2019 Best of Parenting Award Winners – NKY


A special thanks to all the businesses and services who help support this magazine and the parenting community – parents in Greater Cincinnati appreciate your continue efforts! Thanks also to all of the readers who participated in our annual Best of Parenting Awards.

Winners are shown in RED.  Finalists are shown in BLACK and are listed below the winners.

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Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky

Best Eats

Best Family Restaurant


BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Fort Mitchell Public House

Best Kids Eat Free

Chili’s Grill & Bar


Best  Burger

Flipdaddy’s Brilliant Burgers & Craft Beer Bar

Bard’s Burgers & Chili

Mad Mike’s Burgers & Fries

Best Pizza

Dewey’s Pizza

La Rosa’s Pizzeria

Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria Newport

Best Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

Best Local Bakery

Emerson’s Bakery

OakBrook Bakery

Servatii Pastry Shop Crestview Hills


Best Party Entertainer

Cool Critters Outreach

Charlie Cadabra

Best Away from Home Party

Dave and Buster’s

Dart Rush

Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center


Best Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Duke Energy Children’s Museum

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Best Rainy Day Outing

Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center

Newport Aquarium

The World Upside Down

Best Day Trip

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Red River Gorge Geological Area

Best Family Vacation

Walt Disney World Resort

Gulf Shores AL

Miami Beach FL

Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst

Best Local Day Camp

Silverlake The Family Place

Wilderness Ridge at PVM Retreat Center

Best Date Night

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse



Best Local Park

Smale Riverfront Park

Devou Park

Best Tourist Attraction

Newport Aquarium

Florence Freedom

Great American Ballpark


Best Book Store

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Barnes and Noble

Half Price Books

Best Toy Store

Learning Express Toys

King Arthur’s Court Toys


Best Grocery

Kroger Marketplace


Best Shopping Center/Mall

Crestview Hills Town Center

Kenwood Towne Centre

Rookwood Commons & Pavilion

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store


Once Upon A Child

Best Consignment/Resale

Once Upon A Child

Classy & Sassy Consignment


Best Family Auto Dealer

Jeff Wyler Honda

Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell


Best Day Spa

Mi Salon Spa

Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa

Best Family Hair Cuts

Kiddie Kastle

Mi Salon Spa

Best Family Photographer

Samuel Greenhill Photography

Teah Longland Photography


Best Preschool

Toddler Towne Inc.

St. Paul Catholic Church and Preschool

St. Timothy Catholic School

Best Child Care Center

All About Kids Childcare & Learning Center

Best Tutoring/Learning Service


Best Dance Studio

MJM Studios


Studio Dee

Best Gymnastics

Top Flight Gymnastics

MJM Studios

Best Martial Arts

Karate Town USA

Best Music Instruction

Florence Music Academy

Brown Music Together

Miss Jody’s Musikgarten

Best Visual Arts Instruction

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center

Best Theater Instruction

Kids on Stage

The Carnegie



Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers

Dr. Steven Willet, St. Elizabeth Physicians

St. Elizabeth Physicians Women’s Health

Best Pediatrician

Primary Pediatrics

Northern Kentucky Pediatric Group

Pediatric Associates

Best Pediatric Dentist

Union Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Garden Center

Best Orthodontist

Struckhoff Orthodontics

Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics

Best Eye Care

Union Pointe Eyecare

Union Optometry

Wing Eyecare

Best Emergency Room

St. Elizabeth Covington

Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Christ Hospital

St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Best Place to Have a Baby

St. Elizabeth

Good Samaritan Hospital

Best Youth Sports Program

Campbell County YMCA

Best Swim Lessons

Bear Paddle Swim School

Best Fitness Center

Orange Theory Fitness

Campbell County YMCA

R.C. Durr YMCA

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