Restaurants  /  October 1, 2017

City Paper's 2017 Best of Baltimore - Central Baltimore Winners

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City Paper's final Best of Baltimore was released in September 2017. Here's a list of all the Central Baltimore businesses who made the cut! Be sure to check them out for yourself the next time you're in the area.


Best Park – Greenmount Cemetery

1501 Greenmount Avenue

Best Business – Red Emma’s

30 W. North Avenue

Best URL and IRL Browsing – Normal’s Books & Records

425 E 31st Street

Best Selection – Bird in Hand

11 E. 33rd Street

Best Hippie Stuff – Flourish, A Lifestyle Boutique

2445 St. Paul Street

Best Versatile Salon – Fringe Baltimore

2801 Huntingdon Avenue

Best For Us, By Us – Oyin Handmade

2103 N Charles Street

Best Chef – Carlos Raba, Clavel

225 W. 23rd Street

Best Menu – Blacksauce Kitchen

401 W. 29th Street

Best Diner – The New Wyman Park Restaurant

38 W. 25th Street

Best Food Court – R.House

301 W. 29th Street

Best Nachos – The Crown

1910 N. Charles Street

Best Venue – The Crown

1901 N. Charles Street

Best Movie Theater – The Parkway

5 W. North Avenue

Best Theater Company – Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Best Tourism – “Promenade: Baltimore” by Single Carrot Theater

2600 N. Howard Street

Best New Restaurant – The BBQ

2602 Greenmount Avenue


Readers Poll Winners:

Best Festival – Artscape

Best Local Hardware Store – Waverly Ave Hardware

Best Grocery – Eddie’s

Best Ethnic Grocery – Punjab Groceries & Halal Meat

Best Place to Buy Produce – Waverly Farmer’s Market

Best Place to Get A Haircut – Fringe Baltimore & Old Bank Barbers

Best Fancy Restaurant – Parts & labor

Best Cheap Restaurant – The Dizz

Best Romantic Restaurant – Bottega

Best Restaurants for Vegetarians – One World Café

Best Bartender – Jerrod Bronson, Ottobar & Russel de Ocamp, The Windup Space

Best Dance Club – The Crown

Best Aboveground Venue – Ottobar & Metro Gallery

Best Film Festival Series – Maryland Film Festival & Charles Revival Series

Best Local Theater Company – Baltimore Rock Opera Society & Single Carrot Theater

Best Place to See Art – Baltimore Museum of Art

Best Movie Theater – Charles Theater

Best Comedy Club – Baltimore Improv Group

Best Bagel – Towson Hot Bagel

Best Pizza – Joe Squared

Best Taco – Clavel

Best Korean – Nam Kang

Best Latin – Clavel

Best Thai – Thai Restaurant

Best Outdoor Dining – Tapas Teatro

Best Late Night Dining – Papermoon Diner & Nam Kang

Best Bar Station North/Mt Vernon – The Windup Space

Best Bar Charles Village/Remington – Ottobar & WC Harlan

Best Upscale Bar – WC Harlan

Best Gay Bar – The Eagle

Best Karaoke Night – Ottobar & The Crown

Best Underground Venue – The Copycat

Best All-Ages Music Venue – Ottobar

Best Local Festival – Artscape

Best Multi-Use Arts Space – The Windup Space

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