📷: greg jerrett

We Don’t Coast — We Toast

We are a community that revels in the fellowship that food inspires. More than entrees and appetizes, it’s about grabbing friends and seeking out avenues to experience food in new and exciting ways.

From cocktails to coffee, if you’re ready to immerse in a dining scene that deftly (and deliciously) balances diversity, quality and affordability, we’re ready to lead the way.

📷: courtesy of bonefish grill
📷: james walmsley

Main Courses

Acadian Grille – Northwest Omaha
Omaha’s newest Cajun scratch kitchen serving up everything from crab cakes and po’ boy sandwiches to gator bites, boudin balls and a selection of Cajun-inspired pasta dishes.

Stirnella – Blackstone District
Foodies rejoice! Sophisticated pub dining with refined global influences for every palate.

El Dorado – South Omaha
Known for its seafood specialties, including some truly impressive seafood platters, served with margaritas and live mariachi music.

The Blackstone Meatball – Blackstone District
Meatball lovers rejoice – creative meatball dishes reign here, whether you choose classic beef, mushroom and white bean, Provencal chicken or the chef’s special creation.

Plank Seafood Provisions – Old Market
Coastally-inspired oyster bar and seafood grill with a menu grounded in fresh, high-quality ingredients and a “made-from-scratch mentality.”

Omaha Tap House – Downtown and West Omaha
Beer, wine, wings and a full selection of hand-pattied burgers, including Berry Hangover, Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese, and Bleu Cheese Balsamic burgers.

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📷: matt miller

Ice Cream + Sweat Treats

Coneflower Creamery – Blackstone District
Everything is homemade, including the 20 or so flavors in the case – and its ‘farm-to-cone’ approach means all milk and cream are local.

eCreamery – Dundee
Nationally-renowned gourmet ice cream parlor that sells its scoops of frozen joy both in-store and online.

Ted and Wally’s – Old Market and Benson Neighborhood
A local icon in the ultra-premium homemade ice cream arena.

Zestos – North Omaha, Northwest Omaha, Elkhorn
Family-owned and -operated, an Omaha landmark for more than 60 years.

📷: chris machian
📷: kurt a. keeler


The Backline – Downtown Omaha
Comedy theater on a mission to help us become one of America’s greatest comedy cities, backed by a promise to keep its shows – and its beer – cheap.

The Barrel – Council Bluffs
Specializes in a large selection of whiskeys and the craft cocktails. Its “Bottom of The Barrel” space has regular live music and comedy nights.

Laka Lono Rum Club – Old Market
Tropical oasis that “celebrates the notion of cocktail culture as a form of escapism.”

Proof Whiskey Bar – Midtown
Quaint prohibition-themed bar offering a wide whiskey selection, craft cocktails and a personal approach to service.

Red Lion Lounge – Blackstone District
Classic cocktail bar located in the lower level of the Colonial Hotel Apartments, featuring live music every Saturday night.

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📷: rebecca s. gratz

Coffee & More

Bob’s Donuts – Midtown Omaha
Coffee and artisan donuts, including crême brulée, maple bacon and Fruity Pebbles flavors. Also on the menu? Chicken & tots.

Early Bird – Blackstone District
Hip brunch spot that also serves coffee, cocktails and donuts.

Felius Cat Café – Downtown Omaha
The area’s first nonprofit “cat café” – part coffee bar, part cat room (partitioned by a glass wall), where prospective adoptive owners can check out cats-in-need-of-homes and, for a small fee, get in some cuddle time.

Hardy Coffee at 75 North – North Omaha
“Seriously useful coffee,” locally-owned with its own We Don’t Coast roast.

Crane Coffee – Multiple locations
Specializing in coffee trends and the craft of coffee in the midwest.


The same old night out? That’s just not our taste.


Sweet Dreams

Longtime baker Michelle Kaiser assumed her friends were pulling a prank. She had, after all, made no secret of her dream of appearing on national TV. Turns out, the person on the other end of the line really was from the Food Network, recruiting her to compete on season four of Spring Baking Championship.

Cherished Dining Companion

Everyone loves a good comeback story, especially when it’s served with a seasonal cocktail and M’s famous lahvosh. A three-alarm fire destroyed one of our culinary landmarks in January 2016; a monumental blow to our Old Market and a legion of devoted diners. From that burned-out shell, M’s Pub has risen again.