2018 Best of Parenting Winners, Nashville


The winners and finalists for the 2018 Best of Parenting Awards were voted on by our readers — thank you for participating! Many thanks to all the businesses and services who support parents and Nashville Parent!


Click on a region to see that region’s winners

Nashville | Rutherford | Williamson | Sumner

The winners are listed in RED for each category.
Finalists are listed in BLACK under the winners.


Best Burger

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor

Farm Burger Nashville



Best Family Restaurant

Loveless Café

Angelo’s Picnic Pizza

The Grilled Cheeserie Melt Shop


Best Food Truck

The Grilled Cheeserie

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Cousin’s Maine Lobster


Best Ice Cream/FroYo

Bobby’s Dairy Dip

The Comfy Cow

Las Paletas


Best Kids Eat Free

Tower Market and Deli

Chuck E. Cheese’s

O’Charley’s Restaurant


Best Pizza

Five Points Pizza

DeSano Pizza



Best Away from Home Party

Strike and Spare Family Fun Centers

Adventure Science Center

The Escape Game Nashville


Best Party Entertainment

Real Cartoons

Fairy Taled Event Princess Party

Nashville Kids Parties


Best Family Fair/Festival

A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland


Wilson County Fair


Best Live Performance Venue

Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)

Ryman Auditorium

Schemerhorn Symphony Center


Best Live Performing Arts Group

Nashville Children’s Theatre

The Nashville Symphony

Theatre Bug


Best Local Celebrity

Carrie Underwood

Amy Grant

Reese Witherspoon


Best Local Day Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Adventure Science Center

Nashville Zoo


Best Local Mom Blogger

Whoa Susanna


Landyn Hutchinson


Best Local Professional Sports

Nashville Predators

Nashville Sounds

Tennessee Titans


Best Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Adventure Science Center

Frist Art Museum


Best Tourist Attraction

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere


Best Beach Destination

Destin/Ft. Walton/Okaloosa Island FL

Gulf Shores AL

Mrytle Beach SC


Best Family Weekend Getaway

The Great Smoky Mountains

Ashville NC

Chattanooga TN


Best Date Night


Firefly Grille

Margot Café and Bar


Best Rainy Day Outing

Adventure Science Center

Above All Extreme Air Sports

Nashville Public Library


Best Sleep Away Camp

YMCA Camp Widjiwagan

Deer Run Camps and Retreat

Horton Haven


Best Baby Clothing Store

Plaid Rabbit

Little Cottage Children’s Shoppe

Magpies Children’s Shoppe


Best Children’s Clothing Store

Magpies Girl

Helen’s Children’s Shop

Plaid Rabbit


Best Family Auto Dealer

Wholesale Inc.

Beaman Toyota

Crest Honda


Best Shopping Center

The Mall at Green Hills

Cool Springs Galleria

Opry Mills


Best Day Spa

Escape Day Spa

A Moments Peace

Relache Spa at Gaylord Opryland


Best Family Haircuts

Green Pea Salon West

Family Edge Mt Juliet

Sports Clips


Best Family Photographer

Jennifer Dunaway Photography

Ashley Segroves Photography

Page Harper Photography


Best Bank

Wilson Bank and Trust

First Tennessee

Sun Trust


Best Parenting Resource

Nashville Parent magazine


Best Real Estate

Bob Parks

Ashton Real Estate Group

Berkshire Hathaway


Best Child Care Center

The Gardner School

The Academy Child Development Center and Preschool

West End Community Church


Best Dance Studio

Bellevue Dance Center

Dance in Bloom

School of Nashville Ballet


Best Gymnastics

Boost Gymnastics

Harpeth School of Gymnastics

Nashville Gymnastics


Best Horseback Riding

Peachtree Farms

Creekside Riding Academy

Trish Franks Riding School


Best Martial Arts

David Deaton Karate Studio

Elite Martial Arts

West Side Taekwondo


Best Music Instruction

Mobile Music Academy

Nashville School of Rock

Vanderbilt/Blair School of Music


Best Theater Instruction

Nashville Children’s Theater

Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy

School of Nashville Ballet


Best Tutoring/Learning Service

Learning RX

C2 Education of Green Hills

Learning Lab


Best Visual Art Instruction

Frist Art Museum

Nashville School of the Arts

Watkins College of Art


Best Chiropractor

Nashville Brain and Body

Active Life Chiropractic

Batson Chiropractic


Best Eye Care

Heritage Medial Opthamology

Nashville Eye Group

Nolensville Family Eye Care


Best Pediatric Dentist

Swauger Pediatric Dentistry

Brentwood Pediatric Dentistry

Snodgrass-King Dental Associates


Best Orthodontist

Braces by Dr. Ruth

Gluck Orthodontics

Lucas Orthodontics


Best Pediatrician

Old Harding Pediatrics

Green Hills Pediatrics

Tennessee Pediatrics


Best Family Doctor

Heritage Medical Associates

The Frist Clinic

The Town Doctor


Best Emergency Room

Monroe Carrol Jr. Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial

St. Thomas Midtown


Best Hospital

Monroe Carrol Jr. Children’s Hospital

The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial

St Thomas Midtown


Best Place to Have a Baby

St. Thomas Midtown

Centennial Women’s Hospital

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Best Family Fitness Center

YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Blooma Nashville

Nashville Athletic Club