Meet the Best of Lake Minnetonka 2020

by | Jul 2020

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We reveal your top picks for the people, places and things that make the Lake Minnetonka area such a great place to live, work and visit.

Best Patio Dining


Runners-up: CōV Wayzata6Smith

Best Restaurant

Birch’s on the Lake

Runners-up: BellecourCōV Wayzata

READ MORE: Birch’s on the Lake: Anatomy of a Supper Club

Best Tavern/Bar/Brewery

Excelsior Brewing Co.

Runners-up: McCormick’s Pub & RestaurantThe Narrows Saloon

Best Breakfast

Original Pancake House, Minnetonka

Runners-up: Maggie’s Family RestaurantHazellewood Grill and Tap Room

Best Builder

John Kraemer & Sons

Runners-up: Boyer Building CorporationStonewood, LLC

READ MORE: How Lake Minnetonka’s Best Builder is Keeping Up with Sustainable Home Trends

Best Remodeler

Stonewood, LLC

Runners-up: Lecy Bros.Boyer Building Corporation (tie)Hendel Homes (tie)

Best Interior Designer

Martha O’Hara (Martha O’Hara Interiors)

Runners-up: The Sitting RoomStudio M Interiors

Best Landscape Designer

Otten Bros. Garden Center & Landscaping

Runners-up: Outdoor ExcapesGray Gardens Landscaping (tie)Yardscapes (tie)

Best Senior Living Residence

Lake Minnetonka Shores

Runners-up: FolkestoneSunrise of Minnetonka

Best Nursery/Garden Center

Tonkadale Greenhouse

Runners-up: Otten Bros. Garden Center & LandscapingTwin Orchards Nursery

Best Home Furnishings Store

The Sitting Room

Runners-up: Becker FurnitureFive Swans

Best Fitness Studio/Yoga Studio/Gym

Life Time Athletic, Minnetonka

Runners-up: FitHaus. Long LakeThe Marsh

Best Dental Practice

Orono Dental Care

Runners-up: Lake Minnetonka DentalHolger Dental Group (tie)Wayzata Family Dentistry (tie)

Best Orthodontic Practice

Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics, Minnetonka

Runners-up: Kottemann Orthodontics, OronoOvation! Orthodontics, Minnetonka

Best Chiropractic Practice

The Brost Clinic

Runners-up: Knewtson Health GroupExcelsior Chiropractic

READ MORE: Lake Minnetonka’s Best Chiropractor Breaks Down Common Myths

Best Pediatric Practice

Wayzata Children’s Clinic, Minnetonka

Runners-up: South Lake Pediatrics, MinnetonkaPark Nicollet Clinic, Carlson Parkway

Best Eye Practice

Northwest Eye, Minnetonka

Runners-up: Excelsior Eye CareMinnesota Eye Consultants, Minnetonka

Best Dermatology Practice

Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, Plymouth

Runners-up: Park Nicollet Clinic, Carlson ParkwaySkin Care Doctors, Orono

Best Medspa

LivSkin MedSpa

Runners-up: Skingevity MedSpaWayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa

Best Salon/Spa

Lavish Salon Wayzata

Runners-up: Juut SalonSpa, WayzataMérite House of Beauty

READ MORE: Enhance Your Hair’s Natural Beauty at Lake Minnetonka’s Best Salon

Best Apparel Boutique

Evereve, Wayzata

Runners-up: General Store of MinnetonkaOoh La La

READ MORE: Ooh La La Boutique Doubles in Size to ‘Accommodate Everyone’

Best Gift Shop

General Store of Minnetonka

Runners-up: Five SwansOoh La La

Best Florist

Tonkadale Greenhouse

Runners-up: Candlelight Floral & GiftsBayside Floral & Gifts

Best Specialty Foods/Kitchen Store

Kolwalski’s Market, Excelsior

Runners-up: Lunds & Byerlys, WayzataLakewinds Food Co-op, Minnetonka

READ MORE: 3 Tried and True Kitchen Tools from Kowalski’s Market

Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel

Top Dog Country Club

Runners-up: Adogo Pet Hotels, MinnetonkaWoofington Luxury Petite Dog Resort & Spa

READ MORE: Tips for First-time Dog Boarders from Top Dog Country Club

Best Private Preschool/Childcare

Wayzata Community Church Nursery School

Runners-up: Mount Calvary PreschoolOur Lady of the Lake Catholic School Pre-K

Best Law Firm

Sanford, Pierson, Thone & Strean

Runners-up: Wayzata Law GroupExcelsior Law Firm

Best Veterinary Practice

Long Lake Veterinary Clinic

Runners-up: Gehrman Animal HospitalExcelsior Animal Hospital

Best Learning/Tutoring Center

Sylvan Learning of Minnetonka

Runners-up: Mathnasium, MinnetonkaCollege Nannies & Tutors, Wayzata

Best Place for Kids’ Activities

Big Thrill Factory

Runners-up: Creo Arts and Dance ConservatoryMinnetonka Community Education


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