2017 Readers' Choice Awards

2017 Readers’ Choice Dining Awards

Your picks for the cream of Cream City dining

Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in and the veil lifted! In our annual online survey of area food and drink, we tasked you with choosing the cream of the crop in 36 categories. Daunting? Delicious? And then some!

In the quest for the best, there are always surprises. For example, who took the coveted trophy for Best New Restaurant? Dig into our story to find out! We’ve got the top-three winners in each category.

Also: a round of fist pumps to the winners of our random drawing. Congrats to Giovanni Lewinski, Rick Katschke and Mary T. Allmon, who took home gift cards to Pizza Man, Sendik’s and Quintessa, respectively.

Best Overall Restaurant





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.