1915 Leavenworth St.
Omaha Nebraska 68108United States
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Spicy combinations, fresh ingredients and a funky, eclectic decor make it worth seeking out the Southern comfort food at this hole-in-the-wall downtown eatery.
Dixie Quick's is the kind of place that makes you feel like one of the cool kids just for knowing about it. It's almost like you're entering a secret club because almost nothing about the location or the building exterior would indicate that food is served here -- really good food. The menu describes the dishes served as Southern comfort food, with a blend of Cajun, Tex-Mex and Southwest elements. The potato pickle soup is so surprisingly tasty you'll find yourself trying to figure out how to replicate it at home. The Maryland crab cakes, the chicken feta dinner omelette and the chicken club sandwich also win rave reviews. Don't expect to find the same dishes available on each visit though. The offerings -- written only on a dining room chalkboard -- are changed daily depending on the availability of fresh ingredients and the chef's whims. Expect to pay about $10 per person at lunch or brunch, a bit more at dinner. Reservations at this small restaurant are a must whenever you visit. Service is excellent and the waiters are delightfully offbeat, which fits the restaurant, whose decor is attractive, but quirky. In fact, during winter months, some seating is available among the art in the connecting funky RNG Gallery. Diners can find Dixie Quick's just a few blocks away from the popular Old Market District -- in an area that's a bit more sketchy. Just be sure to pay close attention when you drive up, or you might circle the block a few times wondering if you've found the right place. It's worth the trek for a meal and ambience you'll be talking about weeks later. (Note that the restaurant plans to move to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in summer 2011).