TulsaKids’ 2021 Family Favorites

Congratulations to our Winners and Finalists!

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If you’re looking for recommendations for the best businesses, activities or professionals in the Tulsa area, look no further than TulsaKids’ Family Favorites! The results were determined by TulsaKids readers – parents, caretakers and others living in the Tulsa-area community. Thank you to everyone who voted on their Family Favorites, and congratulations to our winners and finalists!

To read about the winners and finalists in each category, click the images below.

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1. Favorite Museum: Discovery Lab (Winner); Philbrook Museum of Art (Finalist); Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (Finalist)
2. Favorite Local Attraction: Gathering Place (W); Tulsa Zoo (F); Oklahoma Aquarium (F)
3. Favorite Local Professional/Semi-Professional Sports Team: Tulsa Drillers (W); Oklahoma City Thunder (F); FC Tulsa (F)
4. Favorite Local Park/Place to Get Outside: Gathering Place (W); Turkey Mountain (F); Haikey Creek Park (F)
5. Favorite State Park: Robbers Cave State Park (W); Natural Falls State Park (F); Keystone State Park (F)
6. Favorite Place to Camp in Oklahoma: Broken Bow (W); Robbers Cave State Park (F); Keystone State Park (F)
7. Favorite Weekend Getaway: Branson, MO (W); Eureka Springs, AR (F); Broken Bow (F)
8. Favorite Hotel in Tulsa: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (W); Ambassador Hotel Tulsa (F); Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center (F); DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa (F)
9. Favorite Place to Buy an RV: Dave’s Claremore RV (W); Bob Hurley RV (F); Camping World of Tulsa (F)
10. Favorite Place to Play Indoors: Discovery Lab (W); Main Event Tulsa (F); Sky Zone Trampoline Park (F)

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11. Favorite Place to Get a Pizza: Hideaway Pizza (Winner); Andolini’s Pizzeria (Finalist); Savastano’s (Finalist)
12. Favorite Place to Get Ice Cream: Braum’s (W); Andy’s Frozen Custard (F); STG Gelateria (F)
13. Favorite Place to Grab a Burger: Smitty’s Garage Burgers & Beer (W); Ron’s Hamburgers & Chili (F); Arnold’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (F)
14. Favorite Ethnic Restaurant: Lanna Thai (W); Desi Wok (F); India Palace (F)
15. Favorite Healthy Eating Restaurant: Zoës Kitchen (W); Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe (F); Jason’s Deli (F)
16. Favorite Kid’s Meal: Chick-fil-A (W); The Brook Restaurant and Bar (F); McAlister’s Deli (F)
17. Favorite Delivery Service: Door Dash (W); Instacart (F); GrubHub (F)
18. Favorite Family Meal Deal: Ted’s Cafe Escondido (W); Charleston’s (F); Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe (F)
19. Favorite Coffee Shop: Rocket Brothers (W); Coffee House on Cherry Street (F); Shades of Brown Coffee & Art (F)
20. Favorite Place to Eat Breakfast: Neighborhood JA.M. (W); Tally’s Good Food Cafe (F); Bramble Breakfast & Bar (F)
21. Favorite Place to Purchase Doughnuts: Daylight Donuts (W); OK Country Donut Shoppe Ltd (F); Hurts Donut Tulsa (F)
22. Favorite Food Truck: Andolini’s Pizzeria (W); Waffle That! (F); Tacos El Trompo Food Truck (F)

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23. Favorite Kid’s Party Entertainer: Once Upon a Crown Character Parties & Events (Winner); Next Level Balloons (Finalist); Dustin the Balloon Guy of Tulsa Balloons (Finalist)
24. Favorite Birthday Party Venue: Adventure Avenue (W); The Little Gym of SE Tulsa (F); My Little Dollhouse (F)
25. Favorite Locally Owned Place to Buy Party Treats: OKCookieMomster (W); Barbee Cookies (F); Kupcakz Bakery (F)
26. Favorite Locally Owned Place to Buy Children’s Gifts: Kiddlestix Toy Store (W); Tulsa Toy Depot (F); Learning Express Toys (F)
27. Favorite Lawn Decor Business: Sign Gypsies (W); Curb Confetti (F); Yard Love (F)

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28. Favorite Locally Owned Place to Buy Children’s Clothes: Once Upon a Child (Winner); Kathleen’s Kids (Finalist); Lolly Garden (Finalist)
29. Favorite Locally Owned Mom’s Boutique: J. Spencer (W); Black Sheep Boutique (F); Rags & Riches Lifestyle Boutique (F)
30. Favorite Consignment Shop or Sale: Once Upon a Child (W); Just Between Friends (F); Rhea Lana’s (F)
31. Favorite Locally Owned Bookstore: Gardner’s Used Books (W); Magic City Books (F); Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market (F)
32. Favorite Locally Owned Gift Shop: Ida Red (W); Vintage Pearl (F); Amber Marie & Co. (F)
33. Favorite Florist: Toni’s Flowers & Gifts (W); Mary Murray’s Flowers (F); Stems, LLC (F)
34. Favorite Place to Buy Athletic Equipment: Academy Sports + Outdoors (W); DICK’S Sporting Goods (F); Play It Again Sports (F)
35. Favorite Shopping Mall or District: Tulsa Hills Shopping Center (W); Utica Square (F); Rose District (F)

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36. Favorite Pre-Natal/Post-Partum Classes: Saint Francis Hospital (Winner); Breathe Birth and Wellness (Finalist); Ascension St. John (Finalist)
37. Favorite Place to Have a Baby: Saint Francis Hospital (W); Ascension St. John (F); Breathe Birth and Wellness (F)
38. Favorite Midwife: Kim Kmita, Breathe Birth and Wellness (W); Ruth Cobb, Special Delivery Birth Center (F); Regina Kizer, Breathe Birth and Wellness (F)
39. Favorite Place to Buy Baby Gifts: Peek A Boo Baby (W); Kiddlestix Toys (F); Lolly Garden (F)
40. Favorite Newborn Photographer: Taryn Starkey, The Photo Doula (W); Amber Gregg Photography (F); Meagan Ready Photography (F)

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41. Favorite Preschool: Kirk of the Hills Preschool (Winner); Mingo Valley Christian (Finalist); Asbury Preschool (Finalist)
42. Favorite Childcare: Happy Campers Academy (W); Mingo Valley Christian (F); Rhema Child Development Center (F)
43. Favorite Private Elementary: Metro Christian Academy (W); Miss Helen’s Private School (F); Mingo Valley Christian (F)
44. Favorite Private Middle School: Monte Cassino School (W); Metro Christian Academy (F); Lincoln Christian School (F)
45. Favorite Private High School: Bishop Kelley High School (W); Holland Hall (F); Metro Christian Academy (F)
46. Favorite In-State Summer Camp: New Life Ranch (W); Camp Loughridge (F); Camp Tallchief – Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma (F)
47. Favorite Out-of-State Summer Camp: Kanakuk (W); Camp Ozark (F); Camp War Eagle (F)
48. Favorite Youth Theatre Program: Theatre Tulsa (W); Theatre Arts (F); Spotlight Children’s Theatre (F)
49. Favorite Gymnastics/Cheer/Dance: South Tulsa Dance Co. (W); The Little Gym of SE Tulsa (F); Tippi Toes Tulsa (F)
50. Favorite Martial Arts Studio: Apollo’s Martial Arts (W); Golden Dragon Taekwondo (F); Christian Karate Academy (F)
51. Favorite Place to Learn Soccer: SoccerCity (W); City of Tulsa Parks and Recreation (F); Soccer Shots (F)
52. Favorite Soccer Club: Metro Tulsa Soccer Club United (W); Tulsa Soccer Club (F); Broken Arrow Soccer Club (F)
53. Favorite Music Program or Lessons: Saied Music Co. (W); Anthem Road Academy (F); Midtown School of Performing Arts (F)
54. Favorite Art Program or Lessons: Philbrook Museum of Art (W); ahha Tulsa (F); Tulsa Art Center (F)
55. Favorite Swim Lessons: Miller Swim School (W); SafeSplash + SwimLabs Swim School (F); Denise Westfall – ORU (F)
56. Favorite Tutoring: Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market (W); Brain Balance Center of Tulsa (F); Mathnasium (F)
57. Favorite Place for Story Time: Tulsa City-County Library (W); Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market (F); Eleanor’s Bookshop (F)

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58. Favorite Grocery Store: Reasor’s (Winner); Trader Joe’s (Finalist); ALDI (Finalist)
59. Favorite Family Friendly Gym: YMCA of Greater Tulsa (W); Life Time Fitness (F); Health Zone at Saint Francis (F)
60. Favorite Salon: Ihloff Salon & Day Spa (W); Clary Sage Salon & Spa (F); Berkshire Salon and Day Spa (F)
61. Favorite Car Dealership: Jim Norton Toyota (W); Jackie Cooper (F); South Pointe Honda (F)
62. Favorite Childcare Service: Seeking Sitters (W); The Hangout – Tulsa’s Premier Childcare Center (F); Playtime(+) (F)
63. Favorite Date Night Restaurant: Nola’s…Creole & Cocktails (W); Redrock Canyon Grill (F); Charleston’s Restaurant (F)
64. Favorite Place for a Girls’ Night Out: The Succulent Shop (W); Pinot’s Palette (F); Vintage Wine Bar (F)
65. Favorite Brewery: Broken Arrow Brewing Company (W); Marshall Brewing Company (F); Welltown Brewing (F)
66. Favorite Bank/Credit Union: Bank of Oklahoma (W); TTCU Federal Credit Union (F); Arvest (F)
67. Favorite Auto Insurance: State Farm Insurance (W); AAA (F); Farmers Insurance (F)
68. Favorite Home Insurance: State Farm Insurance (W); Farmers Insurance (F); Tulsa Insurance Guy (F)
69. Favorite Law Firm: Elias & Hjelm, P.C. (W); Sherwood, McCormick, & Robert (F); Brian A. Crain (F)
70. Favorite Dry Cleaning Service: Yale Cleaners (W); Fox Cleaners (F); Brookside Cleaners (F)
71. Favorite Veterinarian: River Trail Animal Hospital & Pet Lodge (W); Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital (F); Harvard Avenue Veterinary Hospital (F)
72. Favorite Dog Grooming: Sloppy Dog Wash (W); U Dirty Dawg (F); Muddy Paws (F)
73. Favorite Pet Boarding: Woodland West Pet Resort (W); Noah’s Bed & Biscuit (F); River Trail Animal Hospital and Pet Lodge (F)
74. Favorite Place to Buy Pet Supplies: Southern Agriculture (W); Petsmart (F); Dog Dish (F)
75. Favorite Pet Rescue: Tulsa SPCA (W); Skiatook Paws and Claws Animal Rescue, Inc. (F); Humane Society of Tulsa (F)

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76. Favorite Locally Owned Appliance Store: Hahn Appliance Center (Winner); Westlake Ace Hardware (Finalist); Metro Appliances & More (Finalist)
77. Favorite Interior Designer: Michelle Harrison with Luxe Tulsa (W); Emily Davis (F); Bailey Austin Design (F)
78. Favorite Furniture Store: Mathis Brothers Furniture (W); Luxe Furniture & Design (F); Ashley HomeStore (F)
79. Favorite Renovator: ReHome Remodeling & Construction (W); Rossi Brothers Company (F); Affordable Remodeling Services Inc. (F)
80. Favorite Home Cleaning Service: Merry Maids of Tulsa (W); Clean Freaks of Tulsa (F); Maids of Tulsa Essential Oil Cleaning (F)
81. Favorite Heating & Air: Airco Service (W); Air Assurance Co. (F); Air Solutions Heating & Cooling (F)
82. Favorite Pest Control: Mother Nature’s Pest & Lawn (W); Guardian Angel Exterminating (F); Enviroguard (F)
83. Favorite Lawn & Garden Care: Southwood Landscape and Garden Center (W); TruGreen Lawn Care (F); GreenPro LLC (F)
84. Favorite Plant Nursery: Southwood Landscape and Garden Center (W); Riddle Plant Farm (F); Under the Sun (F)
85. Favorite Home Security: ADT Security Services (W); Advance Alarms, Inc. (F); Alert 360 Home Security (F)
86. Favorite Electrical Service: Tulsa Electric LLC (W); Harp Services (F); Mister Sparky Electrician Tulsa (F)
87. Favorite Plumbing Service: Mullin Inc. (W); Allied Plumbing, Heat & Air (F); Williams Plumbing & Drain Service (F)

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88. Favorite Pediatrician: Birth & Beyond Pediatrics (Winner); Tulsa Pediatric Group (Finalist); Dr. Stacy O’Sullivan, Pediatric Specialists of Tulsa (Finalist)
89. Favorite Family Doctor: Stephanie Burleson, D.O., Warren Clinic (W); Dr. Dustin Kupp, Ascension St. John (F); Dr. David Kondos, Utica Park Clinic (F)
90. Favorite OB/GYN: Dr. Sarah Shepherd, OB/GYN Specialists of Tulsa (W); Dr. Cole Nilson, Tulsa Women’s Health Care (F); Dr. Jennifer Donnelly, Tulsa OB/GYN Associates (F)
91. Favorite Optometrist: Harrel Eye Care (W); Dr. Jeff Long’s Children and Family Eye Care (F); Downtown Tulsa Eye Care (F)
92. Favorite Kid-Friendly Dentist: On the Cusp Pediatric Dentistry (W); Fox Broermann Pediatric Dentistry of Tulsa (F); Morrow, Lai and Kitterman Tulsa Children’s Dentistry (F)
93. Favorite Orthodontist: Dr. Clint Emerson, Emerson Orthodontics (W); On the Cusp Pediatric Dentistry (F); Kirkpatrick & Lai Orthodontics (F)
94. Favorite Allergist: Dr. James T. Love, Allergy Clinic of Tulsa (W); Dr. Kathryn Brown, Allergy Clinic of Tulsa (F); Lynn Wiens, M.D., Warren Clinic Allergy & Immunology (F)
95. Favorite ENT: Dr. Atul Vaidya, Eastern Oklahoma ENT (W); Dr. Evan Moore, Eastern Oklahoma ENT (F); Dr. William H. Hawkins, Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital (F)
96. Favorite Therapist (Physical Health): TherapyWorks (W); Speech and Beyond Pediatric Therapy (F); Physical Therapy of Tulsa (F)
97. Favorite Therapist (Mental Health): Lisa Hart, LCSW, Counseling Services of Tulsa (W); Scott Moseman, M.D., Laureate Eating Disorders Program (F); Dr. Bea Keller-Dupree, Enrichment Counseling & Consultation (F)
98. Favorite Orthopedist: Dr. Brian Chalkin, The Orthopaedic Center (W); Dr. Caleb Nunley, Tulsa Bone & Joint (F); Dr. Jason Griffin, Tulsa Bone & Joint (F)
99. Favorite Chiropractor: Free Spirit Chiropractic (W); Dr. Cassidy Meredith, Thrive Chiropractic Clinic (F); Dr. Ryan Marshall, Marshall Chiropractic (F)
100. Favorite Hospital: Saint Francis Hospital (W); Ascension St. John (F); Hillcrest Medical Center (F)

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