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angelo
03-21-2011, 08:29 PM
I will be in downtown Omaha next Monday and Tuesday for a seminar.
Anybody have any suggestion for dinner.

Ang

Baconeater
03-21-2011, 08:30 PM
I can probably help you with this. What do you like?

Buck
03-21-2011, 08:31 PM
Runza

http://i.imgur.com/HRPyM.jpg

Deberg_1990
03-21-2011, 08:33 PM
I ate at this place a few years ago when i was there after seeing it on Diners, Drive In's and Dives. Really Awesome Fried Tacos.


California Tacos
3235 California Street
Omaha NE 68131
402-342-0212

LiveSteam
03-21-2011, 08:33 PM
Runza

http://i.imgur.com/HRPyM.jpg

This at least once before you leave town
Bronco's burger joint on Leavenworth.
http://www.broncoburgers.com/ordereze/images/items/IMAGE5.JPG
4540 LEAVENWORTH ST
OMAHA NE 68106-1419

Baconeater
03-21-2011, 08:38 PM
Here's a few suggestions:

King Fong Cafe
315 1/2 S 16th St
It's a Chinese joint that's like 80 years old, it's a trippy place and great food.

Jazz Louisana Kitchen
15th & Farnam
Great Cajun food.

Sullivan's Steakhouse is also at 15th & Farnam, I haven't eaten there but it's supposed to be pretty good.

There's also a ton of hole-in-the-wall type places in the Old Market, Howard St between 10th and 12th.

LiveSteam
03-21-2011, 08:38 PM
http://media1.ct.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/q2mfYxI_0f2N7-gy1HFVDg/l
4432 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68105

Baconeater
03-21-2011, 08:45 PM
http://media1.ct.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/q2mfYxI_0f2N7-gy1HFVDg/l
4432 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE 68105
That's not exactly downtown, but worth the trip if he has wheels. Actually there a ton of great options if he can drive a little bit. Cascio's and Piccolo Pete's are both just south of downtown.

LiveSteam
03-21-2011, 08:46 PM
Piccolo Pete's
YUP that place rocks

Baconeater
03-21-2011, 08:48 PM
Too bad Angie's closed, that was my favorite Little Italy steakhouse.

Gonzo
03-21-2011, 08:59 PM
Spaghetti works
Jazz
Sullivans is good but high priced
Let me know if you need anything else.
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Bump
03-21-2011, 09:01 PM
Wendy's is probably the best choice in a dump like Omaha.

Baconeater
03-21-2011, 09:26 PM
Wendy's is probably the best choice in a dump like Omaha.
Hahahahaha...dumbass, there isn't one downtown.

Bump
03-21-2011, 09:27 PM
Hahahahaha...dumbass, there isn't one downtown.

then maybe IHOP or Applebees?

Chocolate Hog
03-21-2011, 09:31 PM
Little Kings and Taco Johns.... When you're done get some cool gear at Husker Haven.

Baconeater
03-21-2011, 09:35 PM
Little Kings and Taco Johns.... When you're done get some cool gear at Husker Haven.
The only thing close to fast food downtown is a Jimmy John's. You have to drive to midtown for that kind of shit.

Ralphy Boy
03-21-2011, 11:52 PM
Blue Sushi http://www.bluesushisakegrill.com/
or Sullivans

HoneyBadger
03-21-2011, 11:53 PM
Remember if you have to chose, pick Chipotle over Taco Bell.

Psyko Tek
03-22-2011, 12:13 AM
is shakey's pizza still there?

used to love godfather's before it got franchised
how bout valentino's
corse I been outta the stae for 20 years
and spent most of my time in star city

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 12:34 AM
Valentino's is still hear. Ive been hear 42 years & never heard of Shakey's pizza.

salame
03-22-2011, 12:36 AM
do you call it BrOmaha?

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 12:49 AM
do you call it BrOmaha?

OMAHA = Sioux nation
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/photos-nebraska/OmahaIndian.jpg

salame
03-22-2011, 12:53 AM
BROMAHA= WINNING


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LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 12:55 AM
BROMAHA= WINNING


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2XnMx4k7Y6w/TTzqDf-9dOI/AAAAAAAAAA8/fMTspeGgNPw/s1600/frat-party-fans.jpg

What & where was that pic taken ?

suzzer99
03-22-2011, 01:27 AM
Is there still an Indian place downtown (India Oven I think). I used to love that place.

alanm
03-22-2011, 04:28 AM
Too bad Angie's closed, that was my favorite Little Italy steakhouse.When did Angie's close?
Man I need to get home once in awhile. :spock:

alanm
03-22-2011, 04:31 AM
Valentino's is still hear. Ive been hear 42 years & never heard of Shakey's pizza.There was one in Bellevue over by the Southroads. Don't think it's still there though.

BigRichard
03-22-2011, 04:47 AM
The only thing close to fast food downtown is a Jimmy John's. You have to drive to midtown for that kind of shit.

Actually there is a Little King down on the corner of 12th and Howard. Also you could check out Upstream Brewing Company or Zio's Pizza. Trini's Mexican Restaurant is this little hole in the wall type place you have to go looking for because it is inside one of the building(1020 Howard St.). I thought it was so-so but all my co workers say it is awsome.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 06:25 AM
Is there still an Indian place downtown (India Oven I think). I used to love that place.
That was in the Old Market, not sure if it's still there.

When did Angie's close?
Man I need to get home once in awhile. :spock:
It's been a few years. Mister C's also closed a while back, we're down to just a handful of true steakhouses.

Actually there is a Little King down on the corner of 12th and Howard. Also you could check out Upstream Brewing Company or Zio's Pizza. Trini's Mexican Restaurant is this little hole in the wall type place you have to go looking for because it is inside one of the building(1020 Howard St.). I thought it was so-so but all my co workers say it is awsome.
Forgot about that Little King down there, I work downtown but I don't get over to the Old Market very much. I've heard about Trini's but never been there.

OmahaChief
03-22-2011, 07:56 AM
When it comes to downtown Omaha Dining there a a lot of good options.

Sullivans is an excellent choice if you want a very good steak. It is pricey but the service is outstanding.

Flat Iron Cafe - Also a bit pricey but the menu is very diverse and had some things you will not get other places in Omaha.

Picolo Petes and Cascio's are both terribly overrated and past their prime. Their good is decent, nothing spectacular, the prices are decent and the service is spotty.

M's Pub is also a place where the menu is a bit different from the norm. Moderately priced but can be on the high side depending what you get. Their pound cake desert is awesome.

Twisted Fork - Has a pretty good menu and great food. Prices go up to about $25 for a pretty good ribeye.

Rock Bottom Brewery - It's a chain but pretty good food and easy on the wallet. Have been there serveral time and always had a good meal.

Billyfrogs - Good burgers and sandwiches. Is more of a bar with but the food is cheap and good.

Micheals - This is a decent good Mexican place. Not the first place I would pick but one of the few mexican joints downtown.

O' Casual Dining - Asian Fusion place. Love this place. Great good. Have been told it can be hit or miss on the food but it has always been good when we have been there.

Omaha Prime Steakhouse - The most overrated place in town. Stay away as it is not worth the cost.

If you want to drive to Midtown Crossing which is not far from downtown it is worth the trip to go to Crave.

Crave has a crazy good happy hour menu, their normal menu also has great features, steaks, fish, pasta and can get sushi. Personally, I think this is the best place in town. It is the trendy place to go right now it seems but the food is what keeps us going back there weekly.

Omaha
03-22-2011, 08:10 AM
I will be in downtown Omaha next Monday and Tuesday for a seminar.
Anybody have any suggestion for dinner.

Ang

Stokes & The Boiler Room are very good.

Jazz is a great Cajun restaurant started by some people who moved here after Katrina.

If you want a really nice place, the Paxton Chophouse is my favorite place to get a steak downtown, but it's quite pricey.

There are a lot of good places to eat in the Old Market area.

Let me know where you go & how you liked it.

Omaha
03-22-2011, 08:14 AM
When did Angie's close?
Man I need to get home once in awhile. :spock:

Yup, it's gone. There are some similar places remaining, but that was my brother-in-law's favorite place.

Omaha
03-22-2011, 08:31 AM
Omaha Prime Steakhouse - The most overrated place in town. Stay away as it is not worth the cost.



So true!

angelo
03-22-2011, 09:22 AM
I want to thank everyone for there insight.
I will probably only have time for late dinner Monday and Tuesday.
I will be on tenth street and I would like to be in walking distance. This is a very intense seminar and will need to keep meal brief.

Thanks
Ang

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 10:25 AM
Picolo Petes and Cascio's are both terribly overrated and past their prime. Their good is decent, nothing spectacular, the prices are decent and the service is spotty.

I was kinda wondering about them, I was at Piccolo's about a month ago and the t-bone I got there was pretty mediocre, but the new york cut the wife ordered was pretty damn good. I suppose like anywhere else it's hit and miss. Angie's was always my favorite down that way so I never frequented the other two very much.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 10:29 AM
I want to thank everyone for there insight.
I will probably only have time for late dinner Monday and Tuesday.
I will be on tenth street and I would like to be in walking distance. This is a very intense seminar and will need to keep meal brief.

Thanks
Ang
If you're going to be at the Embassy Suites then you need to head to the Old Market, it's right across the street. Upstream Brewery, M's Pub and Spaghetti Works are all good choices.

angelo
03-22-2011, 12:10 PM
If you're going to be at the Embassy Suites then you need to head to the Old Market, it's right across the street. Upstream Brewery, M's Pub and Spaghetti Works are all good choices.

Thanks
M's Pub looks interesting.

ANG

InChiefsHell
03-22-2011, 12:43 PM
M's Pub is OK...pretty much the same management and menu as Vivace's...

...my personal favorite is Ahmad's Persian...but that's I guess not a "normal" place to eat. But it's damn good and Ahmad is a really neat guy. No reservations taken and it's pretty small, but it's an easy walk from the Embassy Suites.

If you want to eat quick I'd say you'd be OK with most of these places, as long as "quick" is about an hour. If you're looking for a 15 minute in and out...I'd say the Little King down there...
Plenty of great places to eat in the Old Market.

Gonzo
03-22-2011, 01:36 PM
For a quick meal and a beer, spaghetti works is pretty good. Order the combo plate and be prepared to waddle out.
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Garcia Bronco
03-22-2011, 02:42 PM
In Omaha...they roll up the sidewalk when the street lights come on. The place literally has jackshit for entertainment. Head out to Bellvue(SP)

Garcia Bronco
03-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Stokes & The Boiler Room are very good.

Jazz is a great Cajun restaurant started by some people who moved here after Katrina.


Yes and they literally have the word "coon-ass" on the menu.

the 801 Chophouse is nice, but you'll pay.

angelo
03-22-2011, 03:22 PM
M's Pub is OK...pretty much the same management and menu as Vivace's...

...my personal favorite is Ahmad's Persian...but that's I guess not a "normal" place to eat. But it's damn good and Ahmad is a really neat guy. No reservations taken and it's pretty small, but it's an easy walk from the Embassy Suites.

If you want to eat quick I'd say you'd be OK with most of these places, as long as "quick" is about an hour. If you're looking for a 15 minute in and out...I'd say the Little King down there...
Plenty of great places to eat in the Old Market.

If anything I want something out of the norm. I will Try Ahmads. The menu looked good.

Thanks
Ang

Chocolate Hog
03-22-2011, 03:26 PM
Probably the best steakhouse i've been to was in the middle of nowhere near Blair. I don't know the name but the area is country maybe Bug or Gonzo will know what i'm talking about. Anyway it was fucking delicious and a great price.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 04:19 PM
In Omaha...they roll up the sidewalk when the street lights come on. The place literally has jackshit for entertainment. Head out to Bellvue(SP)
Bellevue? LMAO

Probably the best steakhouse i've been to was in the middle of nowhere near Blair. I don't know the name but the area is country maybe Bug or Gonzo will know what i'm talking about. Anyway it was fucking delicious and a great price.
Are you thinking of Farmer Browns in Waterloo? I can't think of anything that is up by Blair.

salame
03-22-2011, 04:28 PM
what is the best suburb of omaha to live in if one worked in council bluffs?

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 04:30 PM
what is the best suburb of omaha to live in if one worked in council bluffs?
Best as in what? Location? If so, Bellevue. Why do you ask, are you moving here?

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 04:32 PM
Best as in what? Location? If so, Bellevue. Why do you ask, are you moving here?

Sarrpy county ranks in the top 3 places to live in America

chefsos
03-22-2011, 04:39 PM
For a quick meal and a beer, spaghetti works is pretty good. Order the combo plate and be prepared to waddle out.
Posted via Mobile DeviceIs that in a large brick building in town? If so, I probably ate there once, ten years ago. But I was thinking it was called Spaghetti Bowl, for some reason.

salame
03-22-2011, 04:41 PM
Best as in what? Location? If so, Bellevue. Why do you ask, are you moving here?

I could for a promotion, I have always thought about it. I've been to Omaha twice staying in council bluffs once and staying about 10 minutes from the zoo the second time. I would just want a decent location (close to highway downtown etc) and affordable rent.

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 04:43 PM
Is that in a large brick building in town? If so, I probably ate there once, ten years ago. But I was thinking it was called Spaghetti Bowl, for some reason.

Spaghetti Works has a old railroad passenger dinning coach to eat in right out side the old brick building. You cant miss it.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 04:46 PM
I could for a promotion, I have always thought about it. I've been to Omaha twice staying in council bluffs once and staying about 10 minutes from the zoo the second time. I would just want a decent location (close to highway downtown etc) and affordable rent.
Any reason you wouldn't want to stay in CB? It's really not that bad over there, and it's cheaper. The taxes in NE are ridiculous.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 04:47 PM
Spaghetti Works has a old railroad passenger dinning coach to eat in right out side the old brick building. You cant miss it.
Not anymore, in fact it's been gone for several years. But it would've been there 10 years ago.

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 04:48 PM
Not anymore, in fact it's been gone for several years. But it would've been there 10 years ago.

Really, that was the coolest thing about SW

chefsos
03-22-2011, 04:51 PM
Not anymore, in fact it's been gone for several years. But it would've been there 10 years ago.I don't remember a dining car. I remember bricks, high ceilings, good food though.

chefsos
03-22-2011, 04:53 PM
And snow!

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 04:54 PM
I don't remember a dining car. I remember bricks, high ceilings, good food though.
That sounds more like Old Chicago.

chefsos
03-22-2011, 04:57 PM
That sounds more like Old Chicago.

Don't remember that, either. There are many things I don't remember. We did eat at Spaghetti...something, though.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 04:59 PM
Don't remember that, either. There are many things I don't remember. We did eat at Spaghetti...something, though.
Well if it began with "Spaghetti", and it was in the Old Market, then it had to be Spaghetti Works. I'd think you'd remember the train car outside though.

salame
03-22-2011, 05:00 PM
Any reason you wouldn't want to stay in CB? It's really not that bad over there, and it's cheaper. The taxes in NE are ridiculous.

no I really don't care which state it would be in I have just never really explored CB

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 05:05 PM
no I really don't care which state it would be in I have just never really explored CB
Well as much as it pains me to say it, you'd have little, if anything to gain by living on the NE side.

vailpass
03-22-2011, 05:07 PM
Do they still have that messed up stretch of road in Omaha that goes one direction in the morning then changes to the opposite direction in the afternoon?
similar to what we call the suicide lane down in Phoenix.

salame
03-22-2011, 05:09 PM
I'll google CB for a little bit then

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 05:11 PM
Down town Dodge street is what I think you are referring to. yes I think it still changes.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Do they still have that messed up stretch of road in Omaha that goes one direction in the morning then changes to the opposite direction in the afternoon?
similar to what we call the suicide lane down in Phoenix.
LMAO There's actually two of them. Farnam St is one way EB for a couple hours in the morning, and one way WB for a couple hours in the late afternoon, and two way the rest of the day. And the center lane on Dodge street is EB for the morning rush hour, and WB the rest of the day.

vailpass
03-22-2011, 05:15 PM
LMAO There's actually two of them. Farnam St is one way EB for a couple hours in the morning, and one way WB for a couple hours in the late afternoon, and two way the rest of the day. And the center lane on Dodge street is EB for the morning rush hour, and WB the rest of the day.

That can really throw an out-of-town visitor off! In Phoenix they have something like that, the turn lane (middle lande in a 5 lane road) switches directions morning and afternoon. Some fool is always forgetting or not knowing and bam!
It's called the suicide land for a reason.

I've only been to Omaha twice but very much enjoyed it both times. Good vibe to the downtown.

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 05:18 PM
That can really throw an out-of-town visitor off! In Phoenix they have something like that, the turn lane (middle lande in a 5 lane road) switches directions morning and afternoon. Some fool is always forgetting or not knowing and bam!
It's called the suicide land for a reason.

I've only been to Omaha twice but very much enjoyed it both times. Good vibe to the downtown.

Is 7th & Hatcher still a dump? I lived for 3 weeks in a trailer park at the base of what I think was called South mountain. In 1988. It was also called Sunny Slope.
Man that was an eye opening place to live. I seen some crazy shit happen around that mountain

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 05:22 PM
That can really throw an out-of-town visitor off! In Phoenix they have something like that, the turn lane (middle lande in a 5 lane road) switches directions morning and afternoon. Some fool is always forgetting or not knowing and bam!
It's called the suicide land for a reason.

I've only been to Omaha twice but very much enjoyed it both times. Good vibe to the downtown.
Dude I've lived here all my life and Farnam street still fucks me up, I stay away from it. Dodge St isn't so bad because it only changes in the morning.

And despite all the controversy surrounding the downtown redevelopment, I have to say it's turning out damn nice down there and it's something for us to be proud of.

vailpass
03-22-2011, 05:29 PM
Is 7th & Hatcher still a dump? I lived for 3 weeks in a trailer park at the base of what I think was called South mountain. In 1988. It was also called Sunny Slope.
Man that was an eye opening place to live. I seen some crazy shit happen around that mountain

I'm not sure, that would be south and west of where I'm at; I think south mtn. is in the cave creek road area. If it was crazy in 88 odds are it is batshit by now. :)

vailpass
03-22-2011, 05:31 PM
Dude I've lived here all my life and Farnam street still ****s me up, I stay away from it. Dodge St isn't so bad because it only changes in the morning.

And despite all the controversy surrounding the downtown redevelopment, I have to say it's turning out damn nice down there and it's something for us to be proud of.

Ha! God meant for roads to go in the same direction at all times.
Good to hear the downtown thing is going well. Truth be told hate to see things change back in the midwest becasue I like them to be as I remember them when I get back to visit.
Selfish and unrealistic, I know, but I like the way things are back there.

Chocolate Hog
03-22-2011, 05:31 PM
Bellevue? LMAO


Are you thinking of Farmer Browns in Waterloo? I can't think of anything that is up by Blair.

Blair Marina is what I was thinking of.

LiveSteam
03-22-2011, 05:43 PM
Blair Marina is what I was thinking of.

Cotton Wood bar & grill.

Baconeater
03-22-2011, 06:42 PM
Cotton Wood bar & grill.
LMAO Is that place really any good? I never have been there.

salame
03-22-2011, 10:27 PM
BUg can I just stay with you?

InChiefsHell
03-23-2011, 05:26 AM
If anything I want something out of the norm. I will Try Ahmads. The menu looked good.

Thanks
Ang

My wife gets the Fessen Jun and I always get the Kabab Kubideh. Hope you enjoy it, it's truly (IMO) the best dining in the Old Market.

InChiefsHell
03-23-2011, 05:31 AM
what is the best suburb of omaha to live in if one worked in council bluffs?

I actually do work in CB and I live in Papillion. Honestly, it's a 20 minute drive on the interstate for me to get to work. Bellevue would be a little closer, but really either one ain't bad as far as the drive goes.