Lincoln Dining

Visitors and locals alike can find an endless number of dining options in Lincoln, Nebraska to suit their tastes no matter what they're in the mood for. The vibrant downtown scene is perfect for walking, and guests will quickly discover that this football capital is also a food-lover's paradise.

Lincoln boasts a wide variety of restaurants offering diners tastes from around the world. The Oven, a local favorite, boasts a wide variety of traditional Indian food in a warm and inviting atmosphere; the extensive wine list makes it a popular choice for special occasions. For a tasty Thai meal, Blue Orchid offers an eclectic menu featuring plentiful vegetarian options in addition to more meaty options. The decadent prime rib at Misty's Steakhouse and Lounge makes the restaurant popular with tourists and locals alike - the funky 70s atmosphere makes it fun for everyone.

For a tasty and inexpensive Mediterranean meal, diners will delight in the traditional Greek fare offered at Ali Baba's Gyros. Located near the university, this bustling cafe offers outside seating to enjoy the vibrant city atmosphere. If gyros won't cut it, HF Crave offers some of the tastiest, grass-fed burgers in town. This local restaurant boasts a menu full of both traditional burgers and more unusual concoctions, including a burger topped with bacon and peanut butter. Another great spot for burgers is Greta's Gourmet, where the burger menu changes daily. Greta's also features a wide variety of fresh meats including bratwursts, spare ribs and in-house smoked bacon.

Brunch fans will delight in the intimate atmosphere and French-themed menu at the Green Gateau in downtown Lincoln. Savory and sweet crêpes are popular breakfast items, especially when paired with a mimosa, the ultimate brunch beverage. The restaurant even offers up organic, cage-free eggs in all of their delicious omelets and benedicts. In addition to the popular brunch service, the Green Gateau also serves French-inspired lunches and dinners daily. The restaurant is located just a few short blocks away from the Lincoln Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and not far from Nebraska's Capitol building.

In addition to the many local restaurants throughout Lincoln, the city also has its fair share of chain restaurants such as Red Lobster, IHOP and Coldstone Creamery. Familiar favorites on menus are perfect for families with picky eaters. The wide array of fine and eclectic dining proves that Lincoln is more than just a football town.