The Best of Lawrence 2005

Best of Lawrence 2004

Thanks for all the votes!

More than 800 people cast ballots for the Best of Lawrence 2005. The top-three vote-getters in 50 of the 53 categories listed on the ballot are recognized in this section. Categories that didn't have at least 100 votes among the top three vote-getters were not included. Also, ballots that weren't 50 percent filled out did not qualify. Of the ballots submitted, 70 percent were submitted online and 30 percent were delivered or mailed.

Special thanks to everyone that helped tabulate ballots: Sherry Braun, Alex Pierrelee, Kylie Hatfield and Debi Hatfield. Additional thanks to photographers Jason Dailey and Richard Daley.

And now for the results...

Best Antique Shop

  • 1st place: The Antique Mall of Lawerence
  • 2nd place: Black-Eyed Susans
  • 3rd place: Amy's Attic

Best Appetizer

Best Art Gallery

Best Asian Food

Best Bagel

Best Bakery

Best Bar

Best Barber Shop

  • 1st place: Downtown Barber
  • 2nd place: Amyx Barber Shop
  • 3rd place: Z's Cosmetology

Best BBQ

Best Beer Selection

Best Bike Shop

  • 1st place: Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop

Best Bookstore

Best Breakfast

Best Burrito

Best Car Wash

  • 1st place: Auto Plaza Car Wash
  • Fast Eddy's
  • Rock Chalk Car Wash

Best Cup of Coffee

Best Dessert

Best Dinner

Best Donut

Best Fast Food

Best Flower Shop

  • 1st place: Owens Flower Shop
  • 2nd place: Englewood Florist
  • 3rd place: Flowerama

Best French Fries

Best Place To Buy Fresh Meat

Best Place to Buy Fresh Veggies

Best Convenience Store

  • 1st place: Kwik Shop
  • 2nd place: Zarco
  • 3rd place: Jayhawk Food Mart

Best Grocery Store

Best Hair Salon

  • 1st place: Z's Cosmetology
  • 2nd place: Headmasters
  • 3rd place: Images

Best Historic Site

Best Ice Cream

Best Live Music Venue

Best Lunch

Best Margarita

Best New Restaurant

Best Pharmacy

  • 1st place: Walgreens Pharmacy
  • 2nd place: Round Corner Drug Co.

Best Pizza

Best Place to Dance

Best Place to Take Your Dog

  • 1st place: Clinton Lake Dog Park
  • 2nd place: South Park
  • 3rd place: KU Campus

Best Restaurant For Kids

Best Sandwich

Best Service

Best Smoking Area

Best Smoothie

Best Sports Bar

Best Steak

Best Sushi

Best Taco

Best Tattoo Studio

  • 1st place: Big Daddy Cadillac

Best Thrift Store

  • 1st place: Arizona Trading Company
  • 2nd place: Goodwill
  • 3rd place: Wildman Vintage

Best Used CDs/Records

Best Vegetarian Food

Best Video Store

  • 1st place: Hastings
  • 2nd place: Liberty Hall
  • 3rd place: Blockbuster