Nebraska Panhandle Ideas?
In a few months we'll be visiting family in the area--first time in over a decade. A search of the Midwest board comes up pretty sparse about chow in the Panhandle. Of course, that's probably because the Panhandle itself is pretty sparse! So, not that I expect too much here, but...
Any ideas or reports on cheap eats, road-food, bakeries, take-out, or other potentially interesting chow spots in western Nebraska--especially in the areas of Kimball, Gering, and/or Scottsbluff?
I'll be certain to report back anything of interest.
I highly recommend Junie Mae's near Ogallala/Lake McConaughy. OK, it's technically not the panhandle, but there so few opportunities to recommend places in western Nebraska, and what's a few hours drive for great food!
I know Scottsbluff has great Mexican food--there used to be a place with great green chile near the airport--but I've been away from the area too long to remember specific restaurants. Surely someone in the area can point you to a good Mexican place.
FYI, I used to LOVE Ole's, but my experience (albeit very limited lately) is that it isn't as good as it used to be. I liked how it used to feel like a bar with fabulous steak and prime rib. It seems like it cleaned up to appeal to more to families and the food isn't to die for like I remember it. Maybe I'm just old and nostalgic.
Junie Mae's Roadhouse Barbeque
Keystone, NE, USA, Keystone, NE
Thanks for the Ole's recommendation. We probably won't get as far east as Paxton, but I always make a note of anything in the "general vicinity" because you never know exactly where you'll end up.
I've been trying to do a thorough search of the Midwest board for anything in the Nebraska Panhandle or along the I-80 corridor. Ole's gets mentioned a lot.
I did find a trip report that discussed the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse & the Emporium Cafe, both in Scottsbluff. I'll keep searching; & any other ideas will be welcome.