Here is the list of all the winners


The wait is over. It’s time to celebrate this year’s best companies in the Corpus Christi area!

What is the best of the best call times?

Since 1997, the Caller-Times has held an annual Readers’ Choice competition to determine the best companies and individuals in various food, service and entertainment categories.

It was up to the community that got nominated and got the most votes for top companies in various categories including food, service and entertainment.

Nominations were made online in June and the vote took place in August.

Besides the right to boast of being the best of the best of the Caller-Times, the winners are also featured in a special section of the Caller-Times.

A virtual awards event took place on Tuesday October 26 at

Here is the list of winners of the 24th edition of the Caller-Times Best of the Best:

Beauty and health

Allergist: Robert D Oshman, MD – Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of Corpus Christi

Hairdresser: Roger’s hairdressing salon

Best spa / medical spa: The Woodhouse Day Spa – Corpus Christi

Chiropractor Office: Family Wellness Chiropractic Center-Scott G. Walker, DC

Cosmetic or plastic surgeon: Dr. Cassidy Hinojosa – Coastal Center for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery

Dentist office: Apple Dental Center Inc

Britt Barwise stands outside Apple Dental Center on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Barwise has owned the practice for 32 years.

Dermatologist’s office: South Texas Dermatology

Pharmacy : HEB more!

Emergency room: Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Family doctor’s office: Webster Robert A MD

General practitioners’ office: Webster Robert A MD

Hairdresser: Divine Salon

Hearing aid center: Texas Hearing Aid Society

Home Health / Hospice: AAdi Home health and hospice

Hospital: Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Manicure: Elite Nails

Medical supplies: DME of the coastal turn

OB / GYN Office: Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic

Optometrist’s office: Drs. McIntyre, Garza, Avila and Jurica, optometrists

Pediatric dentist office: Rani Pediatrics

Pediatric practice: Rani Pediatrics

Dr. Sabeen Rani of Rani's Pediatrics examines 1-year-old Carson Ray on November 4, 2019. The pediatrician's office is once again a winner in the Caller-Times Best of the Best competition.

Pharmacy: HEB

Physiotherapist office: Humpale physiotherapy

Place to have a baby: CHRISTUS Spohn Corpus Christi Hospital – South

Therapeutic massages: The Woodhouse Day Spa – Corpus Christi

To eat

Multipurpose restaurant: Niko’s Steakhouse

Bakery: S&J Bakery

A BARBECUE: Silverado Smokehouse

Biscuits: Andy’s kitchen

Breakfast: Andy’s kitchen

Buffet: Butter churn – Col d’Aransas

Business meals: Niko’s Steakhouse

Carry out: Chick-fil-A

Catering: Silverado Smokehouse

Chicken wings: Wings and more

Chinese restaurant: Hu Dat Noodle House

Country cuisine: Andy’s kitchen

Dessert: Hester’s Café Lamar Park

Dinner: Andy’s kitchen

Culinary experience: Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

Donuts: Gates donuts

Early bird dinner: Sugar bowls

Gastronomy: Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

Food Truck: TacoBar Street

Fried chicken: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Greek restaurant: U&I Restaurant

Ice cream: Marble Slab Creamery

Indian restaurant: Ginger Cafe & Grill

Italian restaurant: Frank’s Spaghetti House

Japanese restaurant: Aka Sushi & Hibachi

Local cafe: Island Joes Café and Gallery

Island Joes Coffee & Gallery is a local coffee shop located at 14829 South Padre Island Drive.

Mexican restaurant: Kiko’s Mexican Food Restaurant & Cantina

New restaurant: Pizza Sal’s Bronx

Pizza: B & J’s Pizza – Brasserie

Restaurant to impress: Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

Ribs: Silverado Smokehouse

Romantic restaurant: Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

Salad buffet: Jason’s Deli

Sandwich shop: Firehouse Subs Downtown Saratoga

Seafood: Blue Clove Seafood Bar and Grill

Steak House: LongHorn Steakhouse

Sushi: Aka Sushi & Hibachi

Thai restaurant: Thai Cottage Corpus Christi

Entertainment & Leisure

Event: Corpus Christi baseball hooks

Family fun: Texas State Aquarium

Flamingos inside the Texas State Aquarium's jungle exhibit.

Party / Fair: Texas Jazz Festival Society

Live music: Brewster Street Cooler

Place to go dancing: River of whiskey

Seasonal attraction: South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

Reception, Home services and finances

An accountant: Freedom Tax Service

Ease of assisted living: Brookdale Corpus Christi

Bank: Frost bench

Credit Union: NavyArmy Community Credit Union

Electrician: Scott Electric Company

Construction and repair of fences: D&C

Builder: Diana Homes, Inc.

Home contractor / Repair / Renovation: Diana Homes, Inc.

Home security: The Backup System Inc

Insurance agent: Farmers Insurance – Stephanie Waterman

Investment firm: Edward jones

Law office : Heil Law Firm

Heil Law Firm wins the Best Law Firm for Best of the Best award from Caller-Times, as seen on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Lawn care: South Texas curb appeal

Mortgage lender: NavyArmy Community Credit Union

Rest house: Viewpoint

Real estate agent: Tracey Shores KM Premier Island

Real estate company: KM Premier Immobilier

Retirement community: Mirador retirement community

Roof: Texas State Roofing Company

Children and education

Dance School: Tippi Toes Dance Co.

Nursery: Rainbow express


Learning Center / Tutor: Del Mar College

Del Mar College students walk into class outside the General Education and Music Building on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Preschool: Saint-Antoine school

Private school: Saint-Antoine school

Public school: Windsor Park Athena Elementary School


Columnist or journalist: KIII-TV3 Corpus Christi

Local radio: 97.5 KFTX REAL COUNTRY

Radio personality: Austin Daniels, KFTX 97.5FM

News channel: Studios KIII-TV3

TV personality: Alan Holt, KIII-TV3

Weather report: Alain holt

People and places

Location of the event: Brewster Street Cooler

Hotel: Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

Local college: Del Mar College

Local event: Big Bloom, South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center's annual Big Bloom Plant Sale and Dollar Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

Local tourist attraction: Texas State Aquarium

Museum: USS Lexington

Place to organize a birthday party: In the game Funtrackers

Workplace : TC Automotive Service

Wedding room: San Patricio’s ranch


Advertising company: JBBM Marketing

Car Wash: Quack Quick Car Wash

Carpet cleaning: Corpus Christi Central ServiceMaster

Customer service: The postal place

Dry cleaner: Unparalleled cleaners

Electricity supplier : NEC Co-op Energy

Funeral home: Seaside funeral home and memorial park

Heating and air conditioning service: CASC air conditioning

Locksmith: Pop-A-Lock Corpus Christi

Pest control: Pest control patrol

Photographer: Shoocha Photography Studio & Gallery llc

Plumber: Plomberie Graf Inc

Self-storage company: Access storage

Siding / Windows / Roof: Texan Glass & Solar Control

Veterinary: Southern veterinary hospital


Antique store: Red Crow Antique Mall

Courtyard furnishings: At home

Shop : La Boutique de la Ruche B

Bridal Shop: David’s bride

Floor covering store: Home depot

Florist: HEB

Furniture: Rooms To Go furniture store

Garden center: Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.

Gift shop: gatherings

Hardware store: Home depot

Home electronics store: Best buy

Home improvement store: Lowe’s Home Improvement

Jewelry store: James Avery Handcrafted Jewelry

Lawn Equipment: Home depot

Mattress store: Cantwell Mattress Co

Cantwell Mattress Co. wins the Caller-Times Best Mattress Store Award for Best of the Best, as seen on Friday October 1, 2021. The company has been a family business since it opened in 1920.

Pawn shop: First silver pawn

Pet Shop / Supplies: EarthWise Animal Nutrition Center and Corpus Christi Wellness Spa

Supermarket: HEB more!


Brewery : B & J’s Pizza – Brasserie

Place to buy beer: HEB more!


Bicycle store: Bay Area Bikes

Fitness center / gym: Corpus Christi Track and Field Club

Golf field: Lozano Golf Center

Personal trainer: Ariana Munoz – Freedom Fitness

Sporting goods store: Sports + Outdoor Academy

Houston Astros wide receiver Max Stassi helps a young boy pick a bat at Academy Sports and Outdoors during the Astros trailer stop on Wednesday, Jan.23, 2019.

Yoga Studio: Water dog Yoga, SUP & Barre

Vehicle dealers and services

Auto Body / Collision: Caliber collision

Auto Dealer Service Department: Toyota autonomy

Auto glass repair: Safelite AutoGlass

Auto Repair – Independent: TC Automotive Service

Boat / Sailor Dealer: Western Navy

Car salesman: Corpus Christi Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Lithia

Motorcycle dealer: Corpus Christi Harley-Davidson

New car dealer: AutoNation Toyota Corpus Christi

Draining: TC Automotive Service

Tire Center: Reduced price tire

Used car dealership: AutoNation Ford Corpus Christi


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