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Staunton’s Award Winners in the Best of Virginia 2024


Every January, Virginia Living Magazine asks its readers to name their favorite businesses and attractions in a write-in poll. The magazine features them in its Best of Virginia issue, which is designed to guide readers to all the best places in five different Virginia regions. Locals and visitors voted for favorites, and Staunton really shines as a place to visit and do business.

Read on to find out who of your favorites are award winners in various categories. If you haven’t yet visited, what are you waiting for?

Best of Food & Drink

Breakfast/Brunch Restaurant – 2nd Place: Kathy’s Restaurant
Fine Dining – 1st Place: Mill Street Grill; 3rd Place: Zynodoa
Ice Cream Shop
– 2nd Place: Kline’s Dairy Bar; 3rd Place: The Split Banana
Indian Restaurant – 2nd Place: Taste of India
Mexican Restaurant
– 1st Place: Chicano Boy Taco
Outdoor Dining – 2nd Place: Byers Street Bistro
Pizzeria – 3rd Place: Shenandoah Pizza
Seafood Restaurant – 1st Place: Blu Point Seafood Co.; 2nd: Valley Smokehouse
Steakhouse – 2nd Place: Mill Street Grill; 3rd Place: The Depot Grille
Bakery – 1st Place: Reunion Bakery
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) – 1st Place: Project GROWS; 2nd Place: Malcolms Market Garden
Farmers’ Market – 2nd Place: Staunton Farmers’ Market
Wine Shop – 1st Place: Yelping Dog Wine
Cocktails – 2nd Place: Zynodoa
Winery – 2nd Place: Barren Ridge Vineyards

Entertainment & Events

Art Event – 2nd Place: Art in the Park at Gypsy Hill
Festival – 3rd Place: Queen City Mischief & Magic
Museum – 1st Place: Frontier Culture Museum
Performing Arts Company – 1st Place: American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse
Performing Arts Theater – 1st Place: American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse

Travel

Historic Site – 1st Place: Downtown Staunton

Outdoors & Active

Gym – 2nd Place: Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA
Specialty Fitness – 1st Place: Phoenix Fitness & Yoga
Tennis Facility – 2nd Place: Gypsy Hill Park

Shopping 

Book Store – 3rd Place: The Book Dragon Shop
Florist – 3rd Place: Honey Bee’s Florist
Gift Store – 3rd Place: Latitudes Fair Trade Store

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted. Now, get out there and support Staunton’s favorite businesses and attractions.


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