Best of Potomac 2021

Inaugural Reader's Choice Awards

October is a month of celebration, as it is the month of food and wine.  While we want to highlight food and wine, we also want to congratulate all Potomac businesses.  We want to honor you with our own “Best Of” issue.  This is the inaugural Reader’s Choice Best of Potomac issue.  We would like to thank all of our readers for participating in the Best of Potomac Reader’s Choice poll.  Potomac is the gem of Maryland.   Potomac area businesses have been working hard to service the citizens of Potomac.  It is time to show our appreciation.  The businesses featured here were all selected by our readers.  While many businesses were nominated, we are highlighting those with the most votes.  We are so excited to announce the winners of our inaugural Best of Potomac Reader’s Choice Awards.  Please help us congratulate...

Best Gourmet Caterer & Crabcakes - The Market at River Falls 10124 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 marketriverfalls.com (301) 765-8001

Jim McWhorter and Yasmin Abadian, the couple behind the Market at River Falls not only sell gourmet seafood they also offer locally sourced products without chemicals, GMO’s or antibiotics 95% of all prepared foods are made on premise and they make it a point to support the local food producers.

Lone Oak Brewery- Best Brewery: 5000 Olney Laytonsville Rd. Olney, MD 20832 Loneoakbrewingco.com 240-261-4967

Lone Oak is not just a brewery at a farm.  Rather, it’s a farm with a brewery.  It’s 28.66 acres of bucolic fields and streams, a pond and wide open spaces.  It’s wildflowers and wildlife.  It’s crops – barley and hops – and berries and hay.  It’s bees raised to produce honey. After the brew, if hunger strikes, indulge in their appetizers, that Lone Oak calls “bites”.

Gregorio's Trattoria- Best Family Restaurant Cabin John Village, 7745 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854  gregoriostrattoria.com  (301) 296-6168

Gregorio's is an authentic family owned Italian restaurant with a menu boasting delicious Italian fare made with fresh ingredients.  As mentioned in our featured article, Gregorios is dedicated to supporting the local community.  Owner Greg Kahn’s “Food 4 Cause” Fun-raising program is currently open to non-profit organizations.  The application is available on their website. 

Hunter's Bar and Grill-Best Place for Burgers 10123 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 huntersbarandgrill.com (301) 299-9300

Two brothers Fred and Murray Berman have more than 60 years of restaurant experience combined. The Hunter’s Inn changed its name to The Hunter’s Bar and Grill in 2014 becoming the “Cheers of Potomac”. The culinary duo focuses their menu on fresh fish and quality meats as well as large entree salads, pasta, ribs, burgers and good old American comfort food.

Best Dermatologist - Aesthetic & Dermatology Center 9601 Blackwell Rd, Suite 260 Rockville, MD 20850 aestheticdermatologymd.com  (301) 610-0663

ADC, located in Rockville, was founded in 1998 by board-certified Dermatologist Lawrence Green, MD, FAAD. ADC is a comprehensive dermatology practice, offering patients exceptional medical, surgical, and aesthetic skin care. The ADC team also includes dermatologic laser surgeon Sunny Walia, M.D., FAAD, and a clinical esthetician. ADC’s on-site clinical trials center offers clients cutting edge therapies years before anyone else can receive them.

Best Physical Therapy - Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy

7811 Montrose Rd Suite 340, Potomac, MD 20854 (301) 232-3556 mostsportsmedicine.com

At Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy, patients will find a highly educated and empowering staff who consistently exceed expectations. The Drs.-Nayfeh, Gilbert, Zahir, Murphy & Lilling utilize a variety of hands-on therapies, functional exercises and advanced technology to facilitate faster resolution of symptoms. 

Best Pediatric Dentist - Ben Liu, DDS SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry    

10220 River Rd #305, Potomac, MD 20854 superkidsdentistry.com (301) 299-4400

SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry was founded with only one goal in mind: to create a stress-free and fun dental experience for both parents and their children. Dr. Ben Liu and his team strive to ensure that with a gentle touch, a warm smile, and a positive patient demeanor, children actually ENJOY trips to the dentist. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a modern, bright environment, SuperKids Dentistry meets all of your children's dental needs.

Best Cosmetic Dentist - Smiles of Chevy Chase - Despina M. Markogiannakis, DDS 

5454 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase MD 20815 #835  smilesofchevychase.com  (301) 652-0656

Dr. Markogiannakis is known for her advanced training in general implant and cosmetic dentistry. Being at the leading edge of digital dentistry allows her to complete smile makeovers and full mouth reconstructions seamlessly while guiding you through the process towards an optimal result. As each patient’s treatment is uniquely tailored to their needs, you always feel at ease. She has incorporated the highest level of safety precautions with aerosol evacuator units chair side during this pandemic.  Dr. Markogiannakis and her team @SmilesofChevyChase look forward to welcoming you into their dental family! 

Best Alternative Medicine - Regenerative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - rosm.org (443) 222-0714 

Known for naturally optimizing performance & enhancing healingwalking patients down a new path to holistic and innovative healing. As leaders in the industry- Drs.Yokel & Ferrell they take an unconventional approach to recovery. ROSM is leading a paradigm shift in orthopedics and sports treatments  Services include: Platelet-rich plasma, Prolotherapy, Stellate ganglion block, Autologous Microfragmented Adipose, Bone marrow aspirate concentrate,  Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment, Musculoskeletal ultrasound, Percutaneous neuroplasty, and more.

Best Fine Dining - Old Angler's Inn - oldanglersinn.com (301) 365-2425

Best Wine Selection - Total Wine totalwine.com (703) 433-0522

Best Restaurant with Live Entertainment – Lahinch Tavern - lahinchtavernandgrill.com - (240) 499-8922

Best Greek Caterer & Aegean Experience- Mykonos Grill mykonosgrill.com(301) 770-5999

Best New Sports Bar - Quincy’s Potomac Bar & Grille -  quincyspotomac.com - (240) 500-3010

Best Winery - Rocklands Farm Winery  rocklandsfarmmd.com (301) 825-8075. 

Best Seafood Market - O'Donnell's - odonnellsmarket.com/ - (301) 251-6355

Best Tacos - Gringos & Mariachis - gringosandmariachis.com (301) 339-8855

Best Ice Cream - Sprinkles - sprinklespotomac.com (301) 299-8415

Best Breakfast/Brunch - MOCO Founding Farmers 12505 Park Potomac Avenue Potomac, MD 20854 wearefoundingfarmers.com/location/moco (301) 340-8783

Best Family Attorney - David Bulitt 111 Rockville Pike, #975, Rockville MD 20850 davidbulitt.com (240) 399-7888

Attorney & author David Bulitt is a family law expert and Principle with Joseph Greenwald & Laake Law Firm. He has extensive experience working with families who have children with special needs. Bulitt specializes in family law, divorce mediation, and collaborative divorce. He has also written various books: "Card Game," "Because I Had To," & most recently an award winning book, The 5 Core Conversations for Couples; co-written with his wife of 35 years. thebulitts.com/book

Best Custom Jeweler - Goldsmiths Dealers in Dreams

7700 Wisconsin Ave suite N, Bethesda, MD 20814 goldsmithsdealersindreams.com (301) 907-8114

Dealers in Dreams is the name of the jewelry store as well as the corporate motto. All the work of the team centers around making its patrons' jewelry dreams come true. Dealers in Dreams' expertise lies in creating the highest quality and most creative custom jewelry possible.

Best Vintage Shop - Potomac French Market - potomacfrenchmarket.com - (301) 807-9945 

Best Full Service Hair & Nail Salon - Salon Nader - salonnader.com/ (301) 897-8700

Best Martial Arts Facility - East West Tae Kwon Do eastwesttkd.com (301) 869-7072

Best Health Care Provider - Dr. Pallavi Gowda, Premier Health LLC premierhealthdoc.com (301) 309-0940

Best Summer Program - The Geneva Day School- genevadayschool.org 301-340-7704

Best Pre-School - A to Z Funcare atozfuncare.com 301-943-7775

Best Staycation- Salamander Resort & Spa - Salamanderresort.com (540) 326-4000

Favorite Realtor- Lisa Stransky Brown, Washington Fine Properties, LLC - wfp.com (202) 368-6060

Best Wellness Center - Beautyhood

10008 Falls Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 beautyhoods.com (301) 299-1013

Beautyhood integrates physical, intellectual/mental, emotional and spiritual health in their offerings, allowing clients the opportunity to create their own customizable program tailored to personal goals. By providing an individualized and structured wellness approach to the body, mind, heart and spirit, Beautyhood enable clients to take charge of their health in an innovative, comprehensive and integrated way.

Best New Restaurant & Sports Bar - Quincy’s

1093 Seven Locks Road Potomac, MD 20854 https://www.quincyspotomac.com/ (240) 500-3010

American fare restaurant, Quincy’s, opened a location on January 18, 2021.  In addition to offering mouth watering burgers, Quincy’s guests will find an open storefront and 33 flat-screen televisions inside around the bar and 3 flat-screen Televisions outside. There are 20 beers on tap and outlets with USB ports around the bar and at every booth.  Quincy's any seat is a good seat!

Best Early Learning School - Georgetown Hill Early School 9905 Counselman Rd., Potomac, MD 20854
 georgetownhill.com 301-284-8144

For more than 40 years, Georgetown Hill Early School has provided Maryland families with its research-based, high-quality childcare programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. With 12 locations and growing, GHES is proud to serve the Potomac community at its Potomac Village, Bells Mill, and Montgomery Square campuses.

Best Financial Advisor - Collins Investment Group, LLC - collinsinvestmentgroup.com - 6901 Rockledge Dr #730, Bethesda, MD 20817 (301) 915-9630

The Collins Investment Group seeks to build life-long investment relationships on a foundation of trust and client satisfaction.  Their primary responsibility is to help their clients achieve and maintain financial success.  While client success is crucial, Collins Investment Group is also proud to work with charitable and non-profit organizations for good causes for our community.

Best Hair Salon - Potomac Hair - www.potomachairdesign.com (301) 299-9575

Potomac Hair has proudly served the community’s hair needs for over 25 years, specializing in the latest trends in hair and nail care and offer a wide-range of professional services, including hair cuts, hair coloring, hair styling, perms, hair extensions, hair straightening, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Gift certificates are also available.

Best Pet Daycare - Pet & Home Care petandhomecare.com  (301) PET-CARE

Best Entertainment Company- Talk of the Town tottevents.com (301) 738-9500

Best Marketing Agency - Exponential Media myexpomedia.com (443) 228-3209

Best Corporate Attorney - Shulman Rogers shulmanrogers.com (301) 230-5200

Best Mediation & Arbitration Firm- McMillan Metro PC - mcmillanmetro.com

Best Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery of Washington plasticsurgerynow.com (301) 881-7770

Favorite Realtor- Paul Biciocchi Forum Properties -  ForumPropertiesInc.com (301) 299-1199

Best Wealth Manager - Brian Salcetti - sandboxfp.com/team/sandbox-team (301) 214-4190

Best Women's Clothing Boutique - Ibhana Creations ibhanaboutique.com (301) 424-0906

Favorite Realtor Traudel Lange - dcareahouses.com 240-463-6918

Traudel Lange has ranked consistently among the Top 1% Real Estate Agents nationwide, an achievement she owes to her focus, energy, and dedication.  Traudel prides herself on expertly navigating the nuances of the real estate market in order to provide you with the most seamless, pleasant home buying or selling experience possible.

Favorite Commercial Real Estate Agent & Tax Appeals Rory S. Coakley - coakleyrealty.com/ 20 Courthouse Sq #107, Rockville, MD 20850 301-340-8700

In 1989 Rory, with his wife Nancy, created Rory Coakley Realty, Inc. Coakley Realty, serves as a full-service real estate firm, specializing in appraisal work, tax appeals, and commercial sales and leasing. Rory Coakley, president of Coakley Realty, Inc. continues to preserve his family legacy through his personal and professional commitment to his community.

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