By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 04, 2019 at 6:02 PM Photography: Bobby Tanzilo

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, with winners getting dished out all month long. Get hungry, Milwaukee!

Lakefront Brewery

The readers have spoken, and Lakefront Brewery has once again come out on top in this most essential category when it comes to Milwaukee dining.

Lakefront's incredibly popular fish fry takes place every Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and offers four options. The classic Milwaukee cod fry features fish dipped in a batter made with Lakefont's East Side Dark beer. The baked cod dinner is gluten free, topped with herbs and fried capers, and comes with melted butter. There's also a perch fry and a smelt fry.

All of the fish fry dinners come with coleslaw, bread and a choice of side, including fries, potato pancakes and (sometimes) warm potato salad.

Come for the food, stay for the lively, um-pah-pah sounds of the Polka Kings.

2. Kegel's Inn
3. St. Paul's Fish Co.
4. Packing House
5. Bass Bay Brewhouse

OnMilwaukee editors' pick: Kam's Thistle & Shamrock

Lori Fredrich's pick: Landmark Inn (Mequon)