2019 winners

2019 RoCo Gold People’s Choice Winners

The best of Rowan County, NC as voted by the people!

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Best American Cuisine

City Tavern
113 E Fisher St, Salisbury (704) 603-4656
www.citytavernsalisbury.com

Runner Up: Ivan’s Steakhouse
2nd Runner Up: Sweet Meadow

Best Italian Cuisine

Chef Santos
123 E Fisher St, Salisbury (704) 637-7144
facebook.com/Goodfellasbychefsantos/

Runner Up: Romano’s
2nd Runner Up: LaCava Restaurant

Best International Cuisine

Katana Japanese fusion
475 Jake Alexander Blvd W #101, Salisbury
(704) 636-0200  katanafusion.com

Runner Up: Sabaidee Thai
2nd Runner Up: Mambo Grill

Best Mexican Cuisine

El Patron
1030 Freeland Dr, Salisbury
(704) 636-5300  elpatronsalisburync.com

Runner Up: Casa Grande
2nd Runner Up: Monterrey Mexican Rest.

Best BBQ

College BBQ
117 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury
(704) 633-9953

Runner Up: Hendrix BBQ
2nd Runner Up: Smoke Pit

Best Bakery/Desserts

Country Donutz
475 Jake Alexander Blvd W #105
Salisbury (980) 330-3420

Runner Up: Abigail’s: A Cake Affair
2nd Runner Up: Krispy Kreme

Best Caterer 

Debbie Suggs Catering
Salisbury; (704) 637-2016

Runner Up: Creative Gourmet Catering by Matt Trexler
2nd Runner Up: Chef Santos

Best Food Truck/Food Stand

The Hot Box
110 S Lee St., Salisbury
facebook.com/FoodTruckatTheFishBowl

Runner Up: Mise en place
2nd Runner Up: Yummi Banh Mi

Customer Service (Food)

Country Donutz
475 Jake Alexander Blvd W #105, Salisbury (980) 330-3420

Runner Up: College BBQ
2nd Runner Up: Chick-fil-A

Take-out Food

Katana
475 Jake Alexander Blvd W #101, Salisbury

Runner Up: The Hot Box
2nd Runner Up: Tokyo Express

Vegetarian         

Sweet Meadow
105 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144 (704) 637-8715

Runner Up: Juice Life
2nd Runner Up: Katana Japanese

Patio/Outdoor Dining

Go Burrito
115 W Fisher St, Salisbury (704) 754-4755
goburrito.com

Runner Up: DJ’s
2nd Runner Up: City Tavern

Best Bar        

The Fish Bowl
127 E Innes St, Salisbury (704) 762-9989
https://the-fish-bowl-bar.business.site

Runner Up: City Tavern
2nd Runner Up: DJs

Best Beer Selection

New Sarum Brewing Company
109 N Lee St, Salisbury (704) 310-5048
newsarumbrewing.com

Runner Up: City Tavern
2nd Runner Up: The Fish Bowl

Best Coffee            

Koco Java Coffee & Roastery
329 N Main St, Salisbury (704) 630-1145

Runner Up: Mean Mug
2nd Runner Up: Starbucks

Best Wine Selection               

Salisbury Wine Shop
106 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 636-5151
www.salisburywineshop.com

Runner Up: Morgan Ridge Brewery
2nd Runner Up: La Cava

Best Burger               

City Tavern
116 N Main St, Salisbury (704) 633-5872

Runner Up: Hap’s
2nd Runner Up: Cook Out

Best Breakfast              

Breakfast Time
1602 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury
(704) 603-8032  www.breakfastimenc.com

Runner Up: Breakfast Time
2nd Runner Up: Hendrix BBQ

Best Brunch

Sweet Meadow
105 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 637-8715

Runner Up: Breakfast Time
2nd Runner Up: La Cava Restaurant

Best Burrito

Go Burrito
115 W Fisher St, Salisbury (704) 754-4755

Runner Up: Monterrey Mexican Rest.
2nd Runner Up: El Patron

Best Deli/Sandwich

Sidewalk Deli
120 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 637-3354

Runner Up: Jersey Mike’s
2nd Runner Up: Troyer’s

Best Doughnuts

Country Donutz
475 Jake Alexander Blvd W #105 Salisbury
(980) 330-3420

Runner Up: Krispy Kreme
2nd Runner Up: Troyer’s

Best Frozen Treat

Dairy Queen W Innes
1004 W Innes St, Salisbury (704) 636-8653
dairyqueen.com

Runner Up: Sweet Frog
2nd Runner Up: SnoBiz

Best Hot Dog

Hap’s
116 N Main St, Salisbury (704) 633-5872

Runner Up: Hot Dog Shack
2nd Runner Up: College BBQ

Best Pizza         

Salty Caper
115 S Lee St, Salisbury (704) 633-1101
www.saltycaper.com

Runner Up: Village Inn
2nd Runner Up: Pizza Hut

Best Seafood

Shuckin’ Shack
118 N Main St, Salisbury (704) 431-6966
www.theshuckinshack.com

Runner Up: Blue Bay Seafood
2nd Runner Up: Ivan’s

Best Steak

Ivan’s
2024 Old Mocksville Rd, Salisbury
(704) 637-2000  ivansrestaurant.com

Runner Up: Longhorn Steakhouse
2nd Runner Up: Outback Steakhouse

Best Sushi

Katana
475 Jake Alexander Blvd W #101, Salisbury

Runner Up: Bangkok Downtown
2nd Runner Up: Sabaidee

Best Wings

East Coast Wings
211 Faith Rd, Salisbury (704) 633-2464
eastcoastwings.com

Runner Up: Christo’s
2nd Runner Up: Buffalo Wild Wings

Place to Entertain Kids

Dan Nicholas Park
6800 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury
www.rowancountync.gov/185/Dan-Nicholas-Park

Runner Up: NC Transportation Museum
2nd Runner Up: Friday Night Fun at Triple Threat Dance Studio

Late Night Entertainment

The Fish Bowl
127 E Innes St, Salisbury (704) 762-9989

Runner Up: Go Burrito
2nd Runner Up: DJ’s

Theater

Meroney Theater
213 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 633-5471
piedmontplayers.com

Runner Up: Lee Street Theatre
2nd Runner Up: Cinemark Tinseltown

Best Tourist Attraction               

NC Transportation
1 Samuel Spencer Drive, Spencer
(704) 636-2889  www.nctrans.org

Runner Up: Dan Nicholas Park
2nd Runner Up: Lazy 5 Ranch

Best Park        

Dan Nicholas Park
6800 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury

Runner Up: Hurley Park
2nd Runner Up: City Park

Best Art Gallery        

Waterworks Visual Art Center
123 E Liberty St, Salisbury  (704) 636-1882
www.waterworks.org

Runner Up: Pottery 101
2nd Runner Up: Railwalk Gallery

Books/Comics/Toys/Games

South Main Book Co.
110 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 630-9788
southmainbookcompany.com

Runner Up: Comic Monstore
2nd Runner Up: Critters

Bicycles/Sporting Goods

Skinny Wheels
111 W Innes St, Salisbury  (704) 762-9537
www.skinnywheels.com

Runner Up: Dick’s Sporting Goods
2nd Runner Up: Pedal Factory

Fishing/Hunting Supplies

FIRST NATIONAL:
Dick’s Sporting Goods
125 Tingle Dr #300, Salisbury (704) 212-2482

FIRST LOCAL:
Hill’s Minnow Farm
7940 Bringle Ferry Rd, Salisbury
(704) 633-7413 hillsminnowfarm.com

Runner Up: Fleming Candy Company

Dance/Gymnastic Studio

Triple Threat Dance
1680 South Main Street China Grove
(704)-707-9341 triplethreat.dance

Runner Up: Spotlight Dance Company
2nd Runner Up: Dimensions Dance Arts

Karate/Martial Arts Studio

Sidekick Karate – Downtown
520 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144
sidekickdojo.com

Runner Up: Iron Dragon
2nd Runner Up: KickFit

Place for Worship

St. John’s Lutheran
200 W Innes St, Salisbury  (704) 636-3431
stjohns-salisbury.org

Runner Up: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
2nd Runner Up: Life Church Chiropractic

Best Chiropractic

Jeter Chiropractic
1001 N Main St, Salisbury  (704) 633-5156
jeterchironc.com

Runner Up: Collins Chiropractic
2nd Runner Up: Way to Wellness/Jennings

Best Hearing Service

Beltone
512 Klumac Rd Ste 7, Salisbury (704) 636-6037

Runner Up: Hearing Solutions
2nd Runner Up: Salisbury Audiology

Best Dentist

Fortner Dental Group
1834 Jake Alexander Blvd W, Salisbury
(704) 636-1848 www.fortnerdentalgroup.com

Runner Up: Anderson Dental
2nd Runner Up: Dr. Steven Yang

Best Eye Care             

Salisbury Eyecare & Eyewear
205 E Council St B, Salisbury (704) 310-5002
www.salisburyeyecareandeyewear.com

Runner Up: Dr. Mark Brittain
2nd Runner Up: Peak Eye Care

Best Place To Work Out               

The Forum
2318 S Main St #8997, Salisbury
(704) 633-6638 theforumfitness.com

Runner Up: YMCA
2nd Runner Up: Planet Fitness

Retirement/Assisted Living Facility

Trinity Oaks
820 Klumac Rd, Salisbury  (704) 637-3784
www.trinityoaks.net

Runner Up: Oak Park
2nd Runner Up: Autumn Care

Women’s Health Provider

Yatawara Gynecology, Wellness, and Aesthetics
415 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury
(704) 754-8990 yatawaramd.com

Runner Up: Carolina Women’s Health
2nd Runner Up: Salisbury Ob/Gyn

Medical Facility

Novant Rowan Medical Center
12 Mocksville Ave, Salisbury
(704) 210-5000  www.novanthealth.org

Runner Up: Rowan Diagnostic
2nd Runner Up: Rowan Family Physicians

Local Pharmacy               

The Medicine Shoppe
1357 W Innes St, Salisbury
(704) 637-6120 www.medicineshoppesalisbury.com

Runner Up: Walgreens
2nd Runner Up: Price Pharmacy

Antiques               

Salisbury Emporium
230 E Kerr St, Salisbury  (704) 642-0039
www.salisburyemporium.com

Runner Up: Priscilla’s
2nd Runner Up: Salisbury Square

Health/Organic Items            

Simply Good
128 E Innes St, Salisbury  (704) 636-0889
www.simplygoodnaturalfoods.com

Runner Up: The Medicine Shoppe
2nd Runner Up: The Hive

Gifts/Specialty Items            

Caniche
200 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 638-5522
shopcaniche.com

Runner Up: The Stitchin’ Post
2nd Runner Up: The Hive

Bedding/Furniture

R&J Furniture
1015 N Salisbury Ave, Spencer
(704) 633-4677   rjfurniturexpress.com

Runner Up: Bare Furniture
2nd Runner Up: Badcock Furniture

Cards/Stationery

The Lettered Lily Design Studio
113 W Fisher St, Salisbury  (704) 754-5973
theletteredlily.wordpress.com

Runner Up: Critters
2nd Runner Up: The Hive

Consignment/Thrift            

Encore on Main
118 S Main St, China Grove
(704) 857-1584 www.encoreonmain.com

Runner Up:Habitat Restore
2nd Runner Up: Growing Pains

Jewelry

Barnhardt Jewelers
314 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer
(704) 633-0618  barnhardtjewelers.com

Runner Up: Windsor Gallery
2nd Runner Up: Caniche

Prom/Bridal             

Encore on Main
118 S Main St, China Grove
(704) 857-1584 www.encoreonmain.com

Runner Up: A Perfect Dress
2nd Runner Up: Hope’s Bridal

Shoes        

Ralph Bakers
428 N Main St, Salisbury (704) 636-1850
www.ralphbakershoes.com

Runner Up: Shoe Carnival
2nd Runner Up: Rack Room

Children’s Clothing            

Lora Belle Baby
105 N Main St, Salisbury  (704) 209-4206
www.lorabellebaby.com

Runner Up: Kohl’s
2nd Runner Up: Old Navy

Women’s Apparel          

Caniche
200 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 638-5522
shopcaniche.com

Runner Up: Anna Craig Boutique
2nd Runner Up: Belk

Lighting

Home Lighting & Supply
3212 S Main St, Salisbury  (704) 636-3883
fansandlights.com

Runner Up: Lowes
2nd Runner Up: DESCO

Lawn Equipment

FIRST NATIONAL:
Lowes 207 Faith Rd, Salisbury  (704) 638-0808

FIRST LOCAL:
Faith Farm Equipment
585 Srv Rd I- 85, Salisbury (704) 431-4566
faithfarm.com

Runner Up: Outdoor Power

Garden Center

Godley’s Garden Center
2281 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury (704) 638-0082

Runner Up: Rufty’s Garden Shop
2nd Runner Up: Lowe’s

Flooring Provider            

Grove Supply
1600 N Main St, China Grove (704) 857-2415
www.grovesupplyflooring.com

Runner Up: Lowe’s
2nd Runner Up: Lumber Liquidators

Hardware/Home Improvement Store

FIRST NATIONAL: Lowes

FIRST LOCAL: True Value
1818 W Innes St, Salisbury (980) 330-6700
truevalue.com/salisbury

Runner Up: Ace Hardware

Landscaping Service

On The Job Landscaping
(704) 239-1191
https://onthejoblawn.com

Runner Up: Godley’s
2nd Runner Up: KuttRite Lawn Care

Real Estate Company

TMR Realty
131 E Innes St #305, Salisbury
(704) 245-618 tmrrealty.net

Runner Up: Century 21 Towne & Country
2nd Runner Up: Wallace Realty

Plumbing Company

Spencer Plumbing
314 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer
(704) 637-2090  spencerplumbingco.com

Runner Up: Eagle Plumbing
2nd Runner Up: CAC Plumbing

AC/Heating Service               

Stout Heating & Air
4243 S Main St, Salisbury  (704) 633-8095
www.stoutheatingandair.com

Runner Up: Medley
2nd Runner Up: Beaver Bros

Painting Service

Richard’s Painting
112 E Council St, Salisbury (704) 856-8101
richardspainting.net

Runner Up: The Property Pal
2nd Runner Up: Woodie’s Painting

Handyman

The Property Pal
2840 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury
(704) 762-4619

Runner Up: Richard’s Painting
2nd Runner Up: Dan Perry

Pest Control Service

Chamberlain Exterminators
1903 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 633-2938
chamberlainexterminators.com

Runner Up: Peeler Environmental
2nd Runner Up: Intersect Pest Control

Cleaning Service

Wife For Hire
(704) 633-9295 www.wifeforehireinc.com

Runner Up: Cleaning Authority
2nd Runner Up: Busy Bees

Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning

Ritchie’s Steamway
622 E. Council Street, Salisbury (704) 633-9418
ritchiescarpetcleaning.weebly.com

Runner Up: Tom’s Carpet Care
2nd Runner Up: DC ChemDry

Boarding/Sitting Service            

Lazy 5 Veterinary Hospital
2916 S Main St, Salisbury  (704) 636-1100
lazy5vets.com

Runner Up: Pet Peeps Boarding
2nd Runner Up: Salisbury Animal

Grooming Service

Lazy 5 Veterinary Hospital
2916 S Main St, Salisbury  (704) 636-1100
lazy5vets.com

Runner Up: Main Stream Pets
2nd Runner Up: Uptown Dogs & Cats

Veterinary Service

Lazy 5 Veterinary Hospital
2916 S Main St, Salisbury  (704) 636-1100
lazy5vets.com

Runner Up: Salisbury Animal Hospital
2nd Runner Up: Rowan Animal Clinic

Pet Food/Pet Items

Main Stream Pets
5675 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 642-0004
www.mainstreampets.com

Runner Up: PetSmart
2nd Runner Up: Hot Diggity Dog

Barber Shop

Made Man Barber & Shave
108 W Innes St, Salisbury (704) 754-9961
facebook.com/MadeManBarberAndShave

Runner Up: College Barber Shop
2nd Runner Up: GQ Barber Shop

Mani/Pedi

Salisbury Salon & Spa
210 E Innes St, Salisbury  (704) 310-5941
www.salisburysalonspa.com

Runner Up: Kim’s Nails
2nd Runner Up: Greystone Salon & Spa

Skincare Facility

Salisbury Salon & Spa
210 E Innes St., Salisbury  (704) 310-5941

Runner Up: Yatawara
2nd Runner Up: Greystone Salon & Spa

Spa/Massage

Salisbury Salon & Spa
www.salisburysalonspa.com

Runner Up: Greystone Salon & Spa
2nd Runner Up: Alleviate Massage Therapy

Hair Salon

Salisbury Salon & Spa
210 E Innes St, Salisbury  (704) 310-5941

Runner Up: Greystone Salon & Spa
2nd Runner Up: Wicked Scissors

Dry Cleaner

Vogue Cleaners
106 N Long St, Salisbury  (704) 633-5411
salisburydrycleaners.com

Runner Up: M&S Cleaners
2nd Runner Up: Bell’s Cleaners

Car Wash

Sam’s Car Wash
800 East Innes Street & 1022 West Innes Street, Salisbury
www.samscarwashkl.com

Runner Up: Jimmy Clean
2nd Runner Up: Wash Me Detail

Oil Change

Sam’s Express Care
800 E Innes St, Salisbury (704) 636-1045
samscarwashkl.com

Runner Up:Auto Works
2nd Runner Up: Grease Monkey

Auto Repair

Auto Works
429 S Main St, Salisbury (704) 310-5718

Runner Up: Randy Hall Automotive
2nd Runner Up: Rock Steady Rides

New Car Dealer

Team Chevy
404 Jake Alexander Blvd S, Salisbury
(704) 216-8000 teamchevync.com

Runner Up: Gerry Wood
2nd Runner Up: Cloninger

Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Salisbury Motor Company
700 W Innes St, Salisbury (704) 636-1341
www.salisburymotorcompany.com

Runner Up: Gerry Wood
2nd Runner Up: Team Chevy

ATV/Recreational Dealer

Mott’s Powersports
1325 N Main St, Salisbury (704) 636-9900
www.mottspowersports.com

Runner Up: 704 Powersports
2nd Runner Up: Adam’s Service

Financial Institution

F&M Bank
www.fmbnc.com

Runner Up: State Employees Credit Union
2nd Runner Up: Wells Fargo

Law Firm

Nance & Overbey
214 E Innes St, Salisbury (704) 637-5590
www.nolawfirm.com

Runner Up: Davis & Davis
2nd Runner Up: Whitley & Jordan

Local Non-Profit

Rowan Helping Ministries
1 226 N Long St, Salisbury (704) 637-6838
www.rowanhelpingministries.org

Runner Up: Meals on Wheels of Rowan
2nd Runner Up: Partners In Learning

Best Realtor

Jayne Helms
354 George W Liles Pkwy #40, Concord
(704) 798-5726 jaynehelms.engagereagent.com

Runner Up: Cathy Griffin
2nd Runner Up: Teresa Rufty

Best School

Carson High School
290 Kress Venture Dr, China Grove
(704) 855-7297 rssed.org/jchs

Runner Up: West Rowan High School
2nd Runner Up: East Rowan High School

Best College

Catawba
2300 W Innes St, Salisbury (704) 637-4111
catawba.edu

Runner Up: RCCC
2nd Runner Up: Livingstone

Insurance Company

Farm Bureau
103 N Main St, China Grove, NC 28023
304 Birdie Dr, Salisbury (704) 633-4801

Runner Up: State Farm
2nd Runner Up: Central Carolina Ins.

Funeral Service Provider

Powles Staton Funeral Home
913 W Main St, Rockwell (704) 279-7241
www.powlesfuneralhome.com

Runner Up: Summersett
2nd Runner Up: Lyerly

Best Customer Service – Retail/Service

Powles Staton Funeral Home
913 W Main St, Rockwell (704) 279-7241
www.powlesfuneralhome.com

Runner Up: Salisbury Salon & Spa
2nd Runner Up: Dr. Don Fortner, DMD