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P.F. Chang's held on to the title of Milwaukee's best chain restaurant.

Milwaukee's best chain restaurant, 2011: P.F. Chang's China Bistro

Your votes are in, Milwaukee, and you have selected the winners of OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2011. 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 fifth 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 2011."

Chain restaurants don't get a lot of love, but no matter your feelings on the subject, there are some pretty good chain offerings in Milwaukee.

After winning by just one vote in 2010, P.F. Chang's held on to the title for another year, creating a little bit of distance between runners-up The Capital Grille, Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano's Little Italy.

P.F. Chang's design – both interior and exterior – and its menu, which includes an expansive list of gluten-free options, make it a winning choice in our readers' poll, and for those looking for a delicious meal. editors' choice: Buca di Beppo


2. Capital Grille
3. Cheesecake Factory
4. Maggiano's Little Italy
5. Five Guys
6. The Chancery
7. Buca di Beppo
8. Rock Bottom Brewery
9. Famous Dave's
10. Bar Louie
11. Bravo! Cucina
12. Devon Seafood Grill
13. Stir Crazy
14. Bonefish Grill
15. First Watch


sandstorm | Nov. 1, 2011 at 10:32 a.m. (report)

i wonder if any chain (or perhaps any place) considers anything other than maybe top 3 as a some sort of victory? Stir Crazy! Voted 13th best Chain at!!!!

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High_Life_Man | Oct. 31, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. (report)

"After winning by just one vote in 2010" I know it will fall on deaf ears, but why don't you include voting totals in your list?

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