The 2016 Best of South Seattle Winners Are…

The 2016 Best of South Seattle Winners Are…

bestof2016-logonourl2The people have spoken, and the 2016 Best of South Seattle Reader’s Choice Awards is the definitive list of who to know, where to eat and what to do in Seattle’s most vibrant community.

Please support these top-notch, hyper-local organizations, because independent businesses truly are the lifeblood of every community. And tell ’em you saw it in GO: South Seattle!

Finally, big thanks to the hundreds of readers who took the time to vote their local faves in the 6th annual contest. All participants who submitted valid email addresses were entered in a drawing for a GO: South Seattle t-shirt and three winners were randomly selected.


  • Best Attorney: Jeannie O’Brien/Selander O’Brien PLLC* (Columbia City)
  • Best Dentist: Paul Hasegawa, DDS/Hasegawa Family Dentistry (Columbia City)
  • Best Financial Advisor: Roderick Givens, RainierView Advisors, LLC (Rainier Beach)
  • Best Insurance Agent: John DeFranco, DeFranco Insurance (Lakewood/Seward Park)
  • Best Massage Therapist: Stephanie Levine/Well Fit Seattle* (Columbia City)
  • Best Photographer: Dani Weiss/Dani Weiss Photography* (Hillman City)
  • Best Real Estate Agent: Sabranie Coyne/Windermere* (Mount Baker)


  • Best Auto Shop: Lioe’s Automotive* (Beacon Hill)
  • Best Bakery: Columbia City Bakery* (Columbia City)
  • Best Bar: Union Bar (Hillman City)
  • Best Coffee Shop: Tin Umbrella Coffee* (Hillman City)
  • Best Dry Cleaner: Seward Park Cleaners (Lakewood/Seward Park)
  • Best Grocery: PCC* (Columbia City)
  • Best Gym: Rainier Health & Fitness* (Othello)
  • Best Hair Salon: Tina Hair & Nails Salon (Columbia City)
  • Best Happy Hour: Salted Sea (Columbia City)
  • Best Nail Salon: Lily Nails* (Genesee)
  • Best Playground: Jefferson Park (Beacon Hill)
  • Best Public Art: Global Garden Shovel by Victoria Fuller* (Columbia City)
  • Best Preschool: Rainier Valley Cooperative Preschool* (Beacon Hill)
  • Best Veterinarian: Dr. Young/Rainier Beach Veterinary Hospital* (Rainier Beach)


  • Best Banh Mi Sandwich: Tony’s Bakery* (Hillman City)
  • Best Breakfast: Geraldine’s Counter* (Columbia City)
  • Best Burger: Bent Burger* (Lakewood/Seward Park)
  • Best Cheap Eats: Ezell’s (Genesee)
  • Best Date-Night Restaurant: Bar del Corso (Beacon Hill)
  • Best Lunch: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria* (Columbia City)
  • Best Dinner: La Medusa (Columbia City)
  • Best Halal Food: Eyman’s Pizza (Hillman City)
  • Best Italian: Pizzuto’s Italian Café* (Seward Park)
  • Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant: Rookies Sports Bar & Grill (Columbia City)
  • Best New Eatery: Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max (Hillman City)
  • Best Pho: Pho Bac Restaurant* (Mount Baker)
  • Best Pizza: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria* (Columbia City)
  • Best Taco Truck: Tacos El Asadero* (formerly Genesee)
  • Best Take-Out: Big Chickie* (Hillman City)
  • Best Thai: Thai Savon (MLK, Jr. Way)


*Multi-year winner!

Find previous winners here.