Who are the Best of Springfield winners?

Brittany Waters delivers a customer's food on the new outdoor dinning area at Speakeasy Ramen Monday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
Brittany Waters delivers a customer's food on the new outdoor dinning area at Speakeasy Ramen Monday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

The Best of Springfield award winners have been announced - highlighting the community’s favorite food, businesses, services and destinations.

Winners were selected from 39 different categories by community members.

Despite the pandemic, Camaren Sloan, Chamber Convention and Visitors Bureau events manager, said the voting for the Best of Springfield Awards was similar to past years and still had a decent turnout. Some of the best feedback is when people see the Best of list and discover new things.

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“People enjoy being exposed to local businesses and supporting them,” Sloan told the News-Sun. “Some people will try out a new entity because it won. It’s a friendly competition.”

The awards, sponsored by Mercy Health, were presented last week through a live streaming event presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett. The event included a performance by The American Landscape, a cooking demo with Speakeasy Ramen and a cocktail mixology session with the Market Bar.

The 2020 Best of Springfield Awards is a program presented by the Chamber of Greater Springfield.

Below is the list of winners:

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Schuler’s Bakery


Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company

Bar Food

Station 1


Rudy’s Smokehouse


Olympic Coney Island


Five Guys

Chinese Food

Golden Chopsticks


O’Conners Irish Pub


Winans Chocolates & Coffees

Dine-In Restaurant

Speakeasy Ramen

Food Truck


Italian Food

Fratelli’s Famiglia Ristorante

Lunch Spot

Speakeasy Ramen

Mexican Food

Los Mariachis Mexican Restaurant


The Hickory Inn


Texas Roadhouse



Assisted Living/Retirement/Rehab Facility

Oakwood Village

Auto Repair

Zima Automotive

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Dealer

Bill Marine

Band or DJ

DJ Chill

Contractor/Construction Firm

Scanlan Construction

Customer Service

Scout’s Café

Dental Professional

North Spring Dental


Wright-Patt Credit Union

Farmers Market Vendor

On the Rise

Financial Services Firm (Bank, Insurance, Investments)

Wright-Patt Credit Union


Schneider’s Florist

Gym/Yoga Studio

Springfield Health & Fitness

Historic Landmark

Westcott House


Gillam Lawncare & Landscaping LLC

Local Event

Summer Arts Festival

New Business

COhatch The Market

Physician/Medical Specialist/General Practitioner

Dr. Thomas Ericksen

Realtor/Real Estate Office

Coldwell Banker Heritage

Place for Instagram Picture


Place for Kids Fun

Young’s Jersey Dairy

Place to Take Visitors

Young’s Jersey Dairy


Studio B Salon & Spa

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