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Introducing your Best of St. Croix Valley finalists in alphabetical order.

Earlier this year, our readers’ choice online survey sought your input regarding which restaurants, retailers and service providers you like best in the St. Croix Valley. Your votes have been counted and the top three finalists in each category are listed here in alphabetical order. Winners will be announced in our annual Best of St. Croix Valley special issue, due out this summer.

Saint Croix Valley 2021 Finalists ALPHABETIZED

Best Takeout / Curbside

  • Agave Kitchen, Hudson
  • Leo’s Malt Shop, Stillwater
  • Lolo American Kitchen, Hudson

Best Outdoor Dining

  • Dock Cafe, Stillwater
  • Pier 500, Hudson
  • San Pedro Cafe, Hudson

Best Restaurant

  • Lolo American Kitchen, Hudson
  • Phil's Tara Hideaway, Stillwater
  • San Pedro Cafe, Hudson

Best Tavern / Bar / Brewery

  • Agave Kitchen, Hudson
  • Barker's Bar & Grill, Hudson
  • Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Stillwater

Best Breakfast

  • Not Justa Cafe, Bayport
  • Oasis Cafe, Stillwater
  • San Pedro Cafe, Hudson

Best Builder

  • Creative Homes, Hudson
  • Derrick Custom Homes, New Richmond
  • Hartman Homes, Hudson

Best Remodeler

  • Bruce Lenzen Design and Build, Hudson
  • Derrick Custom Homes, New Richmond
  • Dreamstructure Design, Build & Remodel, Hudson

Best Interior Designer

  • Chris Dillingham - Hello the House, Hudson
  • Kelli Kaufer - Kelli Kaufer Designs, Stillwater
  • Marianne Buckman - Coco Bello Design Interiors, Hudson

Best Landscape Designer

  • Abrahamson Landscape Design Nursery, Stillwater
  • Stone and Leaf Landscaping, Somerset
  • Willow River Co. Landscaping & Tree Farm, Hudson

Best Senior Living Residence

  • Boutwells Landing Senior Living, Bayport
  • Red Cedar Canyon Senior Living, Hudson
  • Woodland Hill Senior Living, Hudson

Best Home Furnishings / Décor Store

  • Kudos, Hudson
  • Reclaiming Beautiful, Stillwater
  • Simonet's Furniture, Stillwater

Best Fitness Studio / Yoga Studio / Gym

  • Inspiring Actions Yoga Studio, Hudson
  • Riverfront Athletic Club, Hudson
  • YMCA, Hudson

Best Dental Practice

  • Smiles in Motion, Hudson
  • St. Croix Kidds Pediatric Dentistry, Hudson
  • St. Croix Valley Dentistry, Hudson

Best Orthodontic Practice

  • Kristo Orthodontics, New Richmond
  • Sletten & Brettin Orthodontics, Hudson
  • Valley Orthodontics, Hudson

Best Chiropractic Practice

  • Croixview Family Chiropractic, Hudson
  • McCabe Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Hudson
  • Stillwater Family Chiropractic, Stillwater

Best Pediatric Practice

  • Hudson Physicians, Hudson
  • Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine, Hudson
  • Stillwater Medical Group, Stillwater

Best Eye Practice

  • Associated Eye Care, Stillwater
  • Christenson Vision Care, Hudson
  • Pearle Vision, Hudson

Best Dermatology Practice

  • Advanced Dermatology Care, Stillwater
  • Forefront Dermatology, Hudson
  • St. Croix Dermatology, Stillwater

Best Medspa

  • River Reflections Medspa & Salon, River Falls
  • St. Croix Skincare, Hudson
  • Stillwater Skin Medical Spa, Stillwater

Best Salon / Spa

  • Embellish Salon, Bayport
  • Just For Me "The Spa", Stillwater
  • Two Redheads and a Wolf, Hudson

Best Apparel Boutique

  • Kenzington, Stillwater
  • La Rue Marche, Hudson
  • One:Nine Boutique, Hudson

Best Gift Shop

  • The 715, Hudson
  • The Purple Tree, Hudson
  • Smith + Trade, Stillwater

Best Florist

  • Forget Me Not, Stillwater
  • Hudson Flower Shop, Hudson
  • Rose Floral, Stillwater

Best Specialty Foods / Kitchen Store

  • Brine's Market & Deli, Stillwater
  • Knoke's Chocolates & Nuts, Hudson
  • Urban Olive & Vine, Hudson

Best Doggy Daycare / Kennel

  • Animal Inn Pet Resort & Spa, Lake Elmo
  • K9 Playtime, Hudson
  • Paws and Claws Pet Resort, Hudson

Best Private Preschool / Childcare

  • Bethel Highlands Lutheran Preschool, Hudson
  • Sunny Hill Preschool, First United Methodist, Stillwater
  • Trinity Academy of Hudson, Hudson

Best Law Firm

  • Eckberg Lammers, Attorneys at Law, Stillwater
  • Lommen Abdo Law Firm, Hudson
  • Wagner Law, Hudson

Best Veterinary Practice

  • St. Croix Valley Veterinary Hospital, Hudson
  • Hillcrest Animal Hospital, Hudson
  • Stillwater Veterinary Clinic, Stillwater

Best Learning / Tutoring Center

  • Huntington Learning Center, Stillwater
  • Mathnasium of Hudson, Hudson
  • Mathnasium of Stillwater, Oak Park Heights

Best Place for Kids’ Activities

  • Fawn-Doe-Rosa Wildlife Educational Park, St. Croix Falls
  • Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson
  • YMCA, Hudson