Top 10 2021 Nomination

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our community. Nominate your favorite local restaurant in each of the 10 categories below and WTOP will award the Grand Prize Winner in each category $1,000!

Nominations are open July 18 through Friday, July 22, at 5 p.m. Scroll down to submit your nomination by using the form below!

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Come back to vote for your favorite once per category, per day beginning Aug. 2 through Aug. 13 at 5 p.m.

This year’s WTOP Top 10 Categories are:

Best BBQ 

Best Place to Get a Drink

Best Brunch

Best Burger

Best Seafood 

Best Bakery

Best Pizza 

Best Coffee Shop

Best Vegetarian/Vegan

Best International Cuisine

To be eligible for a nomination, each local restaurant nominated must:

Have a physical presence in Maryland, D.C. or Virginia

Have a majority of locations within the Maryland, D.C. or Virginia area

Be currently open for business at the time of nomination

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For full contest rules click here!

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