The results are in for our Best of the Shoreline Readers Poll for 2016. Check out the winners here:

Tastebuds and Provisions

Best Pies for Sale

First: Bishops Orchards Farm Market, Guilford

Second: Rose Orchards, North Branford

Third: Cheri’s, Branford

Tastiest local Fresh Bagels

First: Cohens, Madison

Second: G Café Bakery, Branford

Third: Dunkin Donuts

Best neighborhood Butcher

First: Forte’s Gourmet Market, Guilford

Second: Walt’s Food Market, Old Saybrook

Third: Shoreline Prime, Branford

Delectable Cakes to go

First: Take the Cake, Guilford

Second: Hen & Heifer, Guilford

Third: Dagmar’s, Old Saybrook

Best Selection of Cheese

First: Fromage Fine Foods & Coffees, Old Saybrook

Second: Foxglove and Madison Cheese, Madison

Third: Bishop’s Orchard Farm Market, Guilford

Best Chowder

Tied for First: Chowder Pot, Lobster Shack, both Branford

Second: Lenny & Joe’s, Madison

Tied for Third: Aqua, Clinton; Lenny’s, Branford

Best Cup of Coffee anywhere

First: Common Grounds, Branford

Second: Dunkin Donuts

Third: Starbucks

Best Homemade Donuts

First: Beach Donut Shop, Clinton

Second: Dunkin Donuts

Third: Cheri’s Bakery, Branford

Best Homemade Soup

First: Shoreline Café, Branford

Tied for Second: Forte’s Gourmet Market, Guilford; Saldamarco’s Deli & Market, Clinton

Third: G Café Bakery, Branford

Best Hotdog or Stand

First: Johnny Ad’s, Old Saybrook

Second: Lobster Shack, Branford

Third: Friends & Co., Madison

Best Lobster/Shellfish Shop

First: Atlantic Seafood, Old Saybrook

Tied for Second: Star Fish Market, Guilford; Bud’s Fish Market, Branford

Third: Lobster Shack, Branford

Best Homemade Muffins

First: G Café Bakery, Branford

Second: 4 & Twenty Blackbirds Bake Shop, Guilford

Third: JAMSS, Old Saybrook

Crunchiest Nachos

First: Su Casa, Branford

Second: Chip’s Pub III, Clinton

Third: Jalapeno Heaven, Branford

Best Native Produce Stand

First: Jake’s Truck, Madison

Second: The Stand, Branford

Third: Cole’s, Madison

Best Store with best fresh produce

First: Bishop’s Orchard Farm Market, Guilford

Second: Fresh Market, Guilford

Third: Stop & Shop, Branford

Best Local Apple Cider

First: Bishops, Guilford

Second: Lyman, Middlefield

Third: Scott’s Orchard, Old Saybrook

Fabulous Salads

First: Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook

Second: The Marketplace, Guilford

Third: Shoreline Café, Branford

Freshest Seafood Store

First: Star Fish Market, Guilford

Second: Bud’s Fish Market, Branford

Third: Atlantic Seafood, Old Saybrook

Best Sushi To Go

First: Yooki Yama, Branford

Second: Big Y, Branford

Third: 9 East, Branford

Best Lobster Roll

First: Lobster Shack, Branford

Second: Lobster Landing, Clinton

Third: Lenny and Joe’s, Madison

Best Gourmet Foods To Go

First: Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook

Second: Shoreline Café, Branford

Third: Pasta Avest & Pizzeria, Guilford

Nightlife & Entertainment

Best Adult Drink Selection

First: Moxie, Madison

Second: Chowder Pot, Branford

Tied for Third: Chip’s Pub III, Clinton; Donovan’s Reef, Branford

Happiest Happy Hour

First: Stony Creek Brewery, Branford

Second: Chowder Pot, Branford

Third: Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook

Best Bartender

First: Jeff Mastrini/Chow, Madison

Second: Ed Kelly/Bills, Westbrook

Best Local Bar

First: Chip’s Pub III, Clinton

Second: Stony Creek Brewery, Branford

Third: Monkey Farm, Old Saybrook; The Stand, Branford

Best Authentic Irish Pub

First: Tommy Sullivan’s, Branford

Second: Augur’s, Guilford

Third: Pennylane, Old Saybrook

Best Movie Theater

First: Madison Art Cinema, Madison

Second: Regal Cinemas, Branford

Third: Marquee Cinemas, Westbrook

Best Pub

First: Chip’s Pub III, Clinton

Second: Penny Lane Pub, Old Saybrook

Third: Moxie, Madison

Best Night Spot

First: Saybrook Point Inn, Old Saybrook

Tied for Second: Chip’s Pub III, Clinton; Stony Creek Brewery, Branford

Third: Moxie, Madison

Best Live Theater

First: The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook

Second: Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex

Third: Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam

Best Sports Bar

First: Chip’s Pub III, Clinton

Tied for Second: Eli’s on the Hill, Branford; Donahues, Madison

Third: Jack Rabbits, Old Saybrook; Upper Deck, Westbrook

Best Live Music

First: Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook

Second: Aqua, Clinton

Third: Griswold Inn, Essex

Local Flavors

Best Bakery

First: Cheri’s Bakery, Branford

Second: 4+20 Blackbirds, Guilford

Third: G Café Bakery, Branford

Best Barbecue

First: The Stand, Branford

Second: Chester’s Barbecue, Clinton

Third: The Place, Guilford

Best Savory Bread

First: Friends & Company, Madison

Second: G Café Bakery, Branford

Third: Simon’s Place, Westbrook

Best Breakfast Nook

First: Cristy’s Madison

Second: Hidden Kitchen, North Branford

Third: JAMSS, Old Saybrook

Best Brunch

First: Water’s Edge, Westbrook

Second: Griswold Inn, Essex

Third: Anthony’s, Guilford

Best Burgers

First: GW Carson’s Burger Bar, Branford

Second: Haywire, Westbrook

Third: Home, Branford

Best Deli

Tied for First: Deli Unlimited; Forte’s Gourmet Market, both of Guilford

Second: Saldamarco’s Deli, Old Saybrook

Third: Pasta Avest, Guilford; Hornet’s Nest, Branford

Best Asian Cuisine

First: 9 East Hibachi & Asian Kitchen, Branford

Second: Dragon East, Branford

Third: Zhang’s, Madison

Best American

First: Home, Branford

Second: Donovan’s Reef, Branford

Third: Friends & Company, Madison

Best Continental

First: Water’s Edge, Westbrook

Tied for Second: Elizabeth’s Café, Madison; Griswold Inn, Essex

Third: Donovan’s Reef, Branford

Best Diner

First: Parthenon, Branford

Second: Shoreline Diner & Vegetarian Enclave, Guilford

Third: Branford Townhouse Diner, Branford

Best Food Store

First: Bishop’s Orchard Farm Market, Guilford

Second: Big Y, Branford

Third: Robert’s Food Center, Madison

Best French Cuisine

First: Le Petit Café, Branford

Second: Bar Bouche, Madison

Third: Café Allegre, Madison

Best Ice Cream Parlor

First: Ashley’s, Branford

Second: Dairy Queen, Old Saybrook

Third: Niko’s Ice Cream & Confectionary, Clinton

Best Northern Italian

First: Quattros, Guilford

Second: La Campania, Branford

Third: Guilford Bistro, Guilford

Best Italian Family

First: Log Cabin, Clinton

Second: Guilford Bistro, Guilford

Third: La Campaigna, Branford

Best Mexican

First: Cuckoo’s Nest, Old Saybrook

Second: Su Casa, Branford

Third: Jalapeno Heaven, Branford

Best Dine Outside

First: The Place, Guilford

Second: Shanks, Clinton

Third: Lobster Shack, Branford

Best Pizza Gourmet

First: Red Tomato, Madison

Second: Buffalina, Guilford

Tied for Third: Grand Apizza, Clinton; Leon’s Pizza, Clinton

Best Pizza Greek

First: Boss, Guilford

Second: Grand Apizza, Madison

Third: Leon’s Pizza, Westbrook

Best Pizza Thin Crust

First: Grand Apizza, Clinton, Madison

Tied for Second: Red Tomato, Madison; Marco’s Pizzeria, Branford

Third: Alforno, Old Saybrook

Best Romantic Dinner

First: Water’s Edge, Westbrook

Second: Bar Bouchee, Madison

Tied for Third: Copper Beach, Ivoryton; Le Petit Café, Branford

Best Seafood Restaurant

First: Lenny & Joe’s Fishtale, Madison; Chowder Pot, Branford

Second: Dockside Seafood & Grille, Branford

Third: Lenny’s, Branford

Best Steakhouse

First: Chuck’s Margarita Grill, Branford

Second: Wright’s Steakhouse, Essex

Third: Café Routier, Westbrook

Best Vegetarian

First: G-Zen Restaurant, Branford

Second: Shoreline Diner & Vegetarian Enclave, Guilford

Third: Home, Branford

Best Indian

First: Darbar, Branford

Second: Som Siam

Third: Saigon City, Old Saybrook

New Restaurant

First: The Stand, Branford

Second: Chow, Clinton

Third: Shanks, Clinton

Favorite Shopping

Best Appliance Store

First: Page Hardware & Appliance, Guilford

Second: Hallock’s, Branford

Third: Shore TV & Appliances, Old Saybrook

Best Auto Dealer

First: Brandfon Honda, Branford

Second: Premier Subaru, Branford

Third: Branhaven Chrysler/Jeep, Branford

Best place to buy a new Boat

Tied for First: Harborside Marina, Clinton; West Marine, Branford

Tied for Second: Bassett Yacht & Boat Sales, Westbrook; Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina, Branford

Tied for Third: Ocean Performance, Old Saybrook; Boats Inc., Niantic

Best Bridal

First: April Rose, Guilford

Second: White Dress By the Shore, Clinton

Third: Everthine, Madison

Best Bicycle Store

First: Zanes, Branford

Second: Action Sports, Old Saybrook

Third: Action Sports, Branford

Best Bookseller

First: R.J. Julia Booksellers, Madison

Second: Breakwater Books, Guilford

Third: Branford Book & Card, Branford

Best Dead Head Clothing

First: Old Glory, Old Saybrook

Second: Sunshine Daydream, Guilford

Third: Encore, Clinton

Best Consignment shop

First: Cedar Chest II, Branford

Second: Hole in the Wall, Guilford

Third: Goodwill, Clinton

Best Flower-Garden Center

First: Van Wilgen’s, North Branford

Second: Shelley’s, Branford

Third: Madison Flower Shop, Madison

Best Contemporary Furniture store

First: Madison Furniture Barn, Westbrook

Second: Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook

Third: Ethan Allen, Clinton

Best Classic Furniture Store

First: Madison Furniture Barn, Westbrook

Second: Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook

Third: Ethan Allen, Clinton

Best Selection of Health Foods

First: Foodworks, Guilford

Second: Fresh Market, Guilford

Third: Four Seasons, Branford

Best Artisan Jewelry store

First: Silver Moon, Madison

Second: Guilford Art Center, Vera Wolfe, of Guilford; Taken for Granite, Branford

Tied for Third: Bella Pearlina, Madison; Evergreen, Guilford

Best Traditional Jewelry Store

First: Christos Jewelry, Clinton

Second: Branford Jewelers, Branford

Third: Paul Lirot, Madison

Best Food Market

First: Fresh Market, Guilford

Second: Bishop’s Orchard Farm Market, Guilford

Third: Robert’s Food Center, Madison

Best Marine store

First: Brewer’s Bruce & Johnson, Branford

Second: West Marine, Branford

Third: Pilot’s Point, Westbrook

Best Motorcycle Dealer

First: Brother’s Harley Davidson, Branford

Second: New Haven Powersports, New Haven

Third: Coastline Motorsports, Old Saybrook

Best Store to Decorate Home

First: HomeGoods, Old Saybrook

Second: Madison Furniture Barn, Westbrook

Third: Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook

Best Pet Supplies Store

First: Pet Valu, Branford

Second: Chuck Waggin, Killingworth

Third: Petco, Clinton

Best Women’s Shoes

First: Shoetique, Branford

Second: DSW, Guilford

Third: Payless, Old Saybrook

Best Shop to buy a gift

First: The Paper Store, Branford

Second: Flutterby, Guilford

Third: Mix, Guilford

Best Women’s Fashion

First: Ciao Bella, Madison

Tied for Second: Swish, Guilford; Ella, Guilford

Third: Dress Barn, Branford

Best Chic Fashion

First: Ciao Bella, Madison

Second: Possessions, Branford

Tied for Third: Ella, Guilford; Tracy Brent, Guilford

Best Sporting Goods

First: Guilford Sporting Goods, Guilford

Second: Clinton Sporting Goods, Clinton

Third: Olympia, Old Saybrook

Best Hardware Store

First: Page Hardware & Appliance, Guilford

Second: Goody’s Hardware & Paint, East Haven

Third: Saybrook Hardware Co., Old Saybrook

Best Liquor Store

First: Coastal Wine & Spirits, Branford

Second: Shoreline Wines, Branford

Third: Madison Wine Exchange, Madison

Best Wine Shop

First: Coastal Wine & Spirits, Branford

Second: Madison Wine Exchange, Madison

Third: Cindy’s Wines, Westbrook

Best Gallery for Art

First: Cindy Stevens Fine Art, Clinton

Second: Guilford Art Center, Guilford

Third: Branford Art Center, Branford

Our Towns our Places

Best rockin’ Guitar Lessons

First: Ricky Jordan’s Guitar Instruction

Second: School of Rock, Madison

Third: A Sound Choice, Branford

Best New Business

First: The Stand, Branford

Second: Shanks, Clinton

Third: Chow, Madison

Best Museum for Kids

First: Peabody Museum, New Haven

Second: Connecticut River Museum, Essex

Third: Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT, Niantic

Best Public Park

First: Hammonasset, Madison

Second: Guilford Green, Guilford

Third: Foote Park, Branford

Best Sledding Hill

First: Pine Orchard Golf Course, Branford

Second: Madison Town Campus, Madison

Third: Baldwin Middle School, Guilford

Comfiest Bed & Breakfast

Tied for First: Tidewater, Madison, Scranton Seahorse, both of Madison

Second: Bee and Thistle, Old Lyme

Third: Saybrook Point Inn, Old Saybrook

Best Place to Bring Visitors

First: Thimble Islands Cruise, Stony Creek

Second: Hammonasset, Madison

Third: Lobster Shack, Branford

Best Place to People Watch

First: Hammonasset, Madison

Second: Branford Green, Branford

Third: Guilford Green, Guilford

Best Hotel for Visiting Relatives

Tied for First: Madison Beach Hotel, Madison; Saybrook Point Inn, Old Saybrook

Second: Water’s Edge, Westbrook

Third: Holiday Inn Express, Branford

Best Authentic New England Inn

First: Griswold Inn, Essex

Second: Bee and Thistle, Old Lyme

Third: Captain Stannard Inn, Westbrook

Best Marina

First: Brewers Pilot Point, Westbrook

Second: Bruce and Johnson’s Marina, Branford

Third: Guilford Boatyard, Guilford

Best Golf Course

First: Guilford Lakes, Guilford

Second: Fenwick Golf Course, Old Saybrook

Third: Miner Hills, Middletown

Best Horse Stable

First: Guilford Riding School, Guilford

Second: Sweetwater Farm, Clinton

Third: Westbrook Hunt Club, Westbrook

Best Barber

First: Top Notch, Branford

Second: Tony’s, Madison

Third: Fred’s, Branford

Wellness & Pampering

Best Chiropractor

First: Jim Milone, Clinton

Second: Paul Heeren, Guilford

Third: Bruce Caldarone, Branford

Best Day Spa

First: By the Sea, Branford

Second: Essex Spa, Essex

Third: Madison Avenue, Old Saybrook

Best Med Spa

First: By the Sea, Branford

Second: Clarity Medical Aesthetics, Guilford

Third: Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa , Guilford

Best Facial

First: By the Sea, Branford

Second: Aura Day Spa, Branford

Tied for Third: Madison Avenue, Old Saybrook/Madison; Skinsations, Guilford

Best Hair Salon

First: Madison Avenue, Old Saybrook /Madison

Tied for Second: Timothy Pamment Salon, Madison; Shag, Madison

Tied for Third: W Salon, Guilford; Headhunters, Clinton

Best Health/Fitness center

First: Planet Fitness, Branford

Second: In Shape Fitness, Branford

Tied for Third: Bodi n Motion, Guilford; Branford Crossfit, Branford

Best Nail Salon

First: Villa Nail Spa, Guilford

Second: Pinky Nail & Spa, Branford

Madison Avenue, Old Saybrook/Madison

Best Massage Studio

First: By the Sea, Branford

Second: Massage Savvy, Guilford

Branford River Resort, Branford

Best Pilates Studio

First: Bodi n Motion, Guilford

Second: IMX Pilates, Guilford

Fitness on the Water, Essex

Best Wellness Center

Tied for First: Essex Wellness Center, Essex; Healing Arts Center, Guilford

Second: Madison Avenue, Madison

Third: Distinctions, Guilford

Best Place to Study Yoga

First: Raven’s Wing, Branford

Second: Pradipika, Clinton

Third: True Bikram Yoga, Madison

Artiest Art Lessons

First: Guilford Art Center, Guilford

Second: Branford Art Studio, Branford

Third: Cindy Stevens Fine Art, Clinton

Best Kids Ballet Studio

First: Limelite Dance Studio, Guilford

Second: Starship Dance, Guilford

Third: Westbrook Dance Academy, Westbrook

Best Kids Dance Studio

First: Limelite Dance Studio, Guilford

Second: Backstage Dance, Killingworth

Third: Westbrook Dance Academy, Westbrook

Best Ballroom dancing lesson

First: Arthur Murray, Guilford

Second: Fred Astaire, Old Saybrook

Third: Dance in Rhythm, Branford

Best Place for a Run

First: Hammonasset, Madison

Tied for Second: Supply Pond, Branford; Route 146, Branford/Guilford

Third: Foote Park, Branford

Best place for a Bike Ride

First: Hammonasset, Madison

Second: Route 146, Branford/Guilford

Third: Saybrook Causeway, Old Saybrook

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