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Meet your 2011 RCA winners

Funcoast • May 13, 2015 at 8:44 AM

After nearly 500 business nominations and close to 20,000 votes, the Funcoast.com readers’ voices were heard.

Hundreds of community members, businesses and Funcoast fans gathered last night to celebrate the best that Erie and Huron Counties have to offer. The fifth annual Funcoast.com Readers’ Choice Awards party at Kalahari showcased local businesses in readers’ favorite categories, such as Best Burger, Best Pizza, Best Restaurant and Best Winery.

Of course, several winners who added yet another first place plaque to their collection (and their winning streak). But the truly interesting aspect? Watching as the top dogs, who formerly dominated their respective categories, were toppled by some unexpected newcomers.

In addition to enjoying some delicious fare prepared by the talented staff of The Reserve at Kalahari, party guests enjoyed a full bar and perused vendor tables for special offers. For some, the highlight was the extraordinary prizes from local businesses, which included gift certificates, gift baskets, an exclusive overnight stay at Kalahari and of course, the coveted iPad. Rocking entertainment was provided by an array of talented musicians including Plank Road, Death By Rodeo, The Sewing Circle and Dan Fester.

You can find tons of great photo galleries here, and be sure to check out the list of RCA winners below.

2011 Funcoast.com Readers' Choice Awards Winners

Best Perch

New Sandusky Fish Co.

Mrs. D’s Seafood House

Berardi’s Family Kitchen

DeMore’s Fish Den

Best Hamburger

Old Dutch Tavern


Cheers Sports Bar & Grill

Best Pizza

Chet & Matt’s Pizza

Cameo Pizza

Danny Boy’s

Pie Factory

Best Wings

Brass Pelican

Buffalo Wild Wings


Best Coffeehouse

Mr. Smith’s Coffee House

Sheri’s Coffee House

Java City

Best Place for Ice Cream


Cold Stone Creamery

Cobbs Drive-In

Best Chinese/Asian Restaurant

Ming’s Garden

Samurai Japanese Steakhouse

Jo Wok

Best Italian Restaurant


Olive Garden

Danny Boy’s

Best Mexican Restaurant

Casa Real

Casa Fiesta


Best Place for Breakfast

Dianna’s Deli

Jolly Donut

Perkins Restaurant

Bob Evans

Best Restaurant Overall

Outback Steakhouse

Berardi’s Family Kitchen

Zinc Brasserie

Best Bartender

Barry Fultz, Cheers Sports Bar & Grill

Shishi, Daly’s Irish Pub

Greg Schippel, The Pump Bar & Grille

Best Happy Hour

Cheers Sports Bar & Grill

Buffalo Wild Wings

Damon’s Grill

Best Winery

Firelands Winery

Hermes Vineyards and Winery

Quarry Hill Winery

Best Beer Selection

Cheers Sports Bar & Grill

Water Street Bar & Grille

Buffalo Wild Wings

Best D.J. (Bar or Radio)

Bryan Thom, The Reserve at Kalahari

Randy Hugg, Mix102.7

DJ Daddy, The Reserve at Kalahari

DJ Shawn Daley, I-5’s Bar & Grill

Best Spa

Spa Kalahari

Christian Roberts Salon & Spa

Solutions Salon & Spa

Best Golf Course

Thunderbird Hills

Plum Brook Country Club

Sawmill Creek

Best Hair Salon

Looks Salon and Spa

Christian Roberts Salon & Spa

Studio One

Best Barber Shop

Benny B.’s Barber Shop

Acme Barber Shop

Pat’s Barber Shop

Best Gym/Fitness Center

NOMS Healthcare


Anytime Fitness

Best Tanning Salon

TanPro USA

Sunglow Tanning Center

E’s Glow

Best Bowling Alley

Star Lanes

Cedar Lanes

Riverview Lanes

Plaza Lanes

Best Place for Family Fun

Cedar Point

Kalahari Resorts

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center/Skateworld

Best Restaurant to Get a Home-Cooked Meal

Berardi’s Family Kitchen

Berry’s Restaurant

Cooker Bar & Grille

Best Car Repair

Mathews Ford

Joe’s Complete Auto Repair

Foster Chevrolet

Best Place to Work

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Citizens Bank

Vacationland Federal Credit Union

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