bestofbest

 

Who’s the best? We asked, and you answered. Thousands of votes were cast in Hoover’s Magazine’s sixth annual Best of the Best contest. Read on to find out our readers’ favorite businesses, restaurants and festivals in Hoover.



 

Dining and Nightlife

 

Best Coffee

 

The Neighborhood Brew

5184 Caldwell Mill Road, Suite 206, Hoover

theneighborhoodbrew.com

205-980-7445

Finalists: Edgar’s Bakery, Dunkin’ Donuts, Coffee-o-logy

 

Best Bakery

 

Edgar’s Bakery

180 West Main Street, Hoover

205-444-1220

6801 Cahaba Valley Road, Suite 128, Greystone

205-408-0897

edgarsbakery.com

Finalists: Louise’s Cakes N Things, Darlene’s Kitchen, Consider It Joy Baking

 

Best Donut Shop

 

Shipley Do-Nuts

2050 Greenvale Lane, Hoover

shipleydonuts.ws

Facebook: @ShipleyDonutsHooverAL

205-822-2142

Finalists: Krispy Kreme, Heavenly Donuts, Daylight Donuts

 

Best BBQ

 

Jim N’ Nick’s

1810 Montgomery Highway South

jimnnicks.com

205-733-1300

Finalists: Full Moon Bar-B-Que, Golden Rule Bar-B-Q and Grill, Moe’s BBQ

 

Best Burger

 

Baha Burger

4745 Chace Circle, Hoover

bahaburger.com

205-682-6980

Finalists: Five Guys, Golden Rule, Mugshots, Green Valley Drugs, Tip Top Grill

 

Best Milkshake

 

The Whole Scoop

3421 South Shades Crest Road, Hoover

thewholescoopicecream.com

205-444-8000

Finalists: Steak N’ Shake, Chick-fil-A, Green Valley Pharmacy

 

Best Margarita

 

La Fiesta

1941 Hoover Ct, Birmingham

Facebook: La Fiesta Hoover Al

205-979-7314

Finalists: Superior Grill, Pablo’s, Iguana Grill

 

Best Bar

 

On Tap Sports Café

3340 Galleria Circle, Hoover

ontapsportscafe.com

205-982-3124

Finalists: Grey Bar, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings

 

Best Pizza

 

Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

610 Preserve Parkway, Suite 100, Hoover

vecchiabirmingham.com

205-637-3036

Finalists: Tortuga’s, Brixx, Salvatore’s, Baker’s – Bluff Park

 

Best Patio Dining

 

Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

610 Preserve Parkway, Suite 100, Hoover

vecchiabirmingham.com

205-637-3036

Finalists: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Front Porch, Cajun Steamer

 

Best Italian Food

 

Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato

610 Preserve Parkway, Suite 100, Hoover

vecchiabirmingham.com

205-637-3036

Finalists: Salvatore’s, Costa’s Mediterranean Cafe, Carrabba’s Italian Grill

 

Best Mexican Food

 

La Fiesta

1941 Hoover Ct, Birmingham

Facebook: La Fiesta Hoover Al

205-979-7314

Finalists: La Fiesta, Frontera Grill, Amigos, Habaneros

 

Best Asian Food

 

New China

2124 Tyler Road, Birmingham

205-823-9788

Finalists: Mr. Chen’s, Yuki Japanese, Taste of Thailand, Blue Pacific

 

Best Date Night

 

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

191 Main Street, Hoover

birmingham.firebirdsrestaurants.com

205-733-2002

Finalists: Stardome, Vecchia, J. Alexander’s

 

Best Caterer

 

Louise’s Cakes N Things

1694 Montgomery Highway, Suite 118, Hoover

cakes-n-things.com

205-823-6799

Finalists: Vecchia, Ashley Mac’s

 

Health and Beauty

 

Best Family Doctor

 

Dr. Carrie Huner

2547 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 103, Hoover

205-988-8311

Finalists: Jody Gilstrap, Marina Brainin, Darlene Traffenstadt

 

Best Dentist

 

Dr. Jennifer Morrissey-Patton with Hoover Family Dentistry

425 Emery Drive, Hoover

hooverfamilydentistry.com

205-989-8931

Finalists: Kasey Davis Dentistry, Paul Bargainer, Chase Lake Family Dentistry, Tom Jones

 

Best Dentist

 

Pure Dermatology and Aesthetics

5346 Stadium Trace Parkway, Suite 100, Hoover

puredermalabama.com

205-682-8022

Finalists: Dermatology and Skin Care Center of Birmingham, Aesthetic Dermatology, Inverness Dermatology

 

Best Orthodontist

 

Dr. Jeffrey Backus with Backus Orthodontics

425 Emery Drive, Suite A, Hoover

backusorthodontics.com

205-987-0040

Finalists: John Phillips, PT Ortho, Sarver Ortho, Birmingham Orthodontics, Canales Ortho

 

Best Eye Doctor

 

Dr. Melissa Curl with Alabama Family Eye Care

5356 Stadium Trace Parkway, Hoover

alfamilyeyes.com

205-733-0507

Finalists: Dr. Catherine Amos, Eye Care Associates, Dr. Lynn Hammonds, Eye Care Associates

 

Best Chiropractor

 

My Chiropractor

2801 Highway 150, Hoover

mychiropractorhoover.com

205-444-0727

Finalists: Lott Pain Relief, Lakecrest Chiropractic and Wellness, Koenig Wellness

 

Best Pharmacy

 

Hoover Hometown Pharmacy

2801 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover

hooverhometown.com

205-650-1960

Finalists: Mills Pharmacy, Roberts Discount Pharmacy, Target – The Grove

 

Best Nail Salon

 

Sapphire Nails & Spa

5569 Grove Boulevard, Suite 101, Hoover

sapphirenailsandspahoover.com

205-988-0080

Finalists: Ross Bridge Nails, K&K Nails, Spa One Nineteen

 

Best Hair Salon

 

Pure Style Salon and Spa

2341 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 121, Hoover

purestylesalonhoover.weebly.com

205-820-9229

Finalists: T. Fox Salon, Stone Spa and Salon, The Look

 

Best Spa

 

The Spa at Ross Bridge

4000 Grand Ave., Birmingham

marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/fitness-spa-services/bhmhv-renaissance-birmingham-ross-bridge-golf-resort-and-spa/205-916-7677

205-949-3041

Finalists: Pure Style Salon and Spa, Spa One Nineteen, Spa Greystone

 

Best Fitness Center

 

Pure Barre

1870 Chace Drive, Suite 100, Hoover

purebarre.com/al-briverchase

205-982-8366

Finalists: YMCA Hoover, CrossFit Riverchase, Lifetime Fitness

 

Services

 

Best Veterinarian

 

Patton Chapel Animal Clinic

1665 Montgomery Highway, Hoover

pattonchapelac.com

205-267-0067

Finalists: Lake Crest Animal Clinic, Bluff Park Animal Hospital, South Shades Crest Animal Clinic

 

Best Dry Cleaners

 

Deluxe Cleaners

3633 Lorna Road, Hoover

deluxecleanersbirmingham.com

205- 987-3300

Finalists: Plaza Cleaners, Greystone Cleaners

 

Best Pet Supply Store

 

Petco

5631 Grove Boulevard, Hoover

stores.petco.com

205-987-9623

Finalists: PetSmart, Hollywood Feed, Pet Supplies Plus

 

Best Florist

 

Hoover Florist

1905 Hoover Ct, Hoover

hooverflorist.net

205-823-5273

Finalists: Sweetspire Gardens, Sarah’s, The Petal Cart

 

Best Plumber

 

K-Wood Plumbing

311 North Burbank Drive, Birmingham

Facebook: @Kwoodplumbingllc

205-915-1098

Finalists: Hoover Plumbing, Ben Parker, Parker Plumbing

 

Best Pest Control

 

Waynes Environmental Services

2183 Parkway Lake Drive, Birmingham

callwaynes.com

205-985-7009

Finalists: Cook’s Pest Control, Vulcan Termite, American Pest Control

 

Best Landscaping

 

Schroeter’s Lawn and Landscaping

2539 John Hawkins Parkway, No. 322, Suite 101, Birmingham

birminghamlandscapingservices.com

Facebook: @SchroetersLawnAndLandscape

205-222-7646

Finalists: Cater Design and Landscape, Sweetspire Gardens, Gardner Landscaping LLC

 

Best Tech Repair

 

Uptech Computer

4421 Creekside Ave., Suite 137, Hoover

uptechal.com

205-982-8508

 

Places

 

Best Wedding Venue

 

Park Crest Event Facility

2030 Little Valley Road, Hoover

parkcrestevents.com

205-822-7275

Finalists: Aldridge Gardens, The Barn at Shady Lane, Ross Bridge

 

Best Farmers’ Market

 

Ross Bridge Farmers Market

2101 Grand Ave., Hoover

Facebook: @rossbridgefarmersmarket

205-410-0775

Finalists: Andy’s, Bluff Park UMC, Lee Branch, Park and Crest Market

 

Best Place for a Kid’s Birthday Party

 

Let’s Play

5025 Highway 280, Birmingham

letsplayparty.com

Facebook: @letsplayinbirmingham

205-590-5866

Finalists: The Whole Scoop, St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, Bluff Park

 

Best Place to Worship

 

Hunter Street Baptist Church

2600 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover

hunterstreet.org

205-985-7295

Finalists: Riverchase Baptist Church, Riverchase UMC, Prince of Peace Catholic Church

 

Best Hotel

 

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

4000 Grand Ave., Birmingham

marriott.com/hotels/travel/bhmhv-renaissance-birmingham-ross-bridge-golf-resort-and-spa/

205-916-7677

Finalists: The Wynfrey Hotel, Embassy Suites – Hoover

 

Best Private School (K-12)

 

Prince of Peace Catholic School

4650 Preserve Parkway, Hoover

popcatholic.net

205-824-7886

Finalists: Shades Mountain Christian

 

Best Daycare

 

Covenant Classical School

Trace Crossings

5390 Magnolia Trace, Hoover

covenantclassical.com/locations/trace-crossings-daycare/

205-733-5437

Finalists: Odyssey Day School, Shades Crest Baptist Preschool, Pioneer Daycare

 

Shopping

 

Best Gift Shop

 

Wrapsody

161 Main Street, Suite 127, Hoover

wrapsodyonline.com

205-989-7277

Finalists: Turquoise, Past and Presents, Lou Lou’s

 

Best Jewelry Store

 

Southeastern Jewelers

5299 Valleydale Road No. 111, Birmingham

southeasternjewelers.net

205-980-9030

Finalists: Shay’s, Jared

 

Best Sporting Goods Store

 

Academy Sports + Outdoors

2810 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover

academy.com

205-403-6145

Finalists: Field and Stream, Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

Best Furniture Store

 

Haverty’s

3650 Lorna Road, Hoover

havertys.com

205-989-6492

Finalists: Urban Home Market, Ethan Allen, Issis and Sons

 

Best Consignment Store

 

Then Again Consignment

3659 Lorna Road, Hoover

thenagainconsignment.com

205-987-3640

Finalists: Renaissance Consignment, The Growing Tree, Once Upon a Child

 

Best Children’s Clothing Store

 

Once Upon a Child

3718 Lorna Road, Hoover

onceuponachildhoover.com

205-277-0313

Finalists: Growing Tree, Sew Precious, Kicks

 

Best Women’s Clothing Store

 

Lou Lou’s

160 Main Street, Suite 128, Hoover

shopatloulous.com

205-982-5117

Finalists: Pink Tulip, Von Maur, Belk

 

Best Garden Center

 

Andy’s

124 Mars Hill Road, Hoover

andysgardencenter.com

205-402-2639

Finalists: Home Depot, Sweetspire Gardens, Collier’s Nursery

 

Best Grocery Store

 

Sprouts Farmers Market

5250 Medford Drive, Hoover

205-263-4970

Finalists: Piggly Wiggly – Bluff Park, Fresh Market, Publix – Trace Crossings

 

Best Hardware Store

 

Bluff Park Hardware

597 Shades Crest Road, Hoover

Facebook: Bluff Park Hardware

205-823-1953

Finalists: Home Depot, Lowe’s, Rocky Ridge Hardware

 

Home and Finance

 

Best Insurance Agent

 

Chris Dorris with State Farm

2717 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 115, Hoover

chrisdorris.com

205-985-7799

Finalists: Ryan Goolsby with State Farm, Kyle Hicks

 

Best Real Estate Agent

 

Donna Gaskins

donnagaskinshomes.com

205-441-0333

Finalists: Thad Lowery, Steve Parker, Renee Hamilton

 

Best Real Estate Company

 

RealtySouth

1220 Alford Ave., Birmingham

realtysouth.com

205-822-0988

Finalists: Keller Williams, Remax, Arc Realty

 

Best Bank

 

Regions

Trace Crossings

2531 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover

regions.com

205-326-5300

Finalists: Wells Fargo – Trace Crossings, Iberia Bank, First Commercial Bank, America’s First Credit Union

 

Auto

 

Best Auto Service

 

Estes Warehouse Tires, Inc.

3420 Old Columbiana Road, Hoover

estestire.com

205-979-7841

Finalists: Long-Lewis Ford Lincoln, John’s Auto, Hoover Toyota

 

Best New Car Dealer

 

Long-Lewis Ford Lincoln

2551 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover

longlewis.com

205-900-7312

Finalists: Hoover Toyota, Hendrick, Tameron Honda

 

Best Used Car Dealer

 

CarMax

2696 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover

carmax.com

205-994-7242

Finalists: Hoover Toyota, Hendrick, Donohoo

 

Best Oil Change

 

Estes Warehouse Tires, Inc.

3420 Old Columbiana Road, Hoover

estestire.com

205-979-7841

Finalists: Express Oil Change, Long-Lewis Ford Lincoln, Havoline Express

 

Arts and Culture

 

Best Annual Festival

 

Moss Rock Festival

The Preserve, Hoover

mossrockfestival.com

Finalists: Celebrate Hoover Day, Bluff Park Art Show

 

Best Local Artist

 

Jayne Morgan

571 Park Ave., Hoover

jaynemorgan.com

205-902-5226

Finalists: Katie Adams, Kerry Leasure – Here a Chick