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 Place for Wallpaper

Liberty Wallcovering and Window Blinds

Looking for something to give your home an extra pop? Liberty Wallcovering and Window Blinds is the only place in the Lowcountry for in-stock wallpaper. The showroom pairs its 27 years of experience with the largest library of wallpaper books on the East Coast and the largest gallery of full size working blind/shade/shutter samples.
3 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head, SC 29926

IP - Best Plumbing Company

Butler Plumbing Company

Doug Butler turned his one-truck service with handmade tool boxes into a successful, sought-after plumbing company. His hard-working skills and the desire to do the best job possible caught the attention of local contractors who not only gave him the opportunity to work for them, but began to recommend him to others.
86 Beach City Road, Suite F, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

IP - Best Real Estate Agent/Realtor

Mike Broadhurst with Carolina Realty

Mike Broadhurst's real estate career began in 1984. A consistent top-performer no matter what his endeavor, Mike’s success is built on a desire to provide his clients the best possible service by keeping them abreast of market trends with timely and relevant information.
3 Executive Park Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Real Estate Company

Collins Group Realty

Remember real estate agents go through training for a reason. It’s their job to handle all the difficult details when it comes to buying or selling a home. Let the agents with Collins Group Realty stay up late worrying about your closing so you don’t have to.
852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2B, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Retirement/Assisted Living Center


Spend your golden years focusing your energy on doing what you love, and let the experienced staff at TidePointe focus on your wellness and vitality to support successful aging.
700 Tidepointe Way , Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Seafood Restaurant

Sea Grass Grille

Where better to enjoy delicious seafood than sitting with your closest friends and family in a Lowcountry-style restaurant? When you dine at Sea Grass Grille, it’s like you’re in your very own vacation home on the beach, but without the clean-up.
807 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 1000, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Sports Bar

Callahan’s Sports Bar

Give a guy or gal big screen TVs with their choice of any sports package, pool tables, awesome burgers and a large selection of beer, and you have one happy sports fan. Or in other words - a Callahan’s Sports Bar patron.
49 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island South Carolina 29928

IP - Best Storage Facility

Morningstar Mini-Storage of Hilton Head

If your home or office is overflowing with clutter, paperwork or inventory, then you could use a little extra storage space. Morningstar Mini-Storage of Hilton Head offers temporary and long-term storage solutions.
55 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

IP - Best Sub Shop

Jersey Mikes

Looking for that sub with a little extra bite? Then head over to Jersey Mike’s where you can get your sub cold or hot, but always made fresh and delicious.
1019 Fording Island Road, Unit 105, Bluffton, SC 29910
101 Commerce Place, Suite F, Bluffton, SC 29909

IP - Best Surf Shop

Quiet Storm

It's certainly not the North Shore, but surfing the waters of the Lowcountry is still a big to-do here. The staff at Quiet Storm Surf Shop is dedicated to getting you hooked up with the best equipment to ride the best waves the Atlantic Ocean pushes onto the Lowcountry's shorelines.
1 North Forest Beach Drive, Unit 107, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928