2016 Best of Best Winners

Who's the best? We asked, and you answered.

Who’s the best? We asked, and you answered.

Thousands of votes were cast in Shelby Living’s sixth annual Best of the Best contest. Read on to find out our readers’ favorite businesses, restaurants and festivals in Shelby County.

Dining and Nightlife

Best Coffee

Kai’s Koffee
2953 Pelham Parkway, Pelham
Acupofkai.weebly.com
205-352-2290

Finalists: Eclipse Coffee, Starbucks Alabaster, Ground Up Coffee

 

Best Bakery

Delicious Bakery
844 U.S. 31 South, Suite C, Alabaster
Deliciousbakeryalabaster.com
205-685-1526

Finalists: Edgar’s Bakery, K&J’s Elegant Pastries, Tee’s Cakes and Pastries

 

Best Donut Shop

Donut Joe’s
3199 Lee Street, Pelham
Facebook: @donutjoes
205-663-6006

Finalists: YB’s Daylight Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Donut Chef, The Heavenly Donut Company

 

Best BBQ

Lazy Boy BBQ
4161 Helena Road, Helena
lazyboybbq.net
205-201-3834

Finalists: Jim N’ Nick’s, Full Moon, Tin Top BBQ

 

Best Milkshake

Davis Drug Company
111 South Main Street, Columbiana
Facebook: Davis Drug Co.
205-669-6713

Finalists: Steak ‘n Shake, Eclipse Coffee

 

Best Margarita

Margarita Grill
234 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham
themargaritagrill.com
205-982-7281

Finalists: Cozumel Grill, Zapopan, El Agave

 

Best Bar

Rio’s Bar and Grill
2693 Highway 95, Helena
rioshelena.com
Facebook: @Riosbarandgrill12
205-664-0366

Finalists: The Coal Yard, Pub 261, Main Street Tavern

 

Best Pizza

Nino’s Italian Restaurant
2698 Pelham Parkway, Pelham
ninos-pelham.com
205-620-1116

Finalists: Marco’s Pizza – Helena, Papa Saia’s

 

Best Patio Dining

Papa Saia’s
4300 Helena Road, Helena
papasaiashelena.com
Facebook: @PapaSaias
205-621-6161

Finalists: Margarita Grill, The Depot, Pablo’s

 

Best Italian Food

Joe’s Italian
21 Weatherly Club Drive, Alabaster
joesitalianonline.com
205-663-4111

Finalists: Bellinis, Amoré Ristorante Italiano

 

Best Mexican Food

Cozumel Grill and Mexican Restaurant
2754 Pelham Parkway, Pelham
Facebook: Cozumel Grill & Mexican Grill
205-621-8886

Finalists: Zapopan, Habaneros, Del Toro

 

Best Asian Food

Zou’s Kitchen
1917 County Road 58, Helena
zouskitchenhelena.com
205-664-0688

Finalists: Mizu, Panda House, Hunan

 

Best Date Night

Fox Valley Restaurant
6745 Highway 17, Maylene
Facebook: Fox Valley Restaurant
205-664-8341

Finalists: The Coal Yard, Chuck’s, Bellinis

 

Best Caterer

Home Plate Cooking
5129 Highway 17, Helena
homeplatecooking.com
205-621-6502

Finalists: Southern Sweets, Joe’s Italian