Food & Drink

The best in the food and drink scene.

African Cuisine

Winner: Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant
Runners-up: Nailah’s Kitchen; Tabor Ethiopian Restaurant


Winner: THB Bagelry & Deli
Runners-up: Uber Bagels; Bagel Works


Winner: Crust by Mack
Runners-up: Cake by Jason; Café Dear Leon


Winner: Bluebird Cocktail Room
Runners-up: Dutch Courage; Tavern in the Quarters


Winner: Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar
Runners-up: Andy Nelson’s; Mission BBQ


Winner: Garrett (Tavern in the Quarters)
Runners-up: Pat Voso (Das Bierhalle); Leigh E. (Looney’s Belair)


Winner: Blue Moon Café
Runners-up: Miss Shirley’s Café; Iron Rooster


Winners: Union Craft Brewing
Runners-up: Guinness Open Gate Brewery; The Brewer’s Art


Winner: Miss Shirley’s Café
Runners-up: Iron Rooster; Blue Moon Café


Winner: Abbey Burger Bistro
Runners-up: Kooper’s Tavern; Clark Burger


Winner: Cindy Wolf (Charleston)
Runners-up: Jesse Sandlin (Sally O’s); Steve Albright (The Franciscan Center)

Chinese Restaurant

Winner: Chopstix
Runners-up: NiHao Baltimore; Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro


Winner: Wockenfuss
Runners-up: Rheb’s Homemade Candies; Pure Chocolate by Jinji


Winner: The Bluebird Cocktail Room
Runners-up: Clavel; Dutch Courage


Winner: Zeke’s Coffee
Runners-up: Baltimore Coffee & Tea; Ceremony Coffee


Winner: Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood
Runners-up: LP Steamers; Costas Inn

Crab Cakes

Winner: Pappas Seafood Co.
Runners-up: Koco’s Pub; G&M Restaurant


Winner: Cake by Jason
Runners-up: Flavor Cupcakery; Codetta Bake Shop and Sweet 27 (tie)


Winner: DiPasquale’s
Runners-up: Attman’s Deli; Ravage Deli


Winner: The PaperMoon Diner
Runners-up: Double T Diner; Sip & Bite


Winner: Sagamore Spirit Distillery
Runners-up: Baltimore Spirits Company; Old Line Spirits


Winner: Diablo Doughnuts
Runners-up: The Fractured Prune; Cloudy Donut Co.

Family Restaurant

Winner: Friendly Farms
Runners-up: The PaperMoon Diner; Miss Shirley’s

Farmers’ Market

Winner: JFX Farmers’ Market & Bazaar
Runners-up: Waverly Farmers’ Market; Fells Point Farmers’ Market

Fine Dining

Winner: Charleston
Runners-up: Woodberry Kitchen; Restaurante Tio Pepe

Food Truck

Winner: Gypsy Queen
Runners-up: Jimmy’s Famous Seafood; Bmore Greek

French Fries

Winner: Thrasher’s
Runners-up: Five Guys; The Brewer’s Art

French Restaurant

Winner: Petit Louis Bistro
Runners-up: Duck Duck Goose; Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant

Fried Chicken

Winner: Royal Farms
Runners-up: Ekiben; BRD

Greek Restaurant

Winner: Samos
Runners-up: Souvlaki; Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen

Grocery Store

Winner: Wegman’s
Runners-up: Eddie’s of Roland Park; Trader Joe’s

Happy Hour

Winner: Lib’s Grill
Runners-up: La Cuchara; Das Bierhalle

Healthy Dining

Winner: Atwater’s
Runners-up: The Land of Kush; Nalley Fresh

Ice Cream

Winner: Taharka Bros.
Runners-up: The Charmery; Bmore Licks

Indian Restaurant

Winner: Ambassador Dining Room
Runners-up: Namaste; Mount Everest Restaurant & Bar

Italian Restaurant

Winner: DiPasquale’s
Runners-up: La Scala; Amicci’s of Little Italy

Japanese Restaurant

Winner: Shoyou Sushi
Runners-up: Azumi; Yama Sushi

Korean Restaurant

Winner: Honey Pig
Runners-up: Jong Kak; Iron Age

Late-Night Spot

Winner: The Bluebird Cocktail Room
Runners-up: The Owl Bar; Frazier’s on the Avenue


Winner: DiPasquale’s
Runners-up: Atwater’s; Ekiben

Mexican Restaurant

Winner: Clavel
Runners-up: El Salto; Papi’s Hampden

Middle Eastern Restaurant

Winner: The Helmand
Runners-up: BaBa’s Kitchen; Lebanese Taverna

New Spot

Winner: Cindy Lou’s Fish House
Runners-up: Sally O’s; BLK Swan

Outdoor Dining

Winner: Bowley’s on the Bay
Runners-up: Ampersea; Sunset Cove and Cindy Lou’s Fish House (tie)


Winner: Pizza John’s
Runners-up: Angeli’s Pizzeria; Matthew’s Pizza

Pub Food

Winner: Looney’s Pub
Runners-up: Kooper’s Tavern; Johnny Rad’s

Romantic Restaurant

Winner: Charleston
Runners-up: Tagliata; Restaurante Tio Pepe


Winner: Thames Street Oyster House
Runners-up: Jimmy’s Famous Seafood; Pappa’s Seafood Co.


Winner: Ice Queens
Runners-up: Icee Delights; Quality Snowballs

Sports Bar

Winner: Looney’s Pub
Runners-up: City Limits; Frazier’s on the Avenue


Winner: The Prime Rib
Runners-up: Capital Grille; Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse


Winner: Yama Sushi
Runners-up: Shoyou Sushi; Azumi


Winner: Ekiben
Runners-up: DiPasquale’s; Ravage Deli

Thai Restaurant

Winner: Bodhi Corner
Runners-up: Mayuree Thai Tavern; Thai Street


Winner: Golden West Cafe
Runners-up: The Land of Kush; Ekiben

Wine Bar

Winner: 13.5% Wine Bar
Runners-up: Fadensonnen; V-NO Wine Bar


Winner: Boordy Vineyards
Runners-up: Black Ankle Vineyards; Old Westminster Winery