Cincinnati Family Magazine

Your # 1 Hometown Family Resource

July 28, 2021


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.

Click on a region to see that region’s winners

Cincinnati | Northern Kentucky

Best Eats

Best Family Restaurant


Gabby’s Cafe

The Works

Best Kids Eat Free

Skyline Chili

Frisch’s Big Boy

The Clubhouse Sports Grille

Best Burger

Five Guys Burger & Fries

Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beers

Zip’s Cafe

Best Pizza

Dewey’s Pizza

LaRosa’s Pizzeria

Two Cities Pizza Co.

Best Ice Cream

Graeter’s Ice Cream

The Cone


Best Local Bakery

The BonBonerie

Holtman’s Donut Shop

Servatii Pastry Shop


Best Party Entertainer

Magical Dan

Family Traditions Animals Adventure

Party Princess Productions

Best Away from Home Party

Main Event

The Little Gym

Mad Potter Maderia


Best Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Art Museum

Taft Museum of Art

Best Rainy Day Outing

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Duke Energy Children’s Museum

Newport Aquarium

Taft Museum of Art

Best Day Trip

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis


Best Family Vacation

Walt Disney World

Gatlinburg TN

Hilton Head SC

Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Ernst

Falcon Camp

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Best Local Day Camp

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Parks

Kids First Sports Center

Best Date Night

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Liberty Center


Best Local Park

Summit Park

Sharon Woods

Smale Riverfront Park

Best Tourist Attraction

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Kings Island

Taft Museum of Art


Best Book Store

Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Barnes and Noble

Half Price Books

Best Toy Store

King Arthur’s Court Toys

Puzzle Pieces


Best Grocery

Kroger Marketplace


Jungle Jim’s International Market

Best Shopping Center/Mall

Kenwood Towne Centre

Liberty Center

Rockwood Commons & Pavilion

Best Local Children’s Clothing Store

Once Upon A Child


Hanna Andersson

Best Consignment/Resale

Once Upon A Child

Plato’s Closet

Snooty Fox

Best Family Auto Dealer

Subaru of Kings Automall

Honda of  Fairfield

Superior Honda


Best Day Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa

Fringe Hair Salon

Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa

Best Family Hair Cuts

Great Clips

Junior Cuts

Salon Lofts

Best Family Photographer

Cardinal Dream Photography

Sienna Photography

Wendy Magee Photography


Best Preschool

The Gardner School

Montessori Academy of Cincinnati

Prodigy Preschool

Best Child Care Center

The Gardner School

The Campus at Kids First


Best Tutoring/Learning Service


Sylvan Learning

Schaefer Education Solutions

Best Dance Studio

Mason Dance Center

Kids First Sports Center

SDA Studios

Best Gymnastics

West Chester Academy

Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy

The Little Gym

Best Martial Arts

Buckner Martial Arts

Club MMA: Mixed Martial Arts

The Dojo Martial Arts

Best Music Instruction

CCM Preparatory Department

Cincinnati School of Music

West Chester Academy

Best Visual Arts Instruction

Cincinnati Art Museum

The Art Workshop

Painting with a Twist

Best Theater Instruction

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati



Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates

Hilltop OB/GYN  Associates

Seven Hills Women’s Health Centers

Best Pediatrician

Queen City Physicians

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Springdale-Mason Pediatrics

Best Pediatric Dentist

Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry

The Pediatric Dentist

Best Orthodontist

Cassinelli, Shanker & Baker Orthodontics

Timothy M. Reddy

Murdock Orthodontics

Best Eye Care

Wing Eyecare


Ritter-Haggee Doctors of Optometry

Best Emergency Room

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Christ Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital

Best Hospital

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Christ Hospital

TriHealth Bethesda North

Best Place to Have a baby

Good Samaritan Hospital

Atrium Medical Center

Mercy Health

Best Youth Sports Program

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Kids First Sports Center

Swift Movement Studio

Best Swim Lessons

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Bear Paddle Swim School

Goldfish Swim School

Best Fitness Center

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati Sports Club

TriHealth Fitness Pavillion