Omaha Downtown - recommendations
Omaha has it's fair share of good eats but a few stand out:
-Bohemian Cafe on 13th street. This place has been there forever and is as good as when I went as a kid. Hearty portions of breaded pork, Czech goulash or paprika chicken with bread dumplings, sweet/sour cabbage and a salty, delicious liver dumpling soup to start. Rye bread is made locally and if you have room, try a kolache for dessert. (Can you tell I might be Czech, LOL!) Lunch portions are about half the size of dinner but are still very generous. $8 and iced tea or coffee is included.
-Guaca Maya in South Omaha. Located next to what used to be the Stockyards, a converted office building has an awesome Mexican restaurant. Not your typical Americanized place, tortillas and guacamole are made from scratch in front of you. Lunch buffet is SO worth going to. Food that seriously tastes like a Grandma is in the back making it just for you.
-Stella's Hamburgers in Bellevue. Again, been there forever but was recently taken over by the grand-niece of the orginal owner. She gutted the place, did a complete re-do but kept the original flattop cooker so the burgers are the same juicy, deliciousness that every body remembers. Fries are fresh cut and be sure to ask for them crispy as they'll cook them to a wonderful crunchy outside, moist inside bowl of goodness. Oh, and no plates for the burgers. All served on white napkins.
-Finally, Crescnt Moon Ale House-Located on 35th and Farnum, this place was recently named one of the top 100 beer bars in American by Draft magazine. TONS of beer on tap but also the BEST reuben sandwich, which was originally created in the Blackstone Hotel which sits kittycornered from the bar. Homemade corned beef on marbled rye, seriously good eats. As an added bonus, awesome wings and great fried pickles.
I could go on and on. Catfish Lake and Korea House in Bellevue, Laos Thai Market in South O, La Casa pizza for a pastry-like crust and La Buvette in the Old Market for one of the coolest places to have a bottle of wine and bistro food. We may not have a pro football team or pro baseball team, heck, or mountains but we do have GOOD food!!
Hope you have a great time visiting Omaha!!
4432 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68105