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May 24, 2013

Announcing the Best Bets of Greater Newburyport

The voting results have been tabulated and the winners of The Daily News’ fifth annual Best Bets contest have been announced.

The results are tabulated from paper ballots distributed by The Daily News via a newspaper special section, and from a poll conducted on our website, newburyportnews.com

Our readers select the businesses and institutions in some 60 categories that they feel are “the best” in the local area. in many categories, there was stiff competition. And this year, for the first time, two categories had ties for first place.

Winners are presented with certificates, which they often display proudly in their store windows.

The following is a list of the winners:

Best Bagel: Abraham’s Bagels, Liberty Street, Newburyport

Best Bakery: Greta’s Great Grains, Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Best Bar: The Port Tavern, State Street, Newburyport

Best Breakfast: Angie’s Breakfast, Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Best Burger: The Grog, Middle Street, Newburyport

Best Butcher Shop (Tie): Newbury Butchery, Morgan Avenue, Newbury; Bucciarelli’s, Bridge Road, Salisbury

Best Candy: Winfrey’s, Market Square, Newburyport

Best Chinese: Szechuan Taste, Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Best Coffee: Plum Island Coffee Roasters, Merrimac Street, Newburyport

Best Dining Experience: Ceia, State Street, Newburyport

Best Evening Entertainment: The Grog, Middle Street, Newburyport

Best Farm Stand: Tendercrop, High Road, Newbury

Best Lobster Pound: David’s Fish Market, Bridge Road, Salisbury

Best Ice Cream: Haley’s Ice Cream, Route 1, Newburyport

Best Italian Food: Giuseppe, Low Street, Newburyport

Best Mexican Food: Agave Mexican Bistro, State Street, Newburyport

Best Pizza: Anchor Stone Deck Pizza , State Street, Newburyport

Best Sandwich Shop: Port City Sandwich, Merrimac Street, Newburyport

Best Seafood: Michael’s Harborside, Merrimac Street, Newburyport

Best Wine: Leary’s Fine Wines & Spirits, Merrimac Street, Newburyport

Best Auto Dealer: Wall’s Ford, Route 110, Salisbury

Best Auto Repair: Hathaway Auto Service, Bridge Road, Salisbury

Best Bank: Institution for Savings, State Street, Newburyport

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