The results are in, and these are the local favorites as voted by our readers.
FOOD + BEVERAGE
Best Casual Dining Restaurant
4877 Smith Road, West Chester
322 Reading Road, Mason
Troy’s Cafe is a “Chef Driven, Fresh Casual” concept that delivers gourmet food in a relaxing atmosphere with a great selection of beer and wine. They feature award-winning burgers, out of this world salads and pastas, and a vast selection of homemade desserts. Their unique menu can be customized for each guest.
Best Fine Dining Restaurant
Jag’s Steak & Seafood
5980 West Chester Road, West Chester
Jag’s Steak and Seafood is one of Cincinnati’s premier fine dining restaurants, offering an extensive list of seafood and exclusive beef and steak. Experience memorable fine dining through impeccable service in one of their elegant dining rooms, Piano Bar, or on the enchanting outdoor patio.
Best Tavern/Sports Grill
Putters Sports Grill
6575 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Liberty Township
Since 1998 Putters Sports Grill has been the neighborhood spot to meet with friends and enjoy great food and drinks in a warm, friendly atmosphere. The upbeat sports grill features more than 50 TVs, daily features made from scratch and a healthy children’s menu. This family-owned sports grill generously supports local schools and the community.
Moscow Mule, Kona Grill
7524 Gibson Street, Liberty Township
Kona Grill offers global food, friendly people and unique cultures—all in one place. Readers voted Kona Grill as having the best cocktail: the Moscow Mule. They also feature similar favorites: the London Mule and the Kentucky Mule. Cheers!
9964 Crescent Park Drive, West Chester
Great beer is crafted from great ingredients. Staying true to their local roots, DogBerry Brewing sources the freshest ingredients from local and regional producers. Started by two former chemists, DogBerry’s brews balance the perfect combination of creativity with science to ensure a perfect brew every time.
Best Local Coffee Shop
Kidd Coffee & Wine Bar
653 Reading Road, Mason
Kidd Coffee is a gourmet specialty coffee shop serving the greater Cincinnati area. They offer a range of specialty coffees, teas, breakfast and lunch options. With a fourth location opening soon at Carew Tower in Cincinnati, the number one goal at Kidd has always been to offer exceptional customer service and high quality beverages.
Best Specialty Shop
The Spicy Olive
7671 Cox Lane, West Chester
The Spicy Olive is a retail store specializing in fresh and healthy olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars and wines. The store is a tasting emporium where customers are invited to come in and taste delicious olive oils and balsamic vinegars before purchasing. They also offer weekly wine tastings on Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 3-6 p.m.
The Cheesecake Factory of Liberty Center
7612 Blake Street, Liberty Township
Known around the globe for its extensive and creative menu, generous portions, distinctive décor and legendary desserts The Cheesecake Factory has more than 250 menu selections—all handmade, in-house with fresh ingredients. With more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts, there is truly “something for everyone” at The Cheesecake Factory.
FASHION + BEAUTY
Yelton Fine Jewelers
9263 Schulze Drive, West Chester
In 1988, Roy H. Yelton opened a small jewelry shop in downtown Hamilton. His promise to the community was simple: treat customers like friends and make exceeding their expectations a tradition. He fulfilled that promise every day for over two decades. Today, the Yelton family continues to follow Roy’s tradition, maintaining a reputation for the highest standards of integrity, quality, value, selection and service. Yelton Fine Jewelers is a gem in our community.
Best Day Salon or Spa
MiTchell’s Salon & Day Spa
7795 Discovery Drive, West Chester
Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa has been locally owned and operated by Deborah Mitchell Schmidt since 1983. Mitchell’s has been an industry leader for nearly 35 years now, always subscribing to the highest standards of both skill and artistic talent.
Occasionally Yours–Liberty Center
7551 Bales Street, Liberty Township
Occasionally Yours is one of the nation’s premiere retailers of gifts, handbags, fashion jewelry and women’s accessories. They have been working to make “everyday an occasion” since 1981. Its exquisitely designed store at Liberty Center provides a welcome sanctuary from the hustle-bustle and ordinary, transporting their guests into a world of accessible and affordable luxury.
HOME + AUTO
Best Home Builder
211 Grandview Drive, Suite 300, Ft. Mitchell, KY
Family-owned and operated for almost 90 years, Drees Homes takes great pride in perfecting a collection of award-winning home designs encouraging individuality, yet sure to appeal to a variety of lifestyles. Drees offers more choices and the flexibility to create each customer’s unique idea of home at the exclusive Drees Design Center. Plus, DreeSmart Energy Savings and Home Comfort Innovations guarantees a smarter, more comfortable dream home.
Best Heating & Cooling
Hauser Heating & Air Conditioning
9114 Columbus Cincinnati Road, West Chester
Locally and family-owned Hauser Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to providing the best HVAC solutions for homes and businesses. They’ve earned a reputation for doing the job right the first time at a fair price, offering heating and cooling system solutions that fit their customers’ unique needs. With a team of fully trained, licensed and certified technicians, Hauser offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Tiffany Allen-Zeuch, Sibcy Cline Realtors
7677 VOA Centre Drive, West Chester
As Executive Sales Vice President at Sibcy Cline Realtors, Tiffany Allen-Zeuch represents buyers and sellers in their real estate transactions. Licensed since 2002 and relocation certified since 2004, Tiffany has been the #1 agent in the West Chester office since 2012. A strong believer in giving honest advice and looking out for clients’ best interests, most of her business is based on referrals.
Master Touch Painting & Restoration
7908 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite F, West Chester
Master Touch Painting & Restoration is a locally-owned business known for its attention to detail and customer service. Adding color to our community since 1993, its professional interior and exterior painting services are for both residential and commercial properties.
825 Greentree Road, Middletown
Berns Landscaping provides eye-catching and professional landscape design and installations in Southwest Ohio. In just over a quarter century, they have blossomed from one designer to an entire team of professionals. Their dedicated crew and fleet of equipment are capable to manage any project, big or small, including residential and commercial services.
Best Home Remodeler
10868 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash
Kitchen Concepts has been designing and remodeling kitchens and bathrooms in the Cincinnati area for over 40 years. Led by Pat Ryan, CKD, the professional design team has been featured numerous times in national kitchen design magazines, such as Signature Kitchens & Baths, and has accumulated many accolades from satisfied clients.
Best Automotive Dealer
5676 Dixie Highway, Fairfield
Performance Toyota is a family-owned car dealership, serving Cincinnati for more than 40 years, and recognized as a top stop for new and used vehicles. Its goals are all about its commitment to put a smile on the faces of their customers: fair prices, customer service, and a knowledgeable staff. Performance Toyota works to exceed the expectations of their customers in sales, maintenance and support.
Best Automotive Maintenance or Repair Shop
AAA/Bob Sumerel Tire & Service
4856 Wunnenberg Way, Union Centre
7889 Tylersville Road, West Chester
Focused on building strong customer relationships, Bob Sumerel Tire & Service provides the highest quality of workmanship on each and every automotive repair. Offering a full menu of repair, maintenance and tire services at competitive prices, the Tylersville Road location even offers Sunday hours.
Best Entertainment & Recreation: Date Night & Family
7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township
Winner of two Readers’ Choice Awards (Best Date Night and Best Family Activity), Liberty Center is the $350 million mixed-use project in Liberty Township, which opened to fanfare two years ago with more than 800,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and entertainment, 75,000 square feet of office space and 240 luxury apartments. Anchored by Dillard’s, AC Hotel by Marriott and Cobb Luxury 15 & CineBistro, Liberty Center has quickly become a community gathering spot with its summer concert series, family fun movies, farmer’s market and annual traditions like the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting.
Best Kids’ Activity
Jump & Jack’s
7102 Office Park Drive, West Chester
With a large multi-level indoor playground, Jump & Jack’s provides a safe and engaging atmosphere where the imaginations of kids from toddlers to age 11 are ignited and nurtured. They offer a one-stop play area with both public open spaces and reservable spaces for parties and events.
Best Fitness Center
Lakota Family YMCA
6703 Yankee Road, Liberty Township
Great Miami Valley YMCA— East Butler YMCA Branch
6645 Morris Road, Hamilton
The YMCA is a community-based organization that focuses on youth development and healthy living with an emphasis on social responsibility. As a community-driven organization, the Lakota Family YMCA is the largest provider of childcare in Butler County. The mission of the Great Miami Valley YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Though these two fitness centers operate independently from each other, the YMCA organization continues to lead our community to health.