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Baugher's Restaurant in Westminster was named best diner in the 2019 Carroll's Best contest.
Baugher's Restaurant in Westminster was named best diner in the 2019 Carroll's Best contest. (KEN KOONS/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)

Results from the 2019 Carroll’s Best Readers Choice contest for best restaurants, food and dining experiences.

BEST DINING EXPERIENCE

Best Banquet Facility

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WINNER: Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Martin’s Caterers, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: The Inn at Roop’s Mill, Westminster

Best Caterer

WINNER: Outlaw BBQ Smokehouse, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Blue Bistro Restaurant & Catering, Westminster

Best Family Dining

WINNER: RockSalt Grille, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: Baugher’s Restaurant, Westminster

Best Happy Hour

WINNER: Oscar’s Ale House, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Rafael’s, Westminster

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HONORABLE MENTION: O’Lordans Irish Pub & Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: RockSalt Grille, Westminster

Best Night Spot

WINNER: Rafael’s, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Oscar’s Ale House, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: O’Lordan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Westminster

Best Patio/Deck Dining

WINNER: RockSalt Grille, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Rafael’s, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: E.W. Beck’s Restaurant & Pub, Sykesville

Best Romantic Dining

WINNER: Paradiso Ristorante, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering, Eldersburg & Westminster

Best Wait Staff/Customer Service

WINNER: Chick-fil-A, Eldersburg & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: RockSalt Grille, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

BEST RESTAURANTS/FOOD

Best Bagels

WINNER: Kismet Café, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Dunkin’ Donuts, Finksburg, Hampstead & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Snickerdoodles Bakery & Coffee House, Hampstead

Best Bakery

WINNER: JeannieBird Baking Company, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Snickerdoodles Bakery & Coffee House, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: Starry Night Bakery and Coffeehouse, Westminster

Best Breakfast

WINNER: JeannieBird Baking Company, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Baugher’s Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: The French Twist Café, Sykesville

Best Buffet

WINNER: Bullock’s Country Meats & Farm Market Family Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Johansson’s Dining House, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering, Eldersburg & Westminster

Best Burgers

WINNER: Oscar’s Ale House, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Rafael’s, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: O’Lordan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Westminster

Best Chinese Restaurant

WINNER: Forbidden City, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Asian Sakae, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: China Manor, Westminster

Best Coffee

WINNER: Dunkin’ Donuts, Finksburg, Hampstead & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Birdie’s Café, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: The French Twist Café, Sykesville

Coldest Beer

WINNER: Oscar’s Ale House, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Rafael’s, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Maggie’s, Westminster

Best Crab Cake

WINNER: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: RockSalt Grille, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Basta Pasta, Eldersburg

Best Deli

WINNER: Big Belly Deli, Sykesville

HONORABLE MENTION: Giulianova Groceria, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Blue Bistro Restaurant & Catering, Westminster

Best Dessert

WINNER: Snickerdoodles Bakery & Coffee House, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: JeannieBird Baking Company, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

Best Diner

WINNER: Baugher’s Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Plum Crazy Diner, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Bistro 91, Finskburg

Best Fast Food

WINNER: Chick-fil-A, Eldersburg & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Sonic Drive-In, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Taco Bell, Westminster, Eldersburg & Hampstead

Best Fried Chicken

WINNER: Royal Farms, Gamber & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Bullock’s Country Meats & Farm Market Family Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Westminster

Best Hot Wings

WINNER: E.W. Beck’s Restaurant & Pub, Sykesville

HONORABLE MENTION: G.L. Shacks, Sykesville

HONORABLE MENTION: Outlaw BBQ Smokehouse, Hampstead

Best Ice Cream

WINNER: Hoffman’s Home Made Ice Cream & Deli, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: J J Hoffman’s Creamery, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: Firehouse Creamery, Sykesville

Best Italian Restaurant

WINNER: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: Paradiso Ristorante, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering, Eldersburg & Westminster

Best Mexican Restaurant

WINNER: Papa Joe’s Mexican Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Cinco De Mayo Mexican Restaurant and Bar, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Los Aztecas, Sykesville

Best Milkshake

WINNER: Hoffman’s Home Made Ice Cream & Deli, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Chick-fil-A, Eldersburg & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: TwinKiss, Westminster

Best Pit BBQ

WINNER: Outlaw BBQ Smokehouse, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: Smoky’s Barbeque Restaurant, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Lone Star Barbeque, Westminster

Best Pizza

WINNER: Genova’s To Go, Hampstead, Manchester & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Ledo Pizza, Westminster, Eldersburg & Mt. Airy

HONORABLE MENTION: Mediterraneo, Westminster

Best Salad Bar

WINNER: Bullock’s Country Meats & Farm Market Family Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Ruby Tuesday, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Molli’s Café, Westminster

Best Seafood Restaurant

WINNER: RockSalt Grille, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering, Eldersburg

Best Steak Restaurant

WINNER: Bullock’s Country Meats & Farm Market Family Restaurant, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood, Hampstead

HONORABLE MENTION: LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering, Eldersburg & Westminster

Best Steamed Crabs

WINNER: Blue Point Crab House, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Captain Dan’s Crabhouse, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering, Eldersburg

Best Subs

WINNER: Genova’s To Go, Hampstead, Manchester & Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Firehouse Subs, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Roberto’s Pizza, Westminster

Best Sushi

WINNER: J & Y Sushi Restaurant, Eldersburg

HONORABLE MENTION: Asian Sakae, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Katana, Mt. Airy & Westminster

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Best Tea Room

WINNER: tCUP Café, Westminster

HONORABLE MENTION: Sweet Simplici-Tea, Sykesville

HONORABLE MENTION: Kate Pearl Tea Room, Westminster

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