Winners of Best of North Hays County for 2020

We’d like to thank all of our Hays Free Press and News-Dispatch readers who participated in the “Best of North Hays County” for 2020.

We had 10,481 participants cast 43,452 votes for their favorite businesses or services.

The most winning business of the year was Hays City Store, placing in 13 categories. They tallied eight first place scores, being voted for Best Atmosphere, Best Bloody Mary, Best Chicken Fried Steak, Best Family Dining, Best Margarita, Best Martini, Best Restaurant and Best Steak. 

Shugabee’s BBQ, located inside Buck’s Backyard, was the second winningest restaurant, placing in eight categories. They were voted for Best Barbecue, Best Catering, Best Food Truck, Best Queso and Best Restaurant Service.

A relatively new business to Dripping Springs is becoming a family favorite making it to the third winningest restaurant. Roadrunners Kitchen & Spirits and Golfcourse were voted Best Family Fun, Best Golf Course and Best Place for a Birthday Party.

Our most winning business that wasn’t in the Food category was River City Construction & Design. They were voted for Best Cabinets, Best Contractor and Best Flooring/Carpet.

We congratulate these winners and the many winners listed throughout this edition. Peruse the following pages to see who is best in their category in North Hays County based on our reader’s poll. And thank you to all the following businesses for maintaining a standard of service that makes us proud to live in Hays County.

Buda Orthodontics – Best Orthodontist

LionHeart Hobby – 2nd Place for Most Helpful Employees and 3rd Place for Best Family Fun

Hands On Healing – Best Massage Therapist

Kyle Automotive – Best Service and Repair

Elite Realty – Best Real Estate Firm and Chris Torrey – 2nd Best Realtor

Triple Custom Elevations – Best Clothing Store, Most Helpful Employees, Best Photographer and Best Wedding Photographer

Premiere Dance Center – Best Dance/Gymnastics


Rocking Horse Academy voted Best Private School

More photos to come soon!

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