Meet the Finalists for the Best of Lake Minnetonka 2022

The votes are in! Meet your top three finalists in each category of this year's Best of Lake Minnetonka.

In January, 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 (sometimes four!) 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 2022 Best of Lake Minnetonka digital edition, including the big reveal of all winners and runners up. Subscribe here.

Lake Minnetonka 2022 Finalists ALPHABETIZED

Best Bar/Brewery/Distillery

  • 6Smith
  • Back Channel Brewing Co.
  • Excelsior Brewing Company

Best Breakfast/Brunch

  • Benedict’s
  • Hazelwood Food + Drink
  • Maggie’s Family Restaurant

Best Outdoor Dining

  • 6Smith
  • CōV
  • Maynards

Best Pizza

  • Joey Nova’s Pizzeria Delicatessen
  • Olive’s Fresh Pizza · Bar
  • Punch Pizza

Best Plant-Based Menu

  • Crisp & Green
  • Peoples Organic
  • Stalk & Spade

Best Restaurant

  • 6Smith
  • CōV
  • Vann

Best Takeout/Curbside

  • Dakota Junction
  • Lago Tacos
  • Maynards

Best Builder

  • Denali Custom Homes
  • Hendel Homes
  • John Kraemer & Sons

Best Interior Designer

  • Historic Studio
  • Marceau Interiors
  • Martha O’Hara Interiors

Best Landscape Designer

  • Otten Brothers
  • Outdoor Excapes
  • Pleasant View Gardens
  • Southview Design

Best Nursery/Garden Center

  • Bachman’s
  • Otten Brothers
  • Tonkadale Greenhouse

Best Remodeler

  • Boyer Building Corporation
  • Hendel Homes
  • John Kraemer & Sons

Best Chiropractic Practice

  • Knewston Health Group
  • The Brost Clinic
  • Vaida Wellness Center

Best Dental Practice

  • Holger Dental Group
  • Orono Dental Care
  • Wayzata Family Dentistry

Best Dermatology Practice

  • Lakes Dermatology
  • Skin Care Doctors
  • Zel Skin & Laser Specialists

Best Eye Practice

  • Art of Optiks
  • Excelsior Eye Care
  • Northwest Eye
  • Southwest Eye Care

Best Fitness Studio/ Yoga Studio/ Gym

  • Gypset Midwest Yoga
  • Lake Minnetonka Pilates and Bodywork
  • Life Time

Best Medspa

  • LivSkin MedSpa
  • Skingevity Med Spa
  • Vi Beauty Lab

Best OBGYN Practice

  • Oakdale Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • OBGYN West
  • Western OB/GYN

Best Orthodontic Practice

  • Kottemann Orthodontics
  • Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics
  • Ovation Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Practice

  • New Kingdom
  • South Lake Pediatrics
  • Wayzata Children’s Clinic

Best Salon/Spa

  • Lavish Salon
  • Mérite House of Beauty
  • Skingevity Med Spa

Best Apparel Boutique

  • Amore & Fede
  • Evereve
  • Ooh La La Boutique

Best Florist

  • Bayside Just Because …
  • Candlelight Floral & Gifts
  • Lilia Flower Boutique

Best Gift Shop

  • General Store of Minnetonka
  • Golden Rule
  • Ooh La La Boutique

Best Home Furnishings / Décor Store

  • General Store of Minnetonka
  • Historic Studio
  • The Sitting Room

Best Jeweler

  • David Douglas Jewelers
  • Graham Jewelers
  • Wayzata Jewelers

Best Specialty Foods / Kitchen Store

  • General Store of Minnetonka
  • Kowalski’s Market
  • The Grocer’s Table

Best Doggy Daycare / Kennel

  • Oak Ridge Pet Boarding & Daycare
  • Top Dog Country Club
  • Woofington

Best Law Firm

  • AND Law Offices
  • Morrison Sund

Best Learning / Tutoring Center

  • Kumon
  • Mathnasium

Best Place for Kids' Activities

  • Be With Me Playseum
  • CREOArts & Dance Conservatory

Best Private Preschool / Childcare

  • Orono Montessori School
  • Mount Calvary Preschool
  • St. David’s Center

Best Senior Living Residence

  • Folkstone
  • Lake Minnetonka Shores
  • Presbyterian Homes
  • The Waters

Best Veterinary Practice

  • Excelsior Animal Hospital
  • Long Lake Vet
  • Westonka Animal Hospital