The chefs of Shevy's Sports and Steaks simmer slow-roasted prime rib in the kitchen, and the restaurant's five dining areas steep patrons in sports nostalgia. In the Heisman Lounge, photos of all the Heisman Trophy winners smile upon servers as they Hail Mary menu items, such as chicken-fried steak, onto diners' tables. Classic baseball memorabilia crowds the walls of a rustic-style dining room, and outside on a 750-square-foot paved patio, guests sit beside a bustling downtown street as they decide what toppings to draft for their custom Black Angus burgers. Throughout the restaurant, high-definition televisions broadcast games available through NFL and MLB packages, as well as all Nebraska pay-per-view football games and checkers matches.
Named business of the year in 2010 by Heritage Nebraska, patrons sit down at the Heartland Cafe for breakfast and lunch amid traces of local history inside a building constructed in 1919. In this setting, diners dig into fresh-made pancakes and made-to-order omelets, conversing and creating new memories. The quiche florentine brims with bacon, spinach, and mushrooms baked in a housemade pie crust and covered with hollandaise. For lunch, the cooks whip up reuben sandwiches, fish ‘n’ chips, and elk burgers. Heartland Cafe's owner, Sharon Janovsky, was also named 2012 business person of the year by the Western Douglas County Chamber of Commerce for the cafe's active role in the community, such as hosting the annual tree lighting ceremony.
Replete with its own sandy beach, swimming area, and grilled cuisine, Linoma Beach Bar affords a casual haunt for midsummer revelry. Fuel up for a game of beach volleyball with a bratwurst and pickled baby sweet peppers cradled in a soft hoagie ($7), or replenish after an exhausting afternoon of full-contact sunbathing with a symphonic simple salad, with grilled chicken, romaine, and garden lettuce in a zesty champagne-and-raspberry vinaigrette ($6). Appetizers and small plates ($1.50–$6), along with the whole menu, are seasonal and can include Asian-inspired summer rolls, which consist of shrimp, scallions, and cilantro and are served with a peanut dipping sauce, and grilled corn on the cob with toppings. The beach is open seven days a week, and the kitchen is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.