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Observer, Bulletin host 2017 Best of the Beach awards

June 27, 2017
Jessica Salmond - News Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The annual Best of the Beach awards acknowledge the island's businesses, organizations and people who make Fort Myers Beach a paradise.

Each year, the Fort Myers Beach Observer and Bulletin sends out ballots for members of the public to cast their votes for their favorite businesses, services and organizations on the beach to elect these people's choice honors.

The Observer and Bulletin tallied approximately 200 ballots and presented 70 "Best Of" awards with an expanded list of categories this year. The awards luncheon was held Tuesday, June 20 at DiamondHead Resort. New categories included Best New Restaurant and Best International Cuisine.

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Best Community Organization: Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.

This year, the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce won the 2017 Best Community Organization.

"We were very pleased and really proud," said Chamber President Jacki Liszak. "Thank you for the votes, we're excited to hang up the award in our new location."

List of Winners:

Air Conditioning Service: Costa Mechanical & Air Conditioning

Appetizer: Matanza's on the Bay

Automotive Repair: B & B Automotive

Bakery: Mom's

Bar: Yucatan Bar & Grill

Bartender: Josh Cutler - Yucatan Bar & Grill

Barber Shop: Hot Heads on the Beach

Salon: Hot Heads on the Beach

Bayfront Restaurant: Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

Barbecue: Bootleggers Waterfront Barbecue

Day Cruise: Sight Sea-R Cruises

Family Entertainment: Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise

Bike Rentals: Island Cycles

Breakfast: Tuckaway Caf

Casual Fare: Cabana's Beach Bar & Grille

Chiropractor: Bennett Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Coffee: Knotty Bean Coffee Bar

Community Organization: Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce

Dessert: Truly Scrumptious

Dinner: Island View at Lani Kai

Doctor: Beth Ulman - Beach Health Center

Family Dining: Pierside Grill & Famous Blowfish Bar

Favorite Restaurant: Nervous Nellie's

Fine Dining: Bayfront Bistro

Fishing Captain: Captain Cristina Denegre

Fishing Charter: Good Time Charters

Florist: Santini Floral

Gift Shop: Local Color

Happy Hour: Junkanoo on the Beach

Hardware Store: Gavin's Ace Hardware

Hotel: Best Western Plus

Humanitarian of the Year: James & Sharon Jamieson

Ice Cream: Royal Scoop

Inn/Motel: Lighthouse Resort Inn & Suites

Insurance Agency: Ft. Myers Beach Insurance

International Cuisine: Skye's Mexican & More

Margarita: Skye's Mexican & More

Jewelry Store: The Island Jewel

Ladies Apparel: Palmetto's Apparel

Liquor Store: Mermaid Lounge & Liquor

Lunch: The Fish House

Marina: Fish Tale Marina

Marina Service: Fish Tale Marina

Marine Supply: Fish Tale Marina

New Restaurant: Oceano's

Place for Dancing: Castaway's Bar & Grill

Pizza: Ray's Pizza

Physical Therapy: Island Fit Physical Therapy and Wellness

Pool Contractor: Tropical Pools Construction, LLC

Resort: Diamond Head Beach Resort

Real Estate Agency: Century 21 TriPower Realty

Real Estate Vacation Rentals: Nesbit Real Estate & Kathy Nesbit Vacations

Romantic Dining: South Beach Grille

Roofing Contractor: Nastar Roofing, Inc.

RV Resort: Red Coconut RV Park

Seafood Restaurant: Fresh Catch Bistro

Shoe Store: Comfort by Design

Spa: Esterra Spa & Salon

Sports Bar: Sandbar & Grille

Steak: Charley's Boathouse Grill

Sunset Dining: Sunset Tropical Beach Grill

Sushi : Zushi Zushi

Taxi/Limo: Paradise Beach Transportation

Teacher: Pastor Shawn Crister, Beach Baptist Church

Timeshare Rentals/Sales: RAL Resort Property Management, Inc

Thrift Store: Beach Kiwanis Thrift Shop

Waterfront Restaurant: Gulf Shore Grill

Water Sports: Holiday Water Sports

Wine Selection: Paradise Tropical Wine

Wings: Hooters of Fort Myers Beach



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