Here are this year’s First State Favorite winners, as determined by the readers of the Community News, Dover Post, Middletown Transcript, Milford Beacon, Smyrna-Clayton Sun Times and Sussex Countian newspapers.


Readers voted on our websites and through printed ballots. Click on the links to view the winners.


Here are this year’s First State Favorite winners, as determined by the readers of the Community News, Dover Post, Middletown Transcript, Milford Beacon, Smyrna-Clayton Sun Times and Sussex Countian newspapers.

Readers voted on our websites and through printed ballots. Click on the links to view the winners.

Best New Restaurant

Best Restaurant Under $25

Best Restaurant Over $25

Best Water View Restaurant

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Best Seafood Restaurant

Best Breakfast

Best Steak House

Best Brewery

Best Sports Bar

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant

Best Sushi Restaurant

Best Chinese Restaurant

Best Greek Restaurant

Best Thai Restaurant

Best Day Spa

Best Salon for Women

Best Salon for Men

Best Nail Care

Best Cosmetics

Best State Park

Best Private Golf Course

Best Public Golf Course

Best Health Club

Best Bicycle Shop

Best Cardiologist

Best Hospital

Best Physical Therapy

Best Dermatologist

Best Dentist

Best Pediatrician

Best Psychiatrist

Best Optometrist

Best Surgeon

Best Obstetrician

Best Place for Coffee

Best Place for Dancing

Best Place for Singles

Best Place for Happy Hour

Best Place for Lunch

Best Place for Buying a Car

Best Place for Finding a Pet

Best Place for a Wedding

Best Place for a Children’s Party

Best Place for Buying a Motorcycle

Best Grocery

Best Remodeler

Best Home Accessories

Best Furniture

Best Antiques

Best Bakery

Best Candy Shop

Best Women’s Clothes Shop

Best Men’s Clothes Shop

Best Shoes

Best Jewelry

Best Books

Best Art Gallery

Best Gift Shop

Best Pizza

Best Burger

Best Appetizers

Best Desserts

Best Barbecue

Best Crab Cakes

Best Salad

Best Sandwiches

Best Cheese Steaks

Best Chicken Wings

Best Chef

Best Tattoo Shop

Best Florist

Best Attorney

Best Bridal Shop

Best DJ

Best Photographer

Best Chiropractor

Best Vet