Your Choice, Your Winners

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Montgomery Magazine’s 2022 Readers’ Choice award recipients are the local businesses that have earned your vote as the best at what they do in Montgomery County. We invite you to celebrate with your go-tos and try some soon-to-be favorites.

Congratulations to all our Readers’ Choice winners!


winner: Dawson’s Market
runner-up: Stella’s Bakery, Rockville

winner: Mission BBQ, Germantown & Rockville
runner-up: Urban Bar-B-Que, Rockville

winner: Attman’s Potomac Deli, Potomac
runner-up: First Watch, Rockville

winner: BGR, Bethesda
runner-up: Dogfish Head Alehouse, Gaithersburg

winner: Far East Rockville
runner-up: Peter Chang’s, Rockville

Crab Cakes
winner: Clyde’s, Rockville
runner-up: O’Donnell’s Market, Potomac

winner: Attman’s Potomac Village Deli, Potomac
runner-up: Parkway Deli,
Silver Spring

Family Restaurant
winner: Clyde’s Tower Oaks, Rockville
runner-up: Founding Farmers, Rockville

Fine Dining
winner: Il Pizzico, Rockville
runner-up: Clyde’s Tower Oaks, Rockville

winner: Mon Ami Gabi, Bethesda
runner-up: La Ferme, Chevy Chase

Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop
winner: Carmen’s Italian Ice
runner-up: TIE: Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Gaithersburg ; Jimmy Cone, Damascus

winner: Bombay Bistro, Rockville
runner-up: Tandoori Nights, Gaithersburg

winner: Il Pizzico, Rockville
runner-up: Gregorio’s Trattoria

winner: Mykonos Grill, Rockville
runner-up: Cava Mezze, Rockville

winner: Guapo’s
runner-up: Gringos & Mariachis

Peruvian Chicken
winner: Crisp & Juicy, Silver Spring
runner-up: Sardis

winner: Ledo’s various
runner-up: Giuseppi’s Pizza Plus, Gaithersburg
Romantic Restaurant
winner: Old Angler Inn, Potomac
runner-up: Black Market Bistro, Garrett Park

winner: O’Donnell’s Market
& Café, Rockville
runner-up: Coastal Flats, Gaithersburg

winner: Capital Grill,
Chevy Chase
runner-up: Fogo De Chao, North Bethesda

winner: Niwano Hana
runner-up: Raku, Bethesda

winner: Ruan Thai, Wheaton
runner-up: Thaitanium, Gaithersburg

winner: Pho 75, Rockville
runner-up: Pho Grill, Olney

Weekend Brunch
winner: Attman’s Deli, Potomac
runner-up: First Watch

winner: Outta the Way Café
runner-up: Hard Times Café, Rockville



Best Beer Selection
winner: Dawson’s Market, Rockville
runner-up: World of Beer, Rockville

Bar with Live Music
winner: Outta the Way Café, Derwood
runner-up: Caddies On Cordell, Bethesda

Coffee Café
winner: Java Nation, Kensington & Rockville
runner-up: Dawson’s Market

Craft Brewery
winner: Brookeville Beer Farm, Brookeville
runner-up: Lone Oak, Laytonsville

Happy Hour
winner: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Rockville
runner-up: Gringos & Mariachis

Irish Pub
winner: Irish Inn, Glen Echo
runner-up: Finnegan’s Wake

Sport Bar
winner: Caddies On Cordell, Bethesda
runner-up: Quincey’s Park, Potomac

Wine Bar
winner: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Rockville
runner-up: Olney Winery, Olney



Everything Else

Auto Dealer
winner: Fitzgerald Auto Mall
runner-up: Ourisman Automotive Group

Auto Repair
winner: SB Automotive LLC
runner-up: Graeves, Olney

winner: Sandy Spring Bank
runner-up: Capital One Bank

winner: Attman’s Potomac Deli
runner-up: Dawson’s Market

Clothing Store
winner: Goodwill
runner-up: Style Me Sue, Damascus

Financial Planner/Service
winner: Morgan Stanley
runner-up: Clark Kendall

Hair Salon
winner: Progressions, Rockville
runner-up: One Glance, Gaithersburg

Home Cleaning Service
winner: Season Maids
runner-up: Maid Brigade of Rockville

Home Improvement
winner: Strosniders Hardware, Kensington
runner-up: GAC Services, Gaithersburg

In-Home Care
winner: Premier Homecare
runner-up: Care Plus

Kids’ Party Venue
winner: VisArts, Rockville
runner-up: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Local Day Spa
winner: The Woodhouse Day Spa, North Bethesda
runner-up: Aspen Hill Club

Local Furniture Store
winner: Haverty’s, Rockville
runner-up: Marlo
Local Gift Store
winner: Artisans, Gaithersburg
runner-up: Purple Narwhal Music and Manga, Rockville

Local Jeweler
winner: Town Square Jewelers, Rockville
runner-up: Boone & Sons, Friendship Heights

Local Ladies’ Boutique
winner: Cottage Monet, Rockville
runner-up: Scout & Molly’s

Local Men’s
Clothing Store
winner: Nordstrom
runner-up: Jos. A. Bank

Music Store/Lessons
winner: Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center, Wheaton
runner-up: Purple Narwhal Music & Manga

Nail Salon
winner: A-1 Nails, Germantown
runner-up: Progressions, Rockville

Party Entertainment
winner: Eric Energy
runner-up: Talk of the Town, Rockville

Pet Care Service
winner: Brookeville Animal Hospital, Brookeville
runner-up: DogiZone

Grooming Service
winner: Janneth’s Pet Grooming, Brinklow
runner-up: Fidoz N’ Felinez Grooming Salon & Day Spa

Real Estate Agent
winner: Jeweler Burton Group, Bethesda
runner-up: Jen Vo, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Retirement Community
winner: Leisure World, Silver Spring
runner-up: Riverwood, Silver Spring

Tutoring Service
winner: No Anxiety Prep
runner-up: Mathnasium of Onley

Urgent Care
winner: Patient First
runner-up: MedSTAR Urgent Care

winner: Dr. Christina Stotz, Maple Springs, Darnestown
runner-up: Laytonsville
Animal Hospital

Wedding/Party Venues
winner: VisArts, Rockville
runner-up: Strathmore

Arts/Drama Program
winner: VisArts, Rockville,
runner-up: Olney Theatre, Olney

Ballet/Dance Studio
winner: Bethesda Conservatory
of Dance
runner-up: Maryland Youth Ballet, Silver Spring

Bowling Alley
winner: Pinstripes, Rockville
runner-up: Bowl America, Gaithersburg

Community Theater
winner: Olney Theater, Olney
runner-up: Strathmore, Rockville

winner: Montgomery County Fair
runner-up: Rockville Arts Festival

Fitness Club
winner: Aspen Hill Tennis Club, Aspen Hill
runner-up: Nimaste Yoga

Kids’ Attraction
winner: Aspen Hill Club
runner-up: Cabin John Regional Park, Rockville

Kids’ Sports League
winner: Aspen Hill Club
runner-up: DMV Rebels Basketball Club LLC

Martial Arts Studio
winner: Kaizen Karate
runner-up: Kangs Black Belt Academy, Olney

Movie Theater
winner: Regal, Rockville
runner-up: AFI, Silver Spring

Performing Arts Center
winner: Strathmore Music Center, North Bethesda
runner-up: Olney Theater, Olney

Summer Day Camp
winner: Calleva, Poolesville
runner-up: Aspen Hill Club, Silver Spring


  1. I take exception to Olney Theatre Center and Strathmore being named “Best” Community Theater(s). They are professional theater companies and being named in the Performing Arts category is right and proper. You have done a huge disservice to the true community theatre organizations in Montgomery County: Rockville Musical Theatre, Rockville Little Theatre, Victorian Lyric Opera Company, British Players, Montgomery Playhouse, Sandy Spring Theatre Group, and among others. They rightly deserve to be recognized for their contributions to the Arts and quality of life in Montgomery County. These companies provide quality theatrical experiences at an affordable price. And not only do they provide opportunities for people to participate as audience members, but as volunteers who create and present plays and musicals to the public. These are the true community theatre organizations.


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