2nd Annual absolutely! The Best Reader’s Choice of Katy’ Favorites

In August and September, we invited readers to our website to take an online survey to tell us who their favorites are in Katy in eight different categories:

FOOD  •  ENTERTAINMENT  •  SHOPPING  •  PET SERVICES  •  AUTO SERVICES  •  PROFESSIONAL SERVICES  •  HOME IMPROVEMENT  •  CARE SERVICES

And boy, did they come through! With nearly 1,240 votes, readers voiced their opinion on their favorites. Take a look and see who won this year’s absolutely! The Best Readers’ Choice of Katy’s Favorites!

Voting for the 2017 The Best of Katy Readers’ Choice Awards was conducted online at www.absolutelykaty.com from August 1 to September 30, 2017. The results were collected and tabulated using PollDaddy.com. In the event of a tie, all winners are listed.


Local foodies spoke up loud and clear voting for their favorite eateries – yum!


200-foodFavorite Brunch

Black Walnut

23233 Cinco Ranch Boulevard Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Pub:

No Label Brewing Company

5351 1st Street, Katy, TX 77493

Favorite Wine Bar:

The Cheese Bar

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard D130, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Happy Hour:

Sonic

7 Locations in Katy

Favorite Margarita:

Tony’s Mexican Restaurant

870 S Mason Road, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Steakhouse:

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Pizza:

MOD Pizza

6825 S Fry Road #1100, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Italian Restaurant:

Hasta La Pasta

1450 West Grand Parkway South, Suite E, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Diverse Dining:

Tiger Noodle House

21977 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Bakery:

Proud Pie

3522 S Mason Road #300, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Coffee Bar:

Proud Pie

3522 S Mason Road #300, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite BBQ:

Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q

21799 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Mexican Food:

TIE

Lupe Tortilla

703 Grand Parkway, Katy, TX 77494

And

Tony’s Mexican Restaurant

870 S Mason Road, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Frozen Treats:

TIE

TexasSno – New Orleans Style Snoballs

22450 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77449

And

Tutti Fruitti Frozen Yogurt

23701 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite 115, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Healthy Eatery:

TIE

Local Table

22756 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450

And Salata

1230 N Mason Road #200, Katy, TX 77449

Favorite Burger:

Bernie’s Burger Bus

2643 Commercial Center Boulevard #320, Katy, TX 77494


From theatres to outdoor recreation, readers got serious about voting for their favorite entertainment!


200-entertainmentFavorite Country Club:

The Club at Falcon Point

24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Kids’ Entertainment:

QUADRUPLE TIE

Altitude Trampoline Park

24952 Katy Ranch Road, Katy, TX 77494

AND

Dewberry Farm

7705 FM 362, Brookshire, TX 77423

AND

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

13016 University Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX 77479

AND

Typhoon Texas Waterpark

555 South Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Movie Theatre: 

Cinemark 19 and XD

1030 W. Grand Parkway N., Katy, TX 77449

Favorite Fitness Gym:

Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch

22807 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Event Hall: 

Palacio Maria

21728 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Live Entertainment:

Mo’s Place

21940 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Sports Recreation:

Xtra Cuts Batting Cages

5443 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road, Katy, TX 77493


’Tis the season to shop ’til you drop! Check out these favorite shopping spots.


Favorite Gift Shop:

Beau Kisses

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Antiques Shop:

Junk Street Market

5809 Hwy Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Shoe Store:

DSW

24600 Katy Fwy #300, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Bargain Shopping:

Katy Mills

5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Health Food Market:

TIE

Trader Joe’s

2717 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494

AND

Whole Foods Market

6601 S Fry Road, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Grocery Store:

H-E-B Texas Grocery

4 Locations in Katy

Favorite Jewelry Store:

James Avery Jewelry

20260-D Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77449


From theatres to outdoor recreation,nreaders got serious about voting for their favorite entertainment!


200-entertainmentFavorite Live Entertainment:

The Cellar Door

829 South Mason Road, Suite 280 , Katy, Texas 77450

Favorite Fitness Center:

300-santikoMonty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch

22807 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Texas 77494

Favorite Sports Recreation:

Reining Strength Therapeutic Horsemanship

200-popcorn8811 FM 359, Richmond, Texas

Favorite Movie Theatre:

Santikos Palladium

7301 West Grand Parkway South , Richmond, Texas 77407

Favorite Kids’ Entertainment:

Main Event

24401 Katy Freeway, Katy, Texas 77494


With the holidays around the corner, have your four-legged friends taken care of at Katy’s finest!


200-pet

Favorite Day Care/Boarding Services:

Rover Oaks Pet Resort

24250 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Grooming:

TIE

Dogs Day Inn

1771 Westgreen Boulevard, Katy, TX 77450

AND

Rover Oaks Pet Resort

24250 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Veterinarian:

Kingsland Blvd Animal Clinic

20701 Kingsland Boulevard #105, Katy, TX 77450


When it comes to auto services, car enthusiasts aren’t shy about voting for their favorites.


Favorite Auto Dealer:

TIE

Don McGill Toyota of Katy

21555 Katy Freeway

Katy, TX 77450

AND

Texas Direct Auto

22461 Katy Freeway

Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Auto Services:

Christian Brothers Automotive

4 Locations in Katy


Whether it’s building a home or ordering flowers, leave it to these favorite professionals!


200-professionalsFavorite Insurance Agency:

Matt Schomburg – State Farm

814 East Ave, Katy, TX 77493

Favorite Bank/Credit Union:

Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union

25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Financial Services:

TIE

J.D. Joyce Investment Management Group, LLC

1811 Bering Drive #250, Houston, TX 77057

AND

Stephen A. Brockman – Edward Jones

23510 Kingsland Boulevard #170, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Real Estate Company:

Heritage Texas Properties

28818 Cinco Ranch Boulevard #140, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Real Estate Agent:

Cindy Wingo Realtors

2905 Golf Drive, Houston, TX 77042

Favorite Florist:

Old Town Katy Floral

5725 2nd Street, Katy, TX 77493

Favorite Custom Home Builder:

Homes by David Powers

702 S Peek Road #3, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Attorney/Law Firm:

Lewis White, PLLC

23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494


From appliances and flooring to landscaping and design, check out readers’ go-to services for making their homes beautiful.


200-homeimprovementFavorite Gardening/Landscaping Company:

TIE

Cano Landscapes

Serving the Katy and, West Houston

AND

Laird Landscaping

807 Kingsford Drive, Houston, TX 77094

Favorite Plumbers:

The Katy Plumbing Company

1704 Avenue D, Katy, TX 77493

Favorite Home Improvement:

Texas Custom Patios

11391 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77082

Favorite Pool Services:

Blue Crystal Pool Service

21815 Katy Freeway #C121, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Carpet Cleaning Service:

Angelic Carpet Cleaning, Inc.

2020 S. Fry Road, Suite F, Katy, TX 77450

Favorite Flooring Store:

Katy Carpets, Etc.

2020 S. Fry Road, Katy, TX 77450


Our readers don’t trust their kids to just anyone. From preschool to college, check out their favorite child care services.


Favorite Private School:

Fusion Academy Sugar Land

13440 University Boulevard #260, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Favorite Day Care:

Children’s Learning Adventure – Katy

24224 Cinco Terrace Drive, Katy, TX 77494

Favorite Learning Center:

Eye Level of Katy – Southwest

24948 FM 1093, Ste 215, Richmond, TX 77406

Favorite College/Technical School:

Houston Community College – Katy Campus

1550 Foxlake Drive, Houston, TX 77084