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FOOD-N-DRINK

 

BEST PIZZA

L’Incontro

35 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-7400

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Anyone who’s ever eaten at L’Incontro knows they put a pizza their heart in every dish. Cheesy puns aside, this classic Italian bistro is a Lake Wales staple. Behind their delicious pies is Chef Jose Uzhca. Chef Jose is the youngest of four brothers, all of whom are Italian cuisine chefs. His talents took him to work at the famous Madarin Oriental in NYC where he cooked for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and The President of France. Whether you want to keep the goodness to yourself with a personal pizza or share the love with a large – choose from a selection of simple, stunning flavors like Margarita with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, or L’Incontro with sausage, peppers and onions, or build your own!

2nd:Pizzano’s Pizza

3rd:Abriana’s Pizza

 

BEST BURGER

Crazy Fish Bar & Grill

802 Henry St, Lake Wales

(863) 676-6361

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Of course you can expect fresh, never frozen seafood from Crazy Fish, but a burger?! That’s right, people are raving about the juicy deliciousness that is Matt’s Blackjack Burger. The flavor-packed burger is served with Monterey Jack cheese and Cajun mayonnaise, dressed with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickle. If that’s not your style, keep it classic with their half-pound burger or cheeseburger.

2nd:Market Cafe

3rd:Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

 

BEST TACO

Anita’s Mexican Restaurant

114 W Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 223-8504

www.anitasmex.com

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Lake Wales has spoken and hands-down the best tacos around come from the Anita’s kitchen! This family operated eatery serves consistently fresh, tasty tacos along with other authentic Mexican cuisine. Anita’s traditional “Taco Man Tacos” are soft tacos with your choice of carnitas, steak, chicken, or chorizo and topped with cilantro and onions. Anita’s Mexican Restaurant goes above and beyond with their food – these are nacho average tacos!

2nd: Ximena’s Tacos

3rd:La Botana

 

BEST CUBAN SANDWICH

Arcade Coffee & Sandwich Shoppe

20 N Market St, Lake Wales

(863) 676-8510

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This charming downtown eatery is an area favorite for their homemade specials and desserts served daily for breakfast and lunch. Word on the street is – you have to try the Cuban! Their Cafe Cuban consists of Cuban bread topped with ham, Mojo pork, mayo, mustard, pickles and swiss cheese and pressed to perfection.

2nd:Bill’s Cafe

3rd:Lake Wales Family Restaurant

 

BEST ITALIAN

L’Incontro

35 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-7400

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Timeless Italian fare prepared by Chef Jose Uzhca. Chef Jose is the youngest of four brothers, all of whom are Italian cuisine chefs. His talents took him to work at the famous Madarin Oriental in NYC where he cooked for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and The President of France. Enjoy a selection of soup, salad, sandwiches, pasta and other classic Italian entrees in L’Incontro’s elegant dining space. Their unfussy Italian cuisine marries simple ingredients for palatable dishes.

2nd:Abriana’s Pizza

3rd:Giorgios

 

BEST BBQ

Carter’s BBQ

907 N 2nd St, Lake Wales

(863) 676-1983

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Not that you should – but this food is slap your Mamma good! Carter’s serves Southern-style old fashioned fare including ribs, pulled pork, beef, chicken, fried okra, corn fritters, hush puppies, and jalapeno poppers. You can order their from-scratch soul food at their Lake Wales and Mulberry locations or have them cater your next event. You can even try to recreate the Carter’s magic with their line of Carter’s “Just Plain Good” BBQ sauces.

2nd:Woody’s Bar-B-Q

3rd:Fat Boys’ Bar-B-Q

 

BEST DOUGHNUT

Vintage Doughnuts

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Doughnuts as good as the good ole’ days. Famous for their cake doughnut, this mobile doughnut shop was founded by Bob Schmidt and Ron Campbell who have been in the donut making business for 20 years. What’s the secret ingredient that makes Vintage Doughnuts the best? Stop by and Bob will tell you all about it!

2nd:Dunkin’ Donuts

3rd:Publix

 

BEST MEXICAN

Anita’s Mexican Restaurant

114 W Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 223-8504

www.anitasmex.com

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Not only does Anita’s make the best tacos in town, Lake Wales votes they make the best Mexican fare – period. A look over their menu, the first thing we should taco ‘bout is their “Taco Man Tacos.” They are soft tacos with your choice of carnitas, steak, chicken, or chorizo and topped with cilantro and onions. The restaurant’s selection offers traditional Mexican dishes with fresh flavor and plenty of spice. Try Anita’s burritos, indulge in some chips and guac, or get a tamale platter!

2nd:La Botana

3rd:Ximena’s Tacos

 

BEST BREAKFAST

Lake Wales Family Restaurant

109 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-8799

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Whether you know it as Lake Wales Family Restaurant or Lake Wales Diner, this is likely your go-to breakfast spot. The eatery’s menu has your Southern breakfast classics including bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy, home fries, grits, omelettes, egg-cetera. Craving something sweet? You can’t go wrong with a stack of their fluffy pancakes or order of French toast.

2nd:The Egg House

3rd:Fat Boys’ Bar-B-Q

 

BEST SEAFOOD

Crazy Fish Bar & Grill

802 Henry St, Lake Wales

(863) 676-6361

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Feeling a little crabby? You’re probably just hungry. Stop by Crazy Fish, their food is so good – it’s crazy! Crazy Fish doesn’t cut any corners with their fresh, never frozen seafood. Guests can enjoy an assortment of fresh or fried fish, crab, lobster, oysters, pasta, sandwiches and more in a fun, casual environment.

2nd:Cherry Pocket

3rd:The Crooked Bass Grill & Tavern

 

BEST ICE CREAM

Topper’s Creamery

5113, 2019 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 949-6001

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Allow us to give you the inside scoop – Topper’s has the best ice cream around! Soft-serve sundaes, shakes, malts and more? Oh my! Enjoy it in a cup or a hand-rolled waffle cone made fresh throughout the day. Flavors change every week and you can top it off however you like with confections including candied pecans, crushed Oreos, peanut butter sauce and more. Take Fluffy on a doggy date to try a biscuit-topped Pup Cup!

2nd:Frostbite Ice Cream & More

3rd:Kathryn’s Christian Books Gifts & More

 

BEST BAR

Crazy Fish Bar & Grill

802 Henry St, Lake Wales

(863) 676-6361

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Whale, whale, whale – what do we have here? Crazy Fish has the best bar around, that’s what! You’ll be up to your gills with their rotating seasonal selection of import and domestic bottled beer. Crazy Fish also offers draft beer and a sizeable wine menu. Come for the seafood, stay for the cocktails. It’s easy to drink like a fish with their “Jump Off” cocktail made with Ole Smoky Mango Habanero Whiskey, fresh muddled strawberries, lime juice, and peach puree, topped off with ginger beer.

2nd:All Star Grill

3rd:Cherry Pocket

 

BEST WINE MENU

Manny’s Original Chophouse

210 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 678-0370

www.mannyschophouse.com

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Give yourself a little time to wine down at Manny’s this week. What could possibly go better with one of their succulent steaks than a glass of Cabernet? Manny’s proudly serves Copper Ridge for their selection of house wines. The eatery boasts a substantial premium wine list as well including varieties from California, Italy, and New Zealand. If that’s not your style, sip on Manny’s Homemade Sangria!

2nd:L’Incontro

3rd:The Crooked Bass Grill & Tavern

 

BEST COFFEE

Dunkin’ Donuts

24195 US-27, Lake Wales

(863) 676-4870

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Lake Wales runs on Dunkin’! At Dunkin’ Donuts you can order your cup of Joe black or get fancy with your beverage selection with an Americano, Latte, Macchiato, and more. Enjoy an iced or frozen drink to cool off on the go. Pair your coffee with a tasty donut or breakfast sandwich!

2nd:Kathryn’s Christian Books Gifts & More

3rd:Arcade Coffee & Sandwich Shoppe

 

BEST BEER LIST

Grove Roots Brewing Company

302 3rd St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 291-0700

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I think we can all admit to one or two late nights spent “sampling” the beer selection at Grove Roots. Their flagship brews like Slanted Ladders and Wakes of Grain have become Polk County staples. Craft snobs and brew newbies alike can find something to enjoy in the Grove Roots Tasting Room. Might I suggest a Tropical Dilemma or Honey on the Double?

2nd:The Crooked Bass Grill & Tavern

3rd:Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

 

BEST FLORIDA WINE

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

19239 US-27, Clermont

(352) 394-8627

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Lakeridge Winery sits on a sprawling 127-acre estate in the rollings hills of Clermont. On a complementary tour and tasting at the winery, guests can experience how Lakeridge grapes are grown, and how the wine is made before sampling it for themselves. Under their Lakeridge and Lakeridge Reserve brands wines, the labels have won more than 800 awards for excellence in winemaking.

2nd:Keel and Curley Winery

3rd:True Blue Winery

 

BEST PUBLIX

Publix Super Market at South Gate Shopping Center

102 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-0511

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Setting the standard for grocery stores across the Southeast, Publix is known for excellent customer service, clean stores, enjoyable shopping experience, and, of course, the Pub Sub. The people have spoken and Publix at South Gate Shopping Center does it best! A skim of the reviews for this location reveal they hit the mark for the Publix standard with one person remarking, “The staff at this Publix (as well as every other Publix) always goes above and beyond. From helping find specialty items, to a knowledgeable pharmacist, to greeting you when you walk in, the customer service is unmatched.”

2nd:Shoppes on the Ridge (23965 US-27, Lake Wales)

3rd:Spirit Lake Crossing (1090 Spirit Lake Rd, Winter Haven)

 

BEST ORANGE GROVE

Hunt Bros. Cooperative

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In 1922, D.A. Hunt and Charles M. Hunt founded Hunt Bros. for grove development. Hunt Bros. gradually bought groves of its own and in 1928, built the Highland Park Packing House. D.A. Hunt was inducted into the Citrus Hall of Fame in 1989. President and third-generation owner of Hunt Bros. Cooperative is one of six founding members of what is now Florida’s Natural Growers.

2nd:Crews Groves

 

BEST U-PICK

Crown Jewel Farms

106 Egg Farm Rd, Lake Wales

(863) 528-2402

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Feeling blue? Get some sunshine and tasty blueberries at Crown Jewel Farms next Spring. This U-Pick organic blueberry farm is family-owned and operated right here in Lake Wales – the “Crown Jewel” of The Ridge. Pick up some fresh eggs from their chickens while you’re there too! One person wrote of the farm, “Amazing food grown by some pretty awesome people.”

2nd:Whitehead’s Blueberry Farm

3rd:Ridge Island Groves

 

BEST CATERING COMPANY

Carter’s BBQ

907 N 2nd St, Lake Wales

(863) 676-1983

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Offering Southern-style soul food, Carter’s is king when it comes to all things BBQ and catering in Lake Wales. From chicken and ribs to chopped pork and beef, you can ‘wow’ your event guests with their old fashioned staples and sides. One catering customer raved, “It was my first time ordering from Carter’s BBQ and I was pleased. It was delivered on time, and they were very courteous and accommodating. And the food was delicious. Will definitely order again.”

2nd:Publix

3rd:Très Jolie

 

BEST BAKERY

Cocoa Cake Studio

224 E Stuart Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 589-5109

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The decor of this downtown bake shop is almost as sweet as the goodies they make! Cocoa Cake Studio offers a sugar rush to the community by way of a selection of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cheesecakes, breakfast sweets and more. The icing on top? Cocoa offers stunning custom celebration and event cakes.

2nd:Publix

3rd:Dundee Bakery

 

BEST MOST ROMANTIC

L’Incontro

35 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-7400

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Dreaming of your own “Lady and the Tramp” moment? The fine-dining atmosphere and Spaghetti Con Polpette at L’Incontro is just what you need! Voted #1 for best pizza and Italian cuisine, the menu is brimming with traditional Italian fare that is ‘molto delizioso’! The bistro’s upscale, cozy ambience is ideal for celebrating an anniversary or impressing on a first date. Share a bottle of Pinot Noir from their expansive wine list while savoring an exceptional meal together.

2nd:Giorgios

3rd:Blue Palmetto Café

 

BEST DOG FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s

19598 US-27, Lake Wales

(863) 679-1975

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I’ll throw you a bone and let you know that Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is the spot for your next doggy date. This Irish-inspired pub chain offers tasty bar food staples including wings, nachos, burgers, alongside steak, chicken, and seafood entrees. Pack up your pooch – Lake Wales says Beef’s outdoor patio is the place to be. As one patron noted, “Great service, good food, cold beer.” Can’t argue with that!

2nd:Arcade Coffee & Sandwich Shoppe

3rd:Market Cafe

 

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REAL ESTATE /HOME

 

BEST REALTOR

Heidi Gravel

Westlake Real Estate Co.

343 W. Central Ave, Suite 102, Lake Wales

(863) 676-8058

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A Lake Wales native, Heidi works with passion and integrity to sell your house or find you the perfect dream home.  Always ready to help or answer your questions, she works tirelessly to make the dream of homeownership come true.  She does it all, residential, commercial and land.  Heidi is a valuable resource with a lifetime of experience in Lake Wales and Polk County.

2nd:Dolores Vogel

3rd:Erin Floyd

 

BEST REALTOR COMPANY

Legacy Real Estate Center Inc.

218 E Park Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-0200

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Founded in 2007 by Broker/Owner Dolores Vogel, Legacy Real Estate will help you with all of your Real Estate needs, whether buying, selling or renting.  They are a full service real estate office and offer property management services.  Legacy will go above and beyond for you with the highest integrity and respect for clients.  The agents have deep roots in the community, proudly serving Polk County with dedication and honesty.  

2nd:Westlake Real Estate Co.

3rd:Century 21

 

BEST MORTGAGE BROKER

Brandon McWhorter

McWhorter Mortgage LLC

231 E Tillman Ave, Lake Wales, Florida

(863) 456-7140

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Brandon and his team are constantly working to deliver the best loan services to their clients. The team will walk you through every step of the loan application and approval process – from answering questions, to closing your loan quickly. Conventional Loans, FHA Loans, VA Loans to USDA Loans, expect honesty, efficiency and integrity from Brandon and his team.  

2nd:Ridge View Mortgage

3rd:American Liberty Mortgage, Inc.

 

BEST POOL CLEANING

Blue Thumb Pool Care

(863) 528-0979

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Who do you call when you want to keep your swimming pool clean and sparkly?   Blue Thumb!  They are a family-owned company serving Lake Wales, Frostproof, Babson Park, Winter Haven, Avon Park and surrounding areas.  Be assured that your pool is working properly with Blue Thumb.   They are a dependable company providing quality service at a reasonable price.  Hey, it’s hot out there, let’s keep that pool clean!

2nd:Mike’s Pool Shack

3rd:Pool Works Pools & Spas

 

BEST AC REPAIR

Gill’s Heating & Cooling, Inc.

122 E Crystal Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 638-4455

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You can “Chill with Gill!”  Dude, it’s so hot outside we NEED our AC to work efficiently!  Gill’s Heating & Cooling is a full service Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration service, repair and installation company.  They’ve been serving Polk County since 1999.  Fully licensed and bonded, you can get inside away from the heat and chill out.    

2nd:Sheppard Heating & Cooling, Inc.

3rd:Hinds Heating and Cooling, Inc.

 

BEST ROOFING

Sheppard Roofing Service, Inc.

(863) 965-2727

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Since 1966,Sheppard has been the trusted authority for all your roofing needs.  Is your roof leaking?  Need a new roof?  They’ve “got you covered” quite literally.  A local, family-owned and operated company has built a reputation of excellence in roofing and superior customer service.  

2nd:R.I.G. Construction & Roofing

3rd:Boral Roofing

 

BEST HANDYMAN

Roger Waddle Service LLC

23781 US HWY 27 #126 Lake Wales

(863) 232-7543

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So many things to do around the house and so little time!  Sounds like you need a handyman!  Put the hammer down because Roger Waddle Service can do repairs, installation and more! Also, be the envy of the neighborhood because they do lawn maintenance and pressure washing.  Get that “honey do” list complete before the family visits at the holidays!  

2nd:Shane the Handyman

3rd:Knight Handyman Services, LLC

 

BEST CONSTRUCTION

Southern Homes

1925 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 100 Lakeland

(888) 899-7434

www.mysouthernhome.com

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For close to thirty years, Southern Homes has been devoted to building quality new homes of superior design. With a stellar customer service rating and business longevity, Southern Homes has proven themselves to be “A Neighbor You Can Trust.”  Expect knowledgeable, supportive and a relatively stress-free experience with impeccable attention to detail and genuine care for their customers.

2nd:Leo’s Construction Services

3rd:RSM Builders Inc.

 

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Lake Ashton

4140 Ashton Club Drive, Lake Wales

(866)-525-3274

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You’re retired, you deserve this!  Lake Ashton is the premier active adult community in Central Florida.  They set the standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, location, security and affordability for Florida retirement communities. Set on over 1,200 scenic acres, amongst three lakes and nature preserves, Lake Ashton is destined to be the beginning of the best years of your life.

2nd:Water’s Edge of Lake Wales

3rd:Parakeet Mobile Home Park

 

BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY

The Preserve at Lake Wales

26101 Preserve Pky, Lake Wales

(863) 679-3692

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Luxury apartments located across from the Eagle Ridge Mall.  The Preserve at Lake Wales has many fine features and amenities. The active person can enjoy the exercise center or swim a few laps in the pool.  Take a leisurely stroll through the meandering walking path while enjoying the beauty.  Enjoy a spacious living room with cathedral ceilings that opens up to a balcony with breathtaking views of natural habitat.  

2nd:Court of the Seven Chimneys

3rd:Sunrise Park Apartments

 

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RETAIL

 

BEST CLOTHING BOUTIQUE

417 Boutique by Cate

230 E Park Ave, Suite 26, Lake Wales

(863) 632-0827

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Launched by owner Catie Kincaid, 417 Boutique is a store and online boutique for the girl looking for the latest trends for her wardrobe.  Rompers, date night dresses or work clothes to impress your next client, you can find it all here.  Finish off your look with the thoughtfully curated collection of accessories.  Visit the store in downtown Lake Wales or shop online.  

2nd:Kohl’s

3rd:Bealls Outlet

 

BEST BOUTIQUE

Village Kitchen Shop

257 E Stuart Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 679-1146

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We’ve heard that if the Village Kitchen Shop doesn’t have it, you won’t find it anywhere!  They have absolutely everything you need to be a success in the kitchen with upscale brands like All-Clad and Henckels.  Get a headstart on your holiday baking or Thanksgiving dinner with new bakeware, linens or dinnerware.  Browse the luxury candles, original art and the most magical chimes for outside of your kitchen window.  

2nd:417 Boutique by Cate

3rd:The Book Shelter Lake Wales

 

BEST JEWELRY STORE

Mayer Jewelers

201 E Stuart Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-1317

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I do!  I will accept beautiful jewelry from Mayer!  Family owned and operated for 40 years, Mayer Jewelers specializes in custom designing unique creations using your old gold and diamonds!  Shop the gorgeous estate collection or sell your old watches and jewelry.  Expect only the highest quality and integrity.   Make someone’s dream come true and give them a gift from Mayer Jewelers!  

2nd:Max Jewelers

3rd:417 Boutique by Cate

 

BEST ANTIQUE STORE

G’s Vintage Market

113 E. Park Ave, Lake Wales

(863)589-5054

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Shop over 8,000 square feet of antiques and collectables.   Thousands of treasures from the past waiting for a new life with you.  You’ll find gorgeous pieces of large furniture, small decorative home items, toys, signs and more.  Spend some time to walk through it all, you will find pieces of the past that will spark memories!  Say hi to Rudy the dog from us, he will probably be cuddled up somewhere sleeping the afternoon away!  

2nd:Bless This Mess

3rd:Inglenook Antiques and Collectables

 

BEST THRIFT STORE

Lake Wales Care Center Thrift Store

39 W. Park Avenue, Lake Wales

(863) 678-0245

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Lake Wales Care Center is a faith-based community service organization which helps to build bridges between people in need and people with a desire to serve.  By donating or shopping at the thrift store, you are helping to provide for those in need and fund outreach programs.  Shop the fashions and make the community a better place.  

2nd:Hope Thrift Store

3rd:The Exchange

 

BEST FLORIST

Carlton’s Flowers

402 South 1st St. Lake Wales

(863) 676-1214

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A full-service florist that is family-owned and operated.  Whether you’re sending a small bouquet to a friend or buying them for an entire wedding, Carlton’s can get the job done.  Choose from designs they’ve created or allow them to design a custom arrangement to fill your needs.  Choose local delivery or anywhere in the country.  Expect beautiful designs made with the highest quality blooms.  Brighten someone’s day with flowers!  

2nd:Dawns Flower Patch

3rd:Bloom Box Floral

 

BEST FURNITURE STORE

Badcock Home Furniture &more

126 Hwy 60 W, Lake Wales

(863) 676-6515

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Founded in 1904 in Mulberry, there are now over 350 stores in eight states!  You can literally furnish every room in your house from Badcock.  From classic designs to modern, there is something for every budget and style.  While you’re there, shop the home decor to give your room a finishing touch, or freshen it up seasonally.  Have family coming in for the holidays?  Shop Badcock to make your house beautiful!  Financing is available.

2nd:G’s Vintage Market

3rd:B & B Furniture Outlet

 

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

BEST WEDDING VENUE

Bok Tower Gardens

1151 Tower Blvd, Lake Wales

(863) 676-1408

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“A secluded garden where beauty and serenity combine to provide the perfect setting for your wedding day. The sun streams through a canopy of trees and the gentle sound of the wind carries the songs birds as the enchanting sounds of 60 carillon bells resonate throughout the gardens,” according to their website. Voted #3 on the USA Today 10 Best North American Gardens list.  What more do we need to say?  Besides, ‘I do!’

2nd:  Lake Wales Art Center

3rd: Lake Ashton Grand Ballroom

 

BEST GYM

Anytime Fitness

1318 SR 60, Lake Wales

(863) 678-9999

23749 Highway 27, Lake Wales

(863) 949-4819

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Open 24/7 offering personal training, team workouts and staff to help keep you on track, there’s no reason not to get a jump on that New Year’s resolution.  We all want to be healthier and lose a few pounds and Anytime Fitness makes it easy.  They also offer showers, wellness programs and classes like yoga and Zumba.  What are you waiting for?  Let’s do this!

2nd:Lake Wales Family YMCA

3rd:Habitat Health & Fitness

 

BEST DANCE STUDIO

Studio 6 Academy of Dance

247 E Stuart Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-4000

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Locally owned, Studio 6 provides an atmosphere of learning and encouragement for students ages 3 and up that will build confidence and a lifelong love of dance.  Home of the award-winning IN 3D Competitive Dance Team, Studio 6 offers traditional and specialty dance instruction. From classic instruction, to adult recreational dance and everything in between, expect the highest quality instruction from a talented staff of teachers.  

2nd:Hanken School of Dance

3rd:Ballet Conservatory Dance Centre

 

BEST SPA

The Oasis Spa

245 E Park Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 232-6968

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A locally owned, premier day spa in the heart of the historic downtown Lake Wales.  Need a mini-getaway? Maybe you need a full day of pampering?  Whatever you choose, every treatment is personalized for each guest. From facials to pedicures, their licensed therapists can melt away your stress.   Expect only the highest quality products and services performed by a talented staff.  Don’t forget to shop the charming boutique before or after your appointment!

2nd:Spa Haven

3rd:Spa Scape

 

BEST SALON

Southern Roots Salon

229 E Stuart Ave Ste 12, Lake Wales

(863) 223-8378

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A very charming salon with expertly trained stylists using the latest techniques in haircare.  At Southern Roots, you’re treated like an old friend as soon as you enter.  Always with a smile and a sense of humor, you will find best friends Amanda Calhoun and Jennifer Maynor working their magic on the lovely folks of Polk County.  Specializing in Keratin treatments, hair extensions and Schwarzkopf color, you will leave the salon feeling new again.  

2nd:Entourage Salon

3rd:Bombshell Salon

 

BEST NAIL SALON

Spa Haven

634 1st St S, Winter Haven, FL 33880

(863) 514-0667

Spa-haven.com

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What are you feeling today, pink?  Red?  Maybe a pretty lavender?  In Florida, we wear flip-flops and sandals year-round so pretty toes are a must!  While we’re having our pedicure we might as well add on a mani!  Owner Megan Gillis offers shellac manicures and regular manicures adding a little bit of luxury to your everyday.  Finish off your look with a beautiful set of nails!

2nd:Magic Nails & Spa

3rd:Golden Nails

 

BEST BARBER

The Lab Barber Parlor

218 E Orange Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 585-2151

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A state-of-the-art barber shop with an upscale, classic look.  TVs, high-end chairs and the best barbers around can give you an entirely new look or freshen up your current cut.  The barbers give flawless fades to guys of all ages.  Sit back, relax and let the professionals at The Lab get you ready for whatever’s next.

2nd:Skullys Barber Salon

3rd:Faded Fresh Barbershop

 

BEST DRY CLEANERS

Long’s Dry Cleaners

10 W Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-1155

Drycleaningflorida.com

Since 1945, this family-owned-and-operated center has been keeping Polk County clean!   Offering reliable service specializing in efficient, custom cleaning and clothing restoration. Did you spill red wine on your favorite dress?  Got tomato sauce on your favorite shirt?  If they can’t get it out, nobody can!  Dry cleaning is done on premises.  Are your pants too long?  They can fix that, too!  Tailoring is offered as well.  

2nd:Peterson Cleaners

3rd:Art Craft

 

BEST DOGGIE DAY CARE

Suite Dreams Boarding & Grooming

520 E Mountain Lake Cutoff Rd, Lake Wales

(863) 676-7297

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Pamper your fur baby at Suite Dreams Kennels!   A 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility built in 2007.  Every detail was thoughtfully made to ensure your pet has a stress-free visit.  The expertly-trained professionals will take care of your pets while you’re away so you have one less thing to worry about.  They will receive the best care and attention just like you would do at home!  Need to have them bathed?  They can do that, too!  

2nd:Thompson’s Veterinary Center

3rd:PetSmart

 

BEST GOLF COURSE

Lake Wales Country Club

2925 State Road 60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-2422

Lakewalescc.com

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Lake Wales Country Club was founded in the early 1920’s and was owned by the City of Lake Wales. The course was designed by the world famous “Grandfather” of American golf course architect, Donald Ross.  Currently you can play an 18-hole par 72 Championship Golf Course.  Also included is the tennis complex which includes 4 tournament grade clay courts.  After golf or tennis, you can hit the lounge so you can tell everyone how well you played (wink wink).

2nd:Lake Ashton Golf Club

3rd:Mountain Lake Golf Course

 

BEST AUTO REPAIR

Tire Barn of Lake Wales

3000 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-8521

www.gotirebarn.com

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A full service automotive repair and tire center, Tire Barn of Lake Wales has been serving Lake Wales and the surrounding areas since 1978. Their experienced auto mechanics can handle automotive repair services ranging from belts and hose repairs, brakes repairs, transmission repairs, steering and suspension repairs, exhaust system repairs, four-wheel drive system repairs, diesel engine system repairs, and more. Trust Tire Barn of Lake Wales to keep you on the road!

2nd:Patton Tire

3rd:Dawson’s Scenic Services & Repair

 

BEST AUTO DEALER

Huston Cadillac Buick GMC

19510 US-27, Lake Wales

(877) 743-0212

www.hustoncadillacbuickgmc.com

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For over 25 years, Huston Cadillac Buick GMC has been serving Central Florida, offering new and used cars, SUVs and trucks. The family-owned and operated dealership boasts professional and knowledgeable sales consultants who focus on personalized customer service. Whether purchasing a new, certified pre-owned or used vehicle, Huston Cadillac Buick GMC is the superior choice, extending to their customers integrity, excellence, and service.

2nd:Dyer Kia

3rd:Dyer Chevrolet Lake Wales

 

BEST OIL CHANGE

Tire Barn of Lake Wales

3000 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-8521

www.gotirebarn.com

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Yes, they’ve won again!  A full service automotive repair and tire center, Tire Barn of Lake Wales has been serving Lake Wales and the surrounding areas since 1978. Their experienced auto mechanics can handle your oil change efficiently and quickly.  Do you need more than just an oil change?  They can take care of that, too.  Trust Tire Barn of Lake Wales to keep you on the road!

2nd:Patton Tire

3rd:Dawson’s Scenic Service & Repair, Inc.

 

BEST CAR WASH

Time 2 Shine Mobile Detailing & Pressure Washing

(863) 241-6004

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Professional auto detailing that will come to you!   There are no more excuses to having a nasty car!  Don’t be embarrassed to drive your friends somewhere, get it detailed inside and out with Time 2 Shine.  Using only quality products they can clean your car inside and out.  Choose from a microfiber hand wash, wax, buffing, polishing, windows, leather and upholstery cleaning, dash/door jam/console cleanse, headlight restoration and more. 

2nd:Leland’s Car Wash

3rd:Waterworks Car Wash

 

BEST FAMILY DOCTOR

Dr. Ricardo Navarro

Navarro Medical

2433 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 949-6541

Navarro-medical.com

Following in his father, Dr. Rene Navarro’s legacy, Dr. Ricardo Navarro is caring for his Lake Wales patients with the same values and dedication his father taught him. Available at his office for routine exams and treatment of chronic conditions, Dr. Navarro also maintains privileges at the local hospital where he treats patients. Let Dr. Navorro and his team help you and your family feel your best!

2nd:Dr. Oscar Oropeza, M.D.

3rd:Dr. James A. Nelson, M.D.

 

BEST HOSPITAL

Lake Wales Medical Center is now 

AdventHealth

410 11th St, Lake Wales

(863) 676-1433

www.lakewalesmedicalcenter.com

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Heart of Florida and Lake Wales Medical Center are now AdventHealth, the #1 hospital network in Florida. Offering emergency and urgent care and primary and specialty physicians for the whole family.

2nd:Winter Haven Hospital

3rd:Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center

 

BEST URGENT CARE

Urgent Care Cypress

7375 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 325-8185

www.cypresswalkin.com

Sometimes your injury or illness can’t wait for the next doctor’s appointment, but isn’t quite serious enough to justify the hassle and cost of an emergency room visit. No appointment needed at this walk-in clinic! For diagnosis and treatment of non-life or limb threatening illnesses and injuries, let the experienced doctors and technicians at Urgent Care Cypress Health help.

2nd:Lake Wales Medical Center is now AdventHealth

3rd:Bond Clinic Urgent Care

 

BEST PEDIATRIC DOCTOR

Dr. Josef Kleine, M.D.

Kleine Pediatrics

375 E Central Ave #391, Winter Haven

(863) 656-1111

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Board Certified Dr. Josef Kleine and his team at Kleine Pediatrics receive glowing reviews from parents who trust them with their child’s care. Providing pediatric care from birth through adolescence, new patients are warmly welcomed by the Kleine team. One parent raved about Dr. Kleine, “Hands down the BEST pediatrician around. He truly loves his job and the children. He always plays with my kids, gives the best advice, will drop everything to meet you in the office with a sick kid. We just over all love him.”

2nd:Dr. Jagdeep Pruthi, M.D.

3rd:Dr. Heather McKently, M.D.

 

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Anthony Faro, D.C.

100 S Scenic Hwy #105, Lake Wales

(863) 676-2225

www.drfaro.com

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Board Certified Chiropractic Internist (DABCI) Dr. Faro offers comprehensive evaluations in a professional, friendly atmosphere. His clinic offers low-cost exams, x-rays, and lab services using state of the art equipment. One patient said in a review, “Dr. Faro is the best chiropractor I’ve ever visited. He truly knows his craft, his Nurse, Debbie is fantastic and his family is friendly. I was hesitant about chiropractors in general, but I’ve never felt better since visiting Dr. Faro. I’m very grateful that we have such a competent chiropractor in downtown Lake Wales.”

2nd:Jahna Chiropractic

3rd:McKeon Chiropractic Clinic, P.A.

 

BEST DENTIST

Forni Dental

701 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-6021

Fornidental.com

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What’s the award for being Lake Wales’ best dentist? A little plaque. Forni Dental provides their patients with modern cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and general family dentistry. The “Smile Gallery” on their website is a testament to the shining work Dr. Max Forni, Dr. Sam Pero, and Dr. Annie Siassipour do for their patients. Trust your smile with Forni Dental for comprehensive dental care. Afterall, their motto is, “Your smile is our work of art.”

2nd:Dr. Robert Hulen, D.D.S.

3rd:Dr. Jamie Odom, D.M.D.

 

BEST CPA

Kohl & Company, Certified Public Accountants

29 FL-60, Lake Wales

(863) 676-3465

Kohlcompany.com

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In business for over 40 years, Kohl & Company offers multiple solutions to business needs and unique resolutions to individual needs. They provide services in accounting/ bookkeeping, tax preparation and planning, management consulting, estate planning and probate assistance, Quickbooks/ Peachtree, and technology implementation. For traditional accounting solutions, call Kohl & Co. for a free consultation for your business.

2nd:Bunting, Tripp & Ingley

3rd:Helene Bradley, CPA

 

BEST LAWYER

D. Andrew Hunt, P.A.

225 E Park Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-1423

Dahuntlaw.com

The third-generation of his family to live in, work in, and serve the community of Lake Wales, Attorney Andrew Hunt joined the Bradley Johnson Law Firm (now D. Andrew Hunt, P.A.) in October, 1990. Serving Central Florida today, Mr. Hunt continues to practice in areas of estate planning (including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney), estate administration, probate, and real estate law. Mr. Hunt’s clients can expect courteous and professional service, one on one meeting with the attorney, and timely, efficient completion of services rendered.

2nd:Jason A. Penrod – Family Elder Law

3rd:Peterson & Myers

  

BEST BANK

CenterState Bank

300 W Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-9600

www.centerstatebank.com

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Lake Wales’ community bank, CenterState Bank is a longstanding financial institution offering services which include personal banking, treasury management, wealth management, and commercial lending. Drive Thru hours and ATM services are available for your convenience. Branch Manager Kristie Reed and her team are ready to provide you with a superior community banking experience.

2nd:Citizens Bank & Trust

3rd:SunTrust Bank

 

BEST TEACHER

Tera Dent

Hillcrest Elementary School

Named 2018-19 Hillcrest Elementary Teacher of the Year, Tera Dent is a favorite among students, their parents, and staff. As the school’s Kindergarten Academy Director, you could say she’s making a ‘dent’ in the education of Hillcrest students. According to a write-up on the school’s website, Dent has been a part of the Lake Wales Charter Schools system for over 14 years, including three years as its Kindergarten Support Chair. Keep up the great work Mrs. Dent, Lake Wales thinks you’re the best!

2nd:Lynn Flood Polk Avenue Elementary School

 

BEST VETERINARY CLINIC

Paws and Perches Animal Hospital

755 W Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-6176

www.pawsandperches.com

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Dr. Ashley Lab, owner and practicing veterinarian at Paws and Perches offers an extensive list of services to keep your pet in tip-top shape. Dogs, cats, birds, and an array of exotic species receive expert care at this Lake Wales clinic through preventative medicine, surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Lab makes house calls and her services run the gamut of everything from spaying and neutering, dentistry, orthopedic surgery and more. “Dr. Lab and her staff have been amazingly compassionate and accommodating for me throughout a difficult time. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy life-long healthcare team for their pet. ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem enough!” wrote one thankful client.

2nd:VCA Lake Wales Animal Hospital

3rd:Thompson’s Veterinary Center

 

BEST DOG GROOMER

Dr. Ashley Lab

Paws and Perches Animal Hospital

755 W Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-6176

www.pawsandperches.com

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Does your Beagle, Basset Hound or Boston Terrier or need a bath? Lake Wales voters say Dr. Ashley Lab of Paws and Perches Animal Hospital is the woman for the job! Dr. Lab is the owner and practicing veterinarian at this vet clinic. Her special interests include advanced surgery and exotic animal medicine, but her clients and their four-legged friends think she’s a pretty nifty groomer as well.

2nd:Tender Touch Pet Boutique

3rd:Suite Dreams Boarding & Groom

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