What’s better than having a delicious meal that you didn’t have to cook yourself? Maybe eating in a restaurant with a spectacular view? These restaurants all offer up dining areas with some unique and beautiful views to enjoy while you nosh.
Alpine Inn, Omaha
The Alpine Inn is well-known for its standing arrangement with local wildlife. When diners finish their fried chicken (the restaurant's specialty), the scraps and bones are thrown outside for the raccoons and stray cats. Diners then watch the animals devour the leftovers in a lovely wooded setting. Strange, maybe, but this view is definitely unique.
Charlie's on the Lake, Omaha
This Omaha classic is located right on a man-made lake. The stunning view from the waterfront patio is a perfect addition to the restaurant's tasty menu.
Durham Treetops Restaurant, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha
Attached to the Lied Jungle at the Omaha zoo, this cafeteria-style eatery offers a view that is literally unlike any other in the world. A wall of floor-to-ceiling windows looks out over the jungle, letting you watch the jungle plants and animals as you snack.
Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge, Nebraska City
The Lied Lodge is all kinds of impressive, and its restaurant doesn't disappoint. The windows offer views of the beautiful Arbor Day Farm.
The Lodge Restaurant at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, Ashland
Though it's changed hands and looks many times over the years, the restaurant at Mahoney State Park has always featured impressive views of the park and the Platte River. You'll often see wildlife wandering right up to the windows to take a peek at what you're eating.
Navigators Restaurant & Lounge, Republican City
Harlan County Lake looks absolutely incredible from Navigators Restaurant, which sits right on North Shore Marina.
The Nebraska Club, Lincoln
Way up on the 20th floor of the US Bank building in downtown Lincoln, The Nebraska Club's windows give diners a spectacular view of the city, including the capitol building.
The Lodge Restaurant at Wilderness Ridge, Lincoln
At Wilderness Ridge you'll find an expansive 9,000 square foot wrap-around deck where you can unwind and gaze out at the 18-hole course. Or, when the weather isn't so great, eat in the stunning dining room.
Caddies Restaurant, Monument Shadows Golf, Gering
Located literally in the shadows of the Scotts Bluff Monument, Monument Shadows Golf includes a little restaurant called Caddies. From the windows you can look out over the beautiful 18-hole course and look up at the stunning monument.
North Shore Lodge, Lemoyne
Right on the shore of Lake McConaughy, North Shore Lodge's restaurant is a casual restaurant that gives you a beautiful view of the lake and beach. If you get there by boat, they'll even drive down to the beach to pick you up!
Scotts Bluff Country Club, Scottsbluff
The Scotts Bluff Country Club's clubhouse offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience with a deck that features views of the beautiful grounds and the Scottsbluff National Monument.
The Canyon Dining Room, The Prairie Club, Valentine
The huge windows in the Canyon Dining Room overlook the impressive golf courses at The Prairie Club. The Sandhills setting is uniquely beautiful and makes for the perfect backdrop for a relaxing dinner.
Are there more restaurants with amazing views hiding out there in Nebraska? Let us know in the comments!