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Best of the Bay 2016

We’ve saved the best for last

We asked for your favorites, and you responded in droves, mailing ballots, hand-delivering them to our office and voting online. Now the votes are counted. And the winners are …

Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Best Crab Soup
Best Dessert
Best Local Chef, Jessica Rosage
Best Outdoor Dining
Best Overall Restaurant
Best Restaurant to Take Out of Town Guests
Best Seafood Restaurant
Best Soft-Shell Crab
Best Bar
Best Bloody Mary
Best Dock Bar

6158 Drum Point Rd., Deale, 410-867-7110,
Skipper’s Pier chef and co-owner Jessica Rosage, right, with food and beverage manager Lauren Crawford.

Zü Coffee

Best Bakery
Best Coffee House
Friendliest Wait Staff
Best Smoothie / Milkshake
Best WiFi Hot Spot

934 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis, 410-990-0731
2638 Chapel Lake Dr., Gambrills, 443-292-8980

Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Best Cheap Drinks
Best Happy Hour
Best Juke Box
Best Trivia Night

533 Deale Rd., Deale, 410-867-0949,

Jacqueline ­Morgan Day Spa

Best Day Spa
Best Facial, Donna Cramer
Best Manicure/Pedicure, Karen Holland & Ronda Charles

128 Main St., Prince Frederick, 410-535-6059,

Chesapeake Grille & Deli

Best Bang for Your Buck
Best Deli
Best Sandwiches

10092 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk, 410-286-5939
7150 Lake Shore Dr., North Beach, 410-257-7757
6786 Race Track Rd., Bowie, 301-262-4441

Meadow Hill ­Wellness

Best Acupuncture
Best Holistic Health Provider, Sara Poldmae (center)

53 Old Solomons Island Rd., Annapolis,

Annapolis ­Summer Garden Theatre

Best Theater Company
Best Theatrical ­Production, The Producers & Rent (above)

143 Compromise St., Annapolis, 410-268-9212,

Deale Umai Sushi House

Best Asian Food
Best Sushi

657 Deale Rd., Deale, 410-867-4433,

Chesapeake Health & Fitness Club

Best Health Club
Best Personal Trainer, Krystle Castro, NASM CPT

624 E. Bay Front Rd., Deale, 410-867-7440,

Herrington on the Bay Catering

Best Catering
Best Wedding Reception

410-741-5101, ­

Perfect Pet Resort

Best Customer Service
Best Doggie Daycare

840 West Bay Front Rd., Lothian, 410-741-0000, ­

DJ Dave

Best DJ
Best Karaoke


Aggro Joe’s Skate Shop

Best Skate Shop

475 Main St., Prince Frederick, 410-257-1420, ­

Thursday’s Steak & Crabhouse

Best Wings

4851 Riverside Dr., Galesville, 410-867-7200
1751 Horace Ward Rd., Owings, 410-286-8695

Calvert Marine Museum

Best Local Museum

14200 Solomons Island Rd., Solomons, 410-326-2042,

SPCA of AACo Walk for the Animals

Best Local Charity

1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, 410-268-4388,

Third Eye Comics

Best Comic Book Shop

2027 West St., Annapolis, 410-897-0322
16062 Three Notch Rd., California, 301-737-8838

Mamma Lucia Southern Italian Cuisine

Best Italian Restaurant

10136 Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk, 301-812-1240
862 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, 443-486-4701


Best New Restaurant

509 South Cherry Grove, Annapolis, 410-267-6191, ­

Pepper’s Pet Pantry

Best Pet Store

13372 H.G. Trueman Rd., Solomons, 410-326-4006, ­

Jalapeños Restaurant

Best Margaritas

85 Forest Plaza, Annapolis, 410-266-7580, ­

Dickinson ­Jewelers

Best Jewelry Store

10286 So. Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk, 301-855-8770

916 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, 410-535-4338

Founded in 1957 by Claude Dickinson Jr., he is joined today by son Claude Dickinson III and his wife Kathy.

Annapolis Ice Cream Company

Best Ice Cream

196 Main St., Annapolis, 443-482-3895
Annapolis Mall, 443-221-2851

Nancy and Walter Giera have been churning out ice cream at Annapolis Ice Cream Company since 2004.

Dr. Faris Hawit, Calvert ­Dermatology

Best Dermatologist

130 Hospital Rd., #200, Prince Frederick, 410-535-4561, ­

Les Folies Brasserie

Best French Restaurant

2552 Riva Rd., Annapolis, 410-573-0970,

Schwartz Realty

Best Real Estate Agency

5801 Deale Churchton Rd., Deale, 410-867-9700,

Muddy Creek Animal Hospital

Best Veterinarian

5558 Muddy Creek Rd., West River, 410-867-0770,

Second Wind ­Consignments

Best Consignment Store

661 Deale Rd., Deale, 410-867-0480,

Then and Again Antiques

Best Antique Store

2009 West St., Annapolis, 410-573-0313,

Family Auto Care

Best Mechanic

7657 Binnacle Lane, Owings, 410-257-7009,

AFC Urgent Care

Best Urgent Care

3059 Solomons Island Rd., ­Edgewater, 410-956-3394,

Medart Galleries

Best Art Gallery

10735 Town Center Blvd., Suite 1, Dunkirk, 301-855-4515, ­

William and Annamaria Radosevic, center, started Medart Galleries in 1979; Now son Frank and daughter Teresa Schrodel help run the business.

Criswell Acura

Best Car Dealer

1701 West St., Annapolis, 443-482-3200,

Rocco’s Pizzeria

Best Pizza

954 Bay Ridge Rd., Annapolis, 410-263-9444,

The Magnolia Shoppe

Best Home Decor Store

2 West Friendship Rd., Friendship, 410-257-7510,

Art Things Inc.

Best Art Supply Store

2 Annapolis St., Annapolis, 410-268-3520, ­

Kim Eshleman and Laurie Nolan of Art Things.

Killarney House

Best Irish Pub

584 West Central Ave., Davidsonville, 410-798-8700,

Dr. Kathryn Hodges, ­Maryland Disc Institute

Best Chiropractor

43 Old Solomons Island Rd., Suite 201, Annapolis, 410-266-3888, ­

Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

Best Beer Selection

13200 Dowell Rd., Dowell, 410-394-3825,

Lord Calvert Bowl

Best Bowling Alley

2275 Solomons Island Rd., ­Huntingtown, 410-535-3560, ­

Capital Yoga ­Studio

Best Yoga Studio

48 Maryland Ave., Suite 203, Annapolis, 443-924-6171,

Greenstreet ­Gardens

Best Plant Nursery

391 West Bay Front Rd., Lothian, 410-867-9500,

Millwood ­Furniture

Best Furniture Store

Pennsylvania Dutch Market, Annapolis Harbour Center, 410-897-1906,

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

Best Golf Course

11352 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby, ­410-326-4653,

The Big Cheese & Sammy’s Deli

Best Cheese Shop

47 Randall St., Annapolis, 410-263-6915,

South Arundel Veterinary ­Hospital

Best Veterinarian

85 West Central Ave., Edgewater, 410-956-7387,

Eyes on Main

Best Eyewear

217 Main St., Annapolis, 410-268-6246, ­


Asian Food
Umai Sushi House

Bagel Shop
Naval Bagels

Zü Coffee

Bang for Your Buck
Chespeake Grille & Deli

Mission Barbecue

Iron Rooster

Brunch - TIE
Iron Rooster
Miss Shirley’s

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Business Lunch
Harry Browne’s

Herrington on the Bay Catering

Chain Restaurant
Chik Fil-A

Cheese Shop
The Big Cheese & Sammy’s Deli

Coffee House
Zü Coffee

Crab Cake
Edgewater Restaurant

Crab House
Mike’s Bar & Crabhouse

Crab Soup
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Chesapeake Grille & Deli

Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Fine Dining Restaurant
Lewnes’ Steakhouse

French Food
Les Folies Brasserie

French Fries
Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Friendliest Wait Staff
Zü Coffee

Greek Restaurant
Paul’s Homewood Cafe

Hoagie / Sub
Cappriotti’s Sandwich Shop

Hot Dogs

Ice Cream Shop
Annapolis Ice Cream Company

Irish Pub
Killarney House

Italian Restaurant
Mamma Lucia Southern Italian Cuisine

Kid-Friendly Restaurant
Chik Fil-A

Local Chef
Chef Jessica Rosage, Skippers Pier ­Restaurant & Dock Bar

Mexican Restaurant
Mexico Huntingtown

New Restaurant ~ TIE
Brick Wood-Fired Bistro

Outdoor Dining
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Overall Restaurant
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Oyster Bar
McGarvey’s Saloon & Oyster Bar

Rocco’s Pizzeria

Restaurant to Take Out of Town Guests
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Romantic Dinner
Lewnes’ Steakhouse

Salad Bar
Chart House

Chesapeake Grille & Deli

Seafood Restaurant
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Smoothie  /Milkshake
Zü Coffee

Soft-Shell Crab
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Splurge Restaurant
Lewnes’ Steakhouse

Lewnes’ Steakhouse

Umai Sushi House

The Canton

EZ Thai

Thursday’s Steak & Crabhouse


Acupuncture ~ TIE
Daohe Fang
Meadow Hill Wellness

Magen Sullivan
at Sullivan Integrated Aestheticians

Barber ~ TIE
Sport Clips
Floyd’s 99 Barbershop

Dr. Kathryn Hodges, Maryland Disc Institute

Day Spa
Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa

Dr. Faris Hawit, Calvert Dermatology

Eyes on Main

Donna Cramer, Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa

Health Club
Chesapeake Health & Fitness

Hair Stylist
Rick Shane

Holistic Health Provider
Sara Poldmae, Meadow Hill Wellness

Manicure / Pedicure ~ TIE
Karen Holland, Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa
Ronda Charles, Jacqueline Morgan Day Spa

Massage Therapist
Diana Freed

Personal Trainer
Krystle Castro, NASM CPT, Chesapeake Health & Fitness

Tanning Salon

Tattoo Parlor
Red Octopus

Urgent Care
AFC Urgent Care

Yoga Studio
Capital Yoga


Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Bar Food
Davis’s Pub

Audrey Broomfield @ Watermans Tavern

Beer Selection ~ TIE
Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill
Heroes Pub

Bloody Mary
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Cheap Drinks
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Metropolitan Kitchen & Bar

DJ Dave
DJ Jazzy James

Dock Bar
Skipper’s Pier Restaurant & Dock Bar

Happy Hour
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Karaoke ~ TIE
DJ Dave
Anthony’s Bar & Grill

Live Music
Ram’s Head On Stage

Jalapeños Restaurant

Neighborhood Bar
Davis’s Pub

New Bar of 2016
Brick Wood-Fired Bistro

Place to Shoot Pool
Swamp Circle Saloon

Sports Bar
Brick Wood-Fired Bistro

Trivia Night
Happy Harbor Waterfront Restaurant & Bar


Art Gallery ~ TIE
Medart Galleries
calvArt Gallery

Bowling Alley
Lord Calvert Bowl

Charity Fundraiser
Calvert Hospice Luau

Community Event ~ TIE
PACA Girlfriends
SPCA Walk for the Animals

Dance Studio
Calvert School of Dance

Day Trip
Sporting Wood Charters

Dog Park
Quiet Waters Park

Golf Course
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

Live Music Venue
Ram’s Head On Stage

Local Band or Musician
John Luskey

Local Museum
Calvert Marine Museum

Martial Arts Studio
Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Outdoor Concert Venue
Quiet Waters Concerts in the Park

Quiet Waters Park

Annapolis City Dock

Playground ~ TIE
Dunkirk Park
Kinder Farm Park

Theater Company
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Theatrical Production ~ TIE
The Producers (ASGT)
Rent (ASGT)

WiFi Hot Spot
Zü Coffee


Antique Store
Then and Again Antiques

Art Supply Store
Art Things, Inc.

Bike Shop
Pedal Pushers

Boat Dealer
Tri-State Marine

Bookstore ~ TIE
Annapolis Bookstore
Second Look Books

Car Dealer
Criswell Acura

Car Wash
Wash Haus

Comic Book Shop
Third Eye Comics

Consignment Shop
Second Wind Consignments

Customer Service
Perfect Pet Resort

Doggie Day Care
Perfect Pet Resort

Farmers Market
North Beach

Farm / Produce Stand
Jake’s Produce, Broome’s Island Road

Flower Shop
Floral Expressions

Furniture Store
Millwood Furniture,
Pennsylvania Dutch Farmer’s Market

Gardening Store
Homestead Gardens

Gift Shop
Beverly’s, Chesapeake Beach

Hardware Store
Sneade’s Ace Home Centers

Home Decor Store
The Magnolia Shoppe

House-Cleaning Service
Cleaning Maid Easy

Jewelry Store
Dickinson’s Jewelers

Liquor Store
Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits

Family Auto Care, Mercedes, BMW, VW, Audi Specialist; Dwayne Crawford

New Business of 2016
Brick Wood-Fired Bistro

Pet Store
Pepper’s Pet Pantry

Plant Nursery
Greenstreet Gardens

Real Estate Agency
Schwartz Realty

Sailing Lessons
Chesapeake Sailing School

Skate Shop
Aggro Joe’s Skate Shop

Tackle Shop
Tyler’s Tackle

Toy Shop
Franklin Toys

Veterinarian ~ TIE
South Arundel Veterinary Hospital
Muddy Creek Animal Hospital

Wedding Reception
Herrington on the Bay Catering

Women’s Boutique
The Wheel Clothing


Best Graphics: TNT Graphics

Best Local News: Bay Weekly

Best Place to Watch the Sunset:
Jonas Green Park

Boat Builder: Weaver

Canoe Trips: American Chestnut Land Trust

Charter Fishing: Wound Tight, Shawn Gibson

Child’s Party: The Brickhouse

Dance Band: Nightlife

Dentist: Dunkirk Dental Arts

Dog Groomer: Sandy Paws

Event Planner: Stonesby Events

Festival: Watermen’s Festival

Handyman: Early Bird Home Services

Hypnotist: Hypnotherapy by the Bay

Lawn Care: Davis Kidd

Marina: Herrington Harbour

Marine Consignment: Rockhold Trading Co.

Motorcycles: Discount Cycles

Orange Crush: Skipper’s Pier

Painter: George Wise

Pet Service: Perfect Pet Resort

Pottery: Pottery on Main

Thrift Shop: Calvert Hospice

Tours: Watermark

Waiter: Kris Olson

Wedding Coordinator: Jeannae Pinno, Stonesby Events

Wine / Gifts: Annebeth’s