Best of 2013: The Winners!

It’s here, The Forum’s seventh annual “Best of the Red River Valley,” our yearly contest that lets readers vote for their favorite foods, events, services and more in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area.

Here’s how the contest works: Forum and readers submit their nominations in the various categories. The top five nominees from each category then advance to the final round of voting where the public decides who wins. Almost 12,000 people participated.

Thanks to Forum photographers Michael Vosburg, Carrie Snyder, David Samson and Dave Wallis for providing the photos for this section; Deputy Editor Kirsten Stromsodt for editing; Graphic Artist Troy Becker for illustration; Assistant Features Editor Heidi Tetzman-Roepke for print layout and Online Editor Rob Beer for compiling results and online presentation.





Best Martini

Best Frozen Yogurt

Best Burger

Best Fries

Best Beer Selection

Best Fine Dining

Best Late-Night Food

Best Chinese Food

Best Steak

Best Drive-Thru

Best Vegetarian Food

Best Liquor Store

Best Dessert

Best Bar

Best Happy Hour

Best Coffee

Best Bakery

Best Ribs

Best Food Truck

Best Breakfast

Best Italian

Best Mexican

Best Pizza

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Sushi

Best Margarita

Best Moorhead Restaurant

Best Fargo Restaurant

Best West Fargo Restaurant



Best Family Health Doctor

Best Cosmetic/Esthetic Clinic

Best Eye Doctor

Best Pet Care

Best Retirement Community

Best Child Care

Best Exercise Facility

Best Place to Get an Oil Change

Best Small Company to Work For

Best Large Company to Work For

Best Chiropractor

Best Unique Store

Best Local Boutique

Best Homebuilder

Best Thrift Store

Best Gas Station

Best Place to Get Your Car Fixed

Best Hair Salon

Best Nail Salon

Best Interior Decorator

Best Dentist

Best Hardware Store

Best Real Estate Agent

Best Real Estate Company

Best Tattoo Shop

Best Florist

Best Bank

Best Attorney

Best Sporting Goods Store

Best Customer Service

Best Hotel



Best Local Celebrity

Best Place to Watch the Big Game

Best Local Radio Show

Best TV Anchor

Best Sporting Event

Best Local Sports Star

Best Golf Course

Best Lakeside Hangout

Best Teen Hangout

Best Place to People Watch

Best Live Local Act

Best Place to Bring a Visitor

Best Park

Best Karaoke Spot

Best Live Entertainment