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2021 Readers Choice Awards Winners List
2021 RCA

If you’re new to Bulloch County, you may be wondering where to go for the best food, entertainment, family fun and more. If that’s you, relax. We’ve got you!

In this annual issue, our readers vote on  who and what they think is the best in  Bulloch County, selecting the  best in people, places and things. 

After 2,097 people voted, 1,000 people, places, events and businesses were deemed “choice” in the Boro. There were 189 categories. 

In the following pages, you can view the entire list, and read about a couple of those folks that we decided to highlight. Nominations came in from  March 15 through March 26 in four categories:  Food (39 categories),  People (43 categories), Places (97 categories)  and Community (10 categories).  There were a total of 6,946 nominations, and we had requests for more categories and some wanted to make nominations after that segment of the contest ended. Have no fear!  We are always tweaking and you can watch for the contest and nominate your faves in 2022!

The voting period, which ran from March 29 through April 9, ended up with a total of 36,374 votes. 

Thanks to all our readers for telling us who you think is best. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Best Place To Do Your Grocery Shopping


Best Accountant

Russ Lanier

Best Acupuncturist

Dr. Sharron L. Lipscomb-Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Best Adult Novelty Store

Sunset Novelties

Best Antique Mall

Deal’s Furniture & Mattress Outlet

Best Asian Noodles

Soyumi Asian Kitchen

Best Athletic Team To Watch

Georgia Southern Eagles

Best Bagels

Daylight Donuts

Best Bank

CORE Credit Union

Best Bank For Students

CORE Credit Union

Best Bank To Show True Blue Pride

CORE Credit Union

Best Barbershop in Bulloch County

Heavenly Pleasures Barber Shop

Best BBQ

Hopeulikit BBQ & Market

Best Beer On Tap

Eagle Creek Brewing Company

Best Beer Retail Selection

Two Guys Beverage and Tobacco

Best Bicycle Shop

Recycled Cycles Statesboro

Best Brunch

Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Cafe

Best Car Salesperson

Pyrice Camak

Best Car Wash

W4 Express Car Wash

Best Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Chick

Best Chicken Wings

Roundabout Cafe

Best Children’s Clothing Store

The Children’s Place

Best Cookies in Bulloch County

Insomnia Cookies

Best Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Jason McGibony, DMD - Dr. McGibony & Associates

Best Cup Of Coffee

Ellianos Coffee Company

Best Donuts

Daylight Donuts

Best Driving Range

Georgia Southern University Golf Course

Best Esthetician

Molly Manley - Healthy Touch Day Spa

Best Eyelash Extension Specialist

Madison D’Alesio- KC Lash Studio

Best Eyelash Studio

KC Lash Studio

Best Family Medicine Doctor

Dr. Glen Dasher - Southern Family Medicine

Best Farm Supply Store

Anderson’s General Store

Best Fast Food


Best Florist

Frazier’s Flowers & Gifts

Best Food/Grocery Delivery

The Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market

Best French Fries


Best Fried Chicken

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Best Golf Course

Georgia Southern University

Best Gyro

Son’s Döner Kebab

Best Hamburger


Best Happy Hour

Gnat’s Landing

Best Hardware Store

McKeithen True Value Hardware

Best Health & Fitness Club

Statesboro Family YMCA

Best Heating & Air Conditioning Company

J D Heating and Air

Best Hidden Tourist Spot

Center for Wildlife Education

Best Ice Cream in Bulloch County

The Rolling Monkey

Best Internal Medicine Doctor

Dr. Mark Crick, MD

Best Italian Food

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Best Japanese Food

Orchid Asian Restaurant

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant

The Rolling Monkey

Best Late Night Bar

Gnat’s Landing

Best Law Firm

The Mock Law Firm, LLC

Best Local Credit Union

CORE Credit Union

Best Local Event

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Best Local Food Truck

Three Tree Coffee Roasters

Best Local Hero

Capt. Kaleb Moore

Best Local Musician

Robin Holmes Lanier

Best Lunch

Roundabout Cafe

Best Mac n’ Cheese

Beaver House Restaurant

Best Margaritas

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

Best Massage Therapist

Don Devine

Best Meat Selection in Bulloch County

Ellis Meat Market

Best Mechanic

Taylor Driggers at D & R Intensive Care Care

Best Men’s Clothing Store


Best Microblading Specialist

Lindsey Pennington

Best Milkshake

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

Best Moving & Packing Company

R & S Packing & Moving LLC HG8766

Best Nachos

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

Best Neighborhood in Bulloch County


Best New Business ToCome To Bulloch County 2020-21

Bull and Barrel Steakhouse

Best Newspaper Columnist

Julie Lavender

Best OBGYN Office In Bulloch County

Statesboro Women’s Health Specialists

Best Office Equipment Technician

Cameron Wilson - Digital Office Equipment

Best Oral Surgeon

Dr. Suketu J. Patel, DMD, MD - East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Best Oral Surgery Practice in Bulloch County

East Georgia Center for Oral & Facial Surgery

Best Paint Store

Sherwin-Williams Paint Store

Best Pediatric Dentist in Bulloch County

Dr. Anjali Patel - Statesboro Pediatric Dentistry

Best Personal Trainer

Joel Toledo

Best Pharmacy in Bulloch County

McCook’s Pharmacy

Best Piercer

Brandy - Blue Phoenix Tattoo & Body Piercing

Best Piercing Studio in Bulloch County

Blue Phoenix Tattoos & Piercings

Best Pizza

Nonna Picci Wood Fired Pizza

Best Place For Outdoor Dining

Del Sur

Best Place To Buy A New Vehicle

Franklin Toyota

Best Place To Buy A Recreational Vehicle

Statesboro Powersports Inc

Best Place To Buy A Used Car

Franklin Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Service

Best Place To Buy A Wedding Dress

Frills by Scott

Best Place To Buy Fitness & Running Apparel

Statesboro’s Best Running

Best Place To Buy Furniture

Deal’s Furniture & Mattress Outlet

Best Place To Buy Office Equipment

Office Depot

Best Place To Buy Plants & Flowers

Southern Scapes Nursery, Inc.

Best Place To Buy Prom Attire

Frills by Scott

Best Place To Get A Facial

Healthy Touch Day Spa

Best Place To Get A Massage

Devine Hands Therapeutic Bodywork LLC

Best Place To Get A Pedicure

Annie’s Nails

Best Place To Get An Auto Loan

CORE Credit Union - Main Office

Best Place To Get Married

Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University

Best Place To Get Your Cell Phone Repaired


Best Place To Get Your Eyebrows Waxed

The Wax Strip

Best Place To Get Your Nails Done

Annie’s Nails

Best Place To Get Your Oil Changed

Total Tire and Auto Care of Statesboro

Best Place To Go For A First Date

The Rolling Monkey

Best Place To Go For A Run

Mill Creek Regional Park

Best Place To Go For Auto Repairs

Total Tire & Auto Care of Statesboro

Best Place To Go For People Watching

Walmart Supercenter

Best Place To Go For Trivia Night

Eagle Creek Brewing Company

Best Place To Go For Trivia Night

Gnat’s Landing

Best Place To Go To Buy Pet Products


Best Place To Have A Private Party

Mill Creek Regional Park

Best Place To Listen To Live Music

Eagle Creek Brewing Company

Best Place To Meet New Friends

The Rolling Monkey

Best Place To See A Performing Arts Show

Averitt Center For The Arts

Best Place To Shop For Consignment Furniture

Deal’s Furniture & Mattress Outlet

Best Place To Take Your Kids During the Summer

The Rolling Monkey

Best Place To Take Your Kids For Spring Break

Center for Wildlife Education

Best Place To Take Your Pet To Be Groomed

Kayce’s Pet Parlor

Best Place To Work

Hire Dynamics

Best Popcorn

Corks Kettle Corn

Best Preschool

Trinity Christian School

Best Private School In Bulloch County

Trinity Christian School

Best Property Management Company in Bulloch County

Hendley Properties

Best Queso

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

Best Radio Station/Broadcasters

Eagle 94.9

Best Real Estate Office in Bulloch County

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kennedy Realty

Best Residential Home Designer

Watersedge Design Company

Best Roofing Specialist

Chandler Roofing

Best Salsa

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant

Best Seafood

The Saucy Shrimp

Best Shooting Range

Shooting Sports Education Center (SSEC)

Best Smelling Business

Bath & Body Works

Best Smoothies

Smoothie King

Best Soul Food

Fordham’s Farmhouse Restaurant

Best Spot For An Afternoon Picnic

Mill Creek Regional Park

Best Steak

Bull and Barrel Steakhouse

Best Store That Ever Graced Statesboro

The Rolling Monkey

Best Sub Sandwiches

Firehouse Subs Gentily Square

Best Sushi

Soyumi Asian Kitchen

Best Swimming Pool or Waterpark

Splash in the Boro Waterpark

Best Tanning Salon

Taylor’s Sunset Tanning & Boutique

Best Tattoo Studio in Bulloch County

Blue Phoenix Tattoos & Piercings

Best Thrift Store

ReTails Thrift Shop

Best Tire Store

University Tire & Service

Best Uber/Lyft Driver

Corey Williams

Best Urgent Care

Statesboro Urgent Care

Best Veterinarian

Dr. Debbie Edwards, DVM - Best Friends Animal Hospital

Best Vision Center & Eyeglass Store

Vision Source – Professional Eye Care

Best Waffles

Loc’s Chicken & Waffles

Best Wedding Venue

Botanic Garden at Georgia Southern University

Best Weight Loss Center

Statesboro Family YMCA

Best Wine Retail Selection

Two Guys Beverage and Tobacco

Best Wing Sauce

Wing Maxx

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Jaxe + Grace Boutique

Best Yoga Studio

Statesboro Family YMCA

Biggest Pothole

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Parking Lot

Cleanest Bathrooms

Statesboro Mall

Drive Thru Least Likely To Screw Up Your Order


Favorite Bed & Breakfast

Statesboro Inn & Restaurant

First Place You Go When Students Are Out of Town

Gnat’s Landing

Freshest Salads

Zaxby’s Chicken Fingers & Buffalo Wings

Friendliest Government Worker

Leslie Deal Akins

Hidden Gem of Bulloch County

Hopeulikit BBQ & Market

Hottest Bartender

Colby Self - Soyumi Asian Kitchen

Least Awful Parking Lot

Hobby Lobby

Least High Pressure Car Salesperson

Shayne Harkins-Franklin Chevrolet

Most Amazing Catering Company

Honey Catering

Most Amazing Hair Stylist

Jason Sapp 

Most Amazing Salon In Bulloch County

67 Styles Paul Mitchell Focus Salon & Spa

Most Attentive Teller Line Staff

CORE Credit Union

Most Attentive Waitstaff

El Sombrero Restaurant

Most Friendly Pharmacist

Josh McCook - McCook’s Pharmacy

Most Friendly Pharmacy Staff

McCook’s Pharmacy

Most Influency Local Influencer

Trish Tootle 

Most Outstanding Assisted Living Facility

Willow Pond Senior Care

Most Outstanding Chiropractor in Bulloch County

Dr. Amy Kitching - Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Most Outstanding Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist

Gretchen Thomas

Most Outstanding Dentist in Bulloch County

Dr. Jason McGibony - Dr. McGibony & Associates

Most Outstanding Dermatologist

Georgia Skin and Cancer Clinic

Most Outstanding Fire Fighter

Rabon Hutchinson

Most Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer

Noel Brown

Most Outstanding Pediatrician in Bulloch County

Dr. Michael Deal - East GA Pediatrics

Most Outstanding Photographer

Kaitlyn DeLong Photography

Most Outstanding Receptionist 

Skyler Davis - Blue Phoenix Tattoos & Body Piercing

Most Outstanding Tattoo Artist

Sketch - Blue Phoenix Tattoos and Piercings

Most Outstanding Teacher

Hailey Blowers- SZE

Nicest Boutique Staff

Jaxe + Grace Boutique

Real Estate Agent Most Likely To Get Your Home Sold

Pat Hirsch - ERA Hirsch Real Estate Team

Swankiest Apartment Pool

Beacon Place Statesboro

The Discovering Bulloch Award for Best Local Marketing/Design Team

Davis Marketing

The Forgotten Legacy Award-Business Statesboro Should Bring Back


Worst Dirt Road

Cliponreka Road