The East Gude Drive barbecue joint, formerly known as O’Brien’s, received 62 of 99 votes.
“The building might be old but the food is fantastic,” Patch reader Teresa Fawley wrote. “If anyone is a fan of corn beef, look no further.”
Another readers called Branded “a great member of the community,” saying the restaurant sometimes stays open past their advertised close to offer specials to organizations using Rockville Ice Arena.
Branded also hosts monthly meetings of the Rockville Science Café.
People tend to get “fired up” about barbecue and, while the poll has closed, the debate continues (as it should) in the comments. We recommend trying each of our “Best Of” candidates and letting your neighbors know what you think by posting a comment.
We switch things up a bit next week. The rules are the same, just a different name: Rockville Patch Reader’s Choice. Voting opens at 9 a.m. on Monday when we ask you for the best store in Rockville for children’s gifts.
Submit nominations for next week’s poll by posting a comment below or at our Rockville Patch page on Facebook.