Hot List 2022

Hotlist 2022

The Hottest Restaurants, Businesses and Professionals!

Whatever you’re looking for in and around Washington County, we have the scoop on where to find it. We asked the experts. You voted, HM readers, and we listened.


Have you got a craving? We’ve got you covered! Everything from succulent seafood and bodacious burgers to exotic international fare. No matter what you are craving, you can find it right here. If you’re looking for a sinfully sweet dessert, the perfect pepperoni pizza, a vegan meal, or the most amazing cocktail in town, we have you covered.

Asian Restaurant
House of Kobe
Hong Kong Chinese

Sanders Cookie Jar Bakery
Safron Bakery Café
Pura Vida Coffee

Mission BBQ
Still Smokin’ BBQ
Black Rock BBQ

Beer Selection
Cushwa Brewing Company
Antietam Brewery
Benny’s Pub

Pura Vida Coffee
J’s Diner
The Grille at Runways

Rik’s Cafe
Sweetsie’s Eats & Treats
Foster’s on the Point

Casual Restaurant
Rik’s Cafe
Schula’s Grill & Crab House
Pura Vida Coffee

Leiter’s Fine Catering
Pura Vida Coffee
Rik’s Cafe

Arik Mills, Rik’s Cafe
Jay Zuspan, 28 South
Tara Chuck, The Grille at Runways

Rika Rita, Rik’s Cafe
Perfect Old Fashioned, Meinelschmidt Distillery
Chocolate Martini, Rik’s Cafe

Coffee House
Pura Vida Coffee
Rooster Moon Coffee House
Cannon Coffee

Crab Cake
Schula’s Grill and Crab House
Zach Greenlee’s Trackside
Nick’s Airport Inn

Sweetsie’s Eats & Treats
Pura Vida Coffee House
Rik’s Cafe

Happy Hour
Rik’s Cafe
Prohibition Pub
Primanti Bros

Ice Cream/Frozen Treat
Sweetsie’s Eats & Treats
Misty Meadows
Sweet Frog

Café Italia Restaurant & Pizzeria
Olive Garden

Latin American
Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant
Fajita Grande
El Ranchero

Liquor Store
Long Meadow Wine and Liquors
Galaxy Liquors
JJ’s Liquors

Lunch To-Go Spot
Pura Vida Coffee
Rik’s Cafe
The Grille at Runways

New Restaurant
Bistro 11
Sushi Bomb
Mary’s Tex-Mex

Outdoor Seating
Pura Vida Coffee
Los Amigos
Prohibition Pub

Outstanding Service
Sweetsie’s Eats & Treats
Schula’s Grill and Crab House
Pura Vida Coffee

Overall Restaurant
Schula’s Grill and Crab House
Rik’s Cafe
The Grille at Runways

Anthony’s Pizza
Rad Pies
Rocky’s New York Pizza – S. Potomac St.

Sweetsie’s Eats & Treats
Pura Vida Coffee
Rik’s Cafe

Schula’s Grill and Crab House
Zach Greenlee’s Trackside
The Grille at Runways

Special Occasion/Romantic
Nick’s Airport Inn
Rik’s Cafe
Schula’s Grill and Crab House

Black Rock Bar & Grill
Nick’s Airport Inn
Rik’s Cafe

Sweetsie’s Eats & Treats
Hartle’s Subs
Jersey Mikes

Vegetarian Options
Pura Vida Coffee
Free Range Café
Hummus Mediterranean Grill

Wine Selection
Long Meadow Wine and Liquors
Rik’s Cafe
Stone House Urban Winery

The Yellow House
Stadium Tavern
Rik’s Cafe

Washington County Tradition
Krumpe’s Do-Nut Shop
Nick’s Airport Inn
Rik’s Cafe


After a long day working from home or at the office, you deserve treat yourself to a little bit of fun! There is a vast array of entertainment options to choose from here in Hagerstown. These Hot List winners offer some great ways for you and your family to unwind and reward yourself.

Attraction for Kids
Pediatric Movement Center
Discovery Station
SkyZone Trampoline Park

Family Fun Spot
Heavy Metal Playground
SkyZone Trampoline Park
Discovery Station

Festival/Special Event
Bonanza Extravaganza
Quad State Beer Fest
Krumpe’s Donut Drop

Golf Course
Black Rock Golf Course
Beaver Creek Country Club
Fountainhead Country Club

Hometown Sports Team
Boonsboro Warriors
Williamsport Wildcats
Hagerstown Suns

Local Band
Hot Fun
Miranda’s Rites

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Discovery Station
Roundhouse Train Museum

Places to Work Out
Planet Fitness
Elite Performance Institute
Soldier Fit

Radio Station
Word FM
106.9 The Eagle
WJEJ Radio

“I wish Hagerstown had…”
Trader Joe’s
Whole Food


Whether you need service for your car or your appliances, or you want to get a relaxing massage and a new hairstyle, you want to go with the very best. The winners of our Hot List readers’ poll are tops in their fields. From vintage antiques to modern electronics, these businesses deliver excellence.

Antique Store
Antique Crossroads
Beaver Creek Antiques
Weavers Treasures

Appliance Store
Spicher’s Appliances

Auto Dealer
Massey Hyundai
Younger Toyota
Hagerstown Honda

Auto Repair
Wholesale Tire Outlet
Spanky’s Used Cars
Keplinger’s Automotive Center

Barber Shop
Tailor Made Cuts
Slow Down Barber Shop & Lounge
Cape and Blade

Middletown Valley Bank
Orrstown Bank
PNC Bank

Bed & Breakfast
Elmwood Farm B & B
Inn Boonsboro
Beaver Creek Inn

2nd and Charles
Turn the Page

Child Care
Bright Beginnings
Beacon House
Kinder Haven

Computer Service & Support
Bridged Technology
My Tech
Innovative, Inc.

Day Spa
Bella Salon & Spa
Bodyworks Massage
Sagittarius Salon & Spa

Design & Marketing Agency
Highrock Studios
Kite & Anchor
Oates Design

Electronics Store
Best Buy
Spicher’s Appliances
Hunt Audio

TG Designs
Roostervane Gardens
Charles A. Gibney Florist

Formal Wear
Ingram’s Mens Shop
K & B
Mens Wearhouse

Garden Supply/Landscaping
TG Designs
Sunny Meadows Garden Center
Groundskeeper, Inc.

Grocery Store
Gordon’s Grocery

Hair Salon
Kalon Hair Studio
Gentry Beauty
Bella Salon & Spa

Heating/Air Conditioning
Hagerstown Heating & Cooling
Total Comfort Heating & Cooling
McIntire HVAC

Homebuilding Company
Kellgard Contracting
I Can Build It
Mt. Tabor Builders

Home Renovation Company
Kellgard Contracting
I Can Build It
Willoughby Construction &

Insurance Agency
Wright-Gardner Insurance
State Farm – Tom Bridenstein
State Farm – Scott Powell

Interior Design
Kipes Upholstery
La Rouge Vintage
Wish Kitchens

Jewelry Store
R. Bruce Carson Jewelers
The Jewelry Shop

Law Firm
Dolina Hobbs Law
The Poole Law Group
Strite & Schildt

Massage Therapy
Bodyworks Massage Center
Five Senses Therapeutic Massage
Bella Salon & Spa

Pet Grooming
Dippin’ & Klippin’ Dog Grooming
Central Dogma
Dog Gone Grooming

Photography Studio
Myerly & Lowe
Kat & Co.
Youngblood Studios

Real Estate Office
Mackintosh Realtors
CENTURY 21 Market Professionals
Coldwell Banker Innovations

Scotty’s Plumbing
Hagerstown Heating & Cooling
S & L Water Solutions

Secondhand Shop
Act II
Finders Keeoers

Senior Living Community
Fahrney Keedy
Homewood at Williamsport
Williamsport Retirement Community

Tattoo Shop
Olde Line Tattoo
Yours Truly Tattoo
Temple Art Tattoo

Towing/Roadside Service
Reliable Towing & Recovery
Antietam Towing
Blue & Gray Towing

Women’s Boutique
Josie’s on Main
Lena Darner


Do you need a new veterinarian? A realtor to help you most when selling your home? Who are you going to call? It’s easy! Choose a professional you can trust. You can choose with confidence when you have a personal recommendation from a friend. Your fellow HM readers gave their seal of approval to these outstanding individuals in the community. They are the tops in their fields!

Chester Hobbs, Dolina Hobbs Law
Thomas Dolina, Dolina Hobbs Law
Bruce Poole, Poole Law Group

Bank Teller
Pam Deck, Orrstown Bank
Mary Nolan, Fulton Bank
Carmen Fox, Ameriserv Bank

Dr. Bruce Burley, Hagerstown Smiles
Dr. Richard Prather, Dental Design Studio
Dr. David Brandenburg, Crestwood Dental

Family Doctor
Kate Smith, CRNP, Meritus
Matt Kearney, PA, Meritus
Dr. Vincent Cantone, Meritus

Financial Planner
Tyler Hornbecker, Edward Jones
John Hershey, The Hershey Group
Jacob Barr, Ark Financial

Insurance Agent
Scott Powell, State Farm
Emily Kelly, Farmers Insurance
Gaye McGovern, State Farm

Medical Specialist
Brenna Bacon Ranieli, Hagerstown Health
Dr. John Pugh, Elite Performance Institute
Tina Snyder, Pediatric Movement Center

Personal Trainer
Thomas Burge, Elite Performance Center
David Ruff, Ruff Fitness
Jonny Slick, Straight Shot Training

Real Estate Agent
Julie Fritsch, Mackintosh Realtors
Patti Perez, Mackintosh Realtors
Jason Hose, Mackintosh Realtors

Andrew Ernst, Clear Spring Elementary
Jamille Stanley, Bester Elementary
Susan Mott, Hancock Middle/High

Dr. John Heizer, Mid-Maryland Dairy Vet
Dr. Tara Cumley, Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown
Dr. Deanna Becker, North Paws Animal Hospital



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