Congratulations To The Best Of Severna Park 2022 Winners


The community has spoken and the votes are tallied. Thanks to the more than 2,500 people who voted, we have this year’s list of Best Of Severna Park winners.

To be eligible, each business must have a commercial address within Severna Park, Arnold or Millersville except where otherwise noted. Nominees also needed at least five votes to qualify. We had only a few categories that didn’t receive enough votes, and we are listing both the winner and the runner-up in each qualifying category.

Without further ado...the envelope, please!


Best Restaurant Overall
1. Cafe Mezzanotte 2. Park Tavern

Best Wait Staff
1. Garry’s Grill 2. Cafe Mezzanotte

Best Breakfast
1. The Breakfast Shoppe 2. Garry’s Grill

Best Lunch
1. Garry’s Grill 2. Park Tavern

Best Dinner
1. Cafe Mezzanotte 2. Park Tavern

Best Kids’ Menu
1. Park Tavern 2. Adam’s Taphouse and Grille

Best Barbecue
1. Adam’s Taphouse and Grille 2. JB’s Severna Park

Best Burger
1. Five Guys 2. Park Tavern

Best Coffee
1. The Big Bean 2. Starbucks

Best Crab Cake
1. Hellas Restaurant and Lounge 2. The Point Crab House and Grill

Best Bakery/Cakes
1. Cakes and Confections Bakery Cafe 2. Kirsten’s Cakery

Best Dessert
1. Park Tavern 2. Cakes and Confections Bakery Cafe

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Treat
1. Rita’s Italian Ice 2. Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Best Pizza
1. Squisito Pizza and Pasta 2. Little Carmine’s N.Y. Pizza Kitchen

Best Salad
1. Garry’s Grill 2. Park Tavern

Best Sandwich/Sub
1. Jenos Steaks 2. Jersey Mike’s Subs

Best Seafood
1. The Point Crab House and Grill 2. Cafe Mezzanotte

Best Wings
1. Adam’s Taphouse and Grille 2. JB’s Severna Park

Best Fast Food
1. Chick-fil-A 2. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Best Asian
1. Ginza Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar 2. Thai Paradise

Best Italian
1. Cafe Mezzanotte 2. La Posta Pizzeria

Best Mexican
1. Mi Pueblo II 2. Vida Taco Bar

Best Gluten-Free Menu
1. Sullivan’s Cove 2. April’s Table

Best Vegetarian Menu
1. April’s Table

Best Caterer
1. April’s Table 2. Garry’s Grill

Best Bar
1. Park Tavern 2. Severna Park Taphouse

Best Food Truck
1. Wingman 2. Blendabowl

Best Special Occasion
1. Cafe Mezzanotte 2. Park Tavern

Best Outside Seating
1. Severna Park Taphouse 2. The Point Crab House and Grill

Best Restaurant Outside Severna Park
1. Blendabowl and Two Rivers Steak & Fish House (tie)

Beauty & Fitness

Best Fitness Club
1. Park Fitness 2. RockWell Fitness

Best Hair Salon/Barber Shop
1. Image Creators 2. The Park Salon & Barber

Best Martial Arts Program
1. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi 2. Green Hornets wrestling

Best Place For A Massage
1. Sass Well 2. Bodyworx Spa & Massage

Best Nail Salon
1. BellaLuxe Nail Care & Spa 2. Top Nails

Best Spa
1. Image Creators 2. Bodyworx Spa & Massage

Best Weight-Loss Program
1. Park Fitness 2. CoreLife


Best Medical Practice
1. Maryland Primary Care Physicians

Best Physician
1. Dr. Victor Plavner 2. Andre Gvozden

Best Women’s Specialty Practice
1. Bay Radiology

Best Chiropractic Practice
1. Back and Neck Care Center 2. Fare Chiropractic and Kennard Chiropractic & Physical Therapy (tie)

Best Dental Practice
1. Severna Park Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 2. Severn River Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Best Orthodontic Practice
1. Wright Orthodontics 2. Spivak Orthodontics

Best Eye Care Practice
1. Severna Park Eye Care 2. Rutzen Eye Specialists & Laser Center

Best Pediatric Practice
1. Gvozden Pediatrics 2. Annapolis Pediatrics

Best Pharmacy
1. Park Pharmacy 2. Walgreens

Best Physical Therapy Practice
1. Patterson Physical Therapy 2. Lynch Physical Therapy

Best Mental Health Care
1. Arundel Psychological Associates 2. Waypoint Wellness Center

Best Speech Therapy
1. Budding Voices 2. Kid Connections Therapy

Best Veterinary Practice
1. Severna Park Veterinary Hospital 2. Bayside Animal Medical Center

Best Senior Living Facility
1. Brightview Severna Park 2. Sunrise of Severna Park

Best Health Care Provider Outside Severna Park
1. Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center

Professional Services

Best Accountant
1. Gardiner & Appel Group 2. Joanna Kouvaras CPA

Best Insurance Agent
1. Lee Talbot — State Farm 2. Goosehead Insurance — Lewis Agency

Best Investment Adviser
1. Jeffrey Wadsworth — Wadsworth Financial Consulting 2. Cassilly Financial Services

Best Lawyer
1. Paula Darrah — Warfield & Darrah, P.C. 2. Michael Wilsman — The Law Office of Michael L. Wilsman

Best Mortgage Lender
1. Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. 2. First Home Mortgage

Best Real Estate Agent
1. Sarah Garza — The PCS Home Team 2. David Orso of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty

Best Home Services

Best Fence/Deck Contractor
1. Fence & Deck Connection 2. W.R. Flater General Contractor

Best Cleaning Service
1. Always Sparkle Cleaning Service and Park Power Wash (tie)

Best Home Improvement Contractor
1. W.R. Flater General Contractor 2. Landmark Roofing

Best HVAC Contractor
1. Cornett Heating and Cooling

Best Interior Designer
1. Severna Park Kitchen and Bath 2. Jackie D’Amico Designs

Best Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Service
1. Severna Park Kitchen and Bath 2. W.R. Flater General Contractor

Best Landscape/Lawn Service
1. Boucher Lawn and Landscape

Best Pool Service
1. Goudy Pools

Best Home Service Outside Severna Park
1. Chesapeake Electric

Best Community Services

Best Auto Repair
1. Severna Park Automotive 2. Magothy Auto Services

Best Bank
1. M&T Bank 2. Bank of America

Best Car Wash
1. The Great American Car Wash 2. Mighty Spray Carwash

Best Dry Cleaner
1. Admiral Cleaners 2. New Cleaners

Best Marine Repair
1. South Shore Marine

Best Pet Grooming
1. Lisa’s Pet Grooming 2. Mutt & Joe


Best Overall Customer Service
1. Park Fitness 2. The Cottage

Best Art/Photography/Frame Shop
1. Side Street Framers & gift gallery

Best Bicycle Shop
1. Pedal Pushers 2. Bike Doctor

Best Consignment Shop
1. Savvy Consignment

Best Florist
1. Severna Park Florist (also known as Severna Park Flowers and Gifts) 2. Peaceful Petals Flower Shop & Truck

Best Garden Center
1. Homestead Gardens 2. Providence Center

Best Gift Shop
1. The Cottage 2. Maria’s Fine Art

Best Grocery Store
1. Harris Teeter 2. Giant

Best Hardware Store
1. Clement Hardware 2. Rommel’s Ace Home Center

Best Home Décor
1. The Cottage 2. Park Home

Best Jeweler
1. Marc Todd Jewelers

Best Liquor Store
1. Dawson’s Liquors 2. Goska’s Liquors

Best Pet Supply Store
1. All For The Pet 2. Petco

Best Toy Store
1. Franklin’s Toys


Best Place For Family Entertainment
1. Severna Park Lanes 2. The Ax House

Best Live Music Venue
1. Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant and Romilo’s (tie)

Best Happy Hour
1. Severna Park Taphouse 2. Brian Boru Irish Pub and Restaurant

Best Place To Watch The Game
1. JB’s Severna Park 2. Mother’s Peninsula Grille

Best Place To Take Out-Of-Towners
1. The Point Crab House and Grill 2. Cafe Mezzanotte

Best Entertainment Venue Within 25 Miles
1. Rams Head On Stage 2. Live! Casino and Hotel

Kids’ Activities

Best Activity Center
1. Creative Force Dance Center 2. Rolly Pollies

Best After-School Program
1. Creative Force Dance Center 2. Eco Adventures

Best Children’s Dance Company
1. Creative Force Dance Center 2. The Dance Academy

Best Day Care
1. Vineyard Child Care Center 2. The Goddard School of Arnold

Best Music Instruction Program
1. Theater in the Park 2. Music Together Chesapeake

Best Educational Services
1. Severna Park Tutor 2. Annapolis College Consulting

Best Party/Special Occasion Venue
1. Eco Adventures and Rolly Pollies (tie)

Best Playground
1. Kinder Farm Park

Best Summer Camp
1. Creative Force Dance Center 2. Theater in the Park

Best Sports Facility
1. Athletic Performance Inc. (API) 2. Kinder Farm Park

Best Youth Sports League
1. Green Hornets 2. Athletic Performance Inc. (API)


Most Desirable Community To Reside
1. Shipley’s Choice 2. Olde Severna Park

Best Community Beach
1. Olde Severna Park 2. Cape Arthur

Best Community Pool
1. Whitehurst 2. Severn River Swim Club

Best Club/Organization
1. Chartwell Golf and Country Club

Best Nonprofit Organization
1. SPAN 2. Providence Center

Best House Of Worship
1. St. John the Evangelist 2. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church

Best Pastor/Church Leader
1. The Rev. Erik Arnold 2. The Rev. Stephen Mitchell

Best School
1. Severn School 2. St. John the Evangelist

Best Business To Open In 2021
1. Severna Park Tutor 2. JB’s Severna Park


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