Best of 417 2017

See which food, activities, people and places made the cut.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

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Food & Drink

Order up a Best Breakfast from Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe. We like the Ozark Sunrise cocktail with American Born Dixie sweet moonshine, orange juice and grenadine paired with a stack of hot and fluffy waffles.

 

Best Fine-Dining Restaurant

Winner: Flame Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Second Place: Ocean Zen

Third Place: Touch Restaurant & Oyster House

 

Best New Restaurant

Winner: Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes

Second Place: Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe

Third Place: Great American Taco Co.

 

Best Breakfast

Winner: Gailey’s Breakfast Café

Second Place: Early Bird Breakfast Pub

Third Place: Aviary Café

Best Place for Lunch

Winner: Bambino’s Café

Second Place: Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House

Third Place: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

 

Best Brunch

Winner: Aviary Café

Second Place: Early Bird Breakfast Pub

Third Place: Hemingway’s Blue Water Café

Best Bakery Item

Winner: Kringle from Supreme Kringle Bakery

Second Place: Cinnamon Rolls, AmyCakes Bakery

Third Place: Cheese Danish from Elle’s Patisserie

 

Best Food Truck

Winner: London Calling Pasty Company

Second Place: The Wheelhouse

Third Place: Twisted Mike’s

 

Best Italian Dining

Winner: Bambino’s Café

Second Place: Nonna’s Italian American Cafe

Third Place: Avanzare Italian Dining

 

Best Mexican Dining

Winner: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

Second Place: Mexican Villa

Third Place: El Puente Mexican Restaurant

 

Best Asian Dining

Winner: Nakato Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Second Place: Haruno Japanese Sushi
Bar & Grill

Third Place: Ocean Zen

 

Best Sushi

Winner: Haruno Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill

Second Place: Kai

Third Place: Nakato Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

 

Best Cashew Chicken

Winner: Leong’s Asian Diner

Second Place: Hong Kong Inn

Third Place: Lucy’s Chinese Food

 

Best Burgers

Winner: Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes

Second Place: Bair’s All-American Sports Grill

Third Place: Grad School

 

Best Salads

Winner: The Grotto

Second Place: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

Third Place: Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe

 

Best Tacos

Winner: Great American Taco Co.

Second Place: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

Third Place: Tortilleria Perches

 

Best Fish Tacos

Winner: Grad School

Second Place: Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

Third Place: Great American Taco Co.

 

Best Chicken Salad

Winner: Spring Creek Tea Room

Second Place: Tea Bar & Bites Bakery and Cafe

Third Place: Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe

 

Best Soup

Winner: Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House

Second Place: Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe

Third Place: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

 

Best Nachos

Winner: Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar

Second Place: El Puente Mexican Restaurant

Third Place: Bair’s All-American Sports Grill

 

Best Pizza

Winner: Arris’ Pizza

Second Place: Pizza House

Third Place: The Big Slice

 

Best Cold Sandwiches

Winner: The Sub Shop

Second Place: Nearly Famous Deli &
Pasta House

Third Place: Vasken’s Deli

 

Best Hot Sandwiches

Winner: Chicago Cheesesteak Company

Second Place: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

Third Place: Nearly Famous Deli & Pasta House

 

Best Steaks

Winner: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

Second Place: Flame Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Third Place: The Argentina Steakhouse

 

Best Barbecue

Winner: City Butcher and Barbecue

Second Place: Whole
Hog Cafe

Third Place: Buckingham’s Smokehouse and BBQ

 

Best Chicken Wings

Winner: Coyote’s Adobe Cafe / Coyote’s
Nixa Grill

Second Place: Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar

Third Place: Grad School

 

Best Tea Room

Winner: Tea Bar & Bites Bakery and Cafe

Second Place: Spring Creek Tea Room

Third Place: Lola’s Pastries & Eatery

 

Best Coffee Shop

Winner: Mudhouse Coffee

Second Place: Classic Rock Coffee Co.

Third Place: Hebrews Coffee

 

Best Appetizer

Winner: Buffalo Chicken Dip at Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar

Second Place: Bacon-Wrapped Peppadews at Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

Third Place: Crab Rangoon Dip at Lindberg’s

 

Best Desserts    

Winner: Andy’s Frozen Custard

Second Place: Aviary Café

Third Place: Elle’s Patisserie

 

Best Vegetarian-Friendly Food

Winner: MaMa Jean’s Natural Market

Second Place: Cafe Cusco

Third Place: The Grotto

 

Best Gluten-Free Food

Winner: MaMa Jean’s Natural Market

Second Place: Cafe Cusco

Third Place: The Wheelhouse

 

Best Bar Food

Winner: Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar

Second Place: Bair’s All-American Sports Grill

Third Place: Galloway Grill

 

Best Beer Menu

Winner: Springfield Brewing Company

Second Place: Patton Alley Pub

Third Place: Mother’s Brewing Company

 

Best Cocktail Menu

Winner: The Golden Girl Rum Club

Second Place: Scotch & Soda

Third Place: Lindberg’s

 

Best Happy Hour

Winner: Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar

Second Place: Touch Restaurant & Oyster House

Third Place: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

 

Best Locally Made Booze Business

Winner: Mother’s Brewing Company

Second Place: Springfield Brewing Company

Third Place: Copper Run Distillery & Tasting Room

 

Best Restaurant or Bar Patio

Winner: Sequiota Bike Shop

Second Place: Galloway Grill

Third Place: Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar

 

Best Restaurant Service

Winner: Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub

Second Place: Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar

Third Place: Cafe Cusco

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