Omaha stands as a beacon for food lovers, boasting a vibrant digital foodie community. In this article, we embark on a culinary journey, exploring America’s top 50 favorite foods, a list that goes beyond the typical and ventures into the surprising. But, we’re going to “Omahanize” this list. Keep reading.

In our quest to uncover the culinary heartbeats of America, the trail led us to the digital crossroads of desire and convenience – Grubhub. This isn’t just any old delivery platform; imagine a vast network, a pulsating web connecting over 320,000 eateries across a sprawling tapestry of more than 4,000 cities including Omaha. It’s a modern oracle of gastronomy, where the collective cravings of hundreds of thousands of Americans are whispered through orders and clicks.

So, what’s the word on the street, you ask? What are the dishes that keep America’s taste buds on a perpetual dance? Sure, you’ll find the usual suspects – the mighty burger reigns supreme, a testament to its enduring allure. But this journey through data and digits brings to light some unexpected contenders, those culinary dark horses that have been quietly winning the hearts and appetites across the land. Prepare to be surprised, maybe even a little delighted, as we unveil a list that’s as eclectic and unpredictable as America’s palate itself.

And here our gastronomic journey begins. Without further ado. Food Omaha: Exploring the TOP 50 Favorite Foods Omaha style.

#50: Best Sesame Chicken in Omaha

Our journey starts with sesame chicken, a dish that epitomizes the American adaptation of Asian flavors, balancing sweet and savory in each bite.

In the sprawling, eclectic streets of Omaha, a culinary treasure lurks, a dish with roots stretching an epic 7500 miles back to Hong Kong. The story begins in the early 1980s at the renowned Red Chamber Restaurant. Here, culinary alchemists conjured a new creation, fusing the aromatic essence of sesame oil with the crunch of sesame seeds. The result? Sesame Chicken, a dish destined to become an icon.

Fast forward to today and nestled in the heart of Omaha is Dragon Wok, a culinary outpost where this Hong Kong legacy is not just remembered but relived. Dragon Wok isn’t merely serving food; they’re preserving history, plate by plate. Their Sesame Chicken is more than a dish; it’s a time capsule that transports you back to the Red Chamber’s pioneering kitchen.

But the tale doesn’t end there. Dragon Wok’s Egg Foo Young is a signature masterpiece, a harmony of flavors and textures, each bite a testament to their dedication to authenticity and quality. In Omaha, Dragon Wok stands as a beacon for those seeking not just a meal, but a journey through history, one delicious bite at a time.

Image Credit: Dragon Wok

#49: Best Nachos in Omaha

Next, we find nachos, a crowd-pleaser born out of quick thinking and culinary ingenuity, now a staple in sports arenas and casual dining.  Consider the culinary marvel that is Javi’s Tacos, where their Trash Can Nachos are not just a dish, but a masterpiece of flavors. It’s a creation where every element is a stroke of genius, turning the humble nacho into a spectacle of taste.

#48: Best Seaweed Salad in Omaha

At 48, the seaweed salad introduces us to the intricate flavors of Japanese cuisine, a light yet flavorful start to any meal.

Omaha, the bastion of beef, is now riding the crest of a culinary wave that’s crashing ashore with the flavors of Asia. This year’s top foods list is a testament to this shift, a delicious divergence from the norm, and lucky for us, Omaha’s dining scene is ripe with stellar options.

Take a detour into Foxy Sushi, a place where the service is as exquisite as the fare. It’s an enclave where each bite tells a story, each dish a revelation. We kicked off the culinary soiree with Foxy Poppers, a revelation that had us reeling.

Then came the main act – the Crazy Salmon and Crunchy Hollywood rolls, flanked by the fiery kick of spicy edamame and a seaweed salad that could make a poet out of a skeptic. Every item, a symphony of flavors, crafted to order, a rebuke to the pre-made, the mundane.

This wasn’t just a meal; it was an escapade, a foray into the art of Asian cuisine. And just when you think it can’t get any better, there’s Happy Hour on the horizon, starting next Monday, for those who dine in.

The staff at Foxy Sushi? They’re not just servers; they’re culinary guides, stewards of your journey through taste. And let’s not forget the artwork, a visual feast as divine as the food.

So here’s the scoop: don’t just walk to Foxy Sushi. Run. This isn’t just dining; it’s an experience, a celebration of Omaha’s new culinary heartbeat. And, don’t forget to order the Best Seaweed Salad in Omaha.

#47: Best Chili in Omaha

Chili comes in at 47, a dish with countless variations, each telling its own story of regional preferences and culinary experimentation.

In the culinary landscape of America, who would’ve guessed that chili, the humble, hearty stew, would find its way into the top 50? But in the Midwest, we understand its soul-warming magic. Chili here isn’t just food; it’s a warm blanket on a cold day, a comforting embrace in a bowl. And yes, in Nebraska, we’ve turned it into a ritual, serving it up with cinnamon rolls, a pairing as unexpectedly perfect as bourbon and jazz.

So, where does one hunt down the best chili in Omaha? The answer is as surprising as the dish itself. Sgt. Peffers, a beacon of Italian cuisine with two locations in Omaha, dishes out a chili that’s nothing short of revelatory, accompanied not by the usual cornbread but a sourdough roll. Yes, you heard that right – an Italian joint that’s mastered the art of chili.

But the chili trail doesn’t end there. If you’re not in the mood to gamble with your chicken, head over to Porky Butts BBQ. Here, World Class pitmaster Blane Hunter crafts a chili that’s robust, rich, and smoky – a true testament to his mastery over the flame.

And for those on the run, seeking a quick fix without compromising on tradition, there’s Runza. This fast-service joint didn’t just put chili and cinnamon rolls on the map; they turned it into a legend. In Omaha, chili isn’t just a dish; it’s a journey through flavors, tradition, and innovation, and the path is as varied as it is delicious.

#46: Best Pizza Margherita in Omaha

The classic Pizza Margherita, with its simple yet perfect combination of basil, mozzarella, and tomato, is a testament to the beauty of Italian cuisine.

Think Dante in Omaha. Dante’s claim to culinary fame is its pizza, and deservedly so. This restaurant is a haven for Neapolitan-style pizza connoisseurs. They adhere to a strict traditional recipe, employing fine type OO flour, rich San Marzano tomatoes, and, in Dante’s case, fresh mozzarella for that perfect cheesy melt. Each pizza begins with dough that’s expertly hand-stretched and tossed, then sparingly smeared with sauce and generously laden with toppings and mozzarella. It’s all swiftly baked in an 800-degree oven for a mere 80 seconds, achieving that perfect crust.

To truly savor the essence of Dante’s craft, opt for the classic Margherita pizza. It’s a symphony of flavors where the mild, tangy sauce and the fragrance of basil play off each other beautifully, with each bite into the fresh mozzarella offering a burst of creamy, dairy goodness.

#45: Best Hummus in Omaha

Middle Eastern cuisine makes an appearance with hummus at 45, a creamy, versatile dip that has taken the world by storm.

Discover the best hummus in Omaha at Ahmad’s. Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine has been a cornerstone of culinary delight for over three decades, enveloping patrons in a cozy, familial ambiance while serving an array of delectable dishes.

Persian cuisine is a tapestry of flavors as vibrant and diverse as our Persian rugs, Each dish is a unique story of taste. ~ Ahmad Nazar

Nestled at 4646 Dodge St., Ahmad’s is a gateway to exotic flavors, offering culinary classics like falafel and its renowned hummus, alongside exquisite creations such as Tehran chicken and the Soltani Kabob.

#44: Best Sweet Potato Fries

At 44, sweet potato fries represent a delicious twist on a classic, marrying the natural sweetness of the potato with the irresistible crunch of frying.

Sweet potato fries, they’re an enigma in the world of snacks. Those who understand their allure, really get it. Tracks Lounge, an unassuming bar and grill, offers a culinary surprise with its exceptional food. It’s one of those hidden gems, a hole-in-the-wall that might go unnoticed without the buzzing recommendations from the Omaha Foodie Community. Stacy Winters, the admin for the Omaha Food Lovers group and the unofficial mayor of Tracks Lounge, knows this all too well.

For many, sweet potato fries are an acquired taste, requiring a more refined palate. But at Tracks Lounge, they transform this often-overlooked side into a sublime experience. Critics and skeptics alike find themselves converted, declaring Tracks’ version as the best they’ve ever had. In a city where culinary secrets are closely guarded, Tracks Lounge stands as a delicious revelation, proving that sometimes the most extraordinary flavors are found in the most unexpected places.

#43: Best Cheese Quesadilla in Omaha

The cheese quesadilla, a Mexican favorite, melds melted cheese and soft tortillas into a comforting, simple dish.

One Omaha restaurant stands out like a hidden gem when you think about grabbing a Quesadilla – Mexitli Restaurant on 16th and Harney. Here, you’ll embark on a quesadilla journey that will make your taste buds do the cha-cha.

Picture this: You walk into Mexitli, a modest joint that seems unassuming at first glance. But as soon as you dive into their quesadillas, you realize you’re in for a treat. Whether you’re craving the succulent chicken, the perfectly seared steak, or the ooey-gooey cheese-filled delight, Mexitli has you covered.

These quesadillas are more than just a meal; they’re a symphony of flavors that transport you to the streets of Mexico. The tortillas are perfection, the fillings bursting with authenticity and love. It’s the kind of place where you can’t go wrong with your choice, no matter which quesadilla siren calls your name.

#42: Best Chicken Tenders in Omaha

American’s love for chicken is evident with chicken tenders at 42, a crispy, juicy, and beloved snack across the nation.

Chicken tenders, the unassuming menu option often reserved for the kids, but when they’re good, they’re really good. We believe that being an adult means embracing the freedom to order a plate of tenders, no matter your age. In a recent online poll, our community discovered a hidden gem right at the Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue, Nebraska – the Wild Chicken Grill.

Located at 3604 Twin Creek Drive, this place is a beacon of hope for all the chicken tender lovers among us. We can assure you; it’s not just good; it’s fantastic.

However, if you’re looking for a PRO-TIP from our Omaha Food Magazine community, let us share our insider knowledge. Take a journey to downtown Papillion and find Sauced by Michelle Alfaro. Now, this is where the chicken tender game gets legendary. Forget the bun, skip the toppings, and steer clear of that garlic aioli. What you’re after here is their crispy chicken sandwich, deconstructed. What you’ll get are two massive, perfectly crispy chicken tenders, and let us tell you, these are the kind that dreams are made of.

And those fries? Brace yourselves for a revelation. These might just be the best darn fries we’ve ever had. They’re golden, crispy, and simply divine. But, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous, order up a side of their jalapeño cream for dipping. It’s the kind of culinary concoction that’ll make your taste buds dance in celebration.

So, there you have it, dear friends. Whether you’re exploring the classic goodness of Wild Chicken Grill or embarking on the daring journey at Sauced by Michelle Alfaro, remember that chicken tenders are ageless, and the quest for the perfect one is an adventure we’re all in together.

#41: Best Wonton Soup in Omaha

Wonton soup, a staple of Chinese American menus, combines delicate dumplings with a soothing broth, reflecting the subtlety of Asian flavors.

Amidst the bustling streets of Omaha, Dragon Wok stands as a temple to the timeless art of wonton soup, each bowl a homage to the very essence of Chinese culinary tradition. And yet, the price remains as humble as the origins of the dish itself – a mere $6.95 for a quart, a small price for a taste of authenticity.

But Dragon Wok isn’t alone in its quest to serve up soul-warming soup. Szechuan Express, Three Happiness, and Blue & Fly Asian Kitchen too have thrown their hats into the ring, each offering their take on the classic wonton soup that’s as rich in flavor as it is in heritage.

#40: Best Salmon Avocado Roll in Omaha

Sushi makes its entry with the salmon avocado roll at 40, a harmonious blend of fresh flavors and textures.

Chef David Utterback is the wizard with the sushi wand, casting spellbinding arrays of sushi and sashimi that whisper the secrets of the deep. He launched Yoshitomo, a sanctuary where the reverence for the sea’s bounty is palpable, and it’s not just one of the best in Omaha but stands tall among the culinary giants anywhere. Not one to rest on his laurels, Utterback conjured up Koji in Countryside Village, a new temple for those who worship at the altar of fresh, exquisitely prepared fish.

It’s in the hallowed bamboo mats of Chef Utterback’s domain where the salmon avacodo roll is not just crafted but revered, a creation that compels pause and admiration, a dish to be savored with the eyes as much as with the palate.

Yet, the city’s sushi saga doesn’t end there. Yamato Sushi Train, Hiro 88, and Isla Del Mar are all virtuosos in their own right, each rolling out salmon rolls that stand tall, formidable in their blend of flavor and finesse. In Omaha, the sushi scene is a fierce battle of titans, and the prize is the devotion of the city’s legion of raw fish aficionados.

#39: Best Garlic Knots in Omaha

Garlic knots, a byproduct of pizza dough artistry, offer a mouthwatering combination of garlic, butter, and carbs.

In the relentless quest for Garlic Knots that could make a grown man weep, Omaha’s compass needle quivers decidedly towards Williamsburg Pizza. Although a newcomer to the Omaha food scene, they’ve quickly woven themselves into the city’s culinary fabric, spinning dough into gold and converting the masses to the cult of garlic. Here, the Knots are not just baked; they’re a rite of passage for the palate, a breaded benediction that leaves an indelible mark on the soul of every food lover in town.

But if it’s the warm embrace of a dine-in experience you seek, where every bite is a serenade, Frank’s Pizza stands ready to welcome you. This bastion of the baked and the beautiful serves up Garlic Knots with a side of ambiance, ensuring that your pursuit of garlicky perfection is as much about the journey as it is the destination.

#38: Best Bean Burrito in Omaha

The bean burrito, an American twist on Mexican fare, is a testament to the versatility and comfort of beans wrapped in a soft tortilla.

Nestled in the beating heart of South Omaha on 10th St, La Sierra Restaurant is a portal to Durango, Mexico, offering an authentic escape with every dish served. Here, burritos aren’t just food; they’re edible scrolls, massive tortillas rolled into lengthy flutes, cradling within them a mosaic of bright, vivacious ingredients that tell tales of their homeland.

Step inside, and the craftsmanship hits you – everything is a product of hands that shape and mold with the precision of artisans. The flour tortillas and gordita shells boast a glorious chew, a testament to their freshness. There’s something undeniably authentic about sinking your teeth into dough that’s been kissed by the warmth of an oven just hours before – it’s a simple pleasure that La Sierra gifts with pride.

Dive into the fillings, and you’re met with flavors that are not just bold but audacious, each with a twist that’s as unexpected as a plot twist in a novel. Even the humble Bean Burrito stands as a paragon of simplicity, a reminder that beauty often lies in the unadorned.

The ballet of service at La Sierra is nothing short of impeccable. The staff don’t just serve; they guide, they educate, they delight in sharing the stories woven into the fabric of their menu. They emerge from the kitchen not just to serve, but to connect, ensuring that your meal is more than sustenance – it’s an experience. In Omaha, La Sierra is not just a restaurant; it’s a culinary odyssey.

#37: Best Cheesy Potatoes in Omaha

At 37, cheesy fiesta potatoes mix the simplicity of potatoes with the guilty pleasure of cheese, a fast-food favorite.

Cheesy potatoes, those elusive, decadent morsels, aren’t a staple on every menu. In the pursuit of celebrating the local culinary artisans of Omaha, we might hesitate to point you towards J. Gilberts, even though whispers in the foodie community hail their cheesy potatoes as top-notch. But fear not, for there’s a hidden gem where these creamy, cheesy wonders can be unearthed.

Nestled near 156th and Dodge, HUB (Helping U BBQ) stands as a sanctuary for barbecue and potato aficionados alike. It’s a place where if you ask just right, you might just be lucky enough to taste their award-winning cheesy potatoes. Ron and John, the maestros behind the counter, aren’t just masters of the grill; their talents transcend the realms of steak and brisket. These guys are culinary alchemists, transforming humble potatoes into a dish that could easily claim the title of Omaha’s Best Cheesy Potatoes.

At HUB, it’s not just about the food; it’s about the mastery of craft. These gents have honed their skills on the high-pressure stages of the competition BBQ circuit, and it shows. Every bite of their cheesy potatoes is a testament to their prowess, a blend of skill, passion, and a dash of secret magic. This isn’t just a side dish; it’s a culinary masterpiece, crafted by hands that know their way around fire, smoke, and cheese.

#36: Best Thai Iced Tea in Omaha

Thai iced tea, a sweet and creamy concoction, provides a refreshing break from the savory dishes on our list.

And it is here at Thai Esarn, in this rich tapestry, that you’ll sip the best Thai Iced Tea, a brew that captures the essence of Esarn, a sweet, creamy elixir that cools the soul as much as it delights the palate. It’s more than a drink—it’s a draft of the land itself. Located near 156th and Dodge.

Image Credit: Leilani Velez

#35: Best Milkshake in Omaha

The milkshake, a classic American treat, combines ice cream and milk into a rich, creamy, sippable dessert.

In the realm of milkshakes, where creamy dreams meet frosty reality, there’s a quest that transcends city limits. Yes, we’re talking about the kind of shakes that are so good, so monumentally mind-blowing, that they merit a detour off the beaten path. Enter Fremont, a place that’s technically outside Omaha but essential on any self-respecting milkshake lover’s map.

Black Label, Fremont’s newest family-friendly haunt, is where gourmet burgers meet their frosty counterparts. It’s a haven where kids’ eyes widen at the sight of handcrafted shakes, tales of which they’ll recount for days. Adults, fear not; you get your piece of paradise too, with signature cocktails and beers on tap, a perfect foil to the shake extravaganza.

And the shakes at Black Label? They’re nothing short of epic. Imagine a mint chocolate brownie shake so rich, so decadent, it’s like diving into a fudgy dream. The Snickers Caramel shake is a swirling galaxy of chocolate and caramel, a cosmic dance in a glass. Cookies and cream, s’mores, birthday cake – each shake is a towering testament to indulgence. These aren’t just shakes; they’re behemoths, as hefty as an infant and as loaded as a treasure chest. Everything but the kitchen sink? You bet.

But for those moments when Fremont feels a galaxy away, there’s solace closer to home. Grayle’s in downtown Papillion serves up a storm in a glass, while Goldbergs in Omaha holds its own in this creamy crusade. In the end, whether you venture to Fremont or stay local, one thing’s for certain: in the pursuit of the perfect milkshake, every sip is a journey, every flavor a new horizon.

#34: Best Hamburger in Omaha

The hamburger, a symbol of American cuisine, is a simple yet powerful representation of traditional fast food.

Omaha’s burger scene is a treasure trove of choices. You’ve got Charred, where each burger is a testament to grilling perfection; Block 16, Alton Brown’s favorite burger in Omaha and the maestro of blending the classic with the avant-garde; Dinkers, where tradition meets taste; Stella’s, home of the world-famous Stellanotor; and yes, Porky Butts – a name that demands attention and delivers on flavor with their Blane Burger. Each of these culinary havens has amassed a devoted following, almost cult-like in their devotion. And in the heart of Omaha, the debate rages on, a delicious, never-ending symposium on who crafts the city’s best burger.

33: Best Chips and Queso in Omaha

At 33, chips and queso dip are a beloved snack, perfect for gatherings, game nights, and every occasion in between.

In the quest for the holy grail of queso, that elusive perfect blend of creamy white cheese that clings sensuously to every chip, Fernando’s stands as a high altar. This is where aficionados and zealots of the dip come to worship, where homemade flour chips are not just vessels but sacred carriers of the liquid gold that is white queso. Here, the dip is an obsession, an addiction that’s hard to shake—and why would you want to?

But if it’s the steadfast, reliable heartbeat of your chips and queso routine you’re after, Romeo’s is the joint. This is the trusty companion of the Omaha queso world, the ‘everyday driver’ that never disappoints. It’s the place where the familiar warmth of the dip greets you like an old friend, dependable and damn satisfying. Whether you’re a queso purist or a thrill-seeker for that cheese fix, Omaha has you covered.

If salsa is the rhythm you’re craving, then Chef Alfaro at Sauced is the maestro, his concoctions a symphony of flavors that dance boldly across the palate.

#32: Best Traditional Chicken Wings in Omaha

Traditional chicken wings, a party and sports event staple, are all about the spice and the crunch.

Omaha, forget what you’ve heard, is the true heavyweight champion of Wing City, USA. Here, the debate over who rules the roost with the best wings isn’t just hot—it’s sizzling. This is no Buffalo; this is Omaha, where wings take flight in a whole new stratosphere of flavor.

Oscar’s Pizza and Wings is the pioneer, the maverick who first plunged wings into the char buff deep end.

Ray’s Wings, standing firm with Buffalo pride, brings tradition to the table with a rich, saucy embrace.

Copps has become a wing-centric community unto itself, while Porky Butts BBQ is slinging dry-rub wings so celestial, they could be served on the winged chariot of Zeus himself.

In Omaha, the city of wing lovers, a perfect wing isn’t a journey; it’s just around the corner.

#31: Best Donuts in Omaha

Doughnuts, a sweet treat loved by Americans of all ages, come in endless varieties, each more tempting than the last.

In the heart of Omaha, NE, there lurks a haven for donut devotees, an artisanal bakery where the alchemy of dough and sugar happens daily. Here, the mantra is simple yet profound: fresh, from scratch, every dawn. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill donut shop; it’s a place where quality triumphs over quantity, where each donut is a testament to craftsmanship.

This is a spot that’s more than just about indulging your sweet tooth. It’s about connections, about swapping tales over a cup of coffee, each story as rich and varied as the flavors on offer. Stepping into this bakery is like coming home, where you’re greeted not just with a smile, but with a square meal to start your day. Yes, you heard right – Square Donuts. A whimsical twist, a stroke of genius from Chef Elizabeth Pooley, because why not? In a world of round donuts, Pooley’s square creations dare to defy, to be delightfully different. So, if you find yourself in Omaha, follow the scent of fresh baking to this little corner of the world, where the donuts are square, the coffee’s hot, and the stories are waiting to be shared.

#30: Best White Rice in Omaha

White rice, a global staple, finds its way into numerous dishes, from stir-fries to burritos.

White rice, the unsung hero, often overlooked, but it’s the silent backbone of any plate. In Omaha, trust your gut and make a beeline for Three Happiness, Szechuan Express, Happy Buddha’s Asian Cuisine, Jade Palace, and Wave Bistro. Here, the rice is never an afterthought—it’s a promise kept.

#29: Best Tacos in Omaha

Tacos, a Mexican classic that has been wholeheartedly embraced by Americans, are as diverse as they are delicious.

Omaha’s taco scene? It’s a battleground of tradition, innovation, and wild interpretation. Do you want the honest street tacos of La Choza, or the ones that come from the belly of Dos De Oros’ street truck parked on 10th?

Maybe you’re chasing the trendy birria tacos that Javi’s has mastered to a T? Or is it the crunch of puffy fried tacos from Taco Co., GI Forum, and Fernando’s that calls your name?

And then there’s the audacious, the rebel — the bang bang shrimp tacos from Sauced in Papillion that have taken the world by storm.

In Omaha, ‘best’ is a mosaic of tastes, and ‘taco’ is a canvas of endless possibility.

#28: Best Chips and Guacamole in Omaha

Chips and guacamole bring a combination of creamy and crunchy to the table, a testament to the allure of simple, fresh ingredients.

When it comes to chips and guacamole, you’ll find them on menus far and wide, but when you seek the opinions of true aficionados, two names in Omaha emerge as champions in the world of this cherished combo. We’re talking about none other than Mula in the vibrant Blackstone District and the beloved Sam Leon’s on South 20th Street.

If you’re on the hunt for an experience that embodies freshness and authenticity, look no further than Sam Leon’s. Their guacamole is a flavor-packed journey that transports you straight to the heart of Mexico.

Now, if you’re in the mood to elevate your chip and guac game to a whole new level, Mula is the place to be. Picture this: their bacon & street corn guacamole – a culinary masterpiece that’ll tantalize your taste buds like no other. It’s nothing short of delicious.

#27: Best Crab Rangoon in Omaha

Crab Rangoon, a fusion appetizer, combines creamy cheese and crab in a crispy wrapper, a perfect example of American-Chinese culinary creativity.

Crab Rangoon, that delightful parcel of crab and cream cheese, deep-fried to golden perfection, is a dish that can easily tip from divine to disastrous. In the vibrant culinary scene of Omaha, the quest for the Crab Rangoon crown is a fierce battle, with contenders vying for the top spot.

Dragon Wok, already a legend in this thread, reigns supreme in the realm of Crab Rangoon. Their version is a symphony of flavors, each bite a testament to their culinary prowess and understanding of what makes this appetizer a fan favorite.

Hot on its heels is Unami in Bellevue, a bastion of flavor where the Rangoons are crafted with a care that borders on reverence. Each one is a delicate balance of crunchy exterior and sumptuous, creamy interior.

Not to be overlooked, Golden Bowl in Bellevue also throws its hat in the ring, serving up Rangoons that can hold their own in this high-stakes culinary showdown.

In Omaha, the Crab Rangoon is not just a menu item; it’s a culinary battleground where only the best can claim supremacy. Each of these establishments offers a rendition worth savoring, a testament to their dedication to a dish that, when done right, is nothing short of sublime.

#26: Best Shrimp Tempura Roll in Omaha

The shrimp tempura roll adds a crunchy twist to sushi, blending Japanese techniques with a love for deep-fried goodness.

Ladies and gentlemen, when it comes to the crispy, ethereal delight that is shrimp tempura, there’s a hidden gem in Omaha that deserves a moment in the spotlight. We’ve preached it before, and we’ll gladly sing its praises again – Umami in Bellevue is a culinary revelation that transcends the ordinary. It is one of the best restaurants in the Omaha metro area. No question.

Their shrimp tempura isn’t just good; it’s sublime. The delicate crunch of the perfectly battered shrimp gives way to a succulent, tender interior that’s pure perfection.

In the realm of Omaha’s dining scene, Umami in Bellevue is more than just a restaurant; it’s an experience. An experience that reaffirms our belief that great food transcends boundaries and brings people together in celebration of culinary artistry. So, if you’re on a quest for the finest shrimp tempura in Omaha, allow Umami to be your guiding light.

#25: Best Apple Pie in Omaha

At the halfway mark of our TOP 50 Food Omaha list, apple pie stands as a symbol of American tradition and comfort, its flaky crust and sweet filling a celebration of simple pleasures.

While our usual culinary accolades often lean toward restaurants or food trucks, there are times when we stumble upon a hidden gem that defies convention. In this case, we’re tipping our hats to a home bakery, none other than “The Pie Fairy,” whose pie-making prowess is nothing short of extraordinary. Believe us, folks, this baker, is a true artist.

With a name as whimsical as “The Pie Fairy,” our expectations were high, especially when it came to apple pie. But let us tell you, the moment we sank our teeth into the Caramel Apple Streusel Pie, we knew we were in for something exceptional. In fact, it redefined our entire apple pie experience.

A great pie starts with a great crust, and The Pie Fairy doesn’t just meet the mark; they exceed it. Their crust is a masterpiece in itself – buttery, flaky, and possessing that delightful melt-in-your-mouth quality. It’s so delectable that you could almost enjoy it on its own.

Now, let’s talk about those gooey, tender apples, embraced by the loving rush of brown sugar and cinnamon. They strike the perfect balance between tart and sweet, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. But what truly elevates this pie to the realm of the divine is the introduction of rich, velvety caramel.

If a caramel apple and Grandma’s homemade apple pie had a delicious lovechild, this would be it. And let us tell you, it’s nothing short of glorious. “The Pie Fairy” has not only mastered the art of pie-making but has woven magic into each slice.

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop at the Caramel Apple Streusel pie. The Pie Fairy regularly switches out flavors, ensuring there’s always something exciting to discover. From a tantalizing Tequila Lime pie to a whimsical Banana Split pie and even a comforting Milk and Cookie pie, her repertoire knows no bounds.

In the realm of pie-making, “The Pie Fairy” has not just spread her wings; she’s conjured up a sweet symphony that keeps us coming back for more.

#24: Best Cheese Fries in Omaha

Cheese fries, a guilty pleasure, combine crispy fries with creamy, melted cheese, a combination that’s hard to resist.

In the heartland of America, where the fries aren’t just a side but a main event, Hydes Slydes stands as a beacon for those in pursuit of cheese fry nirvana. This isn’t just a place; it’s an institution for Omaha locals and wandering food aficionados alike, a haven where the humble burger and wrap are elevated to culinary masterpieces, thanks to fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Make your way to The Grover Inn or track down their roving food truck to get your fix of what might just be the city’s most imaginative fries. Hyde Slydes doesn’t just do cheese fries; they turn them into a gastronomic adventure.

Take, for instance, the Omaha favorite – the French Dip Mac & Cheese Fries. Picture this: fries blanketed with creamy, white mac and cheese, then crowned with prime rib, tender and soaked in rich au jus. It’s a dish that defies convention and delights the senses, all for $9.

Or, dive into the world of Kung Fu Fries, a fusion fantasy with hoisin, sriracha, lime mayo, cilantro, and peanuts. It’s a symphony of flavors for $8, a culinary kick that leaves you craving more.

The Banh Mi Fries are a journey to the streets of Vietnam. For $9, you get grilled beef, pickled daikon and carrots, jalapeños, Kewpie mayo, cilantro, and a dash of sriracha, all heaped on top of fries.

And then there’s the Bacon Cheeseburger Fries, a classic reimagined. With beef, grilled onions, bacon, and the holy trinity of ketchup, mayo, and mustard, this $9 dish is an ode to the all-American burger, served on a bed of fries.

Finally, the Surf N Turf Fries, for $11, are an opulent feast. Imagine fries laden with steak, shrimp, cheese sauce, and garlic cream. It’s a dish that straddles the line between decadence and genius.

Hydes Slydes isn’t just serving fries; they’re rewriting the rulebook, one extraordinary cheese fry at a time. In Omaha, this is where the fry is king, and the possibilities are as endless as they are delicious.

#23: Best Greek Salad in Omaha

Greek salad offers a refreshing break with its crisp vegetables and tangy feta, proving that healthy options have a place in America’s heart.

When it comes to the best Greek salad in Omaha, there’s one place that reigns supreme – The Greek Islands. In countless online polls, it’s been crowned as the undisputed champion of Greek cuisine in the Omaha area. And, there’s a good reason for that.

The meals at The Greek Islands are a testament to the art of cooking with fresh ingredients and an unwavering commitment to perfection. It’s as if you’ve stepped right into Greece without ever leaving Omaha. Here, you’ll savor generous portions of homemade Greek and American cuisine that not only earns your Greek grandmother’s blessing but also satisfies even the heartiest American appetites.

This family-owned establishment, The Greek Islands Restaurant, came into existence on a memorable day – August 8, 1983, thanks to the vision and hard work of two brothers, Laki “Bill” and George Sgourakis, along with their dedicated families. Fast forward over 40 years, and they’ve remained true to their mission of serving authentic Greek food with unwavering dedication.

So, dive into the flavors of Greece right here in Omaha, and enjoy a dining experience that’s truly worthy of celebration.

#22: Best Gyoza in Omaha 

Gyoza, Japanese dumplings, offer a delicious blend of savory filling and crispy wrapper, a favorite in both Japan and the U.S.

Gyoza, those delicate parcels of culinary delight, find their zenith at Lucky Tiger Izakaya, nestled in the bustling, trendy heart of Omaha’s Blackstone District. Here, the Pork Gyoza transcends the ordinary, a masterclass in the art of steamed dumplings. Each bite is a journey: the exterior, chewy yet yielding, a perfect foil to the succulent pork nestled within. It’s a dance of textures and flavors, so compelling that the standard serving of five pieces seems almost a tease. You’ll find yourself yearning for 15 more, a testament to their addictive perfection.

Lucky Tiger Izakaya isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a culinary gateway, inspired by its sibling, Ika Ramen & Izakaya. This is where Pan Asian meets Fusion, where the flavors of the East are reimagined for the Blackstone masses. It’s a place that’s both a nod to tradition and a bold foray into new culinary territories.

Open for both the dine-in connoisseurs and the takeout aficionados, Lucky Tiger Izakaya stands as a beacon for those in search of gyoza that’s not just food, but an experience. In the heart of Omaha, this is where dumpling dreams are made, where every bite is a journey, and every plate a story worth savoring.

#21: Best Spicy Tuna Roll in Omaha

The spicy tuna roll brings a kick to sushi, combining the richness of tuna with a spicy sauce.

In the realm of sushi, where the bold and the brave meet the fresh and the fiery, the Atomic Tuna Roll at Foxy Sushi is a legend in the making. It’s a masterpiece of raw, spicy tuna, a daring dance of spicy crab mix, all accentuated with slices of fresh jalapeño – a dish that doesn’t just whisper fire, it roars it.

The story of Foxy Sushi is one of revolution – a culinary uprising that brings the art of sushi into the everyday. Here, sushi isn’t a luxury, a rare indulgence; it’s an affordable, everyday pleasure, a fast-casual twist to our fast-paced lives. No longer is the joy of sushi reserved for the occasional splurge. At Foxy Sushi, it’s a delight you can savor time and time again, turning what was once a treat into a staple of your dining repertoire.

Nestled in Elkhorn, Foxy Sushi is more than a restaurant; it’s a sanctuary for those who live for the thrill of sushi, for whom convenience and quality are not mutually exclusive. This is where sushi breaks free from the shackles of the high-end and the high-priced, where every roll, every slice, every bite is an invitation to indulge more often. Welcome to Foxy Sushi, where the sushi revolution is being served up one roll at a time.

#20: Best Chicken Sandwich in Omaha

The chicken sandwich, especially in its fast-food variations, has become a modern-day culinary icon, beloved for its simplicity and flavor.

When it comes to the best chicken sandwich in Omaha, you might think it’s just a simple, straightforward choice, like a fastball down the middle. But, a pedestrian chicken sandwich is just that – ordinary – if it’s not executed with excellence. However, when you venture into the realm of Burning Bridges Food Truck or enter the culinary domain of Chef Alfaro at Sauced, that “average chicken sandwich” transforms into a culinary masterpiece that takes on a life of its own.

Let’s start with the Burning Bridges Food Truck. They’ve taken the art of crafting chicken sandwiches to a whole new level. Their creations are not mere sandwiches; they’re gastronomic revelations. Imagine biting into a boneless, skinless chicken thigh, coated in their house-blended gluten-free flour and spices, topped with their zesty white sauce and crisp pickle slices. It’s a flavor explosion that’s worth every bite.

But wait, there’s more. We’ve worked with Chef Alfaro for years and we’ve come to learn that she is a culinary genius and in a league of her own. When she decides to whip up Chef’s specials like the Apricot Habanero & Smoky BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, the BLUEBERRY JALAPEÑO CHICKEN SANDWICH, or the bourbon blueberry jalapeño chicken, it’s nothing short of a culinary spectacle. These chicken sandwiches aren’t just local favorites; they could stand toe-to-toe with any restaurant or chef in the country and come out victorious.

So, when you find yourself in Omaha, don’t settle for an ordinary chicken sandwich. Seek out the extraordinary at Burning Bridges Food Truck or Sauced by Alfaro, and let your taste buds embark on a journey of pure delight.

#19: Best Boneless Chicken Wings in Omaha 

Boneless chicken wings offer the flavors of traditional wings with the convenience of no bones, a testament to American innovation in snacking.

When it comes to the best boneless wings in Omaha, these saucy nugs often get a playful ribbing as just glorified chicken nuggets. But let me tell you, my friends, there’s an art to crafting these delectable bites, and Omaha, being a wing city, is graced with an abundance of options. Among the contenders, three establishments have risen to the occasion, earning themselves the reputation for having the absolute best boneless wings in the Omaha metro area.

First up, we have The Good Life, where they’ve mastered the fine balance between tenderness and flavor. These boneless wings aren’t your average nugs; they’re a culinary experience that transcends expectations. Some say The Good Life is the only place they’ll order boneless wings.

Next on our list is Oscar’s. The benchmark for char-buff wings. They have taken the concept of boneless wings and turned it into a savory masterpiece. Each bite is a testament to their dedication to mastering the art of wings, making them a formidable contender in the world of saucy nugs.

And finally, but by no means the least, Copps Pizza steps into the spotlight with their unique take on boneless wings, a creation that’s nothing short of extraordinary. Their boneless wing offerings have cultivated a devoted legion of followers throughout the Omaha area.

So, the next time you’re in Omaha and craving some saucy nugs, don’t dismiss them as mere chicken nuggets. Seek out The Good Life, Oscar’s, or Copps Pizza, and savor boneless wings that are a cut above the rest. These are the places where saucy nugs become legends in their own right.

#18: Best Onion Rings in Omaha

Onion rings, a beloved side dish, offer a satisfying crunch and sweet onion flavor, a perfect companion to burgers and sandwiches.

When it comes to the quest for the best onion rings in Omaha, there’s a clear champion that emerged in a recent poll – Mama’s Pizza. In fact, Mama’s Pizza was the undisputed winner, with their onion rings winning the hearts and taste buds of Omaha residents.

Their onion rings are a culinary perfection – a large basket of hand-breaded rings that arrive at your table with a promise of satisfaction. And they don’t just stop at delivering these crispy delights; they come with a side of their house dressing, taking the flavor experience to the next level.

In the world of Omaha pizza, Mama’s Pizza has been a household name since 1975. With over 40 years under the dedicated operation of the Harwood Family, they continue to serve not only delicious pizza but also those unforgettable, unbeatable onion rings. Mama’s Pizza isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a tradition, and their onion rings are the stuff of legends in Omaha.

#17: Best Caesar Salad in Omaha

Caesar salad, a classic that originated in Mexico, combines crisp lettuce with a tangy, creamy dressing, a staple in American dining.

When it comes to the search for the best Caesar salad in Omaha, we’ve got a clear winner, and that’s Lyles Pizzeria. At Lyle’s, their Emerald Caesar is a salad that’s not to be missed. It’s a masterpiece crafted with care, featuring romaine lettuce, scallions, shaved Brussels sprouts, all adorned with a herb anchovy dressing, hazelnut breadcrumb, and a generous sprinkle of parmigiana Reggiano.

Lyle’s Pizzeria isn’t just any ordinary place; it’s a locally-owned neighborhood pizzeria and wine bar. located in the Elmwood neighborhood, that’s all about the freshest, simplest ingredients. Their dedication to quality shines through in every dish they serve. From hand-stretched sourdough pizzas to enticing small plates, craft cocktails, and a carefully curated wine selection, Lyle’s has all the elements in place for a memorable dining experience.

So, when you’re in Omaha and craving a Caesar salad that’s not just good but exceptional, make your way to Lyles Pizzeria. It’s where fresh ingredients meet culinary expertise, and where the Emerald Caesar takes center stage as a testament to their commitment to flavor and quality.

#16: Best Chicken Tikka Masala in Omaha

Chicken tikka masala, a British-Indian dish, has become a favorite in the U.S., its creamy, spiced sauce winning over many palates.

When it comes to the search for the best Chicken Tikka Masala in Omaha, far and away the leading vote-getter is T O 5 Bollywood Grill. Their Tikka Masala is nothing short of fantastic. Marinated chicken sautéed in a creamy tomato sauce infused with oriental spices. It’s a symphony of flavors that will transport your taste buds to culinary bliss.

T O 5 Bollywood Grill isn’t just any ordinary restaurant; it’s a place where Indian delicacies come to life. Stepping into their classical ambiance, you’re greeted by a team of outstanding chefs and servers who are dedicated to making your dining experience truly unforgettable.

So, if you’re in Omaha and in search of the finest Chicken Tikka Masala, look no further than T O 5 Bollywood Grill. It’s where the artistry of Indian cuisine meets exceptional service, and where every bite of their Tikka Masala is a journey of taste and delight that you’ll cherish forever.

#15: Best Waffle Fries in Omaha

Waffle fries, with their unique shape and crispy texture, are a fun and popular variation on the traditional French fry.

When it comes to the quest for the best waffle fries in Omaha, one name rises above the rest – Wild Chicken in Bellevue. These waffle fries are not just any ordinary side dish; they’re a new standard.

#14: Best Macaroni and Cheese in Omaha

Macaroni and cheese, a comfort food classic, combines creamy cheese sauce with tender pasta, a dish beloved by both children and adults.

When it comes to the search for the best mac & cheese in Omaha, allow us to introduce you to “The Porch.” This is not your average dining experience; it’s a culinary journey that promises to delight your taste buds with every bite.

“The Porch” is your go-to destination for delicious home-style dishes, craft cocktails, and an impressive selection of 10 beers on tap. But what truly sets them apart is their gourmet mac & cheese menu, which boasts an array of options that will leave you spoiled for choice.

Whether you’re craving the indulgent flavors of Steak & Mac, the zesty kick of Buffalo Chicken, the Italian-inspired delights, the classic goodness of Chicken Bacon Ranch, or the bold flavors of Mexican Mac, “The Porch” has it all, and so much more.

Located in Council Bluffs, “The Porch” has earned its reputation as the Omaha metro’s favorite spot for mac & cheese. It’s where comfort food meets culinary creativity, and where each forkful of mac & cheese is a journey into pure, cheesy bliss. So, if you’re on the hunt for the best mac & cheese in Omaha, look no further than “The Porch.”

#13: Best Chicken Quesadilla in Omaha

The chicken quesadilla, an upgrade to the classic cheese quesadilla, adds savory chicken to the mix, making it a more substantial and popular choice.

We’re curious, who do you think has the best Chicken Quesadilla in Omaha?

#12: Best California Roll in Omaha

The California roll, an Americanized sushi roll, combines crab, avocado, and cucumber, a perfect introduction to sushi for the uninitiated.

Omaha, a city where the prairies meet the sky, harbors a sushi scene that’s as unexpected as it is extraordinary. This heartland gem is the proud home of Yoshitomo and Umami, two establishments that stand as culinary beacons. The chefs behind these havens wield knives like artists and boast resumes that would turn heads in the sushi temples of Chicago or New York City. Yes, Omaha, against the odds, has become a sanctuary for sushi savants.

The tale of Umami’s chef in Bellevue reads like a script from a sushi lover’s daydream. He’s a disciple of the craft, having honed his skills under the tutelage of sushi royalty. Imagine tracing your culinary lineage back to Daisuke Nakazawa, the esteemed protégé of Jiro Ono himself, the legend immortalized in ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’. That’s the kind of storied pedigree we’re talking about. Umami isn’t just a sushi spot; it’s a temple where the sacred rituals of sushi are performed with reverence and precision. Omaha doesn’t just have a strong sushi scene; it’s a hidden epicenter of raw, refined artistry.

#11: Best Chicken Nuggets in Omaha

Chicken nuggets, a fast-food staple, are a simple, delicious, and ubiquitous presence in American dining, especially popular among children.

At the end of the day, chicken nuggets are really just boneless chicken wings…right? Refer to our #19 write up about the best boneless chicken wings in Omaha.

#10: Best Miso Soup in Omaha

The TOP TEN food Omaha might surprise you! Miso soup, a Japanese staple, offers a warm, savory start to any meal, its simplicity belying its rich umami flavor.

When it comes to the search for the best miso soup in Omaha, it’s time to pay homage to the OG of sushi in Omaha – Sakura Bana. This legendary Japanese restaurant has been a cornerstone of Omaha’s culinary scene, and it’s a place we’ve been frequenting since the early ’90s when it was known as Sushi Ichiban.

At Sakura Bana, they’ve perfected the art of crafting miso soup that’s simply unrivaled. Each bowl is a testament to their dedication to achieving that perfect balance of flavors. And let’s not forget their seaweed salad, which is a work of culinary art in itself.

So, if you’re in Omaha and in search of the best miso soup, there’s no need to look any further than Sakura Bana. It’s where tradition meets excellence, and where every spoonful of miso soup is a journey into the heart of Japanese culinary mastery.

#9: Best Edamame in Omaha

Edamame, young soybeans served in the pod, provide a healthy, addictive snack, perfect for starting off a Japanese meal.

When it comes to creating a devoted fanbase in Omaha, Blue Sushi has achieved a near-cult status, thanks to their beloved happy hours. However, if you ask us, it’s because of their spicy charred edamame! It’s time to unveil the secret, Omaha – do not overlook their edamame; it’s an absolute must-try!

#8: Best Garlic Naan in Omaha

Garlic naan, an Indian bread, combines the soft, chewy texture of naan with the aromatic flavor of garlic, a perfect accompaniment to curries.

This restaurant has captured the hearts of even the most discerning of naan enthusiasts. When it comes to naan, it’s the best we’ve ever had – pillowy, soft, and perfectly seasoned.

Now, let’s talk about their GARLIC NAAN – it’s simply out of this world. In fact, it’s the best we’ve ever had, anywhere!

Located at 2429 S 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68144, Star Indian Cuisine has become an absolute favorite restaurant for Omaha foodies and there’s a good reason why. Star Indian Cuisine boasts and impressive 4.9-star rating on Google – go try the garlic naan!

#7: Best Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks, a favorite bar snack, combine the gooeyness of melted cheese with a crispy exterior, making them irresistible.

Mozzarella sticks, the unheralded soldiers of the appetizer world. When they’re good, they’re a revelation; when they’re bad, they’re forgettable. In the sea of sameness where most joints lazily summon their mozzarella sticks from the depths of Sysco or Reinhart catalogs, there are those establishments that elevate this humble snack into something akin to a culinary rite.

Once upon a time, Malara’s Restaurant held the torch high for mozzarella stick excellence, weaving them into the fabric of their time-honored traditions. Sadly, with Malara’s closure, a gap was left in the hearts of cheese stick aficionados. But like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Pizza West stepped up, seizing the mantle with a flourish.

The mozzarella sticks at Pizza West are not just snacks; they’re a tribute, an homage. Each stick is a testament to the belief that even the simplest dish deserves respect. When you get these sticks, it’s not just a transaction; it’s a statement — you’re getting value, both in taste and experience.

With two locations in the Omaha area, Pizza West beckons. It’s a call to all those who believe that mozzarella sticks can be more than just an afterthought, a summoning to partake in a dish that’s been crafted with care, served with pride. Swing by for some sticks, stay for a drink, and be part of a story that’s still being written, one glorious cheese pull at a time.

#6: Best Pad Thai in Omaha

Pad Thai, Thailand’s gift to the culinary world, is a stir-fried noodle dish that balances sweet, sour, and savory in each bite.

In the culinary mosaic of Omaha, Salween Thai stands as a beacon for those in search of the city’s finest Pad Thai. With two locations, it’s a temple where the sacred art of Thai cooking is practiced with devotion. This isn’t just another restaurant; this is Salween Thai, where gratitude and hospitality meet at the door, welcoming you into a realm where choice is king and flavor is queen.

Here, the mission is straightforward yet profound: to bring you the freshest ingredients, to offer a taste of Thailand so authentic it transports you. This is a place of culinary passion, where satisfaction isn’t just hoped for — it’s guaranteed. The team at Salween Thai doesn’t just cook; they create joy, tailor experiences, and kindle the flames of your appetite.

And for those who dare to dance with fire, Salween Thai’s spice levels redefine the scale. Forget the mundane 1-5; here, we soar to the heights of 1-10, each number a step deeper into the fiery heart of Thai spice. Welcome to Salween Thai, where every dish is a journey, and every bite a new chapter in your culinary story.

#5: Best French Fries in Omaha 

Yes, French Fries made it into our TOP 5 Food Omaha list. French fries, perhaps the quintessential American side, are loved for their crispy exterior and fluffy interior, a perfect match for burgers and hot dogs.

In the universe of culinary love affairs, fries are the unsung heartthrobs, coming in all shapes, sizes, and textures. The wisest culinary advice? Never settle for mediocre fries; they’re a crime against calories. In Omaha, the quest for fry nirvana leads to two bastions of burger lore. First, there’s Bronco’s Burgers, a time-honored institution, steeped in the traditions of the 1950s. Here, fries are a sacred ritual, cut fresh, never frozen, each one a golden baton of crunch and flavor. You’ll find yourself dueling for the last crispy piece lurking in the bottom of the bag.

Then there’s Block 16, Omaha’s gastronomic sweetheart, a place bedecked with more accolades than a five-star general. Here, fries are a canvas for culinary innovation, their form and flavor morphing with the whims of a dream team of chefs.

But wait, there’s an unexpected twist in this tale. Enter Amsterdam Falafel and Kabobs, a place where the humble fry is elevated to legendary status. In a plot twist worthy of a culinary Oscar, this kabob joint has been crowned by the foodie community as the master of fries in Omaha. A visit here is a reminder that in the world of fries, sometimes the best surprises come from the most unexpected places.

#4: Best Cheese Pizza in Omaha

Cheese pizza, with its simplicity and universal appeal, demonstrates the enduring popularity of this Italian-American staple.

Omaha is a veritable wonderland for cheese pizza aficionados. The city boasts a handful of outstanding options. Take the legendary LaCasas, for instance, with their wafer-thin crusts lavishly adorned with Romano cheese – it’s a place that’s garnered a devout following since the 1950’s. Then there’s David LoSole of Virtuoso in Benson, a maestro in the pizza world, who has yet to disappoint with his incredible cheese pizzas. And let’s not forget the new kid on the block, Williamsburg Pizza, bringing a slice of New York City’s iconic pizza flavor right to Omaha’s doorstep.

#3: Best Hash Browns in Omaha

Hash browns, a breakfast favorite, offer a crispy, golden way to start the day, a testament to the simple pleasure of fried potatoes.

In the culinary trenches of Omaha, Billy’s Cafe stands as a testament to the mastery of a seemingly simple dish: hashbrowns. This isn’t just cooking; it’s high art, the alchemy of transforming humble spuds into a golden, crispy delight. At Omaha Food Magazine, we don’t just admire this skill – we revere it as one of the great culinary achievements, a feat akin to turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Keep your James Beard Award. In our book, if you can’t spin gold out of the humble hashbrown, your culinary stripes mean little. Mastery of this simple dish is the true litmus test of a chef’s worth in our world.

#2: Best Cheeseburger in Omaha

The cheeseburger, an evolution of the hamburger, adds a slice of cheese to the mix, creating an even more beloved American classic. The cheeseburger reigns as an epic evolution of the humble hamburger. Imagine a slice of rich, melting cheese cascading over a perfectly seared patty, an alchemy that transforms the ordinary into an iconic symphony of flavors.

For those craving a straightforward, no-nonsense experience, joints like Dinkers, Stellas, Broncos, and Charred serve up cheeseburgers that hit like a fastball down the middle – unpretentious, satisfying, quintessentially American.

But, if you’re on the trail of gourmet wanderers like Alton Brown, seeking a place where the cheeseburger transcends its classic roots, Block 16 in Omaha is your culinary mecca. Here, tradition meets innovation, crafting a cheeseburger that’s not just eaten, but fervently adored, a testament to the city’s love affair with this beloved classic.

Featured Article Image Credit: Block 16 in Omaha

#1: Best Burrito Bowl in Omaha

At the top, the burrito bowl reigns supreme. Shocked? We were. This deconstructed burrito offers a customizable, convenient dining experience, reflecting America’s love for Mexican flavors and modern eating habits.

When it comes to the quest for the best burrito bowl in Omaha, Burrito Envy stands tall as the undisputed champion. This is the kind of restaurant that’s just perfect for Benson: it’s fast, it’s affordable, and it serves the kind of food that hits all the right notes, especially after you’ve had a couple of drinks.

At Burrito Envy, they offer the traditional burritos that you’d expect, but if you’re in the mood for something trendy and deconstructed in a bowl, they’ve got you covered there as well. Sure, you could opt for a chain like Chipotle, but The Omaha Food Magazine has a long-standing tradition of supporting local businesses owners like Bryan Baumgart, the owner of Burrito Envy, for more than a decade.

When you step into Burrito Envy, you’ll be spoiled for choice. They offer an array of options, including chicken, ground beef, carne asada, veggies, carnitas, barbacoa, and even specialty style bowls that will tantalize your taste buds. From surf and turf to Korean-inspired, PBJ-themed, or even a breakfast bowl, the selection is nothing short of impressive.

So, if you’re on the hunt for the best burrito bowl in Omaha, look no further than Burrito Envy. It’s where local flavors meet culinary innovation, and where every bowl is a delightful journey through taste and tradition.

The Best Food in Omaha

Here you have it – a captivating exploration of The Best Food in Omaha. We’ve taken the nation’s top 50 favorite foods according to Grub Hub and paired them with the restaurant best known for that food item.. Our city’s food scene is a testament to its sophistication and openness to embracing the diverse flavors that define America’s culinary heritage.

This curated list takes you on a mouthwatering journey through the tastes and tales that shape the nation’s gastronomic landscape. Omaha, with its rich culinary tradition, proudly stands as a city that not only appreciates but also actively contributes to this dynamic and ever-evolving world of food.