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The oysters are just one of many reasons to love this gem on the lake. (PHOTO: Lori Fredrich)

Milwaukee's best seafood, 2017

Season's eatings! The weather may be getting colder, but Dining Month on OnMilwaukee is just cooking up, dishing out your winning picks in this year's Best of Dining poll. Dining Month is brought to you by Fein Brothers, your premier food service equipment and supply dealer in Wisconsin since 1929. Congratulations to all of the winners, and happy eating for all those who voted!

Harbor House

For the seventh year in a row, Harbor House continues to be the crown jewel of Milwaukee's seafood ocean. The elegant eatery provides a stunning view of Lake Michigan to accompany their beloved lobster rolls, salmon and Maine lobster. It's no surprise that voters picked the waterfront restaurant once again.

The rest of the top five include St. Paul Fish Company, Maxie's, Barnacle Bud's, and Devon Seafood and Steak in the exact same order as last year. Hey, at least Milwaukeeans have consistent taste.

Runners up:
2. St. Paul Fish Company
3. Maxie's
4. Barnacle Bud's
5. Devon Seafood and Steak

Editor's Pick: St. Paul Fish Company

Lori Fredrich's pick: Harbor House

Harbor House is my "go to" for this category, mainly because I respect its decision-making when it comes to sourcing. The oyster selection is out of this world, particularly during prime season, and the staff takes pains to source from small purveyors who are raising them sustainably. I do wish the seafood selection was broader and more interesting in other areas; but, that's partially due to demand from diners. If you feel the same way, you can do your part by voraciously supporting the more unusual specials, which sometimes feature lesser-known fish.


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