Readers’ Choice



We asked; you delivered. Hundreds of Arkansas Life readers weighed in on their favorites for our Best of 2015 Readers’ Choice survey, our annual roundup of what’s best here in The Natural State. Superlative businesses and organizations were tallied in the following categories: Home & Garden, Service & Help, Culture & Lifestyle, Style & Beauty, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness.


Here’s what you chose, Arkansas.



Best Antique Store
Fabulous Finds Antiques & Decorative Mall

Best Appliance Store
Metro Appliances & More

Best Fabrics/Drapery
Cynthia East Fabrics

Best Flooring
Carpet Barn

Best Florist
Tipton & Hurst

Best Gardening/Landscaping
The Good Earth Garden Center

Best Home Accessories Store
I.O. Metro

Best Home Builder
Richard Harp Homes

Best Home Furnishings
Hank’s Fine Furniture

Best Interior Design
Bear-Hill Interiors

Best Lighting Fixtures
TEC Electric

Best Neighborhood

Best Outdoor Furniture
Ken Rash’s of Arkansas

Best Pools and Spas
Townley Pool & Spa


Best Accounting Firm

Best Auto Dealer
Everett Buick GMC

Best Bank

Best Cleaning Service
Molly Maid of Greater Little Rock

Best Insurance Agent
Matt Black, Allstate

Best Law Firm
Kamps & Stotts, PLLC

Best Party Planner
Rachel Haynes Events

Best Photographer
Lance Johnston

Best Real Estate Agent
Janet Jones

Best Real Estate Company
The Janet Jones Company

Best Veterinary Clinic
Hillcrest Animal Hospital


Best Art Gallery
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Best Bed and Breakfast
Baker House Bed & Breakfast

Best Charity Gala
Central Arkansas Heart Ball

Best Country Club
Chenal Country Club

Best Family Attraction
Museum of Discovery

Best Farmers’ Market
Little Rock Farmers’ Market

Best Festival

Best Golf Course
Chenal Country Club

Best Hotel
Capital Hotel

Best Hunting Supply Store
Fort Thompson Sporting Goods

Best Live Music Venue

Best Marine Boat Dealer
Bradford Marine & ATV

Best Museum
Museum of Discovery

Best Outdoor Gear
Ozark Outdoor Supply

Best Park
Burns Park

Best Pet Supply Store
Hollywood Feed

Best Place for Date Night
South on Main

Best Place for a Live Theater Show
Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Best Resort
The Red Apple Inn & Country Club

Best Weekend Getaway
Eureka Springs


Best Accessories
Box Turtle

Best Boutique

Best Children’s Apparel
The Toggery

Best Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. DJ Dailey

Best Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Suzanne Yee

Best Day Spa
Rejuvenation Clinic Day Spa

Best Designer Clothing

Best Formal Wear Men

Best Formal Wear Women

Best Gift Shop
Cherry’s Hallmark

Best Hair Salon

Best Jewelry Store
Sissy’s Log Cabin

Best Makeup

Best Makeup Artist
Augusta Andrews, B.Barnett

Best Mani/Pedi
Fancy Nails & Spa

Best Men’s Attire

Best Shoes

Best Shopping Neighborhood
The Promenade at Chenal

Best Skin-Care Store

Best Swimwear

Best Women’s Attire


Best Bakery
Community Bakery

Best Barbecue
Whole Hog Cafe

Best Breakfast/Brunch
The Root Cafe

Best Brewery
Lost Forty Brewing

Best Catering
Catering to You

Best Cheese Dip
Mexico Chiquito

Best Chef
Peter Brave, Brave New Restaurant

Best Chinese
Fantastic China Chinese Cuisine

Best Coffee Shop
Mylo Coffee Co.

Best Dessert
Trio’s Restaurant

Best Food Truck
Southern Gourmasian

Best Gourmet Grocery
Terry’s Finer Foods

Best Greek
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Best Happy Hour
Bar Louie

Best Italian
Bruno’s Little Italy

Best Liquor Store
Colonial Wines and Spirits

Best Mexican
Señor Tequila

Best Neighborhood Restaurant
Cheers in the Heights

Best New Restaurant
Heights Taco & Tamale Co.

Best Patio Dining
U.S. Pizza

Best Pizza
U.S. Pizza

Best Place for Cocktails
Capital Bar & Grill

Best Place to Take the Kids
The Purple Cow

Best Seafood
Cajun’s Wharf

Best Special Occasion Restaurant (TIE)
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse
Brave New Restaurant

Best Sports Bar
The Tavern Sports Grill

Best Steakhouse
Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse

Best Sushi
Sushi Cafe

Best Wine Bar
By the Glass

Best Wine Menu
By the Glass


Best Bike Shop

Best Chiropractor
Dr. Darren Beavers

Best Dance Studio
Irby Dance Studio

Best Dentist
Dr. DJ Dailey

Best Dermatologist
Dr. Ray Parker

Best physician
Dr. R. Stephen Tucker

Best Fitness Center
Little Rock Athletic Club

Best Health-Food Store
Ozark Natural Foods

Best Hospital
Baptist Health Medical Center

Best Nutritionist
Lindsey Black, Onyx Nutrition & Fitness

Best Personal Trainer (TIE)
Robert Gerke, 10 Fitness
Tina Glass, Results by Tina

Best Place to Bike/Hike
Arkansas River Trail

Best Place to Buy Fitness Gear
Fleet Feet Sports Easy Runner

Best Place to Get a Massage (TIE)
Caracalla The Body Spa
Rejuvenation Clinic Day Spa

Best Running Trail
Arkansas River Trail

Best Weight-Loss Center
Diet Center

Best Yoga Studio
Barefoot Studio