By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 14, 2008 at 4:27 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!

If you're like us, you enter any buffet with a little devil on one shoulder and a little angel on the other.

The little fella dressed in white says, "sample the fruits of this lovely cuisine, but take it slow, kid." Meanwhile, the sizzling hot demon on the other side urges you to go back and back and back, leading you to stuff yourself silly.

This city is stuffed with hearty lunch buffets of many different ethnicities, but readers chose China Gourmet, 117 E. Wells St., as their overall favorite.

For years, China Gourmet has been Downtown Milwaukee's largest Chinese buffet and that tradition continues in its new location along the river. There are at least three tables packed with food and during the busy lunch hour the food is as fresh as can be.

Interestingly, The King and I, which serves Thai food, and Casablanca, a Middle Eastern restaurant, gave China Gourmet a good run for its money. editor's choice: Casablanca

2. The King & I
3. Casablanca
4. Maharaja
5. Thai Palace
6. East Garden
7. Shahrazad
8. Mayura
9. Seoul Korean Restaurant
10. Harbor 550