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Reader’s Choice Awards 2016

While our readers are diverse, they have one thing in common— they lead mature, modern and meaningful lives. So, who better to ask when want to know where to take the grandkids, how to get fit, and who to trust for our medical needs? Our readers are proud Toledoans and local experts.

Read on to find out their answer to our annual question: who’s the best of the best?

Best Breakfast Scrambler Marie’s Various locations

Second Place: Star Diner Restaurant

Best Restaurant Eddie Lee’s 4700 Nantuckett Dr. 419-882-0616 | eddielees.com

Second Place: Maumee Bay Brewing Co.

Restuarant for specials Mancy’s Steakhouse 953 Phillips Ave. 419-476-4154 | mancys.com

Second Place: Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Meet for cocktails Manhattan’s Pub ‘N Cheer 1516 Adams St. 419-243-6675 | manhattanstoledo.com

Second Place: Ciao!


Massage Therapist Serenity Health & Wellness Center 1685 Lance Pointe Rd. | Maumee 419-891-2181 | serenityspamaumee.com

We are successful because of how we differentiate ourselves from other facilities, as a true med-spa offering over 20 holistic health services in a tranquil setting with dim lighting, fountains, fireplaces, and soft music. We do not offer hair or nails, streamlining our focus towards health and wellness in a peaceful and calming atmosphere. We pride ourselves in paying close attention to details as well as client service. We are proud of our reputation and are excited to open our new Perrysburg location in July!

Chef Mancy’s Restaurants Chefs mancys.com

Second Place: Toni Davis, Stone Oak Country Club

Restaurant for grandparents/grandchildren Al Smith’s Place 3550 Executive Pkwy. 419-531-0600 | alsmithsplacetoledo.com

Second Place: Mayberry Diner

Local Park Wildwood Preserve Metropark 5100 W. Central Ave. 419-270-7500 | metroparkstoledo.com

Second Place: Pearson Metropark

Take a walk Maumee Bay State Park 1400 State Park Rd. | Oregon 419-836-7758 | maumeebaystateparklodge.com

Second Place: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Theater The Valentine Theatre 410 Adams St. 419-242-2787 | valentinetheatre.com

Second Place: Theater at Genesis Village

Summer Event Cedar Point 1 Cedar Point Dr. | Sandusky 419-627-2350 | cedarpoint.com

Second Place: The Zoo to Do

Winter Event Ice sculptures at the Toledo Zoo 2 Hippo Way 419-385-4040 | toledozoo.org

Second Place: Walleye Hockey

Walk your dog Side Cut Metropark 1025 W. River Rd. | Maumee 419-360-9187 | metroparkstoledo.com

Second Place: Wildwood Preserve Metropark

See a sunset/sunrise Put-in-Bay putinbay.com

Second Place: Maumee River

Local Travel The Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000 | toledomuseum.org

Second Place: Amish Country

Spend leisure time Franklin Park Mall 5001 Monroe St. 419-473-3317 | shoppingfranklinparkmall.com

Second Place: Mary Jane Thurston State Park

Golf Course Brandywine Country Club 6904 Salisbury Rd. | Maumee 419-865-2393 | brandywinecc.com

Second Place: Heather Downs Country Club

Golf Pro Dan Sutton Heather Downs Country Club 3910 Heatherdowns Blvd. 419-385-0248 | heatherdowns.com

Second Place: Claire Batista – The Legacy Golf Course

Dentist Jon Frankel DDS 4359 Keystone Dr. | Maumee 419-893-0221 5012 Talmadge Rd. 419-474-9611 | jonfrankeldentistry.com

Second Place: Dr. Allan Vasko

Rehab The Laurels of Toledo 1011 Byrne Rd. 419-536-7600 | laurelsoftoledo.com

Second Place: Heatherdowns Rehabilitation and Residential Center

Podiatrist Arrowhead Podiatry Associates | Dr. Beau Bortel 5757 Monclova Rd. #5 | Maumee 419-893-5757

Second Place: Dr. Richard Wolff

Physician Dr. Alan Sundheimer 5700 Monroe St. | Suite 207 | Sylvania 419-843-8150 | promedica.org

Second Place: Dr. Cathy Cantor

Optician OptiVue 485 W. Dussel Dr. | Maumee 419-693-4444 | optivue.com

Second Place: Pinnacle Eye Group

Audiologist Clint Keifer | Great Lakes Audiology 3780 King Rd. | Suite 2C 419-327-2273 | glaudiology.com

Second Place: Joyce Kinker-Johnson | Kenwood Hearing Center


Best Memory Care The Grove At Oakleaf Village 4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. 419-464-9123 | thegroveatoakleafvillage.com

The Grove is a state-of-the-art, freestanding community on the campus of Oakleaf Village, exclusively designed for seniors with age-related dementias. The apartments are divided into residential neighborhoods – there are no nurses’ stations, scrubs, or long, sterile hallways. Staff learn resident’s life stories and preferences and build their days around them. Everything at The Grove, from architecture to the personal care, was designed not only to address the unique needs of the residents, but also to help them live life to the fullest.

Pharmacy Toledo Family Pharmacy 1601 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-470-0700 | toledofamilypharmacy.com

Second Place: Monroe Pharmacy

Massage Therapist Serenity Health and Wellness Center 1685 Lance Point Dr., Maumee 419-891-2181 | Serenityspamaumee.com

Second Place: Phyllis Bartholomy

Gym Planet Fitness Various locations | planetfitness.com

Second Place: YMCA

Fitness trainer Renegade Fitness 4101 King Rd., Sylvania 419-517-4654 | renegadefitnesstraining.com

Second Place: Gregg Schwartz | American Mobile Fitness

Retirement Community Genesis Village 2429 S. Reynolds Rd. 419-720-1286 | genesisvillage.org

Second Place: Browning Masonic Community

Assisted Living Glendale Assisted Living 5020 Ryan Rd. 419-389-0800 | glendaleassistedliving.org

Second Place: Lutheran Village

In Home Health Care Interim HealthCare 3100 W. Central Ave. | Suite 250 419-578-4698 | interimhealthcare.com/toledooh/home

Second Place: Ohioans Home Healthcare

Nursing Home Kingston Care Center of Sylvania 4121 King Rd. | Sylvania 419-517-8200 | kingstonhealthcare.com

Second Place: Ridgewood Manor


Best Radio Personalities Gary Shores and Harvey Steele K-100 WKKO-FM | k100country.com

Wow. This is great! We’re just 2 lucky guys that have the best jobs in Toledo. We really do love going in every morning and playing Today’s Best Country, the most popular music in America today, plus getting all the news, traffic and weather information to the greatest listeners in the world. It doesn’t get any better than that! Thanks to the readers of M Living for their vote, we are honored!

Memory Care The Grove At Oakleaf Village 4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. 419-464-9123 | thegroveatoakleafvillage.com

Second Place: Kingston Care Centers

Hospital ProMedica Toledo Hospital 2142 North Cove Blvd. 419-291-4000 | promedica.org/toledo-hospital

Second Place: St. Vincent’s

Senior Center Eleanor Kahle 1315 Hillcrest Ave. | 419-476-2745

Second Place: Mayores

Toledo Treasure The Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St. 419-255-8000 | toledomuseum.org

Second Place: The Toledo Zoo

Newscaster Jerry Anderson 730 N. Summit St. 419-248-1111 | wtol.com

Second Place: Bill Spencer – WTVG

News Station WTOL 730 N. Summit St. 419-248-1111 | wtol.com

Second Place: 91.5 WGTE

Radio Personality K100 Shores & Steele 3225 Arlington Ave. 419-240-1000 | k100country.com

Second Place: Fred LeFebvre

Local Celeb Chris Peterson

Second Place: Jerry Anderson


Best Musician Kelly Broadway

I like to think nothing is impossible and I don’t mind if I make a complete fool of myself sometimes. I’m still searching for success, trying to find what is the best fit for me.

Bank Huntington Bank Various locations | huntington.com

Second Place: Key Bank

Attorney Mark Trimble 405 Madison Ave. 419-248-2600 | rcmtz.com

Second Place: Rose Mock

Financial Advisor Russ Karban – Savage and Associates 4427 Talmadge Rd. 419-475-8665 | savageandassociates.com

Second Place: Pete Scharfenberg | Northwest Mutual

Insurance Agent Floyd Carter | Allstate 3113 Dustin Rd. | Ste C | Oregon 419-691-1220 | agents.allstate.com

Second Place: Bernie Heinl | Nationwide Insurance

Funeral Home Walker Funeral Home 5155 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-841-2422 | walkerfuneralhomes.com

Second Place: Coyle

Hair Salon Reve Salon and Spa 5633 Main St, Sylvania 419-885-1140 | revesalonandspa.com

Second Place: Chic Salon

Vet SylvaniaVet 4801 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. | Sylvania 419-885-4421 | sylvaniavet.com

Second Place: Trilby Animal Hospital

Car dealership Taylor Kia 6300 W. Central Ave. 877-919-1174 | taylorkiatoledo.com

Second Place: Dunn Chevy/Buick


Best Insurance Agent Floyd Carter | Allstate Insurance 3113 Dustin Rd. | Oregon 419-691-1200 | agents.allstate.com

I’m  certainly humbled  by this recognition, I would say putting the needs of my insureds first, trying to listen carefully to what they say, being able to earn their trust over 38 years in this business has sustained me. My staff and I pride ourselves on good customer service, to have the ability to empathize with our insureds,to be consistent in our level of professionalism, and to maintain a highly motivated personality.


Best Consignment Shop Consign-It | Tony Rasczyk 6925 W. Central Ave. 419-841-4663 | consignit-toledo.com

I attribute our success to being selective in what we take in, having a wide variety of styles, friendly customer service, and a repeat clientele. People today are combining a variety of styles when decorating their home or place of business.  We have variety, with something for everyone. Our inventory changes daily, integrating brand new styles into the pre-owned mix.  We have the perfect combination to make your home or office unique!

Place to Volunteer St. Louis Kitchen…. Helping Hands of St. Louis 443 Sixth St. 419-691-0613 | catholiccharitiesnwo.org/helping-hands-of-st-louis/

Second Place: Genesis Village

Cont. ed programs Lourde’s Lifelong Learning Program 6832 Convent Blvd. | Sylvania 800-878-3210 | lourdes.edu

Second Place: University of Toledo

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