By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 03, 2008 at 11:32 AM

The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2008. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

October is Dining Month on All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, special features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food. Bon appetit!

Although The Wicked Hop came close this year, this "super bar" keeps winning Milwaukee's best bar food for a reason.

They've taken the greasy grub you expect at a bar and elevated it to include lean ostrich burgers, grilled portabella mushroom sandwiches, Cajun catfish fillets and quite a bit more. And if you want straight-up bar burgers, Hooligan's doesn't disappoint.

Hoolie's is an East Side staple that's served more than one generation of hungry and thirsty Milwaukeeans. With televisions lining the bar downstairs and a more casual, less bar feel upstairs, it's a slightly more refined way to watch a Packers, Brewers or Bucks game -- especially if you're hungry for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Their beer selection is plentiful, too, with esoteric micro and macro brews always on tap.

During the summer, the outdoor patio is a fun place to dine and casually take in the view of the bustling East Side (and wave to us at, kitty corner from the restaurant). editor's choice: Palomino


2. The Wicked Hop
3. Palomino
4. McBob's
5. Slim McGinn's
6. Fire Pit Sports Bar and Grill
7. BBC
8. Fat Abbey Biercafe
9. Erv's Mug
10. Colonel Hart's
11. Club Garibaldi
12. The Harp
13. Cans
14. Sluggo's