3rd Annual Best of Round Rock Results

With so many great places to Shop the Rock, it’s no wonder we had such amazing participation in our annual Best of Round Rock poll! Remember: When you Shop the Rock, you’re improving our City one purchase at a time!

The Best of Round Rock is an annual anonymous vote put together by Round the Rock Best_of_Round_Rock 2and Shop the Rock. Nominations were asked for and collected in January 2016 on the Round the Rock website. From the over 500 nominations, the top 5 nominees from each category were added to the vote. Voters had from February 8, 2016 thru March 4, 2016 to vote. Voters were only allowed one opportunity to cast their vote (no multiple votes were allowed). Thank you to everyone who participated!

Join us at Music on Main Street in Downtown Round Rock from 6 to 8 p.m. for the presentation of the Best of Round Rock Awards:

  • March 16, 2016: Best of Children

  • March 23, 2016: Best of Food

  • March 30, 2016: Best of Shopping

  • April 6, 2016: Best of Entertainment


Best Breakfast

1. Kerbey Lane
2. Cafe Java
3. Round Rock Donuts

Best Breakfast Taco

1. Torchy’s Tacos
2. Juarez Bakery
3. Tio Dan’s Puffy Taco

Best Coffee

1. Cafe Java
2. Starbucks 
3. Lamppost Coffee

Best Burger

1. Mighty Fine
2. Little Red Wagon
3. Svante’s

Best Sandwiches/Subs

1. Hoody’s Sub Shop
2. Blind Squirrel
3. Thundercloud Subs

Best BBQ

1. Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ
2. The Salt Lick
3. PoK-e-Jo’s Smokehouse

Best Pizza

1. Gino’s
2. Fire in the Hole
3. Mellow Mushroom

Best Mexican Food

1. Chuy’s
2. La Margarita
3. Casa Garcia’s

Best Bakery

1. Lonestar Bakery (RR Donuts)
2. Juarez’s Bakery 
3. Corner Bakery

Best Frozen Treat

1. Andy’s Frozen Custard
2. Kawaii Ice
3. Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream & Treatery

Best Dessert in Round Rock 

1. Chocolate Bomb at Jack Allen Kitchen
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies at Tiff’s Treats
3. Soon To Be Famous Greenhouse Beignets at Greenhouse Craft Food

Best Downtown Restaurant

1. Louisiana Longhorn Cafe
2. Main Street Grill
3. Scarlet Rabbit

Best Overall Restaurant

1. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
2. Chuy’s
3. Greenhouse Craft

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant

1. Hat Creek Burger Co.
2. Chick-fil-A Round Rock
3. Kerbey Lane

Best New Restaurant

1. Hopdoddy Burger Bar
2. Svante’s
3. Kerbey Lane


Best Playground

1. Play for All Abilities Park
2. Old Settler’s Park
3. Brushy Creek Trail

Best Children’s Playtime Location

1. Play for All Abilities Park
2. Round Rock Express Game
3. Hat Creek Burger Co.

Best Children’s Classes

1. Round Rock Public Library
2. BabyEarth Round Rock
3. Mathnasium East Round Rock

Best Kids Party Location

1. Pump it Up
2. My Party Palace
3. Round Rock Express

Best Birthday Cake

1. Lonestar Bakery (RR Donuts)
2. Belissimo Bakery
3. H-E-B

Best Toy Store

1. Kaleidoscope Toys
2. Toys R Us
3. BabyEarth Round Rock

Best DayCare

1. Little Miracles Christian Preschool
2. Texas Spanish Academy
3. Kids R Kids Round Rock

Best After School Care

2. Kids R Kids TeraVista
3. Kids R Kids of Round Rock

Best Dance Studio

1. The Dance Spot
2. The Dance Gallery
3. Greater Austin Dance Academy

Best Martial Arts Studio

1. Round Rock Karate Academy
2. Premier Martial Arts
3. Master Yang’s World Class Tae Kwon Do

Best Children’s Sports Program

2. Round Rock Baseball League
3. Neighborhood Sports


Best Annual Round Rock Event

1. Rock’N Lights Holiday Light Tour
2. Chalk Walk
3. Taste of Round Rock

Best Holiday Event in 2015

1. RockN’ Lights Holiday Lights
2. 4th of July & Frontier Days Celebration
3. Reindeer Run

Best Professional Play/Musical

1. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Sam Bass Community Theatre)
2. Felize Navidad! A Holiday Celebration (Round Rock Symphony & Round Rock Ballet Folklorico)
3. A Christmas Carol Classic Radiocast (Penfold Theatre Company)

Best Race/5K

1. Reindeer Run
2. Fight Like a Girl 5K
3. 5K for Clay

Best Gym/Fitness Center

1. Camp Gladiator
3. Orange Theory Fitness

Perfect Date in Round Rock

1. Downtown Round Rock Dinner/Bar Hopping
2. Dinner & a Movie at Flix Brewhouse
3. Dinner for 2 at Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Best Bar

1. The Brass Tap
2. The Rock Sports Bar
3. Junior’s Grill & Icehouse

Best Beer

1. Brass Tap
2. The Rock Sports Bar
3. Flix Brewhouse

Best Glass of Wine

1. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
2. Wine Sensation
3. Water 2 Wine

Best Margarita

1. Chuy’s
2. Tortuga Flats – Mexican Icehouse
3. La Margarita


Best Boutique

1. Sweet Love & Sugar Britches
2. Mays Street Boutique
3. Bless This Nest

Best Specialty Store

1. Kaleidoscope Toys
2. BabyEarth Round Rock
3. Fleet Feet Sports

Best Spa

1. Halina European Day Spa & Salon
2. Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa
3. Spasocial

Best Hair Salon

1. Trashy Roots
2. Shine Salon & Spa
3. Courtyard Salons

Best Pet Services

1. Action Pack Dog Center
2. PetsMart
3. Tomlinson’s

Best Veterinarian

1. Round Rock Animal Hospital
2. Forest Creek Animal Hospital
3. Great Oaks Animal Hospital

Best Family Physicians

1. Austin Regional Clinic
2. Brushy Creek Family Physicians: Drs. Goode, Spellings
3. Family Medicine Associates: Drs. Putney, David

Best Pediatrician

1. Treehouse Pediatrics: Drs. Addy, Chang, Travis, & Unite
2. Austin Regional Clinic: Drs. Casey, Kuhl
3. Wyoming Springs Pediatrics: Dr. Erin Marshall

Best Dentist

1. Round Rock Dental Group: Hoffman, D.D.S. & Murphy D.D.S.
2. Kelsey Bookmeyer, D.D.S.
3. Roup Dental: Robert Roup, D.D.S.

Best Dentist

1. Jovan Orthodontics
2. Round Rock Orthodontics: Dr. Paul Gates
3. Barnett Orthodontics: Dr. Ron Barnett



Want better roads? How about better parks? All you have to do is Shop the Rock. Seriously, head over to the outlets and buy those shoes, or venture downtown for lunch. It doesn’t matter if you are shopping, dining or getting a haircut your dollars are helping to pay it forward and build our community. What makes this possible? Sales tax. Though it may be the least sexy tax, it is the hardest working one. So next time you see a shirt you love, buy it. Your city will thank you.