Five years of winning (and counting) for these Federal Way businesses

Five is the new lucky number for several Federal Way businesses.

The 2021 Best of Federal Way contest marks the fifth-consecutive year of first place awards for 10 local businesses from 2017 to date.

Jim’s Detail Shop, located at 32610 Pacific Hwy. S., has been awarded first place in the Best Auto Detailing category. The shop has been open since 1978, and specializes in paint and coating services, window tinting, and numerous maintenance cleaning packages for your vehicle.

For Best Adult In-Home Care of Federal Way, Comfort Keepers took home the gold in this year’s awards. Amid the pandemic, the organization helps older adults remain comfortable and safe at home to limit their exposure to the virus while still lifting the human spirit with compassionate home care.

If you’re in search of the Best Painter of Federal Way, look no further than five-time winner Five Star Painting. Owned by Terry and Jeanette Koubele, the business provides residential and commercial painting services.

Village Green Retirement has been voted the Best Senior Living Facility of Federal Way. Under the leadership of of Executive Director Kim Salas, the facility offers senior apartments and cottages alongside independent and assisted living services.

Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse has proven once again they are the Best Barbecue of Federal Way. The Texas-style restaurant (34902 Pacific Hwy. S.) offers hickory-smoked meats, steaks and more. Read about their delicious eats in this special section.

Out of all the options in town, Burger Express has risen to the top of Best Burgers of Federal Way for five years in a row. For a traditional burger experience or something a little more adventurous, make your next meal a pickup or drive-thru experience at Burger Express, 32805 Pacific Hwy. S.

The sandwiches at Panera Bread have earned the restaurant top spot in the Best Deli/Sandwich of Federal Way category. In the spring, enjoy your Modern Caprese sandwich, a roasted turkey and avocado BLT, or any other deli choices, in the sun on the patio.

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, known for its flavors and science experience flair, is a five-time winner of Best Ice Cream of Federal Way. Stop by for a cool treat at 31653 Pacific Hwy. S., Suite A.

In any community, certain leaders shine for their ability to listen to concerns and get things done. Federal Way City Councilmember Susan Honda has been voted Best City Leader of Federal Way for the fifth consecutive year, adding another accolade to her resume.

Local arts depend on support from the community, and the community has shown the love right back to Centerstage Theatre, which has been voted Best Nonprofit of Federal Way. The local professional theatre company recently announced a re-opening of their 2020/21 season to begin producing live theatre once again. For more information and tickets, visit

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Mac’s Roadhouse

Photo courtesy of Jim’s Detail Shop

Photo courtesy of Jim’s Detail Shop