Thanks for voting in the 2015 Pantagraph Readers' Choice Awards! Here is the best of Bloomington–Normal and Central Illinois, as chosen by our readers.
Best Auto Body Shop: Kurt's Auto Body Repair. Runners up: Mike's Collision, Wally's Collision & Service Center.
Best Auto Repair Shop: Kurt's Auto Body Repair. Runners up: Davis Tire & Auto, R & R Certified Automotive.
Best Oil Change Center: Speed Lube #5 710 E. Washington. Runners up: Clay Dooley, Speed Lube #16 1532 E. College Ave.
Best Tire Store: Don Owen Tire & Auto. Runners up: Discount Tire Company, Clay Dooley.
Best Bowling Alley: Pheasant Lanes. Runners up: ISU Bowling and Billiards Center, AMF Circle Lanes.
Best Golf Course: The Den at Fox Creek. Runners up: Grady's Fun Park, Highland Park Golf Course.
Best Live Music Venue: Castle Theater. Runners up: U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.
Best Movie Theater: Wehrenberg Theatres. Runners up: Starplex Cinemas, Ovation.
Best Place for a Wedding Reception: Ewing Manor. Runners up: The Marriott, Eastland Suites.
Best Place for Family Fun: Miller Park Zoo. Runners up: Grady's Family Fun Park, Children's Discovery Museum.
Best Place for Kid's Parties: Children's Discovery Museum. Runners up: Grady's Family Fun Park, Artful Designs.
For the Home
Best Contractors/Remodelers: DJ's Painting & Remodeling. Runners up: Nordine Remodeling, Scritchlow Landscaping and Hydroseeding.
Best Flooring Store: Carpet Weavers. Runners up: Menards, Bloomington Carpets.
Best Garden Center/Nursery: Casey's Garden Shop. Runners up: Growing Grounds, Wendell Niepagen.
Best Home Builder: Trunk Bay Companies. Runners up: Franke Construction, Hoffman Ochs General Contractors.
Best Home Cleaning: Molly Maid. Runners up: Go Green Commercial Cleaning, Merry Maids.
Best Home Improvement Store: Menards. Runners up: Lowe's Home Improvement, Home Depot.
Goods and Services
Best Apartment Rental Company/Complex: Snyder. Runners up: Redbird Apartment Management, First Site Apartments.
Best Auctioneer: Jeff Prochnow. Runners up: Mark "Moose" Reynolds, Terry Wilkey (In Memoriam).
Best Butcher/Meat Shop: Bloomington Meats. Runners up: College Hills Meat Shop, Hy-Vee.
Best Computer Store: Best Buy. Runners up: Connecting Point, Computer Deli.
Best Dry Cleaner: Starcrest Cleaners. Runners up: Concord Custom Cleaners, One Hour Family Cleaners.
Best Financial Institution: Heartland Bank & Trust. Runners up: PNC Bank, CEFCU.
Best Fitness Center/Gym: Four Seasons. Runners up: Gold's Gym Express, Gold's Gym.
Best Florist: Casey's Garden Shop. Runners up: Forget Me Not Flowers, Growing Grounds.
Best Furniture Store: Martin's Home Furniture. Runners up: Sherman's, Whitacre's Furniture.
Best Grocery Store: Hy-Vee. Runners up: Meijer, Kroger.
Best Hair Salon: Fox & Hounds. Runners up: Colorific, CB Hair Design.
Best Hardware Store: Menards. Runners up: Ace Hardware, Lowes.
Best HVAC company: Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning. Runners up: WM Masters, Hermes Heating & Air Conditioning.
Best Insurance Agent: Axel Jimenez, State Farm. Runners up: Maggi Pratt, State Farm, Jim Spachman, State Farm.
Best Investment Firm: State Farm Bank. Runners up: Wells Fargo, Heartland Bank & Trust.
Best Jewelry Store: Jack Lewis Jewelers. Runners up: Solid Gold Jewelers, Wm. MarKen Jewelers.
Best Lawyer: Allison & Mosby-Scott. Runners up: Helen Ogar, Livingston Barger & Brandt.
Best Liquor Store: Binny's Beverage Depot. Runners up: Friar Tuck, Budget Liquors.
Best Mortgage Company: Mortgage Services III. Runners up: Heartland Bank & Trust, PNC Mortgage.
Best Optical Service: Gailey Eye Clinic. Runners up: McLean County Eye Center, Eye Surgical Associates.
Best Pest Control: Raney Termite and Pest. Runners up: American Pest Control, Orkin.
Best Pet Care/Grooming & Supplies: Paradise Pets. Runners up: Kruger Animal Hospital, Bortell Animal Hospital.
Best Pharmacy: Walgreens. Runners up: CVS, Jewel-Osco.
Best Photographer: Annie LeNeve Photography. Runners up: Elan Studios, Jessica Rivera Photography.
Best Plumber: A-1 Haney Plumbing, Inc. Runners up: Redbird Plumbing, Mayol Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.
Best Realtor: Amanda Wycoff, BHHS Snyder Real Estate. Runners up: Becky Gerig, RE/MAX Choice, Greg Zavitz, Coldwell Banker HOA REALTORS®.
Best Retirement Facility: Westminster Village. Runners up: Luther Oaks, Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community and Meadows at Mercy Creek.
Best Spa: Fox & Hounds. Runners up: Essentials Day Spa, Jenni's Salon & Spa.
Best Tattoo: Graphic Flesh Tattoo & Piercing. Runners up: North Street Tattoo, Studio 33 (Ricky Studivant).
Best Tax Preparation: H&R Block. Runners up: Striegel Knobloch & Co., Diane Ryon.
Best Allergist: Dr. Mark Ulbrich. Runner up: Dr. Jeffrey Culp.
Best Audiologist: Bloomington Normal Audiology. Runners up: Dr. Courtney Parmley, Dr. Anna Taravella.
Best Cardiologist: Dr. Patrick Murphy. Runners up: Dr. James McCriskin, Dr. Siddharth Gandhi.
Best Chiropractor: Eastland Chiropractic. Runners up: Bly-Hillman Chiropractic, Mitchell Family Chiropractic.
Best Dentist: Randolph & Gray Family Dentistry. Runners up: Dr. Mark Burgess, The Foehr Group.
Best Dermatologist: Dr. Lucy Wisdom. Runners up: Dr. Kent Taulbee, Dr. Tom Brander.
Best ENT Specialist: Dr. Willard Noyes. Runners up: Dr. Finn Amble, Dr. Robert Russell.
Best Family Practitioner: Dr. Stephen Pilcher. Runners up: Dr. Danielle Kim, Dr. Dan Marley.
Best General Physician: Dr. Stephen Pilcher. Runners up: Dr. James Vales, Dr. John Dustman.
Best Neurologist: Dr. Ann Stroink. Runners up: Dr. Herman Dick, Dr. Edward Pegg.
Best Obstetrician: Dr. Sharon Weaver. Runners up: Dr. Harold Nord, Dr. Jennifer Dameron.
Best Oncologist: Dr. John Migas. Runners up: Dr. Pramern Sriratana, Dr. Patrick Gomez.
Best Oral Surgeon: The offices of Drs. Doran, Capodice, Efaw and Ocheltree.
Best Pediatrician: Dr. John Bandy. Runners up: Dr. Kimberly Marshall, Dr. Brian Emm.
Best Plastic Surgeon: Dr Jeff Poulter. Runners up: Dr. Laura Randolph, Dr. Chad Tattini.
Best Podiatrist: Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic. Runners up: Dr. Gerald Paul, Heartland Foot and Ankle.
Best Veterinarian: Town and Country Animal Hospital. Runners up: Kruger Animal Hospital, Bortell Animal Hospital.
Best Asian Restaurant: Thai House. Runners up: Grand Cafe, Kobe Japanese Steak House.
Best Bakery: Grove Street Bakery. Runners up: Janet's Cakes, Kelly's Bakery & Cafe.
Best Bar: Pub II. Runners up: Rosie's Pub, Maggie Miley's.
Best BBQ: Famous Dave's. Runners up: Bandana's Bar-B-Q, Longhorn Smokehouse.
Best Breakfast: Garden of Paradise. Runners up: Shannon's Five Star, Cracker Barrel.
Best Burger: Green Gables. Runners up: Meatheads, Steak 'n Shake.
Best Burrito: Moe's Southwest Grill. Runners up: Chipotle, Los Potrillos.
Best Catering: Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano. Runners up: Avanti's, Times Past Inn.
Best Chicken: Schooners. Runners up: Ozark House, Pizza Ranch.
Best Chicken Wings: Schooners. Runners up: Mugsy's Pub, Buffalo Wild Wings.
Best Coffee: Coffeehound. Runners up: Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts.
Best Dessert: Busy Corner. Runners up: Sugar Mama's Bakery, Kelly's Bakery & Cafe.
Best Donuts: Denny's Doughnuts. Runners up: Krispy Kreme, Market Street Bakery.
Best Fast Food: Culver's. Runners up: The Rock, Jason's Deli.
Best Fine Dining: Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano. Runners up: Epiphany Farms, Destihl.
Best Ice Cream: Carl's Ice Cream. Runners up: Gene's Ice Cream, Emack & Bolio's.
Best Italian Restaurant: Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano. Runners up: Beningo's, Caffe Italia Ristorante.
Best Mexican Restaurant: Fiesta Ranchera. Runners up: Los Potrillos, Herradura.
Best Overall Restaurant: Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano. Runners up: Destihl, Baxters American Grille.
Best Pizza: Tobin's Pizza. Runners up: Lucca Grill, Monical's Pizza.
Best Sandwich: Jason's Deli. Runners up: Jimmy John's, Potbelly Sandwich Shop.
Best Soup: Panera Bread. Runners up: Olive Garden, Zoup!
Best Steak: Alexander's Steak House. Runners up: Jim's Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse.
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