Best of Maple Grove 2023: Meet Your Winners

by | Jul 2023

Best of Maple Grove 2023

Celebrate your Best of Maple Grove 2023 Readers’ Choice Poll winners and finalists!

Maple Grove Magazine readers, welcome to your annual Readers’ Choice Poll. You showed up online this January at and wrote in your top picks in a host of categories—now we have your results.

This year, you may notice a couple of new additions to the poll, including entirely new overarching categories dedicated to self care, pet care, services and leisure. We’ve also expanded beyond the city, so you’ll meet winners from the neighboring communities in our Best of the West Metro categories. And finally, we’re encouraging you to travel beyond our community into the great state of Minnesota with our Discover Minnesota categories.

Without further ado, let’s meet your winners and finalists!


Best Bakery

Nadia Cakes

Runners-up: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Great Harvest Bread Co.

Best Bar, Brewery or Distillery

Omni Brewery & Taproom

Runners-up: Malone’s Bar & Grill, Brick & Bourbon

Best Breakfast or Brunch

3 Squares Restaurant

Runners-up: The Original Pancake House, The Village Inn + Granite City Food & Brewery

Best Desserts or Ice Cream

Crumbl Cookies

Runners-up: Nadia Cakes, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Best International Cuisine

Lotus Maple Grove

Runners-up: El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, Sawatdee Thai Cuisine

Best Locally Owned Coffee Shop

Daily Dose Cafe and Espresso

Runners-up: Kingdom Coffee, Annabelle House MN

Best Outdoor Dining Space

The Highlander at Rush Creek Golf Club

Runners-up: The Lookout Bar and Grill, Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar

Best Plant-Based or Vegan Menu

Crisp & Green

Runners-up: Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Grabbagreen (now closed)

Best Restaurant

Malone’s Bar & Grill

Runners-up: Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse, Biaggi’s

Best Restaurant for a Power Lunch

Crisp & Green

Runners-up: Café Zupas, Malone’s Bar & Grill

Best Takeout or Curbside Service

Malone’s Bar & Grill

Runners-up: Lotus Maple Grove, Biaggi’s

Best Burger

Malone’s Bar & Grill

Runners-up: Paulie’s (Formerly known as Rock Elm at the Grove), Brick & Bourbon

Best Chicken Sandwich

Malone’s Bar & Grill

Runners-up: The Highlander at Rush Creek Golf Club, 3 Squares Restaurant

Best Pizza

Frankie’s Chicago Style Pizza

Runners-up: Punch Pizza, Angeno’s Pizza and Pasta


Best Builder

J Brothers Design – Build – Remodel, Inc.

Runners-up: Hanson Builders Inc, JP Brooks Builders

Best Carpet and Flooring Store

Grand Design Floors

Runners-up: Floors of Distinction, Carpet Country Carpet One Floor & Home, The Tile Shop

Best Garden Center

Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery

Runners-up: Fair’s Nursery, Malmborg’s Garden Center

Best Home Cleaning Service

J&K Brightness

Runners-up: Divine Shine Cleaning Company, Empower Washers, MaidPro

Best Home Decor and Furniture Store

Becker Furniture & Mattress

Runners-up: Furniture Manor, DMP Furniture

Best Interior Design Firm

Zestful Design

Runners-up: Pinnacle Interior Designs, Shelly’s Interior Concepts

Best Landscape Design Service

Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery

Runners-up: LADC Companies, Stronger Escapes LLC.

Best Lawn Service

CB Services Lawn, Landscape & Irrigation

Runners-up: LADC Companies, West Metro Lawn Care & Snow

Best Locally Owned Hardware Store

Jerry’s Do it Best Hardware

Runners-up: Ace Hardware, Levahn Brothers Plumbing & Hardware Hank

Best Remodeler

Neighborhood Building-Remodeling

Runners-up: J Brothers Design – Build – Remodel, Inc., Huge Improvements, Mav’s Construction and Remodeling Inc

Best Senior Living Residence

SilverCreek on Main

Runners-up: Arbor Lakes Senior Living, Applewood Pointe of Maple Grove at Arbor Lakes


Best Barbershop

Willow Salon

Runners-up: 18/8 Men’s Salon, Talisman Hair Studio

Best Boutique Fitness or Yoga Studio

Orangetheory Fitness

Runners-up: Burn Boot Camp, Jazzercise

Best Med Spa

Belladerm MedSpa

Runners-up: Woodhouse Spa, Spavia Day Spa

Best Place for a Manicure and Pedicure

Woodhouse Spa

Runners-up: Van’s Nail & Spa, Beaute’ Contour Nail Lounge

Best Salon Spa

Willow Salon

Runners-up: Woodhouse Spa, Simonson’s Salon & Spa


Best Allergy Practice

HealthPartners & Park Nicollet

Runners-up: Advancements in Allergy and Asthma Care, Ltd., Allergy & Asthma Specialists, P.A.

Best Chiropractic Practice

Broman Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Runners-up: The Wellery Chiropractic, Northwood Chiropractic and Wellness

Best Cosmetic Dentistry Practice

Brook West Family Dentistry

Runners-up: Grove Health Dental, Arbor Lakes Dental

Best Dental Practice

Grove Health Dental

Runners-up: Arbor Lakes Dental, Brook West Family Dentistry

Best Dermatology Practice

Associated Skin Care Specialists

Runners-up: HealthPartners & Park Nicollet, Clarus Dermatology

Best Eye Care Practice

Pearle Vision

Runners-up: Northwest Eye, Bass Lake Family Eye Care

Best Family Medicine Practice

Voyage Healthcare

Runners-up: HealthPartners & Park Nicollet, Allina Health Maple Grove Clinic

Best Holistic Wellness Practice

Bloom into Balance: Craniosacral Therapy

Runners-up: Maple Grove Family Chiropractic, The Wellery Chiropractic

Best OB-GYN Practice

Oakdale OBGYN

Runners-up: Clinic Sofia OBGYN, PA, OBGYN & Infertility

Best Orthodontic Practice

Kottemann Orthodontics

Runners-up: Accorde Orthodontists, TC Orthodontics

Best Orthopedic Practice

Twin Cities Orthopedics with Urgent Care Maple Grove

Runners-up: TRIA, Summit Orthopedics

Best Pediatric Practice

South Lake Pediatrics

Runners-up: Children’s Minnesota Partners in Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic, Laganis Pediatric Dentistry


Best Dance Studio

The Dance Complex

Runners-up: Dancin On Broadway, Escalate Dance & Theatre Studio, Jazzercise

Best Preschool Program

St. John’s Lutheran School and Preschool

Runners-up: Step By Step Montessori Schools, St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church

Best Swim School or Lessons

Foss Swim School

Runners-up: Maple Grove Community Center, Anoka-Hennepin Community Education

Pet Care

Best Dog-Friendly Establishment

Omni Brewery & Taproom

Runners-up: 3 Squares Restaurant, Brew Park Plymouth

Best Dog Park

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Runners-up: Dog Park at Fish Lake Regional Park, Brew Park Plymouth

Best Pet Boarding or Daycare Service

Red Barn Pet Retreat

Runners-up: ADOGO pet hotels, All Seasons Canine Country Club

Best Pet Grooming Service

Bubbly Paws

Runners-up: Red Barn Pet Retreat, Shaggy Dog Grooming

Best Veterinarian Practice

North Paws Veterinary Clinic

Runners-up: Corcoran Pet Care Center, Heritage Animal Hospital, VCA Animal Wellness Center of Maple Grove


Best Accounting

Jenson & Co.

Runners-up: Barton Walter & Krier, Bayerkohler & Graff, Ltd.

Best Family Photographer

Bobeedy Photography

Runners-up: Julie Chappell Photography, Makally Photography

Best Home Inspector

Peace of Mind Home Inspections

Runners-up: Built To Last Inspections LLC, Rock Solid Home Inspections

Best Law Practice

Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.

Runners-up: Mundahl Law, The Law Offices of Brian E. Stevens, PA

Best Mortgage Company

First Class Mortgage

Runners-up: Mortgages Unlimited, Edge Home Finance Corporation


Best Apparel Boutique


Runners-up: Apricot Lane Boutique, Leela & Lavender

Best Florist

Donato’s Floral

Runners-up: Maple Grove Floral, The Wild Orchid

Best Gift Shop

The Woods

Runners-up: GoodThings, Patina

Best Jewelry Store

Mark Michael Diamond Designs (now closed)

Runners-up: Goldwear Jewelers, Jared

Best Specialty Kitchen or Foods Store

Love That Olive

Runners-up: Lunds & Byerlys, GoodThings


Best Park, Open Space or Beach

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Runners-up: Central Park of Maple Grove, Fish Lake

Best Place for a Date Night

Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse

Runners-up: Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, Biaggi’s, Malone’s Bar & Grill

Best Place for Family Activities

Central Park of Maple Grove

Runners-up: Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove Community Center

Best Place for an Outdoor Adventure

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Runners-up: Central Park of Maple Grove, Eastman Nature Center

Best Place to Watch Fourth  of July Fireworks

Town Green Park

Runners-up: Maple Grove Community Center, The Lookout Bar and Grill

Best of the West Metro

Best Golf Course

Rush Creek Golf Club

Runners-up: Pheasant Acres Golf Course, Baker National Golf Course, Edinburgh USA

Best Music School


Runners-up: Rogers School of Music, Schmitt Music

Best Outdoor Skating or Hockey Rink

Central Park Ice Skate Loop

Runners-up: Kerber Park, Elm Creek Elementary School

Best Private School

St. John’s Lutheran School and Preschool

Runners-up: St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Providence Academy

Best Speciality Athletic Store

TC Running Company

Runners-up: Dave’s Sport Shop, Lettermen Sports, Maple Grove Cycling

Best Theater Program

Bunce Performing Arts

Runners-up: Yellow Tree Theatre, Maple Grove Senior High School

Discover Minnesota

Best Campground

Baker Park Reserve

Runners-up: KOA, Whitewater State Park

Best Hiking or Biking Trail

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Runners-up: Superior Hiking Trail, Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park, Three Rivers Park District

Best Live Theater

Bunce Performing Arts

Runners-up: Yellow Tree Theatre, Orpheum Theatre

Best Museum

Science Museum of Minnesota

Runners-up: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota History Center

Best Music Venue

The Armory

Runners-up: The Lookout Bar and Grill, Town Green Park

Best Nordic Ski Trail or Alpine Hill

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Runners-up: Lutsen Mountains, Buck Hill

Best Resort or Lodge

Grand View Lodge

Runners-up: Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior, Great Wolf Lodge

Best Wedding Photographer or Videographer

Chapel Video Production, Vick Photography (tie)

Runners-up: Eric Vest Photography, Justin Cox Photography

Best Wedding Venue

Rush Creek Golf Club

Runners-up: The Hutton House, Elm Creek Park Reserve, Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens


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