Best Of The Bay 2017 Survey

Fish On!

Best Tackle Shop (Maryland)
1. Tylers (Chesapeake Beach)
2. Anglers Sport Center (Annapolis) 
3. Herb’s Tackle Shop (North East) 
3. Hook Line ‘n’ Sinker (Rock Hall) 
4. All Tackle (Annapolis) 

Best Tackle Shop (Virginia)
1. J&W Seafood(Deltaville) 
2. Bishop Fishing Supply (Yorktown)
3. Green Top Hunting & Fishing (Ashland) 
3. Oceans East Bait & Tackle (Virginia Beach) 

Best Fishing Charter
1. Fish Fear Us (Rock Hall)
2. Daddy’s Girl (Rock Hall)
3. Midnight Sun (Reedville) 
4. Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters (Rock Hall)

Best Fishing Tournament  
1. Rock Hall Rockfish Tournament (Rock Hall, Md.)
2. White Marlin Open (Ocean City, Md.)
3. MSSA Spring Rockfish Tournament (Maryland)
4. Fish For a Cure (Annapolis)
4. Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament (Virginia Beach)

Let the Good Times Roll

Best Waterfront Event (Maryland)
1. Pirates & Wenches Fantasy Weekend (Rock Hall)
2. United States Sailboat Show (Annapolis)
3. Rock Hall 4th of July & Waterman’s Day (Rock Hall)
4. Waterfowl Festival (Easton)

Best Waterfront Event (Virginia)
1. Norfolk Harborfest
2. Urbanna Oyster Festival
3. Deltaville Seafood Festival
4. Blackbeard Festival (Hampton)
4. Smithfield Olden Days

Best Maritime Museum
1. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (St. Michaels, Md.) 
2. Deltaville Maritime Museum (Deltaville, Va.) 
3. Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons, Md.) 
4. Mariners’ Museum (Newport News, Va.) 
5. Havre de Grace Maritime Museum (Havre de Grace, Md.)
6. United States Naval Academy Museum (Annapolis) 

Best Dockside Bar (Maryland)
1. Harbor Shack (Rock Hall) 
2. Chesapeake Inn Tiki Bar (Chesapeake City)
3. Skipper’s Pier (Deale)
4. Passages Waterfront Bar (Rock Hall)
5. Jellyfish Joel’s (Fairlee Creek)
5. Lee’s Landing Dock Bar (Port Deposit)

Best Dockside Bar (Virginia)
1. KC’s Crabs & Cues (Kilmarnock)
1. Merroir (Topping)
2. IBX at Smithfield Station (Smithfield)
3. Cocomo’s (Deltaville) 
3. Crazy Crab (Reedville)
4. The Shanty (Cape Charles)

Best Ice Cream Parlor
1. Get the Scoop (Rock Hall)
2. Durding’s Store (Rock Hall)
3. Bomboy’s (Havre de Grace)
4. Chitterchats Ice Cream Parlor (Reedville) 
5. Justine’s Ice Cream Parlour (St. Michaels) 
6. Brown Dog Ice Cream (Cape Charles) 
7. Scottish Highland Creamery (Oxford) 

Best Regatta
1. Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup (Cape Charles, Va.)
2. Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge (Solomons, Md.) 
2. Southern Bay Leukemia Cup (Deltaville, Va.)
3. Southern Bay Race Week (Hampton, Va.) 
3. Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta (Irvington, Va.)
6. Governor’s Cup (St. Mary’s City, Md.)

On the Hard

Best Engine Shop (Maryland)
1. Haven Harbour Marina (Rock Hall) 
2. Zimmerman Marine (Tracey’s Landing) 
3. Tolchester Marina (Rock Hall) 
4. Zahniser’s (Solomons) 
5. Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace) 
6. Bay Shore Marine (Annapolis) 

Best Engine Shop (Virginia)
1. Zimmerman Marine (Deltaville/Mathews)
2. Deltaville Yachting Center (Deltaville) 
3. Norton Yachts (Deltaville)
4. Coastal Marine (Deltaville)
4. Mobjack Bay Marina (North)

Best Marine Electronics Shop (Maryland)
1. Haven Harbour Marina (Rock Hall) 
2. Marine Technical Services (Tracey’s Landing) 
3. Zahniser’s Yachting Center (Solomons) 
4. Hyland Marine (Rock Hall)  
5. Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace) 

Best Marine Electronics Shop (Virginia)
1. Zimmerman Marine ((Deltaville/Mathews)
2. Deltaville Yachting Center (Deltaville) 
2. Norton Yachts (Deltaville) 
3. Marine Electronics (Hartfield) 

Best Canvas Shop (Maryland)
1. Canvas Connection (Tracey’s Landing) 
2. Meade Breese (Rock Hall) 
3. Rock Hall Canvas (Rock Hall) 
4. Quantum Sails (Solomons)
5. Haven Harbour Marina (Rock Hall)

Best Canvas Shop (Virginia)
1. Ullman Sails Virginia (Deltaville) 
2. Phase 2 Marine Canvas (Wake)
3. Signature Canvas (Hampton) 
4. Ship’s Tailor (Deltaville) 
5. Hayes Custom Sails (Hayes)

For our Four-Legged Friends 

Best Dog Friendly Marina
1. Stingray Point Marina (Deltaville, Va.) 
2. Osprey Point (Rock Hall, Md.) 
3. Chesapeake Inn (Chesapeake City, Md.) 
3. Haven Harbour Marina (Rock Hall, Md.)
4. Herrington Harbour South (Friendship, Md.)
5. Herrington Harbour North (Tracey’s Landing, Md.)
6. Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace, Md.)
7. Zahniser’s Yachting Center (Solomons, Md.) 
8. Horn Harbor Marina (Mathews, Va.)

Best Dog-Friendly Town
1. Rock Hall, Md.
2. Chesapeake City, Md.
3. Annapolis, Md.
4. St. Michaels, Md.
5. Deltaville, Va.
6. Havre de Grace, Md.
6. Mathews, Va.
7. Chestertown, Md.
7. Solomons, Md.
 

 

Ports aPlenty

Best Town for Foodies (Maryland)
1. Annapolis
2. St. Michaels
3. Rock Hall
4. Baltimore
5. Havre de Grace 

Best Town for Foodies (Virginia)
1. Norfolk  
2. Hampton
3. Onancock
4. Cape Charles
5. Deltaville
5. Urbanna 

Best Town for Families (Maryland)
1. Annapolis
2. Rock Hall
3. St. Michaels
4. Baltimore
5. Solomons

Best Town for Families (Virginia)
1. Deltaville
2. Cape Charles
3. Hampton
4. Norfolk
5. Yorktown 

Best Town for Small Town Feel (Maryland)
1. Rock Hall
2. St. Michaels
3. Oxford
4. Havre de Grace
5. Chesapeake City 

Best Town for Small Town Feel (Virginia)
1. Deltaville
2. Onancock
3. Mathews
4. Cape Charles
5. Reedville
5. Urbanna

Rockin’ the Dock

Best Resort Marina (Maryland)
1. Herrington Harbour South (Friendship) 
2. Haven Harbour (Rock Hall) 
3. Osprey Point Marina (Rock Hall) 
4. Herrington Harbour North (Tracey’s Landing) 
5. Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace) 
5. Chesapeake Inn (Chesapeake City) 

Best Resort Marina (Virginia)
1. Stingray Point Marina (Deltaville) 
2. Tides Inn (Irvington)  
3. The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek (Cape Charles)
4. Salt Ponds Marina (Hampton) 
5. Smithfield Station (Smithfield)
5. Deltaville Yachting Center (Deltaville) 
5. Horn Harbor Marina (Port Haywood) 

Best Boatyard (Maryland) 
1. Herrington Harbour North (Tracey’s Landing) 
2. Haven Harbour (Rock Hall) 
3. Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace) 
4. Gratitude Marina (Rock Hall) 
5. Zahniser’s Yachting Center (Solomons) 

Best Boatyard (Virginia)
1. Zimmerman Marine (Deltaville/Mathews) 
2. Deltaville Yachting Center (Deltaville) 
3. Stingray Point Boat Works (Deltaville) 
4. Deltaville Boatyard (Deltaville) 
4. Norton Yachts (Deltaville) 
5. Mobjack Bay Marina (North) 
5. Cobb’s Marina (Norfolk) 

Best Eco-Friendly Marina (Maryland)
1. Haven Harbour (Rock Hall) 
2. Herrington Harbour South (Friendship) 
3. Herrington Harbour North (Tracey’s Landing) 
4. Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace) 
5. Osprey Point Marina (Rock Hall) 
6. Zahniser’s Yachting Center (Solomons)
 
Best Eco-Friendly Marina (Virginia)
1. Stingray Point Marina (Deltaville) 
2. Deltaville Yachting Center (Deltaville) 
3. Norton Yachts (Deltaville) 
3. Mobjack Bay Marina (North) 
4. Horn Harbor Marina (Mathews) 

Best Dockmaster (Maryland)
1. Greta Sommers, Haven Harbour Marina (Rock Hall) 
2. Matt Pruett, Herrington Harbour South (Friendship) 
3. Justin Perry, Osprey Point Marina (Rock Hall) 
4. Andy Upp, Chesapeake Inn (Chesapeake City) 
5. Jeff Andrews, Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace) 
6. Terry Walters, Zahniser’s Yachting Center (Solomons) 

Best Dockmaster (Virginia)
1. Lisa Morrow, Stingray Point Marina (Deltaville) 
2. George Jackson, Chesapeake Boat Basin (Kilmarnock)
3. Norm Turner, Horn Harbor Marina (Port Haywood)
4. Milton Parks, Parks Marina (Tangier) 

Best Fuel Dock (Maryland)
1. Herrington Harbour South (Friendship) 
2. Haven Harbour (Rock Hall) 
3. Gratitude (Rock Hall) 
4. Tidewater Marina (Havre de Grace) 
5. Mears Great Oak Landing (Chestertown) 

Best Fuel Dock (Virginia)
1. Norview Marina (Deltaville) 
2. Salt Ponds Marina (Hampton)
3. Bluewater Yachting Center (Hampton)
4. Deltaville Yachting Center (Deltaville)
4. Horn Harbor Marina (Mathews) 
4. Norton Yachts (Deltaville) 
5. Fishing Bay Marina (Deltaville) 
5. Top Rack Marina (Chesapeake) 
5. Tidewater Yacht Marina (Portsmouth)

Eat ’em Up

Best Restaurant for Crabcakes (Maryland)
1. The Kitchen at the Imperial (Chestertown) 
2. Chesapeake Inn (Chesapeake City) 
3. Harbor Shack (Rock Hall) 
4. Kentmorr Restaurant (Stevensville)
5. Cantler’s Riverside Inn (Annapolis)
5. Boatyard Bar & Grill (Annapolis) 

Best Restaurant for Crabcakes (Virginia)
1. White Dog Bistro (Mathews) 
2. Merroir (Topping) 
3. Smithfield Station (Smithfield) 
4. Surf Rider (Poquoson) 
5. Crazy Crab (Reedville) 
5. Cutty Sark (Norfolk) 

Best Restaurant for Steamed Crabs (Maryland)
1. The Tap Room (Chesapeake City) 
2. Cantler’s Riverside Inn (Annapolis)
3. Waterman’s Crab House (Rock Hall) 
4. Kentmorr Restaurant (Stevensville) 
5. Crab Claw (St. Michaels) 
6. Harris Crab House (Kent Narrows) 

Best Restaurant for Steamed Crabs (Virginia)
1. Crazy Crab (Reedville) 
2. KC’s Crabs & Cues (Kilmarnock) 
2. The Shanty (Cape Charles) 

Best Restaurant for Oysters (Maryland)
1. Chesapeake Inn (Chesapeake City) 
2. Bay Wolf (Rock Hall) 
3. Dockside Restaurant & Sports Bar (Tracey’s Landing) 
4. Harris Crab House (Kent Narrows) 
5. Boatyard Bar & Grill (Annapolis) 
5. Schaefer’s Canal House (Chesapeake City)

Best Restaurant for Oysters (Virginia)
1. Merroir (Topping) 
2. Smithfield Station (Smithfield) 
3. Crazy Crab (Reedville) 
3. The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek (Cape Charles) 

Best Restaurant for the Whole Family (Maryland)
1. Harbor Shack (Rock Hall) 
2. Chesapeake Inn (Chesapeake City) 
3. Waterman’s Crab House (Rock Hall) 
4. Kentmorr Restaurant (Stevensville) 
5. Boatyard Bar & Grill (Annapolis) 

Best Restaurant for the Whole Family (Virginia)
1. Smithfield Station (Smithfield) 
2. Something Different (Urbanna) 
3. Crazy Crab(Reedville) 
3. Cocomo’s (Deltaville) 

Best Restaurant for a Gourmet Meal (Maryland)
1. Osprey Point (Rock Hall) 
2. The Kitchen at the Imperial (Chestertown) 
3. Chesapeake Inn (Chesapeake City) 
4. Laurrapin Grille (Havre de Grace) 
5. Dry Dock (Solomons) 

Best Restaurant for a Gourmet Meal (Virginia)
1. White Dog Bistro (Mathews)  
2. Tides Inn (Irvington) 
3. Merroir (Topping) 
4. The Table at Wilton (Deltaville) 
5. Smithfield Station (Smithfield) 


Mike Ogar