Meet the Best of White Bear Lake 2020

A graphic announcing the White Bear Lake Magazine Best of White Bear Lake 2020.
We reveal your top picks for the people, places and things that make the White Bear Lake area such a great place to live, work and visit.

Best Patio Dining

Rudy's Redeye Grill

Runners-up: Washington Square Bar & Grill, Acqua

Best Restaurant


Runners-up: Washington Square Bar & Grill, Pizzeria Pezzo

READ MORE: Diners Review Acqua, White Bear Lake's Best Restaurant

Best Tavern/Bar/Brewery

Washington Square Bar & Grill

Runners-up: Big Wood Brewery, The Alchemist

READ MORE: White Bear Lake's Best Bar Shares a Summer Cocktail Recipe

Best Breakfast

Keys Cafe and Bakery

Runners-up: Cobblestone CaféWashington Square Bar & Grill

Best Builder

Cox Contracting

Runners-up: Pratt Homes, Bald Eagle Construction

Best Remodeler

Cox Contracting

Runners-up: Bald Eagle ConstructionPratt Homes

Best Interior Designer

Abbott Paint & Carpet

Runners-up: Christina Lynn Interiors, Gay Parker (housewhispering)

READ MORE: A Q+A with One of White Bear Lake's Best Interior Designers

Best Landscape Designer

Letourneau Landscaping

Runners-up: Landscape Design Studios, Manley Gardening

Best Senior Living Residence

Waverly Gardens, North Oaks

Runners-up: St. Andrew's Village, The Arbors of White Bear Lake

Best Home Furnishings Store


Runners-up: White Bear Lake Mercantile, GoodThings

Best Nursery/Garden Center

Costa Produce Farm & Greenhouse

Runners-up: Bachman's, Maplewood, Waldoch Farm Garden Center, Lino Lakes

READ MORE: Patio Pot Tips from White Bear Lake's Best Nursery/Garden Center

Best Fitness Studio/Yoga Studio/Gym

White Bear Area YMCA

Runners-up: Life Time Athletic, Summit Pilates and Training

READ MORE: Skip the Gym and Stay Fit with YMCA's Online Offerings

Best Dental Practice

White Bear Smiles

Runners-up: Orchard Dental Group, Lakeshore Family Dentistry

Best Orthodontic Practice

Signature Orthodontics

Runners-up: Erickson-Aamodt Orthodontics, Orthodontic Care Specialists

Best Chiropractic Practice

The Carlson Clinic of White Bear Lake

Runners-up: Wildwood Chiropractic Center, Mahtomedi Natural Care Center

Best Pediatric Practice

HealthPartners White Bear Lake Clinic

Runners-up: Entira Family Clinics, White Bear Banning Avenue, Children's Minnesota Hugo Clinic

Best Eye Practice

White Bear Eye Clinic & Optical

Runners-up: Birch Lake Eye Clinic, Associated Eye Care, Hugo

Best Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Care

Runners-up: Dermatology Consultants, Vadnais Heights

Best Medspa

Sunbear Salon & Medspa

Runners-up: LifeSpa at Life Time Athletic, Juvly Aesthetics, Vadnais Heights

Best Salon/Spa

Sunbear Salon & Medspa

Runners-up: Indulge Salon & Spa (tie), Revive Salon (tie)

Best Apparel Boutique


Runners-up: Primp, Mainstream Boutique

Best Gift Shop


Runners-up: The Farmer's Daughter, Kowalski's Market

Best Florist

White Bear Floral Shop & Greenhouse

Runners-up: Lakeside Floral, WillernieKowalski's Market

Best Specialty Foods/Kitchen Store

Eat! Kitchen and Pantry Store

Runners-up: The Olive Branch Oil & Spice Company, Blue Water Polish Pottery

READ MORE: Where to Shop for Your Summer Cookout in White Bear Lake

Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel

Goldwood Kennels

Runners-up: Birch Lake Animal Hospital, Oneka Pet Resort

Best Private Preschool/Childcare

The Preschools of St. Andrew’s, Mahtomedi

Runners-up: White Bear Montessori School, Frassati Catholic Academy

Best Law Firm

Sheila J. Kelly Law Firm, LLC

Runners-up: Galena Law Firm, P.A., GDO Law

Best Veterinary Practice

White Bear Animal Hospital

Runners-up: Birch Lake Animal Hospital, Lake Animal Hospital

Best Learning/Tutoring Center


Runners-up: LearningRx

READ MORE: White Bear Lake's Best Learning/Tutoring Center Keeps Kids on Track During Summer

Best Place for Kids' Activities

Tamarack Nature Center

Runners-up: White Bear Area YMCA, Flips Gymnastics

READ MORE: Tamarack Nature Center Offers Educational Activities for All Ages