By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 21, 2008 at 11:14 AM

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!

Condominiums or steakhouses?

There was a time not too long ago when it was unclear which structures were multiplying faster Downtown. The economy may have taken a downturn recently, but Milwaukeeans love their steak.

And, they love the Five O'Clock Steakhouse.

A perennial favorite among readers, the restaurant formerly known as Coerper's Five O'Clock Club continued its reign by winning the 2008 award by a comfortable margin over second-place Carnevor and Wauwatosa favorite Eddie Martini's.

The venerable 5 O'Clock, located at 2416 W. State St., has served 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.

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. In 2007, Saveur magazine called the restaurant one of its five favorite steakhouses in the country.

Our readers agree. editor's choice: Eddie Martini's

2. Carnevor
3. Eddie Martini's
4. Mr. B's Steakhouse
5. Mo's: A Place For Steaks
6. Sabor
7. Milwaukee Chophouse
8. Mason Street Grill
9. Butch's Clock Steak House
10. Bacchus
11. Butch's Old Casino
12. Jake's
13. Selen's House of Prime Rib
14. Seigo's Japanese Steak House