Best of Blacksburg

This winter, the Collegiate Times surveyed over 1,200 readers to determine the best of everything in Blacksburg. From where to go to breakfast to where to rent an apartment next year, we've got you covered.

Certificates will also be distributed to local businesses in the coming weeks.

Food and Dining

Best place for breakfast:

  1. Gillie’s
  2. Our Daily Bread
  3. Joe’s Diner
  4. Lefty’s

Best bakery:

  1. Carol Lee Donuts
  2. Our Daily Bread
  3. Next Door Bake Shop
  4. Bollo’s

Best burgers:

  1. Five Guys
  2. Sharkey’s
  3. Blacksburg Taphouse
  4. Lefty’s

Best international fare:

  1. Zeppoli’s
  2. Gaucho Brazilian Grille
  3. Cafe MeKong
  4. Cafe de Bangkok

Best vegetarian fare:

  1. Gillie’s
  2. The Cellar
  3. Green’s
  4. Himalayan Curry Cafe

Best Mexican fare:

  1. Cabo Fish Taco
  2. El Rodeo
  3. Chipotle
  4. Moe’s

Best subs:

  1. Sub Station II
  2. Souvlaki
  3. Jimmy John’s
  4. Firehouse Subs

Best pizza:

  1. Mellow Mushroom
  2. Benny Marzano’s
  3. The Cellar
  4. The Beast of Blacksburg

Best sushi:

  1. Green’s
  2. Sake House
  3. Poor Billy’s
  4. Sushi Factory

Best wings:

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings
  2. Sharkey’s
  3. Bull & Bones
  4. PK’s

Best delivery service:

  1. Jimmy John’s
  2. PK’s and Insomnia Cookies (tie)
  3. D.P. Dough

Best late-night food:

  1. Benny Marzano’s
  2. Waffle House
  3. D.P. Dough
  4. Jimmy John’s

Best coffee:

  1. Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
  2. Starbucks
  3. Idego
  4. Bollo’s

Best sweets:

  1. Gobble Cakes
  2. Insomnia Cookies
  3. Campus Cookies
  4. Sweet Frog

Best dining on campus:

  1. West End Market
  2. Turner Place
  3. Food Trucks
  4. D2

Best overall restaurant:

  1. Cabo Fish Taco
  2. The Cellar
  3. Zeppoli’s
  4. 622 North

Best overall bar:

  1. Top of the Stairs
  2. Sharkey’s
  3. River Mill
  4. Hokie House

Entertainment

Best festival:

  1. Steppin’ Out
  2. Relay For Life
  3. Blacksburg Brew Do
  4. International Street Fair

Best hiking trail:

  1. The Cascades
  2. McAfee Knob
  3. Dragon’s Tooth
  4. Huckleberry Trail

Best golf course and driving range:

  1. Blacksburg Country Club
  2. Pete Dye River Course
  3. Cox’s Driving Range
  4. The Hill - Blacksburg Municipal Golf Course

Best date spot:

  1. Frank Theatres Cinebowl & Grille
  2. Duck Pond
  3. The Lyric
  4. Moss Arts Center

Best karaoke:

  1. Top of the Stairs
  2. Champs
  3. Bull & Bones

Best live music:

  1. Moss Arts Center
  2. Sycamore Deli
  3. The Lyric
  4. 622 North

Best place to watch sports on TV:

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings
  2. Sharkey’s
  3. Champs
  4. Bull & Bones

Best place to play pool or shoot darts:

  1. Hokie House
  2. London Underground
  3. Champs
  4. Bull & Bones

Best place to see a movie:

  1. Frank Theatres Cinebowl & Grille
  2. The Lyric
  3. Starlight Drive-In Theater
  4. Regal at NRV Mall

Best happy hour:

  1. Sharkey’s
  2. Hokie House
  3. The Cellar
  4. Macado’s

Best cocktail:

  1. Sharkey’s
  2. Top of the Stairs
  3. Hokie House
  4. Bull & Bones

Services

Best gym:

  1. Blacksburg Boxing and Fitness
  2. McComas Hall
  3. The Weight Club
  4. In Balance Yoga

Best place to get tattooed:

  1. Ancient Art Tattoo
  2. Hot Rod Tattoo
  3. Rendezvous

Best place to get copies made:

  1. A-1 Copies
  2. UPS Store
  3. Newman Library
  4. Kopy Korner

Best grocery store:

  1. Kroger (South Main Street)
  2. Kroger (University City Boulevard)
  3. Oasis
  4. Food Lion and Eats (tie)

Best wine selection:

  1. Vintage Cellar
  2. Kroger (South Main Street)
  3. Zeppoli’s
  4. Kroger (University City Boulevard)

Best beer selection:

  1. Vintage Cellar
  2. The Cellar 6-PAK Store
  3. Kroger
  4. Blacksburg Taphouse

Best bookstore:

  1. Barnes & Noble
  2. University Bookstore and Volume Two 
  3. Tech Bookstore
  4. Bookholders

Best jewelry store:

  1. Capone’s
  2. Kent Jewelers
  3. Matrix Gallery Fine Crafts
  4. Henebry’s

Best place to buy sporting goods:

  1. Blue Ridge Mountain Sports
  2. RunAbout Sports
  3. Play It Again Sports
  4. High Peak Sportswear and East Coasters Bike Shop (tie)

Best clothing store:

  1. 310 Rosemont
  2. Fringe Benefit
  3. Chantilly Lace
  4. Bonomo’s

Best place to get VT gear:

  1. Campus Emporium
  2. University Bookstore
  3. Alumni Hall
  4. Tech Bookstore

Best apartment complex:

  1. Foxridge
  2. The Edge
  3. The Retreat
  4. The Village