The votes are in and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best: Eat & Drink, 2007. 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 OnMilwaukee.com.
The steakhouse boom hit the American restaurant industry in the 1990s. Over the past decade in Milwaukee, it often seemed as though a trendy new steak place opened almost every month.
Through it all, the Five O'Clock Steakhouse has remained a constant.
The venerable restaurant, located at 2416 W. State St., has been serving huge hunks of perfectly seared, lightly crusted and flavorful meat for more than four decades. Neither the ambience nor the décor -- straight out of the '60s -- has changed much.
Customer loyalty hasn't wavered, either.
In a field crowded with worthy competitors, OnMilwaukee.com readers once again voted the Five O'Clock Steakhouse as the favorite place for steak.
Never mind that the neighborhood has seen better days, or that the one-pound baked potatoes are now listed on the a la carte menu rather than included.
The Five O'Clock keeps people coming back because the New York Strip and filet mignon are comparable to the best steakhouses in the country. Saveur magazine recently called the restaurant one of its five favorite steakhouses in the country.
OnMilwaukee.com editors' choice: Eddie Martini's
2. Eddie Martini's
3. Mo's: A Place for Steaks
5. Mr. B's Steakhouse
6. Milwaukee ChopHouse
9. Butch's Clock Steak House
10. Mason Street Grill
11. The Capital Grille
12. Butch's Old Casino
14. Selen's House of Prime Rib
15. Seigo's Japanese Steak House