A weekend getaway to Omaha isn’t complete until you’ve sampled some of the city’s mouth-watering eateries. With a casual and friendly vibe at nearly every place in town, Omaha is a best-kept secret for foodie parents.
Plenty of great eats can be found in the Old Market, including La Buvette — an Omaha staple for classic French dishes and wine (ordered from the handwritten menu). If you can snag an outdoor table when the weather is nice, it’s worth toting the kids along. Other family-friendly eats downtown include Wheatfields for a hearty breakfast, Jams for lunch, and Wilson & Washburn for a casual (yet completely satisfying) dinner.
Outside of the Old Market, you’ll find neighborhood pockets with their own exciting restaurant scenes going on. The family-friendly Dundee neighborhood, which is home to billionaire Warren Buffet, boasts a plethora of tasty options within a four block stretch, including Pitch for wood-fire pizza, Amsterdam Falafel & Kebab for a quick bite to go, or Avoli Osteria for an evening of handmade Italian pasta that will transport you to the Tuscan countryside with every bite.
A stop at eCreamery for their famous “Shark Bait” ice cream (named after its feature on the TV show Shark Tank) is a must. When you need a break from eating, drive through the neighborhood and gawk at the wondrous 100-year-old mansions and make a stop at beautiful Elmwood Park to let the kids hit the playground.