Best Restaurants Readers' Poll

What are the best places to eat in Baltimore?

Readers' Survey - March 2016

Best Restaurants Readers' Poll

What are the best places to eat in Baltimore?

Readers' Survey - March 2016


Recently, we asked our readers: what are the best places to eat in Baltimore? Here are the results of our 2016 Readers' Poll. To see our editors' list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Baltimore, pick up a copy of our March issue, available on newsstands now. Our 2015 Readers' Poll results are available here.


Best New Spot

Winner: Alma Cocina Latina
Runners-up: La Cuchara, Clavel, Smoke

Best Casual Dining

Winner: Misson BBQ
Runners-up: Miss Shirley's Café, By The Docks

Best Fine Dining

Winner: Charleston
Runners-up: The Prime Rib, Woodberry Kitchen

Best Al Fresco

Winner: Wit & Wisdom
Runners-up: Smoke, SoBo Café

Best Bar Scene

Winner: Bookmakers Cocktail Club
Runners-up: Wit & Wisdom, Brewer's Art

Best Happy Hour

Winner: RA Sushi
Runners-up: Alma Cocina Latina, Ouzo Bay

Best for Special Occassion

Winner: The Prime Rib
Runners-up: Charleston, Woodberry Kitchen

Best Chef

Winner: Cindy Wolf of Charleston
Runners-up: Josh White of Smoke, Masood Masoodi of Da Mimmos

Best Crabhouse

Winner: Conrad's
Runners-up: Costas Inn, LP Steamers

Best for Visitors

Winner: Thames Street Oyster House
Runners-up: Woodberry Kitchen, Da Mimmo

Best Family Friendly

Winner: Miss Shirley’s Café
Runners-up: Friendly Farm, Silver Queen

Best Romantic

Winner: The Prime Rib
Runners-up: Charleston, Petit Louis

Best Restaurant

Winner: Alma Cocina Latina
Runners-up: The Prime Rib, Miss Shirley’s Café


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