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Apr 11, 2011 12:36 PM

10 Days in Omaha With Car (where to eat?)

I'll be staying at my brother's place for 10 days and will have access to a car. I already asked about the best meat in Omaha, but i plan on driving around (Iowa, Missouri and so on). Definitely going to KC for some BBQ. Can anyone suggest some amazing restaurants or great local food? Is there anything of note, when it comes to eating, in Des Moines and/or any major city close to Omaha within a few hours driving distance?


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  1. Some of the places I like are Dario's, Jam's, Saigon and Mark's. I don't live there but visit 2-3 times a year.
    Some threads on Omaha.

    In KC for Q besides the usual suspects
    You might want to check out the City market
    On the way to KC, you can stop in St. Joseph at the Frederick Steak House(a little hometown place
    )but if you can you might want to stop in Smithville at Justus Drugstore. It is not a drugstore though and I bet you need reservations. We have not been, but it is on my list. You can read quite a bit about them online.

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    1. re: wekick

      wicked! ... thanks alot for the info. On my way to KC on the weekend

      1. re: dottor_conversano

        Western Iowa has some decent hometown scratch cafes spread out over an enormous geographical area. Check your map to see if you are anywhere near:

        Susie's Kitchen in Stanton (SHORT HOURS)
        Farmer's Kitchen in Atlantic
        Cronk's Cafe in Denison

        Farmer's Kitchen
        319 Walnut St, Atlantic, IA 50022

        Susie's Kitchen
        404 Broad Ave, Stanton, IA 51573

    2. Omaha: King Fongs Downtown, M's Pub in the Old Market
      Lincoln: Lazlos, Misty Lounge
      Nebraska City: Bar and Restaurant at the Lied Conference Center in Arbor Day Park
      KC: Strouds, Bryants, Pierponts at Union Station, Michael Smiths, La Bodega, Grinders, Bluebird Cafe, Le Fou Frog, Piropos, Harry's Country Club, Savoy Grill, Restauants in the Nelson Atkins Museum and The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

      La Bodega
      703 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108

      Savoy Grill
      219 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

      M's Pub
      422 S 11th St, Omaha, NE 68102

      Le Fou Frog
      400 East 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106

      Union Station
      1699 Racine Ave, Mount Union, IA 52644

      Harry's Country Club Bar
      112 Missouri Ave, Kansas City, MO 64106

      King Fong Cafe
      315 1/2 S 16th St, Omaha, NE 68102

      Michael Smith
      1900 Main, Kansas City, MO 64108