Lincoln Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Lincoln Trip Guide

The state university (broken into city and east campuses) and the lively Haymarket District energize Nebraska’s capital (population: 258,000).


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Where to eat

Bread and Cup Simple food that tastes amazing and features local ingredients. Find dishes like cinnamon rolls topped with homemade granola and a caramel drizzle, slow-roasted pulled pork sandwiches with savory garlic sauce, curried apple tuna salad with spring greens, or bread-pudding temptations like dark chocolate or banana rum. See reviews and ratings. (402) 438-2255;

Buzzard Billy’s Armadillo Bar and Grillo Creole and Southern eats, including fried alligator and red beans and rice, make it a standout. Find a patio seat on summer evenings. See reviews and ratings. (402) 475-8822;

High Society Cheesecake Tasty soups, flavorful sandwiches and, of course, cheesecake top the menu at the lunch-only shop. Closed Saturdays. See reviews and ratings. (402) 328-2343;

Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill An anchor in the Haymarket district, the cozy brewpub serves excellent beer-cheese soup and house-crafted beer. See reviews and ratings. (402) 434-5636;

Where to stay

Embassy Suites Lincoln Modern suites, a complimentary cocktail hour and a free hot breakfast make the familiar chain a pleasant place to stay. Bonus: The hotel is close to Memorial Stadium. From $129. (402) 474-1111;

For information: Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 423-8212;


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