With the exception of about three months when the weather is unfit for man or beast, Omaha is a beautiful place to enjoy dining in the great outdoors. These establishments have capitalized on the fact by adding charming, booming, or simply beautiful outdoor dining areas to their eateries. Your guide to outdoor dining has arrived.

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hinese pork ribs, sesame Asian slaw and jasmine rice on the Butterfish patio
People-watch while enjoying sushi and pan-Asian plates like this Chinese pork ribs, sesame Asian slaw and jasmine rice on the Butterfish patio. Photo: Butterfish Facebook page.

Fine Dining

Avoli Osteria
5013 Underwood
402-933-7400

Blue Sushi Sake Grill
416 S 12th st
402-260-8444

14450 Eagle Run Dr
402-445-2583

Butterfish
3901 Farnam
402-934-8979

Dario’s
4920 Underwood Ave
402-933-0799

Heirloom Fine Foods
325 North 72nd St
402-378-2784

Herbe Sainte
1934 S 67th St
402-913-2396

Hiro 88
1308 Jackson
402-933-5168

J. Coco plates being served
Coming through! So much delicousness from J. Coco, located mid-townish, between Aksarben and Dundee. Photo: J Coco Facebook

J CoCo
5203 Leavenworth
402-884-2626

Kona Grill
295 N 170th St
402-779-2900

La Buvette
511 S 11th
402-344-8627

Lombardo’s Bistro and Bar
13110 Birch Dr
402-884-9800

M’s Pub
422 S 11th st
402-342-2550

Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare
521 S 13th St
402-345-8466

Seafood dishes at Plank's Old Market patio
Cheers to warm evenings lingering over sumptuous seafood at Plank’s Old Market patio. Photo: Plank Seafood Provisions Facebook

Plank
1205 Howard
402-507-4480

Spezia
3125 S 72nd
402-391-2950

Stirnella
3814 Farnam
402-650-5204

Via Farina
1108 S 10th
402-502-9880

Villagio Pizzeria
6922 N 102 Cir
402-502-4400

Vincenzo’s
15702 Pacific
402-498-3889

Casual Fare

Jalapeno popper Waygu beef burger from Charred Burger
Locally raised Waygu Beef Burgers at Charred Burger. Photo: Charred Burger Facebook

Charred Burger
1150 Sterling Ridge Dr
402-779-8430

Copal
3623 N 129th
531-466-7824

Dante
16901 Wright Plaza
402-932-3078

Dickey’s BBQ Pit
15825 W Maple Rd
2241 W Center
4102 Twin Creek Drive

It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but you get a good meal. Meet up at Early Bird in Blackstone or Papillion. Photo, Early Bird Facebook page

Early Bird
3824 Farnam
402-934-5535

7775 Olson Dr
402-505-3102

El Basha
7502 Pacific St
402-934-6266

Finicky Frank’s
9520 Calhoun Rd
402-451-5555

GreenBelly
210 N 114th St
402-334-1300

Hook & Lime
735 N 14th St
402-933-4222

Hunger Block
11036 Elm
402-557-6738

Jackson Street Tavern
1125 Jackson St
402-991-5637

Jams
1101 Harney
17070 Wright Plz

Mangia Italiana
6516 Irvington rd
402-614-0600

Mantra patio in Benson
“YUMMMMMMM” will be your Mantra at this Benson patio. Photo, Mantra Facebook Page

Mantra
6913 Maple Rd
402-933-1666

Ollie and Hobbes
310 E Gold Coast Rd
402-884-3338

Pacific Eating House
1130 Sterling Ridge Rd
531-999-3777

Phoenix 370 Food and Spirits
11212 Richland Dr
402-504-3888

Pitch
5021 Underwood Ave
402-590-2625

17808 Burke St
402-289-4096

Pizza West
120th and Giles
402-933-7499

Rusty Taco
14919 W Maple Rd
402-934-9990

Saddle Creek Breakfast Club breakfast dish
Saddle Creek Breakfast Club serves breakfast and lunch 7am-2pm, Wednesday-Sunday. Photo, SCBC Omaha Facebook page

Saddle Creek Breakfast Club
1540 N Saddle Creek
402-932-5970

SKyybox
6720 S 168th
402-934-7060

SPIN!
248 Olson Drive
402-935-7746

17520 Wright St
402-991-7701

Stokin Goat
15805 W Maple Rd
402-916-9011

Taco Co
6108 Maple
531-365-2820

Timber Wood Fired Bistro
8702 Pacific Street
402-964-2227

Twisted Fork Grill and Saloon
1014 Howard
402-932-9600

Upstream
514 S 11th
402-344-0200

The Capitol District seating area in downtown Omaha NE
Omaha’s downtown destination dining and entertainment, The Capitol District, Photo from The Capitol District’s Facebook Page

Food Hall

Capitol District
1022 Capitol Ave
402-200-3039
The Capitol District features a communal patio and dining bubbles, where you can enjoy your grab and go food and drink from any of the district’s offerings, including Annie’s Irish Pub, Beer Can Alley, Burdock & Bitters, BurgerIM, DJ’s Dugout, The Exchange, Howard & Fine, The Jewell, J. Gilberts, Lighthouse Pizza, Moe & Curly’s, Nosh, Society 1854, Starbucks, and Época Cantina.

Dandelion
1300 Howard
Features a weekly pop-up of guest chefs sampling menu concepts in the Omaha Chamber Commons

Inner Rail
1911 S 67th St
531-466-7484
This Aksarben Food Hall features 10 vendors and an outdoor common area to bring food from nearby Noli’s, Culprit, Kathmandu, Maharani, B Squared, Sofra, and more.

The Switch beer/food hall patio

Blackstone’s The Switch food hall features Venezuelan, American, comfort food and sammies, plus a full bar with a bottomless mimosa and bloody on the weekends. Photo from The Switch’s Facebook page

The Switch
Blackstone
The Switch is a casual dining hall that hosts regular pop-ups as well as regularly featured vendors. A brewery within the hall serves as a center piece, and the outdoor dining area is an excellent people-watching perch at Blackstone.

Trucks and Taps
108th and Q
A place for Omaha’s Food Trucks to call home, this patio features grab and go cocktails and a rotating roster of food trucks to choose from.

Benson Brewery wings and beer
Benson Brewery is a cozy neighborhood brew-pub welcoming all who look for friendly company, good conversation, house made beers and solid drinks. Photo from Benson Brewery’s Facebook Page

Gastro Pub/Wine Bar

Barchen Beer Garden
6209 N Maple
402-502-9902

Benson Brewery
6059 Maple St
402-934-8668

Blatt Beer & Table
610 N 12th st
402-718-8822

The Casual Pint
8718 Countryside plz
402-919-7468

Cellar 44
2835 S 170th Plaza
402-452-3922

Corkscrew Wine & Cheese
10924 Prairie Brook Rd
402-991-2927

3908 Farnam
402-933-3150

Paddy McGowns
4503 Center St
402-504-1022

The Stave
320 N Washington
402-592-2901

Rathskeller Bier Haus outdoor seating and stage
“Ratskeller” — German term for bar or restaurant located in the basement of a city hall. Photo by Sal Robles

Rathskeller Bier Haus
4524 Farnam
402-991-7724

Timber Creek
6718 S 178th
402-614-3464

Tiny House drink and patio seating
Serving epic craft cocktails and sassy social media, Tiny House offers patio seating and Omaha’s only cocktail drive-thru Wednesday thru Sunday. Photo Tiny House Facebook Page

Tiny House
1411 S 13th st
402-715-5115

Two Fine Irishmen
18101 R Plaza
402-933-3990

Vino Mas
14450 Eagle Run Drive #220
402-916-4111

West End
1529 S 203rd st
402-502-1884

Sports Bars

Addy’s Sports Bar and Grill
14516 W Maple – 402-502-9767
14110 S St – 402-991-2337
101 N 10th St – 402-302-1445
and 1515 s 204th St – 402-991-2663

Barret's Barleycorn sports bar patio
It’s a boisterous sports bar that knows ambience is also important! Photo from Barret’s Barleycorn Facebook page

Barret’s Barleycorn
4322 Leavenworth
(402) 554-5805

Brewsky’s Food & Spirits
Five locations, all but South Lincoln locations feature a patio

Bushwood Lounge
711 N 114th st
402-502-1317

Caddy Shack Bar and Grill
2076 N 117th Ave
402-932-3704

DJ’s Dugout
10308 S 23rd St
402-292-9096

2102 S 67th
402-933-3533

The Good Life
1203 s 180th
402-933-2947

Local Beer Patio and Kitchen
4909 S 135th St
402-991-8852

O’Leavers
1322 Saddle Creek Rd
402-556-1238

Ozzy’s Roadhouse
12744 Westport Pkwy
402-505-9500

Pauli’s
6750 Mercy Rd
402-933-3583

The Session Room
812 N 14th
402-342-4393

Union Sports Bar
3636 N 156th
402-614-2755

Winchester’s Bar and Grill
7002 Q St
402-331-9933           

Austin's Steak and Saloon patio
You want steaks? Omaha has an embarrassment of riches. Austin’s Steak and Saloon is located at 168th & Center in The Shops of Legacy. Photo from Austin’s Facebook Page

Steak House

Austin’s
16920 Wright Plaza
402-800-3558

Charlie’s on the Lake
4150 S 144th st
402-894-9411

Nite Owl craft cocktail bar
Nite Owl is a neighborhood craft cocktail bar located in the Blackstone District, featuring an eclectic food menu with late night eats until 2 a.m. Photo from Nite Owl Facebook Page

Late Night

Bushwood Lounge
711 N 114th st
402-502-1317

Cedar
8726 CountrySide Plaza
402-933-7143

Nite Owl
3902 Farnam
402-991-6767

Mint Julep at Little Ricky's patio in Blackstone
The views are great and the juleps are minty at Little Ricky’s in Blackstone.

Rooftop

Juke’s Ale Works
20560 Elkhorn Drive
(402) 779-8496

Little Ricky’s Rooftop
148 S 39TH ST
402-502-2220

Archtype coffee
A cup of joe, a patio, a spring day, and thee…What more could one ask for? Photo from Archetype Facebook page

Coffee

Archetype
3926 Farnam

Brew
318 N Spruce (Valley)
402-933-7255

Dundee Double Shot
118 N 50th st
402-556-6494

Edge of the Universe
6070 Maple

Hardy Coffee
2112 N 30th st
6051 Maple
1031 Jones

Karma Koffee
587 N 155th Plaza
402-885-8892

Zen Coffee
2504 Farnam
402-452-3085

2505 S 133rd
531-213-2724

Dog laying on patio
Meals are even better when shared with your bestie. Photo by Anders Ipsen, Unsplash

Dog-Friendly 

Blatt Beer & Table
610 N 12th st
402-718-8822

Brewsky’s Food & Spirits
Five locations, all but South Lincoln locations feature a patio 

Butterfish
3901 Farnam
402-934-8979

DJ’s Dugout
10308 S 23rd st
402-292-9096

2102 S 67th
402-933-3533

DJ’s Dugout
10308 S 23rd st
402-292-9096

2102 S 67th
402-933-3533

J CoCo
5203 Leavenworth
402-884-2626

Karma Koffee
587 N 155th Plaza
402-885-8892

Local Beer Patio and Kitchen
4909 S 135th st
402-991-8852

O’LeaversPizza West
120th and Giles
402-933-7499

Rathskeller Bier Haus
4524 Farnam
402-991-7724

SKyybox
6720 S 168th
402-934-7060

Dog at the Spin! patio
Everybody loves pizza, especially a Neapolitan pie made with fresh ingredients. Photo from Spin Facebook page

SPIN!
248 Olson Drive
402-935-7746

17520 Wright St
402-991-7701

Tanner’s Bar and Grill
119th and Pacific
156th and Maple

The Session Room
812 N 14th
402-342-4393

Union Sports Bar
3636 N 156th
402-614-2755

Vino Mas
14450 Eagle Run Drive
402-916-4111

Yoyo Berri
6610 S 168th st
402-915-9696


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