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Introducing your Best of Lake Minnetonka finalists in alphabetical order.

Earlier this year, our readers’ choice online survey sought your input regarding which restaurants, retailers and service providers you like best in the Lake Minnetonka area. Your votes have been counted and the top three finalists in each category are listed here in alphabetical order. Winners will be announced in our annual Best of Lake Minnetonka special issue, due out this summer. Digital subscribers to Lake Minnetonka Magazine will receive early online access to the 2021 Best of Lake Minnetonka digital edition, including the big reveal of all Best of Lake Minnetonka winners and runners up. Subscribe here

Lake Minnetonka 2021 Finalists ALPHABETIZED

Best Takeout / Curbside

  • BLVD Kitchen & Bar
  • CōV Wayzata
  • Lago Tacos

Best Outdoor Dining

  • 6Smith
  • CōV Wayzata
  • Maynards

Best Restaurant

  • Birch’s on the Lake
  • CōV Wayzata
  • Gianni’s Steakhouse & Seafood

Best Tavern / Bar / Brewery

  • Excelsior Brewing Company
  • Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge
  • Maynards

Best Breakfast

  • Hazelwood Food + Drink, Tonka Bay
  • Maggie’s Family Restaurant, Wayzata
  • Original Pancake House, Minnetonka

Best Builder

  • Boyer Building Corporation
  • John Kraemer & Sons
  • Stonewood, LLC

Best Remodeler

  • Boyer Building Corporation
  • Lecy Bros. Homes & Remodeling
  • Revision Renovation, LLC (Part of the Stonewood, LLC family)

Best Interior Designer

  • Martha O’Hara (Martha O’Hara Interiors)
  • The Sitting Room
  • Studio M Interiors

Best Landscape Designer

  • Heidi’s GrowHaus & Lifestyle Gardens
  • Otten Bros. Garden Center & Landscaping
  • Yardscapes

Best Senior Living Residence

  • Deephaven Woods Senior Living
  • Folkestone
  • Lake Minnetonka Shores

Best Nursery / Garden Center

  • Otten Bros. Garden Center & Landscaping
  • Tonkadale Greenhouse
  • Twin Orchards Nursery

Best Home Furnishings / Décor Store

  • Five Swans
  • The Sitting Room
  • The Vintage Loft

Best Fitness Studio / Yoga Studio / Gym

  • The Barre
  • Life Time
  • The Marsh

Best Dental Practice

  • Lake Minnetonka Dental
  • Orono Dental Care
  • Wayzata Family Dentistry

Best Orthodontic Practice

  • Kottemann Orthodontics, Orono
  • Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics, Minnetonka
  • Ovation! Orthodontics, Minnetonka

Best Chiropractic Practice

  • Align Health & Wellness
  • The Brost Clinic
  • Excelsior Chiropractic

Best Pediatric Practice

  • Park Nicollet Clinic, Carlson Parkway
  • South Lake Pediatrics, Minnetonka
  • Wayzata Children’s Clinic, Minnetonka

Best Eye Practice

  • Excelsior Eye Care
  • Minnesota Eye Consultants, Minnetonka
  • Northwest Eye, Minnetonka

Best Dermatology Practice

  • Park Nicollet Clinic, Carlson Parkway
  • Skin Care Doctors, Orono
  • Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, Plymouth

Best Medspa

  • LivSkin MedSpa
  • Skingevity Med Spa
  • Wayzata Medical Spa

Best Salon / Spa

  • Juut Salonspa, Wayzata
  • Lavish Salon, Wayzata
  • Sanctuary Salonspa, Excelsior

Best Apparel Boutique

  • Evereve, Wayzata
  • General Store of Minnetonka
  • Ooh La La Boutique, Excelsior

Best Gift Shop

  • Five Swans, Wayzata
  • General Store of Minnetonka
  • Ooh La La Boutique, Excelsior

Best Florist

  • Bayside Just Because...
  • Candlelight Floral & Gifts
  • Tonkadale Greenhouse

Best Specialty Foods / Kitchen Store

  • Kowalski's Market, Excelsior
  • Lakewinds Food Co-op, Minnetonka
  • Lunds & Byerlys, Wayzata

Best Doggy Daycare / Kennel

  • ADOGO Pet Hotel, Minnetonka
  • Top Dog Country Club
  • Woofington Luxury Petite Dog Resort & Spa

Best Private Preschool / Childcare

  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School Pre-K
  • St. David's Center
  • Wayzata Community Church Nursery School

Best Law Firm

  • Excelsior Law Firm
  • Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean, PLC
  • Wayzata Law Group

Best Veterinary Practice

  • Excelsior Animal Hospital
  • Long Lake Veterinary Clinic
  • Westonka Animal Hospital

Best Learning / Tutoring Center

  • College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors, Wayzata
  • Mathnasium of Minnetonka
  • Sylvan Learning of Minnetonka

Best Place for Kids’ Activities

  • Mini Hops Gymnastics
  • Minnetonka Community Education
  • North Shore Gymnastics Association