Larkspur-Corte Madera Patch Crowns Readers' Choice Winners 2012

Over the past two months, you submitted nominees in categories, from beers and burgers to burritos and bike shops, and then you voted on the best of the best from the Twin Cities and throughout Marin. Here are the results.


Last month you let us know about your favorite Coffee Shop, Gym and other favorite haunts as you voted for your favorite local businesses in the Larkspur and Corte Madera areas.

The competition was close across the board in the local contests.

Congratulations to local restaurants and , which both fared well against the rest of Marin County in the hunt for the Best Burger.

We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners. 

Food & Drink

Best Cocktails (Larkspur-Corte Madera Only)

Best Coffee (Larkspur-Corte Madera Only)

Best Seafood ( Larkspur-Corte Madera Only)

Best Sports Bar

Best Burrito: 

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: & (Tie)

Best Burger

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: , , , , (5-way tie)

Best Italian Restaurant

  • Winner: (San Rafael)
  • 2nd Place: (Mill Valley)
  • 3rd Place: (Novato), (Fairfax), (Corte Madera) (Tie) 

Best Indian Restaurant

  • Winner: in San Rafael
  • 2nd Place: In Novato
  • 3rd Place: In Novato

Best Craft Beer

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place:

Best Sushi Restaurant

  • Winner: Sushi Ran
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: , ,

Best Frozen Treats

  • Winner: in Mill Valley
  • 2nd Place: in Novato
  • 3rd Place: in Fairfax


Best Bike Shop

  • Winner: in San Anselmo
  • 2nd Place:  in Fairfax
  • 3rd Place: in Mill Valley, in Novato

Best Bookstore

  • Winner:
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place:

Health/Gourmet Food Stores

Pet Supply (Larkspur-Corte Madera only):

Thrift/Consignment Store (Larkspur-Corte Madera only):


Best Live Music Venue

  • Winner: in Mill Valley
  • 2nd Place: in Fairfax
  • 3rd Place: in Mill Valley

Best Movie Theater


Best Car Wash

Best Pet Boarding

  • Winner: 
  • 2nd Place: 
  • 3rd Place: 

Health & Beauty

Best Gym/Health Club (Larkspur-Corte Madera Only)

Best Hair Salon (Larkspur-Corte Madera Only)

Best Nail Salon (Larkspur-Corte Madera Only)

Best Yoga Studio

  • Winner: of Marin in Corte Madera
  • 2nd Place:
  • 3rd Place: in Mill Valley, in San Anselmo

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Tracy August 23, 2012 at 08:18 PM
All of the winners and ruuner-ups seem like great places to check out. I'll certainly have to put htese on my to-do list.
PK August 24, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I certainly will try these establishments.
GAFlynn August 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM
These seem like good choices. I could have wished La Ginestra had placed one rung higher, but that's democracy. Congratulations to them all.
Rocky September 04, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Congrats to all the winners!


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