Best of Best

The readers of the Athens Daily Review participated in the annual Best of contest. Below is a list of all the winners as voted on by the readers. A special section was published in the Saturday, Feb. 28 edition of the Review.

Best Overall Restaurant

Serenity Bakery

Best Eye Doctor

Dallas Eyecare

Best Fast Food Restaurant


Best Chinese Restaurant

Hunan’s Chinese Restaurant

Best Cup of Coffee


Best Breakfast

Athens Cafe

Best Home Cooking Restaurant

The Ole’ West Steak House

Best Mexican Restaurant


Friendliest Waitresses

Serenity Bakery

Best Buffet

Tilo’s Cuisine and Bakery

Best Hamburger


Best BBQ

Danny’s BBQ

Best Ribs

Danny’s BBQ

Best Pizza

Rounder’s Pizza

Best French Fries


Best Salad

Ken’s Pizza

Best Piece of Pie

Tilo’s Cuisine and Bakery

Best Chicken Fried Steak

Tilo’s Cuisine and Bakery

Best Dessert

Cherry Laurel Bakery, Cafe and Catering

Best Donuts

Daylight Donuts

Best Chicken


Best Steaks

The Ole’ West Steak House

Best Hot Sauce


Best Hair Salon

Purity Salon

Best Barber

Jim McPhearson

Best Nail Salon

Osmosis Salon and Spa

Best Car Salesman

Rudy Pittman

Best Day Spa

The Retreat Massage & Day Spa

Best Nurse

Tammy Edwards/Oakwood Place

Best Dentist

Brandon Allen/Crestway Park Dental

Best Teacher

Audrey Thurston

Best Coach

Brad Smiley, TVCC

Best Police Officer

Mimi Head

Best Fire Fighter

Richard DeShazo

Best Bank/Financial Institute

First State of Athens

Best Teller

Amber Arnold/First State Bank

Best Place to Get a Loan

First State of Athens

Best Attorney

Melvin Bateman

Best Place to Buy Antiques

Wagon Wheel Antique Mall

Best Chiropractor

Santelli Chiropractor

Best Photographer

Crista Couch

Best Veterinary Clinic

Athens Animal Clinic

Best Insurance Agency

Lona Mauk/State Farm Insurance

Best Builder/Contractor

Tidmore Building

Best Bakery

Serenity Bakery

Best Plumber

All American

Best Massage Therapist

Brandy Neal/Purity Salon

Best Electrician

Elliott Electric

Best Real Estate Agent

Trish McGuffey/Steve Grant

Best Real Estate Company

Steve Grant

Best Hotel/Motel

Best Western

Best Oil Change

Pit Stop

Best Mechanic

Justin Milner/Fulton Tire & Auto

Best Place to Buy Tires

B & E Tires

Best Auto Repair Shop

Fulton Tire & Auto Service

Best Grocery Store

Come and Take It

Best Place to Buy Gas


Best Checker

LaNessa Dawson/Brookshire’s

Best Sacker

Rodney Eggleston/Brookshire’s

Best Gift Shop

Island Tan

Best Place to Buy Furniture

Ivan Smith

Best Floor Covering

Floors 4 U

Best Golf Course

Athens Country Club

Best Place to Buy Clothing

Kathy’s Boutique

Best Place to Buy Major Appliances

Cole’s Heating, A/C and Appliance Store

Best Florist


Best Dry Cleaners


Best Day Care Center

Noah’s Ark

Best Convenience Store

Come & Take It

Best Drug Store/Pharmacy

Anderson Drug

Best Place to Work

Schneider Electric

Best Place to go on a Date

Castle Oak Vineyard

Best Home Health Agency

Integra Care

Best Lumber Store

Smith Lumber

Best Hardware Store

Groom & Son’s

Best Feed Store

Southside Feed

Best Nursing Home

South Place

Best Assisted Living

Oakwood Place

Best Auto Body Repair

Donny’s Paint & Body

Best Funeral Home

Hannigan Smith

Best Heating & Air Co.

Cole’s Heating, A/C and Appliance Store

Best Place to Buy Medical Supplies

Horn’s Medical

Best Pawn Shop

Athens Pawn Shop

Best Pest Control

Hobbs Pest Management

Best Iced Tea


Best Accountant

Holdredge, Shaddox & Habibelahian, LLP

Best Taxidermist

Ducks & Bucks

Best Car Dealer – New

Bacon Auto Ranch

Best Car Dealer – Used

Athens Auto Finance

Best Truck Dealer – New


Best Truck Dealer – Used


Best Plumbing Supply


Best Place to Buy Farm Equipment

Smith & Sons

Best ATV Dealer

Brinson Power Sports

Best Place to Work Out

Cain Center

Best Hospital


Best Family Practice Doctor

Dr. Coker/Medical Arts Clinic


Lynn Baumgardner/Athens Women’s Health

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Mettatal/Lakeland Medical

Best Foot Doctor

Dr. Jonathan Kletz

Best School

Murchison ISD

Best Winery

Castle Oak Vineyard

Best Propane Company

Nelson Propane

Financial Advisor

Sean Ray

Mail Carrier

Jeff Goodrich

Best Hair Dresser

Seleste Chapman/Purity Salon

Best Groomer

Rachael Sharp/Athens Animal Clinic

Best Receptionist

Carey Vaugh/Schneider Electric

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