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Best of the Valley 2017

Best of the Valley 2017

 

Restaurants

 

 

Best Overall Lehigh Valley

Carmel Kitchen and Wine Bar

carmel-kitchen.com/locations/allentown-pa.com

 

Best Overall Allentown, Best Martini

3501 Grille

grille3501.com

 

Best Overall Bethlehem

Apollo Grill

Casual, friendly, sophisticated and lively describes Bethlehem's Apollo Grill perfectly. The menu was the first in the Valley to offer small plates and half-portions and has continued to create innovative cuisine using the freshest ingredients. A warm and inviting decor adds to the feel of a neighborhood bistro. The professional, yet friendly service welcomes you back again and again, whether it's for burger or a lobster taco. apollogrill.com

 

Best Overall Easton

Sette Luna

setteluna.com

 

Best BBQ

Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse

grumpysbbq.net

 

Best Breakfast

Billy's Downtown Diner

billysdiner.com

 

Best Buffet

Florence Italian Grille

florencegrille.com

 

Best Chinese

Bamboo Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar

thebamboocuisine.com

 

Best Coffee Shop

The Joint

 

Best Deli

Goosey Gander

"Your only destination, our only locations. Making sandwiches for our friends since 1979."

thegoose.com

 

Best Diner

Trivet Diner

trivetdiner.com

 

Best Indian

Nawab Indian Restaurant

nawabindianbethlehem.com

 

Best Italian, Best Wait Service

Molinari's

molinarimangia.com

 

Best Japanese, Best Sushi

Kome

komerestaurant.com

 

Best Kids Menu Restaurant & Best French Fries

Red Robin

Found in 2003, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group is a locally-owned and operated Red Robin casual dining franchise covering the Eastern, Northeastern and Central regions of Pennsylvania. Red Robin is famous for serving more than two dozen craveable, high-quality burgers with Bottomless Steak Fries® in a fun environment welcoming to guests of all ages. Whether a family dining with kids, adults grabbing a drink at the bar or teens enjoying a meal, Red Robin serves a wide variety of salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts and signature beverages. Visit your local Red Robin restaurant and join in the Burger experience today. Red Robin…YUMMM!® redrobin.com

 

Best Lunch Spot

Cali Burrito

caliburrito.com

 

Best Mexican

On the Border

ontheborder.com

 

Best New Restaurant

BJ's Brewhouse

bjsrestaurants.com

 

Best Outdoor Dining

Limeport Inn

Celebrating 175 years, the Limeport Inn and its team continue the tradition of combining great atmosphere with great food in one of the Lehigh Valley's most unique restaurants.

limeportinn.com

 

Best Tea Room

Granny McCarthy's Tea Room

redstagpub.com

 

FOOD

 

Best Appetizer

River Grille

therivergrille.com

 

Best Bakery

Emmaus Bakery

High-quality, made-from-scratch pastries at fair prices, they also make wedding cakes, specialty cakes and cakes for any occasion. They also specialize in large doughnuts, apple fritters, bear claws, sticky buns, Moravian sugar cookies, potato crumb buns, turnovers, breads and rolls. emmausbakery.com

 

Best Bagels

Johnny's Bagels

johnnysbagelsanddeli.com

 

Best Cheesesteak

The Brass Rail Restaurant

The Brass Rail Restaurant has been family-operated and an Allentown tradition for over 85 years. Offering award-winning cheese steaks to complete meals, The Brass Rail has something for everyone. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week with two private banquet rooms for 25 to 100 guests. Good food, friendly service and reasonable prices – A Valley tradition. brassrailrestaurant.com

 

 

Best Chocolates

Josh Early Candies

joshearlycandies.com

 

Best Cupcakes

Blondies

Blondies has been feature on the Food Network and Spike TV. They are best known for their outrageous flavors and super large cupcakes, so moist you'll need a spoon. They are family-owned and -operated, have an extensive and fun food menu featured at their two shops and each item is made with love. blondiesfood.com

 

Best Dessert

Perkin's

perkinsrestaurants.com

 

Best Hamburgers

Wert's Cafeé

Wert's Cafe, the perfect stop for lunch or dinner, has been serving their delicious signature burgers for almost 50 years. If you have never had a Wert's burger you owe it to yourself to come in and try one. At Wert's there is always a great selection being served with a friendly and family atmosphere. wertscafe.com

 

Best Hot Dogs

Yocco's

yoccos.com

 

Best Ice Cream

Ice Cream World

icecreamworld.com

 

Best Pizza

Stefano's

stefanosrest.com

 

Best Salads

Saladworks

saladworks.com

 

Best Sandwiches

Primo Hoagies

primohoagies.com

 

Best Seafood

Youell's Oyster House

youellsoysterhouse.com

 

Best Soup

Zoup

zoup.com

 

Best Steak, Wine Bar

Blue Grill House

bluegrillhouse.com

 

Best Sunday Brunch

Hotel Bethlehem

hotelbethlehem.com

 

Best Vegetarian

Jenny's Kuali

Jenny's Kuali has been owned and operated by Jenny and Roy Lim in Southside Bethlehem since August 2012. Their homemade Malaysian dishes are infused with exotic spices with various fresh ingredients. Their food reflects the various cultures of Malaysia. jennyskuali.com

 

Best Wings, Best Sports Bar

PJ Whelihan's

pjspub.com

 

 

BAR

 

Best Happy Hour & Best Bar

Bar Louie (Center Valley)

Bar Louie came into the Promenade Shops late 2015 to offer great food and drinks to the people of the Lehigh Valley. Known for their Tuesday Burger Nights and awesome happy hour, their scratch kitchen offers everything from shareable appetizers to burgers and entrees, while drinkers rejoice in the 32 signature cocktails and 30 draft beers on tap. barlouie.com

 

Bartender

Frankie- Lost Tavern Brewing

losttavernbrewing.com

 

Local Pub

Porter's Pub

porterspubeaston.com

 

Microbrew Selection

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Weyerbacher is proud to call the Lehigh Valley home! It's a place that has always fostered innovation and kept it in the forefront. Weyerbacher uses that same spirit when they craft recipes that push boundaries and stretch style guidelines. Stop by the tap room and let's have a beer! weyerbacher.com

 

 

SERVICES

 

Best Accountant

Buckno, Lisicky & Co.

bucknolisicky.com

 

Best Architect

Howard Kulp Architects, PC

Howard Kulp Architects, PC offers professional services in architecture, planning, programming and interior design. The firm has planned and designed a variety of projects, including commerical/retail, health care, institutional and custom residences. Our primary objective is to provide excellent design services while exceeding the expectations of the client. hkulparchitects.com

 

Best Attorney Overall

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Attorneys at Law

Every business day, the lawyers of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus apply decades of experience to provide our clients with cost-effective solutions to complex matters of commercial law and personal legal issues. As a result, we have become one of the most respected law firms in Pennsylvania, earning the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell for the quality of our legal services, our professional reliability and ethical standards. nmmlaw.com

 

Best Business Law Attorney & Best Place to Work (1-50)

Zator Law

Zator Law is in its third decade offering professional services to business, organizations and individuals. Chances are if you live, work or play in the Lehigh Valley, you have seen the results of their comprehensive business and real-estate practice. Outside of the office, their team is dedicated to community causes and charitable fundraising, including the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley. Zatorlaw.com

 

Best Divorce Attorney

Lance Gordon

saltzmangordonlaw.com

 

Best Family Law Attorney

Law Offices of Jerry Knafo

Knafo Law Offices is a Lehigh Valley personal injury law firm that represent individuals and families that have suffered injuries as a result of auto accidents, with offices in Allentown, Easton, Orefield and Whitehall. Knafo.com

 

Best Bed & Breakfast

Sayre Mansion

sayremansion.com

 

Best Cable Company

Service Electric

sectv.com

 

Best Car Wash (Tunnel and Touchless Automatic)

Kuhnsville CarWash

kcwash.com

 

Best Cell Phone Provider

Verizon Wireless

verizonwireless.com

 

Best ChildCare Center

Active Learning Center

alcchildcare.com

 

Best Bank

Lafayette Ambassador Bank

lafambank.com

 

Best Credit Union

People First Federal Credit Union

peoplefirstcu.org

 

Best Custom Framing, Best Camera Store

Dan's Camera City

danscamera.com

 

Best Day Spa

Oliver's Salon and Day Spa

Over the past 20 years, Oliver's Salon and Spa has encouraged the importance of treating yourself well. This means taking time out to restore well-being. Their team of strong, passionate professionals continues to provide the Lehigh Valley with luxurious treatments and services. oliverssalondayspa.com

 

Best Event Planner, Best Landscaping

PLACE-Scott Rothenberger

With more than 24 years experience in the design industry, Scott Rothenberger created PLACE, a one-stop design firm offering landscape design and installation, interior and exterior architectural design, event and holiday decoration and more. With Scott's experience and education in architecture, combined with 19-plus years of practicing landscape and garden design, PLACE serves as one source from designing a concept to project management to completion.

 

Best Financial Planner

Valley National Financial Advisors

Valley Financial Advisors' mission is to enable people to meet their long-term financial goals. They aim to simplify their clients' lives by giving them advice in as many areas as possible – financial planning, investments, tax, retirement, estate planning, insurance, trust, education planning and ExecutiveEdge™ planning for corporate leaders. valleynationalgroup.com

 

Best Fitness Center

Steel Fitness

sfpremierhw.com

 

Best Funeral Home

Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc.

Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. is a caring, family-owned and -operated funeral home since 1938, serving the Lehigh Valley with locations in Hellertown and Schnecksville. With state-of-the-art facilities that include a crematorium, themed hearses, customized video productions and Skyping, the Heintzelman Funeral Home offers world-class funeral and bereavement needs. "There is a difference –ask the families we have served." heintzelmanfh.com

 

Best Hair Styling (Women)

Lawrence Roth

lawrencerothsalonanddayspa.com

 

Best Health Insurance Provider

Highmark Blue Shield

highmark.com

 

Best Home Builder

Tuskes Homes

tuskeshomes.com

 

Best Hotel, Best Weekend Get Away, Best Reception Facility

Bear Creek Mountain Resort

bcmountainresort.com

 

Best Insurance Agent

Justin Beidelman

As a Senior Insurance Advisor and Alternative Risk Advisor for Arbor Insurance Group, one of the area's most-recognized firms, Justin is responsible for the development of commerical insurance clients throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas while maintaining the relationships of existing clientele. arborinsurancegroup.com

 

Best Interior Designer

GailGray Home

GailGray is a full-service interior-design retail store in the Promenade Shops. They take pride in their customer service and attention to detail for their clients, whether someone is looking for an accessory for their coffee table or are building and furnishing a new home. gailgrayhome.com

 

Internet Service Provider

RCN

rcn.com

 

Best Manicure/Pedicure & Best Tanning Salon

Blink27 Salon & Spa

At Blink27 Salon & Spa, their specialty is their love for what they do. Blink27 Salon & Spa is a team of leading hair professional dedicated to quality service. Their cutting-edge style combined with a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere provides affordable luxury in an elegant, professional environment. Blink27.com

 

Best Massage

Healing Hands Massage and Wellness Center LLC

A hidden treasure right in the heart of historic downtown Bethlehem, Healing Hands Massage and Wellness Center has been in the business since 1997. Their facility offers eight treatment rooms and a full menu of services focused on health and wellbeing, including several massage modalities, facials, waxing, colon hydrotherapy and acupuncture. Our email address is healhandsm+c@yahoo.com.

 

Best Personal Trainer

Joseph Arangio, WorkoutEngine Allentown

The body-transformation program helps turn bulky butter beans into svelte peed pods. Supervised by fat-loss guru Joseph Arangio, aspiring health hounds participate in four 45-minute weekly workout sessions, designed for minimum time commitment and maximum impact and intensity. Clients can lose up to one pound each week. Results are guaranteed. workoutengineallentown.com

 

Best Pool/Spa

B & B Pools

B&B Custom Pools is the Lehigh Valley's leading designer and builder of custom concrete pools and spas since 1973. Along with our retail store, B&B Custom Pools Inc., specializes in all of your swimming pool needs and pleasures. Let their family build and service your family's dream pool today. custompoolsbybarry.com

 

Best Real Estate (Residential), Best Real Estate (Commercial) & Best Place to Work (51+ Employees)

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS®

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® is a part of HomeServices of America, the nation’s second largest provider of total home services. With more than 4,500 sales associates in over 65 sales offices across the Tri-State, it is the No. 1 broker in the nationwide BHHS network of 1,400 broker affiliates. berkshirehathawayhs.com

 

Best Tire Dealer

Jack Williams Tire

jackwilliams.com

 

Best Travel Agency

AAA Travel, AAA East Central

AAA Travel Agency offers fee-free vacation planning and booking to non-members and members. Members enjoy exclusive value-added benefits and savings. In addition to domestic and international arrangements (including cruises, guided and independent tours and motor-coach excursions), AAA offers air and train ticketing, car rentals, visa and passport assistance and other services and products. aaa.com

 

 

PET SERVICES

 

Best Doggy Day Care, Dog Trainer, Pet Groomer & Pet Kennel

Leader of the Pack Institute

Leader of the Pack Institute is the Valley's premier, full-service, canine facility offering dog daycare 365 days a year, overnight boarding with cage-free or private stay, all levels of obedience classes, private behavior modification at their facility or in your home and a full-service grooming salon. lopci.com

 

Best Pet Supplies

Affordable Pet Center

Affordable Pet Center is family-owned and operated by the Ford family. They have a wide selection of suppplies for dogs, cats, small animals, fish, reptiles, birds, wild birds and ponds. Their staff can answer your questions and direct you to the products you need to keep your pet happy and healthy. affordablepetcenter.net

 

Best Veterinarian

Macungie Animal Hospital

macungieanimalhospital.com

 

 

RETAILERS

 

Best Auto Dealer (Domestic)

Rothrock Motor Sales, Inc.

Rothrock is a family-owned and -operated business for over 57 years in the Lehigh Valley. They provide superior customer services including sales, service, parts, reconditioning and a body shop all located centrally in Allentown. At Rothrock, their mission is to provide a truly exceptional buying and servicing experience with integrity and fairness. rothrock.com

 

Best Auto Dealer (Foreign)

Lehigh Valley Honda

lehighvalleyhonda.com

 

Best Beer Distributor

Shangy's

(610)967-1701

 

Best Bicycle Shop

Bike Line

bikeline.com

 

Best Bookstore

Moravian Book Shop

moravianbookshop.com

 

Best Furniture Store

Raymoor & Flanigan

raymourflanigan.com

 

Best Garden Center

Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center

lvhgc.com

 

Best Hardware Store

Albright's Hardware & Garden Center

albrightshardwarestore.com

 

Best Health Food Store

Queens Nutritional Food

Queens has been a family-owned business for over 40 years. Their specialty is vitamins and herbs. They also have a wholesale division that supplies products throughout Pa. and N.J. Most nuts are roasted on the premises for freshness. They have a knowledgeable staff ready to answer questions. queensnutrition.net

 

Best Jeweler

Susan Bella Jewelry

Susan Bella Jewelry is the Lehigh Valley's best full-service jewelry store where customer service and quality reign supreme! Susan's welcoming shop, located on the West End of Allentown, is packed with gorgeous fine jewelry you won't find anywhere else in the Valley. The genuine sales advice, expert repairs and heartfelt custom designs are just a few of Susan Bella Jewelry's traits that keep clients coming back. susanbellajewelry.com

 

Best Mall

Lehigh Valley Mall

simon.com/mall/lehigh-valley-mall

 

Best Men's Clothier

The London Shop

thelondonshopofeaston.com

 

Best Motorcyle Dealer

Keystone Harley Davidson

keystonehd.com

 

Best Sporting Goods Store

Dick's Sporting Goods

dickssportinggoods.com

 

Best Supermarket

Wegman's

wegmans.com

 

Best Tobacco Shop

Cigar's International

cigarinternational.com

 

Best Unique Gift Shop

Missing Piece

Missing piece is a unique destination gift shop and women's boutique located in Nazareth. They offer a wide selection of designer lines, including Brighton, Chamilia, Uno De 50, Lizzy James, Vera Bradley and much more. Their staff is professional and friendly and always provide their customers with exceptional service from the minute they walk through the door. They take pride in creating meaningful relationships with customers, and they are always willing to help you find that perfect gift. They are always looking to do something extra for their customers. They will clean your jewelry while shopping, provide complimentary gift wrapping for that special gift and offer Teddy Grahams to their little shoppers. They appreciate their customers' business and want to thank them for their continued loyalty. missingpiecegiftshop.com

 

Best Vapor Shop

The Vaping Oasis

The Vaping Oasis provides a safe alternative to smoking. They have the largest selection of e-liquid and hardware in the Lehigh Valley and a professional staff to help you with your vaping needs. The Vaping Oasis brand liquid is carried in shops throughout the United States as well as overseas. thevapingoasis@yahoo.com

 

Best Winery

Franklin Hill Vineyards

franklinhillvineyards.com

 

Best Women's Boutique

Julia's 4 Seasons Consignment Boutique

Julia's 4 Seasons Consignment Boutique is a women's boutique set in a charming historic building along the Catasauqua's Front Street business district. Julia's offers all-seasons, all-sizes and all-occasions merchandise all year long. Julia's emphasis on offering trendy a d timeless fashions makes it your No. 1 got-to boutique for the fashionable woman on a budget. At Julia's, you will find clothing in sizes junior 00 to women's plus 5X, shoes, accessories, handbags, designer labels, formal wear, costumes, vintage and much more. julias4seasons.com

 

 

ARTS & LEISURE

 

Best Birthday Party Location

Bounce U

bounceu.com

 

Best Dance Studio

Accent School of Dance

Accent School of Dance provides professional dance instruction in a creative, high-quality studio environment. With over 20 years of experience, students of all ages are encouraged to excel to their fullest potential while having fun. Accent dancers gain confidence, self-esteem and find fulfillment through the art of dance. accentschoolofdance.com

 

Best Day Trip Destination

Knoebles

knoebles.com

 

Best Festival

Musikfest

musikfest.org

 

Best Golf Course (Private)

Brookside Country Club

brooksidecountryclub.org

 

Best Golf Course (Public)

Allentown Municipal Golf Course

allentowngolf.org

 

Best Independent Movie Theater

Emmaus Movie Theater

They would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted them Best Independent Theater in the Lehigh Valley. They have recently expanded their programming for live comedy, BYOB cult-classic screenings, free community movies, private parties and as always the current movie hits at a discounted rate. emmaustheatre.com

 

Best Live Music Venue

Penn's Peak

pennspeak.com

 

Best Live Theater

State Theater

statetheatre.org

 

Best Martial Arts Studio

Lehigh Valley Martial Arts

lvmakungfu.com

 

Best Mini Golf Course

Putt U

puttu.com

 

Best News (Local)

WFMZ

wfmz.com

 

Best Performing Arts Center

Zoellner Arts Center

zoellner.cas2.lehigh.edu

 

Best Radio Station

B-104

b104.iheart.com

 

Best Radio Morning Show Host

Bobby Gunther Walsh

790waeb.iheart.com

 

 

HEALTH

 

Aesthetic Physician, Best Eye Care

Lisa Bunin

lisabuninmd.com

 

Best Alternative Medical Specialist

Pure Health + Wellness

Dr. Stacey L. Jones is a chiropractor and owner of Pure Health & Wellness Center where they believe in helping patients achieve a balanced lifestyle and long-term healthful living. They are dedicated to helping patients achieve optimal health through chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutrition and wellness education so that they can live their life to the fullest. Pure Health and Wellness Center has been designed to be a serene and relaxing environment, focusing on enhancing the quality of individual health and lifestyle. Dr. Jones has been in private practice in the Lehigh Valley since 1999 and is a graduate of Texas Chiropractic College. purehealthandwellnesscenter.com

 

Best Assisted/Independent Living Facility

Country Meadows

Country Meadows is proud to be voted, once again, the leading retirement community in the Lehigh Valley. They have been serving seniors in the Lehigh Valley for over 30 years.Their Allentown, Bethlehem and Forks Township communities are committed to delivering quality living and care. countrymeadows.com

 

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Oral Dynamics

oraldynamics.com

 

Best Family Medical Practice

Parkland Family Health Center

Parkland Family Health Center, a division of Medical Associates of the Lehigh Valley, has been a source of medical care in Schnecksville since 1979. The practice currently has six board-certified physicians and 15 dedicated care-team members. Many of whom have been with the center for more than 15 years. We offer evening, Saturday, and on-call services. And strive to preserve the doctor-patient relationship in a medical world that, at times, is difficult to navigate. The goal of our practice is to provide continuing, comprehensive health care for our patients and their families. parklandfamilyhealth.com

 

Best General Dentistry Office

Emmaus Dental

emmausdentalcare.com

 

Best Hospital

Lehigh Valley Health Network

lvhn.org

 

Best In-Home Health Care

CareGivers America

caregiversamerica.com

 

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Michael Schwartz

lvhn.org

 

Best Pharmacy

Dorneyville Compounding Pharmacy

Dorneyville Compounding Pharmacy is a locally owned and operated specialty compounding pharmacy serving the Lehigh Valley area of Eastern Pennsylvania and beyond. Since 1989, they have been hand-making customized prescriptions to help meet individual patient needs. By collaborating with medical providers and veterinarians, they formulate treatments that promote health and wellness within the community and for companion friends. dorneyvillepharmacy.com

 

Best Wellness Center

Patient First

patientfirst.com

 

 

WEDDING SERVICES

 

Best Bridal Boutique

Bridals by Sandra

bridalsbysandra.com

 

Best DJ

Rockin' Ramaley

rockinramaley.com

 

Best Caterer

Culinary Experts

Culinary Experts has been proud to serve the Lehigh Valley and beyond for over 15 years. Specializing in custom-design catering, they offer what the customer wants and deserves. Some of their best dishes are also available weekly at the Allentown Farmers Market. Your request is their service. allentownfarmersmarket.com

 

Best Florist

Phoebe Floral

Attention to every detail is their promise to you! Phoebe Floral has been recognized and awarded the No. 1 florist in several categories in the Lehigh Valley by Lehigh Valley Magazine, The Morning Call and others. This is a reflection of their experienced staff and personalized attention given to every wedding. phoebefloral.com

 

Best Invitations

The paperbag

thepaperbagonline.com

 

Best Limo Service

J&J Transportation

jjtransportation.com

 

Best Photographer

Bar None Weddings

barnoneweddings.com

 

Best Rental Items

Action Party Rentals

actionpartyrentals.com

 

Best Tuxedo Store

C.E. Roth

ceroth.com

 

Videographer

Bar None Weddings

barnoneweddings.com

 

Best Wedding Planner

Dream Events

Dream Events is a special-occasion rental company with an in-house event planner with over 30 years experience coordinating and planning special occasions in the Lehigh Valley. We also offer a full line of rental equipment and the most extensive inventory of linens, napkins and chairs. dreameventsonline.com

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