

Readers’ Choice: JCC CDC    

Readers’ Choice: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Choice: Rosewood Academy

Readers’ Refer: Hamilton Heights Child Development Center

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lifegate

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: St. Patrick’s

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Chapel West Omaha

Readers’ Recommend: St. Cecelia’s Cathedral

Readers’ Recommend: United Trinity Methodist Church

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: UNO

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University    

Readers’ Refer:  Buena Vista

Best Dance Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: STARS Dance Academy

Readers’ Choice: Dance Inspiration

Readers’ Choice: Dance Lab

Readers’ Recommend: Motion 41

Readers’ Recommend: Pear Tree Performing Arts

Readers’ Refer: A Step Ahead

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: LovelySkin

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Faces

Readers’ Choice: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Recommend: Avant Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Skincerely Yours

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Maple Street Tailors

Readers’ Choice: Max I Walker

Readers’ Refer: French Lace Laundry

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Blue Moon

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime

Readers’ Choice YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Farrell’s

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s

Readers’ Choice: Hy-vee

Readers’ Choice: Janousek Florist

Readers’ Recommend: Taylor’s

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Bouquet

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Choice: Fareway

Readers’ Recommend: Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Whole Foods

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocery

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Helzberg

Readers’ Choice: Kays

Readers’ Recommend: Goldsmith-Silversmith

Readers’ Refer: Greenberg’s

Readers’ Refer: Zale’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts

Readers’ Choice: San Mai

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Martial Arts

Readers’ Recommend: Mick Doyle’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Choice: Burlington Coat Factory

Readers’ Choice: Walmart

Readers’ Refer: Lindley

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Uncle Cole’s Closet

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Refer: Kohl’s

Readers’ Refer: Silo

Readers’ Refer: Target

Readers’ Refer: Von Maur

Readers’ Refer: Cole Haan

Best Music Equipment Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thompson Music Center

Readers’ Choice: Jennifer Tritz Vocal Studio

Readers’ Recommend: Nick Brophy

Readers’ Refer: Dietze

Readers’ Refer: Mohegans

Readers’ Refer: School of Rock

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Minabella Beauty Resort

Readers’ Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blondo Nails

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: The Nail Shop

Readers’ Refer: Martini

Best Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: GNC

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition

Readers’ Refer: Jane’s Health Market

Readers’ Refer: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Refer: Walmart

Best Organic Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Natural Grocers

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joes

Readers’ Refer: Baker’s

Readers’ Refer: Daddy’s Neighborhood Fresh Market

Best Pawn Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s

Readers’ Refer: Good Guy

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bark Avenue

Readers’ Choice: Wag

Readers’ Recommend: Susie’s

Readers’ Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Refer: 24th Street Animal Clinic

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Choice: The Green Spot

Readers’ Recommend: Three Dog Bakery and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Wag

Readers’ Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheel’s

Readers’ Choice: Cabela’s

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s

Readers’ Refer: Canfield’s

Readers’ Refer: Peak Performance

Readers’ Refer: Play it Again Sports

Best Store for Engagement Rings

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