Best of West Sound Results 2015

Best of West Sound 2015WestSound Magazine magazine is excited to present the fourth annual Best of West Sound results — from Bainbridge Island all the way to Gig Harbor, we’ve found the businesses and places you love. Enjoy!


Best Restaurant

The Boat Shed

The Boat Shed is the place to be on a sunny day in the Northwest. With an expansive deck and a dock to tie your boat up to, it’s open daily for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served on the weekends, and Happy Hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and all day Sunday.

  • Runner-up — Silver City Restaurant & Brewery (Silverdale)

Best Seafood Restaurant

Amy’s On The Bay

The newly remodeled Amy’s On The Bay offers fabulous food and outstanding service in a relaxed setting. Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience as you appreciate the beautiful views of Sinclair Inlet and the Olympics while enjoying a scrumptious meal. Lunch, dinner, full bar and one of this region’s most outstanding wine lists.

  • Runner-up — Anthony’s (Bremerton)

Best Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Taqueria El Huarache

Award-winning food in two Kitsap locations, offering the great taste from south of the border that you expect from a terrific Mexican restaurant. The family-owned eatery is known for friendly service and its comfortable atmosphere, making it West Sound’s place to go for Mexican.

  • Runner-up — Azteca (Bremerton and Silverdale)

Best Italian Restaurant

Burrata Bistro

Featuring authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable, yet elegant setting in downtown Poulsbo. Showcasing pasta and focaccia, made fresh daily and served with a variety of hand-made sauces, fresh seafood, meats, cheeses and desserts. When paired with a selection from the extensive list of wines from the Northwest, California and Italy, the result is top-quality food made with the freshest of ingredients at a reasonable price.

  • Runner-up — Tie — Veneto Italian Restaurant (Silverdale) and La Fermata (Bremerton)

Best Chinese (Asian) Restaurant — Tie

Emperor’s Palace

  • 3509 Kitsap Way, Bremerton

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

  • 2928 Bucklin Hill Rd, Silverdale

Emperor’s Palace offers Mandarin, Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, while Mandarin Chinese Restaurant provides Szechuan, Hunan and Mandarin delights. Both are open for lunch and dinner, and both deliver.

  • Runner-up — China Sun Buffet (Port Orchard)

Best Breakfast

Green Light Diner

Like father, like son. Green Light Diner owners John and Laura Nesby are the son and daughter-in-law of last year’s winner — and this year’s runner-up — Mark Nesby of Bremerton’s Big Apple Diner. Great food — breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, malts, vintage sodas, strong coffee and comfort food like meatloaf — all come together to rekindle the spirit of the classic American diner. A full bar offers creative cocktails that make the Green Light a true experience.

  • Runner-up — The Big Apple Diner (Bremerton)

Best Sunday Brunch

Port Gamble General Store & Cafe

Nostalgia and handcrafted comfort food using local organic ingredients whenever possible, as well as local beers and refreshing cocktails, all add up to great eats. And they’re all served up in the unique ambiance of the historic General Store, which has overlooked the shores of Puget Sound and Gamble Bay since 1916.

  • Runner-up — Airport Diner (Bremerton)

Best Wine Tasting Room

Eleven Winery

Eleven Winery is a small, family-run operation dedicated to producing great wine and to making sure that you have a great time drinking it. Production currently includes malbec, syrah, mourvedre, petit verdot, pinot grigio, roussanne, viognier — a dry rosé – as well as both white and red ports (about 2,000 cases altogether), from some of the best grapes Washington has to offer.

  • Runner-up — Sogno di Vino (Poulsbo)

Best Deli Sandwiches

Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe

A repeat winner! The menu at Monica’s boasts excellent quality, fresh, homemade foods from local and organic suppliers whenever possible. Utilizing Earth-friendly, sustainable practices and supporting local farms and other businesses is very important to Monica’s, as is using ingredients that are sustainable and responsible whenever possible.

  • Runner-up — Hitchcock Deli (Bainbridge Island)

Best Steaks/Prime Rib

McCloud’s Grill House & Saloon

McCloud’s prides itself on serving delicious steaks and prime rib, including a signature thick-cut rib eye stuffed with roasted garlic, plus applewood-smoked baby back ribs and chicken, along with other serious “down home food.” The beverage list features local and Northwest microbrews, a varied wine list and a full range of cocktails. Wednesdays are “Military Appreciation Night,” featuring music, food and drink specials for service personnel, and Sundays are “Family Day.”

  • Runner-up — Whiskey Creek Steakhouse (Keyport)

Best Desserts — 3-Way Tie

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates

Burrata Bistro

Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Cafe

Readers have voted with their palates, and we have three great dessert places to choose from — including last year’s winner in this category, Amy’s Decadent Chocolates. There’s also a pair of newcomers to the dessert menu — both who are winners this year in two other categories. It doesn’t get much sweeter than this!

  • Runner-up — ChocMo (Poulsbo)

Best Burgers

Red Robin

  • 10455 Silverdale Way, Silverdale

Red Robin’s gourmet burgers don’t disappoint, plus you get to choose how many fries you want. Couple that with a bevy of appetizers and all kinds of beers and cocktails, and you can see why Red Robin was voted tops in this category.

  • Runner-up — Amy’s On The Bay (Port Orchard)

Best Pizza

Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Established in 1966, Tony’s is a local icon, serving award-winning pizza to generations of local families as well as our military. Enjoy the relaxing marine view as you savor a dozen choices of the best traditional, true Italian pizza around here — or create your own from a choice of 42 different toppings.

  • Runner-up — Bella Luna Pizzeria (Suquamish)

Best Espresso

Cutters Point

Another repeat winner! If you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere and a place for a great-quality cup of joe, either of these popular spots will fit the bill.

  • Runner-up — Café Noir (Silverdale)

Best Restaurant when Someone Else Is Paying

Brix 25°

The intimate, warm, welcoming ambiance of Brix 25° sets the stage for romantic evenings, casual dinners, family events and more. Featuring a menu of hearty and flavorful American cuisine with a Northwest influence, plus an award-winning wine list that’s been recognized locally and nationally, this is a place where it’s hard to go wrong — especially when someone else is footing the bill.

  • Runner-up — Sogno di Vino (Poulsbo)

Best Out-of-the-Way Restaurant

Agate Pass Cafe

Offering a solid menu that is surprisingly simple, it features fresh, local ingredients and changes with the seasons. Open for dinner and Sunday brunch, in serves great food prepared with imagination. And don’t forget the extensive wine list as well.

  • Runner-up — Green Turtle Restaurant (Gig Harbor)

Best Bakery

Sluys’ Bakery

  • 18924 Front Street, Poulsbo

West Sound’s must-visit bakery, Sluys’ is a repeat winner, as is the runner-up in this category. Located in picturesque downtown Poulsbo, Sluys’ is famous for its breads and scrumptious sweet treats.

  • Runner-up — Blackberry Bakery (Bainbridge Isl.)

Best Candy Store

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates

A repeat winner in this and several other categories, Amy’s is West Sound’s favorite destination for to-die-for caramel apples as well as handmade chocolates, truffles and other temptations.

  • Runner-up — Bon Bon Confections (Bainbridge Isl.)

Best Doctor

Dr. Jim Bates, The Doctors Clinic

Dr. Bates practices general internal medicine, which consists of both health maintenance and screening, along with the diagnosis and medical treatment of problems in adults. Dr. Bates believes, “You have every right to have high expectations of me and I will always do my best to deliver.”

  • Runner-up — Dr. Kim Latheam, Virginia Mason/BI

Best Dentist

Dr. Siegfried A. Naumann, D.D.S. M.S, Naumann Johnson Orthodontics

Dr. Naumann was heavily involved in research while during his dental and orthodontic training and has been published in medical and orthodontic journals. He was a practicing family dentist prior to specializing in orthodontics, which prepared him to “see the full picture” and allowed better coordination of treatment with each patient’s family dentist.

  • Runner-up — Dr. Tom Redfern (Poulsbo)

Best Optometrist

Dr. Janice Ngan, Woodridge Vision Clinic

Situated in a private, serene setting, Dr. Ngan’s practice uses state-of-the-art equipment for extended visual testing for diseases of the eye such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

  • Runner-up — Dale N. Holdren, MD, Pacific Surgery Center (Poulsbo)

Best Hospital

Harrison Medical Center

As part of the Franciscan Health System, Harrison offers complete hospital facilities in Bremerton and Silverdale, plus award-winning cardiovascular services, including open-heart surgery. Services also include oncology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, orthopedics, critical care and 24/7 emergency care in its Level III Trauma Center. That’s in addition to urgent care facilities in in Port Orchard, Belfair and Bainbridge Island, along with satellite clinics and primary care partner facilities in Bainbridge Island, Belfair, Bremerton, Forks, Port Orchard, Port Ludlow, Port Townsend, Poulsbo. Sequim and Silverdale.

  • Runner-up — St. Anthony’s Hospital (Gig Harbor)

Best Hearing Aid Dealer

Peninsula Hearing, Inc.

Peninsula Hearing has a comprehensive array of quality hearing aids from which to choose the best instrument for your hearing needs. The practice also guarantees you’ll hear better — and if you’re not satisfied, your money will be refunded.

  • Runner-up — Hearing Advantage, Inc. (Poulsbo)

Best Massage Therapy

Staycation Massage (Lauren Wheeler)

Have you ever wanted to take a vacation without going anywhere at all? Staycation Massage is a small business in a cottage-like setting, located in historic downtown Poulsbo, across from the Court House and Valholl Brewing Company. Let their comfortable, serene environment take you away from all your day-to-day stress.

  • Runner-up — Rejuv Massage & Spa (Bremerton)

Best Spa

Bon Cheveux Salon & Spa

No matter whether you need a massage to get rid of those aches and pains, relieve stress or just want to treat yourself (or a friend) to a luxurious and relaxing indulgence, Bon Cheveux is the place that will leave you feeling great and want to come back for more.

  • Runner-up — Rejuv Massage & Spa (Bremerton)

Best Gym


  • 3909 NW Randall Way, Silverdale
  • 10550 Harbor Hills Drive, Gig Harbor
  • 60 Magnuson Way, Bremerton

The YMCA offers programs for people of all ages, interests and abilities. Whether it’s a fitness class, childcare program, day or resident camp, teen or family activities, small group support, volunteer opportunities or special events, you’ll find it all the “The Y.”

  • Runner-up — Island Fitness (Bainbridge Island)

Best Hair Salon

Alainn Salon

  • 3547 Lowell Street, Silverdale

With stylists who boast years of experience and continuing education, the salon has dedicated staff who will help you find your best look and achieve it. The comfortable, relaxed atmosphere is designed to make you feel great.

  • Runner-up — Bon Chevex Salon & Spa (Poulsbo)

Best New-Car Dealer

West Hills Auto Plex (Haselwood Auto Group)

Serving the Peninsula for more than half a century, the West Hills Auto Plex includes Chevy, Buick, GMC, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Kia, Honda, Toyota and Scion, along with the largest inventory of new and used vehicles on the Peninsula.

  • Runner-up — Advantage Nissan (Bremerton)

Best Car Wash/Detailing

Cruise-N Car Wash

A “threepeat” winner, Cruise-N Car Wash offers a full range of detailing services and has full-time detailers on staff. Many options are available to suit your needs and budget, ranging from do-it-yourself car washes to complete automotive detail packages. Before running your car through the drive-thru automatic wash, the staff hand-preps it with a pressure washer to clean those really dirty, hard-to-teach areas, and then hand-dries it when it’s through.

  • Runner-up — Great Car Care Center (Gig Harbor)

Best Used-Car Dealer

Liberty Bay Auto

Liberty Bay Auto has built a reputation for expertise, service and dependability. It is a second-generation local business with a culture of honesty and is known for selling only high-quality, reliable used cars that are backed up with great service.

  • Runner-up — Dick Vlist Motors (Port Orchard)

Best Auto Repair

Town & Country Auto Repair

From radiators to rear ends, they do it all! The complexities of contemporary automobile technology make even the most basic maintenance a daunting task, so whether you need maintenance to keep your vehicle running smoothly for a long time, or get a problem fixed right the first time, these are the people you can count on.

  • Runner-up — B&B Auto Repair (Bremerton)

Best Tire Store

Les Schwab Tire Centers

The hands-down winner with more votes than anyone in any category! In business since 1952, Les Schwab Tire Centers are known for going above and beyond for its customers, and offers several locations throughout the West Sound region.

  • Runner-up — Discount Tire (Bremerton)

Best Building Contractor

Choice Construction

Choice Construction is an award-winning custom homebuilder and remodeler that specializes in high-quality, efficient, livable and comfortable homes in Pierce, Kitsap, King, Mason and Thurston counties. Every home it builds is unique and specific to the clients’ needs, lifestyle and dreams. The company approaches each project, regardless of size or budget, with the same attention to detail and a philosophy that its customers are part of the team.

  • Runner-up — Sentinel Construction (Kingston)

Best Remodeler

A Kitchen That Works

Another repeat winner, A Kitchen That Works (AKTW) is a full-service design-build firm specializing in kitchens and baths. Passion for excellence is reflected in every project, and the holistic approach ensures the design and materials selected work well with the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget. Owned and operated by certified sustainable professionals, AKTW is dedicated to protecting natural resources while providing clients with beautiful, functional, low-maintenance homes.

  • Runner-up — WRK Construction (Poulsbo)

Best Plumber — Tie

AP Plumbing LLC

  • 11422 Pinyon Avenue, Bainbridge Island

West Sound Plumbing Service

Whether it’s new construction, remodels or repairs like clogged drains or leaky pipes, these two locally owned companies come highly recommended by our readers. If you need quality plumbing at an affordable price, check out these plumbers.

  • Runner-up — Horizon Plumbing and Radiant Heat (Silverdale)

Best Electrician

CSW Electric & HVAC

Last year’s runner-up, CSW Electric offers residential and commercial customers heating, cooling and electrical service, repair, upgrades and maintenance. From new construction wiring to tenant improvements, it can take care of all your heating, cooling and electrical needs.

  • Runner-up — Bird Electric (Poulsbo)

Best Heating and Air

Air Masters

With more than 30 years of experience, locally owned and operated Air Masters serves Kitsap, Pierce, Mason and Jefferson counties. Specializing in homeowner and commercial efficient comfort and reliability, it takes pride in quality workmanship and friendly customer service — the No. 1 goal.

  • Runner-up — Dana’s Heating (Port Orchard)

Best Cabinetry Shop

Creekside Cabinet & Design

Creekside Cabinet & Design is a locally owned business that’s provided exceptional value to customers on the Kitsap Peninsula and the Puget Sound region for more than 15 years. If you live on the Kitsap Peninsula, chances are the company has worked with someone you know.

Runner-up — A Kitchen That Works (Bainbridge Island)

Best Counter Surfacing

Creative Countertops

Another “threepeat” winner! Creative Countertops specializes in custom quartz and granite countertops as well as being the Kitsap Peninsula’s largest Corian, Silestone and LG Hi-Macs countertop fabricator. It also offers green alternatives like icestone, paperstone and bamboo, and is the place to go for the best selection of solid-surface counter and sinks, shower and bath surrounds, as well as tile.

  • Runner-up — Floor Decorators, Carpet One (Bremerton)

Best Window/Door Company

Northwest Passage Door & Window Co.

The primary product offerings are windows, doors, skylights and hardware. Whether it is more energy efficient glazing, operating hardware, LEED certifications or FSC, Northwest Passage Door & Window Co. can provide the proper information and products that will service your needs and meet your design criteria.

  • Runner-up — Sound Glass (Bremerton)

Best Flooring (carpet, tile, hardwood)

Floor Decorators/Carpet One

Locally owned and operated, Floor Decorators/Carpet One offers a complete selection of residential and commercial flooring options, including carpets, area rugs, ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, sheet and vinyl flooring, along with countertops and professional installation services.

  • Runner-up — Salisbury Woodworking (Bainbridge Island)

Best Roofing Contractor

Hanley Construction

Established in 1987, Hanley Construction Inc. has grown into the premier Kitsap Peninsula roofing company, offering high-quality work at competitive prices.

  • Runner-up — A-1 Roofing (Port Orchard)

Best Paint Store

Peninsula Paint Co.

  • 20530 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo
  • 6820 Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor
  • 629 North Callow Avenue, Bremerton
  • 937 Hildebrand Ln, Suite 100, Bainbridge Island

As an independently owned store, Peninsula Paint offers a level of service you thought no longer existed, along with an array of superior quality products, including premium Benjamin Moore paints and stains. The in-store professionals are specialists with the experience and helpful advice to ensure the success of every project you have.

  • Runner-up — Lowe’s (Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale)

Best Hardware Store

Scott McLendon’s Ace Hardware

Scott McLendon’s Ace Hardware has been serving Port Orchard for 15 years and Belfair for more than a decade. The stores pride themselves on their knowledge of hardware, lumber, electrical, plumbing and gardening supplies, along with a huge inventory of hardware-related items, and always standing by the philosophy of “customer service first.”

  • Runner-up — Henery Hardware (Bremerton)

Best Furniture Store

Arnold’s Home Furnishings

Arnold’s has been serving the community since 1951 and is renowned for its excellent level of customer service, outstanding selection of home furnishings and accessories, along with a complete department devoted to mattresses and carpets.

  • Runner-up — Macy’s (Silverdale)

Best Interior Design

Arnold’s Home Furnishings

Many people don’t realize that in addition to its outstanding selection of home furnishings and accessories, Arnold’s also offers complete interior design services and has a designer on staff. But those in the know love what Arnold’s has to offer to complement its furnishings and accessories.

  • Runner-up — Janet Weber Interior Design (Poulsbo)

Best Nursery

Valley Nursery

Located in North Kitsap, Valley Nursery features 6 acres of plants and garden products and specializes in plants that grow well in the Northwest.

  • Runner-up — Bainbridge Gardens (Bainbridge Isl.)

Best Landscape Company

Northwest Construction & Landscape, LLC

Whether you’d like a custom landscape with a decorative concrete patio, lawn care or landscape maintenance services, the skilled and professional team will deliver an exceptional product at an affordable price.

  • Runner-up — Windy Point Services (Bremerton)

Best Rockery

Morrison Gravel

Morrison Gravel has provided quality landscape products for the professional and the do-it-yourselfer in Kitsap and Pierce counties for more than 60 years. Its products are available for pickup or delivery in the local area.

  • Runner-up — Botanica, Inc. (Bainbridge Island)

Best Horticulturist

Colleen Miko

Colleen Miko has been working in horticulture on the West Coast since 1991. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and an active member of the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA) – twice being honored as its member of the year. Her practical experience in all aspects of the industry, combined with ongoing educational training, makes her a well-rounded garden writer and speaker.

  • Runner-up — Elanden Gardens (Gorst)

Best Art Gallery — Tie

Collective Visions

Collective Visions Gallery is an artist-owned and operated gallery. It currently represents over 20 Puget Sound artists, producing artwork in many media, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings; drawings in pastel, pencil and charcoal; etchings, monoprints and collographs; wood carvings; sculpture in stone, wood, and metal; a variety of functional and artistic ceramics; color and black-and-white photography and digital mediums as well.

Lisa Stirrett Gallery

Since 1988, Lisa Stirrett has become accomplished in many different mediums. Her work has evolved and lends itself to beautiful interior and exterior art for personal or commercial use. She started her artistic endeavors with gyotaku, then proceeded to learn and create with encaustic, metal design, and then the fascinating art of cast and fused glass.

  • Runner-up — Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (Bainbridge Island)

Best Bookstore

Eagle Harbor Book Company

Eagle Harbor Books is a full-service, locally owned and proudly independent bookstore located on Bainbridge Island, home to a large community of authors and discriminating readers. It offers a broad selection of fine new and used books, and a full schedule of author readings and events.

  • Runner-up — Liberty Bay Books (Poulsbo)

Best Florist

Flowers to Go

  • 3118 Wheaton Way, Bremerton
  • 107 Marine Drive, Bremerton
  • 3102 Judson Street, Gig Harbor
  • 981 Bethel Avenue, Port Orchard
  • 19405 Highway 305 (Plaza 305), Poulsbo
  • 9130 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale

Flowers To Go is a family-owned and operated business that has been exceeding expectations for more than 27 years. Starting out as a flower stand on the side of the road, it has grown to become one of the largest flower shops in the Northwest.

  • Runner-up — Flowering Around (Bainbridge Isl.)

Best Antique Shop — Tie

Olde Central Antique Mall

  • 801 Bay Street, Port Orchard

A very eclectic blend of antiques, curiosities, collectables, plus a friendly staff and a great treasure-hunting atmosphere.

Silverdale Antiques

Silverdale Antiques offers a great selection of quality antiques including transferware, linens, silver, glassware and furniture. The store has developed a reputation for some of the best antique selections in Kitsap County.

  • Runner-up — The Vintage Housewife (Poulsbo)

Best Gifts/Specialty Store

That’s Beautiful Jewelry & Accessories

  • 170 Harrison Street, Port Orchard

Offering a very unique selection of handmade jewelry and locally crafted fashion accessories. Why shop at a “made in China” big box store when you can get one-of-a-kind, community-sourced jewelry, accessories and gifts locally for the same cost?

  • Runner-up — Cargo Hold (Poulsbo)

Best Print Shop

Blue Sky Printing

In business for more than 25 years, Blue Sky Printing offers a full range of printing services, including business papers, brochures, presentation folders, flyers, labels, raffle tickets as well as excellent quality and pricing.

  • Runner-up — My Printing Services (Port Orchard)

Best Realtor

Eileen Black, John L. Scott/Bainbridge Island

With 11 years of experience, Eileen Black is recognized as a top-producing agent on Bainbridge Island. She specializes in Bainbridge luxury waterfront, and has established herself as a high-profile agent providing concierge services to her clientele. She holds many certifications and designations pertaining to the luxury market including CLHMS and Million Dollar Guild recognition.

  • Runner-up — Carol Sue Rogers (Windermere West Sound/Silverdale)

Best Real Estate Office

Windermere Real Estate

Windermere has West Sound offices located in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Belfair and Allyn. Whatever your needs are, the agents’ goal is to make your real estate experience uncommonly rewarding.

  • Runner-up — John L. Scott (Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Kingston and Belfair)

Best Insurance Agency

Brewton-Hight Insurance (Farmers)

  • 2416 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale

Brewton-Hight Insurance is a local Farmers agency that offers homeowners, auto and life insurance to the local community. Maggie and John are knowledgeable and understanding of the people in this community, helping provide clients with an outstanding level of service to protect the things that are important.

  • Runner-up — Derrin Doty, Allstate Agency (Port Orchard)

Best Attorney

John Mitchell, Sanchez, Mitchell & Eastman, PSC

  • 4110 Kitsap Way, Bremerton

John Mitchell has almost 40 years of experience and specializes in the areas of personal injury law, as well as banking and finance, litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, landlord-tenant, civil and human rights

  • Runner-up — Kathleen Schultz (Port Orchard)

Best Accounting Firm — Tie

Bradley W. Orser, C.P.A Inc. P.S.

A firm that’s earned an outstanding reputation on the Kitsap Peninsula as one that excels in quality and integrity. Its mission is to help clients establish and live personal financial goals that will greatly enhance their financial wellbeing and to motivate them to accomplish what they previously believed impossible.

Southard Beckham Atwater & Berry

Last year’s runner-up, Southard, Beckham, Atwater & Berry, CPA, PS is a full-service accounting firm specializing in income tax consulting, business advisory and financial planning services. It has been serving the Kitsap Peninsula region as well as across the country since 1957, and strives to provide the highest standard of service through unmatched commitment to professionalism and client relationships.

  • Runner-up — Cecil Whitlock, C.P.A. (Bremerton)

Best Veterinarian

Belltowne Veterinary Center

At Belltowne Veterinary Center, the goal is to give the very best veterinary care possible through the use of progressive, modern medicine and surgery, while providing excellent communication to clients and doing it with a compassionate heart. The staff like to treat all pets as if they were their own.

  • Runner-up — Wheaton Way Veterinary Hospital (Bremerton)

Best Computer Repair/Networking

Bainbridge Technology Solutions

Offering in-shop, onsite and remote services for residential and commercial clients, plus servicing both PCs and Macs, as well as selling many brands, components and accessories. The technicians have earned a number of certifications, and each offers technical specialties across multiple technologies and has been chosen for the commitment to quality customer service.

  • Runner-up — Keating Consulting Services (Bainbridge Island)

Best Hotel

Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort

The only waterfront resort and casino on Puget Sound, Clearwater Casino Resort is nestled on the shores of Agate Passage. Indoors and out, this breathtaking property captures the rustic natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Its 85 guest rooms flank a soaring great room offering spectacular waterfront views amid museum-quality works of art.

  • Runner-up — Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel (Silverdale)

Best Bank

Kitsap Bank

The hands-down winner in this category. Headquartered in Port Orchard and with branches throughout Kitsap, Pierce, King, Jefferson and Clallam counties, Kitsap Bank has been serving the local community’s banking needs for more than 100 years and is one of the oldest and largest locally owned and operated community banks in the state.

  • Runner-up — Timberland Bank (Numerous branches)

Best Credit Union

Kitsap Credit Union

A member-owned cooperative with16 branches throughout Kitsap County and more than 300 employees, it was chartered in Bremerton nearly 80 years ago.

  • Runner-up — Peninsula Community Credit Union (Numerous branches)

Best Jewelry Store

Blue Heron Jewelers

Showcasing the breathtakingly beautiful designs of Leo Fried, Blue Heron Jewelers is a destination for unique, high-quality jewelry for all occasions.

  • Runner-up — Dahlquist Fine Jewelry (Poulsbo)

Best Assisted Living Facility

Encore Communities

Encore Communities consists of four independent facilities — Northwoods Lodge, Country Meadows, Clearbrook Inn and The Ridge. Offering award-winning service and options for independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care, Encore Communities delivers an impressive quality of life for all its residents, no matter what their needs.

  • Runner-up — Bay Point Retirement Community (Bremerton)

Best Golf Course

Gold Mountain Golf Club

Dramatically sculpted into the Pacific Northwest splendor, the Olympic Course has garnered impressive awards and has taken its place as one of America’s finest municipally owned golf courses. Wooded enclaves, rolling terrain and wide fairways are touted by the Cascade Course, with a long history of providing championship golf in the Northwest. Stunning views and delicious cuisine combine to offer relaxation and great memories under the roof of Gold Mountain’s clubhouse, as well as the ability to host 300 guests for special events.

  • Runner-up — McCormick Woods (Port Orchard)

Best Camp for Kids

Crista Camps

Crista Camps at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch offer scores of unique activities in addition to traditional camp fun like boating, swimming and fireside bonding. At Miracle Ranch, wranglers teach horsemanship classes that span a wide spectrum of skills. Island Lake specializes in extreme adventures like Moto-X and high ropes. The consistent goal at both camps is to offer experiences that result in personal growth, authentic relationship development, high-level customer service and massive fun.

Runner-up — YMCA Camp Seymour (Gig Harbor)

Best Place to Take a Family

Battle Point Park

This 90.3-acre park is largely open space with two ponds, jogging trail, fitness course, two soccer fields, three softball fields, horse area, two tennis courts, sand volleyball court, play areas, two basketball courts shared with a roller hockey court, a large children’s play structure, garden plots and a covered picnic shelter (reservations recommended). The renovated transmitter building is used for gymnastics classes and camps.

  • Runner-up — Scenic Beach State Park (Seabeck)

Best Customer Service

Kitsap Bank

Headquartered in Port Orchard and with branches throughout Kitsap, Pierce, King, Jefferson and Clallam counties, Kitsap Bank has been serving the local community’s banking needs for more than a century, and is one of the oldest and largest locally owned and operated community banks in the state.

  • Runner-up — Arnold’s Home Furnishings (Bremerton)

Your Favorite Business

Arnold’s Home Furnishings

Arnold’s high levels of outstanding customer service have been experienced by four generations of families since it first opened in 1951, and made it West Sound’s favorite business. Renowned for its outstanding selection of home furnishings and accessories, along with a complete department devoted to mattresses and carpets and also offering interior design services, Arnold’s is the one-stop place to make your house a home.

  • Runner-up — Tie — Bon Cheveux Salon & Spa (Poulsbo) and Kitsap Bank (Branches located throughout Kitsap, Pierce, King, Jefferson and Clallam Counties)

Best Casino

Suquamish Clearwater Casino

Enjoy the large casino, which features over 1,200 slots, as well as Poker, Blackjack, and other table games. When you’ve played to the max, unwind by enjoying the views of Puget Sound from your room at the waterfront hotel and a variety of cuisine from four restaurants. Or relax with a massage from the spa, zero-entry pool, and check out world-class golf at the nearby White Horse Golf Club.

  • Runner-up — The Point Casino (Hansville)