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Runner up was Dominos, and solidly in third place was new-comer and cross-street rival Busterinos.
Best place for Scotch
Another category where the top three stood out from the rest of the crowd. Topping the list was the Mallard Lounge, the Chateau Whistlers ultra-comfortable, classy living room, and one of the best places for locals and visitors to mingle.
Runner up was Blacks Pub, Lawrence Blacks fine establishment overlooking Skiers Plaza and the two village gondolas. Third place went to the Dubh Linn Gate, the authentic Irish pub which has a similar view to Blacks Pub.
Best place for cigars
A category that has declined a little in popularity since the cigar-mania of a few years ago, but still something some people care passionately about.
Again the Mallard was voted number one, ahead of the Bearfoot Bistro and third place finisher Castros.
Not everyone in Whistler is into fish, or if they are theyre also into beef in a big way. Hys Steakhouse ran away with this category like a bull charging a red flag. Hys garnered more than twice as many votes as runner up The Keg, and 10 times as many votes as third place finisher Bearfoot Bistro.
Dont get in the way of a beef-eater on his or her way to Hys.
The winner, undefeated since starting business, and why-dont-we-just-retire-this-award-or-re-name-it-in-their-honour champion is, of course, Splitz Grill. No other winner in any category garnered as many votes as Splitz. Their popularity is also reflected in a move to new digs this year next door to the original location on Main Street which include a larger sit-down area.
Not that you shouldnt try other restaurants burgers Cittas finished second in the voting, followed by the Brewhouse, Longhorn and Hozs Pub, which makes a great burger with green olives but the peoples choice is, was, and may always be Splitz.
The Pita Pit took top honours in this category kind of a battle of ethnic fast foods edging out La Tortilleria. Splitz Grill was third.
You could always get breakfast at a hotel in Whistler, but the selection of restaurants serving breakfast and brunch has only started to grow fairly recently.