The decor was like most Chinese Buffets you have seen, meaning kinda average. Some people do not like buffets because the food sometimes sits on line for a while; but if you don't mind buffets this was a pretty good one. Nice selection of seafood dishes. Will add photo soon.
Ole's is a nice family style place with a varied menu of steaks, seafood, burgers, braised chicken, soups and salads and other items. Friday nights they have Walleye and Catfish specials. Atmosphere is casual and friendly. They serve wine, beer and ale too.
Favorite Dish: Catfish Special was great!
$9 as of August 2013. This is a family run affair with a nice atmosphere and a varied menu. I had difficulty choosing between the blackened catfish and the veal parmesan. My waitress, Melissa was a delight. Hours are 6 AM to 9 PM daily but open till 10 PM on Friday. I enjoyed my Veal Parmesan. On my previous visit I had the Blackened Catfish which was also quite good. I recommend this place!
The Range is a combination hotel/small town restaurant/small town bar. It is located in a very nice old building in the old part of town and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Known locally as a great place to get breakfast. Inside it looks like an old-style diner with antiques and a soda fountain. Lunch tends toward sandwiches and lighter fare. Freindly staff too. I reccommend it!
Favorite Dish: Open faced roast beef sandwich with gravy.
Okay the place specializes in steaks so maybe they do those well. The decor inside and out was nothing special. Most items on the menu were fried and the "Fried Shrimp Special" was mediocre and small portions. Overpriced for what I got. Service was indifferent. I did not go to the bar, although I heard it is a decent place to hangout. Has a bar too. Hours are 6 AM to 1 AM.
Favorite Dish: None really, the shrimp was barely average.
$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!
The Lyceum is a combination bookstore and cafe type restaurant located in an historic building in historic Brownville. It is family run and has a friendly atmosphere. We had a cute waitrees who does not want her photo on the Internet. The menu is mostly lighter with sandwiches, soups, and quiche. Daily specials. Hours are 11 AM to 8 PM Wednesday through Sunday.
$10 as of August 2013. The Mahoney Lodge at Mahoney State Park is very nice as is the Mahoney Grille inside. Lots of dark wood and a great view. The service was professional and efficient though a bit lacking in friendliness. Worth a try while at the park.
Favorite Dish: Fettuccini Alfredo was great!
$12 as of August 2013. This is the usual type of Denny's and my waitress was very good. Located with the Flying J Truck Stop. I had the grilled Tilapia with a cup of soup, whole grain rice and a mix of squash and zucchini.
$16 as of August 2013> This restaurant looks pretty nice on the outside and the interior is very nice. It looks classy with well dressed waitresses and a host in a tie; but they have no dress code for the patrons so you can "come as you are". The menu includes steak, seafood, pasta and a few others. Hours are 5 PM to 10 PM Monday through Thursday, 5 PM to 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday. I had catfish which had too much breading; but the meal was okay.
$22 as of August 2013. I am a big seafood fan; so I normally am very happy to see a Red Lobster near my motel. This was a good one and my waitress, Becca, was great. Hours are 11 AM to 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday.
Favorite Dish: I had the Admirals Feast; which was quite good. Love their biscuits too.
$7 as of August 2013. This is a one of those old-fashioned drive-ins where the waitress comes to your car. Don't expect a modern eclectic, vegetarian menu here; just good, artery clogging comfort food. Hours are 11 AM to 10 PM Monday through Thursday and 11 AM to 11 PM Friday and Saturday. Great hamburgers.
Pros: Service, Food, Smiling Staff & Customers...etc.....
Cons: What's not to like June 30, 2009
I grew up in Nebraska and have experienced the delicious home cooking of many small town cafes. Darling's brought a flood of pleasent memories. My daughter, son-in-law and 2 grand- children (ages 2&3) were traveling back to Texas from Omaha when we spotted Darling's sign. Having had more than a few not so pleasant surprises I walked up to the entrance to check it out & immediately saw the No Smoking & No Smoking within 25 feet of the door signs. That was enough to get us in the door.
We seated ourselves & in less than a minute the young lady was there with our water & crayons & coloring mats for the kids. Though the "decor" is a mismash of old home kitchens everything was very clean & comfortably inviting. And, the Food, what can I say. Like my mother's kitchen.
Making "GA-GA" over somebody elses grand kids/children will get you good notices. Darling's is a local "hang-out" that reminds us of simpler times & places. We loved the customers friendlyness & comments.
I don't hesitate to recomend Darling's & when we travel that way again it will be on our list of places to stop.
SEEK IT OUT AND ENJOY.......
Favorite Dish: Just good home cooking style food.!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, the best steak places in Omaha, are Itallian. Spaghetti is always a side dish instead of potatoes or a vegetable. I place Piccolo's as the best in Omaha. There are many others that are excellent. See my Omaha, restaurant tips.
Favorite Dish: Steak, filet mignon is excellent.
Someone told me about this place, or we would have never thought of going there.
Warning: DON'T GO THERE, if you are on a diet, especially low carb....
The place looks like an old warehouse or something, but nice enough on the inside. The food was great. This is how it works: you order the "all you can eat pasta" , and then pick items from the menu. You start with the pasta ( they have different kinds like spaghetti, fettucine, angel hair etc.) , then you pick a sauce, plus another toping like meatballs if you like. You get a small bowl , and after you are finished , you start over with the next bowl.
I had to stop after 4 bowls and did not eat again for a long time....
Great place to take kids. They do have a salad bar that is included also, if you get tired of pasta.
Favorite Dish: Mine was the fettucine with green pesto cream sauce, and the chili spagetti. I did not like the beer sauce.