Best Restaurants Readers' Poll 2017

The results are in! Your favorite restaurants in Baltimore are...

Best Restaurants Readers' Poll 2017

The results are in! Your favorite restaurants in Baltimore are...

Recently, we asked our readers: Where are the best places to eat in Baltimore? After thousands (and thousands) of votes, here are your picks! (To see our editors' list of the 50 Best Restaurants in Baltimore, pick up a copy of our March issue on newsstands or check back on March 27, 2017 for the full online feature.)


Best New Spot

Winner: Gnocco
Runners-Up: Citron; Gunther & Co.

Best Casual Dining

Winner: The Beef Brother's
Runner-Ups: Shotti’s Point; By The Docks

Best Fine Dining

Winner: Charleston
Runners-Up: Citron; The Elephant

Best Al Fresco

Winner: Citron
Runners-Up: The Boathouse Canton; Wit & Wisdom

Best Bar Food

Winner: Shotti’s Point
Runners-Up: Citron; Myth & Moonshine

Best Happy Hour

Winner: Forno
Runners-Up: Shotti’s Point; Myth & Moonshine

Best Special Occasion

Winner: Charleston
Runners-Up: Citron; Woodberry Kitchen

Best Chef

Winner: Cindy Wolf (Charleston)
Runners-Up: Brian Lavin (Gnocco); Jerome Dorsch (Citron)

Best Crabhouse

Winner: Captain James Landing
Runners-Up: Costas Inn; Nick’s Fish House

Best Food Hall

Winner: R. House
Runners-Up: Mt. Vernon Marketplace; Belvedere Square Market

Best Food Truck

Winner: Gypsy Queen Café
Runner-Ups: Mexican On The Run; Pasta La Vista, Baby!

Best Romantic

Winner: Gnocco
Runners-Up: Citron; Forno

Best Ambiance

Winner: Alma Cocina Latina
Runners-Up: Citron; Forno

Best Global Fare

Winner: Alma Cocina Latina
Runners-Up: Gnocco; The Helmand

Best For Visitors

Winner: Miss Shirley's Café
Runners-Up: Citron; Shotti's Point

Best For Families

Winner: Silver Queen Café
Runners-Up: Miss Shirley's Café; Beef Brother's Deli

Best Overall

Winner: Citron
Runners-Up: Gnocco; Alma Cocina Latina

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