Here are the 2020 winners of Best Of New Britain

Published on Monday, 29 June 2020 15:03
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RESTAURANTS

Best American/Continental

East Side Restaurant

131 Dwight St., New Britain

860-223-1188

www.eastsiderestaurant.com

Best Chinese Restaurant

Great Taste Chinese Restaurant

597 W. Main St., New Britain

860-827-8988

www.greattaste.com

Best Italian Restaurant

Portofino's

246 New Britain Road, Berlin

860-826-6374

www.portofinosmenu.com

Best BBQ Restaurant

Smokin' With Chris

59 W. Center St, Southington

860-620-9133

www.smokinwithchris.com

Best Mexican Restaurant

Puerto Vallarta

2385 Berlin Turnpike, Newington

860-667-8080

www.puertovallartausa.com

Best Thai Restaurant

Mae Kong Thai Restaurant

26 Main St., New Britain

860-505-0791

www.maekongthairestaurant.com

Best Japanese Restaurant

Yummy Sushi

275 New Britain Ave., Plainville

860-793-8899

www.yummyplainville.com

Best Latin Restaurant

Mofongo Restaurant

260 Main St., New Britain

860-505-7908

www.mofongorestaurant.com

Best Polish Restaurant

Staropolska Restaurant

252 Broad St., New Britain

860-612-1711

www.staropolska.net

Best Greek Restaurant

Mykonos Mediterranean Restaurant

2414 Berlin Turnpike, Newington

860-594-0900

www.mykonosmediterranean.com

Best Golf Course Restaurant

Back Nine Tavern at Southington Country Club

150 Savage St., Plantsville

www.backnine-tavern.com

Best Seafood Restaurant

The Clam Box

586 W Main St., New Britain

860-357-3118

www.clamboxnewbritain.com

Best Breakfast Spot

CJ's Restaurant

70 South St., New Britain

860-223-4115

Best Steakhouse

Ruth's Chris Steak House

2513 Berlin Turnpike, Newington

860-666-2202

www.ruthschris.com

Best Lunch Spot

Riley's Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet

61 Glen St., New Britain

860-259-6930

www.rileysgourmet.com

Best Pub Food

J. Timothy's Taverne

143 New Britain Ave, Plainville

860-747-6813

www.jtimothys.com

Best Sports Bar

Sliders Grill & Bar

197 Episcopal Road, Berlin

860-829-9292

www.slidersgrillbar.com/berlin/

Best Diner

New Britain Diner

1130 Corbin Ave., New Britain

860-827-1215

www.newbritaindiner.com

Best Overall Restaurant

Portofino's

246 New Britain Road, Berlin

860-826-6374

www.portofinosmenu.com

FOOD

Best Bakery

Roly Poly Bakery

587 Main St., New Britain

860-229-5109

www.rolypolyinc.com

Best Deli

Angelo's Market

349 W. Main St., New Britain

860-223-7340

www.angelosmarket.com

Best Grinder

Pizza Pal

264 S. Main St., New Britain

860-229-7300

www.pizzapalnb.com

Best Fish Market

City Fish Market Inc.

884 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield

860-522-3129

www.cfishct.com

Best Local Burgers

Riley's Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet

61 Glen St., New Britain

860-259-6930

www.rileysgourmet.com

Best Local Hot Dogs

Capitol Lunch

510 Main St., New Britain

860-229-8237

Best Wings

J. Timothy's Taverne

143 New Britain Ave, Plainville

860-747-6813

www.jtimothys.com

Best French Fries

Riley's Hot Dog & Burger Gourmet

61 Glen St., New Britain

860-259-6930

www.rileysgourmet.com

Best Salads

Angelo's Market

349 W. Main St., New Britain

860-223-7340

www.angelosmarket.com

Best Caterer

Angelo's Market

349 W. Main St., New Britain

860-223-7340

www.angelosmarket.com

Best Coffee

Rebel Dog Coffee Co.

393 Farmington Ave., Plainville

860-992-2168

www.rebeldogcoffeeco.com

Best Ice Cream

Frisbie's Dairy Barn

951 Farmington Ave., New Britain

860-357-2520

www.frisbiesdairybarn.com

Best Pizza

Pizza Pal

264 S. Main St., New Britain

860-229-7300

www.pizzapalnb.com

Best Take-Out

Friends Café

15 N. Liberty St., Southington

860-426-1020

www.friendscafect.com

Best Farm Stand

Rogers Orchards

336 Long Bottom Road, Southington

860-229-4240

www.rogersorchards.com

Best Bagels

Fancy Bagels

353 Scott Swamp Road # 3, Farmington

860-674-8494

www.fancybagel.com

AUTOMOTIVE

Best New Car Dealership

Schaller Auto World

1-55, 4005, Veterans Dr, New Britain

860-223-2230

www.schallerauto.com

Best Used Car Dealership

Ceglarz Motor Repair & Sales Inc

581 W Main St., New Britain

860-224-3532

www.ceglarzmotors.com

Best Auto Repair Service

Ceglarz Motor Repair & Sales Inc

581 W Main St., New Britain

860-224-3532

www.ceglarzmotors.com

Best Car Wash

Foxy Roxy's Car Wash

920 W Main St., New Britain

860-225-5389

Best Place to Buy Tires

Ceglarz Motor Repair & Sales Inc

581 W Main St., New Britain

860-224-3532

www.ceglarzmotors.com

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Best Chiropractor

Michele Imossi, DC

36 Chamberlain Hwy, Berlin

860-828-3435

www.smallmiracleschiropractic.com

Best Rehabilitation Facility

Autumn Lake Healthcare at New Britain

400 Brittany Farms Road, New Britain

860-224-3111

www.autumnlakehcnewbritain.com

Best Law Office

Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri

15 Massirio Drive, Berlin

860-259-1575

www.czepigalaw.com

Best Dentist

Advanced Dental

39 Webster Square Road, Berlin

860-378-8626

www.advanceddental.com

Best Doctor -- General Practice

ProHealth Physicians

Best Doctor -- Specialist

Dr. Kai Chen, MD

Best Real Estate Office

Real Estate Exchange

106 Farmington Ave. # 1A, New Britain

860-826-1001

Best Insurance Agent

Paul D'Addabbo

Best Veterinarian

Kensington Bird & Animal Hospital

977 Farmington Ave., Berlin

860-828-7736

www.kbahonline.com

Best Pet Groomer

Dirty Tails

109 E Main St., Plainville

860-747-9663

www.dirtytails.com

Best Day Care

A Place to Grow Too, LLC

271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol

860-583-9391

www.aplacetogrowtoollc.com

Best Senior Care Facility

Autumn Lake Healthcare at New Britain

400 Brittany Farms Road, New Britain

860-224-3111

www.autumnlakehcnewbritain.com

Best Oil Provider

Spring Brook Ice & Fuel Service

19 Woodland St. Ste 1, New Britain

860-225-6491

www.springbrookiceandfuel.com

Best Nonprofit Organization

Community Foundation Greater New Britain

74A Vine St., New Britain

860-229-6018

www.ccnbb.org

Best Mortgage Company

Kern Mortgage Co.

979 Farmington Ave. #1f, Berlin

203-641-2246

www.boect.com

Best Landscaper

Stonehedge Landscaping And Garden Center

1616 Willard Ave., Newington

860-667-1158

www.stonehedgelandscapingco.com

Best Pet Daycare

Camp Canine

74 Broderick Road, Bristol

860-582-6847

www.campcaninect.com

Best Swimming Pool Contractor

Brennan Pools, Inc.

651 West St., Southington

860-628-6669

www.brennanpools.com

Best Dance Studio

Caroline's Dance Center

33 Seymour Road # 37, Berlin

860-828-9682

www.carolinesdancecenter.biz

Best Hospital

The Hospital of Central Connecticut

100 Grand St. 1st Floor, New Britain

860-224-5011

www.thocc.org

Best Urgent Care Facility

Kathy's Urgent Care

Financial Planner

Kyle Kummer

Best Eldercare Attorney

Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri

15 Massirio Drive, Berlin

860-259-1575

www.czepigalaw.com

Best Roofing/Siding

LA Roofing And Siding LLC

40 Hillside Ave., Southington

860-877-3006

www.laroofingct.com

Best Plumbing/Heating

Positano Plumbing, Inc.

186 West St., Bristol

860-584-0012

www.positanoplumbing.com

Best Electrician

Gamco Electric

1098 Pleasant St., Southington

860-276-8398

Best Funeral Home

Plainville Funeral Home

81 Broad St., Plainville

860-747-8100

www.plainvillefuneralhome.com

Best Fence Company

New Britain Fence Co. LLC

48 Atlantic St., New Britain

860-224-6997

www.newbritainfence.com

Best Glass Company

The Glassman, Inc.

373 W. Main St., New Britain

860-229-7960

Best Home Builder

Lovley Development, Inc.

710 Main St. #11, Plantsville

860-276-8068

www.buildalovleyhome.com

Best Contractor

O'Donnell Bros.

17 Divinity St., Bristol

860-589-5155

www.odonnellbros.com

Best Storage Facility

CubeSmart

1055 W Main St., New Britain

860-356-0261

www.cubesmart.com

Best Moving Company

Siracusa Moving & Storage

250 Commerce Circle, New Britain

860-215-4376

www.siracusamoving.com

Best Garbage/Recycling

CWPM

25 Norton Place, Plainville

860-747-1335

www.cwpm.net

Best Lighting Center

The Light Hangar Company

1 Town Line Road STE 7, Plainville

860-992-7522

www.thelighthangarco.com

Best Local Manufacturer

Okay Industries, Inc.

200 Ellis St. #3547, New Britain

860-225-8707

www.okayind.com

Best Orthodontist

Cohen Family Orthodontics

1 Mill Lane, Farmington

860-677-8031

www.cohenfamilyortho.com

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Best Hair Salon

Mr. Joseph's Hair Salon & Spa

272 W Main St., New Britain

860-223-7428

Best Day Spa

A Moment Away

175 New Britain Ave., Plainville

860-747-9958

www.amomentawayspa.com

Best Hearing Center

Bristol Hearing Aids, LLC

72 Pine St., Bristol

860-506-3720

www.bristolhearingaids.com

Best Eye Care Facility

Starling Physicians Eye Center

1 Lake St., New Britain

860-826-4460

www.starlingphysicians.com

Best Health Club

Planet Fitness

76 E Main St., New Britain

959-207-1526

www.planetfitness.com

Best Skilled Nursing Facility

Autumn Lake Healthcare at New Britain

400 Brittany Farms Road, New Britain

860-224-3111

www.autumnlakehcnewbritain.com

Best Physical Therapist

Focus Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

190 Fenn Road, Newington

860-665-1177

www.focus-physicaltherapy.com

Best Retirement Home Community

St. Lucian's Residence, Inc.

532 Burritt St., New Britain

860-223-2123

www.stluciansresidence.com

Best Home Health Care

From The Heart Home Care LLC

300 New Britain Road #1b, Berlin

860-882-4623

www.fromthehearthomecare.org

Best Weight Loss Center

Pounds Transformation

125 LaSalle Road Suite 208, West Hartford

860-906-1289

www.poundstransformation.com

WEDDING SERVICES

Best Bridal Shop

The Wedding Dress LLC

162 Main St., Portland

860-342-5361

www.theweddingdressllc.com

Best Place to Hold a Wedding/Reception

Aria

45 Murphy Road, Prospect

203-758-0096

www.ariabanquets.com

Best Limo Service

Nelson Family Limousine, LLC

860-620-4881

www.nelsonfamilylimo.com

Best Men's Formalware

Modern Formals

474 N Main St. A, Southington

860-628-4545

www.modernformals.com

RETAILERS

Best Jewelry Store

Polumbo's Jewelers

438 East St., New Britain

860-223-8886

www.polumbosjewelers.com

Best Liquor Store

Liquor Depot Inc.

687 W Main St., New Britain

860-223-7140

www.liquordepotinc.com

Best Local Hardware Store

Rutkowski Paint and Hardware

860-229-5180

www.rutkowskihardware.com

Best Optical Shop

Stepensky's Opticians

513 S Main St., New Britain

860-223-3973

www.stepenskyopticians.com

Best Local Grocery Store

Stop & Shop

1309 Corbin Ave., New Britain

860-348-9856

www.stores.stopandshop.com

Best Local Appliance/Electronics Store

Ferrari's Appliance

460 New Britain Ave., Newington

860-436-9993

www.ferrarisappliance.com

Best Pawn Shop

A Yankee Peddler & Pawn Shop

512 Main St., New Britain

860-348-5419

www.yankeepeddlerct.com

Best Local Pharmacy

Beacon Prescriptions

543 W Main St., New Britain

860-225-6487

www.mygnp.com

Best Cellular/Wireless Store

A Yankee Peddler & Pawn Shop

512 Main St., New Britain

860-348-5419

www.yankeepeddlerct.com

Best Barber

Blaze Barber Shop

631 W Main St., New Britain

860-224-6571

www.blazebarbershop.com

Best Florist

Scott's Flowers Inc.

678 Arch St., New Britain

860-832-8561

www.scottsflowersinc.com

Best Dry Cleaner

Dee's Cleaners & Laundromat

900 Farmington Ave., Bristol

860-589-4863

www.deesonline.net

Best Laundry

Dee's Cleaners & Laundromat

900 Farmington Ave., Bristol

860-589-4863

www.deesonline.net

Best Bank/Credit Union

Achieve Financial Credit Union

Best Garden Center

Stonehedge Landscaping And Garden Center

1616 Willard Ave., Newington

860-667-1158

www.stonehedgelandscapingco.com

Best Pool/Spa Store

Paradis Pools, LLC

463 East St., Plainville

860-747-4414

www.paradispools.com

Best Thrift Shop

Goodwill

190 Columbus Blvd., New Britain

860-224-0885

www.goodwill-new-britain-gwsne.business.site

Best CBD Store

Your CBD Store

900 Farmington Ave., Bristol

1049 Queen St. #9, Southington

41 E Main St., Avon

www.cbdrx4u.com

Best Specialty Store

Just for You Gift Shoppe

979 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville

860-628-8948

www.shopjustforyougiftshoppe.com

Best Paint Store

John Boyle Decorating Center

152 S Main St., New Britain

860-224-2436

714 Farmington Ave., Bristol

860-589-1911

www.johnboyledecorating.com

ENTERTAINMENT

Best Museum/Gallery

New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St., New Britain

860-229-0257

www.nbmaa.org

Best Theater/Playhouse

Trinity-On-Main

69 Main St., New Britain

860-229-2072

www.trinityonmain.org

Best Kids Activity

New Britain Youth Museum

30 S High St., New Britain

860-225-3020

www.newbritainyouthmuseum.org

Best Brewery

Five Churches Brewing

193 Arch St., New Britain

860-223-8080

www.fivechurchesbrewing.com

Best Bar

Sliders Grill & Bar

197 Episcopal Road, Berlin

860-829-9292

www.slidersgrillbar.com/berlin/

Best Live Music

Friends Café

15 N Liberty St., Southington

860-426-1020

www.friendscafect.com

Best Golf Course

Stanley Golf Course

245 Hartford Road, New Britain

860-827-8570

www.stanleygolf.com

Best Happy Hour

Friends Café

15 N Liberty St., Southington

860-426-1020

www.friendscafect.com

Best Local Radio Station

WRCH

Best Local TV Station

WVIT NBC 30

Best Local On-Air Personality

Scot Haney WFSB

Best Family Activity

Rogers Orchards

336 Long Bottom Road, Southington

860-229-4240

www.rogersorchards.com/default.aspx

TRAVEL

Best Travel Agency

Perkins Travel Corporation

2286, 40 S High St. STE 1, New Britain

860-223-1655

www.perkinstravel.com

Best Hotel/Motel

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

42 Century Drive, Bristol

860-589-7766

www.hilton.com

BERLIN/KENSINGTON

Best Berlin/Kensington Restaurant

Portofino's

246 New Britain Road, Berlin

860-826-6374

www.portofinosmenu.com

Best Berlin/Kensington Bar

Tavern on the Trax

845 Farmington Ave., Berlin

860-357-4005

www.tavernonthetraxct.com

Best Berlin/Kensington Pizza

Portofino's

246 New Britain Road, Berlin

860-826-6374

www.portofinosmenu.com

Best Berlin/Kensington Hair Salon

Creations Hair & Spa Salon

1 Webster Square Road, Berlin

860-828-8066

www.creationshairspa.com

Best Berlin/Kensington Auto Service/Sales

Kensington Auto Services Ltd

89 Harding St., Berlin

860-829-7377

www.kensingtonautoserviceltd.com

Best Berlin/Kensington Breakfast Spot

Josie's Corner

166 Mill St., Berlin

860-829-5757

www.facebook.com/pages/Josies-Corner-LLC/120119291338666

FARMINGTON

Best Farmington Restaurant

Cugino's Restaurant of Farmington

1053 Farmington Ave., Farmington

860-678-9366

www.cuginosrestaurantfarmington.com

Best Farmington Bar

The Olive Bar

9 School St., Unionville

860-675-8585

www.olivebarct.com

Best Farmington Pizza

Naples Pizza

838 Farmington Ave., Farmington

860-674-8876

www.naplespizza.net

Best Farmington Hair Salon

Gallery Salon

1305 Farmington Ave., Farmington

860-677-7202

www.gallerysalon.com

Best Farmington Auto Service/Sales

Ron's Automotive Unionville, LLC.

16 New Britain Ave., Unionville

860-673-2631

Best Farmington Breakfast Spot

Unionville Family Restaurant

1835 Farmington Ave., Unionville

860-255-7263

NEWINGTON

Best Newington Restaurant

Puerto Vallarta

2385 Berlin Turnpike, Newington

860-667-8080

www.puertovallartausa.com

Best Newington Bar

TJ's on Cedar

14 E Cedar St., Newington

860-436-9787

www.tjsoncedar.com

Best Newington Pizza

Town Line Pizza & Restaurant

736 New Britain Ave., Newington

860-667-1823

www.townlinepizzarestaurant.com

Best Newington Hair Salon

Hair On The Square

148 Market Square, Newington

860-666-2283

www.haironthesquare.com

Best Newington Auto Service/Sales

Mike's Auto Service

54 Pane Road, Newington

860-667-1426

www.mikesnewington.com

Best Newington Breakfast Spot

5 and Dime Canteen

1100 Main St., Newington

860-665-7848

PLAINVILLE

Best Plainville Restaurant

First & Last Tavern

32 Cooke St., Plainville

860-747-9100

www.plainville.firstandlasttavern.com

Best Plainville Bar

Sliders Grill & Bar

88 New Britain Ave., Plainville

860-747-4477

Best Plainville Pizza

West Main Pizza

97 E Main St., Plainville

860-747-2724

www.westmainpizzact.com

Best Plainville Hair Salon

Mari J Salon, LLC

102 E Main St., Plainville

860-846-0675

www.marijsalon.com

Best Plainville Auto Service/Sales

Whiting Motors

195 Whiting St., Plainville

860-846-0254

www.whitingmotors.net

Best Plainville Breakfast Spot

Main Street Diner

40 W Main St., Plainville

860-793-1618

www.mainstreetdiner.net

ROCKY HILL

Best Rocky Hill Restaurant

Carbone's Prime

838 Cromwell Ave., Rocky Hill

860-969-8088

www.carbonesprime.com

Best Rocky Hill Bar

Chuck's Steak House

2199 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill

860-529-0222

www.chucksrockyhill.com

Best Rocky Hill Pizza

Rudy's Little Italy

2060 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill

959-230-4696

www.rudyslittleitaly.com

Best Rocky Hill Hair Salon

Blades

1845 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill

860-563-0639

www.bladesinternationalsalon.com

Best Rocky Hill Auto Service/Sales

Modern Tire & Auto Service

867 Cromwell Ave., Rocky Hill

860-760-9000

www.moderntirect.com

Best Rocky Hill Breakfast Spot

Bob's Coffee Shop

33 New Britain Ave., Rocky Hill

860-529-2540

SOUTHINGTON

Best Southington Restaurant

Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill

30 Center St., Southington

860-426-1487

www.anthonyjacksrestaurant.com

Best Southington Bar

The Groggy Frogg

129 Center St., Southington

860-378-0043

www.thegroggyfrogg.com

Best Southington Pizza

The Fire Place

44 Center St., Southington

860-620-1234

www.thefireplacect.com

Best Southington Hair Salon

The Beauty Bar

31 Liberty St., Southington

860-621-1000

www.thebeautybarct.com

Best Southington Auto Service/Sales

Mad Hatter Mufflers & Auto Repair

176 Queen St., Southington

860-628-8888

www.madhatterautorepairs.com

Best Southington Breakfast Spot

Avventura Bakery & Deli

30 Knotter Drive, Southington

860-863-5678

www.avventuradeli.com

WETHERSFIELD

Best Wethersfield Restaurant

The Wethersfield Diner

718 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

860-969-0600

Best Wethersfield Bar

Hooters

1731 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield

860-563-8083

www.hooters.com

Best Wethersfield Pizza

Village Pizza Restaurant

233 Main St., Wethersfield

860-563-1513

www.villagepizzact.com

Best Wethersfield Hair Salon

Blades

1845 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill

860-563-0639

www.bladesinternationalsalon.com

Best Wethersfield Auto Service/Sales

Wethersfield Automotive

404 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

860-563-2651

Best Wethersfield Sales

The Wethersfield Diner

718 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield

860-969-0600



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Monday, 29 June 2020 15:03. Updated: Monday, 29 June 2020 15:05.