By Renee Williams

What are your Family Favorites in the CSRA?
We polled readers, tallied the votes and have come up with a list of favorite restaurants, medical professionals, retailers and more. So, without further adieu, here are our 2017 winners…

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance Lessons 

1. Cutno

2. Pulse Dance Center

3. Kane & Co

 

Ballet Lessons

1. Colton Ballet School (formerly Augusta Ballet)

2. Columbia County Ballet

3. Kane & Co

 

Music Lessons

1. Portman’s

2. Rock Bottom Music

3. Laurie Orth

 

Performing Arts Group

1. Augusta Players

2. Musical Theatre Workshops

3. Colton Ballet Company

 

Annual Family Event

1. Arts in the Heart

2. Goodboats

3. Thunder Over Evans

 

Day Trip

1. Riverbanks Zoo

2. Phinizy Swamp Nature Park

3. Georgia Aquarium

 

Family Photographer

1. Katy Sullivan

2. GAW Photography

3. Barry Koenig

 

Indoor Playground

1. Airstrike

2. The Playhouse

3. Augusta Mall

 

Outdoor Playground

1. Evans Towne Center Park

2. Augusta Riverwalk

3. Riverview Park

 

Museum

1. Morris Museum of Art

2. Augusta Museum of History

3. Imagination Station Children’s Museum

 

Rainy Day Outing

1. Riverwatch Cinemas

2. The Playhouse

3. Augusta Museum of History

 

Breakfast Spot

1. Sunrise Grill

2. That Flippin Egg

3. Bodega Ultima

 

Burgers

1. Farmhaus

2. Village Deli

3. Gary’s Hamburgers

 

Desserts

1. The Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery

2. Two Moms’ Cookies

3. French Market Grille

 

Date Night Restaurant

1. Frog Hollow Tavern

2. Edgar’s Grille

3. Sheehan’s Irish Pub

 

Restaurant – Chain

1. Chick-fil-a

2. Zaxby’s

3. Longhorn Steakhouse

 

Restaurant – Locally Owned

1. Sheehan’s Irish Pub

2. French Market Grille

3. Wifesaver

 

Fries

1. Chick-fil-a

2. Zaxby’s

3. Arby’s

 

Pizza

1. The Pizza Joint

2. Mellow Mushroom

3. Marco’s

 

Chicken Fingers

1. Wifesaver

2. Zaxby’s

3. Chick-fil-a

 

Mac & Cheese

1. Wifesaver

2. Frog Hollow Tavern

3. Cracker Barrel

 

Healthy Menu

1. DiChicko’s

2. Humanitree House

3. Subway

 

Place for Ice Cream

1. Bruster’s

2. Dairy Queen

3. Coldstone Creamery

 

Kids Menu

1. McDonald’s

2. Chick-fil-a

3. Zaxby’s

 

Auto Service

1. Jiffy Lube

2. C&C Automotive

3. Smitty’s Auto Repair

 

Bank or Credit Union

1. Queensborough National Bank

2. SRP Federal Credit Union

3. South State Bank

 

Computer Repair Service

1. Computer Exchange

2. Best Buy

3. Computer One

 

Veterinarian

1. Acute Care Veterinarian

2. St. Francis Animal Hospital

3. 3-way tie: Dr. Wilkes, Westside Animal Hospital, National Hills Animal Hospital and Hilltop Animal Hospital

 

Dog Groomer

1. Broad Street Barkery

2. Animal House Inc

3. D’Tails Pet Grooming

 

Kennel

1. Suggs Kennel Inc

2. Paradise Kennels

3. Animal House Inc

 

Pediatrician

1. Pediatric Partners

2. Dr. Tracy Middlebrooks

3. Dr. Doug Nesbit

 

Pediatric Dentist

1. Pediatric Dental Specialists

2. Dr. Lee Baker

3. Southern Smiles

 

OB/GYN

1. Obgyn Partners of Augusta

2. Women’s Health of Augusta

3. Dr. William Lavigne

 

Orthodontist

1. Trotter Orthodontics

2. Rogers and Andrews Orthodontics

3. Dr. Robert Crawford

 

After-Hours Medical Care

1. Urgent MD

2. University Hospital Prompt Care

3. Perfect Health Urgent Care & Medical Weight Loss

 

Family Vision Care

1. Casella Eye Center

2. Eye Care One

3. Broome Family Eyecare

 

Radio Station

1. WAFJ 88.3

2. HD 98.3

3. WBBQ 104.3

 

Television Station

1. WJBF News Channel 6

2. WRDW

3. HBO

 

Local Website

1. AugustaChronicle.com

2. AugustaFamily.com

3. CSRA Kids

 

Favorite Part of Augusta Family

1. Summer Camp Guide

2. Calendar

3. News & Notes

 

Birthday Cakes

1. Publix

2. A Piece of Cake

3. Boll Weevil

 

Toddler Party Place

1. The Playhouse

2. Gymnastics Gold

3. Chuck E. Cheese

 

Elementary Age Party Place

1. Airstrike

2. The Playhouse

3. Putt Putt

 

Boy’s Parties

1. The Playhouse

2. Airstrike

3. Putt Putt

 

Girl’s Parties

1. Singing Princesses and Pirate Parties

2. Tiara and Pearls

3. Gymnastics Gold

 

Daycare

1. Cornerstone Academy

2. St. Mary’s on the Hill

3. Big Blue Marble Academy

 

Elementary School

1. St. Mary’s on the Hill

2. Westminster

3. Episcopal Day School

 

Middle School

1. St. Mary’s on the Hill

2. Westminster

3. Episcopal Day School tie with Augusta Christian

 

High School

1. Aquinas High School

2. Westminster

3. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School tie with Lakeside High School

 

Tutoring Service

1. Mathnasium

2. Sylvan Learning

3. Neely Wyatt

 

Car Dealer

1. Gerald Jones Auto Group

2. Milton Reuben Toyota

3. Taylor Hyundai

 

Baby Clothes

1. Posh Tots Boutique

2. Kid to Kid

3. Goodwill

 

Boy’s Clothes

1. Gap

2. Posh Tots

3. Dillard’s

 

Girl’s Clothes

1. Justice

2. Posh Tots

3. Swank Company

 

Consignment Shop

1. Kid to Kid

2. Uptown Cheapskate

3. Designed for Change

 

Grocery Store

1. Publix

2. Kroger

3. Fresh Market

 

Children/Teen Sports Program

1. Bulls Soccer

2. Family Y

3. Augusta Parks and Recreation

 

Family Sporting Event

1. Augusta Greenjackets

2. Goodboats

3. Ironman

 

Gymnastics/Cheer Instruction

1. Gymnastics Gold

2. Augusta Cheer

3. Hayden’s

 

Martial Arts Program

1. Premier Martial Arts

2. Seigler’s Karate

3. Greubel’s Mixed Martial Arts

 

Swimming Lessons

1. Dolphin Academy

2. Family Y

3. Augusta Aquatics Center

 

Tennis Program

1. Newman Tennis Center

2. Petersburg Racquet Club

3. Family Y

 

Family Fitness Center

1. Family Y

2. Kroc Center

3. Evans Fitness Center