Winners: Harford County's best restaurants in 2015

Harford Magazine
Where's the best place to eat in Harford County? Here's where Harford Magazine readers told us to go.

Nearly 1,400 voters weighed in on the county’s fine dining favorites, mouthwatering munchies and delectable desserts. Whether you want to dine at an establishment that’s stood the test of time or try out a trendy new spot, our readers have a recommendation for you. Enjoy.

Editor’s note: Winners and honorable mentions were determined by popular vote. Readers were invited to vote online in August and September. Click here to view the contest's official rules.

Al fresco (outdoor dining): Tidewater Grille
Honorable mentions:
The Lodge Restaurant & Bar
MacGregor’s Restaurant
Laurrapin Grill

Ambience: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
The Vineyard Wine Bar
Pairings Bistro
Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant

Asian: Fuji Sushi
Honorable mentions:
Chopstix Gourmet
Lemon N’ Ginger Asian Grille
The Orient

Bakery: Bel Air Bakery
Honorable mentions:
Flavor Cupcakery
Woodlea Bakery
Paradise Donuts

Bar Food: Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
Sean Bolan’s Irish Pub
MaGerk’s Pub & Grill

Bartender: Megan Kikilis, Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
Kellee Cavey, Liberatore’s Ristorante
Lance Fino, Liberatore’s Ristorante
Tiffany Maher, The Lodge Restaurant & Bar

Beer List: Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
Birroteca
Sean Bolan’s Irish Pub
DuClaw Brewing Co.

Breakfast: Double T Diner
Honorable mentions:
Bagel Works
Cracker Barrel
Sunny Day Cafe

Burger: Five Guys Burgers and Fries
Honorable mentions:
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Looney’s Pub
Jake’s Wayback Burgers

Chef: Bruce Clark, Laurrapin Grille
Honorable mentions:
Jon Kohler, Pairings Bistro
Yale Koplovitz, MacGregor’s Restaurant
Brian “Chet” Chester, Silks Restaurant at Bulle Rock

Cocktail: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
Looney’s
Laurrapin Grille
The Lodge Restaurant & Bar

Coffee: Starbucks
Honorable mentions:
Coffee Coffee
Fox & Fern Cafe
Java by the Bay

Crab Cake: Box Hill Pizzeria
Honorable mentions:
Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
The Olive Tree
The Bayou Restaurant

Deli: Wegmans
Honorable mentions:
Savona
Sam’s Deli

Dessert: Broom’s Bloom Dairy
Honorable mentions:
Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop
Desserts by Rita
Flavor Cupcakery

Fine Dining: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
Pairings Bistro
The Vineyard Wine Bar
Birroteca
Scotto’s Cafe

Frozen Treats: Broom’s Bloom Dairy
Honorable mentions:
Bomboy’s Homemade Candy
Jarrettsville Creamery
Sweet Frog

Happy Hour: Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
Mountain Branch Grille & Pub
Half Pints Sports Pub & Grill
MacGregor’s Restaurant

Healthful Menu: Panera Bread
Honorable mentions:
Laurrapin Grille
Fox & Fern Cafe
My Three Sons

Italian: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
Scotto’s Cafe
The Olive Tree
Giovanni’s Restaurant

Late-Night Dining: Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
Double T Diner
Waffle House

Live Entertainment: Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
Sean Bolan’s Irish Pub
Laurrapin Grille
MacGregor’s Restaurant

Lunch Menu: Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
Honorable mentions:
Laurrapin Grille
Fox & Fern
Looney’s Pub

Mexican: La Tolteca
Honorable mentions:
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Plaza Mexico

New Restaurant: Steelefish Grill
Honorable mentions:
Birroteca
Jarrettsville Pit
510 Johnnys

Pizza: Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
Honorable mentions:
Buontempo Bros. Pizza
Fortunato Bros. Pizza
La Cucina Italian Restaurant

Place to Take the Kids: Broom’s Bloom Dairy
Honorable mentions:
Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Jarrettsville Creamery

Place to Take Out-of-Towners: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
Laurrapin Grille
MacGregor’s Restaurant
The Vineyard Wine Bar

Best Overall: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
Laurrapin Grille
Pairings Bistro
The Vineyard Wine Bar

Ribs: Texas Roadhouse
Honorable mentions:
Famous Dave’s
Bird’s Nest Barbecue
Bill Bateman’s Bistro

Romantic Date: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
Pairings Bistro
The Vineyard Wine Bar
Scotto’s Cafe

Seafood: Bonefish Grill
Honorable mentions:
Richard’s Fish & Crabs
Tidewater Grille
Price’s Seafood

Service: Liberatore’s Ristorante
Honorable mentions:
Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
Bonefish Grill
The Vineyard Wine Bar

Server: Drew Hild, Steelefish
Honorable mentions:
Cat Ye, Fuji Sushi
Kelli Katona, Liberatore’s Ristorante
Darian Smelser, Looney’s

Sports Bar: Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
The Greene Turtle
Buffalo Wild Wings
Half Pints Sports Pub & Grill

Steak: Texas Roadhouse
Honorable mentions:
Outback Steakhouse
Laurrapin Grille
Sean Bolan’s Irish Pub

Steamed Crabs: Richard’s Fish & Crabs
Honorable mentions:
The Seafood Stop
Fallston Seafood
Price’s Seafood

Takeout: Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
Honorable mentions:
Box Hill Pizzeria
Fuji Sushi
Wok to Go

Value: La Tolteca
Honorable mentions:
Pat’s Pizza Family Restaurant
Looney’s Pub
Fallston Seafood

View: Tidewater Grille
Honorable mentions:
Mountain Branch Grill and Pub
MacGregor’s Restaurant

Wine List: The Vineyard Wine Bar
Honorable mentions:
Pairings Bistro
Liberatore’s Ristorante
Enotria 

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