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Best of the Chippewa Valley Hall of Fame: 2021 Edition

the cream of the crop from 14 years of reader polls

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

Year in and year out, Chippewa Valley voters rank these winners as the cream of the crop in our poll. Here are the people, places, and things that have won their categories five or more straight years!


THE UNDEFEATED:
14 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2007)

SCOOTER’S BAR
Best Dance Floor

MICHAEL PERRY
Favorite Local Author

COON FORK LAKE
COUNTY PARK
Best Campground


13 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2008)

Cancun Mexican Grill: Best Restaurant for Mexican Food
Eau Claire Off-Leash Dog Park: Best Place to Take Your Pet

12 YEAR WINNER  (SINCE 2009)

Big Falls County Park: Best Beach

11 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2010)

Altoona Family Restaurant: Best Restaurant for Comfort Food
Altoona Family Restaurant: Best Restaurant for Good Wait Staff
Girolamo’s Court’n House: Best Restaurant for Burgers
Girolamo’s Court’n House: Best Bar for Eatin’
Brent Douglas: Best Florist
Wagner’s Lanes: Best Bowling Alley

10 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2011)

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire: Best Public Art Installation
Mayo Clinic Health System: Best Hospital/Clinic
Trubilt Collision Center: Best Auto Body Shop
Morgan Music: Best Place to Buy an Instrument
Diamond School of Dance: Best Dance Studio
Royal Credit Union: Best Bank/Credit Union
Hickory Hills: Best Golf Course

9 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2012)

Grizzly’s Wood-Fired Grill: Best Place for Chicken
Da Vinci Therapeutic Massage: Best Place for a Massage
Antique Emporium: Best Antiques/Old Stuff

8 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2013)

Sue’s Deluxe Bake Shop: Best Bakery
KP Katering: Best Catering Company
Chippewa River State Trail: Best Trail for Biking
Pinehurst Hill: Best Sledding Hill

7 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2014)

Milwaukee Burger Co.: Best Fried Cheese Curds
The Fire House: Best Beer Selection
Eau Claire Animal Hospital: Best Veterinary Clinic
Kristo Orthodontics: Best Orthodontic Practice
Eau Claire Express: Best Spectator Sports Team
Lake Wissota: Best Body of Water for Recreation

6 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2015)

Egg Roll Plus: Best Restaurant for Asian Food
The Nucleus: Best Breakfast Spot
Mona Lisa’s: Best Restaurant in Eau Claire
Five O’Clock Club: Best Karaoke Spot
The Local Store: Best Shop for Gifts
Truckers Union: Best Smoke Shop
Deborah Becker – State Farm Insurance: Best Local Insurance Office
Revival Records: Best Place to Buy Music
Rump’s Butcher Shoppe: Best Place to Buy Meat
Eau Claire Games & Arcade: Best Place for Gamers
Down to Earth: Best Garden Center
Planet Fitness: Best Place to Get Fit
Eau Claire Marathon: Best Run/Walk
Judy Clark: Best TV News Anchor
Big Falls County Park: Most Beautiful Spot
Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Best Free Entertainment Option

5 YEAR WINNERS (SINCE 2016)

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse: Best Restaurant for Steak
Ninja Japanese and Chinese Restaurant: Best Sushi
Cancun Mexican Grill: Best Appetizer
The Brewing Projekt: Best Local Brewery
The Joynt: Best Bar for Drinkin’
Wagner’s Lanes & The Complexx: Best Bar for Indoor Games
Wagner’s Lanes & The Complexx: Best Bar for Outdoor/League Sports
DJ Kramer: Best DJ
Big T’s Saloon: Best Bloody Mary
Cancun Mexican Grill: Best Margarita
Scooter’s Bar: Best Bar for Last Call
Bob’s House for Dogs: Favorite Local Nonprofit
Sue Orfield Band: Best Blues Band
Them Coulee Boys: Best Bluegrass Band
Stucky Chiropractic Center: Best Chiropractor
Bed Bath and Drapery: Best Home Décor and Decorating Business
Woodman’s Market: Best Place to Buy Alcohol
Eau Claire Cheese & Deli: Best Place to Buy Cheese
Christie Mountain: Best Ski Trip Destination
E.C. Downtown Farmers Market: Best Place to Impress Out of Town Guests
Eastside Hill: Best Neighborhood

Click Here for Best of the Chippewa Valley 2021 Results!