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2020 Reader’s Choice Award Winners

The Southern Scoop readers overwhelmingly asked for us to create Reader’s Choice Awards to highlight businesses and organizations in Macon, Swain, and Jackson Counties. The Southern Scoop News is YOU source of community news, so if you ask… you shall receive!

We are happy to announce our 2020 Reader’s Choice Award winners as voted by YOU!

 

Food

 

Best Seafood: Creekside Oyster House and Grill

(828) 586-1985
219 W Main St Sylva 28779 www.facebook.com/creeksideoysterhouse

 

Hours:

Monday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM- 8:00 PM

 

 

 

Best Restaurant: Haywood Smokehouse

(828) 631-9797
403 Haywood Rd Dillsboro www.facebook.com/haywoodsmokehousedillsboro

 

Hours:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

Haywood Smokehouse-Franklin

(828) 369- 6666
33 Macon Center Drive Franklin Nc 28734www.facebook.com/HaywoodSmokehouseFranklin

Hours:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

 

 

Best Pizza: Speedy’s Pizza

(828) 586-3800
285 W Main Street Sylva Nc 28779 www.speedyspizzaofsylva.com/ www.facebook.com/Speedys-Pizza

Hours

Monday: 11:00 AM- (9:00-10:00PM) Tuesday: 11:00 AM- (9:00-10:00PM) Wednesday: 11:00 AM- (9:00-10:00PM) Thursday: 11:00 AM- (9:00-10:00PM) Friday: 11:00 AM- (9:00-10:00PM) Saturday: 2:00 PM- (9:00-10:00PM) Sunday: Closed

 

 

Best Coffee Shop: Crabtree General Store & Coffee Vault

(828) 534-3660
41 Iotla St Franklin Nc 28734 www.facebook.com/crabtreegeneralstore

Hours

Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

 

Best Brewery: Currahee Brewing Co

(828) 634-0078
100 Lakeside Dr Franklin Nc 28734

curraheebrew.com/ www.facebook.com/curraheebrew

Hours

Monday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Saturday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM- 8:00 PM

 

Best Burger: Cleaver’s

 

(828) 634-7247
349 Westgate Plaza Franklin Nc 28734 www.facebook.com/CleaversBurgers www.cleavers.kitchen/

Hours

Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM

 

Best Fast Food: Zaxby’s

1381 Georgia Rd Franklin Nc 28734 284 E Main St. Sylva Nc 28779 www.zaxbys.com

www.facebook.com/Zaxbys

Hours-

Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM- 10:00 PM

 

 

Best Ice Cream/ Yogurt: Jack the Dipper

(828) 349-5798
1024 Georgia Rd Franklin Nc 28734 www.facebook.com/JackTheDipperFranklin

www.jackthedipper.com/

Hours-

Monday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday: 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Jack the Dipper- Sylva

(828) 586-9441
170 E Sylva Shopping Ctr Sylva Nc 28779 www.facebook.com/jackthedippericecream www.jackthedipper.com/

Hours

Monday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Sunday: 1:00 PM- 9:00 PM

 

Best Bakery: Bent Willow

(828) 634-7699
473 East Palmer Street Franklin Nc 28734 bentwillowbaking.com/ www.facebook.com/bentwillowbaking

Hours-

Monday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

 

 

Best Grocery Store: Ingles

19 Webster Rd Sylva Nc 28779 1257 Georgia Rd Franklin Nc 28734 www.ingles-markets.com/

 

 

 

Shopping

 

 

Best Hardware Store: Appalachian Ace Hardware

(828) 586 0502
75 W Palmer St Franklin Nc 28734 www.facebook.com/appalachianace

www.acehardware.com/store-details/16497

Hours-

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday: Closed

 

Best Boutique: Southern & Sunkissed

Macon County: (828) 369-7100
135 Franklin Plaza Franklin Nc 28734

Jackson County: 633 West Main Street Sylva, NC 28779

www.southernandsunkissednc.com/

www.facebook.com/southernAndSunkissed

Hours-

Monday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday: Closed

 

 

Best Car Dealership: Franklin Ford

(828) 524-2156
4910 Sylva Rd Franklin Nc 28734

www.facebook.com/FranklinNCFord

www.franklinford.net/

Hours-
Monday- 9:00AM – 6:30PM Tuesday- 9:00AM – 6:30PM Wednesday- 9:00AM – 6:30PM Thursday- 9:00AM – 6:30PM Friday- 9:00AM – 6:30PM Saturday- 9:00AM – 5:30PM Sunday- Closed

 

 

Best Art Gallery:
The Charles Heath Gallery

(828) 736-0768

82 Easter Lane Bryson City, NC 28713

www.facebook.com/TheCharlesHeathGallery

Hours-
Monday- Closed
Tuesday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Wednesday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Thursday-10:00AM – 5:00PM Friday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Sunday- Closed

 

Best Furniture: Macon Furniture Mart

(828) 369-8296
560 Depot Street Franklin Nc, 28734 www.facebook.com/maconfurniture www.maconfurnituremart.com/

Hours-

Monday- 9:00AM – 5:00PM Tuesday- 9:00AM – 5:00PM Wednesday- 9:00AM – 5:00PM Thursday- 9:00AM – 5:00PM Friday- 9:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday- 9:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday- Closed

 

Best Consignment: The Classy Flea

(828) 421-7782
51 Union Otto Day Care Rd Franklin Nc 28734 www.facebook.com/pages/Classy%20Flea/479525622466200/

Hours-
Monday- Closed
Tuesday- Closed Wednesday- Closed Thursday- 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Friday- 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Saturday- 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Sunday- Closed

 

Best Antique Shop: Nest Feathers

(828) 349-5476
153 E Palmer St Franklin Nc 28734
www.nestfeathersnc.com/

www.facebook.com/Nestfeathers-Antiques-435189243218752

Hours-
Monday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Tuesday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Wednesday- Closed Thursday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Friday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday- 10:00AM – 5:00PM Sunday- Closed

 

 

Best Speciality Shop: Outdoor 76

(828) 349- 7676
35 E MAin Street Franklin Nc 28734

outdoor76.com/

www.facebook.com/Outdoor76NC

Hours-

Monday- 11:00AM – 6:00PM Tuesday- 11:00AM – 6:00PM Wednesday- 11:00AM – 6:00PM Thursday- 11:00AM – 6:00PM Friday- 11:00AM – 6:00PM Saturday- 10:00AM – 6:00PM Sunday- Closed

 

Services

Best Assisted Living/Senior Care: Skyland Care Center

(828) 586-8935
193 Asheville Hwy Sylva Nc 28779 www.facebook.com/sylvanc193

www.skylandcarecenternc.com/

 

 

Best Chiropractor: Wilson Family Chiropractic

(828) 586-2273
73 W Main St. Sylva Nc 28779

www.facebook.com/Wilson-Family-Chiropractic

www.wilsonfamilychiropractic.net/

Hours-
Monday- 8:30AM – 6:00PM Tuesday- 8:30AM – 6:00PM Wednesday- 8:30AM – 6:00PM Thursday- 8:30AM – 6:00PM Friday- 8:30AM – 5:00PM Saturday- Closed
Sunday- Closed

 

 

Best Veterinarian: Noah’s Ark Companion Animal Hospital

(828) 524-6121
1239 Old Murphy Rd Franklin Nc 28734 noahsarkvet.us/

www.facebook.com/bestvetsbestpets

Hours-

Monday- 8:30AM – 5:30PM Tuesday- 8:30AM – 5:30PM Wednesday- 8:30AM – 5:30PM Thursday- 8:30AM – 5:30PM Friday- 8:30AM – 5:30PM Saturday- 8:30AM – 12:00PM Sunday- Closed

 

Best Financial Advisor: Edward Jones Financial Advisor: Russell W. Hawkins II

(828) 349-5184
141 Iotla St Suite 141 Franklin, NC 28734

www.edwardjones.com/financial-advisor/index.html

www.facebook.com/Edward-Jones-Financial-Advisor-Russell-W-Hawkins-

Hours-
Monday- 8:00AM – 5:00PM Tuesday- 8:00AM – 5:00PM Wednesday- 8:00AM – 5:00PM Thursday- 8:00AM – 5:00PM Friday- 8:00AM – 5:00PM Saturday- Closed
Sunday- Closed

 

Best Fitness/Health Center: Franklin Health and Fitness Center

(828) 369-5608
1214 E Main St. Franklin Nc 28734

www.facebook.com/FranklinHealthandFitness franklinhealthandfitness.com/

Hours-

Monday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM Thursday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM Friday: 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Best Child Care Center: Great Beginnings Lutheran Preschool

(828) 369-2411
38 Wayah St Franklin Nc 28734

rlcfranklin.org/great-beginnings-lutheran-school/ www.facebook.com/greatbeginningslutheranpreschool

Hours-

Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

 

Best Accountant: K Patterson and Associates

(706) 609-0795
673 Siler Rd Franklin Nc 28734

facebook.com/KPattersonTax

KP-Tax.com/

Hours-
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

 

Best General Contractor: Beale Construction- Ronnie Beale

Office- (828) 369-5044

177 Sloan Road Franklin Nc 28734

www.bealeconstructioninc.com/home/

 

 

 

Best Nurse: All Nurses Are Heroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Pharmacy: Smart Pharmacy

(828) 369-3784
10 W Palmer St Franklin Nc 28734 www.smartpharmacyllc.com/ www.facebook.com/Smart-Pharmacy-LLCHours-
Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

 

 

 

Best Groomer: Paula’s Pet Paradise

(828) 349-1900
3348 Old Murphy Rd Franklin Nc 28734 paulaspetparadise.com/

www.facebook.com/Paulas-Pet-Paradise

Hours-
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

 

Best Doctor: Dr. Gustav Wilde MD- Franklin Family Practice

( 828) 369-4244
55 Medical Park Drive, Suite 104, Franklin NC 28734

missionhealth.org/provider-finder/profile/93819

 

 

 

 

Best Dentist: Corbin Dental

(828) 524-6111
624 West Palmer St Franklin Nc 28734 corbindentalcare.com/meet-dr-matt-corbin

www.facebook.com/corbindentalcare

Hours-

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: Closed

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

 

 

Best Florist: April’s Flowers On Main

(828) 524-3223
64 Stewart Street Franklin Nc 28734 www.aprilsflowersonmain.com/ www.facebook.com/aprilsflowersonmain

Hours-

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sunday: Closed

 

 

Best Real Estate: Evan Harrell- Remax

(828) 371-5103

1296 East Main St Franklin Nc 28734 www.evanharrell.com/

 

 

 

Best Attorney: Russell Bowling

(828) 524-5070
77 West Main Street Franklin, NC 28734 www.russellbowling.com/

www.facebook.com/Law-Office-Of-Russell-R-Bowling

Hours-
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 

 

Best Auto Repair/Garage: Stamey Performance

(828) 542 3242
244 Burnette Rd Franklin Nc 28734

www.facebook.com/stameyperformancefranklin

stameyperformance.com/

Hours-

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

 

Best Beauty Shop/Salon: Visage Salon

(828) 631-9058
164 Front St Dillsboro Nc 28725 visagesalonsylva.com/ www.facebook.com/visagesalonsylva

Hours-

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday: CLOSED

 

 

 

Best Plumber: Jimbo’s Plumbing

(828) 342-8014
110 Carolina Mnt Drive Franklin Nc 28734 www.facebook.com/JimbosPlumbingLlc /www.jimbosplumbing.net/

Hours-

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

 

Best Wedding Venue: The Lodge at Cat Creek

(828) 524-0991

109 Holly Springs Village Rd Franklin Nc 28734

lodgeatcatcreek.com/

www.facebook.com/lodgeatcatcreek

 

 

Best Photographer: Ruby Peoples Photography

(828) 226-1600
Sylva,Nc 28789

www.rubypeoplesphotography.com www.facebook.com/RubyPeoplesPhotography

 

 

 

 

Best Photographer: Callie Lynch Photography

Contact- www.callielynch.com/contact
Franklin Nc 28734
www.callielynch.com

www.facebook.com/Callie-Lynch-Photography

 

Best Insurance Agent: John Hamlin- State Farm
(828) 369-9696
109 W Palmer St Franklin Nc 28734

www.facebook.com/johnhamlininsurance www.statefarm.com/agent/us/nc/franklin/john-hamlin

Hours-

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

 

 

Best Insurance Agency: Appalachian Agency

(828) 369-8542
495 Depot St Franklin Nc 28734

www.appalachianagency.com/

Community

Best Community Member: Tom Ritter

Best Non-Profit:
Macon County Care Network

(828) 369-2642
130 Bidwell St Franklin Nc 28734

maconcarenet.org/

facebook.com/MaconCountyCareNet

 

Best Civic Club: Rotary Club