Cape Charles businesses win big with 2020 Best of Virginia awards

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Here in Cape Charles, we have no doubt that our local businesses are nothing short of spectacular — but it sure does feel good to get some official recognition for what makes this town special. Virginia Living’s 2020 Best of Virginia reader’s poll recognized a whopping 27 Cape Charles businesses in 29 categories as being among the best in Virginia.

On July 13, Cape Charles Main Street gathered with our local winners in Strawberry Street Plaza to celebrate the town’s much-deserved moment in the spotlight. With so many winners gathered together in one spot, it was a clear testament to what sets Cape Charles apart from your typical small town. There’s a lot of talent and a lot of heart concentrated in our little slice of the Eastern Shore.

Without further ado, here are all of Virginia Living’s 2020 Best of Virginia winners:

Best of Virginia 2020: 1st Place Winners

  • Bar with the Best Atmosphere: Kelly’s Gingernut Pub
  • Cocktails: Cape Charles Distillery
  • Brewery: Cape Charles Brewing Co.
  • Distillery: Cape Charles Distillery
  • Golf Course: Bay Creek Resort & Club
  • Hiking or Biking Trail: Kiptopeke State Park
  • Marina: Cape Charles Town Harbor & Marina
  • Real Estate Firm: Blue Heron Realty Co.
  • Consignment Shop: Periwinkles Consignment Boutique

Best of Virginia 2020: 2nd Place Winners

  • Ice Cream Shop: Brown Dog Ice Cream
  • Tourist Attraction: Cape Charles Beach
  • Historic Theater: Historic Palace Theater
  • Hotel: Hotel Cape Charles
  • Landscape Design: Jeff Klingel Landscape
  • Wedding/Special Event Venue: The Oyster Farm
  • Book Store: Peach Street Books

Best of Virginia 2020: 3rd Place Winners

  • Seafood Restaurant: The Shanty
  • Restaurant: Hook at Harvey
  • Coffee Shop: Cape Charles Coffee House
  • Outdoor Dining: The Shanty
  • Best Bakery: Coastal Baking Co.
  • Chocolatier: Cape Charles Candy Company
  • Cidery: Buskey Cider on the Bay
  • Winery: Chatham Vineyards on Church Creek
  • Art Gallery: At Altitude Gallery
  • Bed and Breakfast: Bay Haven Inn
  • Downtown Shopping: Cape Charles Historic District
  • Playground: Central Park
  • Fine Jewelry Store: Moonrise Jewelry
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