Honoring the businesses that make North Texas great

The goal of Best in DFW, a people’s choice awards program from The Dallas Morning News, is to connect local businesses with the community. Especially now. Best in DFW will give North Texans the opportunity to celebrate the restaurants, bars, shops and services that they love and have missed. 

The program has three phases: nominations, voting and year-round promotion.



Nominations will be accepted July 12-28 in 157 categories. Nominations are open to any business in North Texas that would like to participate and there are no limits to the number of nominations a person can submit each day. 


We review each nomination to ensure that it is a business located in or serving the North Texas region. Once voting begins, we do not accept “write-in” nominations.



Voting is open August 9-September 2. Voters can cast a ballot once a day.

Voting badges will be available to nominated businesses as soon as nominations close.

Learn more about opportunities to market and promote your business during Best in DFW voting.



Results will be featured on BestInDFW.com, a year-round digital destination that is indexed by category, winning level and winning year. It includes photos, videos, interactive Google mapping, ratings and visitor reviews.