By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 28, 2008 at 2:30 PM Photography: Zach Karpinski

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!

Back in the day, there was Ambrosia Chocolate and the smell of brewer's yeast hovering over I-94. Today, we've got Maharaja emitting some of the most temping aromas along Farwell Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side.

Perhaps that's what contributed to it being voted readers' favorite Indian restaurant for the second year in a row.

Of course, it could also be the actual food.

Dinners at Maharaja feature an extensive East Indian menu crowded with curries, meats and breads baked in a traditional tandoori oven.

The $8.95 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, if you save room, you can always count on an endless supply of gulab jamun -- those little fried dough balls dipped in sweet syrup. editors' choice: Bombay Sweets

2. Taste of India
3. Tandoor
4. Bombay Sweets
5. Saffron
6. Mayura
7. Royal India
8. Bombay Louie's
9. Ujala Tandoori