Best Restaurant for Good Wait Staff

First place-winning Altoona Family Restaurant (2000 N. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona) is like the Cheers of the Chippewa Valley in the form of a family-style restaurant: This nine-time winner for Best Restaurant for Good Wait Staff is the place where everybody wants to know your name (and how your family is doing). Head over to Randy’s Family Restaurant (1132 W. MacArthur Ave., Eau Claire), where the friendly staff makes your time there enjoyable. Third place went to Houligans Steak & Seafood Pub (415 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire), where the staff is inviting and assures you are comfortable during your dining experience. — Jen Ekblad