For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, 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 OnMilwaukee.com.
For the first time in years, Barnacle Bud's did not win best patio. Instead, the honor went to Horny Hideaway, with Bud's coming in second, as well as the choice of the OnMilwaukee.com editors.
Located along the Kinnickinnic River's south bank, the Horny Goat's patio is believed to be the largest in the city, featuring a full, enclosed bar, volleyball courts, corn hole pit, boat slips and fire pits.
Plush couches, bar seating, boardwalk tables and picnic tables offer lots of seating, but it's still not enough on most warm nights when the patio is absolutely packed with partiers.
The view of the river from just about anywhere on the patio is spectacular.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Barnacle Bud's
2. Barnacle Bud's
3. Cafe Benelux
4. The Yard at Iron Horse
5. Harbor House
6. Milwaukee Ale House
8. Ryan Braun's Graffito
10. Water Buffalo
11. La Perla
12. Twisted Fisherman
tie. Sail Loft
14. Screaming Tuna
15. Chez Jacques