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Best of Omaha is the legitimate contest.

  • Best of Omaha was started in 1992.
  • Our ballot page is free from advertising.
  • Our category answer fields are blank.
  • Only one vote per email.
  • Our system monitors for voting stuffing and manipulation.
  • Our ballot does not steer or influence who a voter should choose.

Another new contest:

  • Sells business name placement on the ballot.
  • Sells business logo placement on the ballot.
  • Sells advertisement on the ballot.
  • Encourages the public to vote for the same business more than once.

There is nothing a business is required to do.

  • Registration is optional
  • Participation is optional
  • Businesses do not need to be an advertiser

Business registration does not determine if a business may win or not win Best of Omaha. The category chosen during registration does not determine which or how many categories a company may win or not win. The answer fields are blank on the ballot page. Voters may fill-in any business name they choose. We do not limit or influence how the voter chooses to vote. The chips fall where they may. We conduct Best of Omaha to connect with the public and to increase subscriptions to our magazine.

Thank you for your interest in Best of Omaha.

Winning the title Best of Omaha is not easy. According to CAS Inc. there are more than 28,986 unique businesses in the Omaha metropolitan area. With 322 categories in Best of Omaha 2017, there are fewer than 970 winners. This means less than 3 percent of the businesses can win Best of Omaha.

Best of Omaha is about helping local businesses strengthen relationships with the community. Asking people to vote for your company in Best of Omaha is akin to telling them that you believe your company to be among the “best.” You are branding your name with the word “best” in the public’s consciousness.

That branding is about creating “buzz” and interaction with your customers.

Best of Omaha also offers businesses potential for new customers. Giving discounts gives you the opportunity to ask voters to come and try out your services and products. You can then create new relationships with these voters, in turn winning future customers.

Any business can join the Best of Omaha competition. We do not limit or influence who the voters choose to win. Companies do not need to advertise in any of our publications. Company registration is voluntary and does not determine whether or not a business can win.

We leave the ballot page free of pre-chosen answers and ads. Voters may submit any company they choose for each category. By allowing voters to hand-select their favorite companies, we undertake a difficult, but important, tallying process. Our customized voting system recognizes common misspellings of company names and automatically converts those to proper spellings.

Not only is there is no charge for a company to be involved with Best of Omaha, we provide companies with several free, helpful tools, like “Go Vote For Us” cards, posters, and high resolution logos. We also give the winners wall certificates, window clings, and vinyl posters each year.

Omaha Magazine has conducted Best of Omaha since 1992. It began when we sat around a table with pizza and beer, and picked our favorites in 20 categories. Today the public selects the winners. We conduct Best of Omaha to connect with the public as well as increase subscriptions for Omaha Magazine. To ensure credibility, we take voting security seriously— we limit voting to only one vote per valid email address, quarantine suspicious voters, and catch attempts to manipulate the voting process.

The public uses the Best of Omaha winners list to help them decide where to eat and shop, and who to use for health care, home, and auto-related services. Visitors and people who move to Omaha use Best of Omaha as a “playbook” to learn about the city. The Best of Omaha logo is a recognized and trusted symbol that is easy to spot.

‘Go Vote For Us’ Logos

These will be available June 1st.
Click here to download ‘Go Vote For Us’ logos.
Logos may not be altered.

‘Go Vote For Us’ Cards and Posters

Theses will be available June 1st.
We provide free ‘Go Vote For Us’ cards and posters to businesses.
Our address is: 5921 S. 118th Circle, Omaha, NE 68137.

Click here to order customized ‘Go Vote For Us’ cards

Custom cards are standard business card size. The trim size is 3.5 x 2 inches. There is a .125 inch bleed on all four sides. And we recommend a .25 inch safety inset from the edges for all important text and logos. You can order cards from us with the above link or we can design your custom cards and give you the artwork and give it to you to order from anyplace you choose.

Best of Omaha 2019 Business Registration

Business registration is voluntary and not required to participate in Best of Omaha. We do not influence how the public votes. The answers fields are blank. We do not sell business name placement, business ads, or business logos on the voting ballot page. We highly recommend every business pick one person at their business to be their Campaign Manager. This person should join our Campaign Manager email newsletter list and be the contact when they register their business with Best of Omaha on the business registration page. Businesses may register here.

Important Category Changes for 2019

These categories are the changes for Best of Omaha 2019. Please update your Business Profile if your category from last year has been deleted or if you see a new category that more closely fits your business.
DiningFast Good FoodModified
DiningLocally Sourced DiningModified
DiningParty RoomNew
FamilyHaunted HouseNew
Health & BeautyFamily Doctor (First, Last and Company)New
Health & BeautyFloat TankNew
Health & BeautyOrthopedic Surgeon (First, Last and Company)New
HouseholdHome InspectionDelete
HouseholdLighting FixturesDelete
HouseholdResidential InsulationDelete
HouseholdRetaining WallsNew
NightlifeEscape RoomNew
RetailLocal Pet StoreModified
RetailMeat Department/StoreModified
RetailNatural/Organic Grocery StoreNew
RetailSpeciality Stationery StoreDelete
ServicesEstate Planning (First, Last and Company)New

Best of Omaha 2019 Categories

Please refer to this chart for changes to the categories used in Best of Omaha 2019. If a category you are interested in has been modified or deleted, please update your Business Profile.
DiningAmerican DiningKeep
DiningBowl of SoupKeep
DiningBrew PubKeep
DiningBrick Oven PizzaKeep
DiningChef in Omaha (First, Last and Company)Keep
DiningChinese DiningKeep
DiningFamily RestaurantKeep
DiningFast Good FoodModified
DiningFish FryKeep
DiningFood TruckKeep
DiningFrench DiningKeep
DiningFrench FriesKeep
DiningFried CatfishKeep
DiningFried ChickenKeep
DiningFrozen YogurtKeep
DiningGluten-Free MenuKeep
DiningGourmet HamburgerKeep
DiningGreek DiningKeep
DiningHot DogKeep
DiningHot Wings - CharbuffedKeep
DiningHot Wings - TraditionalKeep
DiningIce CreamKeep
DiningIndian DiningKeep
DiningItalian DiningKeep
DiningJapanese DiningKeep
DiningKorean DiningKeep
DiningLocally Sourced DiningModified
DiningMexican DiningKeep
DiningMiddle Eastern DiningKeep
DiningNew Restaurant in 2018Keep
DiningOutdoor PatioKeep
DiningParty RoomNew
DiningPrime RibKeep
DiningRestaurant Beer SelectionKeep
DiningReuben SandwichKeep
DiningRomantic RestaurantKeep
DiningSunday BrunchKeep
DiningWait Staff & ServiceKeep
FamilyBowling AlleyKeep
FamilyChild Day CareKeep
FamilyChild Party ProviderKeep
FamilyChildren's AttractionKeep
FamilyDance StudioKeep
FamilyFamily Behavior TherapyKeep
FamilyFamily Dentist OfficeKeep
FamilyFamily EntertainmentKeep
FamilyFamily Photographer (First, Last and Company)Keep
FamilyHaunted HouseNew
FamilyLaser TagKeep
FamilyMartial ArtsKeep
FamilyMovie TheaterKeep
FamilyMusic LessonsKeep
FamilyPediatric Dentist OfficeKeep
FamilyPediatrician (First, Last and Company)Keep
FamilyProfessional Omaha Sports TeamKeep
FamilyPublic Golf CourseKeep
FamilyYouth Athletic OrganizationKeep
FamilyYouth Cheerleading ClubKeep
FamilyYouth Summer CampKeep
FamilyYouth Swim LessonsKeep
FamilyYouth Volleyball Sports ClubKeep
Health & BeautyAcupuncture - ChiropractorKeep
Health & BeautyAcupuncture - LicensedKeep
Health & BeautyBarre Fitness FacilityKeep
Health & BeautyBeauty Supply StoreKeep
Health & BeautyBreast AugmentationKeep
Health & BeautyCharity Walk / Fun RunKeep
Health & BeautyChiropractor (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyCosmetic Dentist (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyCosmetic Surgeon (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyCounseling ServicesKeep
Health & BeautyCrossfit BoxKeep
Health & BeautyDay SpaKeep
Health & BeautyDermatologist (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyFamily Doctor (First, Last and Company)New
Health & BeautyFemale Hormone Replacement ClinicKeep
Health & BeautyFitness ClubKeep
Health & BeautyFitness Equipment StoreKeep
Health & BeautyFloat TankNew
Health & BeautyHair Colorist (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyHair SalonKeep
Health & BeautyHearing Aids CenterKeep
Health & BeautyIndoor Cycling ClassKeep
Health & BeautyKick Boxing ClassKeep
Health & BeautyLaser Hair RemovalKeep
Health & BeautyLasik Eye SurgeryKeep
Health & BeautyMale Hormone Replacement ClinicKeep
Health & BeautyManicure & PedicureKeep
Health & BeautyMassage TherapyKeep
Health & BeautyMed SpaKeep
Health & BeautyMemory Care FacilityKeep
Health & BeautyMen's HaircutKeep
Health & BeautyMen's ShaveKeep
Health & BeautyNutrition & Vitamin StoreKeep
Health & BeautyOptometrist (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyOral Surgeon (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyOrthodontist (First, Last and Company)Keep
Health & BeautyOrthopedic Surgeon (First, Last and Company)New
Health & BeautyPain ManagementKeep
Health & BeautyPersonal Training FacilityKeep
Health & BeautyPhysical Therapy CompanyKeep
Health & BeautyPhysical Therapy EquipmentKeep
Health & BeautyPilates StudioKeep
Health & BeautyRehabilitation Facility Keep
Health & BeautyTanning SalonKeep
Health & BeautyTattoo ParlorKeep
Health & BeautyTummy TuckKeep
Health & BeautyWaxing/Hair RemovalKeep
Health & BeautyWeight Loss CenterKeep
Health & BeautyYoga StudioKeep
HouseholdAppliance RepairKeep
HouseholdBasement Repair & WaterproofingKeep
HouseholdBuilding Supply StoreKeep
HouseholdCarpet CleaningKeep
HouseholdCustom CabinetryKeep
HouseholdCustom ClosetsKeep
HouseholdCustom Home BuilderKeep
HouseholdDecorative ConcreteKeep
HouseholdDecorative PaintingKeep
HouseholdElectrical ServicesKeep
HouseholdFence & RailingsKeep
HouseholdFloor CoveringsKeep
HouseholdGarage DoorsKeep
HouseholdGarage FlooringKeep
HouseholdGarden Nursery StoreKeep
HouseholdGrout & Tile RepairKeep
HouseholdHandyman ServicesKeep
HouseholdHeating & Air ServiceKeep
HouseholdHome AccessoriesKeep
HouseholdHome Audio & VideoKeep
HouseholdHome BuilderKeep
HouseholdHome Cleaning ServiceKeep
HouseholdHome Disaster RestorationKeep
HouseholdHome Glass & MirrorsKeep
HouseholdHome InspectionDelete
HouseholdHome RemodelingKeep
HouseholdHome SecurityKeep
HouseholdIndoor Window CoveringsKeep
HouseholdInterior Design FirmKeep
HouseholdInterior Designer (First, Last and Company)Keep
HouseholdKitchen & Bath Plumbing FixturesKeep
HouseholdKitchen & Bath RemodelingKeep
HouseholdLandscape CurbingKeep
HouseholdLandscape DesignerKeep
HouseholdLandscape LightingKeep
HouseholdLandscape Rock & GraniteKeep
HouseholdLandscaping ServiceKeep
HouseholdLawn CareKeep
HouseholdLawn Irrigation & SprinklersKeep
HouseholdLighting FixturesDelete
HouseholdMortgage ProviderKeep
HouseholdMoving CompanyKeep
HouseholdMud JackingKeep
HouseholdMulch ProviderKeep
HouseholdPainting ServicesKeep
HouseholdPest Control ServiceKeep
HouseholdPlumbing ServicesKeep
HouseholdPools & SpasKeep
HouseholdResidential InsulationDelete
HouseholdResidential RoofingKeep
HouseholdResidential SidingKeep
HouseholdResidential Trash ServiceKeep
HouseholdRetaining WallsNew
HouseholdStone & Brick ProviderKeep
HouseholdTile InstallerKeep
HouseholdTile StoreKeep
HouseholdTree ServiceKeep
HouseholdWater Treatment SystemsKeep
HouseholdWindows and DoorsKeep
HouseholdWood Floor CompanyKeep
NightlifeBar FoodKeep
NightlifeCigar BarKeep
NightlifeCocktail LoungeKeep
NightlifeComedy ClubKeep
NightlifeCraft CocktailsKeep
NightlifeEscape RoomNew
NightlifeHappy HourKeep
NightlifeIrish BarKeep
NightlifeLate-Night DiningKeep
NightlifeLive Music VenueKeep
NightlifeMicro BreweryKeep
NightlifeNeighborhood BarKeep
NightlifeNew Bar in 2018Keep
NightlifeReverse Happy HourKeep
NightlifeSports BarKeep
NightlifeWhisky BarKeep
NightlifeWine BarKeep
RetailAntique ShopKeep
RetailArts & Crafts Studio/StoreKeep
RetailBeer & Spirits StoreKeep
RetailBridal ShopKeep
RetailCheese ShopKeep
RetailCigar/Tobacco ShopKeep
RetailClothing Consignment StoreKeep
RetailCoffee RoasterKeep
RetailComic Book StoreKeep
RetailConvenience StoreKeep
RetailFurniture StoreKeep
RetailGift ShopKeep
RetailGolf StoreKeep
RetailGrocery StoreKeep
RetailHardware StoreKeep
RetailHusker Apparel StoreKeep
RetailJewelry StoreKeep
RetailLocal Pet StoreModified
RetailMeat Department/StoreModified
RetailMen's ApparelKeep
RetailNatural/Organic Grocery StoreNew
RetailOutdoor Clothing & Gear StoreKeep
RetailPawn ShopKeep
RetailPet Supply StoreKeep
RetailRetail Art GalleryKeep
RetailShoe StoreKeep
RetailShopping CenterKeep
RetailSpeciality Stationery StoreDelete
RetailSporting Goods StoreKeep
RetailSweet ShopKeep
RetailThrift StoreKeep
RetailVape StoreKeep
RetailWine StoreKeep
RetailWomen's BoutiqueKeep
RetailYarn / Quilting ShopKeep
ServicesAccounting ServicesKeep
ServicesAssisted Living FacilityKeep
ServicesComputer RepairKeep
ServicesCredit UnionKeep
ServicesCustom Made FurnitureKeep
ServicesCustom Picture FramingKeep
ServicesDating ServiceKeep
ServicesDivorce MediationKeep
ServicesDog Day CareKeep
ServicesDog TrainingKeep
ServicesDry CleanersKeep
ServicesDuct CleaningKeep
ServicesEmployer - Less Than 100 EmployeesKeep
ServicesEmployer - More Than 100 EmployeesKeep
ServicesEstate Planning (First, Last and Company)New
ServicesEvent PlannerKeep
ServicesFinancial Planning FirmKeep
ServicesFuneral HomeKeep
ServicesFurniture Repurposing and RestorationKeep
ServicesHair ReplacementDelete
ServicesIn-Home Non-Medical CareKeep
ServicesIn-Home Nursing ServiceKeep
ServicesIndependent LivingNew
ServicesInternet ProviderKeep
ServicesLaw FirmKeep
ServicesLife/Health Insurance CompanyKeep
ServicesLocal PodcastDelete
ServicesLocal WebsiteKeep
ServicesNewborn PhotographyKeep
ServicesNon-profit EventKeep
ServicesNursing Home FacilityKeep
ServicesPersonal Injury Lawyer (First, Last and Company)New
ServicesPet BoardingKeep
ServicesPet Grooming SalonKeep
ServicesPet Photography (First, Last and Company)Keep
ServicesPrivate School - Elementary SchoolKeep
ServicesPrivate School - High SchoolKeep
ServicesRealtor Agent (First, Last and Company)Keep
ServicesReception VenueKeep
ServicesRetirement CommunityKeep
ServicesShooting RangeKeep
ServicesSmall Engine Sales & ServiceModified
ServicesSmartphone RepairKeep
ServicesStorage UnitsKeep
ServicesTailor ShopKeep
ServicesTuxedo StoreKeep
ServicesVeterinary ClinicKeep
ServicesWedding PhotographyKeep
TransportationAuto Accessory StoreKeep
TransportationAuto Body RepairKeep
TransportationAuto DetailingKeep
TransportationAuto FinancingKeep
TransportationAuto GlassKeep
TransportationBike ShopKeep
TransportationBoat DealerKeep
TransportationBrake ServiceKeep
TransportationCar Tire ServiceKeep
TransportationExpress Car WashKeep
TransportationFull Service Car WashKeep
TransportationGeneral Auto RepairKeep
TransportationLuxury Car DealerKeep
TransportationMuffler & Exhaust ServiceKeep
TransportationNew Car DealerKeep
TransportationOil ChangeKeep
TransportationRV DealerKeep
TransportationTransmission RepairKeep
TransportationTravel AgencyKeep
TransportationUsed Car DealerKeep
TransportationUsed Luxury Car DealerNew

Best of Omaha Winner Logos

Only previous winners may use the “Winner” and “First Place” logos.
Logos may not be altered.

Best of Omaha logos are available here.