Meet the Best of White Bear Lake 2020

by | Jul 2020

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 & GrillAcqua

Best Restaurant


Runners-up: Washington Square Bar & GrillPizzeria Pezzo

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

Best Tavern/Bar/Brewery

Washington Square Bar & Grill

Runners-up: Big Wood BreweryThe 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 HomesBald 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 StudiosManley Gardening

Best Senior Living Residence

Waverly Gardens, North Oaks

Runners-up: St. Andrew’s VillageThe Arbors of White Bear Lake

Best Home Furnishings Store


Runners-up: White Bear Lake MercantileGoodThings

Best Nursery/Garden Center

Costa Produce Farm & Greenhouse

Runners-up: Bachman’s, MaplewoodWaldoch 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 AthleticSummit 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 GroupLakeshore Family Dentistry

Best Orthodontic Practice

Signature Orthodontics

Runners-up: Erickson-Aamodt OrthodonticsOrthodontic Care Specialists

Best Chiropractic Practice

The Carlson Clinic of White Bear Lake

Runners-up: Wildwood Chiropractic CenterMahtomedi Natural Care Center

Best Pediatric Practice

HealthPartners White Bear Lake Clinic

Runners-up: Entira Family Clinics, White Bear Banning AvenueChildren’s Minnesota Hugo Clinic

Best Eye Practice

White Bear Eye Clinic & Optical

Runners-up: Birch Lake Eye ClinicAssociated 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 AthleticJuvly Aesthetics, Vadnais Heights

Best Salon/Spa

Sunbear Salon & Medspa

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

Best Apparel Boutique


Runners-up: PrimpMainstream Boutique

Best Gift Shop


Runners-up: The Farmer’s DaughterKowalski’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 CompanyBlue 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 HospitalOneka Pet Resort

Best Private Preschool/Childcare

The Preschools of St. Andrew’s, Mahtomedi

Runners-up: White Bear Montessori SchoolFrassati 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 HospitalLake 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 YMCAFlips Gymnastics

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

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