Best of Omaha: 2019 Readers’ Choice – Dining Winners

And the winners are...


Best of Omaha Dining

Best Bakery

  • Nothing Bundt Cakes – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery – Reader’s Choice
  • Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop – Reader’s Choice
  • Cake Specialist – Reader’s Choice
  • Uptown Bakery – Reader’s Recommend
  • The Cake Gallery – Reader’s Recommend

Best BBQ Restaurant

  • Tired Texan BBQ – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Hog Wild Pit Bar-B-Q – Reader’s Choice
  • Cubby’s Convenience Stores BBQ – Reader’s Choice
  • Boyd & Charlie’s – Reader’s Recommend
  • Hartland Bar-B-Que – Reader’s Recommend
  • Famous Dave’s – Reader’s Recommend

Best Brewpub

  • Upstream Brewing Company – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • The Benson Brewery – Reader’s Choice
  • Nebraska Brewing Company – Reader’s Choice
  • Infusion Brewing Company – Reader’s Choice
  • Brickway – Reader’s Recommend
  • Pint Nine Brewing Company – Reader’s Recommend

Best Buffett

  • China Buffet – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Hu Hot Mongolian Grill – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Ameristar – Reader’s Choice
  • Valentino’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Golden Corral Buffet and Grill – Reader’s Recommend
  • Curri Fine Indian Cuisine – Reader’s Refer

Best Burger Joint

  • Stella’s Bar & Grill – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Dinkers Bar and Grill – Reader’s Choice
  • Sinful Burger Sports Grill – Reader’s Choice
  • Block 16 – Reader’s Choice
  • Five Guys – Reader’s Recommend
  • Bronco’s – Reader’s Recommend

Best Cafe/Diner

  • Lisa’s Radial Cafe – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • 11-Worth Cafe – Reader’s Choice
  • WheatFields Eatery & Bakery – Reader’s Choice
  • Le Peep Omaha – Reader’s Choice
  • Petrow’s – Reader’s Recommend
  • Saddle Creek Breakfast Club – Reader’s Recommend

Best Catering Company

  • Abraham Catering – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Mangia Italiana – Reader’s Choice
  • Eddie’s Catering – Reader’s Choice
  • Attitude on Food – Reader’s Recommend
  • Catering Creations – Reader’s Refer
  • Just Good Meat – Reader’s Refer
  • Catered Affair – Reader’s Refer
  • Hy-Vee council bluffs Iowa – Reader’s Refer
  • Take Em Catering – Reader’s Refer
  • Enzo’s Italian – Reader’s Refer

Best Chinese Restaurant

  • Three Happiness Express – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • JC Mandarin – Reader’s Choice
  • Imperial Palace Express – Reader’s Choice
  • Rice Bowl – Reader’s Recommend
  • China Palace Restaurant – Reader’s Recommend
  • Golden Bowl | Chinese Restaurant – Reader’s Recommend

Best Coffee Shop

  • Scooter’s Coffee – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • The Beanery – Reader’s Choice
  • Aromas Coffeehouse – Reader’s Choice
  • Amateur Coffee – Reader’s Recommend
  • Archetype – Reader’s Recommend
  • Karma Koffee – Reader’s Refer

Best Doughnut Shop

  • Pettit’s Pastry – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts – Reader’s Choice
  • Hurts Donut Co. – Reader’s Choice
  • Bob’s Donuts – Reader’s Recommend
  • Uptown Bakery – Reader’s Recommend
  • Sweet Magnolias Bake Shop – Reader’s Recommend

Best Greek Restaurant

  • Greek Islands – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village – Reader’s Choice
  • Feta’s Greek Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • John’s Grecian Delight – Reader’s Recommend
  • Grecian Gyros – Reader’s Refer

Best Ice Cream Shop

  • Ted & Wally’s Ultra-Premium Ice Cream – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Coneflower Creamery – Reader’s Choice
  • Dairy Queen Grill & Chill – Reader’s Choice
  • Graley’s Creamery & Confections – Reader’s Recommend
  • Dairy Twist – Reader’s Recommend
  • eCreamery – Reader’s Recommend

Best Indian Restaurant

  • The Jaipur – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Curri – Reader’s Choice
  • Tanduri Fusion Omaha – Reader’s Choice
  • The Oven – Reader’s Choice
  • The Taj Kabob & Curry – Reader’s Recommend
  • Himalayas – Reader’s Refer

Best Italian Restaurant

  • Lo Sole Mio Ristorante – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Roma Italian Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • Spezia – Reader’s Choice
  • Malara’s – Reader’s Recommend
  • Pasta Amore – Reader’s Recommend
  • Vincenzo’s – Reader’s Recommend

Best Japanese Restaurant

  • Kobe Steakhouse Of Japan – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Hiro 88 – Reader’s Choice
  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill – Reader’s Choice
  • Umami – Reader’s Choice
  • Yoshitomo – Reader’s Recommend
  • Sakura Bana – Reader’s Refer

Best Local Food-Serving Restaurant

  • Railcar Modern American Kitchen – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Block 16 – Reader’s Choice
  • Quick Bites Soul Food – Reader’s Choice
  • Modern Love – Reader’s Choice
  • LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen – Reader’s Choice
  • Kitchen Table – Reader’s Recommend

Best Mexican Restaurant

  • La Mesa Mexican Restaurant – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Abelardo’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Nettie’s Fine Mexican Food – Reader’s Choice
  • Maria’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Rivera’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Hector’s – Reader’s Recommend

Best New Restaurant

  • Oasis Falafel of Omaha – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Olive & Ash Pizza – Reader’s Choice
  • High Peak Asian Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • Rizin Japanese Ramen – Reader’s Recommend
  • IkaSan – Reader’s Recommend
  • Charred – Reader’s Refer
  • J. Gilbert’s Wood-fired Steaks and Seafood – Reader’s Refer

Best Nouveau Cuisine Restaurant

  • Modern Love – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Salt 88 – Reader’s Choice
  • Boiler Room Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • Le Bouillon – Reader’s Choice
  • Brushi European American Cuisine – Reader’s Refer

Best Pizza Parlor

  • Mama’s Pizza – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Johnny Sortino’s Pizza Parlor – Reader’s Choice
  • La Casa Pizzaria – Reader’s Choice
  • Noli’s Pizzeria – Reader’s Choice
  • Pitch Pizzeria West Omaha – Reader’s Recommend
  • Lansky’s Pizza, Pasta & Philly Steaks – Reader’s Recommend

Best Retail Meat Counter

  • Just Good Meat – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Fareway Grocery – Reader’s Choice
  • Stoysich House of Sausage – Reader’s Choice
  • Hy-Vee – Reader’s Choice
  • Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli – Reader’s Recommend
  • Baker’s – Reader’s Refer

Best Retail Produce Selection

  • Fresh Thyme – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Hy-Vee – Reader’s Choice
  • Trader Joe’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Baker’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Whole Foods Market – Reader’s Choice
  • Aldi – Reader’s Refer

Best Retail Wine Selection

  • Hy-Vee – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Spirit World – Reader’s Choice
  • La Buvette Wine & Grocery – Reader’s Recommend
  • Corkscrew Wine & Cheese – Reader’s Recommend
  • WineStyles of Omaha – Reader’s Refer
  • Whole Foods Market – Reader’s Refer

Best Steak House

  • Brother Sebastian’s – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • The Drover – Reader’s Choice
  • Round the Bend Steakhouse – Reader’s Choice
  • Johnny’s Cafe – Reader’s Choice
  • Anthony’s Steakhouse – Reader’s Choice
  • Pink Poodle Restaurant – Reader’s Recommend

Best Sweets Shop

  • Old Market Candy Shop – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Eileen’s Colossal Cookies – Reader’s Choice
  • Cupcake Island – Reader’s Choice
  • The Cordial Cherry – Reader’s Choice
  • Candy Wrappers – Reader’s Recommend
  • Uptown Bakery – Reader’s Recommend

Best Tex-Mex

  • Mula – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • La Mesa Mexican Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • Roja – Reader’s Choice
  • Stokes Grill & Bar – Reader’s Choice
  • Julio’s Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • El’ Bee’s – Reader’s Choice

Best Thai Restaurant

  • Thai Pepper – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Salween Thai Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • Mai Thai Restaurant – Reader’s Choice
  • Laos Thai – Reader’s Recommend
  • Bangkok Kitchen – Reader’s Recommend
  • Pan Asian Terrace – Reader’s Refer

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Modern Love – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Oasis Falafel – Reader’s Choice
  • Kitchen Table – Reader’s Choice
  • Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant – Reader’s Refer
  • Persis Indian grill – Reader’s Refer


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