Results are coming! Come back here after Sunday, December 13, 2020 to see the winners of Best of Alaska 2020.
Meet the champions of
100 Categories

The 2020 voting period has ended!

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2020 Best of Alaska polls! We had over 35,000 votes from Alaskan's across the state, chiming in to vote for their favorite local businesses.

Winners will be announced Sunday, December 13, 2020 in a special section within your Anchorage Daily News print paper as well as here online! Be sure to follow us on Facebook as well for any updates along the way!

Adventure & TravelFamily FunFood & DrinksHealthcareServicesShopping2021 ShowcaseVoting FAQs

Adventure & Travel

Hotel/Vacation Resort

Outdoor Recreational Area

Platinum

Kincaid Park

Silver

Alyeska

Summer Adventure Tour Company

Family Fun

Family Activity & Entertainment

Food & Drinks

Coffee Spot

Curbside/Take Out Menu

Food truck

Platinum

Yeti Dogs

Silver

Serranos

local Restaurant

Silver

Suite 100

Pho

Platinum

PHOnatik

Silver

Pho Lena

Sports Bar

Platinum

Peanut Farm

Healthcare

Dental Practice

Platinum

BTY Dental

Naturopathic Practice

Silver

Avante

Services

Athletic Club/Fitness Center

Car Dealership

Silver

Lithia

Cell Phone / Wireless provider

Platinum

AT&T

Gold

GCI

Silver

Verizon

Electrician

Employment Agency

Lawn Care & Landscaping Services

Local Band

Platinum

Danger Money

Gold

H3

Pet Services/Supplies

Platinum

AK Bark

Silver

Pet Zoo

Security company

Gold

Vivint

Silver

ADT

Tattoo/Piercing Shop

Tire Service

Silver

Costco

Veterinarian

Platinum

The Pet Stop

Gold

VCA
The annual Best of Alaska Showcase, to celebrate the 2020 winners, will tentatively be held summer of 2021. Check back here for details coming in the first quarter of next year.

Best of Alaska voting FAQ

Q. Are the results printed real votes that came in?  Does advertising have any influence on the top 3 winners?

A. The results are really real; in many cases, they're not what we might have chosen at all if we did editor’s picks.  And, no, our advertising department holds no sway over the winners.  Any and all businesses are welcome and able to purchase ad spaces in the voting polls, but voters can still write in whatever business they deem ‘The Best of Alaska.’

Q. Have you ever thought of running an initial round of nominations and then a second round of voting?

A. Yes, and it’s something we will implement for 2021 voting. With this new change, we will have an initial nomination period  (which is just like our current voting period, giving readers the opportunity to write-in whatever businesses they choose), and we will then take the top 5 “written-in” businesses in that category to include them in the true voting period.  

Q. Do you find that voters try and cheat?

A. Yes, and our system filters out duplicate emails. We allow one email vote to count per week, per category.  

Q. How many times can a person vote?

A. You can vote once per week, per category.

Q. Can you add a category for a specific business?

A. We switch up categories every year, putting in new ones and dropping some old ones based on voter participation. If you want to make the case for a specific category for next year's ballot, drop an email to our events team at bestofalaska@adn.com.

If community mandates allow us to safely do so, our 5th Annual Best of Alaska Showcase will be taking place in Summer 2021! Stay up to date on the Best of Alaska Facebook Page!