Restaurants in Nebraska

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Gastropub Fare at Brix & Stone Gastropub ($20 Value)

Brix & Stone Gastropub

Haymarket

$10 $6

Chefs whip up bleu chips, blackened-salmon tacos, and artisanal Hawaiian pizza in a gastropub with high ceilings and an outdoor patio

American Home-Style Cuisine at Front Porch Eatery (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

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

$20 for $40 Worth of Traditional Cuban Cuisine for Dinner at Gusto Cuban Cafe in Ralston

Gusto Cuban Cafe

South Central Omaha

$40 $20

(60)

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

Classic American Cafe Food at Heartland Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Heartland Cafe

Elkhorn

$24 $12

Cafe inside historic building serves elk burgers, NY strip steak and eggs, and gourmet hash browns topped with cheese and green peppers

$15 for $25 Worth of Asian Cuisine and Beverages for Four at Okinawa Sushi Grill

Okinawa Sushi Grill

Millard

$25 $15

Chefs decoratively arrange fresh sashimi, prepare creative rolls, and cook traditional Chinese and Japanese specialties

$7 for $15 Worth of Upscale American Cuisine for Two at Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar

Carmela's Bistro & Wine Bar

Lincoln

$15 $7

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

$16.50 for Two Beer Samplers and a Full Growler at Keg Creek Brewing Company in Glenwood ($30 Value)

Keg Creek Brewing Company

Glenwood

$30 $16.50

Samplers of IPAs, brown ales, stouts & wheat beers are accompanied by one full growler to take home & enjoy later.

Cajun Dinner and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen (46% Off)

Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen

Omaha

$46.98 $29

(571)

Crawfish etouffée, shrimp po'boys, blackened catfish with dirty rice, and live jazz all welcome families and parties to celebrate

Pizza, Pasta, Salads, and Calzones at Lazzari's Pizza (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Lazzari's Pizza

Downtown

$15 $8

Italian pasta dishes, loaded salads, and specialty pizzas topped with a choice of seven cheeses, served at a treasured neighborhood joint

$12 for $20 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine at Beijing Tokyo

Beijing Tokyo

Bellevue

$20 $12

Eatery dishes out a large variety of cuisine, such as sweet and sour pork, crispy peanut butter chicken, pad thai, sushi, and bento boxes

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi Bar Food at Kobe Steak House of Japan

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

American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Venue Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 31% Off)

Venue Restaurant & Lounge

Lincoln

$26 $18

(41)

Nationally recognized Chef John Benton serves house-crafted dishes, from brick-oven pizza to pan-seared trout, including gluten-free options

Seafood and Oysters for Two or Four at Plank Seafood Provisions (42% Off)

Plank Seafood Provisions

Omaha

$40 $25

(146)

Fresh fish and oysters from both coasts gain complex flavor from a wood-fire grill and smoker

Pub Food for Two, Four, or Carryout at Tilted Kilt (Up to 52% Off)

Tilted Kilt

Lincoln

$30 $15

(13)

Waitresses in mini kilts bring burgers, Dublin-inspired stew & Guinness to tables with views of HD sports games; now under new management

One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $14 Worth of Gourmet Burgers and Beer at BrewBurgers (43% Off)

BrewBurgers

South Central Omaha

$14 $8

(60)

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

$20 for $35 Worth of American Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Billy’s Restaurant

Billy's Restaurant

Downtown

$35 $20

Rosemary-garlic lamb, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and handcrafted cocktails served in the historic home of Vice President Charles Dawes

$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi at Matsu Sushi

Matsu Sushi

Downtown

$20 $10

(262)

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

$11 for $20 Worth of Café Food at Star Deli

Star Deli

Omaha

$20 $11

(40)

Diners eat cubano and hummus sandwiches, homemade french-onion soup, and caprese salads among the deli's artwork gallery

Moroccan Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Marrakech Restaurant (Up to 49% Off). Four Options Available.

Marrakech Restaurant

Gifford Park

$20 $11

(46)

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

Seasonal Cuisine for Two or More or Four or More People at Harvest (45% Off)

Harvest

West Omaha

$20 $11

(17)

Seasonal cuisine paired with more than 60 wines from Napa Valley

$8 for $15 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine for Two or More at Pizza Shoppe Collective

Pizza Shoppe

Benson

$15 $8

Bite into slices of the shop’s pizzas, topped with meats and fresh veggies on a signature crust; shoppe showcases local acts and nonprofits

$11 for $20 Worth of Food and Drink at Grant Street Bar & Grill

Grant Street Bar & Grill

Omaha

$20 $11

Customers enjoy classic sports-bar food while playing games such as pool, darts, trivia, and poker, and sports play on the big-screen TVs

Contemporary American Cuisine at V. Mertz (Up to $200 Off Your Bill)

V. Mertz

Downtown

$100 $50

(60)

Seasonal, American-style entrees, such as roasted duck breast and pepper steak in brandy-peppercorn sauce

$14 for $20 Worth of Diner Food for Takeout at Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe

Omaha

$20 $14

(13)

All-day breakfast dishes, classic sandwiches, burgers, and pasta go home with customers for hearty family meals or outdoor picnics

Thai Food for Lunch or Dinner at Taste of Thailand (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Taste of Thailand

Omaha

$20 $11

More than 100 different Thai dishes including pad thai, curry, pan-fried catfish, and soup served in a volcano pot

$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Saigon Surface

Saigon Surface

Downtown Omaha

$20 $12

(410)

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

VIP Service, Private Event, or Upscale Cocktails at Capitol Lounge and Supper Club (55% Off)

Capitol Lounge and Supper Club

Downtown Northeast

$20 $9

(20)

Dance-centric bar with DJs VIP table service serves upscale cocktails

Mexican Food and Drinks at El Alamo (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

El Alamo

CPL Inc

$20 $11

(18)

Burritos filled with spicy sausage, enchiladas smothered in cheese, and other Mexican specialties

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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

Established: 2004

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Most popular offering: Steak-grilling kit

Pro Tip: For tender steaks, sear both sides first, locking in the natural flavors.

Madison Taylor Entrees' butchers collect meats from throughout the Midwest and seafood from both coasts. They put their knives to work, paring each delivery down into individual portions, which they then age to the peak of flavor. Then, they flash freeze and vacuum seal each portion, packing the serving-sized cuts for delivery. Customers can always recognize the delivery truck coming, thanks it's bright yellow paint job, commercial sub-zero freezer bed, and rows of people lining the streets, slow-clapping as it drives by.

111 County Road 10-5W
Juniata,
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