Best of Plymouth 2012

We reveal the finalists in our annual readers' survey.

You'll have to wait for our July issue to find out who won our annual Best of the Plymouth readers' survey, but here's a sneak peek at the three finalists in each of the 25 categories.

(Note: These finalists were the top three vote-earners as determined by our readers in an open-ended online survey, which ran January 1 through February 29. Finalists are listed in alphabetical order in each category.)


Best Caterer
D’Amico & Sons
Famous Dave’s

Best Vegetarian
India Palace

Best Delivery When You’re Hungry
Jimmy Johns

Best New Restaurant
Cocina de Ana
Five Guys

Best Burger
Red Robin

Best Builder/Remodeler
Gonyea Homes
Precision Decks
Prosser Construction

Best Landscaper
Mark Hauri, MH3 Design Group
Outdoor Escapes

Best Place for Unusual Gifts
Home Goods
Sticks N Bricks
Tuesday Morning

Best New Shop
Sports Hut

Best eyewear
Kennedy Vision Clinic
Plymouth Vision Center
Vision Smith

Best Salon/Spa
Christopher J. Salon
New Reflections
Simonson’s Salon & Spa

Best Massage
LakeWest Chiropractic
Massage Envy

Best High School Teacher
Aaron Berndt
Amy Campbell
Kevin Johnson

Best Place to Work
Life Time Fitness
Precision Chiropractic

Best Vet
Cats Preferred
Rockford Road Animal Hospital
TLC Cat Clinic

Best Doggy Daycare/kennel
Animal Wellness Center
Camp Bow Wow
Happy Dogs Day Camp

Best Fitness Studio
Life Time Fitness
Orange Theory Fitness
Snap Fitness

Best New Exercise Class
Boot Camp at Orange Theory Fitness
SkyRobics at SkyZone
Zumba at Life Time

Best Winter Activity
Cross-country Skiing at French Regional Park
Fire & Ice Fest Medallion Hunt
Ice skating

Best Kids’ Birthday Party Spot
French Regional Park
Pump it Up

Best Preschool/Daycare
The Goddard School
New Horizons
Primrose West

Best Music Lessons
Schmidt Music
Barb Willis
Virtuosos Music Academy

Best Chiropractor
Dr. Jeff Wock, Lake West Chiropractic
Dr. Bruce Pearson, Natural Chiropractic Center
Dr. Reese Shanahan, Plymouth Spine & Health Center-

Best Dentist
Dr. Chad Boger, Boger Dental
Dr. Mark Harrington, Harrington Orthodontics
Dr. Scharf, Northwoods Dental 

Best Healthcare Clinic
Lake West Chiropractic
Park Nicollet
West Health: John Haugen Clinic

Congratulations, finalists! Expect to receive an invitation to our 2012 Best of Plymouth awards ceremony June 26 at Rush Creek Golf Course.