Nebraska Dining June 03, 2015
10 Burger Joints in Nebraska that Will Make Your Mouth Water
We’re serious about our burgers here in the belly of beef country. When someone suggests going out for a burger, we don’t pile in the car and head to McDonald’s – we hunt down the best, juiciest, most mouth-wateringly perfect patty we can find. Here are 10 of the best burgers you can buy in Nebraska…in alphabetical order to prove we don’t play favorites.
(See our second list – with 30 more of Nebraska’s best burgers – here!)
1. Black Oak Grill, Omaha
Voted Best New Restaurant of 2013 in the Best of Omaha contest, Black Oak Grill at Midtown Crossing serves up unforgettable American comfort food.
2. Brewburgers, Omaha
From the standard (and amazing) cheeseburger to the slightly more adventurous lamb and bison burgers, Brewburgers knows how to do a burger right. As a bonus, they offer a beer pairing suggestion with every menu item.
3. The Cellar Bar and Grill, Kearney
The Cellar gets downright playful with its half-pound fire grilled steakburgers. Some of the more exotic burger selections are the crab rangoon burger and the peanut butter and jelly.
4. Greenfield's Cafe, Lincoln
Ahhh...take a good look at that loaded burger. If you aren't drooling yet, then maybe you just don't like burgers.
5. Greta's Gourmet Deli, Lincoln
Every Friday is Burger Madness at Greta's. Don't be surprised if you get there a little late and have to contend with a line out the front door...that's how good these burgers are.
6. Honest Abe's Burgers and Freedom, Lincoln
With burger names like "Hammer of Thor," "United States of America," and "Greatest Burger Ever," you know you're in for something awesome at Honest Abe's. Be sure to check out the Parmesan Truffle Fries!
7. Peppermill & EK Valentine Lounge, Valentine
Proudly serving Nebraska beef, Peppermill gives you big-city taste with a cozy small town atmosphere. Their gut-busting Joseph Angus 3.0 was voted Nebraska's best burger!
8. Sinful Burger, Bellevue
Choose between selections named for the seven deadly sins - we recommend the Envy which comes topped with onion rings, bacon, cheddar and BBQ sauce. Or if you're feeling REALLY sinful, take the Goliath challenge: a four-pound burger plus about a pound of fries. Finish it in an hour (and keep it down) and it's free!
9 Stella's Bar and Grill, Bellevue
Stella's has long been a staple on lists of the best burgers in the state, and for good reason. Their fresh ingredients and creative add-ons let you create your dream burger. No matter what you put on it, you'll definitely be able to see why Stella's was voted Nebraska's Best Burger by the NE Beef Council and took home the Best Hamburger prize in the Best of Omaha 2014.
10. The Union Bar, Gering
Small town Gering is home to the big, mouth-watering burgers at The Union Bar. Time your visit right and you might even get to enjoy dollar burger night!
Everyone’s got their own personal favorite burger, and sometimes the best of the best are found at tiny hole-in-the-wall establishments. We want to hear from you: where do you think Nebraska’s best burgers are served?
(Be sure to check out our second list containing 30 more awesome NE burger joints here!)