The Reader’s Choice BEST OF THE BIG O! 2018 Listings


The Reader’s Choice BEST OF THE BIG O! 2018 Listings

BEST DINING

Best Bakery

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: The Cake Gallery

Reader’s Choice: Nothing Bundt Cake, Petit’s, Jones Bros. Cupcakes

Reader’s Recommended: Le Quartier Baking Co, Hy-Vee

Best BBQ Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Tired Texan BBQ

Reader’s Choice: Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q, Hartland Bar-B-Que, Famous Dave’s

Reader’s Recommended: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Cubby’s

Best Brewpub

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Upstream Brewing Company

Reader’s Choice: Benson Brewery, Infusion Brewing Company

Reader’s Recommend: Scriptown Brewing Company

Reader’s Refer: Nebraska Brewing Company, Granite City, Lucky Bucket, Brickway, Farnam House, Vis Major Brewing, Lazlo’s

Best Buffet

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hu Hot Mongolian Grill

Reader’s Choice: Ameristar, Valentino’s

Reader’s Recommend: China Buffet

Reader’s Refer: Curri Fine Indian Cuisine, Golden Corral, Flavors Indian Cuisine

Best Burger Joint

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Stella’s Bar & Grill

Reader’s Choice: Dinker’s Bar

Reader’s Recommend: Five Guys, Danny’s Bar & Grill, Sinful Burger

Reader’s Refer: Omaha Tap House

Best Cafe/Diner

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: 11-worth Cafe

Reader’s Choice: Petrow’s, Lisa’s Radial Cafe

Reader’s Recommend: Leo’s Diner, Louie M’s Burger Lust

Reader’s Refer: The Diner

Best Catering Company

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Mangia Italiana

Reader’s Choice: Eddie’s Catering , Abraham Catering, Attitude on Food

Reader’s Recommend: Catering Creations

Best Chinese Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Rice Bowl

Reader’s Choice: Three Happiness, Jade Garden

Reader’s Recommend: Golden Bowl, Pan Asian Terrace

Reader’s Refer: Canton House Restaurant

Best Coffeeshop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Scooter’s Coffee

Reader’s Choice: Aromas Coffeehouse

Reader’s Recommend: Archetype, Caffeine Dreams

Reader’s Refer: Starbucks, Crane Coffee

Best Doughnut Shop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Pettit’s Pastry

Reader’s Choice: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Olsen Bake Shop, LaMar’s Donuts, Dunkin Donuts

Reader’s Recommend: Donut Stop

Best Greek Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Greek Islands

Reader’s Choice: Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village, John’s Grecian Delight

Reader’s Recommend: Feta’s

Reader’s Refer: Nalini’s Gyros & Burgers, Legacy Gyros

Best Ice Cream

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Ted & Wally’s

Reader’s Choice: Coneflower Creamery, eCreamery, Coldstone Creamery, Goodrich Dairy Ice Cream

Reader’s Refer: TCBY

Best Indian Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Jaipur Brewing Company and Restaurant

Reader’s Choice: Mother India, The Jaipur

Reader’s Recommend: Tanduri Fusion Omaha, The Taj Kabob & Curry, Himalayas, Curri Fine Indian Cuisine

Best Italian Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Lo Sole Mio Ristorante

Reader’s Choice: Olive Gardian Italian Restaurant

Reader’s Recommend: Malara’s Italian Restaurant, Vincenzo’s, Spezia

Reader’s Refer: Nicola’s

Best Japanese Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Kobe Steakhouse of Japan

Reader’s Choice: Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Hiro 88

Reader’s Recommend: Ika Ramen and Izakaya, Sakura Bana, Umami

Best Mexican Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O – Best Mexican Restaurant: La Mesa Mexican Restaurant

Reader’s Choice: Nettie’s Fine Mexican Food, Abelardo’s

Reader’s Recommend: Hector’s, Rivera’s

Reader’s Refer: Romeo’s, OJ’s Cafe, Fernandos

Best New Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Della Costa

Reader’s Choice: Stirnella

Reader’s Recommend: Au Courant

Best Nouveau Cuisine Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Salt 88

Reader’s Choice: Boiler Room Restaurant, Modern Love, Le Bouillon

Reader’s Recommend: Brushi European American Cuisine

Reader’s Refer: Foodies, WIlson and Washburn, Simply Delicious

Best Pizza Parlor

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Mama’s Pizza

Reader’s Choice: La Casa Pizzaria, Zio’s Pizzeria

Reader’s Recommend: Mangia Italiana, Pitch Pizzeria, Noli’s Pizzeria

Best Retail Meat

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Fareway

Reader’s Choice: Just Good Meat, Stoysich House of Sausage

Reader’s Recommend: Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli

Reader’s Refer: Rick’s Meats, Frank Stoysich Meats, Sam’s Club, Baker’s, Costco, Omaha Steaks

Best Retail Produce Selection

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hy-Vee

Reader’s Choice: Fresh Thyme, Baker’s, ALDI

Reader’s Recommend: Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s

Best Retail Wine Selection

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hy-Vee

Reader’s Choice: Spirit World, Corkscrew Wine & Cheese

Reader’s Recommend: Whole Foods Market, La Buvette

Reader’s Refer: Trader Joe’s, Wine Cellar 510, Baker’s

Best Steakhouse

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: The Drover

Reader’s Choice: Brother Sebastian’s Steakhouse, Anthony’s Steakhouse

Reader’s Recommend: Johnny’s Cafe, Longhorn, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse

Best Sweets Shop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Old Market Candy Shop

Reader’s Choice: Hollywood Candy, The Cordial Cherry

Reader’s Refer: Candy Wrappers, Chocolat Abeille, Wheatfields, Smej’s Snacks & More, Magnolias

Best Tapas (Small Portions)

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Little Espana Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Reader’s Choice: The Blackstone Meatball, Mula, Mantra

Reader’s Recommend: Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, Au Cournt

Best Tex-Mex

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Romeo’s Mexican Food & Pizza

Reader’s Choice: La Mesa Mexican Restaurant , Roja, Stokes Grill & Bar

Reader’s Recommend: El Bee’s, Mula

Best Thai Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Thai Pepper

Reader’s Choice: Salween Thai Restaurant , Mai Tai Lounge, Pan Asian Terrace

Reader’s Recommend: Laos Thai

Reader’s Refer: Bangkok Kitchen, Thai Orchids

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Modern Love

Reader’s Choice: Kitchen Table

Reader’s Recommend Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant

Reader’s Refer: Persis Indian Grill

BEST GETTING AROUND

Best Auto Body Shop

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Dingman’s Collision Center

Reader’s Choice: CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, B Street Collision Center

Reader’s Recommend: Auto Body Concepts Collision Center, Great Plains Auto Body

Reader’s Refer: Dave’s Auto Body

Best Auto Dealer

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Woodhouse Ford, Woodhouse

Reader’s Choice: H&H Chevrolet, Superior Honda of Omaha, Baxter Toyota La Vista, Baxter Auto, H&H Auto, Edwards Auto Group  

Reader’s Recommend: Sid Dillon, Huber Auto  

Reader’s Refer: Baxter Subaru, Village Pointe Toyota, Sid Dillon  

Best Auto Glass Repair Shop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Safelite Auto Glass

Reader’s Choice: Omaha Glass Pro

Reader’s Recommend: ABC Auto Glass, Glass Doctor, A+ Auto Glass

Reader’s Refer: Metro Glass

Best Auto Repair Shop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Jensen Tire & Auto

Reader’s Choice: Omaha Car Care

Reader’s Recommend: Auto-Tech Inc

Reader’s Refer: Exclusive Honda, Brakes plus, 2 Men and a Shop

Best Bike Shop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Bike Rack

Reader’s Choice: Re-CYCLE Bike Shop, Trek, Omaha Bicycle Company

Reader’s Recommend: The Bike Way, Gifford Community Bike Shop, Greenstreet Cycles

Best Buy Here/Pay Here Used Car Lot

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: AUTO WORLD

Reader’s Choice: Automart 150, Sonny Gerber Auto Sales

Reader’s Recommend: Eckley Auto Brokers

Reader’s Refer: Jody’s Galaxy Motors, Prime Auto

Best Car Wash

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Russell Speeder’s Car Wash

Reader’s Choice: Fantasy’s, Dolphins Car Wash  

Reader’s Recommend: Bucky’s Convenience Stores, Gorilla Car Wash, Cornhusker Car

Best Gas Station

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Casey’s General Store

Reader’s Choice: Bucky’s Convenience Stores, Quiktrip

Reader’s Recommend: Fantasy’s

Reader’s Refer: Kum & Go, Hy-Vee

Best Luxury Auto – Huber Cadillac

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Lexus of Omaha

Reader’s Choice: H&H Premier Automotive, Mercedes Benz of Omaha, Huber Cadillac

Reader’s Refer: Porsche of Omaha, Baxter Audi, Infinity of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Carmax

Reader’s Recommend: AUTO WORLD, Eckley Auto Brokers, Prime Auto

Reader’s Refer: Select Auto, Investment Motors, Sarpy County Motrs, Dailey’s Auto Sales, Internet Car Lot, Burns Auto Group, Omaha Car Stop, Fair Trade Auto, Quest Auto Sales, SCHRIER AUTO, Cars on the Money, Bullseye, Honda Cars of Bellevue, Galaxy Motors  

Best Towing Service

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: AAA

Reader’s Choice: Arrow Towing, 3 B’s Towing, L&I Towing, Heartland Towing

Reader’s Refer: Young’s Towing

New Best New Auto Dealer

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Reader’s Choice: Woodhouse Nissan, O’Daniel Honda

Reader’s Recommend: Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Reader’s Refer: Superior Honda, Corwin Toyota of Bellevue, Huber Chevrolet, Edwards Subaru

Best Airline

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Southwest Airlines

Reader’s Choice: American Airlines, Delta Airlines

Reader’s Recommend: United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant

BEST LIVING & HOME SERVICES

Best Electrician Company

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Vaughn Electric

Reader’s Choice: Baxter-Kenworth, Miller Electric, Hoffman Electric Inc.

Reader’s Recommend: Vierregger Electric Co., Superior Lighting Inc., Advanced Electrical Services

Best Furniture Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Reader’s Refer: At Home, hutch, Big Lots, 7 Day Furniture

Best Garden Center

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Mulhall’s

Reader’s Choice: Lanoha Nurseries, Benson Plant Rescue, Home Depot

Reader’s Recommend: Sun Valley Landscaping

Reader’s Refer: Indian Creek Nursery

Best Hardware Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Menards

Reader’s Choice: Westlake Ace Hardware, Lowe’s

Reader’s Refer: Center Hardware, Petersen & Michelsen Hardware, Ideal Hardware & Paint Center

Best Heating & A/C Company – Eyman Plumbing

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: A-1 United Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical

Reader’s Choice: R Mechanical, Thermal Services, Eyman Plumbing

Reader’s Recommend: Aksarben ARS Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Reader’s Refer: Blankman Services Heating & Cooling

Best Home Window Company

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Pella Windows

Reader’s Choice: Menards, Renewal by Andersen, Omaha Door & Window

Reader’s Recommend: ABC Seamless, Champion Window

Best Hotel

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Magnolia Hotel

Reader’s Choice: Residence Inn Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area, Element Omaha Midtown Crossing

Reader’s Recommend: Hotel Deco, Hotel RL

Reader’s Refer: Marriott downtown capitol ditstrict

Best House Cleaning Service

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Cleaning Ninjas

Reader’s Choice: The Maid, Merry Maids

Reader’s Refer: Pink Shoe Cleaning Crew, Polished 2 Perfection, The Maids and More, DC Cleaning, Mist-a-way Cleaning, Darn dependable, Gwynn Peters Cleaning

Best Painting Company

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Midlands Painting Co

Reader’s Choice: The Painting Company, Wyman Painting, Hank Eby & Sons Painting

Reader’s Recommend: Welch Painting, Cory Dean’s Painting, Brush & Roll Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Eyman Plumbing

Reader’s Choice: Tritz Plumbing Inc, Backlund Plumbing

Reader’s Recommend: McIntosh Plumbing, Burton, Drain MD

Best Realty Company

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Reader’s Choice: N.P. Dodge

Reader’s Recommend: Nebraska Realty, CBSHome Real Estate, Keller Williams, RE/MAX LLC, Better Homes & Gardens

Best Roofing Company

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Reader’s Choice: ABC Seamless

Reader’s Recommend: Takoda Green Roofing, South O Roofing, Royalty Roofing

Best Storage Facility

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Reader’s Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Reader’s Refer: Storage One, South Pacific Storage, Armor Storage, Old Market Mini Storage

Best Tree Service

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Terry Hughes Tree Service

Reader’s Choice: Arbor Aesthetics

Reader’s Recommend: Litke Tree Servce

Reader’s Refer: Vinny’s Tree Service, ABS Tree Care, Cut and Grind Tree Care

Best Interiors Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: HomeGoods

Reader’s Choice: At Home, Pottery Barn, The Afternoon

Reader’s Recommend: hutch

Reader’s Refer: Mod Lines LLC Vintage Mid-Century & Retro, Found Vintage Market, Pier 1 Imports, Kirkland, Allen’s Home, House of J

Best Kitchenware Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Sur la Table

Reader’s Choice: Tuesday Morning, The Afternoon

Reader’s Recommend: Williams and Sonoma

Reader’s Refer: Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, HomeGoods, The Container Store, Le Creuset, At Home

BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Best Golf Course

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Quarry Oaks Golf Course

Reader’s Choice: Tiburon Golf Club, Indian Creek, Lavista Falls

Reader’s Refer: Knolls Golf Course, Tara Hills

Best Shopping District/Mall

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Shadow Lake Towne Center

Reader’s Choice: Village Pointe, Old Market

Reader’s Recommend: Benson

Reader’s Refer: Rockbrook Village, Midtown Crossing

Best Bar for an Internet Date

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Beercade

Reader’s Choice: California Bar, Jam’s, Liv Lounge

Reader’s Recommend: Jerry’s Bar, The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage

Best Bar for Beer Selection  

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Crescent Moon

Reader’s Choice: Omaha Tap House, Krug Park

Reader’s Recommend: LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen

Reader’s Recommend: The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage, California Br, Jerry’s Bar

Best Bar for Conversation

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Mr. Toad’s Pub

Reader’s Choice: Homy Inn, 1912

Reader’s Recommend: The Village Bar, Pageturners Lounge, The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage, California Bar, Krug Park

Best Bar for Craft Cocktails

Reader’s Chocie Best in the Big O: WIcked Rabbit

Reader’s Choice: The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage, Liv Lounge, The Berry & Rye

Reader’s Recommend: Herbe Sainte

Reader’s Refer: Jerry’s Bar, Lookout Lounge

Best Bar for Hiding Out

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: California Bar

Reader’s Choice: Office West Lounge, The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage, Jerry’s bar

Reader’s Recommend: Bud Olson’s Bar, Brothers Lounge, Outpost Bar

Best Bar for Spirits Selection

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Dundee Dell

Reader’s Choice: Library Pub, The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage

Reader’s Recommend: Grane, Jerry’s Bar, Herbe Sainte

Best Bar with Live Music

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Ozone Lounge

Reader’s Choice: Bushwackers Dance Hall & Saloon, The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage

Reader’s Recommend: Omaha Lounge

Reader’s Refer: O’Leavers

Best Casino

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Ameristar

Reader’s Choice: Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Harrah’s

Reader’s Recommend: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

Best Cigar Bar

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Jake’s Cigars & Spirits

Reader’s Choice: Havana Garage

Reader’s Recommend: COPA CABANA

Reader’s Refer: Safari

Best Concert Venue

Reader’s Choice: Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s, Orpheum Theatre, The Waiting Room, Sokol Auditorium and Underground, The Slowdown

Reader’s Refer: Lookout Lounge

Best Dance Club

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: The MAx

Reader’s Choice: Bushwackers Dance Hall & Saloon, Ozone Lounge

Reader’s Refer: Bar 415, Waoo, San Luis Restaurant, The Hive

Best DJ Service

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Bryan Hill Entertainment Inc.

Reader’s Choice: Jack’s Entertainment, Supafly Promotions – Omaha DJ Services, A Lasting Impression DJ

Reader’s Recommend: Gman’s 3D Entertainment, Dynamic Air DJs

Best Happy Hour Bar

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Blue

Reader’s Choice: Kona Grill, The Village Bar

Reader’s Recommend: Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill, Jerry’s Bar, California Bar

Best Karaoke Bar

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Winchester Bar & Grill

Reader’s Choice: Moe & Curly’s, California Bar, The Down Under Lounge with the Sidedoor Stage

Reader’s Recommend: Pheasant Bar & grill

Reader’s Refer: Dort’s Bar & Grill

Best Movie Theater

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Alamo Drafthouse

Reader’s Choice: Marcus Majestic, Marcus Twin Creek Cinema, Aksarben Cinema

Reader’s Recommend: Filmstreams

Reader’s Refer: Marcus Midtown Cinema

Best Neighborhood Tavern

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Tanners

Reader’s Choice: Homy Inn, Jerry’s bar

Reader’s Recommend: The Village Bar, California Bar, Elbow room

Best Patio at a Bar

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Mr. Toad’s Pub

Reader’s Choice: O’Leaver’s Pub, Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill

Reader’s Recommend: California Bar, Mark’s, Havana Garage

Best Sand Volleyball

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Winchester Bar & Grill

Reader’s Choice: O’Leaver’s Pub, Maloney’s Irish Pub

Reader’s Recommend: Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill

Reader’s Refer: The Mark, Sinnott’s, Big Red Keno, Boondockers

Best Sports Bar

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: DJ’s Dugout

Reader’s Choice: Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza, Tanner’s

Reader’s Recommend: Icehouse

Reader’s Refer: Brewsky’s Food & Spirits, Good Life

Best Tourist Attractions

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Reader’s Recommend: The Old Market, Lauritzen Gardens

Reader’s Refer: Omaha Summer Arts Festival, CenturyLink Center

Best Wine Shop

Reader’s Choice: La Buvette, Vino Mas

Reader’s Recommend: Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge

Reader’s Refer: Wine Cellar 510, The Stave, Hy-Vee, Spirit World, Omaha Wine Company

BEST PERSONAL SHOPPING & SERVICES

Best College or University

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: University of Nebraska Omaha

Reader’s Choice: Creighton University, Metropolitan Community College

Reader’s Recommend: Bellevue University, UNMC

Reader’s Refer: Clarkson College

Best Day Spa

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Faces Day Spa

Reader’s Choice: Bella Dea Day Spa, Avant Salon & Day Spa, Garbos Salon and Spa

Reader’s Recommend: Victor Victoria Salon & Spa, LovelySkin Day Spa

Best Digital Device Repair

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: iFixOmaha

Reader’s Choice: Continental Cellular, Fix It Fast, Digital Doc

Reader’s Refer: Special Touch

Best Dry Cleaner

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Max I. Walker Dry Cleaning

Reader’s Choice: Nu Trend Dry Cleaners, Fashion Cleaners

Reader’s Recommend: Tide Dry Cleaners

Reader’s Refer: GI Cleaners

Best Nail Salon

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Martini Nails & Spa

Reader’s Recommend: Pro Nails & Spa, V Nails, Faces Day Spa, Minabella Beauty Resort, Bellagio Nails & Spa

Best Pawn Shop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Sol’s Jewelry & Loan

Reader’s Choice: Mid-City Jewelry & Loan

Reader’s Refer: E-Z Money Pawn Shop, Four Ace

Best Thrift Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Rejenerations

Reader’s Choice: Goodwill Industries, Thrift World, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Reader’s Recommend: Scout Dry Goods & Trade

Reader’s Refer: Salvation Army

Best Yoga Studio

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: One Tree Yoga

Reader’s Choice: Lotus House of Yoga; Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More; Sound Method Yoga, Lighthouse Yoga

Reader’s Refer: Pranam Yoga Shala

Best Barbershop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Tight Cuts Barber Shop

Reader’s Choice: The Beard & Mane

Reader’s Recommend: Arlan’s Barbershop, Parlour 1887

Reader’s Refer: Millard Razor N’Shear Studio, Viking Barbershop

Best Beauty Salon

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: SALON INK

Reader’s Recommend: Garbo’s Salon and Spa

Reader’s Refer: Trios Salon, Avant Salon & Day Spa, Bungalow 8 Hairdressing, Beauty Brands Salon and Spa 78th and Dodge Location, Curb Appeal Salon & Spa

Best Bookstore

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Reader’s Choice: Half Price Books, The Bookworm, Jackson Street Booksellers

Reader’s Refer: Kanesville Kollectibles, Next Millennium

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Vreizon Wireless

Reader’s Choice: Sprint, Cricket

Reader’s Recommend: AT&T

Reader’s Refer: Boost Mobile, US Cellular

Best Church

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: First United Methodist Church

Reader’s Recommend: First Unitarian Church, St. Joan of Arc Parish, Countryside, St. Frances Cabrini Church

Reader’s Refer: St. Cecelia’s, St. Leo, St. Pius, Brooke Side, Water’s Edge, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, King of Kings Church, Beautiful Savior, Mary Our Queen

Best Fitness Center

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Planet Fitness

Reader’s Choice: Prairie Life Fitness Center

Reader’s Recommend: Blue Moon Fitness, Lifetime Fitness, Maple Street YMCA, Anytime Fitness

Best Florist

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hy-Vee

Reader’s Choice: Piccolo’s Florist, Janousek Florist

Reader’s Recommend: A Flower Basket

Reader’s Refer: Stems, Baker’s, Taylor’s, Bellevue Florist, Flowerama

Best Grocery Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hy-Vee

Reader’s Choice: Baker’s

Reader’s Recommend: Trader Joe’s, Fareway, Fresh Thyme, Family Fare

Best Jewelry Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Borsheims

Reader’s Choice: Greenberg’s

Reader’s Recommend: Hearthside Candles & Curios, Riddle’s Jewelry

Reader’s Refer: Helzberg, Erwin’s

Best Martial Arts Studio

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Heartland Family Karate Omaha

Reader’s Choice: Mick Doyle’s Kickboxing and Fitness Center, Kicking Tigers Taekwondo, Omaha Blue Waves

Reader’s Recommend: San-Mai Martial Arts

Reader’s Refer: Sarpy Aikido Club LLC

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Jerry Ryan Clothing & Sportswear

Reader’s Choice: Parsow’s, Men’s Warehouse, Destination XL, Lindley Clothing, The King’s Klothes

Best Organic Grocery Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Whole Foods Market

Reader’s Choice: Fresh Thyme, Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocers

Best Pet Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Petco

Reader’s Choice: Long Dog Fat Cat, Petsmart, The Green Spot

Reader’s Recommend: Wag

Reader’s Refer: Pet Supplies Plus

Best Shoe Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Famous Footwear

Reader’s Choice: DSW, Haney Shoes, Von Maur

Reader’s Refer: Foot Locker, Scheels, Payless Shoesource, Sketchers, Shoe Carnival, Champs Sports, Johnston and Murphy

Best Sporting Goods

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Scheels

Reader’s Choice: Dick’s

Reader’s Recommend: Play It Again Sports

Reader’s Refer: DeCosta Sporting Goods, Cabela’s, Deportes La Amistad, iSkate

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Borsheims

Reader’s Choice: Greenberg’s

Reader’s Recommend: Helzberg, Elder Jewelry

Reader’s Refer: Martin Fine Jewelry, Kay’s, Malashock Jewelry, Zales, Alletti Jewelry, 14 Karat, Gunderson’s

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Reader’s Choice: The Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Hearthside Candles & Curios

Reader’s Recommend: Tannenbaum Christmas Shop, Borsheims, Big Lots

Best Tattoo Shop

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Big Brain

Reader’s Choice: Liquid Courage, Black Squirrel Tattoo

Reader’s Recommend: Grinn & Barrett Tattoo and Piercing

Reader’s Refer: Eye Candy, Viking Tattoo, Tenth Sanctum Tattoo, Skin Deep, Revolution Studios Tattoo

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Ann Taylor

Reader’s Choice: Beyourself, Von Maur, Hello Holiday

Reader’s Refer; Scout Dry Goods & Trade, Younkers, Catherine’s, Rejenerations, Kohls

BEST PROFESSIONAL & HEALTH SERVICES

Best Chiropractic Practice

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Koca Chiropractic

Reader’s Choice: J. Jeffrey Malloy, DC; Omaha Chiropractic Associates, Elsasser Chiropractic, Chiropractic Wellness Center

Reader’s Refer: Armour Chiropractic

Best Cosmetic Dental Office – Popp Cosmetics

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Shadow Ridge Dental

Reader’s Choice: New Image Dentistry, Premier Dental, Quality Dental Care

Reader’s Recommend: The Tooth Doc Marty J. Matz, D.D.S

Reader’s Refer: Brian Zuerlein Dental

Best Cosmetic Practice – Noninvasive *Item 389 is also listed as Best in Big O?

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Dermatology Specialists of Omaha

Reader’s Choice: Skin Specialits PC, Denenberg Facial Plastic Surgery, Imagen Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgical Images, Finkle Cosmetic Surgery Center

Reader’s Recommend: Skin Specialists P.C., Joel Schlessinger MD

Reader’s Refer: Plastic Surgical Center, Metropolitan Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  

Best Counseling Clinic

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Arbor Family Counseling

Reader’s Choice: Alliance Counseling Center LLP, Children’s Behavioral Health, Heartland Family Service

Reader’s Recommend: Adult and Child Therapy Inc., Associated Counseling Professionals

Best Credit Union

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: SAC Federal Credit Union

Reader’s Choice: Centris Federal Credit Union, Metro Federal Credit Union, Omaha Federal Credit Union

Reader’s Refer: Mutual First Federal Credit Union

Best Dentist Office

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: The Dentists at Village Pointe

Reader’s Recommend: Summit Dental Health

Reader’s Refer: Shadow Lake Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Premier Dental, Clocktower Dental, The Dentists at Hillsborough, Sanders Family Dental, Millard Oaks Dental, 3D Dental, Hardy Dental

Best Dermatology Clinic

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Braddock Finnegan Dermatology, P.C.

Reader’s Choice: Midwest Dermatology Clinic P.C., Skin Specialists P.C., Joel Schlessinger M.D.

Reader’s Recommend: Dermatology Specialists of Omaha, Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands

Reader’s Refer: Center of Dermatology

Best Health Clinic

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O; Methodist Physicians Clinic (Methodist Health System)

Reader’s Choice: CHI Health Clinic

Reader’s Recommend: Think Whole Person Healthcare, Boys Town Pediatric, OneWorld Community Health Centers

Reader’s Refer: Nebraska Medicine

Best Hospital

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Methodist Women’s Hospital (Methodist Health System)

Reader’s Choice: Nebraska Medicine, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, CHI Halth Bergan Mercy, Methodist Hospital

Reader’ Refer: Boys Town National Research Hospital  

Best In-Home Health Care

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Home Instead Senior Care

Reader’s Choice: Visiting Nurse Association, Fidelity Home Health Care

Reader’s Recommend: Comfort Keepers

Reader’s Refer: Kindred at Home

Best Lasik Center

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Omaha Eye & Laser Institute

Reader’s Choice: Kugler Vision

Reader’s Recommend: LasikPlus, Midwest Eyecare

Reader’s Refer: Brumm Eye & Laser Vision

Best Law Firm – Bankruptcy

Reader’s Choice: Koenig Dunne, The Aboud Law Firm, Husker Law, Sam Turco Law Offices, Skrupa Law Office, LLC

Reader’s Recommend: John T. Turco & Associates, P.C.

Best Law Firm – Criminal Defense

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: James Martin Davis Law Office

Reader’s Choice: Schaefer Shapiro, LLP; Finley & Kahler Law Firm

Reader’s Recommend: Fowler & Kelly Law, L.L.P; Petersen Law Offices

Reader’ Refer: Stoler Hug Law

Best Law Firm – Divorce

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Koenig Dunne Divorce Law

Reader’s Choice: McGill Law, P.C.; Husker Law

Reader’s Recommend: Patrick Campagna; Kinney Mason, PC, LLO

Reader’s Refer: Schaefer Shapiro, LLP

Best Law Firm – DUI

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Petersen Law Office

Reader’s Choice: Schaefer Shapiro, LLP; Olsen Law Offices; Finley & Kahler Law Firm

Reader’s Recommend: Robb N. Gage Attorney at Law

Reader’s Refer: Craig Martin Law

Best Law Firm – Personal Injury

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hauptmn O’Brien Wolf & Lathrop, P.C.

Reader’s Choice: The Abboud Law Firm

Reader’s Recommend: Dyer Law

Reader’s Refer: Inserra & Kelley, Law Office of Eric R. Chandler, Sodoro Daly Shomaker PC LLO, Ronald J Palagi, Knowles Law Firm

Best Long Term Care Facility

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hillcrest Health Services

Reader’s Choice: Brookstone Village, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital – Omaha, Westgate Assisted Living

Reader’s Refer: Papillion Manor, Omaha Nursing and Rehab, Parsons house on Eagle Run, Good Samaritan Home, Country House Council Bluffs, CHI Immanuel Communities

Best OB/GYN Practice

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Methodist Physicians Clinic Women’s Center (Methodist Health Systems)

Reader’s Choice: Mid-CIty OB/GYN, Kolbeck Nabity Bossert & Simmons OB-GYN LLC

Reader’s Recommended: Heartland OB/GYN, Olsen Center for Women’s Health

Reader’s Refer: CHI

Best Optical Store

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Reader’s Choice: Tiburon Family Eyecare, Target Optical, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Reader’s Refer: Commercial Optical, Advanced Family Eyecare, Costco

Best Optometrist Practice

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Malbar Vision Center

Reader’s Choice: Millard Family Eyecare, MIdwest Eyecare, Advanced Family Eyecare

Reader’s Recommend: Aksarben Eye Care

Reader’s Refer: america’s Best Contacts & Eyecare

Best Orthodontist Office

Reader’s Choice: Huerter Orthodontics, Dr. Kelly Conway DDS, The Orthodontic Group, Igel Orthodontics

Reader’s Refer: Weber Orthodontics, Barnard & Jones

Best Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Practice

Reader’s Choice: Excel Physical Therapy, Makovicka Physical Therapy, CHI Health Rehabilitation Center, Methodist Physicians Clinic (Methodist Health System)

Reader’s Refer: Athlete’s Training Center, Fyzical

Best Veterinary Clinic

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Ridgeview

Reader’s Choice: American Animal Hospital, Ralston Vet

Reader’s Recommend: 24th Street Animal Clinic, Omaha Animal Group, Best Pet Care Hospital

Best Bank

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: First National Bank of Omaha

Reader’s Choice: U.S. Bank

Reader’s Recommend: Wells Fargo Bank, Great Western Bank, Pinnacle Bank, American National Bank

Best Insurance Agency

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Matt Dougherty – State Farm Insurance Agent

Reader’s Choice: Steve Grow American Family Insurance

Reader’s Recommend: Farmer’s Insurance – Lance Juett

Reader’s Refer: Edgar DeLeon State Farm Agency, Janice Peterson State Farm, Amy Huck – State Farm, Steve Moor – American Family Insurance, Chastain Otis, Dave Chezem American Family Insurance, Thad Hamilton – State Farm, Kurt Malsam – American Family Insurance, Red One Insurance, Cyrus Jeffries – State Farm, Angie Lintz – State Farm, Jensen Insurance, Arlo Burk – American Family Insurance, Grant Mussman – State Farm, Juma State Farm Agency, Steve Skidmore – State Farm, Len Sedlack – State Farm, Tom Rivera – State Farm, Travis Castle – American Family Insurance, Trevor Fiala – PJ Raemakers, Universal Insurance Group, Monica Rodriguez – Sta†e Farm, Vander Vorst, Montclair Insurance Group, Quinn Insurance

Best Massage Therapy Practice

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Massage Envy

Reader’s Choice: On The Spot Massage Therapy LLC, Old Market Massage

Reader’s Recommend: Special Kneads LLC, Bayliss Park Massage Therapy

Reader’s Refer: Oasis, Omaha Massage School

Best Pediatric Office

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Children’s Physicians

Reader’s Choice: Boys Town Pediatric

Reader’s Recommend: Village Pointe Pediatrics

Reader’s Refer: Heartland Family First, Dundee Pediatrics, Methodist Physicians

Best Pharmacy

Reader’s Choice Best in the Big O: Hy-Vee

Reader’s Choice: Walgreens

Reader’s Recommend: CVS Pharmacy, Walmart, Baker’s

Reader’s Refer: Kohll’s Pharmacy


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