By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 18, 2019 at 12:10 PM

It's time for Dining Month, presented by Deer District and its spooky Halloween-themed alter ego, Fear District. Throughout the month of October, we'll be serving up fun and fascinating content about all things food. The signature dish, however, is our 2019 Best of Dining poll, who's winners we will dish out all month long. Get hungry, Milwaukee!


When you've got a good thing going, why change it?  For the fourth year in a row, Dandan, the Third Ward hotspot founded by Dan Van Rite and Dan Jacobs (hence the name), has claimed the top spot in the Chinese food category in OnMilwaukee's Best of Dining Poll.

The race was closer this year than it was last year, but only slightly. Last year, Dandan got double the total votes that the second place finisher, Emperor of China. This year, Emperor of China was 14 votes closer to closing the gap.  Progress!

Dandan is known for it's unique spins on Chinese-American and Asian dishes includng dim sum-style appetizers, noodle dishes and a variety of clever takes on classics.  Open for dinner seven days a week and lunch Monday through Friday, Dandan is a spot you don't want to miss.

2. Emperor of China
3. No. 1 Chinese (Bay View)
4. Sze Chuan
5. Jing's

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Sze Chuan

Lori Fredrich's pick: Sze Chuan