Simply the Best: Hershey

Congratulations to several of our Downtown Hershey businesses that were selected as winners of Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply the Best” awards! Through this program which involves a public selection process, awards are given in various categories ranging from food and beverages to local shopping to personal and professional services. The Hershey area winners can be found below; and a complete list of the Central Pennsylvania winners can be found here.

Downtown Hershey is proud to be the home of winning businesses such as Knock Knock Boutique, Duck Donuts, and Devon Seafood & Steak, all winning Simply the Best in their respective categories. We’re also pleased to report that several of our local partners, including The Hershey Pantry, Tröegs Independent Brewing, and Desserts, Etc. have also received recognition. Finally, we’re excited that Three Little Birds Boutique, recognized as runner up in the women’s boutique category, will be coming to Downtown Hershey this fall!

First Place “Simply the Best”:

Overall Dining (East Shore): Devon Seafood & Steak

Women’s Boutique: Knock Knock Boutique

Donut Shop: Duck Donuts*

Live Theater: Hershey Theatre

Seafood Restaurant: Devon Seafood & Steak

Breakfast: The Hershey Pantry

Brewery/ Brew Pub: Tröegs Independent Brewing

Local Beer: Tröegs Independent Brewing

Place to Take A Tourist: Hersheypark

Sports Complex: Giant Center

Hotel: Hotel Hershey

Chocolates: Hershey Chocolate World

Sunday Brunch: The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

Day Spa: The Spa at the Hotel Hershey

Massage Therapist (Location): The Spa at the Hotel Hershey

Takeout: Panera Bread*

Family Restaurant: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers*

Kid’s Menu: Friendly’s*

Optometrist: Morrison Eye Associates*

Pharmacy: Weis Pharmacy*

Credit Union / Bank: Members 1st Federal Credit Union*

Charity Event: Keystone Human Services’ Chocolatefest


Runner Up “Reader’s Choice”:

Buffet: The Circular at The Hotel Hershey

Burger: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers USA*

Cake & Cupcakes: Desserts Etc., by the Hershey Pantry

Dessert: Desserts Etc., by the Hershey Pantry

Salads: Panera Bread*

Bakery: Desserts Etc., by the Hershey Pantry

Fast Food: Sheetz*

Suburban Restaurant: Devon Seafood & Steak

Margarita: Dukes Bar & Grille*

Winery: Vineyard at Hershey

Candy Store: Hershey Chocolate World

Consignment Shop: Wears Like New Consignment Shop

Supermarket: Giant Food Stores*

Dermatologist: Penn State Dermatology

Hospital: Penn State Health MSH Medical Center

Bank: PNC Bank

Financial Planner: Members 1st Federal Credit Union

Insurance Agency: Erie Insurance

Long Term Care Facility: Country Meadows of Hershey

Event Venue: The Hotel Hershey

Florist: Royer’s Flowers & Gifts*

Photographer (Commercial): Waxman Photography

Golf Course: Hershey Country Club

Nursery/Garden Center: Stauffers of Kissel Hill Home & Garden Store*

Child/Day Care Center: Tender Years Child Development Center*

Kids’ Clothing Store: Carter’s*

Pet Training: Doglicious Spa & Wellness Center

Oil Change: Jiffy Lube*

Oil Change: Valvoline Instant Oil Change*


*General listing means there was no indication of a specific location.

Congratulations and thank you to two of our sponsors, Duck Donuts and Knock Knock Boutique!