What are your Family Favorites in Augusta’s River Region?

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 2019 winners…

Jazz/Hip Hop Dance

1. Pulse Dance

2. Augusta West

3. Cutno

 

Ballet

1. Colton Ballet

2. Columbia County Ballet

3. Augusta West

 

Music Lessons

1. Tara Scheyer

2. Augusta Prep Conservatory

3. Portman’s Music

 

Performing Arts Group

1. Augusta Players

2. Augusta Symphony

3. Storyland Theatre

 

Annual Family Event

1. Arts in the Heart

2. Thunder Over Evans

3. (Augusta) Symphony Under the Stars

 

Day Trip

1. Riverbanks Zoo

2. Columbia, SC

3. Clarks Hill Lake

 

Family Photographer

1. Amy J. Owen

2. Carter Koenig

3. Natalie Thompson Photography

 

Indoor Playground

1. The Playhouse

2. Defy (formerly known as Airstrike)

3. Chick-fil-A

 

Museum

1. Morris Museum

2. Augusta Museum of History

3. Imagination Station

 

Outdoor Playground

1. Evans Towne Center Park

2. Covenant Presbyterian

3. Columbia County Library

 

Rainy Day Outing

1. The Movies

2. Stars & Strikes

3. Artsy Me

 

Breakfast

1. Sunrise Grille

2. Waffle House

3. Metro Diner

 

Burgers

1. Farmhaus Burger

2. Five Guys

3. Whiskey Bar

 

Desserts

1. Boll Weevil

2. French Market Grille

3. Manuel’s Bread Café

 

Date Night

1. Frog Hollow

2. Craft & Vine

3. Tie:  Calvert’s and Abel Brown

 

Restaurant– Chain

1. Chick-fil-A

2. Bonefish Grill

3. Diablo’s Southwest Grill

 

Restaurant– Locally-owned

1. Frog Hollow

2. Beck’s

3. Abel Brown

 

Fries

1. Farmhaus

2. McDonald’s

3. Chick-fil-A

 

Pizza

1. Mellow Mushroom

2. Pizza Joint

3. Marco’s

 

Chicken Fingers

1. Wifesaver

2. Zaxby’s

3. Chick-fil-A

 

Mac & Cheese

1. Wifesaver

2. Frog Hollow

3. Panera Bread

 

Healthy Menu

1. Southern Salad

2. Zoe’s Kitchen

3. Humanitree

 

Ice Cream

1. Bruster’s

2. Pink Dipper

3. Coldstone Creamery

 

Kid’s Menu

1. Chick-fil-A

2. Cracker Barrel

3. Red Robin

 

Auto Service

1. Butler Automotive

2. Smith Chevron

3. C&C Automotive

 

Bank/Credit Union

1. SRP Federal Credit Union

2. Wells Fargo

3. Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company

 

Computer Repair

1. Computer Exchange

2. JayWil Computer Resolutions

3. Computer One

 

Veterinarian

1. Highland Animal Hospital

2. Acute Care Veterinary Clinic

3. Care More Animal Hospital

 

Dog Groomer

1. D’Tails Pet Grooming

2. Grateful Paws

3. Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming

 

Kennel

1. Suggs

2. D’Tails

3. Paradise

 

Pediatrician

1. Pediatric Partners of Augusta

2. Dr. Doug Nesbit

3. Augusta Pediatric Associates

 

Pediatric Dentist

1. Dr. Lee Baker– Center for Pediatric Dentistry

2. Dr. John W. Spratling– Pediatric Dental Specialists

3. Southern Smiles

 

Orthodontist

1. Rogers & Andrews Orthodontics

2. Trotter Orthodontics

3. Powell Orthodontics

 

Ob/Gyn

1. Dr. Michel McDonough

2. Dr. Allan Joseph

3. Dr. Kathy Chance

 

After Hours Medical Care

1. Urgent MD

2. MedNow Urgent Care

3.   University Prompt Care

 

Family Vision Care

1. Broome Family Eye Care

2. Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Augusta

3. Casella Eye Center

 

Local Radio Station

1. 88.3 WAFJ

2. Kicks 99

3. 104.3 WBBQ

 

Local TV Station

1. WJBF

2. WRDW

3. WFXG

 

Local Website

1. AugustaChronicle.com

2. CSRAKids.com

3. AugustaFamily.com

 

Favorite Part of Augusta Family

1. ALL of it!

2. Calendar

3. Summer Camp Guide

 

Place for Boys’ Birthday Parties

1. Defy (formerly known as Airstrike)

2. Putt Putt

3. The Playhouse

 

Place for Girls’ Birthday Parties

1. Artsy Me

2. Tiaras and Pearls

3. The Playhouse

 

Birthday Cakes

1. Publix

2. A Piece of Cake

3. Nothing Bundt Cakes

 

Daycare

1. Woodlawn United Methodist

2. Wheeler Pines

3. Appletree Academy

 

Elementary School

1. Augusta Preparatory Day School

2. Westminster Schools of Augusta

3. Episcopal Day School

 

Middle School

1. Augusta Preparatory Day School

2. Westminster Schools of Augusta

3. Episcopal Day School

 

High School

1. Augusta Preparatory Day School

2. Westminster Schools of Augusta

3. Aquinas High School

 

Tutoring Service

1. Mathnasium

2. Sylvan Learning Center

3. Mae’s Tutoring

 

Car Dealer

1. Milton Ruben

2.   Jim Hudson Lexus

3. Master GMC

 

Baby Clothes

1. Posh Tots

2. Kid to Kid

3. Carter’s

 

Boy’s Clothes

1. Kid to Kid

2. Posh Tots

3. Target

 

Girl’s Clothes

1. Kid to Kid

2. Posh Tots

3. Carter’s/Osh Kosh

 

Consignment Shop

1. Kid to Kid

2. Uptown Cheapskate

3. Encore Consignments

 

Grocery Store

1. Publix

2. Kroger

3. Fresh Market

 

Children/Teen Sports Program

1. Family Y

2. Arsenal Soccer

3. Columbia County Rec Dept.

 

Family Sporting Event

1. Augusta Greenjackets

2. Nike Peach Jam

3. Atlanta Braves

 

Gymnastics/Cheer Instruction

1. Gymnastics Gold

2. Hayden’s

3. C&C Gymnastics

 

Martial Arts Program

1. Seigler’s Karate School

2. Premier Martial Arts

3. ATA Martial Arts

 

Swimming Lessons

1. Dolphin Academy

2. Family Y

3. Neptune Dive & Ski

 

Tennis Program

1. Newman Tennis Center

2. Petersburg Racquet Club

3. Westlake Country Club

 

Family Fitness Center

1. Family Y

2. Evans Fitness Center

3. Kroc Center