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Best of Grand Rapids: 2020

There are a lot of reasons to spend time in Grand Rapids, and the city’s residents shared over 100 of their favorites.

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2021 Best of Grand Rapids Readers’ Poll

Grand Rapids Magazine readers honor their favorites in over 100 categories.

2021 Best of Grand Rapids Readers’ Poll: Food and Drink

The best places to eat and drink in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids Magazine readers.

2021: Best of Grand Rapids Readers’ Poll: Services

The best animal clinic, doctor, car wash, salon and more in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids Magazine readers.

2021: Best of Grand Rapids Readers’ Poll: Retail

The best place to shop for clothes, groceries, gifts and more in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids Magazine readers.

Best of the Best: Food & Restaurants

Each year, Grand Rapids Magazine asks readers to select the "best of" in several categories. The winners in the food/restaurant category are as follows: 

2021 Best of Grand Rapids Readers’ Poll: Entertainment

The best attractions, musicians, trails, radio shows, sports team and more in Grand Rapids, according to Grand Rapids Magazine readers.

2021: Best of Grand Rapids Readers’ Poll: Runners-Up

The runners-up in the 2021 Best of Grand Rapids Readers' Poll.

Best of the best: Retail

The results of our readers' survey in the retail category are in.

Five that thrive

In the 2021 Best Restaurants issue, Grand Rapids Magazine did not name a top restaurant, nor did we adhere to the normal practice of really naming the best restaurants in the city.

Everyday gems

Grand Rapids is full of incredible restaurants of all types, far too many to list in the pages of Grand Rapids Magazine.

Where to satisfy your sweet tooth

Readers voted for the "Best of Grand Rapids" in several categories, from restaurants to services. According to our readers, here are the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth in Grand Rapids:

Best of the Best: Bands

It just so happens that Brena, the best Band in Grand Rapids, according to our readers' survey, features a keyboardist and lead singer, Craig Avery, from my neck of the woods.

Best of the Best: Services

The results of our reader survey are in. Here are our reader's top picks for service providers in Grand Rapids:

Best of the best: Where we imbibe

Our readers were polled and chose these bars as the best places to imbibe in their favorite beers and/or cocktails: 

Best of the best: Ways we stay fit

We polled our readers and they told us the best places for keeping active and fit. Here are the results: 

Best of the Best: Arts and Entertainment

Our readers chose the best in arts and entertainment. From live music venues and museums to artists and TV personalities, here are the winners: 

Best of the Best: Ways we say I love you

In honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, a subsection of our "Best of the best" features various gift ideas for that special someone as well as wedding venues, hotels and more. 

Blue Dog Tavern: Hot to Tot!

A lot of bars end up with a certain late-night crowd, but only one won Best Late Night Dining and Drinks.

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