Lincoln NE - Need dining recommendations
I will be in Lincoln, NE for a long weekend and need dining recommendations. I will have a car,
so location in town is not an issue. I would appreciate recommendations for breakfast places, casual lunch, nicer lunch and a couple of dinner places. No chain restaurants and no Japanese/sushi.
Thank you in advance.
Most of the following are in/around downtown and really easy to get to. You didn't say what kind of food you're looking for - Lincoln has a huge range, from taquerias and pho joints to high-end dinner spots, so I'm just giving you some possibilities. If you can be a little more specific I can try to make more tailored/detailed recs.
Lunch: Blue Orchid Thai
If you're looking for a casual deli-type place for one of your lunches, Highnooner makes yummy, inexpensive sandwiches and really good soups in a totally unpretentious atmosphere:
For a more casual dinner at a brew-pub with very good (not amazing) food, you could try Lazlo's.
Great casual pho/general Vietnamese:
Hole-in-the-wall taqueria, best in Lincoln for tacos (the rest of the menu is just ok):
Imperial Palace has solid (and sometimes amazingly good) Chinese, but if you're a foodie who likes your Chinese food authentic, make sure you ask for the "other menu." They have an American Chinese menu and then an alternative menu for people who want their Chinese food Chinese. On the "authentic" menu, the beef with cumin is fabulous.
701 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68503
1414 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508
330 S 10th St Ste 110, Lincoln, NE 68508
1100 O St, Lincoln, NE 68508
201 N 8th St Ste 117, Lincoln, NE 68508
201 N 7th St Ste 107, Lincoln, NE 68508
5501 Holdrege St, Lincoln, NE 68504
Lazlo's Brewery & Grill
710 W P St, Lincoln, NE 68528
Blue Orchid Thai Restaurant
129 N 10th St Ste 111, Lincoln, NE 68508
Bread and Cup
440 N 8th St, Lincoln, NE 68508
re: Kitchen Imp
Kitchen Imp is pretty much spot on - especially the comment on Italian. If I am downtown for dinner I usually go to the Dish. Another higher end (at least for Lincoln) dinner place is the Country Club of Lincoln. Loren from Venue is now cooking there. It is private though so you have to be a member or with one and the atmosphere isn't for everyone. I'll add that my current favorite lunch spot dowtown is Sultan's Kite. Their fallafel with green chutney sauce is to die for and it is a very casual friendly spot.
We also have a couple of great food trucks if you're looking for a quick bite. They move around a lot and post their locations on Facebook and Twitter. Google HeoyaNebraska and GUPKitchen for their web addresses. Heoya does a sort of Asian fusion with SE Asian tacos, rice bowls, crab rangoons and GUP is known for their artisan sandwiches. YUM! Enjoy your visit to Lincoln!