Omaha sure loves its beef. One of the most frequent questions I heard from visiting performers back in Omaha Performing Arts days was “Where’s the best steaks in Omaha?”
Glad you asked. I posed the question to local bloggers and here’s where the list we came up with. If you’re hungry for a good burger, too, this list is for you.
Where to find the best steaks in Omaha
Let’s start with the biggie: Steaks. If you’re looking for juicy, well-prepared steaks, look no further.
Tim and Lisa at The Walking Tourists have a few favorites, with Anthony’s Steakhouse being their favorite for steak. They offered these honorable mentions: Cascio’s Steak and Pizza House (open since 1946), The Original Johnny’s Cafe (open since 1922), Gorat’s (open since 1944) and Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery.
Another old-school steakhouse of Omaha that gets some love is the Drover Restaurant and Lounge, which is a favorite of Bolton Carley‘s, Julie at Hostess at Heart, and Sara at Sabby Style for steaks. Whiskey-marinated steaks, y’all.
Looking for prime rib? Head to The Original Johnny’s Cafe, suggests Bolton Carley.
Where to find the best hamburgers in Omaha
Have you heard of the Stellanator? It’s a beast – six patties in all. You can find it at Stella’s Bar & Grill in Bellevue, Neb., just south of Omaha. Several local bloggers – including Tim and Lisa from The Walking Tourists, Bolton Carley and Jen at Liv Laugh Love – recommend Stella’s for burgers. The Walking Tourists suggest going with the single patty kind (with peanut butter and bacon). Jen said “There isn’t even a contest. The burgers are served without flair but the toppings and quality are second to none. The atmosphere is outstanding, and if you are from Bellevue, you can see how it’s grown through the years. . .even the parking lot has improved. . .but the burgers remain the same!”
Dinker’s Bar gets a lot of love from Omaha bloggers – and throughout the city (they’re regularly voted the best in Omaha). Those who suggest grabbing a burger there include Samantha at Listening to His Voice and Bolton Carley.
One of my favorites is Croque Carcon at Block 16, which was seconded by Gretchen at Odyssey Through Nebraska (and third-ed – that’s a word – by The Walking Tourists). It also happens to be a favorite of Alton Brown (I do believe he said it was one of the best in the world), so I feel like I’m in good company.
What is there for the vegetarians?
Not everyone wants a juicy steak. I get it. I used to be vegetarian, so I know all about scouring menus for meatless entrees. As the representative veggie blogger, Liz over at LPO Beauty recommends the veggie burgers at Stella’s and Crescent Moon.
Your turn, Omaha and beyond: Share your favorite places in Omaha to get steaks, burgers and more!