The Votes Are Tallied: Here Are The 2021 "Best Of Severna Park" Winners

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The results are in! We had 2,175 people cast their votes either online or via newsprint for this year’s Best Of contest.

To be eligible, each business must have a commercial address within Severna Park, Arnold or Millersville, and a nominee had to receive 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.

So without further ado...the envelope, please!

Food/Dining

Best Restaurant Overall: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Park Tavern

Best Wait Staff: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Severna Park Taphouse

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

Best Lunch: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Severna Park Taphouse

Best Dinner: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Cafe Mezzanotte

Best Kids’ Menu: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Park Tavern

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

Best Burger: 1. Five Guys 2. Garry’s Grill

Best Coffee: 1. The Big Bean 2. Starbucks

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

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

Best Dessert: 1. Garry’s Grill 2. Cakes and Confections Bakery Cafe

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Treat: 1. The FroYo House 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. Joe's Seafood

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

Best Fast Food: 1. Chick-fil-A 2. Chipotle and McDonald’s (tie)

Best Asian: 1. Ming’s Cafe 2. Thai Paradise

Best Italian: 1. Café Mezzanotte 2. La Posta Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen

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

Best Gluten-Free Menu: 1. April’s Table 2. Severna Park Taphouse

Best Vegetarian Menu: 1. April’s Table 2. Severna Park Taphouse

Best Caterer: 1. Be My Guest Catering 2. April’s Table

Best Bar: 1. Severna Park Taphouse 2. Park Tavern

Best Food Truck: 1. Wingman 2. Greek on the Street

Best Special Occasion: 1. Cafe Mezzanotte 2. Cafe Bretton

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

Best Restaurant Outside Severna Park: 1. The Point Crab House and Grill 2. Lewnes’ Steakhouse

Beauty & Fitness

Best Fitness Club: 1. Park Fitness 2. Rockwell Fitness

Best Hair Salon/Barber Shop: 1. Image Creators 2. Emidio Vincenzo ESCAPE Salon and Spa

Best Martial Arts Program: 1. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi 2. Kwon's Taekwondo

Best Place For A Massage: 1. Sass Well 2. Emidio Vincenzo ESCAPE Salon and Spa

Best Nail Salon: 1. Emidio Vincenzo ESCAPE Salon and Spa 2. BellaLuxe Nail Care & Spa

Best Spa: 1. Emidio Vincenzo ESCAPE Salon and Spa 2. Image Creators

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

Health

Best Medical Practice: 1. Maryland Primary Care Physicians 2. Hearing Solutions Audiology Center

Best Physician: 1. Victor Plavner 2. Lisa Keithley and Janna Davis (tie)

Best Women’s Specialty Practice: 1. Bay Radiology

Best Chiropractic Practice: 1. Back and Neck Care Center 2. Fare Chiropractic

Best Dental Practice: 1. Paul J. Kinsey DDS 2. McCarl Dental Group

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. CVS

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

Best Mental Health Care: 1. Arundel Psychological Associates and Waypoint Wellness Center (tie)

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. Hearing Solutions Audiology Center

Professional Services

(Please Specify Agent & Company)

Best Accountant: 1. Gardiner & Appel Group 2. Lisa Feinman, CPA

Best Insurance Agent: 1. Lee Talbot — State Farm

Best Investment Adviser: 1. Freddie Cassilly — Cassilly Financial Group

Best Lawyer: 1. Paula Darrah 2. Andrew DiBlasio

Best Mortgage Lender: 1. Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI) 2. First Home Mortgage

Best Real Estate Agent: 1. David Orso — The David Orso Team of Compass Real Estate 2. Jessica Welder — Keller Williams Realty

Best Home Services

Best Fence/Deck Contractor: 1. Fence & Deck Connection 2. The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company

Best Cleaning Service: 1. Park Power Wash

Best Home Improvement Contractor: 1. Landmark Roofing

Best HVAC Contractor: 1. Cornett Heating & Cooling

Best Interior Designer: 1. Karen Renee Interior Design 2. The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company

Best Kitchen/Bath Remodeling Service: 1. The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company 2. Severna Park Kitchen and Bath

Best Landscape/Lawn Service: 1. Boucher Lawn and Landscape 2. Homestead Gardens

Best Pool Service: 1. Goudy Pools

Best Plumbing Contractor: 1. Dwyer Plumbing

Best Community Services

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

Best Bank: 1. M&T Bank 2. Bank of America and BB&T (tie)

Best Car Wash: 1. The Great American Car Wash 2. Mister Car Wash

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

Retail/Shopping

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

Best Art/Photography/Frame Shop: 1. Side Street Framers & gift Gallery 2. Benfield Gallery

Best Bicycle Shop: 1. Pedal Pushers 2. Bike Doctor Arnold

Best Consignment Shop: 1. Savvy Consignment 2. Honeysuckle Quality Consignment

Best Florist: 1. Severna Park Florist 2. Peaceful Petals Flower Shop & Truck

Best Garden Center: 1. Homestead Gardens 2. AA Co. Lawn & Garden Center

Best Gift Shop: 1. The Cottage 2. Park Home

Best Grocery Store: 1. Giant Food 2. Harris Teeter

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

Best Home Décor: 1. Park Home 2. The Cottage

Best Jeweler: 1. Marc Todd Jewelers 2. Zachary’s 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

Entertainment

Best Place For Family Entertainment: 1. Severna Park Lanes 2. The Blended Essentials

Best Live Music Venue: 1. Brian Boru Irish Restaurant and Pub 2. Severna Park Taphouse

Best Happy Hour: 1. Park Tavern 2. Severna Park Taphouse

Best Place To Watch The Game: 1. Severna Park Taphouse 2. Park Tavern

Best Place To Take Out-Of-Towners: 1. The Point Crab House 2. Severn Inn

Best Entertainment Venue Within 25 Miles: 1. Rams Head On Stage

Kids’ Activities

Best Activity Center: 1. Rolly Pollies of Severna Park 2. Severna Park Community Center

Best After-School Program: 1. Creative Force Dance Center 2. Kwon’s Taekwondo

Best Children’s Dance Company: 1. Creative Force Dance Center 2. Severna Park Community Center

Best Day Care: 1. Vineyard Child Care Center 2. Severna Park KinderCare

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

Best Party/Special Occasion Venue: 1. Creative Force Dance Center 2. The Blended Essentials

Best Playground: 1. Kinder Farm Park

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

Best Sports Facility: 1. Kinder Farm Park 2. Severna Park Community Center

Best Youth Sports League: 1. Greater Severna Park Athletic Association (Green Hornets)

Community

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

Best Community Beach: 1. Olde Severna Park 2. Round Bay

Best Community Pool: 1. Severn River Swim Club 2. Shipley’s Choice

Best Club/Organization: 1. Chartwell Golf and Country Club

Best Nonprofit Organization: 1. SPAN 2. Burgers & Bands for Suicide Prevention and Orphan Grain Train (tie)

Best House Of Worship: 1. Severna Park United Methodist Church 2. St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

Best Pastor/Church Leader: 1. Father Erik Arnold 2. The Rev. Lee Ferrell, the Rev. Patrick DeVane and the Rev. Ron Foster (tie)

Best School: 1. Severna Park High School 2. Jones Elementary and Severn School (tie)

Best Business To Open In 2020: 1. Lynch Physical Therapy 2. Larry Sells Consulting

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