The E List

An Excruciatingly Opinionated Guide to the Shoreline

July 24, 2017
Readers Poll / Reader's Poll 2017

Best of the Shoreline 2017 Winners

readers poll winners

Best Restaurant
1. Café Routier, Westbrook
2. Liv’s Oyster Bar, Old Saybrook
3. River Tavern, Chester

Best New Restaurant
1. La Marea, Old Saybrook
2. Carson’s on Whitfield, Guilford
3. Chow Food and Beverage Co., Clinton

Best Food To-Go
1. Pasta Vita, Old Saybrook
2. Mystic Market, Old Saybrook & Mystic
3. Guilford Marketplace, Guilford Marketplace

Best Family Friendly Dining
1. Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale, Westbrook & Madison
2. Chip’s Pub, Clinton
3. Pizza Works, Old Saybrook

Best Café
1. Ashlawn Farm Coffee, Old Saybrook
2. Cilantro Specialty Foods, Guilford
3. Guilford Marketplace, Guilford

Best Pizza
1. Otto, Chester
2. Pizza Works, Old Saybrook
3. Bufalina, Guilford

Best Ethnic Food
1. Som Siam East Thai Restaurant, Old Saybrook & Guilford
2. Darbar India, Branford
3. The Spice Club, Niantic

Best Ice Cream
1. Ashley’s Ice Cream, Guilford, Branford, Madison
2. Scoops of Centerbrook, Centerbrook
3. Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream, Salem

Best Bread Bakery
1. Pursuit of Pastry, Old Saybrook
2. Simons Marketplace, Chester
3. G Café Bakery, Branford

Best Cake Bakery
1. Take the Cake, Guilford
2. Pursuit of Pastry, Old Saybrook
3. Dagmar’s Desserts, Old Saybrook

Best Breakfast / Brunch
1. Christy’s, Westbrook
2. Mirsina’s, Old Saybrook
3. Simon’s Marketplace, Chester

Best Caterer
1. Guilford Marketplace, Guilford
2. Cloud Nine, Old Saybrook
3. Coffee’s Country Market, Old Lyme

Best Cocktails
1. Moxie, Madison
2. Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook
3. River Tavern, Chester

Best Vegan / Vegetarian
1. G Zen, Branford
2. Shoreline Diner, Guilford
3. Shakahari, Old Saybrook

Best Grocery Store
1. Bishop’s Orchards, Guilford 
2. Food Works, Old Saybrook & Guilford
3. Walt’s Food Market, Old Saybrook

Best Gourmet / Cheese
1. Fromage Fine Foods, Old Saybrook
2. The Cheeseshop of Centerbrook, Centerbrook
3. Madison Cheese, Madison

Best Butcher
1. Walt’s Food Market, Old Saybrook
2. Cliff’s Quality Meats, Essex
3. Forte’s Gourmet Market, Guilford

Best Farmers Market
1. Chester
2. Madison
3. Lyme

Best Fish Store
1. Atlantic Seafood, Old Saybrook
2. Star Fish Market, Guilford
3. Saybrook Seafood, Old Saybrook

Best Outdoor Dining
1. Fresh Salt, Old Saybrook
2. Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook
3. The Place, Guilford

Best Health/Fitness
1. Iron House, Old Saybrook
2. Funktion Fitness, Old Saybrook & Clinton
3. Quest Fitness, Guilford

Best Yoga Studio/Teacher
1. The Yoga Shop, Old Saybrook
2. Emrys Tetu
3. Fitness on the Water, Essex, Water’s Edge & Branford

Best Pilates Studio/Teacher
1. Fitness on the Water, Essex, Water’s Edge & Branford
2. Pura Vida, Old Saybrook
3. Pilates for Life, Essex

Best Specialized or Boutique Gym
1. Iron House Fitness, Old Saybrook
2. Quest Fitness, Guilford
3. Fitness on the Water, Essex, Water’s Edge & Branford

Best Personal Trainer
1. James Newman
2. Joe Fay
3. Kati Papoosha

Best Women’s Clothing
1. Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook
2. Grace, Niantic
3. Ella Where She Shops, Guilford

Best Men’s Clothing
1. Anchor & Compass, Deep River
2. Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook
3. Flutterby, Guilford

Best Outdoor Outfitters/ Sporting Goods
1. Denali/Trailblazer, Old Saybrook, Branford, New Haven
2. Harris Outdoors, Old Saybrook
3. Action Sports, Old Saybrook & Branford

Best Antique Store
1. Treasures, Old Lyme
2. Trove, Old Saybrook
3. Maximus Antiques & Home Decor, Old Saybrook / Past to Present, Niantic (Tie)

Best Vintage or Consignment Clothing
1. Tova’s Vintage Shop, Old Saybrook
2. Cinderella’s Attic, Guilford
3. Fantasia, Old Saybrook

Best Jewelry
1. Deep River Jewelry Design, Deep River
2. Nyman’s, Old Saybrook
3. Dina Varano, Chester

Best Bookstore
1. RJ Julia, Madison
2. Breakwater Books, Guilford
3. Book Barn, Niantic

Best Gift Store
1. Bowerbird, Old Lyme
2. Mix Design Store, Guilford
3. Creations, Madison 

Best Furniture Store
1. Saybrook Country Barn, Old Saybrook
2. Madison Furniture Barn, Westbrook
3. Domestic Possessions, Madison

Best Shoe Store
1. Clinton Bootery, Clinton
2. Shoetique, Branford
3. Robertson Madison, Madison

Best Hardware Store
1. Page Hardware, Guilford
2. Essex Hardware, Centerbrook
3. Saybrook Hardware, Old Saybrook

Best Flowers
1. Mar Floral, Old Saybrook
2. Ashleigh’s Garden, Deep River
3. Madison Flower Shop, Madison

Best Wine Shop
1. Coastal Wine & Spirits, Branford
2. Seaside Wine and Spirits, Old Saybrook
3. Spirits of Madison, Madison

Best Toy Store
1. Jordie’s, Guilford
2. Purple Bear, Guilford
3. Toys Ahoy, Essex

Best Children’s Clothing
1. Just Hatched, Guilford
2. Red Balloon – (retired)
3. Celebrations, Deep River

Best Framer
1. Sachem Card and Party, Guilford
2. Art Emporium, Old Saybrook
3. Wall Street Gallery, Madison

Best Hair Salon
1. Salon Pure, Old Lyme
2. Timothy Pamment Salon, Madison
3. Essence, Old Saybrook

Best Mani/Pedi
1. Villa Nail Spa, Old Saybrook & Guilford
2. Cozy Nails, Old Saybrook
3. Oasis, Madison, Guilford & Branford

Best Massage
1. Shoreline Therapeutic Massage & Healing, Essex
2. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme
3. The Spa of Essex, Essex

Best Facial
1. The Spa of Essex, Essex
2. Blissful Beauty Day Spa
3. Vitality Spa, Old Lyme

Best Day Spa
1. The Spa of Essex, Essex
2. Sanno at Saybrook Point Inn, Old Saybrook
3. Norwich Inn and Spa, Norwich

Best Med Spa
1. Clarity Medical Aesthetics, Guilford
2. YOLO Laser Center and Med Spa, Guilford
3. Beth Collins MD, Guilford,

Best Brow Taming
1. Jennie Fresa, Madison
2. Blissful Beauty Day Spa, Deep River
3. Couture Salon and Spa, Old Saybrook

Best Gallery
1. Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme
2. BSK/Chroma, Guilford
3. Maple & Main, Chester /Bird Nest Gallery, Guilford (Tie)

Best Theatre or Music Venue
1. The Ivoryton Playhouse, Ivoryton
2. The Goodspeed, East Haddam & Chester
3. The Kate, Old Saybrook

Best Seamstress/Alterations
1. Lucy’s Tailors, Branford
2. Angie Lu Tailors, Madison
3. Loreto Custom Tailor, Old Saybrook

Best Veterinarian
1. Guilford Veterinary Hospital, Guilford
2. Chester Veterinarian, Chester
3. Madison Veterinary Hospital, Madison

Best Car Repair
1. Palumbo’s Automotive, Guilford
2. All Pro Automotive, Old Lyme
3. Madison Service Center, Madison

Best Spot on the Shoreline
1. Hammonasset State Beach, Madison
2. Guilford Town Green, Guilford
3. Madison Surf Club, Madison

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