Advocate’s Best of Lake Highlands 2016 Recap

Best Place to Relax winner, White Rock Lake (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)
Best Place to Relax winner, White Rock Lake. (Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Over the past three months, Advocate readers voted to select the best of Lake Highlands.

Be sure to visit all of these local spots, and share your pictures with us on social media — we’d love to see you around the neighborhood.
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Best Of Lake Highlands Dining

Best Lake Highlands Tacos

Winner: Resident Taqueria
Runners-Up:
Rusty Taco
Green Spot
Nominees:
Taqueria Latina
Taqueria Los Altos de Jalisco
El Rincon Villa

Best Lake Highlands Pizza

Winner: Atomic Pie
Runners-Up:
Grimaldi’s (Shops at Park Lane)
Primo Brothers Pizza & Pasta
Nominees:
Tony’s Pizza
Roma’s Pizza
Alfonso’s
Picasso’s Pizza

Best Lake Highlands Breakfast/Brunch

Winner: JJ’s Café (2014 Winner)
Runners-Up:
Ozona Grill & Bar
Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen
Nominees:
Another Broken Egg
Chubby’s
Hypnotic Donuts

Best Lake Highlands Lunch Spot

Winner: Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen
Runners-Up:
Resident Taqueria
JJ’s Café
Nominees:
Nature’s Plate
Little Greek

Best Lake Highlands Bar

Winner: Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House (2015 Winner)
Runners-Up:
One Nostalgia Tavern
Go 4 It Sports Grill
Nominees:
The Royal Pour
O’Riley’s

Best Lake Highlands Dessert/Bakery/Sweet Shop

Winner: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Runners-Up:
Haute Sweets Patisserie
Casa Linda Bakery
Nominees:
Unrefined Bakery
Highland Park Cafeteria
Society Bakery
Steel City Pops

Best Lake Highlands Burgers

Winner: Varsity Grill (2014 Winner)
Runners-Up:
Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House
Jake’s
Nominees:
JG’s Hamburgers
Keller’s Hamburgers
Shady’s Burger Joint
Deep South Burgers

Best Of Lake Highlands Services

Best Lake Highlands Gift Shop

Winner: The Store in Lake Highlands
Runners-Up:
White Rock Soap Gallery
Makers Connect
Nominees:
Ra Ra’s Closet
Sample House

Best Lake Highlands Home & Garden

Winner: Gecko Hardware
Runners-Up:
Brumley Gardens
The Store in Lake Highlands
Nominees:
City View Antique Mall
Walton’s
Rohdes Nursery
Elliott’s Hardware

Best Lake Highlands Pet Service

Winner: Happy Tails Doggie Daycare
Runners-Up: 
East Lake Cat Care Center
Unleashed by Petco
Nominees: 
Doggie Den Dallas
The Fish Gallery

Best Lake Highlands Place to Work Out

Winner: Lake Highlands YMCA
Runners-Up:
Peak Zone Fitness
Crossfit Lake Highlands
Nominees:
Lake Highlands Rec Center
Studio 6 Fitness

Best Of Lake Highlands Culture

Best Lake Highlands Date Night

Winner: Enchilada’s (2015 Winner)
Runners-Up:
White Rock Skate Center
Mariano’s
Nominees:
Top Golf
Bowl and Barrel
Dave and Buster’s
Picasso’s Pizza
Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen

Best Lake Highlands Place to Relax

Winner: White Rock Lake
Runners-Up:
Café Silva
CenterPark Garden at NorthPark
Nominees:
Richland College Campus
Watercrest Park
Rocking M Stables
Lucky Dog Books

Best Lake Highlands Place for Kids

Winner: White Rock Skate Center (2015 Winner)
Runners-Up:
Dallas Arboretum
KayCee Pool
Nominees:
Audelia Road Library
Lake Highlands Rec Center
FOE Pool
Dallas Children’s Theater
White Rock Lake
Little Lakewood

Best Lake Highlands Local Attraction

Winner: Dallas Arboretum
Runners-Up:
White Rock Lake
FOE Pool
Nominees:
Bath House Cultural Center
KayCee Pool
Good Local Market


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