Summer’s a great time to get out to some cool local hot spots. Especially now that outdoor seating has opened up and it’s even easier to remain socially distant. Which begs the question…what are your local faves?

We’re talking the Mom & Pops…the local eateries. Which ones in the area are SO good that everyone needs to know about them? Spread the word so that, especially now, the KGBI family can support them! You’ll help others find great new spots as well and find a few for you and your family!

Thanks for your awesome suggestions – here’s the list so far…

Jeremy can’t get enough of Omaha Tap House and Oscar’s Wings and I really like Dairy Chef in Elkhorn

Joy in Papillion loves Brick Oven in Omaha and Agave Azteca in Ralston

Kirsten loves Jukes in Elkhorn

Andrew in Omaha say the Stellanator at Stella’s in Bellevue is incredible along with the rest of the food

Shelby in Missouri Valley says you gotta check out Lo Sole Mio in Omaha for Italian

Danielle’s husband loves the cat fish and she loves the chicken-fried steak at Catfish Lake Restaurant in Bellevue

Tracy and Stephanie both vote for Swine Dining BBQ in Bellevue and Omaha

Carol says you have to try Big Fred’s and Jack and Mary’s in Omaha

Ellen in Omaha says her family loves Primo’s in Council Bluffs

Larry loves Blue in Omaha for their sushi

Stephanie in Blair loves Mai Tai in Aksarben for their Pad Tai

Julie says you should check out The Banh Mi Shop in Bellevue and Grecian Gyros in Papillion

Lori is all about the food and small town atmosphere at Main Street Cafe in Council Bluffs

Lisa says for breakfast and lunch she likes Bailey’s in Omaha

Jen thinks you should check out Razzy’s Deli in Omaha

Randy says he has never been disappoint by El Sol in Oakland, IA

Carmen says you should try the combo platter or the zilzil at Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine of Omaha and definitely try the tea

Kendra in Gretna says her all-time fave is The Parthenon Greek Grill in Lincoln and they she can always find something she likes at JAMS in Omaha

Aaron and his wife love Pepperjax Grill

For Angela in Sioux City, Ninja Steak & Sushi House in Fremont is awesome

Lia says check out Hoshi Palate in Blair for Asian Fusion

Marcy in Omaha suggests Harold’s Koffee House for breakfast

Cristi thinks you’ll like El Bee’s in Waterloo or Omaha

For BBQ in Papillion, Mary says go to Papio Pit BBQ and  for Korean, it’s Korean House in Bellevue, and for breakfast, check out First Watch in Omaha, Papillion, or Bellevue

If it’s swanky vegan comfort food you’re after, Krista suggests Modern Love in Omaha

And, Joseph says you should try Hunger Block, Mula, Farm House, Genji Steakhouse, Mark’s,  & Dundee Dell

OK…your turn! What local restaurant in the Heartland do you think is missing on this list?





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