By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 09, 2010 at 9:18 AM

The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2010. 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

Ask 10 people what they consider "comfort food" and you're likely to get about a dozen different answers.

No matter what your idea of comfort food may be, it's all along the same lines: familar, tasty and often, no-frills ... comfortable.

Of the 15 candidates for Milwaukee's Best Comfort Food, there were three -- Maxie's Southern Comfort, Comet Cafe and defending champion Kopps's -- that pulled away from the pack but ultimately, it's was Maxie's that pulled ahead with the top honor.

A little more than three years since opening in what was once a butcher/grocery store at 6732 W. Fairview Ave., Maxie's has emerged as a hot spot on the West Side.

With a menu heavy on southern favorites, barbecue and seafood, Maxie's delivers time and time again. editors' choice: Comet Cafe


2. Comet
3. Kopp's
4. Honeypie
5. Palomino
6. Miss Katie's Diner
7. Real Chili
8. Three Brothers
9. Machine Shed
10. Stack'd
11. Polonez
12. Omega
13. Kil@wat
14. Mr. Perkins
15. Motor