Winners: Howard County's best restaurants in 2015

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

More than 1,200 voters weighed in on the county’s excellent eateries, fine dining favorites and mouthwatering munchies. 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 June.

Al Fresco: Clyde’s of Columbia
Honorable mentions:
The White Oak Tavern
Tino’s Italian Bistro
Luna Bella

Ambience: Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Honorable mentions:
Tersiguel’s
Victoria Gastro Pub
Luna Bella

Asian: Sushi Sono
Honorable mentions:
Honey Pig
Hunan Manor
Asean Bistro

Bakery: Wegmans
Honorable mentions:
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Touche Touchet
Kupcakes & Co.

Bar Food: The Ale House Columbia
Honorable mentions:
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
Kelsey’s Restaurant & Irish Pub
River Hill Sports Grille

Brunch: Eggspectation
Honorable mentions:
The White Oak Tavern
Petit Louis
Victoria Gastro Pub

Buffet: Royal Taj
Honorable mentions:
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
Portalli’s
House of India

Burger: The White Oak Tavern
Honorable mentions:
Victoria Gastro Pub
Ale House Columbia
BGR The Burger Joint

Chef: Greg Mason, The White Oak Tavern
Honorable mentions:
Joe Krywucki, Victoria Gastro Pub
Celeste Gebler, Luna Bella
Chris Lewis, Aida Bistro

Cocktail: Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Honorable mentions:
White Oak Tavern
Tino’s Italian Bistro
Ananda

Coffee: Bean Hollow
Honorable mentions:
Mad City Coffee
Little French Market
Café Au Lait

Crab Cake: Clyde’s of Columbia
Honorable mentions:
The Corner Stable
Victoria Gastro Pub
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery

Deli: Boarman’s Old Fashioned Meat Market
Honorable mentions:
Jason’s Deli
Bon Fresco
Charter Deli

Dessert: Luna Bella
Honorable mentions:
The White Oak Tavern
Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Aida Bistro

Fine Dining: Tersiguel’s
Honorable mentions:
The Kings Contrivance
Stanford Grill
Petit Louis Bistro

Happy Hour: Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
Honorable mentions:
The Ale House Columbia
Victoria Gastro Pub
Phoenix Emporium

Healthful Menu: Great Sage
Honorable mentions:
David’s Natural Market
Bon Fresco
Nora’s Kabob

House-brewed Beer: The Ale House Columbia
Honorable mentions:
Ellicott Mills Brewing Co.
Frisco Tap House
Jailbreak Brewing Co.

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Rita’s
Honorable mentions:
Soft Stuff
Meadows Frozen Custard
Sweet Frog

Indian: Royal Taj
Honorable mentions:
House of India
Mango Grove
Ananda

Italian: Facci
Honorable mentions:
Luna Bella
Tino’s Italian Bistro
Portalli’s

Late-night Dining: Double T Diner
Honorable mentions:
Clyde’s of Columbia
Honey Pig
Victoria Gastro Pub

Live Entertainment: Toby’s Dinner Theatre
Honorable mentions:
The Judge’s Bench
Union Jack’s
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery

Mexican: El Azteca
Honorable mentions:
La Palapa Grill & Cantina
Ernesto’s
Xitomate

New Restaurant: Ananda
Honorable mentions:
The White Oak Tavern
Centre Park Grill
Seasons 52

Pizza: Coal Fire Pizza
Honorable mentions:
Luna Bella
Trattoria
Tino’s Italian Bistro

Place to Take the Kids: Double T Diner
Honorable mentions:
Eggspectation
Tomato Palace
Tino’s Italian Bistro

Place to Take Out-of-Towners: The White Oak Tavern
Honorable mentions:
Victoria Gastro Pub
Luna Bella
Tino’s Italian Bistro

Best Overall: The White Oak Tavern
Honorable mentions:
Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Luna Bella
Tino’s Italian Bistro

Ribs: Bare Bones Grill and Brewery
Honorable mentions:
Kloby’s Smokehouse
Famous Dave’s
T-Bonz

Seafood: Sushi Sono
Honorable mentions:
Grille620
Luna Bella
Aida Bistro

Service: Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Honorable mentions:
Tersiguel’s
Luna Bella
The Ale House Columbia

Sports Bar: Looney’s Pub
Honorable mentions:
The Greene Turtle
River Hill Sports Grille
Diamondback Tavern

Steak: Stanford Grill
Honorable mentions:
The White Oak Tavern
Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Victoria Gastro Pub

Sushi: Sushi Sono
Honorable mentions:
Sushi King
East Moon Asian Bistro
Katana Sushi

Takeout: Maiwand Kabob
Honorable mentions:
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
Tino’s Italian Bistro
Luna Bella

Tapas/Small Plates: The White Oak Tavern
Honorable mentions:
Pure Wine Café
Iron Bridge Wine Co.
The Rumor Mill

Value: Double T Diner
Honorable mentions:
Kelsey’s Restaurant and Irish Pub
Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
Maiwand Kabob

Vegetarian: Great Sage
Honorable mentions:
Mango Grove
Royal Taj
Bon Fresco

View: Clyde’s of Columbia
Honorable mentions:
Elkridge Furnace Inn
Cacao Lane
Sushi Sono

Wine List: Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Honorable mentions:
Pure Wine Café
Tino’s Italian Bistro
Luna Bella

Wine Tasting: Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Honorable mentions:
Pure Wine Café
The White Oak Tavern
Tino’s Italian Bistro

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