More than 400 local readers offered more than 40,000 answers to who is the Best of North SLO County!

The results are official and here are the winners by popular vote in the 7th annual Best of North SLO County reader’s poll — on the top of the local scene as the Best in their business for 2020.

Guest House Grill and Street Side Best of 2020
Best Overall Restaurant, Best Family Restaurant, Best Steakhouse, Best Appetizer, Best Mock-tail, Best Salad, Best French Fries of North SLO County 2020
Best Bank of North SLO County 2020
Best Bank of North SLO County 2020
Best Pet Store in North SLO County 2020
All About Events Best of 2020
Best Event & Wedding Supply Company of North SLO County 2020
Best Tire Sales & Service of North SLO County 2020
Best Tire Sales & Service of North SLO County 2020
Best Charity or Nonprofit of North SLO County 2020
Best Charity or Nonprofit of North SLO County 2020
Bravo Pizza Best of 2020
Best Pizza Delivery of North SLO County 2020
Best Solar Energy of North SLO County 2020
Best Solar Energy of North SLO County 2020
Bells Plumbing Best of 2020
Best Plumbing of North SLO County 2020
Optometric Care Associates Best of 2020
Best Optometrist or Eye Care of North SLO County 2020
Negranti Creamery Best of 2020
Best Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt of North SLO County 2020

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The complete list of winners for the Best of North SLO County 2020

Welcome to the Best of 2020 Winner’s List! As chosen by local readers, the next 18 pages are dedicated to those winners and we will be celebrating all the winners of the 7th annual Best of North SLO County Reader’s Poll all year long.

It was a very exciting process in collecting and sorting more than 40,000 answers to our poll, and to see how the community responded was surprising in many ways. This was the first year we ran the poll almost exclusively online, and we received great information about how to improve the poll for next year.

All the winners were so very appreciative of your votes and your consideration. Please take a look through the following pages to see if your favorite business was a winner or if you will find your next favorite business in one of the winners. Thank you for participating, and join us in celebrating our winners all year long wherever you see their banners, stickers, trophies, or certificates in their business.

At the end of the day, they are the Best of 2020 because you are the best readers in the world.

Our most wide-open category was the question of where do you want to spend $500? Sonja Martin was the winner of the $500 shopping spree and her favorite business was The General Store Paso Robles. Enjoy Sonja!

The overall top vote-getter for favorite business was anna & mom in Atascadero, and others who earned a respectable tally were:

Farron Elizabeth

Farm Supply

Fusion Health & FIIT

Jayde Boutique

Guest House Grill

Tent City Beer Co.

Kelly’s Casuals

Colony Market

Big winners included Guest House Grill and Streetside Ale House, which picked up multiple awards each. Some winners tied in their category, and the overall top-vote getter in their respective category was Pier 46 Seafood Market, which earned 99 total votes for Best Seafood Restaurant.

Here’s the rest of the list by category:

Eat & Drink

Best Coffeehouse

Malibu Brew

Best Seafood Restaurant

Pier 46 Seafood Market

Best Mexican Restaurant

La Parrilla

Best Asian Cuisine

Thai Elephant

Best Pizza Delivery

Bravo Pizza

Best Pizza Dining


Best Burger Joint

Sylvester’s Burgers

Best Steakhouse

Guest House Grill

Best Sushi Restaurant


Best BBQ Spot

Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ

Best Pasta Restaurant

Buona Tavola

Best Breakfast Joint

Joe’s Place

Best Brunch Special

Hunter Ranch

Best Lunch Spot

Colony Deli & Market 

Best Dessert, Bake or Cake Shop

Just Baked Cake Studio & Bakery

Best Vegetarian or Vegan

Thomas Hill

Best Cheese Shop


Best Family Restaurant

Guest House Grill

Best Overall Restaurant

Guest House Grill

Best Health Food, Natural Food, or Grocery Store

Harvest Natural Foods

Best Farm-to-Table

Thomas Hill Organics

Best Catering

Trumpet Vine Catering

Specialty Items

Best Mocktail

Street Side ale House

Best Taco

La Parilla

Best Appetizer

Street Side ale House

Best Salad

Guest House Grill

Best French Fries

Street Side Ale House

Best Pastry

Cider Creek

Best French Toast

Joe’s Place

Best Cup of Coffee

Malibu Brew

Best Tea

Malibu Brew

Local Artisans

Best Kombucha

Whale Bird

Best Olive Oil


Best Bread

Brian’s Bread

Best Cake

Just Baked SLO

Best Gelato, Ice Cream, Frozen Dessert

Negranti Creamery

Best Farm-Fresh Fruit

Templeton Farmers Market

Best Farm-Fresh Nuts

Jardine Ranch

Best Farm-Fresh Ingredients

Thomas Hill Organics

Best Local Seasonings

Bren’s Original Blends

Best Local Beef, Poultry, Dairy, or Pork

J&R Natural Meat

Home Improvement

Best Paving, Concrete, and Driveways

Viborg Sand & Gravel

Best Flooring

Templeton Floors 

Best Plumbing

Bell’s Plumbing

Best Roofing

Mid-State Roofing

Best Solar


Best Electrical

French Electric

Best Rain Gutters

5 Star Rain Gutters

Best Landscaping, Lawn, and Garden

Native Landscape Creations

Best Propane

Delta Liquid Energy

Best Furniture

American Oak Wholesalers

Best Pest and Rodent Control

Story Termite

Best General Contractor

Kevin Journey

Best Cleaning Service

Alicia Max

Best Moving Company

Meat Head Movers

Best Storage Company

El Camino Self Storage

Shopping & Retail

Best Antiques, Thrift, and Consignment

North County Christian Thrift

Best Repurposed, Renewed, and Resold

Reminisce Antiques Etc

Best Flowers & Florist

Arlyne’s Flowers

Best Books, Stationary, and Gifts

Perry’s Parcel & Gift

Best Women’s Clothing (Tied)

Farron Elizabeth
Kelly’s Casuals

Best Children’s Clothing

anna & mom

Pets & Animals

Best Pet Store

Lemos Feed & Supply

Best Pet Grooming & Care (Tied)

Golden Paw
Hair of the Dog

Best Veterinarian or Pet Hospital

Atascadero Pet Hospital

Best Feed Store

Atascadero Hay & Feed

Best Dog Park

Templeton Dog Park

Health, Wellness, And Beauty

Best Urgent Care or Clinic

Med Post

Best General Practitioner or Doctor

Dr. Michael Lebens 

Best Pediatrician

Patterson & Tedford

Best Dentist or Orthodontist

Dr. Stout & Dr. pambrun 

Best Optometrist and Eye Care

Optometric Care Associates

Best Podiatrist

Central Coast Foot and Ankle

Best Chiropractor

McGaughey Health Care

Best Holistic Healthcare

Salus Integrative Medicine

Best Day Spa

River Oaks Hot Springs

Best Nail Salon


Best Hair Salon

The Wearhouse

Best Barber Shop

Nate’s Barbershop

Best Tattoo Parlor

Cherry blossom

Best Gym or Personal Trainer

Kennedy Club Fitness 

Best Weight Loss or Nutrition

Fusion Health & FIIT Training Center

Financial, Real Estate, or Legal Services

Best Bank or Credit Union


Best Real Estate Agent

Malik Real Estate Group

Best Mortgage Company

Envoy Mortgage

Best Insurance

John Donovan State Farm

Best Financial Planning Agency

Edward Jones

Best Attorney or Lawyer

Martha Spalding

Best Tax Preparation

William Gallant, H&R Block

Best Bookkeeping Service

Tidwell Bookkeeping 

Travel, Entertainment, Leisure and Events

Best Hotel

The Carlton

Best Event or Wedding Venue

Rava Winery

Best Art Gallery

Studios on the Park

Best Girl’s Night Out Spot


Best Guy’s Night Out Spot

Tent City Beer Company 

Best Golf Course

Hunter Ranch

Best Park

Atascadero Lake Park

Auto Care

Best American Auto Repair & Maintenance

Ferrell’s Auto Repair

Best German Auto Repair & Maintenance

German Performance 

Best Japanese Auto Repair & Maintenance

G&H Auto Repair

Best Lube and Oil Service

Lube & Go

Best Car Wash and Auto Detail

El Camino Car Wash

Best Body Shop

Davis Auto Body

Best Tire Sales and Service

Americas West Tire & Auto

Best Auto Sales

Paso Robles Ford

Best RV Sales and Service

Sky River RV

Best Gas and Diesel Station


Best Window Repair or Tinting

A-1 Auto Glass & Tint

Best Auto Audio and Video

Ultimate Car Audio 

Best Auto Parts

Napa Auto Parts

Wine & Vineyards

Best Downtown Tasting Room

Justin Downtown Tasting

Best Vineyard Tasting Room

Tobin James

Best Vineyard Experience

Halter Ranch

Best Red Wine (Tied)

Opolo Mountain Zin

Austin Hope Cab

Dauo Cabernet Sauvignon


Best White Wine

Tables Creek Sav Blanc

Best Wine & Beer Tour

Hop On Tours 

Breweries, Distilleries, and Tap Houses

Best Bar, Tavern, Pub, or Tap House (Tied)

Pappy McGregors
Streetside Ale Houe

Best Brewery

Barrel House

Best Local Spirit

Central Coast Distillery Rum

Best Night Club

Pappy McGregors

Best Beer

Firestone 805

Best Cocktail



Best Family Outing

The Ravine Water Park

Best U12 Kids Entertainment

Hop’s Bounce House

Best 12-17 Kids Entertainment

Galaxy Theaters 

Best Amusement or Games

The Slice

Best Bounce House or Party Supply

Hop’s Bounce House

Best Event Supply Company

All About Events

Charitable Giving

Best Charity or Nonprofit

ECHO Homeless Shelter

Best Charity Event

Dancing with our Stars

Best Youth Charity

Paso Robles Youth Art Foundation