Winners: WTOP’s 2021 TOP 10 Contest

August 17, 2021

Courtesy Baked by Yael

The votes are in for the best restaurants in the D.C. area serving your sweet tooth, your salty cravings and whatever else whets your appetite. Readers and listeners voted for their favorites in WTOP’s TOP 10 contest. See if your local favorite made the list.

Best Bakery

Baked by Yael

3000 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C. Also located at farmer’s markets in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Runner-up: Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

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Best Barbecue

Willard’s Real Pit BBQ

Locations in Chantilly and Reston in Virginia

Runner-up: Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

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Best Brunch

Silver Diner

Locations in Maryland and Virginia

Runner-up: Makers Union

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Best Burger

BGR The Burger Joint

Locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Runner-up: Big Buns Damn Good Burger Co.

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Best Coffee

Simply Social Coffee 

Virginia locations in Fairfax and Vienna

Runner-up: Vigilante Coffee Company

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Best Crabs

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

458 Forest Beach Road, Annapolis, Maryland

Runner-up: Captain Pell’s

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Best International Cuisine

L’Auberge Chez Francois

32 Springvale Road, Great Falls, Virginia

Runner-up: Gringos and Mariachis

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Best Pizza

Potomac Pizza

Maryland locations in Chevy Chase, Middle River, College Park, Potomac and Rockville

Runner-up: Ledo Pizza

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Best Place To Get a Drink

Makers Union

1811 Library St., Reston, Virginia

Runner-up: High Side

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Best Vegetarian/Vegan

GreenFare Organic Cafe

408 Elden St., Herndon, Virginia

Runner-up: NuVegan Cafe

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