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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 298 nominees
  • Akron Civic Theatre, Arts and Entertainment, Nightlife, Theater, Live Music Venue, 182 S Main St Akron OH 44308

    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..."

  • Buck Naked Band, Arts and Entertainment, Local Bands, Wadsworth OH 44281

    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..."

  • Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, Arts and Entertainment, Shopping, Art Gallery, Gift Shop, 437 Crouse St Akron OH 44311

    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..."

  • Gervasi Vineyard & Italian Bistro, Arts and Entertainment, Great Meals, Winery, Romantic Restaurant, 1700 55th St NE Canton OH 44721

    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..."

  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Weddings, Arts and Entertainment, Venue, Museum, 714 N Portage Path Akron OH 44303

    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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Auto 279 nominees
  • Autosport Plus, Auto, Car Stereo, Tire Shop, Detailing, 2136 Columbus Rd NE Canton OH 44705

    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..."

  • Integrity Auto Care, Auto, Repair, Body Shop, Detailing, 5026 Hudson Drive Stow OH 44224

    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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Beauty 425 nominees
  • Birna' Ltd. Day Spa, Beauty, Day Spa, Manicure and Pedicure, Massage, Facial, Hair Color, 50 Center St Seville OH 44273

    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..."

  • Embrace Salon and Spa, Beauty, Hair Salon, Manicure and Pedicure, Day Spa, Hair Color, Massage, Tattoo and Piercing, 1138 Pearl Rd. Brunswick OH 44212

    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..."

  • Mainstreet Tattoo, Beauty, Tattoo & Piercing Tattoo and Piercing, 1539 Cleveland Ave Ashland OH 44805

    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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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 303 nominees
  • 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..."

  • StowNut Donut & Diner, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Specialty Food and Drink, Breakfast, Sandwich Shop, Traditional American, Donuts, Healthy Lunch, Burger, Barbecue, 3055 Graham road Stow OH 44224

    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..."

  • Swenson's Drive In - Seven Hills, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Burger, Sandwich Shop, Traditional American, Barbecue, Pizza, 7635 Broadview Rd Seven Hills OH 441315723

    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 least the Cuyahoga..."

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Fitness 251 nominees

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Great Meals

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Nightlife 179 nominees

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Pets 173 nominees

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Shopping 236 nominees
  • Hannah Candles Etc., Shopping, Gift Shop, Children's Gifts, Antiques, 109 Lincoln Way W Massillon OH 44647

    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..."

  • Stagecoach Antiques, Inc., Shopping, Antiques, Gift Shop, Bookstore, 449 W Market St Akron OH 44303

    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..."

  • Elemental Arts, Shopping, Furniture, 236 Walnut Avenue Northeast Canton OH 44702

    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

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Specialty Food and Drink 253 nominees
  • Caroline's Cupcakes, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, 4866 Everhard Rd NW Canton OH 44718

    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..."

  • Nervous Dog Coffee Bar & Roaster, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, 1530 W Market St Akron OH 44313

    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


  • Sugar-Luv, Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 410 Chestnut Blvd Cuyahoga Falls OH 44221

    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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Weddings 444 nominees
  • & Eat It, Too!, Weddings, Cakes, 1002 Park Ave SW Canton OH 44706

    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..."

  • Every Blooming Thing, Weddings, Shopping, Flowers, Gift Shop, 1079 West Exchange Street Akron OH 44313

    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..."

  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Weddings, Arts and Entertainment, Venue, Museum, 714 N Portage Path Akron OH 44303

    3. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Akron, OH)

    Nominee for: Best Venue

    "The grounds are especially beautiful in the fall during Ohio Mart. My girlfriend and I always schedule our day out to..."

  • April G Photography, Weddings, Photographer, Copley OH 44321

    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..."

  • DJ Express, Weddings, DJ, Kent OH 44240

    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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