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Best of Family 2023
Our annual editors’ and readers’ selections for the best in South Jersey, from dining out and home services to education and entertainment.

by Matt Cosentino, Madeleine Maccar, Carly Murray, Peter Proko and Chelsea Valcourt

We absolutely love this time of year because aside from enjoying the holidays and getting together with family and friends, it’s also our chance to share with your our annual Best of Family list. Whether it’s where you should be planning your next meal, the activities to make plans for or the experts you should turn to in various times of need, this roundup is your guide to enjoying the good life in South Jersey.

Acting Lessons

Renee’s Studio
Regardless of your skill level, Renee’s Studio can help you grow your acting talents. With classes and private lessons aimed at thespians of all ages, Renee teaches acting as a craft with a process and gives all actors the tools to be successful.


Music Lessons
Old Towne Music
Old Towne Music provides in-person and online lessons for musicians of all styles, ages and skill levels. Their offerings include music instruction in guitar, voice, piano, drums, bass, ukulele, woodwinds, brass and strings.
Multiple locations,

Dance Lessons 12 & Under
Tiny Tutus
For 10 years, Tiny Tutus has provided dance courses for kids as young as a 1 ½ . Convenient class times, transparent pricing, age-specific class instruction and a team of knowledgeable and friendly instructors allows students to grow, learn and have fun. Moorestown,

Soccer Camp
AKKA Soccer
Looking to up your game? AKKA Soccer offers classes, shooting clinics, small group training, pickup matches and more for players of all ages. In addition, AKKA offers consultations for coaches and parents on the best way to encourage a child’s talents. Hainesport,

Children’s Theater
Mainstage Center for the Arts
Dedicated to fostering a vibrant arts culture in South Jersey, Mainstage provides a creative and safe space for both youth and adult actors to grow in their craft. The center offers private lessons, age group specific classes, show choirs, summer theater programs, a six-show season and more. Blackwood,

Monaco Indoor Karting
Anyone can enjoy the thrill of go-karting while creating lasting memories, from family fun to unique dates, or solo racing. The entertainment doesn’t stop there, as Monaco Indoor Karting also offers an arcade with both modern and classic games.

Swimming Lessons
NJ Swim School
For swim lessons year round, NJ Swim School offers several locations guaranteed to provide quality instructions for all ages and all levels of experience. Special events, open swim and parties only add to the draw.
Multiple Locations,

Dance School for All Ages
Lowe Dance Studio
No matter if you’re a young ballerina, a teen who has been pirouetting for years or an adult who has never formally danced in their lives, this dance studio will make you feel light on your feet in no time.

Laurel Lanes Bowling & Entertainment Center
Much more than a place to bowl a couple frames, here you’ll also find a buzzing arcade, VR games and billiards to entertain the crew as they nosh on handcrafted ice cream. Keep the good times rolling over at Splitz Bar & Grill during happy hour or whenever live music fills the air.
Maple Shade,

Millie’s Jiggles and Wiggles
When looking for a groomer that will prioritize pets’ comfort, the team at Millie’s Jiggles and Wiggles will ensure that each pet receives the utmost love and care for a low-stress experience for even high maintenance cats and dogs.

Pet Supplies
Concord Pet
Two generations of animal-lovers have ensured that Concord Pet continually offers the best-in-show supplies, services and information that all help local pet owners provide the best care to all creatures great and small.
Multiple locations,

Hair Salon
Wair Studio Salon
Wair Studio stylists work hard to ensure their clients look and feel as beautiful as they are. Using organic products and innovative stylist techniques, the salon provides clients with a look they’ll love through a luxury experience.

Skin Care
Skintegrity Spa
One of the biggest trends lately is naturally flawless, glowing skin—and consulting with a professional allows anyone to unlock their skin’s potential. Skintegrity emphasizes combining science and nature to satisfy the beauty goals of all skin types.

Medical Aesthetics
Malik Medical Aesthetics
Dr. Pooja Malik not only brings years of experience as a board-certified physician, but she also stays on top of the latest advancements in skin care, combining science and beauty to provide her patients with safe and effective anti-aging solutions.
Mullica Hill, 

Beauty by Biba
Whether you’re pampering yourself at the original boho-chic studio or the brand-new spa, it just takes one of Biba’s signature facials to swear you’ll only trust your skin with this impassioned, exhaustively trained and warmly welcoming team.
Medford and Moorestown,

Family Dentist
All Smiles Family Dental
From emergency dental work to cosmetic procedures, All Smiles Family Dental is an all-in-one destination to protect and to strengthen beautiful smiles. Patients rave about Dr. Nermeen Rifai’s compassionate and thorough care for children and adults alike. Williamstown,

Pediatric Dentist
Growing Smiles
Good habits start early, and trusting your little one’s pearly whites with a team that knows how to be gentle yet professional will set them up for a lifetime of good dental hygiene and loving the grin they’ve got.
Mount Laurel and Voorhees,

Dr. Erin Kazmierski-Furno
A preferred provider of Invisalign and a second-generation orthodontist, Dr. Erin Kazmierski-Furno offers both professional acumen and personal warmth to each and every client who trusts her with determining if clear aligners best suit their needs. Marlton and Medford,

Kadar Orthodontics
Led by Dr. Tom Kadar for the past three decades, this practice makes it all about convenience for its patients, offering virtual consultations, flexible payment plans and the latest technology to restore the self-confidence that an amazing smile can provide. Sewell,

Catholic High School
Paul VI
Few high schools in South Jersey can match the combination of rich tradition and commitment to modern education embodied by Paul VI, which serves a wide range of students with varying interests while furthering their spiritual journey.

Huntington Learning Center
South Jersey’s only accredited tutoring company is approaching its 40th year in business in 2024, and its proven results can positively impact children of all ages, whether they’re still catching up after the pandemic or prepping for college entrance exams.
Cherry Hill, Turnersville,

Private School
Moorestown Friends School
Welcoming students from age 3 through grade 12, Moorestown Friends offers outstanding academics – note its average SAT score of 1301, highest in South Jersey –as well as opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom, from service trips to championship athletics and engaging clubs.

Career & Technology Education
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
An alternative to “traditional” high school, this vocational school balances state standards with hands-on training to create a well-rounded education. Students graduate GCIT with college credits and real world experience within their profession. Deptford,

Rowan University
Committed to providing tailored education for every major, Rowan’s staff goes above and beyond to provide students with experiences in their chosen field. In addition to offering extensive career preparation and opportunities that enrich the new generation of the workforce, Rowan is continuously expanding its programs and facilities to state and national prestige.

Before & After Care
Future Scholars Early Learning Center
Since 2007, Future Scholars has been helping prepare children during their formative years for the world ahead by providing the educational tools they need to succeed and creating an atmosphere ripe for learning and development.

Robotics Program
Robotech Educational Services, Inc.
Robotech helps the next generation discover a love for electricity, coding, engineering and more with a robust set of programs that are as exciting as they are challenging. Mount Laurel,

Private Preschool
Lightbridge Academy
At Lightbridge Academy, young minds are fully engaged while gaining much-needed self-confidence. They’ll learn, laugh and look forward to each day to see what they’ll discover next.
Mount Laurel,

Axe & Arrow Brewery
This seven-barrel brewhouse offers over 20 taps filled with inventive takes on classic beers. With styles ranging from sours to IPAs and even seltzers, Axe & Arrow is the perfect place to raise a pint or grab a flight.

Sweetsboro Pastry Shoppe
Since 2007, Sweetsboro has provided its community with tasty and celebratory treats. This old-fashioned bakery offers various cakes, pastries and pies as well as area favorites like sticky buns and mouthwatering butter cake.

Crust N Fire Pizza
With six convenient locations, Crust N Fire provides high-quality pizza and more to South Jersey. Their extensive menu features everything from burgers and flatbreads to wings and salads.
Multiple locations,

Inspira Health
The nonprofit health care organization’s full continuum of primary, acute and advanced care is augmented by personalized treatments, modern technology, a user-friendly patient portal encouraging a proactive role in one’s own health, and a network of dedicated, accessible providers.
Serving South Jersey,

Cancer Care    
Comprehensive Cancer and Hematology Specialists
Backed by an integrative approach to targeted cancer treatment that combines cutting-edge technologies, supportive therapies and innovative testing, the CCHS team also delivers world-class care by focusing on patients’ physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Primary Care/Internal Medicine             
Dr. Minhaz Karim and Advocare South Jersey Internal Medicine
It is Dr. Karim’s mission to prioritize personalized care at his practice, ensuring that every patient feels like they’re more than just a number or a diagnosis while being provided with the knowledge they need to manage their specific health concerns and needs.

Academic Health System
Cooper University Health
Cooper’s dedication to its patients means equipping some of the region’s finest practitioners with advanced tools, partnering with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University to educate and guide the next generation, and delivering compassionate care.
Serving South Jersey,

Advanced Cardiology of South Jersey
With more than two decades of experience, triple-board certified, non-invasive cardiologist Dr. Vishal (Vic) Bahal is renowned for his dedicated patient care and his focus on the prevention of heart disease.
Mullica Hill,

Sports Physical Therapy
Trifecta Therapeutics
With two locations to serve the area, Trifecta’s highly motivated therapists assist committed athletes to properly recover from injury and return to the sport they love even stronger than before.
Cherry Hill, Glassboro,

Bromley Neurology
Dr. Steven Bromley treats patients as the individuals they are, using cutting-edge technology, therapies and treatments to help alleviate debilitating symptoms and give them an improved quality of life.
Audubon, Linwood,

Physical Therapy
Specialized Physical Therapy
Every member of the Specialized team is professionally trained and licensed, which means you’ll be getting the best possible treatment plans that will be catered to your specific needs.
Burlington, Cherry Hill,

Premier Orthopaedic Associates
Featuring board-certified specialists in all areas of the body, Premier focuses on cutting-edge, less-invasive treatments to help patients return to their favorite activities, whether that’s competing at a high level athletically, spending a weekend on the golf course or just running around with the grandchildren.
Multiple locations,

Immunotherapy Treatment
Lindenberg Cancer & Hematology Center
Dr. Noah Lindenberg and his team are committed to providing customized cancer treatments specific to each patient, using every tool at their disposal. One of those tools is immunotherapy, which can be effective in combating a number of different cancers while utilizing the body’s own immune system and not introducing toxic substances that lead to side effects.

Solar Energy 
All Season Solar
Eco-friendly efforts can actually save a homeowner money and increase a home’s value, and solar installation has never been easier. All Season Solar integrates the newest technology with microinverters and online system monitoring for stellar results. Galloway,

Holiday Lights
Your Holiday Lights, a Window Genie Company
Whether you’re looking for an extravagant holiday setup that will be the talk of the town or just to add a little holiday cheer to your home, Window Genie alleviates the stress of any holiday light design and installation.
Multiple locations,

Rettinger Fireplace Systems
Armed with two generations of experience, this family-owned company and its team have been both educating and working directly with homeowners, builders, architects, interior designers and remodelers to find the best heating solutions for every situation and every home.

Carpet & Flooring
Quality Carpets
From plush carpeting and hardwood to highly-desired luxury vinyl plank, Quality Carpets has you covered with a wide selection of flooring options as well as a skilled team of installers who will have your space looking new in no time.

Gill’s Landscaping
For more than three decades, Gill’s has been making dreams a reality by transforming area landscapes into picturesque outdoor living spaces, all while delivering unparalleled customer service from conception to completion.
Mullica Hill,

T.J. Eckardt Associates, Inc.
Over the course of the last 43 years, this company has become one of the most trusted names when it comes to your heating and cooling needs, whether it’s a new installation or a much-needed repair to get your system back running smoothly.

Trash Bin Cleaning
Revive Bins
Get rid of that stench coming from your trash can with the help of these experts who will clean, sanitize and deodorize your bins curbside, while using state-of-the-art equipment that kills 100% of bacteria.
Cherry Hill,

Custom Trimwork
Home Trimwork
A one-stop shop for molding, built-ins, stair work, fireplace mantles and more, Home Trimwork takes pride in its craftsmanship and exceeding client expectations on a consistent basis. Bordentown,

Home Organization
California Closets
For busy families, getting the day started on the right foot is a must, and California Closets can help by bringing order and peace of mind to the morning with a well-designed, custom closet utilizing whatever space is available. The company also offers solutions for home offices, garages, pantries, mudrooms and other areas of the house. Mount Laurel,

Outdoor Living Design
Elite Landscaping
Whether you’re looking to host lavish parties or simply spend some alone time in your yard while connecting to nature, Elite Landscaping has you covered. For 30 years, the company has been designing stunning outdoor spaces that incorporate all of the important elements, including trees and shrubs, flowers, water or fire features, hardscaping, shade structures and more.

Kitchen and Bath Design/Build
Matteo Family Kitchens
Founded by Everett and Elaine Matteo in 1995, and now owned and operated by their sons Steve and Tom, this family business has always made it a point to offer high-quality products at affordable prices. The company’s experienced designers consistently develop unique layouts that are as functional as they are aesthetically pleasing. Woodstown,

Family Law
Weinberg, Kaplan & Smith, P.A. Law
When it comes to family law, clients want a lawyer who understands the inevitably emotional and uncertain process. The experienced attorneys at Weinberg, Kaplan & Smith look for the best resolution for you and your family to help find peace on the other side.

Personal Injury Law
Borbi, Clancy & Patrizi
When you need attorneys who will fight for your best interests, turn to this experienced firm where the sole focus is on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases only. Marlton,

Financial Planner
SHM Financial
This firm’s commitment to assisting clients with sound financial decisions dates back to its founding by Stan Molotsky in the 1950s. Molotsky is just as engaged today as when he first started in the industry, and along with a multi-generational team of professionals that includes his son Lee, they are able to steer folks toward an enjoyable retirement.
Collingswood, Voorhees,

Retirement Community
The Evergreens, an Acts Retirement-Life Community
Evergreens’ scenic 32-acre community in Moorestown offers a little something for everyone, from enjoyable activities and lively programs to keep residents entertained to the excellent amenities that enhance life on campus.

Female Gym      
Jersey Girls Fitness Center
This ladies-only gym welcomes women to its empowering exercise environment where there’s a broad selection of options and free training opportunities to make fitness fun. Here you’ll find top-quality facilities, equipment, personnel and more to meet your unique health and wellness goals.
Multiple locations,

Personal Training
Thrive Personal Training at Echelon Health & Fitness
Echelon is the only gym in South Jersey that offers Thrive, a program developed by renowned strength and conditioning coach Mike Boyle. Focused around functional movement, it includes exercises based on yoga, speed and agility, strength and cardio, and is tailored to each member, no matter their age or athletic level.
Audubon, Voorhees,

Echelon Health & Fitness
Owners David Chung and Jeff Quinn have always believed in consistently updating and improving their gym, and it shows at both of Echelon’s convenient South Jersey locations. Not only will fitness buffs find the latest and greatest equipment, a variety of classes and a clean environment, but they can also take advantage of unique programs like MemberPERX, offering discounts at 800 local businesses.
Audubon, Voorhees,

Best of Family Readers’ Choice 2023

Animal Hospital/Veterinarian
Mount Laurel Animal Hospital

Assisted Living Community
Lions Gate

Pie Lady Café

Dr. Brewlittles Beer
Maple Shade,

Maycock Chiropractic Associates

Michel Cluizel Chocolate
Berlin Township,

Temple University

Community College
Rowan College of Burlington County
Mount Laurel,

Dance Studio - Lessons
LaPierre Ballroom Dance Studio

Family Dentist
Stiles Family Dentistry

Family Eye Care
Franklin Eye Care

Echelon Health & Fitness
Audubon, Voorhees,

Hair Salon
Tar Beauty Parlor and Spa

RDP Mechanical Contractors

Horse Rescue
Heaven on Earth Horse Rescue, 609-870-4949

Virtua Health
Multiple locations,

Kids’ Party Entertainment

Body Joints Therapeutic Massage
Cherry Hill,

Mediation Services
Advanced Mediation Solutions

Morrone, Kaye & Yucha Orthodontics
Moorestown, Mount Holly,

Pediatric Dentist
Tooth Patrol Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Medicine
Advocare Haddon Pediatric Group
Haddon Heights, Mullica Hill,

Personal Training
Thrive Personal Training at Echelon Health & Fitness
Audubon, Voorhees,

Pet Grooming
Critter Cuts Pet Grooming

Pet Training
CTO Dog Training

Physical Therapy
Davis Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab

Pool Design and Installation
Burlco Pools

Calvary Hill Preschool
Glassboro, CalvaryHill.Church

Private School
Camden Catholic High School
Cherry Hill,

Jacki Smoyer
Mount Laurel,

Restaurant: Asian

Restaurant: Burgers
Hungry Dog Grill

Restaurant: Latin American
Que Ricas
Haddon Township,

Restaurant: Italian
Passariello’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen

Skin Care
Tar Beauty Parlor and Spa

Special Needs Services
Moorestown Theater Company’s “Penguin Project”

Sports Bar
P.J. Whelihan’s
Multiple locations,

Laughing Buddha Hot Yoga
Sewell, West Deptford, HotYoga.Guru

Best of Family 2023 – Standout Stars
A look at some other notable South Jersey honorees

After School Activities
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

ChildrenSong of New Jersey

Lil Sous Chefs Cooking School

Moorestown Theater Company

South Jersey Scuba

Animal Hospital/Veterinarian
Pennsauken Animal Hospital & Urgent Care

McMillan’s Bakery

Sweet Eats Bakery
Marlton, Voorhees,

King’s Road Brewing
Haddonfield, Medford,

Befit Chiro

Community College
Camden County College

Family Dentistry
Growing Smiles Pediatric & Family Dentistry
Mount Laurel, Voorhees,

Sewell Dental Care

Family Eye Care
Friedberg Eye Associates
Mullica Hill, Woodbury,

Anytime Fitness

Hair Salon
Suede Salon and Spa

The Standard Hair Studio

Hair Salon for Kids
Kids Kuts

Cherry Hill,

Cooper University Health Care

Jefferson Health
Multiple locations,

Segal & Iyer Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry
ABC Dentistry

Growing Smiles Pediatric & Family Dentistry
Mount Laurel, Voorhees,

Advocare Milestone Pediatrics
Gibbsboro, Washington Township,

Permanent Makeup
Beau Institute
Cherry Hill,

Private Schools
Our Lady of Good Counsel

St. Mary of the Lakes School

Restaurant: Italian
Illiiano Cucina Mediterranea

Michaelangelo’s Italian Restaurant
Cherry Hill,

Special Needs Services
Cardinal Kids Therapy
Cherry Hill,

Weekend Activity
Moorestown Music Collective’s “Music on Main Street"

South Jersey Scuba

Urgent Care
Patient First
Multiple locations,

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 6.
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