By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 12, 2009 at 4:37 PM

The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2009. 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

Like several other categories before it, we sometimes know who will win before the first vote is even cast. As it does every year, Kopp's creamed the competition for best frozen custard. Taking almost half the votes, no one came even close to dethroning Milwaukee's custard king.

In this case, it wasn't even a popularity or name recognition contest, as Karl Kopp does make some indisputably delicious desserts. With several locations around town, his stands blend an eye for design detail, robot-like efficiency and melty, eggy, creamy goodness. A bunch of selections in this list are worthy contenders, and even though our editorial board picked Leon's as our favorite this year, you can never, ever go wrong with Kopp's.

Editors' choice: Leon's

2. Leon's
3. Gilles
4. Bella's Fat Cat
5. Culver's
6. Oscar's
7. Lixx
8. Le Duc's
9. Robert's
10. The Kiltie
11. Pizza Shuttle
12. The Gyros Stand
13. Murph's
14. Paul's Omega
15. Kitt's