Browse the top nominees in 114 categories based on votes from Akron-Canton HOT LIST voters.
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Arts and Entertainment
1. Akron Civic Theatre (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Theater
"If you have never been there, you owe it to yourself to visit this Northeast Ohio treasure. Go early enough for the..."
2. Buck Naked Band (Wadsworth, OH)
Nominee for: Best Local Bands
"If dancing is your thing, you'll fall in love with The Buck Naked Band. Be ready to kick it up, you won't be sitting..."
3. Don Drumm Studios & Gallery (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Art Gallery
"I have been visiting Don Drumm Studios & Gallery for years. I Iove their set-up & love the fact that their artistic..."
4. Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Winery
"Arrived at 3:30 on a Saturday without reservation and was given a table for two in the main inner walkway. Were told..."
5. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Museum
"The grounds are especially beautiful in the fall during Ohio Mart. My girlfriend and I always schedule our day out to..."
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1. Autosport Plus (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Car Stereo
"I drive a 2007 Grand Prix and they done an amazing job with my subs 12inches in the back , changed all my door speakers..."
2. Integrity Auto Care (Stow, OH)
Nominee for: Best Repair
"A lot of business -- particular auto repair businesses -- like to use words like "honest", but not really stand by it..."
3. Leipold Tire (Stow, OH)
Nominee for: Best Tire Shop
"Leipold is the BEST!! We always trust them for tires, brakes, or any car repair that they can service. Great prices..."
4. Magic Mist Car Wash (Tallmadge, OH)
Nominee for: Best Car Wash
"I LOVE this car wash!! They are very professional, and I like the people that work there. They are very helpful, and..."
5. American Auto Body (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"This is the only shop I will ever go to. Regardless of your insurance this shop will take care of all your needs and..."
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1. Birna' Ltd. Day Spa (Seville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"this place has a little bit of everything. It has become my one-stop for hair, nails, and waxing. Lynn does a GREAT job..."
2. Embrace Salon and Spa (Brunswick, OH)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"This place is awesome! Since it has been transformed into the best spa around, the colors of the walls make you feel..."
3. Mainstreet Tattoo (Ashland, OH)
Nominee for: Best Tattoo and Piercing
"If the staff would just let me move in and live there they wouldn't regret it. I promise to stop breathing on the..."
4. Studio Wish Salon (Twinsburg, OH)
Nominee for: Best Hair Color
"Two weeks before my wedding I got the worst highlighting job of my life!!! It was wretched and I didn't know what to do..."
5. Aloha Tanning Salons & Apparel (Barberton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Tanning
"Absolute BEST Spray Tan I have ever had ! Thanks Justin for such a great place Hope my vote helps :)"
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1. Coccia House Pizza (Wooster, OH)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"Coccia House has THE BEST PIZZA ANYWHERE!! I used to work for Joe, and he is also the Best Employer a person could..."
2. Diamond Deli (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"My cousins own this shop, and their service and AWESOME sandwiches rule in downtown Akron. The lines are always out..."
3. StowNut Donut & Diner (Stow, OH)
Nominee for: Best Breakfast
"StowNut is owned by Mrs. Bellian and I went through elementary school with her son, Michael. The Bellian family is..."
4. Swenson's Drive In - Seven Hills (Seven Hills, OH)
Nominee for: Best Burger
"I live in the Chicagoland area and when visiting Akron area I ALWAYS stop at Swensons at least once a day when I am in..."
5. Wing Warehouse (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Wings
"NOT A SPORTS BAR!!!!
I love how they call this place a sports bar. It is definitely not...at least the Cuyahoga..."
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1. Lil' Frog Fashions (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing
"Lil Frogs is the best place to buy anything for children.
I bought almost everything for my son there before he was..."
2. Lucky Shoes (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Shoes
"One-on-One service. Each visit there is a pleasure. They take time to fit the shoes to my feel, regardless of how..."
3. Taylor Made Jewelry (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry
"Unlike other jewelry stores, the chains in the area, Taylor Made has unique pieces. My sister sent me there when I was..."
4. Twice Is Nice Consignments (Hartville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Vintage and Resale
"A VERY NICE CLEAN STORE THAT IS KEPT UP
HAS LOTS OF GOOD DEALS, COUPONS, SAVINGS
THE OWNER ROSE AND HER STAFF HAVE..."
5. Carnaby Street Style (Kent, OH)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"If you want upscale fashion at an affordable price, I suggest you look no further than Carnaby Street Style. They have..."
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1. Asian Sun Martial Arts (Hudson, OH)
Nominee for: Best Martial Arts
"The instructors are very enthusiastic and do an amazing job getting the attention of the youngest kids in class and..."
2. Center Stage Dance Studio (Northfield, OH)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"My daughter has been dancing at Center Stage for many years! She loves it! We have the BEST teachers at the studio..."
3. Eddy's Bike Shop (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Bike Shop
"Eddy's Bike Shop is our personal one stop wonder for anything cycling related. Myself as well as family members from..."
4. Lifesource Yoga (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Yoga Studio
"Recently, I hosted a bachelorette party for my sister at Lifesource Yoga. The evening was filled with great..."
5. LifeStyles | Akron General Health & Wellness Center (Stow, OH)
Nominee for: Best Gym
"I just completed 10 weeks of LiteStyle and have never been more fit in my life. I need to loose a lot of weigjht and..."
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1. Hartville Kitchen (Uniontown, OH)
Nominee for: Best Traditional American
"I remember going to the old restaurant that was located off of Market and rte 619 and the flea market was within..."
2. Luigi's (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"MY VOTE IS FOR YOU !!! I'M IN ARIZONA RIGHT NOW, BUT WHEN I'M IN TOWN, YOU ARE THE BEST . . . I'M ON HERE TO VOTE FOR..."
3. The Office Bistro | Lounge (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Nominee for: Best New American
"You will Love it!!! The most reasonably priced cocktails or martinis,
The Office Bistro and Lounge is reshaping the..."
4. Gizmo's Grille (Litchfield, OH)
Nominee for: Best Family Restaurant
"Good old fashioned family fun spot. Food is fantastic, staff is friendly, owner puts his heart and sole into..."
5. La Mexicana Cantina and Grill (Tallmadge, OH)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"They make the best Mexican food I have ever tried!! Ohhh an the best margaritas too ;)"
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1. Dusty Armadillo (Rootstown, OH)
Nominee for: Best Dance Club
"The Dusty Armadillo is a great place to go! You get the best of everything; dancing, music, people, and drinks! There..."
2. Dusty Armadillo (Rootstown, OH)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
3. Puckers Sports Pub & Grille (North Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Sports Bar
"Puckers is a very nice bar to sit back and relax with a loved one... Not only is the bar really nice, but the people..."
4. StringZ & WingZ / The Z-Plex (Streetsboro, OH)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"Undeniably the best venue for live music! Room for people to move, enough ladies stalls in the restroom ( thats a biggy..."
5. The Office Bistro | Lounge (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Nominee for: Best Beer Selection
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1. Horning's Pet Grooming & Boarding (Hartville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Boarding
"Darlene is always there to help with your pet's grooming problems whether big or small. I can remember when my little..."
2. Horning's Pet Grooming & Boarding (Hartville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
3. Sit Means Sit Dog Training Cleveland-Akron (Copley, OH)
Nominee for: Best Training
"The Sit Means Sit system is the "real deal" ...the system actually works and your dog WILL learn to sit, down, anc come..."
4. Stow Kent Animal Hospital (Kent, OH)
Nominee for: Best Veterinarian
"Have been taking my four legged friends here for over 25 years. The entire staff is outstanding, but my personal..."
5. Wag-A-Tail (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"Wag-a-Tail is the BEST and most professional pet sitting service that I have used. I first learned about Wag-a-Tail's..."
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1. Hannah Candles Etc. (Massillon, OH)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"I made a trip to Ohio from California to visit a family member the summer of 2006, they introduced me to this gift..."
2. Pat Catan's (Strongsville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Arts & Crafts
"I love Pat Catan's. I frequent the new one in North Ridgeville,Ohio. I also travel to Strongsville, Amherest..."
3. Stagecoach Antiques, Inc. (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Antiques
"Stagecoach Antiques is an institution in Akron. They have so many unique and funky things. I love spending time here..."
4. Tallmadge Photography Studio (Tallmadge, OH)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"Help my buddy out and vote for him... Even better: When is the last time you had really nice pictures taken of the..."
5. Elemental Arts (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Furniture
"Elegant furniture design by John Strauss in a lovely showroom in downtown Canton. Thankfully this showroom is located..."
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Specialty Food and Drink
1. Caroline's Cupcakes (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"Caroline's Cupcakes is a welcome addition to our Jackson Township community! Variety and great taste, not to mention..."
2. Nervous Dog Coffee Bar (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop
"I am a faithful patron of the Nervous Dog. I live in Wadsworth and commute to Akron every day for classes; its a half..."
3. Pav's Creamery (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Ice Cream Shop
"THE NEW BANANA BISCOTTI IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST BANANA ICE CREAM I HAVE EVER HAD IN FIFTY SOMETHING YEARS. KEEP PAV'S THE..."
4. Sugar-Luv (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Nominee for: Best Desserts
"The GIANT TURTLES are WONDERFUL (I wish that I could do more than ALL CAPS)! The Turtle sits on top of a wonderfully..."
5. A Cupcake A Day (Medina, OH)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"Shawna, creator and owner of A Cupcake A Day, is one of the MOST accomodating persons I have ever had the pleasure of..."
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1. & Eat It, Too! (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Cakes
"Scott is not only a creative, unbelievable baker, he is also a wonderful person to work with. His sample session is..."
2. Every Blooming Thing (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Flowers
"I've placed number of orders with Every Blooming Thing, always over the phone, and every single time the artists ask..."
3. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Venue
4. April G Photography (Copley, OH)
Nominee for: Best Photographer
"This girl in not only a friend but she is so dedicated to her job and does beautiful work! I have had several photos..."
5. DJ Express (Kent, OH)
Nominee for: Best DJ
"DJ Express is amazing Scott does a wonderful job he takes Cate of everything so you dont worry. He made our wedding..."
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