Best Family Restaurant
A 14th-year winner, this diner offers the best in breakfast, lunch and dinner in a comfortable, fun atmosphere. It offers it so well, in fact, that you’ll find it a challenge to not leave there completely stuffed—in a very happy kind of way. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to leave room for an impressive shakes and dessert menu.
rubys.com | Multiple Locations
Best Place to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth
Yogurtland’s “flavorologists” are always working to create crave-able flavors to give customers the best frozen dessert experience. The company offers non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors, ice cream, and non-dairy and no-sugar-added choices while also using milk that contains no antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with vitamin C for an extra nutritional boost.
www.yogurt-land.com | Multiple Locations
Editors’ Choice – Best Healthy Snack
It really is a wonderful thing when you’re addicted to something that’s good for you. With many tasty smoothies, nutritious bowls, shots of wheatgrass, fresh-squeezed juices and even a Jamba Kids menu developed with the help of dieticians, it’s all pleasure without the guilt.
jambajuice.com | Multiple Locations
Best Build Your Own Pizza
A fourth-year winner, this pizza restaurant stands out in the build-your-own-pizza market with its fast, chef-driven, all-clean-ingredients philosophy. Dough is made from scratch daily and never frozen. A new addition, Dough Knots are a modern twist on traditional breadsticks. They are stretched by hand and filled with mozzarella, garlic and pesto, then baked in the restaurant’s blazing-hot oven to melty perfection.
blazepizza.com | Multiple Locations
Best Birthday Cakes
The cake artists at this bakery know how to meld a beautiful aesthetic with a delicious treat. “Beverly’s will customize any cake to the needs and likes of your party,” commented one of Parenting OC’s readers, Erinkay Griffiths. “[Excellent] customer service and super sweet decor make this a perfect party-planning destination!” Beverly’s Bakery Owner Jennifer Cella Williams says that while birthday cakes are definitely their specialty, they also offer a wide variety of made-from-scratch pastries and desserts, including French macarons, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies. “Everything we create is custom, and we love coming up with designs to complement different types of party themes,” she says.
beverlysbakery.com | Fullerton and Yorba Linda
Best Date Night Dinner
This fifth-year winner knows how to show mom and dad a good time on their very rare night out. The upscale Mexican restaurant offers a celebratory atmosphere with a lengthy menu – and of course – plenty of tequila. If you’re just stopping by for a quick visit, head to the bar for some antojitos and margaritas.
javiers-cantina.com | Newport Beach and Irvine