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Arts and Entertainment

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Arts and Entertainment 315 nominees

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Auto

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Auto 336 nominees
  • Progress Mobile Electronics, Auto, Car Stereo, 3201 Norman Scott Rd San Diego CA 92136

    1. Progress Mobile Electronics (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Car Stereo

    "All of our vehicles have stereo systems installed by them and you can't find people better than them!"

  • Genie Car Wash, Auto, Car Wash, Detailing, 3949 W Point Loma Blvd San Diego CA 92110

    2. Genie Car Wash (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Car Wash

    "I bring my Vette in there every time because they pay attention to detail. The design of my trunk allows water and..."

  • Elite Lexus Service Center, Auto, Auto Repair, Body Shop, 8268 Miramar Road  San Diego, CA,Elite Lexus Service Center, Auto, Auto Repair, Body Shop, 8268 Miramar Road  San Diego, CA

    3. Elite Lexus Service Center (San Diego, )

    Nominee for: Best Auto Repair

    "Straight-forward type of mechanics that don't try and price hike you once they start working on your car. My Toyota..."

  • Detail Works, Auto, Detailing, 9210 Dowdy Dr San Diego CA 92126

    4. Detail Works (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Detailing

    "Each year I take my car to Steve and his henchmen to get it detailed. Your car will come out better than it did from..."

  • Amato's Auto Body, Auto, Body Shop, 3848 Sorrento Valley Blvd San Diego CA 92121

    5. Amato's Auto Body (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Body Shop

    "Amatos Auto Body is the best Collision Repair Facility in San Diego hands down. Being in the performance car business..."

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Beauty

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Beauty 1066 nominees
  • 1. Beauty By Dolly (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Waxing

    "This is the ONLY salon I will be going to for future Brazilian waxes and eyebrow/lip threading. I had a 3:00pm..."

  • Bellagio Salon & Day Spa, Beauty, Hair Salon, Massage, Day Spa, Facial, Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure, 8555 Station Village Ln Mission Valley San Diego CA 92108

    2. Bellagio Salon & Day Spa (Mission Valley)

    Nominee for: Best Day Spa

    "I have been here one time to drop roommate off, I was very impressed with the Salon and how respectful everyone is. It..."

  • Hair Delight Salon, Beauty, Hair Salon, Hair Color, Waxing, Facial, Manicure and Pedicure, Day Spa, 5430 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Clairemont San Diego CA 92117

    3. Hair Delight Salon & Spa (Clairemont)

    Nominee for: Best Hair Salon

    "This is the best salon experience I have ever had! It's now 2 weeks since my Brazilian Blowout with Lana and my hair..."

  • iTAN Sun Spray Spa, Beauty, Beauty & Wellness, Tanning, Day Spa, Medical Spa, Facial, Massage, Waxing, Manicure and Pedicure, Tanning Salon, iTAN Pacific Beach 1764 Garnet Ave. Pacific Beach San Diego   CA 92109

    4. iTAN Sun Spray Spa (Pacific Beach)

    Nominee for: Best Tanning

    "It's clean affordable and the staff is always happy to see you. They are always so eager to help one reach their..."

  • Spa Zensations at Salon Blondies, Beauty, Facial, 557 Main Street Ramona CA 92065

    5. Spa Zensations at Salon Blondies (Ramona, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Facial

    "omg that suzzie girl is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! i refer ten out of ten of my clients to Suzzie Harrison. Her hands and..."

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Cheap Eats

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Cheap Eats 704 nominees
  • Phil's BBQ, Cheap Eats, Weddings, Barbecue, Burger, Breakfast, Diner, Caterer, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd San Diego CA 92110

    1. Phil's BBQ (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Barbecue

    "Phil's BBQ is the best BBQ I've tasted anywhere in the US - not just San Diego. I've lived in Kansas City, Chicago..."

  • Mama Kat's Restaurant & Pie Shop, Cheap Eats, Breakfast, Sandwich Shop, Diner, 950 W. San Marcos Blvd. Suites J&K San Marcos CA 92078

    2. Mama Kat's Restaurant & Pie Shop (San Marcos, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Breakfast

    "What can I say about this place? Ok, nix that, what can I NOT say about this place?? From the delicious home cooked..."

  • Hungry Bear Sub Shop, Cheap Eats, Sandwich Shop, Healthy Lunch, 302  W. El Norte Pkwy, Suite D Escondido CA 92026

    3. Hungry Bear Sub Shop (Escondido, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Sandwich Shop

    "i work at a tattoo shop in Escondido caddy corner to hungry bear. . . and i get very tired of eating the same ol del..."

  • Pizza Port, Nightlife, Cheap Eats, Beer Selection, Pizza, 135 N Hwy 101 Solana Beach CA 92075

    4. Pizza Port (Solana Beach, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Pizza

    "I am surprised that Pizza Port is in the Beer Selection category. It has the best pizza in town (medium thick crust so..."

  • Pure Burger, Cheap Eats, Burger, 2641 Gateway Road Carlsbad CA 92009

    5. Pure Burger (Carlsbad, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Burger

    "No doubt, they are the best. Way above anyone else, Burger Lounge, In-N-Out, 5 guys. Blows them all away"

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Fashion

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Fashion 298 nominees
  • 1. Hansen Surf (Encinitas)

    Nominee for: Best Beachwear

    "Hansen's is the best sporting goods store in North County and has been for as long as I can remember! The Service is..."

  • 2. David & Sons Fine Jewelers (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Designer Jewelry

    "Although on a modest budget I, like many people, wanted to get the best ring I could afford for my fiancé. She means..."

  • Baby-Go-Round, Fashion, Shopping, Maternity Apparel, Children's Clothing, Vintage and Resale, Baby Boutique, 10330 Friars Rd, Ste 118 San Diego CA 92120

    3. Baby-Go-Round (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Maternity Apparel

    "I love this store! They have lots of great stuff. I buy my girls their dresses and shoes here, less expensive and good..."

  • Baby-Go-Round, Fashion, Shopping, Maternity Apparel, Children's Clothing, Vintage and Resale, Baby Boutique, 10330 Friars Rd, Ste 118 San Diego CA 92120

    4. Baby-Go-Round (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Children's Clothing

    "I love this store! They have lots of great stuff. I buy my girls their dresses and shoes here, less expensive and good..."

  • TRE Boutique, Fashion, Women's Boutique, 2690 Via De La Valle  Del Mar, CA 92014

    5. TRE Boutique (Del Mar, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Women's Boutique

    "Tre boutique is a great little boutique in flower hill mall that have very kind and knowledgeable clerks(Kathy is the..."

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Great Meals

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Great Meals 895 nominees
  • Hash House a go go, Great Meals, Brunch, 3628 5th Ave San Diego CA 92103

    1. Hash House a go go (Hillcrest)

    Nominee for: Best Brunch

    "We have had half the menu between different visits. It is tempting to get the same things, but there are so many..."

  • Cafe Luna, Great Meals, Italian, Romantic Restaurant, 11040  Rancho Carmel Dr San Diego CA 92128

    2. Cafe Luna (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Italian

    "This is our "GO TO" restaurant, and Jamie and her staff make you feel like family when you walk through the door..."

  • Armenian Cafe, Great Meals, Mediterranean, Greek, 3126 Carlsbad Blvd Carlsbad CA 92008

    3. Armenian Cafe (Carlsbad, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Mediterranean

    "The Armenian Café is one of my favorite places to eat in North County. It is perfect for an intimate dinner for two, a..."

  • El Indio Mexican Restaurant & Catering, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, Mexican, Burrito, 3695 India St Mission Hills San Diego CA 92103,El Indio Mexican Restaurant & Catering, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, Mexican, Burrito, 3695 India St Mission Hills San Diego

    4. El Indio Mexican Restaurant & Catering (Mission Hills)

    Nominee for: Best Mexican

    "I have been going here for years the only thing bad I have to say about it is the parking sucks. The food is always..."

  • Sushi Ota, Great Meals, Sushi, 4529 Mission Bay Dr San Diego CA 92109

    5. Sushi Ota (Pacific Beach)

    Nominee for: Best Sushi

    "We first went to Sushi Ota 20 years ago when one of our favorite waitresses went to work there. The sushi was (and is..."

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Health and Fitness

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Health and Fitness 806 nominees

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Local Flavor

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Local Flavor 76 nominees
  • Green Flash Brewing Co., Local Flavor, Local Brewery, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego CA 92121,Green Flash Brewing Co., Nightlife, Local Flavor, Beer Selection, Local Brewery, 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd Mira Mesa San Diego,Green Flash Brewing Co., L

    1. Green Flash Brewing Co. (Mira Mesa)

    Nominee for: Best Local Brewery

    "Taste all of the best Green Flash Brewing Co has to offer with lots of rare and specialty brews on tap. Growlers, Kegs..."

  • December Nights Balboa Park, Local Flavor, Festival, 1549 El Prado San Diego CA 92101

    2. December Nights Balboa Park (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Festival

    "This event is one of the best here in San Diego. I hope sponsors continue to support this event yearly. This is one..."

  • Seaport Village, Local Flavor, Place to People Watch, 849 West Harbor Drive San Diego CA 92101

    3. Seaport Village (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Place to People Watch

    "This is the best in san diego. Overlooking the bay, all of downtown and great entertainment."

  • Coronado Central Beach, Local Flavor, Beach, Coronado Coronado CA 92118

    4. Coronado Central Beach (Coronado)

    Nominee for: Best Beach

    "This is one of the few beaches in San Diego that have enough sand to spread out on with the whole family without..."

  • Balboa Park, Local Flavor, Landmark, 1549 El Prado San Diego CA 92101

    5. Balboa Park (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Landmark

    "One of the best urban parks in the U.S.! Wonderful museums, dining and entertainment! The SD Zoo is what most people..."

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Nightlife

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Nightlife 324 nominees
  • Effin's  Pub and Grill, Nightlife, College Bar, Neighborhood Bar, 6164 El Cajon Blvd San Diego CA 92115

    1. Effin's Pub and Grill (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Neighborhood Bar

    "This is not the Effin's we remember back in the day and the new owners have really turned this place around!! I am..."

  • Bub's at the Ballpark, Nightlife, Cheap Eats, Sports Bar, Wings, 715 J St East Village San Diego CA 92101

    2. Bub's at the Ballpark (East Village)

    Nominee for: Best Sports Bar

    "GREAT FOOD to fill you up at great prices! Staff & atmosphere are awesome & fun. Great location downtown & next to..."

  • Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse, Cheap Eats, Nightlife, Pizza, Sandwich Shop, Beer Selection, 534 Market St East Village San Diego CA 92101

    3. Ciro's Pizzeria & Beerhouse (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best Beer Selection

    "Wow! what a blast!, the service is A+, and the creations are unique, you can be delighted by the real new york style..."

  • Bailiwick, Nightlife, Trendy Bar, 756 5th Avenue Gaslamp San Diego CA 92101

    4. Bailiwick (Downtown)

    Nominee for: Best Trendy Bar

    "Brought my girl here and she loved it... made us come back for bottomless mimosas and brunch with a group, everyone..."

  • Fifty Seven Degrees, Nightlife, Specialty Food and Drink, Wine Bar, Wine Shop, 1735 Hancock St  San Diego, CA 92101,Fifty Seven Degrees, Nightlife, Specialty Food and Drink, Wine Bar, Wine Shop, 1735 Hancock St  San Diego, CA 92101,Fifty Seven Degree

    5. Fifty Seven Degrees (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Wine Bar

    "Love the wine selection over there, they tend to carry more of a boutique selection of wines that I haven't really seen..."

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Pets

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Pets 390 nominees
  • Camp Run-A-Mutt, Pets, Pet Sitting, Boarding, Grooming, Training, Pet Supplies, 3265 India Street Mission Hills San Diego CA 92103

    1. Camp Run-A-Mutt (Mission Hills)

    Nominee for: Best Boarding

    "We have been taking our Westie to CRAM for about 2 yrs now and can't thank them enough for the wonderful care of our..."

  • Camp Run-A-Mutt, Pets, Pet Sitting, Boarding, Grooming, Training, Pet Supplies, 3265 India Street Mission Hills San Diego CA 92103

    2. Camp Run-A-Mutt (Mission Hills)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Sitting

    "We have been taking our Westie to CRAM for about 2 yrs now and can't thank them enough for the wonderful care of our..."

  • Dirty Dogs, Pets, Grooming, Couture, Pet Photography, Pet Sitting, Pet Supplies, Training, 4639 Carmel Mountain Rd San Diego CA 92130

    3. Dirty Dogs (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Grooming

    "I worked for Dirty Dogs for about a year. I have to say, I've been to many other dog stores, and I haven't seen any..."

  • LLLReptile & Supply, Pets, Pet Supplies, 609 Mission Ave Oceanside Oceanside CA 92054

    4. LLLReptile & Supply (Oceanside)

    Nominee for: Best Pet Supplies

    "Don't drive 100 miles to go to this place because you get the emails of the "July" specials and than once you get there..."

  • Pam's Dog Academy, Pets, Training, 6520 Judy Lee Place San Diego CA

    5. Pam's Dog Academy (San Diego, )

    Nominee for: Best Training

    "Pam is not only an amazing trainer, but a true advocate for the humane treatment of animals. Using only positive..."

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Shopping

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Shopping 387 nominees
  • Cool Scrapbook Stuff, Shopping, Arts & Crafts, 13268 Poway Road Poway Poway CA 92064

    1. Cool Scrapbook Stuff (Poway)

    Nominee for: Best Arts & Crafts

    "Absolutely the best scrapbooking/stamping supply store in San Diego!! Incredible inventory! Always has the newest..."

  • GREATHOUSE, Shopping, Furniture, Housewares, Garden Center, 9050 Kenamar Dr San Diego CA 92121

    2. GREATHOUSE (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Furniture

    "My husband and I have spent the past few weeks shopping for a new furniture for our home. We had recently done a..."

  • The Best To You, Shopping, Gift Shop, Children's Gifts, Arts & Crafts, Baby Boutique, Records and CDs, 7888 Silverton Ave San Diego CA 92126

    3. The Best To You (San Diego, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Gift Shop

    ""I HAVE RECEIVED TWO GIFT BASKETS FROM 'THE BEST TO YOU OVER THE PAST YEAR,' AND BOTH HAVE BEEN PHENOMENAL AND..."

  • The Baby Exchange, Shopping, Fashion, Baby Boutique, Maternity Apparel, Children's Clothing, 721 Arnele Avenue El Cajon CA 92020

    4. The Baby Exchange (El Cajon, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Baby Boutique

    "Great selection on kids clothing size newborn-2T months! They get a little less in the older kids sizes but I still..."

  • Monte de Piedad, Shopping, Fashion, Pawn Shop, Women's Accessories, Portrait Photography, 4587 University Avenue City Heights San Diego CA 92105

    5. Monte de Piedad (City Heights)

    Nominee for: Best Pawn Shop

    "NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE . NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE .NATIONAL AVENUE . NATIONAL AVENUE..."

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Specialty Food and Drink

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Specialty Food and Drink 364 nominees
  • Bread & Cie, Specialty Food and Drink, Bakery, 350 University Ave San Diego CA 92103

    1. Bread & Cie (Hillcrest)

    Nominee for: Best Bakery

    "Apart from busy weekend mornings half the customers are speaking French or another European language. They know this..."

  • Old California Coffee House & Eatery, Specialty Food and Drink, Coffee Shop, Tea House, Desserts, Cupcakes, Bakery, 1080 W San Marcos Blvd, #176 San Marcos CA 92078

    2. Old California Coffee House & Eatery (San Marcos, CA)

    Nominee for: Best Coffee Shop

    "Old Cal Coffee is my favorite relaxation coffee stop. When I'm in the mood for great rich and smooth expresso..."

  • Extraordinary Desserts, Food Specialty Food and Drink, Desserts, 1430 Union St San Diego CA 92101 2929 5th Ave San Diego CA 92103

    3. Extraordinary Desserts (Banker's Hill)

    Nominee for: Best Desserts

    "I have never in my entire life met such rude and discourteous individuals as in this establishment. The last time I..."

  • PURE Cupcakes, Specialty Food and Drink, Cupcakes, 1772 Garnet Ave Pacific Beach San Diego CA 92109

    4. PURE Cupcakes (Pacific Beach)

    Nominee for: Best Cupcakes

    "Hands down THE BEST cupcakes. The Salted Caramels, the Carrot Cake and the Chocolate are my family's favorites. By..."

  • Hillcrest Farmer's Market, Specialty Food and Drink, Farmers’ Market, 3960 Normal Street Hillcrest San Diego CA 92103

    5. Hillcrest Farmer's Market (Hillcrest)

    Nominee for: Best Farmers’ Market

    "I love their selection of organic produce. The other markets don't have as wide of a selection of organics and many..."

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