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Readers' Choice: Vote for Best Special Occasion Restaurant

Patch readers nominated the best special occasion restaurants in Anne Arundel County so vote to determine which one is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.

Where can you find the best restaurant for a special occasion in Anne Arundel County? Cast your vote to let us know.

Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate.

Nominations were accepted through July 9 and include:

  • Back Porch Cafe (part of ) in Annapolis
  • in Pasadena
  • in Glen Burnie
  • in Annapolis
  • in Severna Park
  • in Severna Park
  • in Annapolis
  • in Annapolis
  • in Crofton
  • Hella's in Millersville
  • in Odenton
  • in Annapolis
  • in Glen Burnie
  • in Annapolis
  • in Glen Burnie
  • in Gambrills
  • in Annapolis
  • in Glen Burnie
  • Two Rivers in Pasadena

Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.

Sign up for the newsletter of your local Patch to get community information and updates on the Readers' Choice contest.

The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Michael R. Zomber June 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Osteria 177 on Main Street in Annapolis is far and away the finest dining experience to he had in Anne Arundel County.
Donna Barron June 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Two rivers
Ann June 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Cafe Mezzanotte in Severna Park The atmosphere is elegant, the service is excellent, the owners are charming and the food is wonderful. I had one of my best birthday meals there. I plan to go back every year, along with many other times during the year! I recommend the fried calamari to start.
Lisa Whiting Tessicini June 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Hunan L'Rose in Odenton ~ The food is always perfect! The service is outstanding and the Owners visit every table every time to make sure that your experience is the best. We have gone there for just about every special occasion for years and Catarina the owner, has always offered to take our photo after the meal. We have years worth of family photos at Hunan L Rose. It's fun to see the progression over the years! I highly recommend the Hunan L Rose to everyone I meet!
Janice Rosa Andrysiak June 18, 2012 at 01:11 PM
My special occasion restaurant is The Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie, for it's great food, huge menu selections, service and atmosphere. Reminds me of Haussner's in Baltimore that closed several years ago. Definitely a Special Occasion place.
Elaine Gore June 18, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Pappas Seafood on Ritchie Hwy in Glen Burnie. Best in seafood and especially the crab cakes...
Greg June 18, 2012 at 01:34 PM
For my combonation Birthday / Fathersday weekend I had it all. Two rivers with the parents, Red Robin with my wife, then for fathersday the wife and youngest took me to Mission BBQ. I would consider all three.
Daryl Hodge June 18, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Chart House, Annapolis.
kathy lapinski June 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Carroll's Creek, Annapolis!
Nicole Ramsey June 18, 2012 at 08:41 PM
The Saucy Salamander in Riva!
Lea Hurt June 19, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Roundz Gourmet Market in Gambrills for their monthly Roundz After Dark dinners!
Michele Forney June 19, 2012 at 09:47 AM
It's gotta be Hella's in Millersville.
Joe Narcavage June 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Our favorite for special occasions is Christopher's in Crofton. Can't beat it! Joe & Carole Narcavage Crofton
Joe Narcavage June 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Best restaurant for special occasions is Christopher's in Crofton
Marion Keane June 19, 2012 at 01:31 PM
My favorite is Broadneck Grill here in Arnold. I also love the wine/dinners which they have once a month. You have to make reservations month ahead. Marion Keane
P Jones June 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
You will not find a better crab imperial, and anything with the imperial topping, than at the Sunset restaurant in Glen Burnie. The prime rib and cream of crab soup are also standouts. The service is top notch.
Sandie Burns Diaz June 21, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Chart House!
Dale Jordan June 21, 2012 at 08:49 PM
The Sunset in Glen Burnie
Nic Kipke June 23, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Bella Napoli
Amy June 24, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Amy Back Porch cafe
Scott Bowling June 25, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Lewnes' Steak House ... Local family owned business. Great food and always a wonderful dining experience.
Jennifer Patrizio July 05, 2012 at 10:35 PM
We always go to the Chart House in Annapolis for our anniversary. It's where my husband proposed to me. The menu has changed over the past 18 years, but the food is still awesome, the view is exceptional, and the chocolate souffle is a MUST.
Sylvia Mentecki July 08, 2012 at 04:22 PM
lately our special occasion place it Batemans.....birthdays, anniversaries, life celebrations, good grades.....yeah Batemans
SP Neighbor July 11, 2012 at 06:04 PM
CAFE BRETON IN SEVERNA PARK - IT IS LIKE BEING IN FRANCE! Superb cuisine and they also have early bird and small plate specials. No comparison!

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