From food and drink to home repair, you voted for all of your favorites.
BOSF Winners 2015
Thank you, South Fulton. When we put out the call for a few of your favorite businesses on our South Fulton Lifestyle Facebook page, you did not hesitate to nominate and vote. Though there were some close calls and even a few ties, most of the results were clear. You’ve definitely got your standout businesses, from the best restaurants to your favorite home repair. You voted! And it is our pleasure to share with you the results.
Best Breakfast/ Brunch
Winner – Thumb’s Up Diner
An Atlanta favorite, the location in East Point has the charm of an old-fashioned diner but the food is what keeps you coming back. Order the fried fish and grits, colossal pancakes, or a yummy concoction called the Heap, a breakfast skillet of eggs, roasted potatoes, and the meat of your choice. Lots of healthier options. To avoid the weekend lines, go during the Falcons game!
Honorable Mention: The Hill at Serenbe
Winner – Tie – CamiCakes/ CEO Custom Cakes
If you are in need of a specialty cake, you’ve got to call Courtney Olivari of CEO Custom Cakes. Baker to the stars and creator cakes in any shape, she makes works of art with flour, sugar and fondant. If you are in the Camp Creek Marketplace and need a treat, stop into CamiCakes! They are undeniably cute and each flavor is delicious. Get a scoop of CamiCream while you’re there!
Honorable Mention: Piece of Cake
Winner – Five Guys
This burger joint boasts cheeseburgers like they used to taste and fresh-cut fries. They’ve got the bags of potatoes to prove it. If you like you burger well done, you are in for a treat with lots of toppings to choose from.
Honorable Mention: The Hill at Serenbe
Winner – Oz Pizza
With locations in East Point and Fairburn, this truly local pizza joint touts great salads, lasagna, and calzones along with their famous build-your-own pizzas that feature dough that is made fresh daily and premium mozzarella.
Honorable Mention: Johnny’s New York Style Pizza
Winner – La Fiesta
Get all your Mexican and Tex-Mex fare at the Union City location. Go for the nachos, tacos, and burritos. Stay for the margarita pitchers!
Honorable Mention: Mexico Lindo
Winner – Baltimore Crab and Seafood
Don’t miss the crab cakes or the mac and cheese bites at this Cascade area favorite. And the kale, yes the kale is simply delicious.
Honorable Mention: Spondivits
Winner – Frank’s
The Palmetto location offers lasagne, salads and specialties such as crab stuffed tilapia and Manicotti Florentine. Reservations are recommended. Don’t miss the Express Lunch, 15 minutes guaranteed.
Honorable Mention: Brisco’s
Winner – Pit Boss BBQ
This barbecue shack in Hapeville does not disappoint! Enjoy old school atmosphere, pit-smoked meats and sides that are made in house.
Honorable Mention: Tony Morrow’s Real Pit BBQ
Winner – Mulan Asian Cuisine
Mulan Asian Cascade comes highly recommended whether it’s take-out or an in restaurant experience that you are in search of. The egg drop soup and of course egg rolls are favorites from the extensive menu.
Honorable Mention: Papa Chow
Winner – Piece of Cake
Baking gourmet cakes in Atlanta since 1985, Piece of Cake offers seasonal and standard flavors, cupcakes and cheesestraws, all made from scratch and available to be shipped all over the country. Visit the South Fulton location on Camp Creek Parkway.
Honorable Mention: CamiCakes
Best Sports Bar
Winner – 3 Way Tie Corner Tavern – Brake Pad – Pizza Bar
Our readers just couldn’t choose in this three-way tie. Why not check out the Hawks with a beer at the Corner Tavern, watch the Braves with a burger at the Brake Pad AND catch a Falcons away game while enjoying Curly’s Fried Wings at the Pizza Bar!
Honorable Mention: The Ultimate Bar and Grill
Winner – Kiku Japanese Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Mulan’s
Winner – Atlanta Chophouse
Located pre-security in the Atlanta Airport Atrium, the ChopHouse features a menu that blends classic steak house with the local Atlanta atmosphere. Atlanta ChopHouse is an ideal atmosphere for a quick lunch, cocktail receptions, business dinners and celebrations. Stop-by for legendary steaks, chops or seafood.
Honorable Mention: Bentley’s Steakhouse
Best Private School
Winner – Woodward Academy
High on the list of the best private schools in the entire metro area. See our Private School Feature for more on this gem nestled right in College Park.
Honorable Mention: Imhotep Academy
Best Pet Grooming/ Boarding
Pet owners rave about the many services offered by Dr. Regina Hyde-Nance and her staff, including grooming, boarding, emergency care, and a full service animal hospital to boot. Located in Fairburn in the Parkway Village shopping center.
Honorable Mention: Pet Port
Best Children’s Activity
Winner – South Fulton Arts Center
The Arts Center on Butner Rd offers classes from pottery to theatre to Zumba to youth ballet. Register for the next session at FultonArts.org.
Winner – Mister Sparky
Honorable Mention: J.R. Electrical
Best Family Entertainment
Winner – Cascade Family Skating
Roller skating has a long history in Atlanta and this rink offers a kid-friendly fun with skate rentals, featuring inflatables, food, arcade games and tunes.
Honorable Mention: Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Best Golf Course
Winner – Wolf Creek Golf Course
Wolf Creek has earned a reputation as one of the toughest golf tracks in the Atlanta Metro area. In addition to unparalleled beauty, surprising wildlife, and excellent course conditions in an extremely convenient location, customers rave about the friendly staff and reasonable fees.
Honorable Mention: College Park Historical Golf Course
Best Gym/ Personal Trainer
Winner – LA Fitness
Honorable Mention: CrossFit College Park
Best Hair Salon
Winner – Salon Atara
Yvette Wright and her staff are friendly and professional and provide a relaxing atmosphere in Salon Atara. Located on Butner near St. James Live.
Honorable Mention: D’Lor Salon and Spa
Best Nail Salon
Winner – Cleopatra Nails
Honorable Mention: Unique Nails
Winner – D’Lor Salon and Spa
D’Lor Salon and Spa is dedicated to providing customers with a satisfying and relaxing spa and salon experience in a haven of serenity. The friendly, dedicated professionals are committed to enhancing the customer’s natural beauty by offering hair care, nail services, and body treatments for men and women. D’Lor is now offering Laser hair restoration, laser facials, laser hair removal and inch loss services. They are also proud to offer their exclusive Beauty & Wellness Membership for only a $59 monthly fee which offers members a choice of a 1hr Massage or Facial 15 percent off Spa services, 10 percent off Salon services and rollover.
Honorable Mention: Celestial Spa
Winner – Great Expressions
Honorable Mention: Camp Creek Dentistry
Winner – Beautiful Smiles Dental Centers
Honorable Mention: Tie – Great Expressions – Family Orthodontics
Winner – A Touch of Life
A Touch of Life Family Chiropractic stands out from the crowd of chiropractic offices because of our commitment to improving lives and the way families view and manage their health. Touch of Life Family Chiropractic has become a place where the entire family can come to begin their lifelong wellness journey together.
Tie: Pain 2 Wellness and Sparlin Healthcare
Best Auto Repair
Winner – City Automotive
Honorable Mention: Wellons Auto Repair
Best Barber Shop
Winner – Goodfella’s
Our readers raved about this barber shop! It’s definitely a cut above the rest!
Honorable Mention: Tie: Phase 3 Barber Shop – Rick’s Barber Shop
Winner – Legend Roofing
Legend Roofing is owned and operated by David Smith. Legend Roofing Corporation is highly invested in the South Fulton community. Since 2009, David and the Legend Roofing have serviced over 1000 homes and businesses in and around the South Fulton area. Some of their customers include Woodward Academy, Cascade Gardens Apartments, Starbucks, Legend Roofing, and countless neighbors.
At Legend Roofing Corporation it is their mission is to be recognized as an industry leader and preferred provider for all of their valued customers. Legend Roofing aims to deliver unparalleled roofing services with total commitment to integrity and excellence.
Honorable Mention: Dekaliter Roofers
Best Lawn Care
Winner – Weaver Lawn Care
Weaver offers a professional lawn care service with great customer service and easy pay options.
Honorable Mention: Culpepper Lawn Care
Best Home Repair
Winner – All Care Home Improvement
Honorable Mention: Home Improvement Plus
Winner – Five Star Painting
Honorable Mention: Nu Look Painting and Remodeling
Winner – Pink Plumber
Honorable Mention: Tie: Head’s Plumbing – Mr. Ed’s Plumbing Company
Best Heating & Air
Winner – Reliable Heating & Air
Honorable Mention: Essential Heating & Air
Best Car Dealer
Winner – Infiniti of South Atlanta
Infiniti of South Atlanta is the highest rated Infiniti dealer in Georgia and the fastest growing dealership in Atlanta. They achieved these standings by committing ourselves to customer satisfaction and automotive excellence. They also attribute their success to being one of the only Infiniti dealers in the area that offer value-added benefits on all their new, used, and Certified Pre-Owned Infiniti models. Some of these benefits include our Airport Park and Shuttle Program, Oil Changes for Life Program, VIP Referral Program and so much more. Go online to read some of the Infiniti of South Atlanta reviews and see how their style of doing business has clients raving with satisfaction! According to Kisha Johnson at Infiniti of South Atlanta, “We are incredibly humbled and excited to be nominated for The Best of South Fulton and we look forward to serving South Fulton and the surrounding areas for years to come!”
Honorable Mention: Mercedes Benz