2017 Readers’ Choice Awards: Fine Dining

Find out which restaurants our readers nominated in the seafood, steak and supper club categories.


We love it when restaurants offer consistency, and that’s what this category brings, as this year’s winners appear in the same order as last year: Harbor House, known for lobster rolls, an enticing raw bar and buffet brunch (550 N. Harbor Dr.); St. Paul Fish Company (Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St.), a busy spot for mussels, king crab and Friday fish fries; and Maxie’s (6732 W. Fairview Ave.), where specialties include pecan-crusted trout; shrimp and grits; and the oyster bar.


The red-meat game is solidly held by this trio, a repeat of our 2016 winners – Five O’Clock Steakhouse (2416 W. State St.), Carnevor (718 N. Milwaukee St.) and Eddie Martini’s (8612 W. Watertown Plank Rd.).


This year, Joey Gerard’s (5601 Broad St., Greendale) and the Shorecrest Hotel’s Supper (1962 N. Prospect Ave.) moved up the ranks to Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, pushing last year’s No. 1 – Jackson Grill (3736 W. Mitchell St.) – to third place. What’s interesting here is that parent company Bartolotta Restaurants is converting the Mequon Joey Gerard’s to a Mr. B’s Steakhouse, which brings the number of Joey Gerard’s down to one. Supper has upped its menu game since opening in 2016, adding nightly specials like fresh pasta and fried chicken, a house-ground beef burger and lots of seasonal ingredients that make it the most modern “supper club” in the area.

  1. Harbor House (550 N. Harbor Dr.)
  2. St. Paul Fish Company (Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St.)
  3. Maxie’s (6732 Fairview Ave.)
  1. Five O’Clock Steakhouse (2416 W. State St.)
  2. Carnevor (718 N. Milwaukee St.)
  3. Eddie Martini’s (8612 W. Watertown Plank Rd.)
  1. Joey Gerard’s (5601 Broad St., Greendale)
  2. Supper (1962 N. Prospect Ave.)
  3. Jackson Grill (3736 W. Mitchell St.) 

2017 Readers' Choice Awards


2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

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‘2017 Readers’ Choice Awards’ appears in the September 2017 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.