Best of Jackson

Best of Jackson

Whether you are new to Jackson, a lifelong resident, or somewhere in between, there always seems to come a time when you find yourself asking someone you know “Where’s the best place in town to …”

Imagine being able to get the opinion of hundreds of people at once. About dozens of products … and services … and hot spots. You get the idea.

2016 Best of Jackson

Round Two

Voters have made their choice. We received nearly 4,000 votes in the first round of the Jackson Magazine 2016 “Best of Jackson” awards. Voters selected their top businesses among the nominees in six categories. We have tallied the votes to determine the top three businesses in each category. Votes were taken through the end of October.

To determine the top winner, you now need to vote for the best among the Top Three finalists. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Click here to access the 2016 ballot
  2. Select one business in each of six categories:
    a. Best Chiropractor
    b. Best Diner
    c. Best High School Mascot
    d. Best Media Personality
    e. Best Place to Buy Unique Gifts
    f. Best Place to Watch a Sporting Event

    The categories include independent, locally owned businesses; chains, including those locally owned, are ineligible.

  3. Check back in November and December (in the printed issue of Jackson Magazine or at, where we will list the Top 3 in each category. Vote for your winner among those three finalists.
  4. The deadline to select winners will be Friday, Dec. 18. “Best of Jackson” winners in each category will be announced at our Best of Jackson awards ceremony in March will be highlighted in the March 2016 edition of Jackson Magazine, along with all category finalists.

Vote for 2016 Best of Jackson now!

2014 Best of Jackson

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Best of Jackson Award Winners! Be sure to vote in this year's awards and help choose the Best of Jackson for 2016.

See the winners in the March 2015 online edition of Jackson Magazine.

That is what our annual “Best of Jackson” readers’ choice awards are all about, getting the word out about the best this community has to offer.

Official Rules

Ballots can either be completed online at or the original ballot may be completed and mailed to:
Best of Jackson, Jackson Magazine, PO Box 1467, Jackson, MI 49204.
Limit one ballot per envelope.

  • NO Photo copies will be accepted.
  • All ballots must be completed online or postmarked by December 20th.
  • If authenticity of a ballot cannot be verified, it will be thrown out.

2015 Best of Jackson Award Winners

Best Veterinarian Clinic:
Crossroads Animal Hospital

Best Boat Dealer:
Thayer Marine

Best Brewer:
Grand River Brewery

Best Car Wash (Full Service):
Oasis Car Wash

Best Carpet Cleaner:
Christoff and Sons

Best Coffee:
The Daily Grind

Best Kid's Menu:
Bone Island Grille

Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners:
The Cascades

Best Pre-School:
ABC Academy

Best Steak Hoagie:
Steaks Eatery


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