By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 30, 2009 at 3:01 PM

The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2009. 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

For almost two decades, The King & I has ruled Milwaukee’s Thai food scene and, once again, readers picked it as their favorite.

The King & I is known for its famous volcano chicken, but the restaurant offers more than 65 meat, seafood and poultry dishes that range from mild to tongue-scorchingly hot, including mango curry, stir fried scallops, basil eggplant, pud Thai and many more.

The owners of The King & I, Bob and Marie Phoungphol, immigrated to the United States from Thailand in the ‘70s, and they worked in numerous Thai restaurants before opening their own. Many of the recipes on The King & I's menu come from the owners’ mothers.

Now it its second Downtown location, The King & I provides an intimate dining experience, but it can also accommodate large groups. editors’ choice: Thai Palace

2. EE Sane
3. Singha Thai
4. Thai Palace
5. Thai Kitchen
6. Bangkok House
7. Mai Thai
8. Singha Thai 2
9. Chaing Mai Cafe
10. Thai Royal