Omaha Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Omaha Trip Guide

Nebraska’s biggest city touts storied steaks, great music and impressive museums.


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Where to eat

Dario’s Brasserie Think Cheers with a French accent. The friendly waitstaff serves Trappist monk ales, quiches, crepes and mussels. See reviews and ratings. (402) 933-0799;

The Flatiron Cafe An upscale downtown favorite with innovative American cuisine, such as morel-crusted beef tenderloin. (402) 344-3040;

Gorat’s Steakhouse Hometown billionaire Warren Buffett favors this classic spot that serves tender steaks and seafood in an old-school, family-friendly setting. (402) 551-3733;

Grey Plume An ever-evolving organic menu celebrates ingredients from Nebraska farms, such as a bison burger oozing with juicy flavor. Recycled wood floors and tabletops add warmth to the contemporary setting. See reviews and ratings. (402) 763-4447;

HIRO 88 Patrons come to this hip Old Market restaurant for the sushi, but the Japanese and Chinese entrees are delicious as well. Try the mild peanut butter chicken. See reviews and ratings. (402) 933-5168;

Johnny's Cafe The Kawa family ages its own beef. Omaha’s iconic steak house has been located in South Omaha since 1922. See reviews and ratings. (402) 731-4774;

McFoster's Natural Kind Cafe A quirky spot with a juice bar whips up tasty vegan and vegetarian fare, along with Earth-friendly meat entrees. Hummus, loaded salads and free-range chicken dishes delight. (402) 345-7477;

M’s Pub Dishes such as an Armenian lavosh bread with Thai chicken keep the largely American menu interesting at this Old Market spot. See reviews and ratings. (402) 342-2550;

Taste Mod decor, an extensive wine list and a small-plate menu warrant a special trip to this hidden gem. See reviews and ratings. (402) 884-3175;

Zio’s Pizzeria There are three around town, but the Zio’s Old Market location is convenient for downtown visitors. Mix and match 40 toppings to create a slice of pizza perfection. (402) 344-2222;


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