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    Spaghetti Works: All you can eat Spaghetti!

    by Florida999 Updated Oct 2, 2006

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    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.

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    Bassett Lodge and Range Cafe: Relive a Bygone Era in Bassett, Nebraska

    by Stephen-KarenConn Updated Aug 2, 2004

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    My lunch at the Range Cafe is a good example of why I enjoy traveling to small towns, and why I am determined to visit every county in the United States at least once in my lifetime. While driving across the sandhills of north-central Nebraska I stopped at mid-day in this small town of 743 people to look for a place to eat. Downtown on Main Street, the Range Cafe looked like the best choice in town. Walking in the front door was like stepping back in time. The building and the business date back to the late 1800s, and they look little changed since that time except for a few modern touches like air conditioning and electric lights. I seriously doubt if the place had seen any major remodeling for 50 years.

    The service was friendly, the food was very good, and as I was finishing my meal an elderly gentleman came up to my table and asked if I were a traveling man. Obviously they don't get many tourists in Bassett. We talked for a while, he told me he was a cattle rancher and the owner of the cafe and the adjoining lodge. He offered to show me around. The lodge was a fascinating place, like a living page-out-of-time. In fact, he showed me an actual page - an 1880's newspaper he had recently found in one of the walls of the hotel. On the paper was a note scribbled by one of the builders of the hotel who had placed it in the wall to be found more than a century later.

    As my host and I chatted I learned much of the history of the Nebraska Sandhills country, and of the ups and downs of the cattle industry. Bassett, Nebraska and this extraordinary friendly gentleman (I didn't even get his name) offered me one of those magical travel moments, the memory of which I will always treasure.

    Favorite Dish: I had the lunch special: Two bratwurst links, mashed potatoes with gravy, buttered corn-on-the-cob, green beans, a trip to the salad bar, and iced tea, all for only $5.50.

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    The Lyceum: History, Books, Good Food in Brownville

    by Basaic Written Oct 4, 2013

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    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.

    The Lyceum
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  • A state-wide favorite is...

    by HuskerFan Written Aug 25, 2002

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    A state-wide favorite is Valentino's, a Pizza chain. When in Nebraska you also must try a Runza (also the name of a fast-food chain). These are from Germany, and are browned burger with onions and Saur Kraut wrapped in dough and baked.

    Lincoln has several 'must visit' restaurants. These include Lazlo's in the Haymarket district. For the best prime rib anywhere, you must go to Misty's on Havelock Avenue. Finally, if you like Vietnamese food, Vien Dong near the downtown campus is outstanding. I am 'addicted' to their beef lagoo noodle soup.

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    Edelweiss German Restaurant is...

    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Edelweiss German Restaurant is not a big fancy place. It has good home made German cooking.
    Good food at good prices in a nice clean place... what more could you want?

    Favorite Dish: Sampler plate so I could have a little of every thing. I had never been to a German restaurant before. The different sausages, wieners, and brats were my favorite.

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  • I completely recommend the...

    by ChiBronco Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I completely recommend the restaurants on the Gambling
    Casino River Boats dotting the River between Omaha
    and Council Bluffs,Iowa.The Food is excellent in every
    single one of them and are Very,Very Popular among
    Omaha Residents.It is a place to Have a Good time and
    Enjoy good food at an extremely reasonable price.
    The Casino Boats (Harvey's for one) are Omaha's answer
    to Las Vegas and the Clientele is very,very well dressed.
    All the Food is great for an outlandishly low price plus there
    is so much to do on the boats.

    Favorite Dish: The Steaks are absolutely mouth-watering here at these
    Casino boats.Omaha is the home of the Best Steaks
    in the World and You will keep coming back for more.
    Dont expect an Outrageous bill here either because it's
    a Buffet(Like in Las Vegas) at all the Casino Boats.

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    Gordan Howards/Oregon Trail...

    by kim83_50158 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Gordan Howards/Oregon Trail Wagon Train>>It is an experience in itself. Not ordinary by any means.
    Every night there is a cookout followed by fireside 'entertainment'.
    The whole evening is spent outdoors. The steak is cooked over an open wood fire. Cooks and everyone else who works every night to make the cookouts possible very nice and interesting people! It's near the river, so there trails to go to the river. 3 cabins that can be rented. Horshoes. Covered Wagon History Tour of Oregon Trail(short/local). Afterwards, all the guests gather around the campfire and sing with the cowboys. It's so much fun! And the sunset is gorgeous! The entire experience is not to be missed!!

    Favorite Dish: They are famous for their steak. (16 oz. Ribeye Steaks) The meal also includes: Baked Potato, Creamed Green Beans, Sourdough Bread(to die for!), Homemade Ice Cream, Cowboy Coffee & Iced Tea.

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    Runza's--It's a chain...

    by kim83_50158 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Runza's--It's a chain throughout Nebraska and maybe some other surrounding states(with exception of Iowa). It has wonderful food!!! I've been craving it for years now. But we don't have any anywhere near here.
    It is a fast-food restaurant in most cases. Unless you know you like it, don't search one out, well unless of course there's really no other place to eat. It's not fancy or anything. But it is great food!!!!

    Favorite Dish: Their specialty is the 'Runza'. It's a cabbage burger. It is bread completely surrounding ground beef and other ingredients. There are all different varieties like all cheese, plain(just meat), and many different other kinds(it's been awhile). Their french fries are wonderful, as well. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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    Valentino's--There are 51 that...

    by kim83_50158 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Valentino's--There are 51 that exist throughout the midwest, although 90% are in Nebraska. Some other states with a couple include: Minnesota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Iowa. I think that's all.
    It's buffet-style eating. Eat as much as you want. Not a bad deal. Nice family atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: Pizza, pasta, dessert, etc. In Norfolk, they usually have warm caramel breadsticks. They are wonderful. The pasta at Valentino's is excellent.

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    Helen's: Great Restaurant in Chadron

    by Basaic Updated Oct 5, 2013

    $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!

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    Mac's: Good Old Fashioned Drive-In in McCook

    by Basaic Written Oct 4, 2013

    $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.

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    Red Lobster: Great Chain Restaurant in Kearney

    by Basaic Written Oct 4, 2013

    $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.

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    Husker's Steakhouse: Nice Steakhouse in Columbus

    by Basaic Written Oct 4, 2013

    $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.

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    Denny's: Decent Chain Restaurant in Gretna

    by Basaic Updated Oct 4, 2013

    $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.

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    Mahoney Grille: Great Grille in Mahoney State Park

    by Basaic Written Oct 4, 2013

    $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!

    Mahoney Grille
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