Meet the Best of White Bear Lake 2022

Meet the Best of White Bear Lake 2022
Readers reveal their hometown favorites that make White Bear Lake such a beautiful place to live, work and visit.

There’s so much to love about White Bear Lake, from unrivaled entertainment and activities to passionate businesses and organizations. While White Bear Lake Magazine finds ways to celebrate this exceptional community each issue, there’s something special about our annual Readers’ Choice Survey — when we all come together to identify the area’s brightest stars.

It’s time, once again, to honor the businesses, restaurants and services that make this community thrive. In January, we asked you to weigh in on our refreshed write-in poll, and you showed up, sharing your top picks in a plethora of categories. Finalists were announced this spring, and now it’s time to present your winners and runners-up for 2022 Best of White Bear Lake!

 Best Bar/Brewery/Distillery

Big Wood Brewery

Runners-up: Washington Square Bar & Grill, Brickhouse Food and Drink

Best Breakfast

Keys Café & Bakery

Runners-up: Cobblestone Café, Washington Square Bar & Grill

Best Outdoor Dining

Washington Square Bar & Grill

Runners-up: Brickhouse Food and Drink, Rudy's Redeye Grill

Best Pizza

Pizzeria Pezzo

Runners-up: Carbone's Pizzeria, Donatelli's

Best Plant-Based Menu


Runners-up: Brickhouse Food and Drink, Vegan East

Best Restaurant

Brickhouse Food and Drink

Runners-up: Acqua Restaurant & Bar, Rudy's Redeye Grill

Best Takeout/Curbside

EAT! @ Banning and 5th

Runners-up: Alleycat's Gourmet Sandwiches, Pizzeria Pezzo

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Best Builder

Pratt Homes

Runners-up: Cox Contracting, Bald Eagle Construction

Best Interior Designer

Christina Lynn Interiors

Runners-up: Abbott Paint & Carpet, Adorned Homes

Best Landscape Designer

Manley Gardening

Runners-up: Letourneau Landscaping, Watercourse Design

Best Nursery/Garden Center

White Bear Floral Shop & Greenhouse

Runners-up: Bachman’s, Costa Produce Farm and Greenhouse

Best Remodeler

Pratt Homes

Runners-up: Cox Contracting, Bald Eagle Construction

Best Chiropractic Practice

The Carlson Clinic

Runners-up: HealthMax Chiropractic, Lux Family Chiropractic

Best Dental Practice

Orchard Dental Group

Runners-up: White Bear Smiles, Isaacson Gentle Dentistry, Lakeshore Family Dentistry

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Best Dermatology Practice

Advanced Dermatology Care

Runners-up: Dermatology Consultants, Tareen Dermatology

Best Eye Practice

White Bear Eye Clinic & Optical

Runners-up: Birch Lake Eye Clinic, St. Paul Eye Clinic

Best Fitness Studio/Gym/Yoga Studio

Summit Pilates and Training

Runners-up: Life Time, White Bear Area YMCA

Best Med Spa

Sunbear Salon & Medical Spa

Runners-up: Advanced Dermatology Care, Revive Salon & Spa Studio

Best OBGYN Practice


Runners-up: Minnesota Women's Care, MetroPartners OBGYN Clinics

Best Orthodontic Practice

Great River Orthodontics

Runners-up: Signature Orthodontics, Erickson-Aamodt Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Practice


Runners-up: Synergy Family Physicians, Entira Family Clinics

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Best Salon/Spa

Indulge Salon & Spa

Runners-up: Sunbear Salon & Medical Spa, Revive Salon

Best Apparel Boutique

GoodThings Clothing

Runners-up: Primp, Mainstream Boutique

Best Florist

White Bear Floral Shop & Greenhouse

Runners-up: Lakeside Floral, Bachman’s

Best Gift Shop


Runners-up: Upsy-Daisy, The Farmer’s Daughter, Haus Theory

Best Home Furnishings/Décor Store


Runners-up: GoodThings, Haus Theory

Best Jeweler

Joel B. Sherburne Jewelers

Runners-up: White Bear Jewelers

Best Kitchen Store/Specialty Foods

EAT! @ Banning and 5th

Runners-up: Kowalski’s Markets, The Olive Branch Oil & Spice Company

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Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel

Oneka Pet Resort

Runners-up: Goldwood Kennels, All Star Pet Hotel & Day Care

Best Law Firm

TIE GDO Law, Sheila J. Kelly Law Firm, LLC

Runners-up: Fleming Law Firm

Best Learning/Tutoring Center


Runners-up: Frassati Catholic Academy

Best Place for Kids’ Activities

Tamarack Nature Center

Runners-up: White Bear Area YMCA, White Bear Dance Center

Best Private Preschool/Childcare

Frassati Catholic Academy

Runners-up: St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School, White Bear Montessori School

Best Senior Living Residence

Cerenity Senior Care

Runners-up: Waverly Gardens, St. Andrew's Village

Best Veterinary Practice

White Bear Animal Hospital

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

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