The community has spoken and the votes are counted. Thanks to over 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 business address in Severna Park, Arnold or Millersville, unless otherwise specified. Candidates also needed at least five votes to qualify. We only had a few categories that didn’t receive enough votes, and we list both the winner and 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. Café 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. Taphouse and Adam’s Grid

Best BBQ
1. Taphouse and Adam’s 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 Sweets Bakery Cafe 2. Kirsten’s Cakery

best dessert
1. Park Tavern 2. Cakes and Confectionery Bakery Cafe

Best ice cream/frozen treat
1. Rita’s Italian ice cream 2. Bruster’s real ice cream

Best pizza
1. Squisito Pizza and Pasta 2. NY Pizza Kitchen by Little Carmine

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. Taphouse and Adam’s 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. Café Mezzanotte 2. Pizzeria La Posta

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 table

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

Best bar
1. Park Tavern 2. Severna Park Taphouse

Best food truck
1. Wingman 2. Blendbowl

best special occasion
1. Cafe Mezzanotte 2. Park Tavern

Best seats outside
1. Severna Park Taphouse 2. Point Crab House and Grill

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

Beauty and fitness

Best health club
1. Park Fitness 2. RockWell Fitness

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

Best Martial Arts Program
1. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu and Tai Chi 2. Green Hornet Fight

Best place for a massage
1. Sass well 2. Bodyworx spa and massage

Best nail salon
1. BellaLuxe Nail Care & Spa 2. Top Nails

best spa
1. Image Makers 2. Bodyworx Spa & Massage

best weight loss program
1. Fitness Park 2. CoreLife


Best medical practice
1. Maryland Primary Care Physicians

best doctor
1. Dr. Victor Plavner 2. André Gvozden

Female Specialty Best Practice
1. Bay Radiology

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

Best dental office
1. Severna Park Family and Cosmetic Dentistry 2. Severn River Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

Best orthodontic office
1. Wright Orthodontics 2. Spivak Orthodontics

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

Pediatric best practice
1. Gvozden Pediatrics 2. Annapolis Pediatrics

Best Pharmacy
1. Park Pharmacy 2. Walgreens

Best Physiotherapy Practice
1. Patterson Physiotherapy 2. Lynch Physiotherapy

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

Better speech therapy
1. Budding Voice 2. Kid Connections Therapy

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

Best residence for seniors
1. Brightview Severna Park 2. Severna Park Sunrise

Best healthcare provider outside of 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 Advisor
1. Jeffrey Wadsworth—Wadsworth Financial Consulting 2. Cassilly Financial Services

Best Lawyer
1. Paula Darrah – Warfield & Darrah, PC 2. Michael Wilsman – The Law Firm of Michael L. Wilsman

best mortgage lender
1. Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. 2. First mortgage on the house

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 and Deck Connection 2. WR Flater General Contractor

Best cleaning service
1. Always Sparkle and Park Power Wash Cleaning Service (Tie)

Best Home Improvement Contractor
1. WR 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/Bathroom Renovation Service
1. Severna Park Kitchen and Bath 2. General Contractor WR Flater

Best landscape/lawn service
1. Butcher Lawn and Landscape

Best pool service
1. Goudy Pools

Best home service outside of 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. The Mighty Spray Car Wash

Best dry cleaner
1. Admiral Cleaners 2. New Cleaners

Best Marine Repair
1. Marine South Shore

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


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

Best Art/Photography/Frame Store
1. Side Street Framers and Gift Gallery

Best Bike Shop
1. Pedal pushers 2. Bike Doctor

Best consignment store
1. Informed 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. Gardens of the property 2. Center Providence

Best gift shop
1. The Cottage 2. Maria’s Fine Arts

Best grocery store
1. Harris Teeter 2. Giant

best hardware store
1. Clement Hardware 2. Rommel’s Ace Home Center

best home decor
1. The Cottage 2. Park Home

Best Jeweler
1. Marc Todd Jewelers

Best liquor store
1. Dawson liqueurs 2. Goska liqueurs

Best pet supply store
1. Everything 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 Peninsula Grid

Best place to hang out owners
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

Activities for children

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. Dance Academy

best daycare
1. Vineyard Child Care Center 2. Arnold’s Goddard School

Best Music Education 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. Center Providence

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

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

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

Best business to open in 2021
1. Severna Park Guardian 2. JB’s Severna Park