Congratulations to the winners of the Best of Shop Local Augusta 2023!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our very first ‘Best of’ contest to connect, promote, and celebrate the locally owned small business community here in Augusta!

For everyone who nominated a business, shared a post, sent us a message, cast a ballot, cheered on a friend, and showed up to recognize the hard work and dedication that goes into running a small business…  we couldn’t have done this without you… so THANK YOU! 


1. Best coffeehouse

Rooted Coffeehouse

2. Best juice/smoothie bar

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

3. Best breakfast place

Sunrise Grill

4. Best brunch

First Watch

5. Best bakery – overall

Lil Dutch Bakery

6. Best bakery – custom cookies


7. Best bakery – pies

Lil Dutch Bakery

8. Best deli

Village Deli

9. Best bagel shop

Belair Donuts

10. Best cafe

Metro Diner

11. Best burgers

Farm Haus

12. Best BBQ


13. Best Mexican Food

Taqueria El Rey

14. Best wings

Wing Stop

15. Best Chinese food

Top China

16. Best Thai food

Thai Kitchen

17. Best Japanese food

Miyako Sushi and Steakhouse

18. Best Middle Eastern food

Laziza Mediterranean Grill

19. Best phở

Pho Bac

20. Best Italian food


21. Best Pizza

The Pizza Joint

22. Best Food truck

Smoke Show BBQ

23. Best Pub

Whiskey Bar

24. Best Steakhouse

Cork and flame

25. Best Seafood

Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar

26. Best Prepared food/grab n-go

MoshPit Eats

27. Best Sushi restaurant


28. Best vegetarian/vegetarian friendly restaurant

Humanitree House

29. Best farm/produce stand

Good Earth

30. Best Cupcake shop

Small Cakes

31. Best candy shop

La Bonbonniere

32. Best Ice cream/frozen dessert shop

Pink Dipper

33. Best Tea/Boba shop

Lillys Coffee and Tea

34. Best doughnuts

Belair Donuts

35. Best fine dining restaurant

Cork & Flame

36. Best Indian restaurant

Taj of India

37. Best local brewery

Savannah River Brewing Co

38. Best open air dining space

Edgar’s Above Broad

39. Best bar



40. Best local wine shop

Cork and Flame


41. Best Trivia Host

Mike Sleeper

42. Best karaoke bar

The Loft

43. Best local theater

Miller Theater

44. Best local tour guide

Two Dudes and a Boat

45. Best Local Resource Guide

Love Augusta


46. Best antique shop

Mema Had One

47. Best art store

Art on Broad

48. Best bicycle shop

Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse

49. Best CBD shop

Your CBD Store

50. Best cigar/tobacco shop

Top Shelf Cigars

51. Best comic book store

2nd & Charles

52. Best boutique/clothing store

The Swank Company

53. Best jewelry store

Windsor Fine Jewelers

54. Best gift store


55. Best bath and body product store


56. Best local grocery store

Fresh Market

57. Best spiritual supply shop

Whole Life Ministries

58. Best herbal medicine shop

Peaceful Warrior Apothecary

59. Best flooring store


60. Best home decor shop

Southern Willow Market

61. Best furniture store


62. Best lighting store

Southern Lighting

63. Best book store

2nd & Charles

Wedding & Events

64. Best Event Planner

The I Do Girl – Kelly Carter

65. Best wedding officiant

Augusta Wedding Officiant – Nick Chubb

66. Best wedding florist


67. Best wedding band


68. Best wedding photographer

High Cotton Photography

69. Best bartender service

ABC Bartending Service

70. Best wedding videographer

Aurora Adeleigh

71. Best wedding DJ

Drop The Mic Productions

72. Best wedding photo booth

Best Day Ever Co – Premium Photo Booth

73. Best caterer

Fat Man’s Cafe

74. Best bridal gown shop

Elegant Bridals

75. Best stationer

White Crane

Beauty and Wellness

76. Best beauty bar


77. Best hair salon

Undertone Salon & Co.

78. Best makeup artist

Twice The Glamm Co.

79. Best lash / brow bar

Kendra Neal Studio

80. Best barbershop

Old Tyme barbershop

Best Spa

Sol Himalayan Salt Cave & Spa

81. Best Permanent Makeup

Kendra Neal Studio

82. Best microblading

Kendra Neal Studio

83. Best nail salon

84. Best tanning salon

Blush & Glow

85. Best waxing salon

Sugar and Comb

86. Best massage therapist

Sol Himalayan Salt Cave & Spa

Health & Fitness

87. Best pilates studio


88. Best barre studio

Oxygen fitness

89. Best fitness studio

Evans Fitness Center

90. Best personal trainer

Kate Chubb – Augusta Personal Trainer

91. Best yoga studio


92. Best dance studio

Augusta West Dance Studio

93. Best indoor cycling studio

Oxygen fitness

Body Art

94. Best tattoo studio

Allegiance Ink Tattoo

95. Best piercing studio

Allegiance Ink Tattoo


96. Best local podcast

Two Witchy Mamas

97. Best local personality

Meredith Anderson


98. Best pet daycare

Paws in Paradise

99. Best pet boarding

Paws in Paradise

100. Best pet grooming

Paws in Paradise

101. Best pet training

Dog On It Training and Grooming

102. Best pet supply store



103. Best children’s entertainment


104. Best bounce house service

Jump Central Augusta

105. Best childcare service

Sunshine House

Professional Services

106. Best automotive repair

C&C Automotive

107. Best car wash


108. Best tire shop

Tires plus

109. Best automotive body work


110. Best computer repair

Computer Exchange

111. Best dry cleaner


112. Best electrician

Mr Electric

113. Best accountant

Rhodes Murphy

114. Best bookkeeper

North Augusta Bookkeeping

115. Best tax preparer

Oglesby Tax and Payroll Services

116. Best insurance agent

Savannah Park – State Farm

117. Best realtor

Shannon Rollings Real Estate

118. Best attorney

David Hugeninen

119. Best veterinarian

Hill Top Animal Hospital

120. Best optician/vision center

The Eye Guys

121. Best photographer (boudoir)

Boudoir by Ashley

122. Best photographer (portrait and family)

High Cotton Photography

Home Services

123. Best moving company

Two Men and a Truck

124. Best home appliance repair

Mr Appliance

125. Best general contractor

Prescott & Sons Construction

126. Best woodworking/custom cabinetry

Augusta Woodworks

127. Best furniture restoration service

128. Best locksmith

Dixie Lock & Safe

129. Best powerwashing

Veterans Pressure Washing

130. Best window treatment service

Curtain Call

131. Best pest control


132. Best heating and air service

Yohe Heating and Air

133. Best home security


134. Best Fence Company

135. Best Landscaper

Riverfront Lawn Care

136. Best home remodelers

Augusta Remodeling & Construction

137. Best pool service

Pete Alewine

138. Best roofers

Southpaw Roofing

139. Best tree care/removal service

Big Dawg

140. Best local interior designer

Truly blessed creations

141. Best painting company

Your Paint Chick

142. Best carpet cleaning service

Stanley Steemers

143. Best lawn care service

H & H Lawncare

144. Best Junk Removal

Augusta Junk Masters

145. Best property management company

Augusta Rental Homes

146. Best Countertop Installation

Space Create Renovations LLC