2024-05-27 11:50 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

The ballots have been cast. The votes have been counted. And then recounted. In the end, News-Press readers picked their favorite Falls Church places to eat, drink, shop and more – 26 categories worth – in the 2012 Best of Falls Church. More votes than ever were cast this year and the competition featured the closest races we’ve ever had for the 3rd annual contest. Five categories were decided by less than a percentage point and in one race, there was a straight-up tie for the top spot. So who’s got the best California roll in The Little City? Where should you go to get your nails done? Read on to find out F.C.’s best.


frontpageburgerpic226FALLS CHURCH’S BEST BURGER as voted on by News-Press readers is from Elevation Burger on South Washington Street. Their Vertigo Burger, seen here, is a meat and bun monster and can be ordered with up to 10 patties (the above burger has just six). This year marks Elevation’s third consecutive “Best Burger of Falls Church” title. (Photo: News-Press)


Best Burger: Elevation Burger

Best Pizza: Flippin’ Pizza

Best Sandwiches: Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae

Best Outside Eating: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack

Best Sushi: Koi Koi

Best Bakery: Natalia’s Elegant Creations

Best Brunch: Ireland’s Four Provinces

Best Lunch Spot: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack

Best Happy Hour: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack

Best Spot to Watch the Game: Dogwood Tavern

Best Coffee: Natalia’s Elegant Creations

Best Live Music: The State Theatre

Best Nail Salon: Rex Day Spa

Best Hail Salon: Perfect Endings

Best Health Club: Vantage Fitness

Best Yoga Studio: Dancing Mind Yoga

Best Doctor: Raymond Solano

Best Dentist: William Dougherty, III

Best Auto Service Center: Smokey’s Garage

Best Retail Store: Brown’s Hardware

Best Massage: Massage Envy Spa

Best Florist: Falls Church Florist

Best Pharmacy: CVS Pharmacy

Best Bank: Burke & Herbert

Best Real Estate Agent: Leslie Hutchison & Tori McKinney

Best Dry Cleaner: Spectrum Cleaners





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