Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2011. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com.
For the fifth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2011."
Milwaukee has a variety of great lunch buffets, but OnMilwaukee.com readers declared the East Side's Maharaja to be the very best. It beat out Casablanca by just a few votes.
The daily lunch buffet offers a large selection of Indian soups, vegetarian favorites like palak paneer (spinach cooked with homemade cheese), chicken and beef curries and gulab jamun -- those little fried dough balls dipped in sweet syrup.
Plus, the service is good, the atmosphere is lively and nobody walks away hungry. The only problem is working after such a feast might be a challenge.
The editors also chose an Indian buffet, but this time, from Mayura. The restaurant has an fresh, affordable spread of food everyday.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Mayura
3. Mamma Mia's
4. The King & I
5. China Gourmet
6. The Buffet (Potawatomi Bingo Casino)
7. Genghis Kahn Monoglian Barbecue
8. Singha Thai
9. Bankok House
10. Thai Palace
11. East Garden
13. Mekong Cafe