Best of Southwest 2017

More than 15,000 votes were cast in the Best of Southwest 2017, Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s ninth annual survey of residents’ favorite restaurants, resorts and more. Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Best Family Restaurant

1. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant


2. Gator’s Dockside

2. Chick-fil-A


3. Chili’s Grill & Bar Restaurant

3. Yellow Dog Eats

Best Fine Dining Restaurant

1. Eddie Vs Prime Seafood

2. Seasons 52

3. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Best Fast Food/Casual Restaurant

1. ChickfilA

2. Chipotle Mexican Grill

3. BurgerFi

Best Italian Restaurant

1. Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

2. Bravo Cucina Italiana

3. Peperoncino Cucina

Best Mexican Restaurant

1. Agave Azul

2. Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar

3. Chipotle Mexican Grill

Best Sushi

1. Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

2. Amura

3. Seito Sushi

Best Pizza

1. Anthonys Coal Fired Pizza

2. Papa John’s Pizza

3. NYPD Pizza

Best Steak

1. Ruths Chris Steak House

2. Morton’s The Steakhouse

3. LongHorn Steakhouse of Winter Garden

Best Seafood

1. Bonefish Grill of Winter Garden

2. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

3. Red Lobster

Best Sports Bar

1. Gators Dockside

2. Craig Miller’s Field House

3. Miller’s Ale House

Best Wine Shop/Bar/Happy Hour

1. Tims Wine Market

2. Vines Wines & Spirits

3. Total Wine & More

Best Fitness Facility

1. Dr. P. Phillips YMCA

2. LA Fitness

3. Gold’s Gym Dr. Phillips

Best Day Spa

1. Woodhouse Day Spa

2. Gentle Touch MediSpa & Wellness

3. Massage Envy

Best Salon/Barbershop

1. Nicks Barber Shop

2. Great Clips

3. Shala Salon Spa & Turkish Bath

Best Church

1. Holy Family Catholic Church

2. First Baptist Orlando

3. St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Best Local Resort

1. Disneys Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

2. Rosen Shingle Creek

3. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Best Wedding Location

1. Disneys Wedding Pavilion

2. Bella Collina

3. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Best Venue for a Child’s Birthday

1. Chuck E. Cheeses

2. Monkey Joe’s

3. My Gym Children’s Fitness Center

Best Private School

1. The First Academy

2. Holy Family Catholic School

3. Windermere Preparatory School

Best Real Estate Agent

1. Rob Rahter of Stockworth Realty Group

2. Paul McGarigal of Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

3. Bobby Baldor of Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc.

Best Insurance Agent

1. Sun Insurance Services

2. State Farm Insurance

3. Geico

Best Attorney

1. Lou Pendas, Esq., of The Pendas Law Firm

2. William C. Voight II, Esq., of Voight Attorneys at Law

3. Morgan & Morgan

Best Dentist

1. Matthew McKissock, D.M.D., of Windermere Dentistry

2. Michael P. DiMauro, D.D.S.

3. Rahim Bhanji, D.M.D., of Dental Care at Dr. Phillips

Best Physician

1. Niral C. Patel, M.D., of Windermere Medical Center

2. Lori Lambert, M.D.

3. Pediatric Associates of Orlando

3. Lara D. Hitchcock, M.D., of Hitchcock Health Institute


Best Veterinarian

1. Sand Lake Animal Clinic

2. Doug Pearce, DVM, of Animal Clinic of Windermere

3. Philip Callahan, DVM, of MetroWest Veterinary Clinic

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