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Best of Milwaukee Finalist Announcement

Best of Food 2008 Nominees

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Where can you find the best French restaurant, most romantic, and best Brat all the same category? Look no further than the Best of Milwaukee's Best of Food.  You've been letting us know the best places in Milwaukee for food for 18 years and here are the results of the Original All-Reader Voted Best of Milwaukee.

 

Voting has ended in the 18th Annual Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee and reader votes have been tallied. Where there are exact numerical ties we have listed those businesses.

Best of Milwaukee Food Category Finalists (in no particular order) Are:











Food

African

  • Timbuck3
  • Ethiopian Cottage
  • Lula's in Riverwest

Appetizers

  • Palomino
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Hooligan's

Bagels

  • Brueggers
  • Einstein's
  • Panera Bread

Bakery

  • Simma's
  • Sciortino's
  • Alterra

Bratwurst

  • Klements
  • Johnsonville
  • Usinger's

Buffet

  • Whole Foods
  • Maharaja
  • Old Country Buffet

Burger

  • Bella's Fat Cat
  • Sobelman's
  • Kopp's

Burrito

  • Beans and Barley
  • Qdoba
  • Chipotle

Cajun/Creole

  • Crawdaddy's
  • Maxie's
  • Bayou

Caribbean

  • Cubanitas
  • Good Life
  • Edgar's Calypso

Cheap Eats

  • George Webb
  • Pizza Shuttle
  • Conejitos

Cheese Selection - Retail

  • Sendik's
  • Metro Market
  • Whole Foods

Chicken Wings

  • Points East Pub
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Pizza Shuttle

Chinese

  • PF Changs
  • Emperor of China
  • William Ho's

Coffeehouse

  • Rochambo
  • Starbucks
  • Alterra

Delicatessen - Classic

  • Jake's
  • Gloriosos
  • Benji's

Delicatessen - Grocery Store

  • Whole Foods Market
  • Sendik's
  • Metro Market

Diner

  • Miss Katie's
  • Ma Fischers
  • George Webb

Doughnuts

  • Sil's
  • Krispy Crme
  • Dunkin Doughnuts

Farmer's Market

  • East Town
  • East Side
  • West Allis

Fish Fry

  • Lakefront
  • American Serb Hall
  • Turner's

Fish Market

  • Empire
  • Milwaukee Public Market
  • Whole Foods Market

French Fries

  • Comet Caf
  • McDonalds
  • Saz's

French Restaurant

  • Lake Park Bistro
  • Coquette Caf
  • Chez Jacques

Frozen Custard

  • Gilles
  • Leon's
  • Kopps

German

  • Bavarian Inn
  • Mader's
  • Karl Ratzsch's

Greek/Mediterranean

  • Apollo
  • Oakland Gyros
  • Mykonos

Grocery Store - Ready to eat

  • Public Market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Metro Market

Grocery - Ethnic

  • El Rey
  • A&J Polish Deli
  • Glorioso's

Grocery - Gourmet

  • Sendik's on Oakland
  • Whole Foods
  • Metro Market

Grocery - Natural Foods

  • Trader Joe's
  • Outpost
  • Whole Foods

Happy Hour

  • Bar Louie
  • Comet Caf
  • BBC

Hot Dogs

  • Dogg Haus
  • Martino's
  • Sammy's

Indian/Pakistani

  • Taste of India
  • Maharja
  • Bombay Sweets

Irish Pub

  • Mo's Irish Pub
  • County Clare
  • Paddy's Pub

Italian

  • Olive garden
  • Pasta Tree
  • Palermo Villa

Late Night Eats

  • Oakland Gyros
  • Pizza shuttle
  • George Webb

Mexican

  • La Fuente
  • Botana's
  • Cempazuchi

Microbrewery

  • Sprecher
  • Lakefront
  • Ale House

Middle Eastern

  • Abu's
  • Sharazhad
  • Casablanca

Milwaukee Made Soda

  • Lakefront Rootbeer
  • Sprecher
  • Black Bear

New Restaurant

  • Maxie's
  • Transfer
  • Cubby's Cheesesteaks

Outdoor Dining

  • Roots
  • Trocadero
  • La Fuente

Pizza

  • Pistol Pete's
  • Pizza Shuttle
  • Zaffiro's

Polish

  • Crocus
  • Polonez
  • No one listed

Romantic Restaurant (TIE)

  • Nessun Dorma
  • Sanford
  • Lake Park Bistro
  • Pasta Tree

Vegetarian

  • Casablanca
  • Beans and Barley
  • Qdoba

Restaurant in the Middle of Nowhere

  • Safehouse
  • Barnacle Bud's
  • Albanese's

Service

  • Transfer
  • Eddie Martini's
  • Sanford

Restaurant when someone else buys

  • Sabor
  • Sanford
  • Lake Park Bistro

Ribs

  • Famous Dave's
  • Pitch's
  • Speed Queen

Salads

  • Metro Market
  • Outpost
  • Bar Louie

Seafood

  • Crawdaddy's
  • Red Lobster
  • Rip Tide

Serbian

  • Old Towne
  • Three Brothers
  • American Serb Hall

Soul Food

  • Maxie's Southern Comfort
  • Speed Queen
  • Perkins on Teutonia

Soups

  • Soup Bros
  • Panera
  • Beans and Barley

Specialty Breads

  • Panera
  • Breadsmith
  • Great harvest

Steakhouse

  • Carnivore
  • 5 o'clock club
  • Mo's

Sub Sandwiches

  • Counsin's
  • Jimmy John's
  • Suburpia

Sunday Brunch

  • Lake Park Bistro
  • Wicked Hop
  • Comet Caf

Sushi

  • Sake Tumi
  • Izumi's
  • Nanakusa

Tacos

  • El Rey
  • Botana's
  • La Fuente

Takeout/Delivery

  • Pizzaman
  • Chubby's Cheesesteaks
  • Pizza Shuttle

Tea Shop

  • Alterra
  • Rochambos
  • Whole Foods

Thai

  • EE sane
  • King and I
  • Singha Thai

Vietnamese

  • Noodle House
  • Phan's Garden
  • West Bank