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Bessie from Boston asked

what are the best local grub spots?

I'm visiting my college roommate for Halloween weekend in Omaha, then we're driving to Kansas City, and I would like to try the best, local, authentic, eateries. Any suggestions? We are staying in the center area of both  Omaha and Kansas City but will have a car, and I am willing to travel for good food!

Omaha   Kansas City (Missouri)

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Nicholas from Amarillo

In Omaha, a few great places are  Stokes Grill & Bar Wood Fired Foods (get the chicken tacos and ask for a side of "Inner Beauty" sauce if you like spicy), Zio's Pizzeria or 801 Chophouse at The Paxton. These are all located in the Old Market (Downtown Omaha).

In Kansas City (MO, I assume) there are plethora all over the place! Try Beer Kitchen No. 1, Smokehouse BBQ - there's a bunch of them, find one near you (GREAT meats & beans). Finally, I had lunch here and it was very good: McCoy's Public House.


Hope this helps!


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Bessie
you're right in assuming Kansas City, MO, and I actually love beans so that's a great, often overlooked, side suggestion. The chicken tacos sound delicious as well Nicholas, thank you!
 
 
 

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Tyler from New York City

There is a reason K.C. and BBQ are synonymous with one another.  The burnt ends  Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue are impressive for upscale bbq, and there is a reason Bourdain called  Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering one of the 13 places to eat before you die.  If you are a fan of "saucy" bbq, head over to  Gates Bar-B-Q.

And if you don't dig on swine,  Stroud's Restaurant & Bar is a K.C. tradition when it comes to fried chicken, while  Rye is the new kid in town giving it a run for it's fried chicken crown and has taken home the James Beard award for best chef in the midwest.

The team at  Justus Drugstore, a Restaurant consistently turns out great food.  It's a hike but also one of the best meals in the area.

For breakfast check out  Happy Gillis Cafe & Hangout or  Succotash, both have good food and a laid-back vibe.

After a night of boozing at  ManifestoHarry's Country Club, or  The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange and you are in need of a greasy spoon, head on over to  Town Topic Hamburgers and enjoy the late night crowd.



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Bessie
Tyler you literally made my mouth water, so many good places! With yours, Tyler's and Katelin's suggestions I am set for a foodie tour! Thank you :)!
 

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JR
great answer. anyone who can work a Pulp Fiction reference into an answer deserves props. well done.
 
 
 

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Carli from Jackson

Let's start with some of the more exciting places to eat.

The Grey Plume  (get the duck fat fries yum!) is great fine dining spot with local sourced food.  M's Pub is the best of the Old Market area. Jams: An American Grill is always an easy go-to favorite (especially for great lunch choices).  Marks Bistro (Mac n Cheese is delish!) or Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob (curry fries) in the Dundee area are awesome!  V.Mertz is new and exciting.

Nebraska is known for beef -  and people are proud of it!

For midtown steakhouses try  The DroverFleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar  801 Chophouse at The Paxton  or  Johnny's Italian Steakhouse.

Burgers - Stella's Hamburgers for an amazing old school burger or  Goldbergs in Dundee.

A few more Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria is new and superb. Dario's Brasserie is laid back and a safe choice. There is also a big Italian influence in the area so try  Avoli Osteria or  Nicola's Italian Ristoraunte or even  Sgt Peffer's Cafe Italian and  Caniglia's Venice Inn.

That should more than get you by. Enjoy both places - some of the best of the midwest.



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Courtney
Wow--I had no idea Omaha had so many great places to eat! Great answer!
 

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Bessie
these are fantastic recommendations, thank you!
 
 
 

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  4. Marks Bistro (restaurant)
  5. Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob (restaurant)
  6. V.Mertz (restaurant)
  7. The Drover (attraction)
  8. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (attraction)
  9. 801 Chophouse at The Paxton (restaurant)
  10. Johnny's Italian Steakhouse (attraction)
  11. Stella's Hamburgers (restaurant)
  12. Goldbergs in Dundee (restaurant)
  13. Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria (restaurant)
  14. Dario's Brasserie (restaurant)
  15. Avoli Osteria (restaurant)
  16. Nicola's Italian Ristoraunte (restaurant)
  17. Sgt Peffer's Cafe Italian (restaurant)
  18. Caniglia's Venice Inn (restaurant)
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Jess from Omaha

I love Modern Love. Created by internationally known chef Isa Chandra Marcowitz. It's unique because it's vegan, but don't let that scare you. My husband is a meat eater and he loves this place like I do. It's a unique and fun experience. Make a reservation, it's a tiny place.


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Molly from Omaha

Lo Sole Mio Ristorante in Omaha. Best Italian ever. Closed on Sundays.


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Meradith from Scottsdale

Try Lulu's Thai Noodle Shop or Minsky's Pizza in downtown KC. If you're looking for BBQ, Try Oklahoma Joe's BBQ & Catering


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Whitney from Chicago

Omaha has some really great places to eat. I'd recommend Culprit Cafe and Bakery in downtown. They have incredible coffee and baked goods, as well as soup and sandwiches. 

If you're in the mood for sushi, try  Blue Sushi Sake Grill Old Market.

If you'd into health food and like a hippie vibe, try McFosters Natural Kind Cafe.


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Bessie from Boston

These are all AMAZING suggestions!!! Thank you so much, in Omaha now and Nebraska tomorrow. Will share reviews on the places we managed to go to for everyone to know!


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Annemarie
Have fun Bessie!!!!!!
 
 
 
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