Hot List 2023

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The 2023 Winners Are Reaching New Heights! 

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.


Hungry? Of course you are! Blast off with us into a galaxy of great taste. Discover breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert destinations that are out of this world and yet just around the corner. Wet your whistle with the best cocktails this side of the cosmos. Explore the final frontier of fine food with the juiciest steaks and freshest seafood on planet Earth. 


Asian Restaurant

House of Kobe

Nikkos Japanese Steak & Seafood 

Sakura Japanese Steakhouse



Safron Bakery Café 

Sanders Cookie Jar Bakery 

Pura Vida Coffee House



Mission BBQ 

Blackrock BBQ

Keep It Smokin’ BBQ


Beer Selection

Cushwa Brewing Company 

Antietam Brewery

Rik’s Café



J’s Diner

Pura Vida Coffee House 

Hagerstown Family Diner



Rik’s Café

Fosters on the Point 

Five Guys


Casual Restaurant

Rik’s Café

Fosters on the Point 

Pura Vida Coffee House



Leiter’s Fine Catering 

Blackrock BBQ 

Rhubarb House



Arik Mills, Rik’s Café

Tara Cluck, The Grille at Runways

Eric Frush, Schula’s Grill and Crab House



Rik’s Café

Fosters on the Point 

28 South


Coffee House

Cannon Coffee

Pura Vida Coffee House 

Rooster Moon Coffeehouse

Crab Cake

Schula’s Grill and Crab House 

Nick’s Airport Inn

Zach Greenlee’s Trackside



Rik’s Café

Safron Bakery Café 

Pura Vida Coffee House


Happy Hour

Rik’s Café

Schula’s Grill and Crab House 

Fosters on the Point


Ice Cream/Frozen Treat

Maugansville Creamery 


The Big Dipper




Olive Garden

Fratelli’s Italian & Seafood



Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant 


Fajita Grande


Liquor Store

Long Meadow Wine and Liquors 

Liquor Locker

Castle Liquors


New Restaurant

Bistro 11

District Provision & Supply Co. 

Coast Taco Bar


Outstanding Service

Bistro 11

Rik’s Café

Schula’s Grill and Crab House


Overall Restaurant

Bistro 11

Rik’s Café

Schula’s Grill & Crab House



Brothers Pizza 

Rad Pies 

King’s Pizza



Hartle’s Subs 

Jersey Mike’s 

Turtles Subs



Schula’s Grill and Crab House 

Zach Greenlee’s Trackside 

Chic’s Seafood


Special Occasion/Romantic

Schula’s Grill and Crab House 

Bistro 11

Nick’s Airport Inn



Texas Roadhouse

Schula’s Grill and Crab House

Longhorn Steakhouse


Vegetarian Options

Free Range Café

Hummus Mediterranean Grill 

Pura Vida Coffee House



Stone House Urban Winery 

Big Cork Vineyards

Red Heifer Winery



Stadium Tavern 

Rik’s Café

Fosters on the Point



The shining stars of entertainment light up the sky both day and night in Hagers-town! Maybe you enjoy live music, the theatre, outdoor activities, or watching the latest releases on the big screen. Whatever it is, we’ve got it. Want some-thing fun to do with the family, or plan-ning a romantic evening with that special someone? There is sure to be something here that will send you over the moon.


Festival/Special Event



Ruthann Monroe Summer Basketball League


Golf Course

Black Rock Golf Course 

Beaver Creek Country Club 

Fountainhead Country Club


High School Sports

Smithburg High School

South Hagerstown High School 

Clear Spring High School



Washington County Museum of Fine Arts 

Discovery Station

Boonsboro Museum of History


Radio Station

WAYZ 104.7 

WJEJ 104.3 

WBHB 101.5


Washington County Tradition

Alsatia Mummer’s Parade

Krumpe’s Do-Nut Drop

Ruthann Monroe Summer Basketball League


Family Entertainment

Warehouse Cinemas 

SkyZone Trampoline Park 

Tilt Studio



When the countdown is on to buy that new vehicle or you need some formal attire for your boy Elroy’s wedding, fear not. Finding the right business to meet your needs doesn’t have to send you into a black hole of indecision. There’s a constellation of winners right here in Washington county. 

Alternative Health

Structural Elements 

Pediatric Movement Center 

Powerhouse Studios


Animal Health Care

Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown 

Cumberland Valley Veterinary Clinic 

North Paws Animal Hospital


Antique Store

Weaver Treasures 

Beaver Creek Antiques 

Olde Time Treasures


Appliance Store

Spicher’s Appliances 


Appliance Dave


Auto Dealer

Younger Toyota 

Hagerstown Honda 

Sheehy Auto Group


Auto Repair

Keplinger’s Automotive Center 

Tires Plus

Repairs Unlimited



Middletown Valley Bank 

M&T Bank

Orrstown Bank


Barber Shop

Tailor Made Cuts

Slow Down Barbershop & Lounge 

Williamsport Barber Shop


Bed & Breakfast

Elmwood Farm B & B 

Beaver Creek Inn

Inn Boonsboro



2nd and Charles 




Child Care

Bright Beginnings Child Care 

My Favorite Place 

Kinder Haven


Computer Service & Support

Bridged Technology 

Clark Computer Services 

Innovative, Inc.


Day Spa

Sagittarius Salon & Spa 

Bella Salon & Spa 

Bodyworks Massage Center


Dental Practice

Allegany Dental

Robinwood Dental 


Hagerstown Smiles 

Dental Design Studio


Electrical Contractor

Ellsworth Electric

Funk Electrical Services 

Tri-State Controls


Electronics Store

Best Buy

Hunt Audio 

Spicher’s Appliances


Family Practice

Johns Hopkins Community Physicans 

Meritus Primary Care

Smithsburg Family Practice


Fitness Facility

OneLife Fitness 

Hagerstown YMCA 

Planet Fitness



Maryland Carpet Installations 

Burkholder’s Flooring America

Carpet Gallery



Roostervane Gardens 

Charles A Gibney Florist 



Formal Wear

Ingram’s Mens Shop 

Mens Wearhouse 

David’s Bridal


Garden Supply/Landscaping

Lovell’s Nursery 


Eby’s Lawn & Garden


Hair Salon

Bella Salon & Spa 

Sagittarius Salon & Spa 

Kalon Hair Studio


Heating/Air Conditioning

Hagerstown Heating & Cooling 

B&E Services

McIntire HVAC



Kellgard Contracting 

Oliver Homes 

Potomac Valley Building Restoration


Insurance Agency

State Farm

Cumberland Valley Insurance

Bowers Insurance Agency


Jewelry Store

R. Bruce Carson Jewelers 

Kay Jewelers

Reed Jewelers


Law Firm

Dolina Hobbs Law 

Robinson and Robinson 

Salvatore & Morton


Massage Therapy

Structural Elements 

Bodyworks Massage Center 

Sagittarius Salon & Spa


Pet Grooming/Wash

Central Dawgma 

Dog Gone Grooming 



Pet Sitting/Walking


Platinum Paws 

Four-legged Friends



Tri-State Plumbing & Heating 

Donnie & Sons Plumbing & Heating

Larry & Sons


Real Estate Office

Mackintosh Realtors

CENTURY 21 Market Professionals 



Second-Hand Shop

Act II

Horizon Goodwill 

Finders Keepers


Senior Living Community

Homewood At Williamsport 

Fahrney Keedy

Somerford House & Place


Shopping Center

Valley Mall

Longmeadow Shopping Center 

South End Shopping Center

Specialty Medical

Wellspan Parkway Physical Therapy 

Structural Elements

Animal Rehab and Pain Center


Specialty Retail

Howard’s Art/Frames 

Hearty Pet

Hafer’s Gunsmithing


Tattoo Shop

Olde Line Tattoo 

Yours Truly Tattoo 

Temple Art Tattoo


Towing/Roadside Service

Blue Gray Towing 

Eichelberger’s Towing & Recovery 



Women’s Boutique

Urban Violet Boutique 


Zelda’s Boutique



Even in the space-age, where modern conveniences abound, we have real-world problems once in a while. So, you’ve got a leaky pipe, your car won’t start, or your fridge is on the fritz. What to do? Finding the most trusted professional service people is easy when you know where to look. Before you know it, your problems are fixed, and you are back on cloud nine!

Bank Teller

Kathy Swope, Orrstown Bank 

Cassidy Boldyga, Orrstown Bank

Pam Cunningham, Fulton Bank


Financial Planner

Steve Bass, Fulton Financial 

Jacob Barr, Ark Financial

Tyler Hornbecker, Edward Jones


Insurance Agent

Gaye McGovern, State Farm 

Andrew Clemmer, Erie Insurance

Scott Powell, State Farm


Personal Trainer

Jenna Mastrouni, Jenna M Fitness

Tina Fraley, Powerhouse Studios 

Eb Williams, Eb Williams Player Development


Julie Zeger, Julie Zeger Photography 

Myerly and Lowe, Myerly & Lowe Photography 

Mark Youngblood, Youngblood Studios

Real Estate Agent

Patti Perez, RE/MAX Achievers

Crystal Pheulpin, CENTURY 21 Market Professionals


Julie Fritsch, Mackintosh Realtors

Cynthia Sullivan, Sullivan Select 



Dr. Tara Cumley, Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown 

Dr. Deanna Becker, North Paws Animal Hospital

Dr. Marie Sausen, Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown

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