Readers' Poll

Best Restaurants Readers’ Poll Results 2020

You voted, and now, here are the results for your top dining spots.

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Best Al Fresco

Winner: Gunther & Co.

Runners-Up: Grille 620; Mad Chef Kitchen & Bar

Best Ambiance

Winner: Iron Bridge Wine Company

Runner-Ups: Duck Duck Goose; Bar Vasquez

Best Bagel

Winner: THB Neighborhood Bagelry & Deli
Goldberg’s Bagels; Greg’s Bagels

Best Bar Food

Winner: Wet City

Runners-Up: River Hill Grill; Nepenthe Brewing Co.

Best BBQ

Winner: Blue Pit BBQ
Runners-Up: Mission BBQ ; Andy Nelson’s Southern Pit Barbecue

Best Brunch

Winner: Miss Shirley’s Cafe
Runners-Up: Gunther & Co.; Silver Queen Cafe

Best Burger

Winner: Wet City
Runners-Up: Abbey Burger Bistro; Hamilton Tavern

Best Chef

Winner: Cindy Wolf (Charleston)

Runners-Up: Chris Amendola (Foraged); Ashish Alfred (Duck Duck Goose)

Best Crab House

Winner: Conrad’s Crabs
Runners-Up: Nick’s Fish House; L.P. Steamers;

Best Date Night

Winner: Cured/18th & 21st
Runners-Up: Orto; Tagliata

Best Family-Friendly

Winner: Silver Queen Cafe

Runners-Up: R. House; Miss Shirley’s

Best Fine Dining

Winner: Charleston
Runners-Up: Alma Cocina Latina; The Prime Rib and The Milton Inn (tie)

Best Food Hall

Winner: R. House

Runners-Up: Mt. Vernon Marketplace; Cross Street Market

Best Food Hall Stall

Winner: BRD

Runners-Up: The Local Oyster; Stem Farm + Kitchen

Best Food Truck

Winner: Gypsy Queen Café
Runner-Ups: Greek on the Street; Smoking Swine

Best Free WiFi Hangout

Winner: Pitango Bakery and Cafe

Runner-Ups: Zeke’s Coffee; Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Best Happy Hour

Winner: La Cuchara

Runners-Up: Nick’s Fish House; Wet City

Best Ice Cream

Winner: The Charmery

Runners-Up: Taharka Bros.; Bmore Licks

Best Late-Night

Winner: Jong Kak
Runner-Up: Sip & Bite; Double T Diner

Best Live Music/Entertainment

Winner: Cat’s Eye Pub
Runners-Up: Keystone Korner; Waterfront Hotel

Best Lunch Spot

Winner: Beef Brothers Deli
Runner-Up: Atwater’s; Red Canoe Cafe

Best New Restaurant

Winner: True Chesapeake Oyster Co.
Runners-Up: Maximon; Limoncello

Best Ramen

Winner: Ramen Utsuke
Runners-Up: Kippo Ramen; Mi & Yu Noodle Bar

Best Raw Bar

Winner: Thames Street Oyster House

Runners-Up: Dylan’s Oyster Cellar; Loch Bar

Best Solo Dining

Winner: Glyndon Grill
Runners-Up: The Turn House; Facci

Best Server

Winner: Scotty Jones (Wet City)
Runners-Up: Tara Warren (Gunther & Co.); Kate Bennett (Thames Street Oyster House)

Best Special Occasion

Winner: Citron
Runners-Up: The Elkridge Furnace Inn; The Bygone

Best Sports Bar

Winner: The Greene Turtle Towson
Runners-Up: Looney’s Pub; River Hill Grill

Best Sushi

Winner: Azumi

Runners-Up: RA Sushi; Sushi Q

Best Tasting Menu

Winner: Magdalena
Runners-Up: Charleston; Chez Hugo Bistro

Best Vegan

Winner: Golden West Cafe
Runners-Up: Great Sage; The Land of Kush

Best Vegetarian

Winner: Alma Cocina Latina
Runners-Up: Farm to Face; Foraged