Mellow Mushroom Is A Psychedelic Pizza Parlor In Nebraska That Makes Dining Out Downright Fun
If you’re a pizza lover, and especially if you’re a pizza lover who’s bored of plain-Jane restaurants, you’re going to love this place. Mellow Mushroom is a chain with locations in many states, but each one is distinctively decorated. The one in Lincoln is an absolute can’t-miss for anyone who enjoys a good pizza pie.
Head to the Haymarket district in Lincoln for some of the best pizza and most remarkable atmosphere in town. It's just steps away from the Pinnacle Bank Arena, so when you come out after a game or concert you won't even have to move your car to grab some dinner.
You'll know that this place is a little different even before you go in. From the mushroom cutouts on the overhang to the lanky mascot out front, Mellow Mushroom is so full of character that it's spilling out into the street.
Inside is a groovy blend of retro, modern, artsy, and fun.
No matter how old or young you are, you'll be charmed by the decor and the distinctive artwork.
The little details like flowery lazy Suzans and penny-covered tabletops are loads of fun...
...And the unusual sculptural elements will have you staring. Don't be shy to take pictures to share with your friends!
You'll even notice a few Lincoln-specific nods, like these "sunflower seed" footballs...
...And this perpetually-flying basketball. They're references, of course, to the fact that you're in the home of Huskers football and Nebraska basketball.
Look up - even the ceiling deserves admiration in this distinctive restaurant!
After you're done marveling at the decor, get busy reading that menu. You'll likely have a hard time choosing from all of the tasty selections! Start with an appetizer like bruschetta, a hummus plate, or the restaurant's signature pretzels.
If you plan to eat lightly, check out the salad selection. You can choose one of the menu standards or even create your own from a hearty list of ingredients.
In the mood for a sandwich instead of pizza? No problem - there are lots of savory selections to choose from, including clubs, wraps, and hoagies. Is a calzone a sandwich? If so, add those to your list of must-try sammies.
But don't think we've forgotten you, pizza purists. Peruse the menu for specialty pies with fun names like Holy Shiitake, Kosmic Karma, and Funky Q Chicken. These are the fan favorites that keep dedicated pizza lovers coming back for more again and again.
You can get that pie in a whole lot of different ways. Build your own from a heaping list of toppings and get it with a gluten-free crust or dairy-free cheese. The only limit is your imagination!
It would be a shame to leave without gobbling down a dessert or two. If you're too stuffed after all that pizza, just order one of each dessert and pretend you're going to share them later with people at home (even though you're going to eat them all yourself).
There's truly something here for every taste and dietary need. The vegetarian and vegan selections are plentiful, and there's even a whole gluten-free section on the menu.
Address: 601 R Street #110, Lincoln, NE 68508
Check out the chain’s
website or the Lincoln location’s Facebook page for specials and more information about what’s sure to become your new favorite pizza place.
Need to work up an appetite before you nosh on some tasty slices? Check out
this fun-filled trampoline park in Lincoln! (Just don’t go after you’ve stuffed yourself with pizza. Trust us on this.)
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