By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 27, 2008 at 4:25 PM Photography: Drew Olson

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!

Year after year, Emperor of China takes home the readers' pick for best Chinese restaurant. And we agree. "The Emp" holds a special place in the hearts of, as that's where we hatched our original business plan in 1998. But if it wasn't for the fresh, delicious -- and cheap -- lunch specials, we wouldn't feel so comfortable giving this Brady Street staple our endorsement.

Emperor of China isn't fancy; really, it's a little old school. But that's a good thing. Great service, tasty egg drop soup and all the regular Chinese specials you'd expect (try the chicken in garlic sauce), make the Emperor a must stop on the Milwaukee lunch circuit. editors' choice: Emperor of China

2. Yen Ching
3. China Gourmet
4. No. 1 Chinese (Bay View)
5. William Ho's
6. East Garden
7. Emperor's Kitchen
8. Jing's
9. Ching-Hwa
10. House of Fong
11. Lotus
12. San Dong
13. Peony
14. Hop Sheng Gourmet Chinese
15. Double Dragon