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    Cracker Barrel: Great Food and Atmosphere

    by Basaic Written Oct 11, 2013

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    $14 as of August 2013. If you like family style home cooking, then Cracker Barrel is a consistantly good place to stop. The one in Lincoln was not an exception. The atmosphere was friendly and like a country home. The staff was very good. Hours are 6 AM to 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 6 AM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday.

    Favorite Dish: I had the sampler with ham, chicken and dumplings, and meatloaf, great!

    Cracker Barrel
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    THE NORTHSIDE CAFE: PIES, LOTS OF PIES

    by Rich62 Updated May 12, 2012

    A nice corner cafe with parking in the back, also an entrance in the back as well as the front.

    You can watch the traffic outside with large windows on two sides.

    Favorite Dish: Well of course, its the pie! I'm going to guesstimate that there were at least 30 types of homemade pies on the menu. I had my favorite, Sour Cream Rasin pie. One of our group had her favorite, Gooseberry pie. You will have to ask them what Millionaire Pie has in it.

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    Stauffer's Cafe and Pie Shoppe: Pie! Homemade pie!

    by Rich62 Updated May 12, 2012

    A very nice place to stop for pie and coffee, or a meal. The waitresses are friendly and efficient. Its a good laid-back atmosphere.

    Please click the picture for another photo of the restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: The homemade pie. oh my. They must have had 25 different kinds when we were there. I had sour creme raisin and my wife had lemon meringue. Both delicious, both homemade and fresh. They have various berry pies, I remember a blackberry pie was on the menu.

    We were there at about 4:45 pm on a Friday. I noticed by about 5:20 the restaurant was full. By 5:30 there were people starting to line up to wait for a table or booth. (they also have a counter with stools)

    I'm sorry I don't know the prices as another couple we were with were kind enough to pay for our food. Thanks, Jerry & Lois!

    This is it. The front door
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    Valentino's: Valentino's Pizza is THE Lincoln tradition

    by pamjames Updated Oct 27, 2011

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    The original Valentino's is at 35th & Holdrege Streets in the north central part of Lincoln. They serve a variety of great Italian food. They have a yummy buffet at the original and at some of the locations in town. Call ahead or check it out online. Several places around are "to go" only. You'll miss out on their great salad bar and the Lincoln experience of Val's.

    Favorite Dish: I love the Sicilian Sauce on Pasta, but nothing beats the desserts on the buffet. Their bleu cheese dressing is THE BEST ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Val's is famous for their pizza here. The buffet has it all.

    Buffet has SALAD & dessert heaven, pasta & MORE!
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    The Engine House Cafe: Dine in a 1900 Firehouse:

    by Rich62 Written Sep 9, 2010

    This is a wonderful mom-and-pop restaurant in the Havelock section of Lincoln, Nebraska. The photos will show you the atmosphere but they don't quite convey how good the food is...and it is really good! Friends of ours took us there for our initial visit in September of 2010, but we plan to go back again when we are in town.

    The restaurant is quite appropriately decorated with firefighting-related photos and artifacts. It really is quite interesting to browse the newspaper clippings, photos, and firefighting equipment on display.

    The building was the original fire station of the Havelock district, and was occupied by a horse drawn fire team. The wood ceiling is original, from 1900. The Engine HOuse Cafe opened for business in June of 1995, and is one of Lincoln's best kept secrets. But now you know!

    Favorite Dish: Hands down, its the eggs Benedict for me. In fact the owner recommended that choice, and he was right; its really good. You can get it with your choice of Canadian Bacon, Steak, Ham, Sausage or Bacon, and it comes with a side of hash browns. For example, with Ham, a full portion is $6.99 and a half portion is $5.79.

    Other samples of the menu show a BBQ burger (1/3 lb.) for $7.29, or how about a chef salad for $6.89, maybe a hot beef sandwich for $6.39.

    The hours are Mon-Fri 6am - 8 pm, Sat. 6 am - 2 pm Sun. 7am - 2 pm
    Breakfast is served all day!
    Lunch begins at 10:45 daily
    Life begins at 40
    (ok I made up that last part)

    PLEASE CLICK THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT AND TO SEE INSIDE PHOTOS!

    THE ENGINE HOUSE CAFE INSIDE THE ENGINE HOUSE CAFE A FRIENDLY STAFF TO HELP YOU DETAIL OF THE 1900 ENGINE HOUSE CAFE FROM ACROSS THE STREET
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    PANERA BREAD: NOT FAST FOOD, BUT GOOD FOOD FAST

    by Rich62 Updated Oct 17, 2009

    THIS IS OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT. It is a combination coffeehouse, bakery and great sandwiches, soups and salads served in a nice atmosphere.

    Please click the photo to see additional pictures.

    Favorite Dish: I love the Turkey Artichoke sandwich with spring pea and asparagus soup. To drink, their hazelnut coffee is unbeatable. for a cold beverege, try the iced green tea. yum!

    ENJOYING THE PATIO DINING at SOUTHPOINTE MALL WE ATE OUTSIDE ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY THIS PANERA IS ON EAST INSIDE THE DOWNTOWN AT 12TH AND
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    Yia Yia's Pizza: Great pizza, huge beer selection!

    by allenk_007 Written Jan 7, 2008

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    A very interesting flat bread type of pizza where you choose from several types of sauces from traditional to various pesto sauces, and the ingredients to top it with.

    Up to 250 kinds of beers from all over the world.

    Gets busy at lunch time. They sell by the slice or the whole pizza.

    For those so inclined, they also have vegan fare.

    Favorite Dish: Bleu cheese and walnut pizza
    BBQ chicken, jalapenos pizza

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    The Oven: Best Indian food in Lincoln and beyond

    by allenk_007 Written Jan 7, 2008

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    Very, very good! I've tried the vindaloo, madras and korma dishes all of which were excellent and portioned generously.
    Of the Indian restaurants I've tried in Lincoln, this is top of the heap. Indeed, may well be the best Indian restaurant I've ever eaten at, and I've eaten here several times.

    Favorite Dish: chicken or shrimp vindaloo

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    Buzzard Billy's Armadillo Bar & Grillo: Cajun in Nebraska

    by allenk_007 Written Jan 7, 2008

    OK, so it isn't New Orleans, but I enjoyed Buzzard Billy's nonetheless on several occasions. The restaurant is located in the Haymarket area where a number of fine restaurants are located. As the name suggests, the decor/ambience is a combination of bar and grill. A very popular happy hour location, as well as whenever the Huskers have a home game, Buzzard Billy's is open for lunch and dinner with a wide array of cajun/creole appetizers and entrees.

    They have a cheap beer special by which I am not only talking inexpensive but, shall we say, bottom shelf brews. Seems to be very popular.

    They also have gringo food for those who desire standard fare.

    Favorite Dish: Appetizers: Gator Fingers, and Armadillo Eggs
    Soups: Seafood Gumbo, or the Grilled Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo
    Entrees: Crawfish Fettucine Alfredeaux (or shrimp), the Mardi Gras Pasta, the Cajun Combo, Crawfish Etoufee, and the Voodoo Tuna

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    Blue Orchid: Best Thai I've Ever Eaten!

    by allenk_007 Written Sep 25, 2007

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    Excellent service, nice ambience, very nice food presentation.

    Limited on-site parking but a parking garage across the street.

    It is a jewel in Lincoln and well worth the visit. The first visit will bring you back.

    Favorite Dish: Panang Curry (Chicken or Shrimp)
    Tom Kha Soup

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    Oso Burrito: Best Burritos in Nebraska

    by allenk_007 Written Sep 25, 2007

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    Oso Burrito serves up, among other things, the best burritos in town. Call them "gourmet burritos" if you will, they have many different and interesting burrito concoctions that must be tasted to be believed. My favorites include the pork (shredded or carnitas) with Thai peanut and the fish burrito with wasabi and garlic, all of which I enjoy with extra cilantro, and of course extra hot sauce. There are many other offerings beside the traditional including buffalo (as in wing) flavor sauce, pesto and jerk flavors.

    Although I clicked on Mexican above, they pride theirselves in not being Mexican, but being a specialty burrito restaurant, and in that they are quite right.

    There are plenty of other things including vegetarian fare, including burrito bowls, salads, tacos (try the fish!) and rice plates.

    I give Oso Burrito two thumbs way up!

    Favorite Dish: Thai peanut, pork burrito
    Fish with wasabi/garlic burrito
    Fish with curry/ginger burrito
    Buffalo chicken burrito

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  • Parthenon: Great Greek Food!

    by megsoc13 Updated Mar 4, 2007

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    Have been here twice and loved it. I don't remember what I ate but everything was delicious. They have good appetizers and dessert too. Owned by a Greek family so it's authentic. (They also own Papa John's Family Restaurant downtown.) Very nice atmosphere.

    Actually most menu items are under $10, especially for lunch, but if you order a wonderful appetizer and dessert it's going to push your bill up.

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  • Tico's: Best Mexican I Know of in Lincoln

    by megsoc13 Written Mar 4, 2007

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    Good Mexican food. Have never been disappointed. Their chips and salsa are excellent as they make their own chips with an original seasoning.

    Within walking distance of city campus but has parking.

    Price with tip probably over $10.

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    SCOOTERS COFFEEHOUSE: THE BEST HAZELNUT LATTES EVER

    by Rich62 Updated Oct 4, 2006

    THE MOST FLAVORFUL, SMOOTHEST LATTES WE HAVE TASTED. We love Starbucks, but after trying Scooters we will probably stop there next time.

    The O street location has Wi-Fi access.

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    Favorite Dish: A decaf Latte with Hazelnut flavoring. Irish Creme flavor comes in a close second.

    YOUR TABLE AWAITS YOU AT THE P STREET STORE NECTAR OF THE GODS; A SCOOTERS HAZELNUT LATTE INSIDE SCOOTERS ON P STREET IN THE HAYMARKET AREA THE SCOOTERS ON O STREET
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    DaVINCI'S: FAST ITALIAN FOOD

    by Rich62 Written Mar 19, 2006

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    THIS IS A NICE PLACE TO EAT and the manager and wait staff were all very friendly and helpful.

    The building is cleverly designed to give you the feel of being in an outdoor Italian courtyard. However, since this is the midwest, you are indoors. Probably a good thing.

    Favorite Dish: We had baked pasta dishes. I think they take a little longer to serve if you get the "baked" option, but it was worth the short wait, it was delicious.

    DaVinci's DaVinci's DaVinci's
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