Best of West Sound Results 2016

Best of West Sound 2016WestSound Home & Garden magazine is excited to present the annual Best of West Sound results — from Bainbridge Island all the way to Gig Harbor, we’ve found the businesses and places you love. Enjoy!

Best Restaurant

Silver City Restaurant & Ale House

A very popular local hangout, Silver City offers both great food and beer, and features an atmosphere that’s a notch (or two) above your typical brewpub. Top that with the friendly service, and it’s clear why the place gets quite busy on many nights. The menu is diverse — from pizza and sandwiches, to baby back ribs and fresh-sheet offerings like crab-stuffed salmon.

  • Runner-up — Burrata Bistro, Poulsbo

Best Seafood Restaurant

Amy’s On The Bay

Fabulous food, with outstanding service and updated menu, in a relaxed setting. Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience as you appreciate the beautiful views of Sinclair Inlet and the Olympics, while enjoying a scrumptious meal. Lunch, dinner, full bar and one of this region’s most outstanding wine lists.

  • Runner-up — Yacht Club Broiler, Silverdale

Best Authentic Mexican Restaurant

El Sombrero

A family-run restaurant that offers the same menu at both locations — authentic Mexican food as well as some American takes on Mexican cuisine. Just about everything is made from scratch, in-house, using fresh ingredients.

  • Runner-up — Azteca, Bremerton

Best Italian Restaurant

Sogno di Vino

Sogno di Vino brings a taste of Tuscany to downtown Poulsbo. Incredibly delicious pizza — made in a wood-fired oven with seasoned apple wood — is the star of the menu, but you’ll also find pasta, paninins and dinner entrees such as chicken marsala and free-range natural pork ossobucco made from fresh and often organic ingredients. There are also a wine bar and a retail wine shop.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Cosmo’s, Port Orchard; Spiro’s (several locations)

Best Chinese (Asian) Restaurant

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

  • 2928 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale

A “whole-in-the-wall” that provides Szechuan, Hunan and Mandarin delights. Friendly staff and a small but descent lunch buffet. Delivery available to many parts of Kitsap County.

  • Runner-up — Golden Grill On the Bay, Port Orchard

Best Breakfast

Hi-Lo’s 15th Street

  • 2720 15th Street, Bremerton

This cozy café, self-described as “fun and funky,” is a popular destination, offering a quirky atmosphere and unique menu (like biscuits made on a waffle iron). Enjoy nostalgic décor that includes a “thermos museum,” an organic-coffee “bar” and popular seating in the converted VW van parked outside.

  • Runner-up — Green Light Diner, Poulsbo

Best Sunday Brunch

Oak Table Café

Authentic recipes using fresh, high-quality ingredients and breakfast served all day. The extensive menu features everything from pancakes and waffles to crepes and omelets — and a lunch menu is available on weekdays on top of that. Previously located in Kingston, Oak Table moved to a beautiful new building in Silverdale (and still remains in Sequim).

  • Runner-up — Clearwater Casino Resort, Suquamish

Best Wine Tasting Room

Eleven Winery

Eleven Winery is a small, family-run, environmentally minded operation dedicated to producing great wine, and to making sure that you have a great time drinking it! Wines include malbec, syrah, mourvedre, ports and more. Don’t miss the live concerts at the winery — have a great time with friends, listening to music and enjoying the wine.

  • Runner-up — Morso, Gig Harbor

Best Deli Sandwiches

The Bridge Deli & Coffee Co.

  • 2100 E. 11th Street, Bremerton

A Manette gem that serves food from fresh, high-quality ingredients, including several vegetarian options. Friendly staff, generous portions and delightful desserts, too.

  • Runner-up — Hitchcock Deli, Bainbridge Island

Best Steaks/Prime Rib

Yacht Club Broiler

Enjoy lovely views of Dyes Inlet as you visit this friendly waterfront establishment that offers outdoor seating during summer. Besides the popular steaks and prime rib, the menu’s selections include salads, seafood (from salmon to oysters), burgers and pasta. A private room is available for parties.

  • Runner-ups (tie) — McCloud’s Grill House, Bremerton; Amy’s on the Bay, Port Orchard

Best Desserts

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates

Perfect place for that chocolate fix — mouthwatering, handcrafted confections like truffles, barks, caramels and creams. And the caramel apples are simply to die for (and a bit difficult to choose, considering all the tempting selections).

  • Runner-up — Olive Garden, Silverdale

Best Burgers

Red Robin

Red Robin’s gourmet burgers don’t disappoint, plus, you get to choose how many fries you want! Couple that with a bevy of appetizers, and all kinds of beers and cocktails, and you can see why Red Robin was voted repeat winner in this category.

  • Runner-up — Soup R Burger, Bainbridge Island

Best Pizza

Spiro’s

  • Multiple locations

Spiro’s is always a reliable spot for pizza, no matter which location you land at. The menu varies for each location but typically includes other offerings too, such as pasta or subs.

  • Runner-up — Westside Pizza (multiple locations)

Best Espresso

Latte on Your Way, Poulsbo

Fast and friendly, Latte on Your Way is that personal espresso stand where regulars are known by drink — and by name.

  • Runner-up — Brewed Awakening

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Is Paying

Brix 25°

The intimate, warm, welcoming ambiance of Brix 25° sets the stage for romantic evenings, casual dinners, family events and more. Featuring a menu of hearty and flavorful American cuisine with a Northwest influence, plus an award-winning wine list that’s been recognized locally and nationally, it’s hard to go wrong — especially when someone else is footing the bill.

  • Runner-up — LaFermata, Poulsbo

Best Out-of-the-Way Restaurant

Whiskey Gulch Coffee Co.

  • 2065 Bay Street, Port Orchard

Located on the waterfront in Annapolis, this cozy café is a favorite lunch destination. Creative paninis, salads and “sammies” are a nod to all things Kitsap, with names like Starvation Heights (panini), Slaughter Co. (sammie) and The Orchard (salad). Espresso and tempting pasteries complete the menu. Enjoy the outdoor seating and a great place to hang out with coffee and friends (or your laptop).

  • Runner-up — Airport Diner, Bremerton

Best Bakery

Sluys’ Bakery

  • 18924 Front Street, Poulsbo

West Sound’s must-visit bakery is a repeat winner. Located in picturesque downtown Poulsbo, Sluys’ is famous for its breads and scrumptious sweet treats.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Nostalgia House Bakery and Deli, Port Orchard; Larry & Kristy’s Bakery, Manette

Best Doctors — Tie

Dr. Kim Letham — Virginia Mason Medical Center

  • 380 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island

Dr. Frederick Dore — Olympic Internal Medicine

  • 2620 Wheaton Way, Suite 1, Bremerton

Dr. Gregory Rurick — Pediatrics Northwest

  • 4700 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Suite 211, Gig Harbor

Dr. Letham is a primary care and family practice physician who specializes in women’s health, adolescent care and collaborative care for patients with chronic conditions. Dr. Dore, who began his career at Bremerton Naval Hospital, has been practicing in Kitsap County for more than 20 years, specializing in internal medicine. Dr. Rurick has been practicing with Pediatrics Northwest since 1988. You’re in great hands when you visit any of these outstanding physicians.

  • Runner-up — Dr. Charles Power, Sound Family Health, Bainbridge Island

Best Hospital

Harrison Medical Center

As part of the Franciscan Health System, Harrison offers complete hospital facilities in Bremerton and Silverdale, plus award-winning cardiovascular services, including open-heart surgery. Services also include oncology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, orthopedics, critical care and 24/7 emergency care in its Level III Trauma Center. That’s in addition to urgent care facilities in Port Orchard, Belfair and Bainbridge Island, along with satellite clinics and primary care partner facilities throughout the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.

  • Runner-up — St. Anthony’s Hospital, Gig Harbor

Best Dentist

Dr. Miranda Dageenakis — Costa & Dageenakis Family Dentistry

Dr. Dageenakis’ philosophy is focused on using excellent clinical skills to provide gentle and caring treatment to patients of all ages, with an emphasis on prevention and conservative dentistry.

  • Runner-up — Dr. Melany Bloomquist, Woodrich Family Dentistry, Port Orchard

Best Massage Therapy

Centering Massage

The team at Centering Massage are seasoned therapists who offer customized massages, both relaxation and therapeutic. They’re focused on community and delivering value to their customers.

  • Runner-up — Trent Kelly, Silverdale

Best Spa

Maxwell Salon

A high-class atmosphere with highly trained and friendly professionals, Maxwell Salon is known for raving customer reviews. Services range from haircuts and foils to facials and skin treatments.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Rejuv Massage and Spa, Bremerton; Renew Day Spa, Bainbridge

Best Gym

Poulsbo Athletic Club

Serving North Kitsap for more than 20 years, Poulsbo Athletic Club offers everything from fitness rooms and racquetball courts to a pool, spin room and cardio area — plus personal training, massage therapy, a long list of fitness classes and more.

  • Runner-up — SNAP Fitness, Poulsbo

Best New-Car Dealer

West Hills Auto Plex (Haselwood Auto Group)

Serving the Peninsula for more than half a century, the West Hills Auto Plex includes Chevy, Buick, GMC, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, RAM, Kia, Honda, Toyota and more. Along with the largest inventory of new and used vehicles on the Peninsula.

Best Car Wash/Detailing

Cruise-N Car Wash

A repeat winner for several years, Cruise-N Car Wash offers a full range of detailing services and has full-time detailers on staff. Many options are available, ranging from do-it-yourself car washes to complete automotive detail packages. Before running your car through the drive-through automatic wash, the staff hand-preps it with a pressure washer to clean those really dirty, hard-to-reach areas, and then hand-dries it when it’s through.

Best Auto Repair

LK’s Auto Repair

LK’s has been serving a growing customer base for more than two decades, and services foreign, domestic and hybrid cars. The family-run business also has a big focus on giving back to the community.

  • Runner-up — Grey Chevrolet, Port Orchard

Best Used-Car Dealer

Liberty Bay Auto

Liberty Bay Auto has built a reputation for expertise, service and dependability. It is a second-generation local business with a culture of honesty and is known for selling only high-quality, reliable used cars that are backed up with great service.

  • Runner-up — West Hills Autoplex, Bremerton

Best Tire Store

Les Schwab Tire Centers

In business since 1952, Les Schwab Tire Centers are known for going above and beyond for its customers, and offers several locations throughout the West Sound region.

  • Runner-up — Discount Tire, Bremerton

Best Building Contractor — Tie

Pristine Homes LLC

Wayne R. Keffer Construction

Sentinel Construction

All three builders have an outstanding reputation with their customers. Pristine Homes is an award-winning residential and commercial builder founded by brothers Jim and Jeff Way. Wayne R. Keffer Construction is an award-winning remodeler/builder with 30 years in the residential construction industry. Sentinel specializes in high-performance, energy-efficient new homes and remodels.

Best Remodeler

A Kitchen That Works, LLC

A repeat winner, A Kitchen That Works (AKTW) is a full-service design-build firm specializing in kitchens and baths. Passion for excellence is reflected in every project, and the holistic approach ensures the design and materials selected work well with the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget. Owned and operated by certified sustainable professionals, AKTW is dedicated to protecting natural resources while providing clients with beautiful, functional, low-maintenance homes.

  • Runner-up — WRK Construction, Poulsbo

Best Plumber — Tie

Robison Plumbing

Select Plumbing

  • 4031 E McReavy Road, Union

Offering 24/7 service with no overtime fees and free on-site estimates, Robison Plumbing serves the entire West Sound, from Gig Harbor, to Belfair, to Bainbridge. A full-service plumbing company, Select Plumbing has been serving Mason County since 2000.

  • Runner-up — West Sound Plumbing, Poulsbo

Best Electrician

CSW Electric & HVAC

A returning winner, CSW Electric offers heating, cooling and electrical service, repair, upgrades and maintenance for both residential and commercial customers. From new construction wiring to tenant improvements, the technicians can take care of all your heating, cooling and electrical needs.

Best Heating and Air

Air Masters

With more than 30 years of experience, locally owned and operated Air Masters serves Kitsap, Pierce, Mason and Jefferson counties. This repeat winner, which specializes in comfort and reliability, takes pride in quality workmanship and friendly customer service — the No. 1 goal.

  • Runner-up — Quality Heating Electrical & AC, Silverdale

Best Cabinetry Shop

Creekside Cabinet & Design

Another repeat winner. Creekside Cabinet & Design is a locally owned business that’s provided exceptional value to customers on the Kitsap Peninsula and the Puget Sound region for more than 15 years. If you live on the Kitsap Peninsula, chances are the company has worked with someone you know.

  • Runner-up — Sunlight Woodenworks, Shelton

Best Counter Surfacing

Creative Countertops

Multiple-times winner Creative Countertops specializes in custom quartz and granite countertops as well as being the Kitsap Peninsula’s largest Corian, Silestone and LG Hi-Macs countertop fabricator. It also offers green alternatives like icestone, paperstone and bamboo, and is the place to go for the best selection of solid-surface counter and sinks, shower and bath surrounds, as well as tile.

  • Runner-up — Floor Decorators/Carpet One, Bremerton

Best Window/Door Company

Sound Glass

Serving commercial and residential customers, Sound Glass is committed to superior customer service, thanks to high-quality, longtime staff who are motivated to make Sound “the glass company of choice.”

Best Flooring (carpet, tile, hardwood)

Floor Decorators/Carpet One

Locally owned and operated, Floor Decorators/Carpet One offers a complete selection of residential and commercial flooring options, including carpets, area rugs, ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, sheet and vinyl flooring, along with countertops and professional installation services.

  • Runner-up — Great Floors, Silverdale

Best Paint Store

Peninsula Paint Co.

  • 20530 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo
  • 315 Dekatur Street, Port Orchard
  • 6820 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor
  • 5373 Auto Center Way, Bremerton
  • 937 Hildebrand Ln, Suite 100, Bainbridge Island
  • www.peninsulapaintco.com

As an independently owned store, Peninsula Paint offers a level of service you thought no longer existed, along with an array of superior quality products, including premium Benjamin Moore paints and stains. The in-store professionals are specialists with the experience and helpful advice to ensure the success of every project you have.

  • Runner-up — Sherwin Williams, Silverdale

Best Hardware Store

Scott McLendon’s Ace Hardware

Repeat winner Scott McLendon’s Ace Hardware has been serving Port Orchard for 15 years and Belfair for more than a decade. The stores pride themselves on their knowledge of hardware, lumber, electrical, plumbing and gardening supplies, along with a huge inventory of hardware related items, and always standing by the philosophy of “customer service first.”

  • Runner-up — Ace

Best Furniture Store

Arnold’s Home Furnishings

Repeat winner Arnold’s has been serving the community since 1951 and is renowned for its excellent level of customer service, outstanding selection of home furnishings and accessories, along with a complete department devoted to mattresses and carpets.

  • Runner-up — Macy’s, Silverdale

Favorite Business

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates

A repeat winner from previous years in several categories, Amy’s is West Sound’s favorite destination for to-die-for caramel apples, as well as handmade chocolates, truffles and other temptations. There’s a reason the word “Decadent” is in the name.

  • Runner-up — Parker Mooers and Cena, C.P.A.s, Silverdale

Best Art Gallery

Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio

Since 1988, Lisa Stirrett’s work has evolved as she has has explored and mastered many different mediums. Her work lends itself to beautiful interior and exterior art for personal or commercial use. She began her artistic endeavors with gyotaku, then proceeded to learn and create with encaustic, metal design and then the fascinating art of cast and fused glass.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Amy Burnett Gallery, Bremerton; Collective Visions, Bremerton

Best Bookstore

Liberty Bay Books

  • 18881 D Front Street NE, Poulsbo
  • 409 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton

Liberty Bay Books started as Shotwell’s Bookstore in 1977 and was purchased by its current owner n 1996. The local, independent bookstore offers books, ebooks, cards, gifts, games, book clubs and events with favorite authors. The friendly staff loves helping clients find that perfect book, offering staff picks shelves throughout the store — or simply tell them what books you’ve loved in the past and they’ll suggest similar authors and titles.

  • Runner-up — Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island

Best Gifts/Specialty Store

Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop

A most unique shopping experience, featuring fashions, jewelry, Pacific Northwest gourmet foods, gifts and fine furnishings for the home. Sometimes known as “Bin 106” Wine Shop — a reference to the highway linking Union in Mason County to the rest of the world — it specialize in Pacific Northwest wines, along with fine wines from all over the world.

  • Runner-up — Amy’s Decadent Chocolates, Bremerton

Best Antique Shop

Olde Central Antique Mall

Larger than most antique stores, this unique shop is located on the downtown Port Orchard waterfront and offers a very eclectic blend of antiques, curiosities and collectibles. Plus the knowledgeable and friendly staff add to a great treasure-hunting atmosphere.

  • Runner-up — The Vintage Housewife, Poulsbo

Best Candy Store

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates

A repeat winner this year and previous years in this and several other categories — there’s a reason the word “Decadent” is in the name. Amy’s is West Sound’s favorite destination for handmade chocolates, truffles, to-die-for caramel apples, as well as other delectable temptations.

  • Runner-up — Bon Bon, Bainbridge Island

Best Realtor — Tie

Jana Salmans

  • 19723 10th Avenue NE, Poulsbo

Joni Kimmel

  • 18570 Hwy 305, Poulsbo

Eileen Black

  • 600 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island

Let any one of this fine trio of experienced realtors help you find your dream home.

Best Real Estate Office — Tie

John L. Scott Real Estate

Windermere Real Estate

John L. Scott has West Sound offices in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Kingston and Belfair.

Windermere has West Sound offices located in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Belfair and Allyn.

Best Insurance Agency

State Farm

State Farm Insurance provides coverage for autos, home, business, life, Medicare supplements and more, with West Sound offices in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Belfair and Allyn.

  • Runner-up — Farmers Insurance

Best Interior Design

A Kitchen That Works, LLC

A Kitchen That Works (AKTW) is a full-service design-build firm specializing in kitchens and baths. Passion for excellence is reflected in every project, and the holistic approach ensures the design and materials selected work well with the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget. Owned and operated by certified sustainable professionals, AKTW is dedicated to protecting natural resources while providing clients with beautiful, functional, low-maintenance homes.

  • Runner-up — LaMont Design, Poulsbo

Best Horticulturist

Rosedale Gardens

Rosedale Gardens is a full-service nursery and quaint gift shop nestled in the woods. The knowledgeable staff will help you choose the finest quality plants, art pieces, home accents and pottery to create the garden of your dreams. The beautifully landscaped grounds feature easy walking paths as well as nature trails. Sit and enjoy the peaceful setting, be inspired by original garden designs filled with bronze sculptures, original works of art, fountains and statuary while shopping for unique annuals, perennials, dwarf conifers, trees and shrubs. Open year-round.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Randy’s Nursery, Port Orchard; Olympic Organics, Kingston

Best Veterinarian

Woodside Animal Hospital

Operating primarily by appointment, but emergency cases always receive top priority. “Drop-off” appointments, which means clients call ahead so staff can prepare for the pet’s arrival, are often available. Woodside is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), an international organization whose standards are widely accepted as representing those components of veterinary practice that represent high-quality care.

  • Runner-up — Cedar Creek Animal Hospital, Port Orchard

Best Nursery

Valley Nursery

With Certified Professional Horticulturists on staff, Valley Nursery offers a wide variety of products and services ranging from garden consultation and design, to wedding floral designs, to classes and more. Started in the early 1970s as a hobby farm by the original owners, the McCollum family, it includes a house and barn built before the 1920s. The old red barn was converted into the Garden Shop and the house now is office space. The location is easily recognizable thanks to the huge landmark troll “Valnur,” which was carved out of a cedar stump. He stands over 8 feet tall and holds an oversized water can as he tends the garden at the entrance to the nursery.

  • Runner-up — Roadhouse Nursery, Poulsbo

Best Landscape Company

Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC

Whether you’d like a custom landscape with a decorative concrete patio, lawn care or landscape maintenance services, the skilled and professional team will deliver an exceptional product at an affordable price.

  • Runner-up — Windy Point Service, Bremerton

Best Rockery

Morrison Gravel

Morrison Gravel has provided quality landscape products for the professional and the do-it-yourselfer in Kitsap and Pierce counties for more than 60 years. Its products are available for pickup or delivery in the local area.

  • Runner-up — Randles Landscaping, Belfair

Best Print Shop

Catie’s Creations

Direct-to-garment, sublimation, screen printing, promotional products, vinyl lettering, banners, business cards, signs — Catie’s Creations offers all that and much more. The staff will put what you want, on what you want.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Custom Printing, Bainbridge Island; Blue Sky Printing, Poulsbo

Best Casino

Suquamish Clearwater Casino

Enjoy the large casino, which features over 1,200 slots, as well as poker, blackjack and other table games. When you’ve played to the max, unwind by enjoying the views of Puget Sound from your room at the waterfront hotel and a variety of cuisine from four restaurants. Or relax with a massage from the spa, swim in the zero-entry pool and check out world-class golf at the nearby White Horse Golf Club.

  • Runner-up — The Point Casino, Hansville

Best Florist

Flowers To Go

  • 3118 Wheaton Way, Bremerton
  • 981 Bethel Avenue, Port Orchard
  • 19405 Highway 305 (Plaza 305), Poulsbo
  • 9130 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale

Flowers To Go is a family-owned and operated business that has been exceeding expectations for more than 27 years. Starting out as a flower stand on the side of the road, it has grown to become one of the largest flower shops in the Northwest.

  • Runner-up — Flowering Around, Bainbridge Island

Best Mall/Strip Mall

Uptown Gig Harbor

Uptown Gig Harbor features a mix of national retailers along with local merchants offering the latest fashions, intriguing gifts, décor and artwork. From fine dining to quick takeout and cafes, plus the state-of-the-art Galaxy Theatre, which features the latest movies as well as serving as the venue to the annual Gig Harbor Film Festival. Uptown hosts events throughout the year, such as the Gig Harbor Beer Festival, Summer Concert Series and Over the Narrows Annual Car show.

  • Runner-up — Kitsap Mall, Silverdale

Best Attorney

Tracy DiGiovanni — The Shiers Law Firm

Tracy DiGiovanni was admitted to practice law in 1989 and became a partner in the Shiers Law Firm in 1996. She serves as the manager of the firm as well. Her practice emphasizes real estate, banking, corporate governance, business acquisition and sales, succession planning, estate planning and probate.

  • Runner-up — Paul Alvastad, Gig Harbor

Best Day Care

Martha & Mary

The Child Care Center has been serving families since 1989. Recognizing that family is the primary educator in the growth and development of children, Martha & Mary is committed to being the parent’s partner. The longtime teachers and staff are dedicated to helping each child discover his or her unique potential by nurturing the growth of the whole child — emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. The Child Care Center was architecturally designed for its purpose, and features open, well-lighted activity areas and an adjacent covered play area that enables children to play outside, rain or shine.

  • Runner-up — Christ Lutheran Child Care Center, Belfair

Best Accounting Firm

Bradley W. Orser, C.P.A Inc. P.S.

A firm that’s earned an outstanding reputation on the Kitsap Peninsula as one that excels in quality and integrity. Its mission is to help clients establish and live personal financial goals that will greatly enhance their financial wellbeing and to motivate them to accomplish what they previously believed impossible.

  • Runner-up — Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, C.P.A.s, Port Orchard

Best Credit Union

Kitsap Credit Union

A repeat winner, KCU is a member-owned cooperative with 16 branches throughout Kitsap County and more than 300 employees. It was chartered in Bremerton nearly 80 years ago.

  • Runner-up — Our Community Credit Union, numerous branches

Best Jewelry Store

Blue Heron Jewelers

Another repeat winner, showcasing the breathtakingly beautiful designs of Leo Fried, Blue Heron Jewelers is a destination for unique, high-quality, custom-made jewelry for all occasions.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Dahlquist Fine Jewelry, Poulsbo; Chrey Jewelers, Bremerton

Best Bank

Kitsap Bank

The hands-down winner in this category again this year. Headquartered in Port Orchard and with branches throughout Kitsap, Pierce, King, Jefferson and Clallam counties, Kitsap Bank has been serving the local community’s banking needs for more than 100 years and is one of the oldest and largest locally owned and operated community banks in the state.

  • Runner-up — Columbia Bank, numerous branches

Best Computer Repair/Networking

NW Computer Repair

Offering in-shop and onsite services for residential, commercial and government clients. Servicing both PCs and Macs, offering components and accessories for sale, as well as custom-building computers. All technicians are Microsoft certified and each offers technical specialties across multiple technologies. The technicians have been chosen for their commitment to quality customer service.

  • Runners-up (tie) — Kitsap Networking Services, Silverdale; Bainbridge Computer Services, Bainbridge Island

Best Hotel

Suquamish Clearwater

The only waterfront resort and casino on Puget Sound, Clearwater Casino Resort is nestled on the shores of Agate Passage. Indoors and out, this breathtaking property captures the rustic, natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Its 85 guest rooms flank a soaring Great Room offering spectacular waterfront views amid museum-quality works of art.

  • Runner-up — Hampton Inn and Suites, Bremerton

Best Hair Salon

Maxwell Salon

Maxwell Salon offers a high-class atmosphere and menu, but without the attitude. Providing Kitsap County with high-quality, designer haircuts and custom-formulated, superior quality color, the stylists are highly trained and experienced. Offering a friendly and professional atmosphere, Maxwell Salon recently expanded both the space and the service menu to include skin care and waxing.

  • Runner-up — Alainn Salon, Silverdale

Best Assisted Living Facility

Clearbrook Inn Living Center

Offering award-winning service and options for independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care, Clearbrook Inn Living Center delivers an impressive quality of life for all its residents, no matter what their needs.

  • Runner-up — Bay Point Retirement Community, Bremerton

Best Optometrist

Dr. Janice Ngan —

With an office in a private, serene setting, Dr. Ngan uses state-of-the-art equipment for extended visual testing for diseases of the eye such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. The large optical boutique has a vast selection of designer frames.

  • Runner-up — Dale N. Holdren, Pacific Surgery Center, Poulsbo

Best Hearing Aid Dealer

Hearing Advantage

Hearing Advantage has been providing hearing health care to the Olympic Peninsula for the past 25 years. With locations in Poulsbo and Sequim, its audiologist’s primary goal is to educate patients about the effects of hearing loss and possible treatment options. It specializes in comprehensive diagnostic audiology evaluations, state-of-the-art hearing aid technology, tinnitus therapy and hearing loss counseling.

  • Runner-up — Link Audiology, Silverdale

Best Customer Service

Kitsap Bank

Another repeat winner, with headquarters in Port Orchard and branches throughout Kitsap, Pierce, King, Jefferson and Clallam counties, Kitsap Bank has been serving the local community’s banking needs for more than a century, and is one of the oldest and largest locally owned and operated community banks in the state.

  • Runner-up — Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop, Union

Best Golf Course

Alderbrook Golf Course

Alderbrook is a hidden treasure, with a view of beautiful Hood Canal and the majestic Olympic Mountains. It’s one of the most scenic golf courses in Washington state, and was voted No. 4 in KING5’s Best of Western Washington in 2014. Alderbrook is a member-owned golf course that is also open to public play. The clubhouse opened in 2009 and includes a restaurant, well-stocked bar, golf shop and administrative offices. It’s a great place to stop in for food and brews after golf or even to schedule small private functions, as well as host charity fundraising tournaments or corporate outings.

  • Runner-up — Gold Mountain Olympic Course, Bremerton

Best Camp for Kids

Crista Camps

The perennial winner in this category, Crista Camps at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch offer scores of unique activities in addition to traditional camp fun like boating, swimming and fireside bonding. At Miracle Ranch, wranglers teach horsemanship classes that span a wide spectrum of skills. Island Lake specializes in extreme adventures like Moto-X and high ropes. The consistent goal at both camps is to offer experiences that result in personal growth, authentic relationship development, high-level customer service and massive fun.

  • Runner-up — New Life Kids Camp, Silverdale

Best Place to Take a Family

Battle Point Park

This 90.3-acre park, which is largely open space, wins this category again. Features include two ponds, jogging trail, fitness course, two soccer fields, three softball fields, horse area, two tennis courts, sand volleyball court, play areas, two basketball courts shared with a roller hockey court, a large children’s play structure, garden plots, and a covered picnic shelter (reservations recommended). The renovated transmitter building is used for gymnastics classes and camps.

  • Runner-up — Scenic Beach State Park, Seabeck