To view the entire list of The Beaufort Gazette 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners, click on the Readers' Choice special section.
For The Island Packet winners, click here.

BG - Best Place for Draft Beer

Rosie O'Grady's

Was it the luck of the Irish that Rosie O’Grady’s won so many Readers’ Choice awards? Could be, but most likely it’s because they have the tastiest Fish & Chips that go best with a smooth draft beer. Couple that with their nightly specials and activities, and Rosie O’Grady's makes the perfect spot to call your neighborhood sports bar.
2127 Boundary St., Suite 2, Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Place to Buy Tires

Barnard Tires

With so many car maintenance superstores these days, it’s comforting to take your car to a place that specializes in tires and wheels –that’s all they do. Let Barnard Tires find the perfect fit for your vehicle.
2653 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29906


BG - Best Plumbing Company

Lohr Plumbing

Lohr Plumbing has provided prompt, professional, and courteous plumbing services to the Beaufort area for more than 20 years. From diagnosis of plumbing problems, to estimates, repairs, remodeling, or new construction, they do it all!
2730 Depot Road, Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Retirement/Assisted Living Center

Summit Place

Nestled quietly on the shores of Battery Creek, Summit Place is where friendly faces help with activities, prepare the food, and help plan the outings for residents, allowing them (and the family) to relax and enjoy the rest their hard-earned lives.
1119 Pick Pocket Plantation Drive, Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Seafood Market

Sea Eagle Market

If you’re on the road trip to find fresh seafood, then Sea Eagle Market is your destination. The self-proclaimed “harvesters of the ocean’s bounty” offer the freshest shellfish, shrimp, crabs and fish in the Beaufort area.
2242 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Sporting Goods Store

Higher Ground

Although not the traditional sporting goods store, Higher Ground can take you to the next level. This store offers everything the outdoor enthusiast needs for that next adventure such as kayaks, camping and travel gear. And if you’re in a hurry, you can even learn to fold a T-shirt in just two seconds by visiting their web site.
2121 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Sports Bar

Rosie O'Grady's

Was it the luck of the Irish that Rosie O’Grady’s won so many Readers’ Choice awards? Could be, but most likely it’s because they have the tastiest Fish & Chips that go best with a smooth draft beer. Couple that with their nightly specials and activities, and Rosie O’Grady's makes the perfect spot to call your neighborhood sports bar.
2127 Boundary St., Suite 2, Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Stationer/Paper Store

Carolina Stamper

Follow the bubbles to a charming craft supply store in downtown Beaufort. Over the past several years, this shop has won a laundry list of Reader’s Choice awards because customers are in awe of the selection of paper craft supplies for scrapbooking, rubber stamping, homemade greeting cards, etc. The staff is there to help show customers how to use products, assist with ideas and even jump start the craft project. Whether you’re a visitor or resident, make your Beaufort memories even more memorable by getting your supplies at Carolina Stamper.
203 Carteret St., Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Stone Surfaces Store

Athena Marble

When designing or remodeling your kitchen or bath, Athena Marble has the high quality products for those key components. From one source, you can blend and decorate with marble, cultured granite, travertine and marble products, glass, shower enclosures, and mirrors; plus Schulte shelving and closet storage systems.
1203 Boundary St., Beaufort, SC 29902


BG - Best Sub Shop

Sub Station II

Although it's technical name is Sub Station II, it's No. 1 in Beaufort's eyes. Dive into the great subs and salads and see for yourself what makes Sub Station II the best place to sink your teeth into a sub sandwich.
7 Robert Smalls Parkway, Suite 2, Beaufort, SC 29906