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

IP - Best Local Musician/Band

Cranford and Sons

According to their Facebook page, Cranford & Sons’ sound is gritty and similar to the stomp of a boot on a dirty bar floor or the clang of a whiskey bottle. However you classify their sound, locals can’t get enough of it.

IP - Best Manicure/Pedicure


Whether you only have time for a minMani or you can indulge in a peppermint or seaspa pedicure, your fingers and toes will never look and feel so good.
1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Margarita

Santa Fe Cafe

We all know that not much goes better with chips and salsa than a cold margarita. That is certainly the case at Santa Fe Café. The staff won’t disclose what goes into their delicious SouthWest concoction. But I say, “Who cares, just bring me another bartender.”
807 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Marina

Broadcreek Marina

A recent multi-million dollar renovation at Broad Creek Marina; full-service, on-site body shop; and laundry list of services for the sailor make this an ideal home for your boat.
18 Simmons Road, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926

IP - Best Massage

Jiva Yoga

Relax and unwind, allow your mind to empty and your tension to melt away under the skillful, caring hands of Jiva Yoga’s knowledgeable massage therapists.
1032 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Medical Office

Main Street Medical

At Main Street Medical, walk-ins are welcome. The physicians and staff provide all members of your family with an alternative for your primary care needs or those medical surprises in life. Services at the seven-day-a-week facility include adult care, pediatric care, X-rays, laboratory services, medication assistance and physicals.
93 Main St., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

IP - Best Men's Shop


There are those men who feel more comfortable in a freshly starched dress shirt and slacks than a T-shirt and jeans. Those men shop at Teague’s.
1000 William Hilton Parkway, J 4-B, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Moving Company

All My Sons Moving & Storage

All My Sons Moving & Storage is a family-owned and operated moving company that has been in business for four generations. The professional movers quilt-pad wrap each piece of furniture to ensure a safe, easy and speedy move.
102 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

IP - Best Non-Profit Organization

Hilton Head Humane Association

The Hilton Head Humane Association cares for more than 2,000 abandoned, injured, abused animals and feral cats in a year. They provide food, shelter, medical, and loving care for the domesticated cats and dogs until adoptive homes are found.
10 Humane Way, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926

IP - Best Oil Change

H&H Auto Service Inc.

Finding the right car repair shop is sort of like finding the right babysitter. You wouldn’t turn your baby over to just anyone, would you? But Hilton Head Island residents have trusted the ASE (automotive service excellence) certified technicians at H&H Auto Service Inc. for their major and minor vehicle service issues since 1993.
35 Hunter Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926