Winner: Frost Bank
Banks can be hard to love. But Current readers clearly have a crush on San Antonio-based Frost Bank. The 155-year-old financial institution has won 14 J.D. Power Awards for "Highest Customer Satisfaction with Consumer Banking in Texas," which explains a lot. Beyond that, its customer service representatives are in-state, and they're available 24/7. It's clear Frost's "based here, best here" history gives customers a lot to feel good about.
2. Lone Star National Bank
3. USAA Federal Savings Bank
Winner: Townsend Barbershop
1014 Townsend Ave.
Alamo Heights' tiny Townsend Barbershop has just three chairs and two barbers, but it's clearly got an outsized following. Owner Sweet Ayala and her hair-cutting compatriot Chris the Barber draw online raves for their skills with clippers and scissors. The shop's intimate, old-time vibes also helps explain the loyalty of its customers. There's no TV, and Ayala discourages cell phone conversations inside the small shop's confines. The end result is a business that captures the feel of barbershops of old — a spot where folks can catch up and engage in camaraderie. "People like our laid-back vibe," Ayala said. "We keep it true to the old barbershop way. Nobody talks about politics and religion. We're just chill."
2. Matador Men's Grooming
3. North Star Barber Shop
Winner: The Bubble Bath Car Wash
2. Club Car Wash
3. New Shine Auto Bath & Detailing
1216 Hoefgen Ave.
Winner: Empowered Chiropractic + Massage
2101 West Ave. Suite 103
2. The Nest Chiropractic & Wellness
3. Peterson Chiropractic
4230 Gardendale #201
Winner: New Life Cosmetic Surgery and Wellness Center
117 Waterview Parkway, Boerne
New Life Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Center's services extend beyond nips and tucks. Dr. Daniel Lee is a certified cosmetic surgeon, but he's also certified in family and an OB/GYN medicine. As a result, the doctor sees patients "from all over Texas" for hormone replacement therapy, according to New Life's website. What's more, Lee is dedicated to talking to patients about what they want to achieve, not just with their appearances but their overall health, the clinic notes.
2. Alamo Plastic Surgery
19016 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 240
3. Hill Country Plastic Surgery
9150 Huebner Road #162
Winner: CryoFit TPC Parkway
3111 TPC Parkway, Suite #117
2. CryoFit Alamo Heights
6486 N. New Braunfels Ave.
3. Sweat Equity Infrared Saunas
809 S. St. Mary's St.
Winner: Legacy Dental SA
13205 George Road
Legacy Dental's Dr. Brian L. Eck has been practicing in the Shavano Park and Castle Hills area since 1984, making him a trusted and familiar face. Legacy does general, restorative and preventive dentistry, but offers specialty services too, including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and even sleep apnea therapy. What's more, Eck's surgical training also allows him to do oral surgery and periodontal plastic surgery. Online reviews laud the practice for its friendly and compassionate staff and a focus on patient comfort during procedures.
2. Kara Tapangan, DDS, Sonterra Dental
255 E. Sonterra Blvd. #150
3. Great White Dental
2520 Broadway #102
Winner: Sonterra Dermatology - Stone Oak
1314 E. Sonterra Blvd. #2201
2. Dermatology Associates Of San Antonio - Derm SA
3. Dr. John Browning, MD, FAAD, FAAP, MBA - Texas Dermatology
Winner: Culpepper Cleaners
Culpepper Cleaners has being serving San Antonio for more than seven decades, which helps explain readers' endorsement of the family-owned business. With just three locations, Culpepper clearly isn't the largest dry cleaning operation in the Alamo City, but online customer reviews praise it for consistently delivering good work and top-notch service. One longtime customer thanked staffers for their "cheerful, prompt and personal touch," while another said they drive from outside Loop 1604 to "receive the quality service and smiles" from the Culpepper crew.
2. Oak Park Cleaners
3. Kraft Cleaners
355 West Josephine St.