10 Restaurants To Satisfy Your Hunger In Lincoln, Nebraska

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Lincoln, Nebraska: a beautiful city with breathtaking nature reserves and grand capitol buildings that are sure to amaze you. It definitely is one of the most underrated cities in the United States. In fact, Lonely Planet lists Lincoln as one of their “Best in the US” underrated cities in 2017. Whether making a pit stop during your road trip or staying for a couple of days, you’re sure to find a restaurant here that piques your interest and fills our stomach to continue the rest of your day. There are a multitude of restaurants in Lincoln, all offering many different cuisines and price ranges to suit you. Read on to find a restaurant in Lincoln, Nebraska to suit your current craving!

1. Wilderness Ridge Restaurant

Posted by Wilderness Ridge on Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Serving up Western cuisine such as steaks, burgers and pasta, dining at Wilderness Ridge Restaurant is more of a dining experience rather than just dinner. It is a casual, elegant dining experience, with seats either at the bar or the more intimate dining room. The bar features live music from local bands on Friday and Saturday nights, contributing to the pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant sources its ingredients from local farms, and hence the menu changes according to the seasons of the produce, so you’ll never get bored of the food here.

Wilderness Ridge Restaurant

Address: 1800 Wilderness Woods Pl, Lincoln, NE 68512, USA

Hours: [Mon-Thurs] 11am-11pm, [Fri-Sat] 11am-12mn, [Sun] 10am-10pm

Telephone: +1 402-434-5118

Website: Wilderness Ridge Restaurant

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

2. Toast

Posted by Toast on Monday, 22 October 2018

Toast is a neighbourhood restaurant and the perfect local hangout. With drinks and food to satisfy everyone’s tastes, it certainly is the place to be! The menu mostly consists of salads, burgers, and sandwiches, with the occasional pasta and steak. Toast is definitely a great lunch place to go, for that comforting and homely feel, that makes you feel welcomed even far from home in Nebraska, USA. For a great deal, check out their lunch break set, that gives you two choices out of either a salad, soup or half-sandwich for just 9.89 USD.


Address: 570 Fallbrook Blvd #105, Lincoln, NE 68521, USA

Hours: [Mon-Thurs] 11am-10pm [Fri] 11am-11pm [Sat] 10am-11pm [Sun] 10am-10pm

Telephone: +1 402-261-8859

Website: Toast

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

3. Green Flash Brewhouse & Eatery

‪The restaurant will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so make sure to stop by sometime today and stock up on some offsale beer and growlers to go for the weekend! ‬ ‪ Reminder: our hours today are 4PM-9PM. ‬

Posted by Green Flash Brewhouse & Eatery Lincoln on Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Green Flash is most well-known amongst locals for their casual bar setting and amazing beers. Anyone who enjoys craft ales must stop by to try one of their legendary home-brewed ales, it’s simply mindblowing and can’t be missed. Not only do they have classic beers, but also seasonal and promotional brews. You can even buy them in a classic Green Flash glass bottle to enjoy later. Even if you don’t drink or particularly enjoy beer, the classic burgers there are sure to give you just as much of a high.

Green Flash Brewhouse & Eatery

Address: 1630 P St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Hours: 11am-9pm

Telephone: +1 402-975-2285

Website: Green Flash Brewhouse & Eatery

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

4. Dish

Grilled Piedmontese New York strip, bacon wrapped shrimp, loaded baked potato, tomato and jalapeno demi.

Posted by DISH on Thursday, 5 December 2013

If you’re looking for something more upscale for a fancy night out on the town, Dish is the place to go! An American Continental restaurant in the heart of the city of Lincoln, this special dining experience cannot be found anywhere else. The dishes contain a unique mixture of different tastes to create fireworks in your mouth with every bite, and each dish can be perfectly paired with a handcrafted cocktail. Even if you need vegetarian or gluten-free options, you won’t miss out on the meals and they can certainly accommodate your dietary needs. Be sure to make a reservation to prevent disappointment!


Address: 1100 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Hours: [Mon-Thurs] 11.30am-1.30pm, 5pm-9.30pm [Fri] 11.30am-1.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm [Sat-Sun] 5pm-10.30pm

Telephone: +1 402-475-9475

Website: Dish

Price range for two: 62-120 USD

5. The Oven

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Posted by The Oven Indian Cuisine on Sunday, 11 November 2018

Looking for a more diverse cuisine? The Oven serves up delectable Indian cuisine, with a multitude of colours and flavours. The dishes available include a variety of Indian breads, curries and other tandoori items. They also have an impressive wine list, courtesy of The Oven Cellar. The Oven is located at the historic Haymarket in the downtown district of Lincoln, an amazingly extensive shopping and eating district. You can end up spending an entire afternoon shopping around, with the wonderful Indian food sustaining you for the day.

The Oven

Address: 201 North 8th Street , Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Hours: [Sun-Thurs] 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-9.30pm [Fri-Sat] 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm

Telephone: +1 402-475-6118

Website: The Oven

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

6. Billy's Restaurant

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Billy’s Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant located near the Nebraska State Capitol, in the historic Noble-Dawes House. They serve mostly American food, with mouthwatering entrees ranging from steaks and lamb to seafood and vegetarian options. They even have duck and veal, meats that not many restaurants do well, definitely a must-try during your visit! The restaurant also has an amazing homely sort of atmosphere, with the building giving you a peek into the grand U.S. history.

Billy's Restaurant

Address: 1301 H St, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Hours: [Mon-Fri] 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm [Sat] 5pm-9pm

Telephone: +1 402-474-0084

Website: Billy’s Restaurant

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

7. FireWorks Restaurant

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Posted by FireWorks Restaurant on Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Just like the name suggests, FireWorks specialises in wood-fired cooking. Its selling point is putting a modern twist on classic American comfort food. There is a multitude of dishes you can enjoy here, from chargrilled steaks and seafood to slow-roasted rotisserie chicken, and even hand-tossed pizzas cooked in a classic wood-fired oven. There’s definitely something for everyone here. Even the atmosphere of the restaurant is amazing, where you can enjoy your food sitting by a wood fire to keep you warm and toasty. Just like how fireworks are used in celebration, FireWorks Restaurant is a great place to celebrate any special occasion.

FireWorks Restaurant

Address: 5750 South 86th Drive, Lincoln, NE

Hours: [Sun-Thurs] 11am-10pm [Fri-Sat] 11am-11pm

Telephone: +1 402-434-5644

Website: FireWorks Restaurant

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

8. Hiro 88

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Posted by Hiro 88 Lincoln on Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Hiro 88 is another Asian restaurant that is sure to blow your mind, with Japanese cuisine this time. Besides classic sushi rolls such as the California roll, the unique aspect of Hiro88 is the special rolls that are created by the chefs at the restaurant and can’t be found elsewhere, such as the Golden Gate roll and Hiro Special roll. No matter if it’s your first time eating sushi or not, Hiro 88 is sure to give you a totally new and fresh experience of Japanese cuisine that you haven’t had before. They also have great wines to pair with your sushi. Also located within the Haymarket, this central location is easy to find. The interior design is sleek and modern, contributing to that great eating experience.

Hiro 88

Address: 601 R St #100, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

Hours: [Sun-Weds] 11am-10pm [Thurs] 11am-11pm [Fri-Sat] 11am-12mn

Telephone: +1 402-261-9388

Website: Hiro 88

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

9. Red Lobster

Red Lobster Restaurant Yonkers NY October 2012
Source: Photo by user Anthony22 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Most of the restaurants so far have hearty steaks and burgers as their main calling dishes, so if you’re looking for a change of pace, try out Red Lobster for amazing seafood. Red Lobster is a chain seafood restaurant, serving up amazing and delicious shrimp, crab and of course, lobster. You can never go wrong with their legendary crab legs, served with hot butter and lemon, and simply sets off sparks in your mouth.

Red Lobster

Address: 6540 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510, USA

Hours: [Sun-Thurs] 11am-10pm [Fri-Sat] 11am-11pm

Telephone: +1 402-466-8397

Website: Red Lobster

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

10. The Green Gateau

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Posted by The Green Gateau on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Green Gateau is an elegant upscale restaurant, serving up European cuisine, specially French-influenced modern American dishes. They have all the classic American dishes, such as salads, steaks, sandwiches and pasta, but with a French twist. What is interesting about the Green Gateau is, of course, the greens which are cooked in many different ways, each as delicious and appetizing as the next. The design of the restaurant, like the cuisine, is European inspired. It takes inspiration from the European country inns, to give you a rusty and inviting atmosphere as you enjoy your food.

The Green Gateau

Address: 330 South 10th St. Lincoln, NE 68508

Hours: [Mon-Fri] 11am-2pm, 5pm-9pm [Sat] 8am-9pm [Sun] 8am-3pm

Telephone: +1 402-477-0330

Website: The Green Gateau

Price range for two: 22-60 USD

Bon Appetit

There is so much to see and do in Lincoln, but arguably there is more to eat. Enjoy your stay in Lincoln, Nebraska and hit up all these restaurants during your stay.

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