Best local food
Hancock County is home to a number of incredible restaurants. Voted the best bakery AND the best donut for 2022 is the Sweet Shop. The best overall dessert can be found at Libby’s Ice Cream, and the best cookie is located at Confection Connection. The overall best restaurant designation was taken by The Depot, and the best breakfast is at Lincoln Square Pancake House. For specific savory favorites, the winners were Trax for BBQ, The Mug’s for burgers, The Depot for wings, Don Rigo for tacos and margaritas, China Inn for Chinese food, Wooden Bear Brewing Co. for beer, Hitherto for coffee and Mozzi’s for pizza.
Best self-care and healthcare
Our partners at Hancock Health were voted the best healthcare provider, as well as the best place to work with more than 100 employees. The best massage can be found at Salon De’ Elegance, the best nail salon at VIP nails and the best hair salon at Ye Olde Head Shoppe. If you’re looking to get a tattoo in Hancock County, be sure to check out Tattoos in Time. In need of a new optometrist? Try out Hancock Eye Associates. And the best chiropractors for 2022 can be found at Torok Family Chiropractic Clinic and the best dentist’s office is Kirkwood Dentistry.
Best home service providers
Looking to buy or sell a home or build a new one? Check out the best-voted home builder at Joyner Homes or the best-voted realtors at Re/Max Realty Group. Hancock County is also home to a number of helpful home services, including these 2022 “best of” winners: Henry’s Flooring, Rusty’s Animal Control, Fralich’s Landscape, Dave’s Pools, Garage Doors of Greenfield, Roland Quality Concrete, Jim Stewart Painting, Field’s Tree Service, Copeland Electric, Engleking Construction, Custom Exteriors (Home Improvement) and Muegge Plumbing Heating and Electrical, which won both the heating/air and plumbing categories.
Best auto businesses
The best local car wash in 2022 was determined to be Crew Car Wash. The best spot for an oil change is Dave’s Express Care and Riley Park Tire/Best-One of Indy were voted to be the best local tire shops. If you’re looking for a used car dealer, you should check out Gray Auto, and if you want a new car, head over to Dellen Automotive. And if you’re in need of a tow, make sure to call up Johnson’s Towing.
Best retail businesses
Shopping for your family’s meals in Hancock County can be stress-free when you shop at Aldi, voted 2022’s best grocery store. You can also stop in for a quick snack at Leo’s Market & Eatery, voted the best local convenience store. If you love thrift shopping, make sure to check out Hope House, which was also voted the best non-profit organization in Hancock County. When you’re looking for the prettiest local flowers, check out Sunnyside Greenhouse for the best nursery and Penny’s Florist Home Decor and Monuments by Stillinger for the best florist. Really want to level up on your next big gift? Go visit Miller’s Jewelry for the best jewelery store.
Best local entertainment
Do you love boutique shopping? Go check out #1 voted Cynthia’s Hallmark & Boutique or J.W. Riley Emporium & Antiques if you enjoy hunting for antiques. If you’re looking for family entertainment, the best-voted venue is Legacy Cinemas and the best-voted local park for 2022 is Riley Park. The best local golf course is Arrowhead and the best local gym/fitness club are our three Hancock Wellness Center locations. When you’re searching for the best place to hang out after work, head to The Depot. And if you’re looking for the best atmosphere for a date, make your reservation at FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale.
It may be hard to believe, but there are even more winning categories, advertisements and a business directory in the full Best of Hancock County guide, available online and in hard copy as an insert in Daily Reporter publications or upon request.