The Eighth Annual Most Loved Contest is underway in Santa Monica with a new format and upgraded voting tools to help residents support their favorite local businesses.

This year’s voting will have two phases. The first is a nomination period open through March 12. At the end of the first phase, the top five businesses will advance to the finals for a runoff. There are a total of 68 categories split into eight groups: Food & Drink, Automotive, Fitness, Shopping, Neighborhood Favorites, Personal Care, Services and Most Missed during Covid.

All voting for the contest will occur at

SMDP Staff