The Best of Ball State competition is hosted by the McKinley Avenue Agency. Every year, local businesses compete for the titles in a variety of categories—only one can come out on top. Best of Ball State: voted on for the students, by the students. 

Congratulations to all our winners!

Things to Do

Best Campus Event – Late Nite Carnival 

Best Student Group, Organization or Club – Ball State University Dance Marathon 

Best Greek Organization – Phi Mu 

Best Local Attraction – Minnestrista 

Food & Drink

Best Restaurant – Puerto Vallarta 

Best Coffee – The Cup 

Best Pizza – Greek’s Pizzeria 

Best Dessert – Insomnia Cookies 

Best Breakfast – Sunshine Café 

Best Lunch – Two Cats Café

Best Dinner – Scotty’s Brewhouse

Best Bar/Place to Get a Beer – Brother’s Bar & Grill

Best Place to Eat on Campus – Woodworth

Service & Shopping

Best Local Business – Art Mart 

Best Customer Service – Sunshine Café 

Best Tanning Salon – Sun Tan City 

Best Hair Salon – Hot Heads

Best Spa/Skin Care Facility – The Obie Salon & Spa 

Best Place to Buy/Sell Textbooks – T.I.S. College Bookstore 

Best Liquor Store – Muncie Liquor


Best Landlord/Property Group – The Haven 

Best Apartment Complex – The Haven 

Best Amenities – Village Promenade

Best Resident Hall – Park Hall