Best of Lake Minnetonka 2022

by | Jul 2022

Meet your winners for Best of Lake Minnetonka 2022
Annual poll results offer glimpse into readers’ favorites.

Lake Minnetonka Magazine readers—you did yourselves proud. When we asked you to weigh in on our annual readers’ poll, you showed up online, wrote in your favorites and top choices in a host of categories and we’ve got the results.

It all started in January when the poll went live for the month on Once votes were tabulated, the list of finalists was posted online in March. Anticipation simmered over the spring and into summer. What’s the best? Who topped the list? What’s the favorite? Finally, it’s time to present your favorite businesses and service providers that call this area “home” or serve the Lake Minnetonka area with dedication and commitment to excellence.

Best Bar/Brewery/Distillery

Back Channel Brewing Co.

Runners-up: Excelsior Brewing Company6Smith

Best Breakfast/Brunch


Runners-up: Maggie’s Family RestaurantHazelwood

Best Outdoor Dining


Runners-up: Maynards6Smith

Best Pizza

Olive’s Fresh Pizza · Bar

Runners-up: Joey Nova’s Pizzeria DelicatessenPunch Pizza

Best Plant-based Menu


Runners-up: CRISP & GREENPeoples Organic

Best Restaurant


Runners-up: 6SmithCōV

Best Takeout/Curbside

Lago Tacos

Runners-up: Dakota JunctionMaynards

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Best Builder

John Kraemer & Sons

Runners-up: Hendel HomesDenali Custom Homes

Best Interior Designer

Historic Studio

Runners-up: Martha O’Hara InteriorsMarceau Interiors

Best Landscape Designer

Southview Design

Runners-up: Pleasant View GardensOtten BrothersOutdoor Excapes

Best Nursery/Garden Center

Tonkadale Greenhouse

Runners-up: Otten BrothersBachman’s

Best Remodeler

John Kraemer & Sons

Runners-up: Hendel HomesBoyer Building Corporation

Best Chiropractic Practice

The Brost Clinic

Runners-up: Knewtson Health GroupVaida Wellness Center

Best Dental Practice

Holger Dental Group

Runners-up: Orono Dental CareWayzata Family Dentistry

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Best Dermatology Practice

Lakes Dermatology

Runners-up: Zel Skin & Laser SpecialistsSkin Care Doctors

Best Eye Practice

Southwest Eye Care

Runners-up: Art of OptiksExcelsior Eye CareNorthwest Eye

Best Fitness Studio/ Yoga Studio/ Gym

GYPSET Midwest Yoga

Runners-up: Life TimeLake Minnetonka Pilates and Bodywork

Best Medspa

LivSkin MedSpa

Runners-up: Vi Beauty LabSkingevity Med Spa

Best OBGYN Practice


Runners-up: Oakdale Obstetrics & GynecologyWestern OB/GYN

Best Orthodontic Practice

Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics

Runners-up: Kottemann OrthodonticsOvation Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Practice

Wayzata Children’s Clinic

Runners-up: South Lake PediatricsNew Kingdom

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Best Salon/Spa

Lavish Salon

Runners-up: Mérite House of BeautySkingevity Med Spa

Best Apparel Boutique

Ooh La La Boutique

Runners-up: Amore & FedeEvereve

Best Florist

Candlelight Floral & Gifts

Runners-up: Bayside Just Because … Lilia Flower Boutique

Best Gift Shop

General Store of Minnetonka

Runners-up: Ooh La La BoutiqueGolden Rule

Best Home Furnishings/Décor Store

Historic Studio

Runners-up: General Store of MinnetonkaThe Sitting Room

Best Jeweler

Graham Jewelers

Runners-up: David Douglas Jewelers, Wayzata Jewelers

Best Specialty Foods/Kitchen Store

The Grocer’s Table

Runners-up: Kowalski’s MarketGeneral Store of Minnetonka

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Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel


Runners-up: Top Dog Country ClubOak Ridge Pet Boarding & Daycare

Best Law Firm

AND Law Offices

Runners-up: Morrison Sund PLLC

Best Learning/Tutoring Center


Runners-up: Mathnasium

Best Place for Kids’ Activities

CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory

Runners-up: Lake Minnetonka Sailing SchoolBe With Me Playseum

Best Private Preschool/Childcare

Orono Montessori School

Runners-up: Mount Calvary PreschoolSt. David’s Center for Child and Family Development

Best Senior Living Residence

The Waters

Runners-up: FolkestoneLake Minnetonka ShoresPresbyterian Homes

Best Veterinary Practice

Westonka Animal Hospital

Runners-up: Long Lake Veterinary ClinicExcelsior Animal Hospital

READ MORE: Editor’s Picks for Best of Lake Minnetonka

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