Browse the top nominees in 118 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. 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..."
3. 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..."
4. Joe Vitale Jr. (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Local Bands
"A dear friend of mine Joe Vitale Jr and his band are on the Akron/Canton HOT LIST ...Please take a minute and vote Joe..."
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. Century Harley Davidson (Medina, OH)
Nominee for: Best Motorcycle Shop
"Sales, Service, Parts, Motor cloths they are the best. We purchased 2 new Harleys from Century and have had service..."
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. Fred Martin Collision Center (Barberton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Body Shop
"Was unhappy with the service at another local body shop and was referred to Fred Martin body shopy by several people. I..."
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Beauty and Wellness
1. Altima Tan (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Tanning
"This place is the best tanning salon that I have ever been too, and I have been to many. This is the only place I have..."
2. Body Technology (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Massage
"Teri is the very best in her job. she makes you feel like you have known her for years.I have gone to Teri for 15 years..."
3. Embrace Salon and Spa (Brunswick, OH)
Nominee for: Best Hair Salon
"Embrace Salon and Spa is the BEST!!! The atmosphere is super friendly and relaxed. The stylists are amazing - skilled..."
4. 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..."
5. The Spa at Yellow Creek (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Day Spa
"Best products in ohio, check out red flower natural products line. no other place has stuff like this in akron/canton"
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1. Guiseppe's Pizza (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Pizza
"I don't know about you... but in my opinion there is NO OTHER pizza on the planet that compares! I travel 25 minutes..."
2. 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..."
3. 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..."
4. 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..."
5. Deli Ohio (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop
"Barely 1 year old and still bringing us fresh, new and delicious meal choices. They give us fresh, local sourced..."
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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. 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..."
3. Twice Is Nice Consignments Hartville (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..."
4. rockEVERYwear apparel & art (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Men's Clothing
"Ryan has worked very hard to get where he is today. I love his dedication to keeping things local and supporting our..."
5. Mainstream Boutique North Canton (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique
"Truly there is no comparison. The quality, style, designs and wonderful stylish and kind staff makes this Boutique the..."
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1. 8 Count Dance Studio (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Dance Studio
"Excellent teaching staff! 8 Count provides outstanding training for the dancer, as well as inspiring the dancer to be..."
2. 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..."
3. 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..."
4. Kadilak Fitness (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Personal Trainers
"I'm a 3X National Motocross Champion and am very thankful that Kadilak fitness has chose to work with, train and..."
5. Advanced Performance CrossFit (Wadsworth, OH)
Nominee for: Best CrossFit
"I absolutely love APC. While still being a relatively new APC member, I have already made great friends and love the..."
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1. Dontino's Italian Ristorante (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Italian
"Dontino's remains to be the BEST Italian Restaurant in the area! The service is great, the food is delicious and the..."
2. El Meson Mexican Restaurant (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Nominee for: Best Mexican
"This little gem located in Cuyahoga Falls doesn't need "Hot List" endorsement. The place is always crowded and most..."
3. 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..."
4. Basil Asian Bistro (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Chinese
"Fantastic eatery. Great people and awesome array of food. Best in area without a doubt."
5. Wolf Creek Tavern (Barberton, OH)
Nominee for: Best New American
"The people are great, the food is great, the location is great, the entertainment is great !!! Come in and check it..."
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1. Cashmere Cricket (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar
"Not only are the owners awesome, the entire staff are crazy fun, and the customers are the most fun of any bar in the..."
2. 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..."
3. Dusty Armadillo (Rootstown, OH)
Nominee for: Best Live Music Venue
4. Puckers Sports Pub & Grille of North Canton (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..."
5. Cellar 59 Wine Bar & Wine Shop (Stow, OH)
Nominee for: Best Wine Bar
"Amazing service and selection, the food is incredible as well. The bar is beautifully lit, with a gorgeous wrap around..."
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1. Critters Keeper (Medina, OH)
Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting
"I was one of the first customers at Critters Keeper and that was almost six years ago. I can't tell you how much Sandy..."
2. 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..."
3. Horning's Pet Grooming & Boarding (Hartville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Grooming
4. 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..."
5. Stow Kent Animal Hospital (Stow, 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..."
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1. 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..."
2. Genna Cameron Photography (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
Nominee for: Best Portrait Photography
"I just recently had Genna photograph my son for his 4th Birthday pictures. I have used various photographers in the..."
3. Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Arts & Crafts
"Start your Christmas shopping early here! Unique and different gifts that will make your day!"
4. The Dragon's Mantle (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Gift Shop
"What a shop!! All the Metaphysical supplies that I needed!! The incense and candles are priced great and the owner..."
5. MOD: matter of design (Hudson, OH)
Nominee for: Best Furniture
"An array of fresh, fun, sophisticated articles of furniture, combining a clean modern look with classic vintage styles..."
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Specialty Food and Drink
1. Caroline's Cupcakes (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Cupcakes
"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. West Side Bakery (Akron, OH)
Nominee for: Best Bakery
"Two years ago we ordered our daughter's wedding cake from West Side Bakery...not only was it delicious, but people..."
Nominee for: Best Wine Shop
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1. Paper Allure (Canton, OH)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Invitations
"Designing and ordering the items for our wedding at Paper Allure was one of the high-lites of our entire planning..."
2. April G Photography (Copley, OH)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Photographer
"Looking at April's stunning photography is addicting, and her ability to enhance the emotions captured in a moment is..."
3. DJ Express (Kent, OH)
Nominee for: Best Wedding DJ
"The Best DJ I have ever seen... We had Scott DJ our wedding & reception 2 years ago. He met with us a month before..."
4. Custom Cake Creations (Stow, OH)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Cakes
"Whenever I'm planning an event, I ask these ladies to make the cakes. They are absolutely delicious. The last party..."
5. Atwood Lake Resort & Golf (Sherrodsville, OH)
Nominee for: Best Wedding Venue
"Atwood was a wonderful place to have our wedding. Deborah took care of everything and the day turned out beautiful even..."
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