Best of La Jolla Readers Poll

The wait is over! The results are in! Here is how La Jolla Light readers voted in our 2020 Best of La Jolla Reader’s Poll. There are quite a few new faces this year, and many of the “incumbents” are still on top.

This list includes businesses, restaurants and people whose excellent efforts make our area one of the most wonderful places on the planet in which to live, work and play. Your support and patronage will help them keep up their great work!

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all our readers who voted for them! Please support the winners and local business.

In addition to the winner’s list below, check out our digital edition by clicking here.

Accountant

1. Thomas E. Huckabee CPA Inc.
2. Russell E. Ingledew, CPA Inc
3. O’Donnell & Smiley CPA

American

1. Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe

2. Harry’s Coffee Shop

3. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Antiques

1. Ark Antiques
2. Ross Thiele & Son
3. The Faded Awning

Architect

1. Bennett & Associates
2. Lars Remodeling & Design
3. Marengo Morton

Art Gallery

1. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
2. Fresh Paint
3. K. Nathan Gallery

Attorney

1. Richard C. Wildman
2. Barbara Richards
3. Joseph A. Sammartino

Automotive Repair / Service

1. Family Auto Service
2. Marco Polo Independent
3. German Motors And Imports

Bakery

1. Brick & Bell

2. The French Gourmet

3. Girard Gourmet

Bank

1. Union Bank
2. US Bank
3. Chase Bank

Best Sports Team / Youth Sports

1. YMCA - Dan McKinney
2. Lawrence Family JCC
3. Surf Diva Shop & Surf School

Bicycle Store

1. California Bicycle Inc
2. Pedego La Jolla
3. Fly Rides San Diego

Boutique Fitness Studio

1. SPARKCYCLE
2. Fiercely Optimistic
3. Orange Theory Fitness

Breakfast

1. Harry’s Coffee Shop
2. Parakeet Café
3. Barbarella

Brunch

1. Barbarella
2. Brockton Villa
3. Parakeet Café

Burger

1. Burger Lounge
2. Public House
3. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Café

1. Parakeet Café
2. Brick & Bell
3. Pannikin La Jolla

Catering

1. Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering
2. Girard Gourmet
3. The French Gourmet

Children’s Store

1. Little Love
2. Spoiled Rotten Baby Boutique
3. Petite Street Children’s Boutique

Chiropractic Clinic

1. Dr. Trevor Robertson
2. Radin Chiropractic
3. Seaside Chiropractic

Cocktail

1. Nine-Ten
2. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar
3. Beaumont’s

Coffee Shop

1. Brick & Bell
2. Parakeet Café
3. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Complimentary & Integrative Health/Wellness Centers

1. Pacific Pearl
2. Fiercely Optimistic
3. KOI Wellbeing

Convenience Store

1. Dick’s Liquor
2. The Liquor Box
3. La Shore Market & Deli

Cosmetic Surgeon

1. Dr. William F. Groff
2. Dr. Stephen M. Krant
3. Dr. Raja Nalluri

Credit Union

1. Mission Federal Credit Union
2. San Diego County Credit Union
3. My Point Credit Union

Dance Studio

1. Ooh La La
2. Tap Fever Studios
3. Dance to Evolve

Day Spa

1. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
2. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
3. Birdie Day Spa

Dentist

1. D’Angelo/Hoffman/Olson La Jolla DDS
2. Purely Dental La Jolla - Dr. Marnie Schreiner
3. Dr. John and Tracy Taddey

Dermatologist

1. Dr. William F. Groff
2. Dr. Stephen M. Krant
3. Dr. Susan Stuart

Dessert

1. Girard Gourmet
2. Parakeet Café
3. Michele Coulon

Dry Cleaner

1. Ogden’s One Hour Cleaners
2. Margaret’s Cleaners
3. Silverado Cleaners

Eyewear/Sunglasses

1. Gartner and Galstian Vision Care
2. Gordon Wong Eye Design & Optometry
3. Dr. Trainer

Family Restaurant

1. Barbarella

2. Thai Gulf Restaurant

3. Girard Gourmet

Financial Planner

1. Brian Zimmerman
2. Illumination Wealth Management
3. Aubrey Morrow

Florist

1. Adelaide’s
2. Bridget’s Blooms
3. Bloomers

French

1. The French Gourmet
2. Bistro Du Marché
3. Girard Gourmet

Furniture/Home Furnishings

1. My Own Space
2. Everett Stunz
3. Nativa Interiors

Gift Shop

1. Warwick’s
2. Hi Sweetheart
3. Francesca’s

Hair Salon

1. Posh La Jolla
2. Waylon
3. Cristina Q

Happy Hour

1. Beaumont’s
2. We Olive
3. Nautilus Tavern

Health Club

1. La Jolla Sports Club
2. LifeTime Fitness
3. High Voltage Fitness

Healthy Dining

1. Parakeet Café
2. Trilogy Sanctuary
3. Thai Gulf Restaurant

Home Remodeling

1. Lars Remodeling & Design
2. GDC
3. Murfey Company

Hotel

1. Grande Colonial Hotel
2. La Valencia
3. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

Housekeeping

1. The Maids
2. La Jolla Maids
3. Rene’s of La Jolla

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

1. Bobboi Natural Gelato
2. Scoops La Jolla
3. Baskin Robbins

In Home Care/Senior Assistance

1. Homewatch CareGivers
2. Senior Helpers
3. Home Care of La Jolla

Insurance Agent

1. Mike Martinez
2. Nick Adamo
3. Betsy McClendon

Interior Designer

1. Lars Remodeling & Design
2. Inplace Studio
3. Ross Thiele & Son

Italian

1. Café Milano
2. Piatti
3. Osteria Romantica

Jewelry

1. Bowers Jewelers
2. CJ Charles
3. Mythos

Juice Bar

1. Juice Crafters
2. Juice Kaboose
3. Nekter Juice Bar

Linens & Bedding

1. Everett Stunz
2. My Own Space

Lunch

1. Thai Gulf Restaurant
2. Parakeet Café
3. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Margarita

1. Jose’s Court Room
2. Puesto
3. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Mediterranean

1. Marketplace Grille
2. Jose’s Court Room
3. Mediterranean Room

Men’s Apparel

1. Ascot Shop
2. Bendl’s Custom Shirts of La Jolla
3. Brooks Brothers

Mexican

1. Puesto
2. Don Carlos Taco Shop
3. The Taco Stand

Mortgage Banker

1. Greg Parker
2. Ed Woolery
3. Jeffrey Nelson

Nail Salon

1. Perfect 10 Nails
2. The Nail Lounge of La Jolla
3. Nails By the Sea

New Restaurant

1. Cove House
2. Thai Gulf Restaurant
3. Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe

Orthodontist

1. La Jolla Village Orthodontics
2. Dr. Russell Toppi
3. Dr. Hoss

Outdoor Restaurant

1. Thai Gulf Restaurant
2. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar
3. The Cottage

Pastry

1. The French Gourmet
2. Girard Gourmet
3. Parakeet Café

Pediatrician

1. Dr. Sandeep S. Chaudhary
2. Veronique James, M.D.
3. Dr. Gretchen C. Gainor

Pilates Studio

1. Pilates Plus La Jolla
2. Gotham Pilates
3. Armone’s Core Connection

Pizza

1. Mr. Moto Pizza
2. Isola Pizza Bar
3. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Plumber

1. Anderson Plumbing Heating and Air
2. Arrow Plumbing
3. Erling Rohde Plumbing

Preschool

1. La Jolla Country Day School
2. The Gillispie School
3. The Children’s School

Private School

1. La Jolla Country Day
2. The Gillispie School
3. Bishops School

Restaurant with a View

1. George’s at the Cove
2. The Marine Room
3. Brockton Villa

Sandwich

1. Deli-icious
2. Girard Gourmet
3. Smallgoods Cheese Shop & Cafe

Seafood

1. El Pescador
2. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar
3. Nine-Ten

Senior Living

1. Chateau La Jolla
2. White Sands
3. Casa de Manana

Skin Care Specialist

1. SK Clinic
2. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic
3. Nalluri Plastic Surgery and Laser Center

Steak

1. Eddie V’s
2. AR Valentine the Lodge at Torrey Pines
3. Truluck’s

Surf Shop

1. Surf Diva
2. Mitch’s surf shop
3. Bird Rock Surf

Sushi

1. Sushi on the Rock
2. Shiku
3. Himitsu

Taco

1. The Taco Stand
2. Puesto
3. Don Carlos

Takeout

1. Girard Gourmet
2. Thai Gulf Restaurant
3. China Chef

Thai

1. Aroi Cafe
2. Thai Gulf Restaurant
3. Spice & Rice Kitchen

Tourist Attraction

1. Birch Aquarium
2. The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
3. The Atheneum Music & Arts Library

Trainer

1. Jay & May Complete Health
2. BriannaFit
3. Cindy Borkum

Travel Agency

1. Cadence Travel
2. Worldview Travel
3. Chayet Travel Network

Veterinary Hospital

1. La Jolla Veterinary Hospital
2. Windansea Veterinary Clinic
3. Village Veterinary Hospital

Wedding Venue

1. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
2. La Valencia Hotel
3. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Wine Bar

1. LJ Crafted Wines
2. We Olive
3. Truluck’s

Women’s Boutique

1. Robina
2. Surf Diva
3. Sigi’s Boutique

Yoga

1. Buddhi Yoga
2. Prana Yoga Center
3. Trilogy Sanctuary