Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island TWEPI, is pleased to announce the winners of the first ever Best of Windsor Essex, a new campaign that ran from November to December 2015 with the ambitious goal of putting together the most comprehensive list of the “Best Of” things to see and do in the region.

The Best of Windsor Essex campaign engaged local residents and visitors to share their favorite attractions and drew a tremendous response during phase I, with over 1000 people filling out a 61-question survey, nominating over 3,500 businesses. Those nominations were then pared down into the top five in each category.  Phase II then began with over 3,000 people voting again on the top 5 in each category for their favorite spots in Windsor Essex – where they like to eat, shop, dine and play.

Complete list of Winners

The Keg – Best Restaurant for Ambiance
Jose’s Bar and Grill – Best Appetizer & Cocktail Place
The Lumberjack – Best Breakfast Joint
Mamo Burger Bar – Best Burger Joint
Mazaar – Best Business Lunch
The Penalty Box – Best Restaurant On A Budget
Benjamin LeBlanc Beaudoin – Best Chef
Lakeside Bakery – Best Cupcake or Dessert Spot
Smashed Apple – Best Food Truck
The Twisted Apron – Best Locally Sourced Restaurant
Spago Trattoria – Best Pasta House
Armando’s – Best Pizza Place
Shawarma Palace – Best Shawarma
Thai Palace – Best Asian Spot
Koi Sushi – Best Sushi
Taloola Cafe – Best Vegi Friendly Restaurant
Rock Bottom – Best Wing Stop
Dale @ The Bull & Barrel – Best Bartender
Walkerville Brewery – Best Brewery or Brew Pub
The City Grill – Best Cocktail Lounge
The Coffee Exchange – Best Coffee House
The Squirrel Cage – Best LGBT-Friendly Bar or Restaurant
Pelee Island Winery – Best Winery
Wineology – Best Wine List
Downtown Windsor Farmer’s Market – Best Farmer’s Market
Ford Fireworks/Summerfest – Best Festival
Amherstburg Santa Claus Parade – Best Parade
Capitol Theatre – Best Theatre
Caesars Windsor – Best Hotel or Motel
Ye Olde Walkerville B&B – Best Bed & Breakfast
Holiday Beach – Best Campground or Cottage
Willistead Manor – Best Architecture Hot Spot
Point Pelee – Best Attraction
Peace Fountain – Best City Photo Op
Tembo – Best Community Art Piece
The Old Harrow Mill – Best County Photo Op
Colasanti’s Tropical Garden – Best Family-Friendly Attraction
Art in the Park – Best Independent Art Event
Gibson Gallery – Best Art Gallery
The Walkervilles – Best Band from Windsor Essex
Windsor Light Theatre – Best Dance or Theatre Group
Colosseum at Caesars Windsor – Best Concert Venue
Chris James – Best DJ
AM800 – Best Radio Station
Windsor Spitfires – Best Local Sports Team
Timeless Treasures – Best Antique Shop
Karen’s 4or Kids – Best Children’s Clothing Store
Precision Jewellers – Best Jewellery Store
Devonshire Mall – Best Mall
Freeds – Best Men’s Clothing Store
Cabello Hair – Best Salon
The Shoe Box – Best Shoe Store
Serenity Lavender Farm – Best Store for Locally Made Products
Estetica Day Spa – Best Spa
Anne’s on the Avenue – Best Women’s Clothing Store
Ojibway Park – Best Birding or Look-out Point
Ganatchio Trail – Best Cycling or Hiking Trail
Kingsville Golf & Country Club – Best Golf Course
Windsor Riverfront – Best Public Park or Garden
Vollmer Centre – Best Outdoor Sports Field
Adventure Bay Family Water Park – Best Water Activity or Water Sport Spot

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