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Milwaukee's best Irish pub, 2020

Published March 13, 2020

Once again, according to OnMilwaukee readers, County Clare is the place, storming ahead of the competition for yet another easy win in the best Irish pub category.

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Milwaukee's best local product, 2020

Published March 12, 2020

In the best local product category, it's the seventh straight win for Lakefront Brewery's flagship beer, Riverwest Stein.

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Milwaukee's best tour (wine and spirits), 2020

Published March 4, 2020

Once again, OnMilwaukee separated the always-popular breweries from other tours to create a distinct category, and once again the city's standard-bearer for spirits once again ran away with the title.

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Milwaukee's best global eats, 2019

Published Oct. 31, 2019

The competition was tough with less than 100 votes to determine this years best global eats, with Odd Duck ending up on top. Bay View is a lucky (odd) duck to host this small plates restaurant with adventurous global eats.

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Milwaukee's best African / Jamaican / Caribbean restaurant, 2019

Published Oct. 30, 2019

Last year's runner-up takes the top spot from Irie Zulu, which closed last winter, but is on the verge of reopening. While first place was won by a relatively relatively wide margin, the difference between the second place winner, Sabor Tropical, and fourth place winner, Alem Ethiopian Village, was merely 7 votes.

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Milwaukee's best small plates, 2019

Published Oct. 29, 2019

For the fourth year in a row, this Walker's Point gem has won over your hearts, minds and stomachs to be called the best small plates restaurant in Milwaukee. Odd Duck gave La Merenda a run for their money this year, but last years winner stayed on top for another year.

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Milwaukee's best dining institution, 2019

Published Oct. 27, 2019

There are so many classic Milwaukee restaurants that it's hard to pick just one as the best. Or, at least, it seems like it would be - but that didn't deter you from picking your favorite.

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Milwaukee's best national chain, 2019

Published Oct. 26, 2019

Somehow, the chain most associated with Wisconsin didn't even make last years rankings - but have no fear, that error has been rectified this year as Culver's took the top spot from last years winner, Chick-fil-A.

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Milwaukee's best Thai, 2019

Published Oct. 22, 2019

Thai-Namite continues to be a dynamite location for Thai, as the OnMilwaukee readers once again voted the restaurant the city's best Thai food.

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Best Mexican/Latin American restaurant, 2019

Published Oct. 21, 2019

With so many delicious places to get Mexican/Latin American cuisine in Milwaukee, this category is hotly contested and the well deserved Cafe Corazon managed to end up on top.

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Milwaukee's best Italian restaurant, 2019

Published Oct. 17, 2019

What's a good Italian restaurant without pizza and pasta? The votes have been counted, and here's what came out on top in our Best of Dining poll this year.

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Milwaukee's best sandwich, 2019

Published Oct. 15, 2019

In one of the tightest races of this year's poll, Bavette hopped from bronze to gold, winning the title of Milwaukee's best sandwich by 11 total votes. And that's just part of it.