Restaurants in Nebraska

50% Off Upscale Food at Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar

Lincoln

$20 $10

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Upscale American cuisine designed to pair with wines from the Wine Spectator award-winning list

Up to 50% Off American Home-Style Cuisine at Front Porch Eatery

Murray

$20 $11

Cozy, family-owned café serves up locally-sourced American home-style dishes such as barbecue and a Friday fish fry during Lent

Half Off Sandwiches at Hero Deli

1900 E Military

$30 $15

Sub sandwiches, gyros, 3-foot subs, and catering

Half Off at Gusto Cuban Cafe in Ralston

South Central Omaha

$40 $20

(86)

Cuban sandwiches, shredded brisket & seafood dishes made from fresh ingredients & traditional spices

50% Off Pizza and Italian Cuisine

Elkhorn

$30 $15

Hand-made dough tossed into New York-style pizzas topped with fresh ingredients

50% Off Sushi at Kobe Steak House of Japan

West Omaha

$30 $15

(325)

Japanese-style ceviche and shrimp tempura, as well as sushi rolls with soft-shell crab, fatty tuna, and more

Up to 50% Off Combo Meals at Abelardo's Mexican Food

South Central Omaha

$18.98 $10

Combination meals include rice, beans, and traditional entrees such as carnitas, fish tacos, or chiles rellenos

50% Off American Cuisine at Heartland Cafe

Elkhorn

$24 $12

(52)

Diners graze on all-day Sunday buffets while servers bustle out warm plates of roast beef sandwiches and stacks of hotcakes, bacon, and eggs

$10 for Sushi at Matsu Sushi

Downtown

$20 $10

(262)

Extensive sushi menu features inventive house seafood and vegetarian maki or fresh, delicate slices of nigiri

50% Off Asian Fusion Food at Mekong Restaurant

South Omaha

$20 $10

Diners dig into Asian fusion dishes such as pho, grilled lemongrass chicken, and fresh seafood at an eatery open seven days a week

Up to 51% Off Moroccan at Marrakech Restaurant

Gifford Park

$20 $10

(281)

Entrees such as veggie and lamb tagine cooked in a clay pot and chicken and shrimp curry, plus wraps and paninis

$10 for Vietnamese Food at Saigon Surface

Downtown

$20 $10

(327)

A Saigon native cooks up vermicelli bowls with wild prawns, oxtail pho with brisket, and grilled pork in a modern, lounge-like environment

50% Off Indian Food at Paradise Biryani Pointe

Northwest Omaha

$20 $10

(7)

Chefs specialize in authentic recipes from across India, such as palak paneer with cheese and spinach, chicken tikka masala, and samosas

50% Off Pan-Asian Food at Pana 88

Midtown

$10 $5

(136)

Chefs can whip up teriyaki dishes, mongolian beef, and peanut-butter chicken

Tanduri Fusion – Modern Indian Food

West Omaha

$30 $15

(34)

After marinating in yogurt and spices, chicken and shrimp bake in tandoori ovens, then arrive at tables alongside roasted lamb and curries

Half Off Gourmet Burgers and Beer at BrewBurgers

South Central Omaha

$14 $7

(86)

Chef Menard smokes and brines beef brisket and hand-forms Angus beef, bison, and lamb patties, pairing them with more than 40 craft beers

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The Tea Smith owner Tim Smith searches out loose-leaf teas from all over the world—and he says he has to consciously limit himself as he fills the shops' stock of about 150 teas. But it wasn't long ago that Tim didn't even like tea. "I thought tea was brown water and a bag," he confesses.

It took a gift for his wife to change that. "I was traveling for business, it was around Valentine's day, and I was married long enough to know that you don't come home empty-handed," he says. So he bought her some loose-leaf tea and the right accessories to brew it. "She made me try it, and it was surprising," he says. "It was not that stuff in a bag. It had some character and some taste to it."

He began researching, and realized that tea—already the world’s most widely consumed beverage after water—was experiencing a resurgence in the United States. While many tea spots have British or Japanese themes, Tim decided to open a tea shops with a "comfortable contemporary" vibe, where people could enjoy hot, iced, and bubble teas with friends. For at-home brewing, visitors can shop for classic teas such as Earl Grey, sample more unusual flavors such as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy” (an oolong), or browse seasonal blends such as pumpkin spice, cranberry cream, and fireside chat. The shops also stocks travel tea mugs, teapots equipped with infuser baskets, and unglazed Chinese YiXing clay pots that enhance the tea’s flavor.

Tim knows that many people who walk into the shop are unfamiliar with loose-leaf tea and may not be sure what they'll like—which is why he only hires tea enthusiasts. "Part of their training is to come in and drink each of the teas, and make notes on the flavor profiles," he says. That way, the staff can recommend blends suited to each customer's palate, rather than having to analyze a Rorschach tea-blot test. In addition to events including an annual blending contest, they also run periodic Tea 101 sessions that introduce attendees to the "history, the myths, the legends, and the lore of tea," says Tim.

345 N 78th St
Omaha,
NE
US

When the Bluejays take the court, you can expect to see a sea of bright blue shirts at the Sam & Louie's at the corner of 24th and Cuming in Omaha. The location has been one of Creighton University's homes away from home since it opened in 1994, but its welcoming atmosphere is found at each of the eatery's 24 locations. There, friends and families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, sliced Italian meatballs, and canadian bacon. In deference to those with special dietary needs, almost all of these specialty pizzas are available in gluten-free pizzas.

In addition to pizzas, cooks also craft their daily-made dough into calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The menu culminates in five third-pound Black Angus burgers, Italian hoagies, and eight types of pastas. In addition to hosting guests inside their welcoming pizzerias for both lunch and dinner, the cooks at Sam and Louie's also take their food on the road, offering catering services for events both large and not-so-large.

1501 Pine Lake Rd
Lincoln,
NE
US

When the Bluejays take the court, you can expect to see a sea of bright blue shirts at the Sam & Louie's at the corner of 24th and Cuming in Omaha. The location has been one of Creighton University's homes away from home since it opened in 1994, but its welcoming atmosphere is found at each of the eatery's 24 locations. There, friends and families bond over great conversation and an eclectic mix of casual cuisine from a menu inspired by traditional New York–style pizzerias. Eighteen specialty pizzas are hand tossed into thin-crust pies before being decorated with more than 35 toppings such as creamy alfredo sauce, sliced Italian meatballs, and canadian bacon. In deference to those with special dietary needs, almost all of these specialty pizzas are available in gluten-free pizzas.

In addition to pizzas, cooks also craft their daily-made dough into calzones and strombolis, which ooze with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The menu culminates in five third-pound Black Angus burgers, Italian hoagies, and eight types of pastas. In addition to hosting guests inside their welcoming pizzerias for both lunch and dinner, the cooks at Sam and Louie's also take their food on the road, offering catering services for events both large and not-so-large.

3608 Twin Creek Dr
Bellevue,
NE
US

Nestled on the grounds of Pheasant Bonanza, Roosters overlooks hunting fields dotted with plump fowl. Chef Aaron Schroder, a hunter himself, draws inspiration from the view, infusing an ever-changing menu with fresh pheasant and other succulent cuts of meat and seafood. Though born and raised in Nebraska, Schroder cut his teeth as a chef at his mother's Italian restaurant in Seattle and then at eateries in New York City, including Mario Batali's Lupa in SoHo. Since returning to Nebraska, he has applied his skills to prepare such favorites as smoked pheasant and slow-roasted pork shoulder. His wife, April Goettle, brings 20 years of bartending experience to Roosters, where she curates an artisan drink menu alongside simple pours of whiskey and beer.

Though its menu always promises something new, Roosters' decor is a reflection of the past. Mounted animals on the walls pay homage to hunting lounges of the 1950s, and the wooden tables, chairs, and bar top pay homage to really old trees.

3097 County Road O
Tekamah,
NE
US

Now that you've mastered the first half of being a pool hustler (hiding the fact that you're good at pool), you'll need to master the second and some would say more important half (actually being good at pool). Today's deal will get you there, and makes sure you won't get there hungry: for $10, you get $20 worth of American pub fare and drinks at Side Pockets in Lenexa. Today's Groupon also gets you free pool on any of Side Pockets' 25 tables from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. (typically $8 per hour per table), so you can practice your bridge shot with the quiet encouragement of comfort foods and quality beers whispering to your brain.

1250 South Washington Street
Papillion,
NE
US

There's a dish to satisfy every taste at Spaghetti Works, where diners can customize meals to their hearts’ and mouths’ content. Plates of fettuccini or whole-wheat mostaccioli can be enjoyed with sweet italian sausage, beer-cheese sauce, and a wide variety of other toppings. Meanwhile, the restaurant's cooks also prepare classic Italian dishes, such as homemade lasagna and shrimp scampi, and craft gluten-free pizzas and pasta bowls. Diners can cap meals with beer, wine, a cocktail, or more than 20 flavors of Italian sodas.

Known as a family-friendly establishment, Spaghetti Works delights both children and adults with its quirky decor. All three locations feature red-checkered tablecloths and vintage model T trucks, the backs of which hold salad bars with all the fixings. And at all three locations, guests can admire the setting sun from an outdoor patio—a sight almost as beautiful as that of a kitten hatching from its shell.

8416 Park Drive
Ralston,
NE
US