North Omaha, the neighborhood adjacent to the downtown district, is a bustling residential neighborhood full of business, restaurants and shops. While you’re in this part of the Midwest, it’s crucial to try as much of the Nebraskan cuisine as you can. Here’s some of the best restaurants to enjoy during your visit to North Omaha.
Big Mama’s Kitchen
A classic dining experience in Omaha is partaking in some good old comfort food and Big Mama’s is the place for that. At Big Mama’s, ‘every meal is like Sunday dinner.’ Each meal you get here, no matter what time of the day it is, fills you up with fresh food that tastes like it came out of your grandmother’s kitchen. Come here for a breakfast casserole or the oven fried chicken, Big Mama’s does it right.
Jim’s Rib Haven
You can’t be in the Midwest without having ribs, and North Omaha has that covered with Jim’s Rib Haven. Exclusively known for their carry out and catering specials, come here for mouthwatering slabs that can be purchased in bulk with plenty of sides to satisfy and stuff you and all your friends.
Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob
The name of Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob says it all – this place is all about fast, delicious Mediterranean food with friendly service. Inspired by European street food vendors of Amsterdam and other major cities, Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob is a real favorite among residents of North Omaha looking for a quick, savory bite to eat. Come here for a classic Falafel or Chicken Kabob and don’t forget to order a side of curry fries.
A must try in North Omaha, Sgt. Peffer’s is a staple for delicious Italian cuisine. Peffer’s entices you to come every day of the week by having a different kind of special. Come here for their award winning pizza or Peffer’s wide variety of baked chicken casseroles or seafood options. It won’t disappoint.
Harold’s Koffee House
Founded by a former army clerk, Harold’s has quickly become a classic Omaha favorite for social meet ups and some good old fashioned grub. Come here for some American classics and daily specials; Harold’s always goes above and beyond the call of duty with their fresh pies, doughnuts and rolls, baked daily and always flying off the shelves.
Advertised as ‘Omaha’s Best Kept Secret,’ Finicky’s has certainly already grabbed a lot of attention. Named after some sort of local legend (a friendly and fun-loving man named Frank, who only ate the very best), Finicky’s has a somewhat simple, yet very appetizing menu. Come here for the Reuben sandwich, a crowd favorite.
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