By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 01, 2012 at 4:26 PM

For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on, presented by Concordia University. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2012."

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2012. We're announcing the results of this readers' poll, including our editors' pick, in a series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

The Cheesecake Factory in Glendale, 5799 N. Bayshore Dr., nabbed the top spot in this year's Best Restaurant: Northern Suburbs category.

Shorewood's North Star American Bistro, 4518 N. Oakland Ave., came in second place.

The Cheesecake Factory is known for its massive menu of more than 200 menu items and its generous portions. Hence the name, it's also quite famous for its cheesecake offerings from the original creamy cheesecake with a graham-cracker-and-sour-cream topping to more adventuresome slices like the white chocolate caramel macadamia nut or the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake.

The editors picked Three Lions, 4515 N. Oakland Ave., for its consistently good British fare such as fish and chips, bangers and mash and shepherd's pie. editors' choice: Three Lions Pub

Runners up:

2. North Star American Bistro
3. Harry's Bar & Grill
4. Three Lions Pub
5. Jack Pandl's Whitefish Bay Inn
6. Devon Seafood Grill
7. Riverlane Inn
8. The Farmstead
9. Highland House
10. COA
11. Anvil Pub & Grill
12. Libby Montana
13. Range Line Inn
14. NSB Bar & Grill