The Shady Bend Cafe Is Keeping A Historic Local Nebraska Treasure Alive

Enjoying a meal away from our own kitchens is always a treat. This restaurant gives you the joy of not only an absolutely delicious meal but a charming bit of Grand Island history as well. The building that houses Shady Bend Cafe is a beautiful architectural relic that has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2008, and it’s still a great place to find local history and neighborly people.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

It’s wonderful to see this historic building once again full of life. It has regained its role as a place for people to get together and catch up while enjoying a tasty meal. Find out more about this lovable diner on its Facebook page.

You may not be able to set the kids loose to run around here as travelers of decades past did, but this Grand Island playground will let you do just that.

Address: 3609 W Old Hwy 30, Grand Island, NE 68803, USA