2013 Merced Sun-Star Readers Choice Winners

November 22, 2013 

• Favorite Buffet

Winner

Mi Casa Café

2015 E. Child’s Ave., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-0529

Runner-up

Hibachi Grill Buffet

475 W Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-2288

• Favorite Bakery

Winner

Jantz Café & Bakery

987 Bellevue Rd.,Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 356-0782

Runner-up

Costco

1445 R St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 381-5655

• Favorite Breakfast

Winner

Paul’s Place

2991 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-1339

Runner-up

Denny’s

1128 West 13th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-2549

• Favorite Donut Shop

Winner

Rollen Donuts

2010 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-9435

Runner-up

Yum Yum Donuts

2931 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-3212

• Favorite Fine Dining Restaurant

Winner

The Branding Iron

640 West 16th St., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 722-1822

Runner-up

De Angelo’s

2000 East Childs Ave., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 383-3020

• Favorite Italian Restaurant

Winner

DiCiccos

3360 N State Highway 59, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-1801

Runner-up

Strings Italian Cafe

731 E Yosemite Ave., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-9777

• Favorite Chinese Food

Winner

New China Café

1002 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-1485

Runner-up

Hong Kong Restaurant

3556 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-0414

• Favorite Japanese Restaurant

Winner

Pocket 8’s

9 W Alexander Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-0212

Runner-up

Kings Asian

360 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-9838

• Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Winner

La Hacienda 1

3146 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 726-7700

Runner Up

Florencio’s Mexican

Restaurant

731 E Yosemite Ave., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-3356

• Favorite Golf Course

Winner

Merced Golf & Country Club

6333 North Golf Rd., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-6268

Runner-up

Rancho Del Rey Golf Course

5250 Green Sands Ave., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 358-7131

• Favorite Family Fun Center

Winner

Applegate Park Zoo

1045 W 25th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-6840

Runner-up

Bellevue Bowl

785 Bellevue Rd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 358-6466

• Favorite Steak House

Winner

The Branding Iron

640 West 16th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-1822

Runner Up

De Angelo’s Italian Steakhouse

2000 East Childs Ave., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 723-8202

• Favorite Sandwich

Winner

Togo’s

3146 G #107, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-8800

Runner-up

Quiznos

570 West Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 388-0974

• Favorite Hamburger

Winner

In-N-Out Burger

1579 Martin Luther King Jr Wy., Merced, CA 95340

(800) 786-1000

Runner-up

H&W Drive In

121 W 16th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-8595

• Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

Winner

Baskin Robbins

293 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-1291

Runner-up

Simply Delightful Yogurt

755 E Yosemite Ave., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-5288

• Favorite Pizza

Winner

Pizza Villa

1111 Loughborough Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-3661

Runner Up

Mountain Mike’s

1348 W Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-2142

• Favorite Meat Selection

Winner

Richwood Meat Co.

2751 Santa Fe Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-8171

Runner-up

Raley’s Supermarket

3550 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-3689

• Favorite Caterer

Winner

Toni’s Courtyard

Café & Bakery

516 W 18th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-2580

Runner-up

DiCiccos

3360 N State Highway 59, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-1801

• Favorite Winery

The Vista Ranch and Cellars

7326 E. Highway 140, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-8200

Runner-up

E&J Gallo Family Vineyards

Multiple Locations

• Favorite Wine Selection

Winner

The Vista Ranch and Cellars

7326 E. Highway 140, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-8200

Runner-up

De Angelo’s Italian

Steakhouse

2000 East Childs Ave., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 723-8202

• Favorite Bar/Nightclub

Pinocchio’s

460 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 580-4418

Runner-up

The Partisan

432 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-0599

• Favorite Movie Theater

Winner

Hollywood Mainplace

Stadium

403 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-1965

Runner-up

UA Regency 7

635 Fairfield Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-8000

• Favorite Dealsaver Offer

Winner

Sweet River Grill & Bar

504 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-5542

Runner-up

Pocket 8’s

9 W Alexander Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-0212

• Favorite Grocery Store

Winner

Raley’s

3550 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-3689

Runner-up

Save Mart Supermarkets

150 W Olive Ave. Ste 1, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-7501

• Favorite Music Store

Winner

Gottschalk Music Center

355 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-0626

Runner-up

Ingram’s Music

332 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-4675

• Favorite Book Store

Winner

Barnes & Noble

1720 W Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 386-0571

Runner-up

Second Time Around

524 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-9521

• Favorite Housewares Store

Winner

Target

3280 R St., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 725-3482

Runner-up

Kohl’s

400 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-2934

• Favorite Sporting Goods Store

Winner

Big 5 Sporting Goods

760 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-8202

1746 W Olive Ave., Merced 95348

(209) 384-1079

Runner-up

McNamara Sports

2820 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-3593

• Favorite Golf Store

Winner

Big 5 Sporting Goods

760 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-8202

1746 W Olive Ave., Merced 95348

(209) 384-1079

Runner-up

Golf Depot

2985 G Street, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-5780

• Favorite Pet Supply Store

Winner

PetSmart

1196 W Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-0844

Runner-up

Armstrong’s Pet

1831 Bellevue Rd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 358-2350

• Favorite Pet Groomer

Winner

PetSmart

1196 W Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-0844

Runner-up

Valley Animal Hospital

58 W 16th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-7387

• Favorite Day Spa

Winner

The Pedi Bar & Salon

755 E Yosemite Ave. Ste A, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-1130

Runner-up

Me Time Massage & Spa

2812 G St. Ste 2, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 489-7582

• Favorite Nail Salon

Winner

Rose Nails

3534 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-9333

3146 G St. #117 Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-4500

Runner-up

Venus Nails

1671 Bellevue Rd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 357-8699

• Favorite Hair Salon

Winner

Regis

Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-5550

Runner-up

Retro Lux Salon and Lounge

436 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-0862

• Favorite Tanning Salon

Winner

California Tanning

3040 Park Ave., Ste F, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-4826

511 Bellevue Rd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 358-4826

Runner-up

The Body Shak

2949 N G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-2700

• Favorite Tattoo and Piercing Parlor

Winner

Main Street Tattoo

230 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-8287

Runner-up

The Electric Needle Room

1400 Broadway Ave., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 358-6668

• Favorite Florist

Winner

Aloha Floral and Gifts

2832 N. G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-2213

Runner-up

Merced Floral

2855 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(800) 726-2837

• Favorite Gift Boutique

Winner

Aloha Floral and Gifts

2832 N. G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-2213

Runner-up

A Blooming Affair

Floral & Gifts

463 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-9456

• Favorite Bridal Shop

Winner

Irma’s Bridal

614 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-7527

Runner-up

Momento’s Bridal & Floral

268 E Bellevue Rd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 356-0878

• Favorite Tuxedo Rental

Winner

Men’s Wearhouse

765 Merced Mall #A16, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-3388

Runner-up

Piccolina’s Party Rental

602 West Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 726-5292

• Favorite Consignment/Thrift Store

Winner

Goodwill

32 W Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-2586

Runner-up

Merced Antique Mall

320 W Main St.,Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-6894

• Favorite Children’s Clothing Store

Winner

Target

3280 R St., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 725-3482

Runner-up

Kohl’s

400 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-2934

• Favorite Department Store/Clothing Store

Winner

Kohl’s

400 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-2934

Runner-up

JCPenney

600 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-3112

• Favorite Shoe Store

Winner

Footlocker

Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-1589

Runner-up

Takken’s Shoes

540 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-4930

• Favorite Jewelry Store

Winner

DeVon’s Fine Jewelers

635 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 726-8001

Runner-up

Peraino’s Jewelers

2844 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-0763

• Favorite Dry Cleaner

Winner

Dry Cleaning by Martinizing

1818 R St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-2244

2828 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-6631

Runner-up

Fresh Cleaners at Merced

755 E Yosemite Ave., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-0100

• Favorite Boat Dealer

Winner

Malibu Boats

1 Malibu Ct., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 383-7469

Runner-up

Merced Powersports

265 W 15th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-8055

• Favorite Farm Equipment

Winner

N&S Tractor

600 S State Highway 59, Merced, CA 95341

(209) 383-5888

Runner-up

Atwater Feed

1222 Atwater Blvd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 358-1840

• Favorite Photography Studio

Winner

JC Penney Portrait Studio

600 Merced Mall, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-6500

Runner-up

Q Image Studio

1384 W Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 381-0924

• Favorite Martial Arts

Winner

Merced Mixed Martial

Arts Academy

810 West Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-0117

Runner-up

Eastwind Martial

Arts Academy

1635 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-1358

• Favorite Dance Studio

Winner

Denisa’s School of Dance

2816 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-4806

Runner-up

Merced Academy of Dance

645 West Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 388-1888

• Favorite Travel Agency

Winner

AAA

3065 M St., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 250-3735

Runner-up

Merced Travel

(209) 383-1511

• Favorite House

Painting Contractor

Winner

Sherwin Williams

2160 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-3936

Runner-up

Ellison’s Painting and Home Repair

Merced, CA 95340

(209) 819-0357

• Favorite Heating & Air Service

Winner

Modern Air Mechanical

2200 Cooper Ave., Merced, CA 95344

(209) 722-1815

Runner-up

Ace Air Conditioning & Heating

137 Heron Wy., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 722-2200

• Favorite Home Builder

Winner

Artisan Construction & Design

2344 Canal St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 725-2000

Runner-up

Wake Construction

1810 Grogan Ave., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 356-0930

• Favorite Window Replacement Company

Winner

Don’s Mobile Glass

1635 T St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-4576

Runner-up

San Joaquin Glass

1359 West Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-5056

• Favorite Pest Control

Winner

Bob’s Community Pest Control

2911 Business Park Wy., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-9923

Runner-up

Clark Pest Control

1370 Merced Ave., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 383-0662

• Favorite Hardware/Home Improvement Store

Winner

Lowe’s

1750 West Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 545-7676

Runner-up

Home Depot

1735 California 140, Merced, CA 95341

(209) 722-2600

• Favorite Carpet/Flooring Store

Winner

Tri-County Flooring

481 Bellevue Rd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 676-8638

Runner-up

Merced Tile Supply

3797 California 59, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-5448

• Favorite Furniture Store

Winner

Lane Home Furnishings

900 Loughborough Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-5263

Runner-up

Hansen’s Home

Furnishing Center

6109 North Winton Wy., Winton, CA 95388

(209) 358-6469

• Favorite Nursery

Winner

Merced Gardens & Nursery

1007 Tahoe St., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-0513

Runner-up

Home Depot

1735 California 140, Merced, CA 95341

(209) 722-2600

• Favorite Lawn Care Services

Winner

Yard Masters

1968 Business Park Wy., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-3056

Runner-up

Weed Man

10218 Liberty Ave., Livingston, CA 95334

(209) 394-4300

• Favorite Handyman Service

Winner

Honey-Do Handyman

Merced, CA 95340

(209) 769-5636

Runner-up

Ellison’s Painting and Home Repair

Merced, CA 95340

(209) 819-0357

• Favorite Driving School

Winner

All American Mountain High Driving School

3058 Beachwood Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-8872

Runner-up

ChristLike Driving School

1104 Neva Ct., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 349-8212

• Favorite Car Wash

Winner

Merced Mall Car Wash

870 Loughborough Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-7900

Runner-up

Mora’s Hand Car Wash

1609 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 388-0422

• Favorite New Car Dealer

Winner

Razarri Auto Center

1234 Auto Center Dr. Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-3673

Winner

Merced Honda

1775 Auto Center Dr., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-8100

Runner-up

McAuley Motors

744 W Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-2777

• Favorite Used Car Dealer

Winner

Razarri Auto Center

1234 Auto Center Dr., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-3673

Runner-up

Merced Honda

1775 Auto Center Dr., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-8100

• Favorite Oil Change

Winner

Jiffy Lube

200 East Yosemite Ave., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 726-7790

Runner-up

Razarri Auto Center

1234 Auto Center Dr., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-3673

• Favorite Tire Store

Winner

Tire World Car Care Center

1021 West Main St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-8473

Runner-up

Tires 4 Less

1027 West 14th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-2300

• Favorite Hospital/Clinic/Medical Group

Winner

MFA Medical Group

240 East 13th St., Merced, CA 95341

(209) 723-6351

Runner-up

Mercy Medical Center

333 Mercy Ave., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 564-5000

• Favorite Chiropractor

Winner

Merced Chiropractic

1160 West Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-3255

Runner-up

Ekizian Family

Chiropractic Center

790 Loughborough Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 384-2100

• Favorite Dentist

Winner

El Portal Dental Group

3385 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-1479

Runner-up

Merced Precision

Family Dentistry

560 West 26th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-5405

• Favorite Pharmacy

Winner

Costco

1445 R St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 381-5655

Runner-up

Walgreens

3098 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 385-3438

• Favorite Veterinary Clinic

Winner

Santa Fe Pet Hospital

3113 Beachwood Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-5050

Runner-up

Valley Animal Hospital

58 West 16th St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-7387

• Favorite Health Food Store

Winner

Costco

1445 R St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 381-5655

Runner-up

Raley’s

3550 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-3689

• Favorite Health Club

Winner

In-Shape Health Clubs

2951 North G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-3377

Runner-up

Brenda Athletic Clubs

3360 California 59., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 725-8375

• Favorite Funeral Home

Winner

Ivers & Alcorn

Funeral Home

901 West Main St., Merced, California 95340

(209) 722-6201

Runner-up

Stratford Evans Merced

Funeral Home

1490 B St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 722-4191

• Favorite Apartment Complex

Winner

The Villages

3342 M St., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-1616

Runner-up

Swiss Colony Apartments

3075 Park Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 722-7721

• Favorite Senior Community

Winner

Castle Vista Senior

Duplex Community

2300 Cascade Dr., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 357-2924

Runner-up

Castlewood Gated

Senior Community

2601 North Buhach Rd., Atwater, CA 95301

(209) 233-1920

• Favorite Property Management Service

Winner

Gonella Property Management

701 West Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-6277

Runner-up

Tinetti Realty Group

Property Management

2930 G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 384-3885

• Favorite Real Estate Office

Winner

Century 21 Salvadori Realty

3500 North G St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 383-6475

Runner-up

Coldwell Banker

Gonella Realty

701 West Olive Ave., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-6277

• Favorite Insurance Agency

Winner

Allstate

3321 G St. Suite A, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-0771

Runner-up

State Farm Insurance

1124 W Olive Ave. #102, Merced, CA 95348

(209) 723-3771

• Favorite Mortgage Company

Winner

RPM Mortgage

3174 Collins Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 626-4690

Runner-up

The Mortgage Center

710 West 18th St., #18, Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-5626

• Favorite Bank/Credit Union

Winner

Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union

(MSEFCU)

1021 Olivewood Dr., Merced, CA 95348

(209) 383-5550

Runner-up

MERCO Credit Union

1911 M St., Merced, CA 95340

(209) 723-4285

• Favorite Employment Agency

Winner

Merced County Worknet

1880 Wardrobe Ave.,

Merced, CA 95341

(209) 724-2100

Runner-up

Cornerstone Staffing

Solution

2995 R St. #103, Merced, CA 95348

209) 384-8367

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