2021 Readers Choice Awards

The votes are in! As in years past, MLiving readers have let us know what they think are the best people, places and busineses in our area, voting for their favorite restaurants, shops, professionals, service providers, outside places and more. Kudos to the winners and the runners-up. Support local!

Food & Drink

Breakfast / Lunch Restaurant
WINNER: Schmucker’s
2103 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-535-9116
schmuckersrestaurant.com
Don’t expect anything fancy on the Schmucker’s menu— a visit to this Toledo favorite delivers a comfort-food hug. The diner has filled the hearts (and stomachs) of Toledoans for over 70 years. And leave room for the pie. Oh, the glorious pie.
RUNNER UP: Mayberry Diner
mayberrydiners.com

Dinner Restaurant
WINNER: Mancy’s Steakhouse
952 Phillips Ave.
419-476-4154
mancys.com
When Gus Mancy founded his famous steak restaurant in 1921, he had no idea that his family name would become synonymous with quality food and top notch service in Toledo. Yet a century later Mancy’s Steakhouse remains a crowd favorite at the top of the Toledo restaurant scene. Happy 100th anniversary to Mancy’s!
RUNNER UP: Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
venturasmexicanrestaurant.com

Favorite Takeout
WINNER: Amie’s Pizza Factory
6710 Central Ave. #13
419-842-8008
amiespizzafactory.com
RUNNER UP: Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
venturasmexicanrestaurant.com

Restaurant for Specials
WINNER: Inky’s Italian Foods
3945 N. Detroit Ave.
419-476-0500
inkysitalianfoods.com
RUNNER UP: Amie’s Pizza Factory
amiespizzafactory.com

Place to Meet for Cocktails
WINNER: Ventura’s Mexican Restaurant
7742 W. Bancroft St.
419-841-7523
venturasmexicanrestaurant.com
RUNNER UP: Inside the Five
insidethefivebrewing.com

Early Bird Specials
WINNER: Mayberry Diner
Various locations
mayberrydiners.com
RUNNER UP: Charlie’s Restaurants
charliesoftoledo.com 

Local Brewery
WINNER: Inside the Five
5703 Main St., Sylvania
567-408-7212
insidethefivebrewing.com
RUNNER UP: Maumee Bay Brewing Company
mbaybrew.com 

Local Winery
WINNER: Benfield Wines
102 N. Main St., Swanton
419-862-5427
benfieldwines.com
RUNNER UP: Majestic Oak Winery
majesticoakwinery.com

Eatery with Most Unique Response to COVID
WINNER: Deet’s BBQ
Various locations
419-893-2335
deetsbbq.com
RUNNER UP: Scramblers
scramblersrestaurants.com 

Shopping

Men’s Apparel
WINNER: Ticknors Men’s Clothier
Franklin Park Mall, 5001 Monroe St.
419-472-7588
ticknors.com
RUNNER UP: Szar’s Mens Shop
Search “Szar’s Mens Shop” on Facebook

Women’s Boutique
WINNER: Ragazza
103 Louisiana Ave., Perrysburg
5632 Main St., Sylvania
419-872-2850
ragazzaboutique.com
Local shoppers looking for a modern twist on a classic look know to head to Ragazza. Either of the boutique’s two locations outfit their customers with options that are both fashionable and functional. Add in the welcoming and caring service and you have a staple of the Toledo fashion community.
RUNNER UP: Sophia Lustig
sophialustig.com 

Jewelry Store
WINNER: David Fairclough Fine Jewelers
7141 Central Ave.
419-843-8887
davidfairclough.com
RUNNER UP: McGivern Diamonds
mcgivern.com

Antique/Thrift Store
WINNER: Maumee Antique Mall
1552 S. Reynolds Rd., Maumee
419-893-2468
maumeeantiquemall.com
RUNNER UP: Consign It! Home Interiors
consignit.com

Consignment Store
WINNER: Nine Lives Resale Shop
4315 Heatherdowns Blvd.
567-970-7311
Search “Nine Lives Resale Shop” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: Consign It! Home Interiors
consignit.com

Place to Buy Used Books
WINNER: People Called Women LLC Feminist Mobile Bookstore
6060 Renaissance Pl. #F
419-787-0008
peoplecalledwomen.com
RUNNER UP: Encore Books
encorebookstol.com

Locally Owned Grocery Store
WINNER: Walt Churchill’s Market
3320 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee.
419-794-4000
26625 N. Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg.
419-872-6900
waltchurchillsmarket.com
RUNNER UP: Sautter’s
sauttersmarket.com

Farmers’ Market
WINNER: Toledo Farmers’ Market
525 Market St.
419-255-6765
toledofarmersmarket.com
RUNNER UP: Sylvania Farmers Market
downtownsylvania.org

Pharmacy
WINNER: Kahler Pharmacy
1941 Airport Hwy
419-382-2911
kahlerpharmacy.com
Kahler proudly calls itself “South Toledo’s Finest” pharmacy, and our voters clearly think they deserve higher praise than that. Celebrating nearly 40 years of service to the area, Kahler brings its customers family-style caring paired with professional service.
RUNNER UP: Erie Drug
Search “Erie Drug” on Facebook

Gift Shop
WINNER: Nature’s Corner
6036 Angola Rd., Holland
419-866-0420
mynaturescorner.com
RUNNER UP: Fiddle Stix Boutique and Gallery
fiddlestixboutique.com

Greenhouse
WINNER: Nature’s Corner
6036 Angola Rd., Holland
419-866-0420
mynaturescorner.com
RUNNER UP: Hoen’s Garden Center
hoensgardencenter.com

Services

Music Lessons
WINNER: Forté Music School
3208 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-471-2100
fortemusicandarts.com
RUNNER UP: Community Music Program, University of Toledo
utoledo.edu

Bank
WINNER: Premier Bank
Various locations
yourpremierbank.com
RUNNER UP: Huntington
huntington.com

Hair Salon
WINNER: Texxture a Salon
3780 King Rd.
419-517-5087
Search “Texxture a Salon” on Facebook
Texxture’s customers couldn’t imagine getting their hair done anywhere else, and once you set foot in their modern yet welcoming storefront, you begin to understand why. Add in a full staff of independent stylists with years of experience, and you know that once you leave Texxture you’ll do it with a smile on your face and a beautiful new ‘do!
RUNNER UP: REVE Salon & Spa
revesalonandspa.com

Credit Union
WINNER: Directions Credit Union
Various locations
419-841-9838
directionscu.org
Directions offers more than financial services to its members, it offers a real sense of community. Through its financial literacy programs, Directions works to educate and aid Toledoans toward having a better grasp on their monetary issues. They also donate to the community through programs like their recent Directions Cares for Classrooms Contest.
RUNNER UP: Glass City Federal Credit Union
glasscityfcu.com

Funeral Home
WINNER: Walker Funeral Home & Crematory
5155 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-841-2422
walkerfuneralhomes.com
RUNNER UP: W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home
sujkowskiairport.com 

Auto Repair
WINNER: Jackson’s Automotive
5615 Angola Rd.
419-381-9982
autovalue.com
RUNNER UP: Tuffy Auto Service Center – Laskey
tuffylaskeyrd.com 

Car Dealership
WINNER: Dave White Chevrolet
5880 Monroe St.
419-885-4444
davewhitechevy.com
RUNNER UP: Brondes Ford
brondesfordtoledo.com

Handyman
WINNER: Shawn Dempsey, MJ Remodeling
Search “MJ Remodeling” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: Handy Hubby
handyhubbytoledo.com 

Lawn Care/Snow Removal
WINNER: Yoder Brothers Lawn & Snow
567-218-1915
yoderbrotherslawnandsnow.com
RUNNER UP: Honey Do Property Management, LLC
honeydollc.com

Junk Removal Services
WINNER: Jeff’s Hauling and Cleanup
Perrysburg
419-508-3782
Search “Jeff’s Hauling & Cleanup” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: A+ Junk, LLC
callaplus.com 

Estate Sale Company
WINNER: Beth Rose Real Estate & Auctions
6546 Weatherfield Ct., Building E, Ste. 3, Maumee
419-517-6888
bethroseauction.com
RUNNER UP: S. Sterling Estate Sales
Search “S. Sterling Estate Sales” on Facebook

CBD Retailer
WINNER: Toledo Hemp Center
4925 Jackman Rd. #21
419-724-9588
toledohempcenter.com
RUNNER UP: Your CBD Store
cbdrx4u.com

Housekeeping/Cleaning Service
WINNER: Molly Maid of NW Ohio
419-746-4354
mollymaid.com

Pet Daycare and Boarding
WINNER: Karnik Pet Lodge
2921 Fairbanks Ave.
419-841-6621
karnik.us
RUNNER UP: Pups Paradise
apupsparadiseperrysburg.com

Pet Grooming
WINNER: Let the Fur Fly Pet Salon
2423 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-578-7301
Search “Let the Fur Fly Pet Salon” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: Sheri May Meyers Pet
Styling Salon
sherimaymeyerspetstylingsalon.com

Professionals

Physician
WINNER: Dr. Hamid Riaz, Mercy Health
2200 Jefferson Ave.
419-251-1400
mercy.com
RUNNER UP: Dr. Phillip Fisher, Mercy Health
mercy.com

Medical Group
WINNER: Mercy Health Family Medicine
Various locations
mercy.com
RUNNER UP: ProMedica Physicians Hematology/Oncology Associates
promedica.org 

Orthopedic Surgeon
WINNER: Dr. Benjamin J. Salpietro, Westside Orthopedics Group
6005 Monclova Rd., Maumee
419-893-2663
mclaren.org
RUNNER UP: Dr. Joe Assenmacher, ProMedica Wildwood
promedica.org 

ENT
WINNER: Dr. Christopher Perry, Toledo Clinic
5800 Park Center Ct.
419-724-8368
toledoclinic.com
RUNNER UP: Dr. Ellen Baxter, ProMedica Sylvania
promedica.org 

Chiropractor
WINNER: Dr. Tom Baur, New Life Spine Center
1331 Conant St.
419-724-5433
newlifespinecenter.net
RUNNER UP: Spring Meadows Chiropractic
springmeadowschiropractic.com

Dentist
WINNER: Dr. James T. Rogozinski, Cedar Creek Family Dental
5216 Woodville Rd., Northwood
419-693-0441
RUNNER UP: Dr. Matthew Maley, Maley Family Dental
maleyfamilydental.com 

Plastic Surgeon
WINNER: Dr. Thomas Flanigan (deceased)
Dr. Flanigan went viral when his humorous first-person obituary was published after his tragic death on April 27. Dr. Flanigan’s patients vouch for his warm, caring nature and the sense of humor he brought to his bedside manner. From his friends to his clients, it’s clear no one who knew or worked with the doctor will ever forget him.
RUNNER UP: Dr. Frank Barone, evolv Medical Aesthetics
evolvmedicalaesthetics.com 

Ophthalmologist
WINNER: Dr. Donna Mahaffey, NWO Eye Care
5550 Central Ave.
419-539-6989
northwesteyecare.com
RUNNER UP: Dr. Rodney McCarthy (deceased), Vision Associates

Podiatrist
WINNER: Dr. Michael Walkovich, Foot & Ankle Physicians & Surgeons
3055 W. Sylvania Ave.
419-473-0125
healthyfootandankle.com
RUNNER UP: Dr. John W. Lane, Podiatric Associates
toledopodiatrist.com 

Dermatologist
WINNER: Dr. Christy Lorton, Dermatology Associates
12780 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg
419-872-0777
Search “Dermatology Associates of Ohio” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: Dr. John Anders, Anders Dermatology
andersderm.com 

Vein Care Practice
WINNER: Dr. Todd Russell, Jobst Vascular
2109 Hughes Dr. #450
419-291-2003
promedica.org
RUNNER UP: Center for Vein Restoration
centerforvein.com

Audiologist
WINNER: Dr. Clint Keifer, Great Lakes Audiology
3780 King Rd. #2c
419-327-2273
glaudiology.com
RUNNER UP: Dr. Randa Mansour-Shousher, Northwest Ohio Hearing Clinic
nwohc.com 

Med Spa
WINNER: Serenity Health & Wellness Center
1685 Lance Pointe Rd., Maumee
419-891-2181
serenitywellness1.com
RUNNER UP: Ahava Spa and Wellness Center
ahavaspa.com 

Massage Therapist
WINNER: Dani Schall LMT, FST
4001 Central Ave.
419-601-7479
massagebook.com
RUNNER UP: Ann Lumbrezer RN, LMT
Search “Ann Lumbrezer RN, LMT” on Facebook

Veterinarian
WINNER: Dr. Suzanne Savage, Reynolds Road Animal Hospital
2850 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-531-5589
rrahvet.com
RUNNER UP: Brannan Veterinary Clinic
brannavet.com 

Attorney/Law Firm
WINNER: Brady, Coyle and Schmidt LTD
4052 N Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-885-3000
bcslawyers.com
RUNNER UP: Linda Mansour-Ismail
Search “Linda Mansour-Ismail” on Facebook

Wealth Management Firm
WINNER: Savage & Associates, Inc.
655 Beaver Creek Cir., Maumee
419-475-8665
savageandassociates.com
RUNNER UP: Croak Asset Management
camtoledo.com 

CPA
WINNER: toledocpas.com
1811 N. Reynolds Rd.
419-539-9590
toledocpas.com
RUNNER UP: Ziad Ismail, CPA
419-534-2064

Insurance Agent/Agency
WINNER: Jack Witte, A-W Insurance
6636 Providence St., Whitehouse
419-877-5333
aw-ins.com
RUNNER UP: Nathan Young, American Family
amfam.com

Realtor/Agency
WINNER:  Judith Miller, Danberry Realtors
3242 Executive Pkwy.
419-531-4431
danberry.com
RUNNER UP: Shawna Overman, Danberry Realtors
danberry.com

Builder
WINNER: Sean Patrick Builders
4730 W. Bancroft St. #12
419-283-3444
seanpatrickbuilders.com
RUNNER UP: McCarthy Builders
mccarthybuilder.com 

Remodeler
WINNER: Dunright Building Services
1057 Custer Dr.
419-537-7465
dunrightbuildingservices.com
RUNNER UP: Home Solutions of Maumee Valley
homesolutionsofmv.com

Out & About

Toledo Area Treasure
WINNER: Metroparks
metroparkstoledo.com
RUNNER UP: Toledo Museum of Art
toledomuseum.org

Library
WINNER: Sylvania Branch Library
6749 Monroe St, Sylvania
419-882-2089
toledolibrary.org/locations/sylvania
RUNNER UP: Toledo Main Library
toledolibrary.org/locations/mainlibrary

Veterans Program
WINNER: HOOVES
4055 Wilkins Rd, Swanton
419-930-7936
hooves.us
RUNNER UP: Lucas County Veterans Service Commission
lucascountyvets.org

Suburban Downtown for Those Over 50
WINNER: Sylvania
cityofsylvania.com
RUNNER UP: Perrysburg
visitperrysburg.com

Local Travel Destination
WINNER: Put-in-Bay
putinbay.com
RUNNER UP: Cedar Point
cedarpoint.com

Casino
WINNER: Hollywood Casino
1968 Miami St.
419-661-5200
hollywoodcasinotoledo.com
RUNNER UP: MGM Detroit
mgmgranddetroit.mgmresorts.com

Continuing Education Program
WINNER: University of Toledo
2801 Bancroft St.
800-586-5336
utoledo.edu
RUNNER UP: Penta Career Center
pentacareercenter.org 

Service Club
WINNER: Rotary Club
101 N Summit St.
419-241-7060
toledorotary.org
RUNNER UP: Exchange Club of Perrysburg, OH
Search “Exchange Club of Perrysburg, OH” on Facebook

Spend Leisure Time
WINNER: Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
419-385-4040
toledozoo.org
RUNNER UP: Wildwood Metropark
metroparkstoledo.org

Place to Volunteer
WINNER: Help Feed Toledo Area
Search “Help Feed Toledo Area” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: Toledo Humane Society
toledohumane.org

Charity Event
WINNER: Acoustics for Autism
acousticsforaustism.com
RUNNER UP: Give Autism the Boot, Great Lakes Center for Autism
autismtreatmentresearch.org

Place you wish was open for live theater
WINNER: Valentine Theatre
410 Adams St.
419-242-2787
valentinetheatre.com
RUNNER UP: Stranahan Theater & Great Hall
stranahantheater.com 

Local Park
WINNER: SIde Cut Metropark
1025 W River Rd, Maumee
419-360-9187
metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/side-cut-metropark
RUNNER UP: Wildwood Metropark
metroparkstoledo.com/explore-your-parks/wildwood-preserve-metropark

Gym/Fitness Facility
WINNER: California Yoga
5964 Main St, Sylvania
419-509-3600
californiayogastudio.com
RUNNER UP: YMCA of Greater Toledo
ymcatoledo.org

Place to Take Your Grandchildren
WINNER: Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
419-385-4040
toledozoo.org
RUNNER UP: Toledo Museum of Art
toledomuseum.org

Recreation

Sports Team
WINNER: Toledo Mud Hens
milb.com/toledo
RUNNER UP: Ohio State Football
ohiostatebuckeyes.com

Golf Course
WINNER: Heather Downs Country Club
3910 Heatherdowns Blvd.
419-385-0248
heatherdowns.com
RUNNER UP: Sylvania Country Club
sylvaniacc.org

Bowling Alley
WINNER: New Glass Bowl Lanes
5133 Telegraph Rd.
419-476-7775
Search “New Glass Bowl Lanes” on Facebook
RUNNER UP: Forest View Lanes
forestviewlanes.com

Fitness Center
WINNER: Essence Mind Body Studio
725 Ford St B, Maumee
419-873-6463
essencembs.com
RUNNER UP: The Exercise Coach
exercisecoach.com/perrysburg

Personal Trainer
WINNER: Diana Spiess, Essence Mind & Body
725 Ford St B, Maumee
419-873-6463
essencembs.com
RUNNER UP: The Exercise Coach
exercisecoach.com/perrysburg

Pool
WINNER: NOMS-CPW Healthcare
3130 Central Park West
419-841-9622
nomshealthcare.com
RUNNER UP: Genesis Village
genesisvillage.org

Living Well

Senior Living Community
WINNER: Oakleaf Village
4220 N Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-885-3934
oakleafvillage.com
RUNNER UP: Genesis Village
genesisvillage.org

Assisted Living Center
WINNER: Oakleaf Village
4220 N Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-885-3934
oakleafvillage.com
RUNNER UP: The Glendale Assisted Living
glendaleassistedliving.com

In-Home Health Care
WINNER: Home Instead
2631 Central Ave.
419-472-8181
homeinstead.com
RUNNER UP: Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice
ohioliving.org/home-health-hospice

Memory Care Center
WINNER: The Grove at Oakleaf Village
4220 N Holland Sylvania Rd.
419-452-4234
thegroveatoakleafvillage.com
RUNNER UP: Ohio Living at Swan Creek
ohioliving.org/communities/ohio-living-swan-creek

Nursing Home
WINNER: Kingston Residence of Sylvania
4125 King Rd, Sylvania
419-318-1330
kingstonhealthcare.com
RUNNER UP: Elizabeth Scott Community
elizabethscott.org

Hospital
WINNER: ProMedica Flower Hospital
5200 Harroun Rd, Sylvania
419-824-1444
promedica.org/location/promedica-flower-hospital
RUNNER UP: McLaren St. Luke’s
mclaren.org/st-lukes/mclaren-st-lukes-home

Rehab Facility
WINNER: ProMedica Total Rehab
2150 Central Ave.
419-291-8370
promedica.org
RUNNER UP: Kingston Rehabilitation
kingstonhealthcare.com

Physical Therapy
WINNER:  ProMedica Total Rehab
2150 Central Ave.
419-291-8370
promedica.org
RUNNER UP: PT Link
ptlinktherapy.com

Senior Center
WINNER: Sylvania Senior Center
7140 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania
419-885-3913
scsonline.org/seniorcenter
RUNNER UP:  Perrysburg Area Senior Center
wccoa.net/locations/perrysburg

Personalities

Newscaster
WINNER: Michael Tatar, WTOL
wtol.com
RUNNER UP: Sashem Brey, 13abc
13abc.com

Television Station
WINNER: 13abc
13abc.com
RUNNER UP: WNWO 24
nbc24.com

Radio Personality
WINNER: Fred LeFebvre, 1370 WSPD
wspd.iheart.com
RUNNER UP: Lyn & Cliff, K100
k100country.com

Radio Station
WINNER: 1370 WSPD
wspd.iheart.com
RUNNER UP: K100
k100country.com

Politician
WINNER: Mike DeWine
governor.oh.gov
RUNNER UP: Lindsay Webb
facebook.com/Webb4Treasurer

Musician
WINNER: Trez Gregory
facebook.com/TrezGregoryFans
Trez Gregory has been rocking stages since she graduated high school. A Toledo native, Gregory’s talents have seen her take the stage in the music capital, Nashville. See Gregory perform with fellow Toledo musical icon Ramona Collins on Saturday, July 10 at the Switchboard on Monroe St.
RUNNER UP: Ragtime Rick
chefsofdixieland.com

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