Readers Choice 2018

. June 30, 2018.

There is perhaps no higher honor attainable in a community than to be considered and found exemplary by your peers and neighbors. Here are the businesses and leaders that you, our readers, found to be worthy of such a designation.

Food & Drink | Local Personalities | Out & About | Shops & Services | Professionals | Live Well | Recreation

Food & Drink

Place to Take the Grandkids

Mancy’s Ideal
5333 Monroe St | 419-841-0066 | mancys.commancy-ideal-glorified-burger

Sometimes tradition can’t be beat, and this retro-inspired Mancy’s restaurant is the perfect place to give your grandkids a glimpse into Toledo’s history. Now a Toledo staple, the Mancy family first asserted themselves as a local culinary dynasty nearly 100 years ago when cousins Nikolas Graham and Gus Mancy opened their first restaurant, “The Ideal,” in 1921 in West Toledo. Now Mancy’s Steakhouse, the concept for that original Phillips Avenue restaurant has been revived on Monroe Street, in the former Revolution Grill location. Find throwbacks to the original eatery and dishes equally inspired by tradition and contemporary cuisine at the family’s fifth Toledo restaurant.

RUNNER-UP: Glendale Garden Cafe


#1: Glendale Garden Cafe
2521 Glendale Ave | 419-382-1011 |
RUNNER-UP: Mayberry Diner


#1: Rosie’s Italian Grille
606 N McCord Rd | 419-866-5007 |
RUNNER-UP: Inky’s Italian Food


#1: Mancy’s Steakhouse
953 Phillips Ave | 419-476-4154 |
RUNNER-UP: Sidon Lebanese Grille & Bakery

Cocktail Spot

#1: Barr’s Public House
3355 Briarfield Blvd, Maumee | 419-866-8466 |
RUNNER-UP: Shawn’s Irish Tavern


#1: Epic Buffet at Hollywood Casino
1968 Miami St | 877-777-9579 |
RUNNER-UP: Brandywine Country Club Sunday Brunch Buffet

Local Personalities

TV Station

#1: WTVG-TV, Channel 13
RUNNER-UP: WTOL-TV, Channel 11

Radio Personality

#1: Gary Shores
K100 Country/WKKO-FM/Cumulus Media
RUNNER-UP: Fred LeFebvre, 1370 WSPD

Radio Station

#1: K100 Country/WKKO-FM/Cumulus Media
RUNNER-UP: Q 1055/WQQO-FM/Cumulus Media


#1: Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH9)
RUNNER-UP: Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz


#1: Jean Holden | Jean Holden’s Studio of Vocal Expression
2916 Collingwood Blvd | 419-255-4520 |
RUNNER-UP: Fish Fisher


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For almost 40 years, longtime TV anchor Jerry Anderson served as one of Toledo’s favorite local newsman. Since he first joined the local TV news in 1980, Anderson has been involved in the community both on and off the air. Although Anderson retired in June, we join our readers in recognizing the veteran broadcast journalist’s steady, strong and stable presence in Toledo.

RUNNER-UP: Jeff Smith

Out & About

419 Treasure

#1: Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe St | 419-255-8000 |
RUNNER-UP: Toledo Zoo


#1: Way Public Library
101 E Indiana Ave, Perrysburg | 419-874-3135 |
RUNNER-UP: King Road Branch Library, Sylvania

Senior Center

#1: Margaret Hunt Senior Center
2121 Garden Lake Dr | 419-385-2595 |
RUNNER-UP: Sylvania Senior Center

City for Over 50

#1: Perrysburg
RUNNER-UP: Sylvania

Get Around

#1: Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority(TARTA)

Local Travel Destination

#1: Sauder Village
22611 OH-2, Archbold | 800-590-9755 |
RUNNER-UP: Grand Rapids, OH


#1: Hollywood Casino Toledo
1968 Miami St | 419-661-5200 |
RUNNER-UP: Firekeepers Casino Hotel

Service Club

#1: Rotary Club of Toledo
101 N Summit St | 419-241-7060 |
RUNNER-UP: Exchange Club of Perrysburg

Leisure Time

#1: Toledo Metroparks |
RUNNER-UP: Maumee Bay State Park

Continuing Education

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6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania | 419-824-3707 |

We never stop learning, but some people are more interested than others in actively pursuing new knowledge. The intellectually hungry can satisfy their cravings in the Lourdes Lifelong Learning Program. Whether you want to take an educational field trip with new friends, get creative in a photography workshop, talk about cooking shows, or attend a lecture about history, the adult education program at Lourdes University has you covered. Membership is optional, but provides discounts on classes, trips, and events, plus free admission to monthly lectures.

RUNNER-UP: University of Toledo

Over 50 Event

#1: Senior Discovery Days, Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way | 419-385-4040 |
RUNNER-UP: Senior Expo Spring Fling, Tam-O-Shanter

Spot to Volunteer

#1: Cherry Street Mission Ministries
105 17th St | 419-242-5141 |
RUNNER-UP: Mercy Hospitals

Charity Event

#1: ZootoDo
2 Hippo Way | 419-385-4040 |
RUNNER-UP: Relay for Life

Live Theater

#1: Stranahan Theater & Great Hall
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd | 419-381-8851 |
RUNNER-UP: Valentine Theatre

Local Park

#1: Wildwood Preserve Metropark
5100 W Central Ave | 419-270-7500 |
RUNNER UP: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Spot to Take the Grandkids

#1: Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way | 419-385-5721 |
RUNNER-UP: Imagination Station

Shops & Services

Meal Delivery

Royal Deli Foods

112 W Front St, Perrysburg | 419-874-7451 | royaldelifoods.comroyal-deli

Locally owned and operated since 1956, this home meal delivery service brings affordable, nutritious and colorful meals, full of fresh fruits and veggies, to clients’ homes twice a week. Never frozen, these meals only need to be heated. In addition, Royal Deli Foods offers sandwiches, Jonny Almonds, and coffee available for delivery. Meal menus are developed with the Northwest Ohio Area Office on Aging to ensure that meals provide the best senior nutrition.

RUNNER-UP: House of Meats

Women’s Boutique

#1: Ragazza
103 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg | 419-872-4850
5632 Main St, Sylvania | 419-517-5053
RUNNER-UP: Sophia Lustig

Men’s Apparel

#1: Diamond’s Men’s Shop
1564 Spring Meadows Dr, Holland | 419-865-1211 |
RUNNER-UP: V Couture

Jewelry Store

#1: Harold Jaffe Jewelers
4211 Talmadge Rd | 419-472-4480 |
RUNNER-UP: David Fairclough Fine Jewelers


#1: Maumee Antique Mall
1552 S Reynolds Rd | 419-893-2468 |
RUNNER-UP: MKat’s Antiques, Napoleon

Consignment Shop

#1: Consign-It Home Interiors
6925 Central Ave | 419-841-4663 |

Used Books

#1: Friends of the Library
325 N Michigan St | 419-259-5200 |
RUNNER-UP: Encore Books

Grocery Store

#1: Walt Churchill’s Market
3320 Briarfield Blvd, Maumee | 419-794-4000
26625 N Dixie Hwy, Perrysburg | 419-872-6900
RUNNER-UP: Sautter’s Market

Gift Store

#1: Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery
7166 Front St, Holland | 419-866-6288 |
RUNNER-UP: Fiddlestix Boutique & Gallery


#1: Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Multiple locations | 800-451-7843 |
RUNNER-UP: Fifth Third Bank

Credit Union

#1: Directions Credit Union
Multiple locations | 419-841-9838 |
RUNNER-UP: Midwest Community Federal Credit Union


#1: Hoen’s Garden Center & Landscaping
1710 Perrysburg-Holland Rd, Holland | 419-865-6566 |
RUNNER-UP: Keil’s Produce and Greenhouse

Funeral Home

#1: Walker Funeral Homes & Crematory
Multiple locations | 419-841-2422 |
RUNNER-UP: Reeb Funeral Home

Hair Salon

#1: Reve Salon and Spa
5633 Main St, Sylvania | 419-885-1140 |
RUNNER-UP: Snip Salon, Maumee

Auto Repair

#1: Smitty’s Automotive & RV Service
5750 Jackman Rd | 419-478-1309
5916 W Sylvania Ave | 419-882-4991
RUNNER-UP: Toledo Auto Care


#1: Brondes Ford Toledo
5545 Secor Rd | 419-517-6024 |
RUNNER-UP: Yark Automotive Group


#1: Pro Handyman Plus
3454 Oak Alley Court, #103 | 419-534-6065 |
RUNNER-UP: Handy Hubby Remodeling

Lawn Care/Snow Removal

#1: D-Way Lawn & Landscaping
2260 Orchard Hills | 419-870-1425
RUNNER-UP: Blanchard Tree & Lawn

Estate Sale Company

#1: Pamela Rose Auction Company, LLC
5825 Whitehouse Rd, Whitehouse | 877-462-7673 |


Med Spa

Luxe Laser Center

1500 Holland Rd, Maumee | 419-893-2775 | luxe-laser.comscreen-shot-2018-06-19-at-2-59-34-pm

Owners Wade and Nicole Banker believe that aging isn’t what it used to be; where Mother Nature slacks, modern medicine can step in. Of course, not everything is reversible, but fine lines, spider veins, and other concerns, can be made nearly invisible through cosmetic medicine. See how advanced technology allows procedures to be easier, faster, and available at a lower cost, by making an appointment at Luxe Laser.

RUNNER-UP: Serenity MedSpa


#1: Dr. Kristopher Brickman, UT Medical Center, Emergency Medicine
3000 Arlington Ave | 419-383-6383 |
RUNNER-UP: Dr. Stephanie Williams, ProMedica, Family Medicine


#1: Ryan Pharmacy & Orthopedic Supplies
3340 Dorr St | 419-531-2836 |
RUNNER-UP: Erie Drugs

Medical Group

#1: ProMedica
800-477-4035 |
RUNNER-UP: The Toledo Clinic

Plastic Surgeon

#1: Dr. Frank Barone, Evolv Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics
2000 Regency Ct #204 | 419-720-2008 |
RUNNER-UP: Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons


#1: Dr. Steven Morrison, Toledo Chiropractic
743 S Byrne Rd | 419-382-7400 |
RUNNER-UP: Innate Health Chiropractic


#1: Dr. Jon Frankel
Frankel Dentistry | 5012 Talmadge Rd, Toledo | 419-474-9611
Frankel & Puhl Dentistry | 4359 Keystone Dr, Maumee | 419-893-0221 |
RUNNER-UP: Dr. J. Eric Hires


#1: Dr. Maggi Smith, Toledo Clinic
419-473-3561 |
RUNNER-UP: Dr. Mike Walkovich, ProMedica

Vein Care

#1: Dr Steven Gale, ProMedica Physicians Jobst Vascular
2109 Hughes Dr | 419-291-2003 |
RUNNER-UP: Dr. M. Farooq Afridi, ProMedica


#1: Dr. David Kouba, Toledo Clinic Facial Plastics and Dermatology
4235 Secor Rd, Building Two, 2nd Floor | 419-479-5795 |
RUNNER-UP: Dermatology Associates

Eye Care Professional

#1: Dr. Andrea Prinstein, Franklin Park Vision
5577 Monroe St, Sylvania | 419-472-2020 |
RUNNER-UP: Dr. Robinson, Anthony Wayne Vision Services


#1: Dr. Clint Keifer, Great Lakes Audiology
3780 King Rd | 419-327-2273 |
RUNNER-UP: Dr. Susan Miller, Perrysburg Hearing

Massage Therapy

#1: Joani Donovan
4035 W Central Ave | 419-367-1417 |
RUNNER-UP: Body & Sole Massage Therapy and Reflexology Perrysburg


#1: Sylvania VET
4801 N Holland-Sylvania Rd | 419-885-4421 |
RUNNER-UP: High Point Animal Hospital


#1: Ty Mahaffey
8527 W Central Ave | 419-829-2255 |
RUNNER-UP: Rich Carr

Pet Sitter

#1: Karnik Pet Lodge
2921 Fairbanks Ave | 419-841-7815 |
RUNNER-UP: West Suburban Animal Hospital

Wealth Management

#1: Savage & Associates
4427 Talmadge Rd | 419-475-8665 |
RUNNER-UP: America’s Retirement Headquarters—Nolan Baker


#1: Jim Weber, Weber O’Brien Ltd
5580 Monroe St # 210, Sylvania | 419-885-8338 |
RUNNER-UP: Amy Kelly, George Lang & Assoc.

Insurance Agent

#1: Rhonda Wise, Beacon Associates
1755 Indianwood Circle, Suite 200, Maumee | 419-482-0280 |
RUNNER-UP: Nolan Baker, Investment Professional


#1: Mike Crouse, Re/Max
3306 Executive Pkwy Ste 101 | 419-283-6453 |
RUNNER-UP: Jackie Traver, Re/Max

Builder/New Construction

#1: Gulfstream Development
5580 Monroe St, Suite 101, Sylvania | 419-460-0321 |
RUNNER-UP: McCarthy Builders


#1: Residential Renovations
235 1st St | 419-691-3300 |
RUNNER-UP: Dunright Building Services

Travel Agent

#1: AAA Toledo
3201 Meijer Dr | 419-843-1212 |
RUNNER-UP: Central Travel

Live Well

Senior Living Community

#1: Genesis Village
2429 S Reynolds Rd | 419-720-1286 |
RUNNER-UP: West Park Place

Assisted Living

#1: Genacross Lutheran Services at Wolf Creek
2001 Perrysburg Holland Rd, Holland | 419-861-4990 |
RUNNER-UP: The Glendale Assisted Living

In-Home Health

#1: Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services
7110 W Central Ave #A | 419-517-7000 |
RUNNER-UP: Genacross at Home

Memory Care

#1: The Grove at Oakleaf Village
4220 N Holland Sylvania Rd | 419-464-9123 |
RUNNER-UP: Parkcliffe Memory Care

Nursing Home

#1: Otterbein SeniorLife |
Perrysburg | 3529 Rivers Edge Dr | 419-874-2428
Monclova | 5069 Otterbein Way | 419-878-0550
Pemberville | 20311 Pemberville Rd | 419-833-7000
RUNNER-UP: Kingston Assisted Living, Sylvania


#1: St. Luke’s Hospital
5901 Monclova Rd, Maumee | 419-893-5911 |
RUNNER-UP: Toledo Hospital

Rehab Facility

#1: Otterbein SeniorLife
5069 Otterbein Way, Monclova | 419-878-0550 |
RUNNER-UP: Orchard Villa

Physical Therapy

Balance & Mobility Therapy (BAM)
3306 Meijer Dr | 419-824-3434 | balanceandmobilitytherapy.combam

Balance and Mobility Therapy (BAM) knows that every patient is unique, so BAM therapists treat each patient one-on-one to ensure efficient, high-quality care. Specializing in Fall Prevention and Balance Disorders, BAM is a lifesaver for those suffering from neurological disorders, stroke complications, brain injuries, joint pain, vertigo, and other problems. Whether you’re having difficulty walking or are learning to cope with lifelong symptoms, BAM will be there to cprevent you from experiencing a fall.

RUNNER-UP: Kingston Care Center


Sports Team

#1: Toledo Mud Hens
406 Washington St | 419-725-4367 |

Golf Course

#1: Brandywine Country Club
6904 Salisbury Rd, Maumee | 419-865-2393 |
RUNNER-UP: Heather Downs Country Club

Bowling Alley

#1: Forest View Lanes
2345 W Dean Rd | 734-847-4915 |
RUNNER-UP: Timbers Bowling Lanes


#1: YMCA of Greater Toledo
1500 N Superior St | 419-729-8135 |
RUNNER-UP: ProMedica Wildwood Athletic Club

Personal Trainer

#1: Cheryl Wallace
419-873-6463 |
RUNNER-UP: Renegade Fitness


#1: YMCA of Greater Toledo
1500 N Superior St | 419-729-8135 |
RUNNER-UP: St. James Club

Sports Facility

#1: Fifth Third Field
406 Washington St | 419-725-4367 |
RUNNER-UP: Huntington Center

Thanks for voting!


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