Restaurants in Omaha, NE

Once home of the Union Stockyards, where cattle were fattened on their way east, Omaha is best known as a place to eat steak. Yes, indeed, you can find a big, beautifully grilled, high-priced hunk of aged beef (at Johnny’s Cafe, since 1922); but there is so much more to this city, including neighborhood bakeries that specialize in European pastries, classic urban diners and coffee shops — coffee houses, too! — and a super-stylish, very hip place to start the day. That’s the Saddle Creek Breakfast Club. One specialty you’ll find only in Omaha is called a Frenchee or Cheese Frenchee: a grilled cheese sandwich dipped in corn flake batter and fried to a crisp. Hungry pedestrians stroll the multi-block Old Market in town, where the bills of fare include sushi, artisan brownies, organic juices, farm-to-table French cuisine, oysters, bubble tea, and even a cigar bar.

Omaha’s Most Famous Dishes

Cheese Frenchee

Small, soft rectangular pastry contains pieces of apricot in its center

Kolache

A basket of six hot donuts: plain, powdered sugar, cinnamon

Donuts

In a red drive-in basket, onion rings are crisp and golden-brown

Onion Rings

Omaha’s Best Restaurants

Bohemian Cafe - Jaeger Schnitzel
Bohemian Cafe

OMAHA, NE

Joe Tess Place

OMAHA, NE

Don & Millie’s

OMAHA, NE

Strip steak on a plate with onion rings
Johnny’s Cafe

OMAHA, NE

Wheatfields

OMAHA, NE

Biscuits and gravy topped with fried eggs ... stylin' breakfast
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club | Best Stylin’ Breakfast in Omaha

OMAHA, NE

Side view of a slice of Lithuanian torte ... Old-World pastry
Lithuanian Bakery | Old-World Pastry in Omaha

OMAHA, NE

Slice of coconut meringue pie ... Omaha Roadfood at its best
Harold’s Koffee House | Omaha Roadfood At Its Best

OMAHA, NE

Amateur Coffee | Omaha’s Best | Vegan & Gluten-Free

OMAHA, NE

Slice of cherry strudel is topped with white sugar icing.
Olsen Bake Shop

OMAHA, NE

Chicken-fried steak topped with sausage gravy and sunnyside-up eggs ... excellent breakfast
Lisa’s Radial Cafe

OMAHA, NE

Shirley’s Diner

OMAHA, NE

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