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Organ Piper Music Palace has won the popular vote and the staff ballot, too, for most kid-friendly restaurant.

Milwaukee's best kid-friendly restaurant, 2012

For the sixth straight year, October is Dining Month on, 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

For the second year in a row, readers picked Organ Piper Music Palace, often just called "Organ Piper Pizza," as Milwaukee's most family-friendly restaurant. Every night of the week, with the exception of Mondays, an organ player sits down at the massive Wurlitzer and plays recognizable songs, both old and new. Plus, they take requests.

Next to macaroni and cheese, pizza is probably the most kid-friendly food out there. And the thin-crust pizza at Organ Piper is very good, making this a real restaurant that's a slice above the organ-music gimmick. Plus, Organ Piper offers sandwiches, entrees and has a decent selection of adult beverages.

Best of all, because of the festive environment, dining with noisy kids is never a problem at Organ Piper.

The editors of are big fans of Organ Piper Pizza, too, so it's the editors' choice this year, too. editors' choice: Organ Piper Music Palace

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3. Fuddrucker's
4. The Chancery
5. Buca di Beppo
6. Cafe Hollander Tosa
7. Lakefront Brewery
8. Pizzeria Piccola
9. Highland House
10. La Fuente
11. bd's Mongolian Grill
12. Conejito's
13. Riverfront Pizzeria
14. Champps Americana
15. Maxfield's


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