Best of St. Croix Valley 2021

by | Jun 2021

Meet your Best of 2021 winners

Readers give nods to their local favorites.

Excuse us while we get our party vibe going because we’re in the mood for a community celebration—some homegrown revelry—and, possibly, a bit of merrymaking as we invite you to celebrate the richly-deserving winners and runners-up of our Best of St. Croix Valley annual readers’ poll contest.

It all began in January when the voting went live on our website, and readers started choosing their top picks. Votes were tabulated by our website team, and finalists were announced this spring.

Join us—it’s time to present your winners and runners-up in a host of categories that help support and celebrate St. Croix Valley.

Were you a first place winner? Click here to order your customized Best of 2021 Framed Award.

Best Takeout / Curbside

  1. Agave Kitchen, Hudson
  2. Lolo American Kitchen, Hudson
  3. Leo’s Malt Shop, Stillwater

Best Outdoor Dining

  1. Pier 500, Hudson
  2. San Pedro Cafe, Hudson
  3. Dock Cafe, Stillwater

Best Restaurant

  1. San Pedro Cafe, Hudson
  2. Phil’s Tara Hideaway, Stillwater
  3. Lolo American Kitchen, Hudson

Best Tavern / Bar / Brewery

  1. Barker’s Bar & Grill, Hudson
  2. Agave Kitchen, Hudson
  3. Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Stillwater

Best Breakfast

  1. Oasis Cafe, Stillwater
  2. Not Justa Cafe, Bayport
  3. San Pedro Cafe, Hudson

Best Builder

  1. Derrick Custom Homes, New Richmond
  2. Hartman Homes, Hudson
  3. Creative Homes, Hudson

Best Remodeler

  1. Bruce Lenzen Design and Build, Hudson
  2. Derrick Custom Homes, New Richmond
  3. Dreamstructure Design, Build & Remodel, Hudson

Best Interior Designer

  1. Marianne Buckman – Coco Bello Design Interiors, Hudson
  2. Kelli Kaufer – Kelli Kaufer Designs, Stillwater
  3. Chris Dillingham – Hello the House, Hudson

Best Landscape Designer

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

Best Senior Living Residence

  1. Red Cedar Canyon Senior Living, Hudson
  2. Boutwells Landing, Oak Park Heights
  3. Woodland Hill Senior Living, Hudson

Best Home Furnishings / Décor Store

  1. Kudos, Hudson
  2. Reclaiming Beautiful, Stillwater
  3. Simonet’s Furniture, Stillwater

Best Fitness Studio / Yoga Studio / Gym

  1. Riverfront Athletic Club, Hudson
  2. YMCA, Hudson
  3. Inspiring Actions Yoga Studio, Hudson

Best Dental Practice

  1. Smiles in Motion, Hudson
  2. St. Croix Kidds Pediatric Dentistry, Hudson
  3. St. Croix Valley Dentistry, Hudson

Best Orthodontic Practice

  1. Sletten & Brettin Orthodontics, Hudson
  2. Valley Orthodontics, Hudson
  3. Kristo Orthodontics, New Richmond

Best Chiropractic Practice

  1. Croixview Family Chiropractic, Hudson
  2. McCabe Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Hudson
  3. Stillwater Family Chiropractic, Stillwater

Best Pediatric Practice

  1. Hudson Physicians, Hudson
  2. Stillwater Medical Group, Stillwater
  3. Pediatric and Young Adult Medicine, Hudson

Best Eye Practice

  1. Associated Eye Care, Stillwater
  2. Christenson Vision Care, Hudson
  3. Pearle Vision, Hudson

Best Dermatology Practice

  1. Forefront Dermatology, Hudson
  2. St. Croix Dermatology, Stillwater
  3. Advanced Dermatology Care, Stillwater

Best Medspa

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

Best Salon / Spa

  1. Two Redheads and a Wolf, Hudson
  2. Just For Me “The Spa,” Stillwater
  3. Embellish Salon, Bayport

Best Apparel Boutique

  1. La Rue Marche, Hudson
  2. One:Nine Boutique, Hudson
  3. Kenzington, Stillwater

Best Gift Shop

  1. The Purple Tree, Hudson
  2. The 715, Hudson
  3. Smith + Trade, Stillwater

Best Florist

  1. Hudson Flower Shop, Hudson
  2. Rose Floral, Stillwater
  3. Forget Me Not, Stillwater

Best Specialty Foods / Kitchen Store

  1. Knoke’s Chocolates & Nuts, Hudson
  2. Urban Olive & Vine, Hudson
  3. Brine’s Market & Deli, Stillwater

Best Doggy Daycare / Kennel

  1. Paws and Claws Pet Resort, Hudson
  2. K9 Playtime, Hudson
  3. Animal Inn Pet Resort & Spa, Lake Elmo

Best Private Preschool / Childcare

  1. Trinity Academy of Hudson, Hudson
  2. Bethel Highlands Lutheran Preschool, Hudson
  3. Sunny Hill Preschool, First United Methodist, Stillwater

Best Law Firm

  1. Eckberg Lammers, Attorneys at Law, Stillwater
  2. Lommen Abdo Law Firm, Hudson
  3. Wagner Law, Hudson

Best Veterinary Practice

  1. Croix Valley Veterinary Hospital, Hudson
  2. Hillcrest Animal Hospital, Hudson
  3. Stillwater Veterinary Clinic, Stillwater

Best Learning / Tutoring Center

  1. Mathnasium of Hudson, Hudson
  2. Huntington Learning Center, Stillwater
  3. Mathnasium of Stillwater, Oak Park Heights

Best Place for Kids’ Activities

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

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