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The Best Cheap Eats in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska is a Midwestern treasure with the perfect combination of down-home charm and urban chic. Cruise down the river in a riverboat, explore the world-renowned Joslyn Art Museum, stroll through the Old Market neighborhood and learn about the city’s history at the Durham Museum. Omaha has so many fun things to do and the perfect place to step into history and out of your comfort zone with a culture that offers an opportunity for both. While you’re here, you should also check out the distinctive flavors Omaha’s dining scene has to offer. Even if you’re on a budget, there are tons of restaurants where you can find amazing food for totally reasonable prices. If you’re wondering where to go for an inexpensive bite, check out our Tastemaker List of the best cheap eats Omaha has to offer.

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20 Restaurants
Updated October 01, 2021
Restaurants:Beacon Hills, Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, Modern Love - Omaha
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Vegan
Neighborhoods:West Omaha, Downtown / Old Market, Midtown
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Beacon Hills

$$$$
American
West Omaha
4.3
696 reviews
Beacon Hills Restaurant, located on Mercy Road, offers delicious and affordable food and drinks in West Omaha. They focus on homemade American Cuisine and make all of their dishes from scratch. Try one of their delicious appetizers or a signature salad before moving on to one of the signature entrees, such as the Salmon Basket with five pieces of fresh salmon dipped in tempura batter and fried to perfection. It’s a casually elegant atmosphere with great food that doesn’t cost a fortune!

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Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown / Old Market
4.3
500 reviews
Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, located on Dodge Street in The Old Market neighborhood of Omaha, is a casual spot for cheap eats. It’s a hidden gem downtown that provides a welcome escape for guests who want a comfortable and relaxing oasis in the midst of all the hustle and bustle. They feature a diverse Contemporary American menu with over 140 wines, 70 different whiskeys and a great selection of cocktails and beers. For a super cheap meal, come in for their happy hour to enjoy specials on drinks and select food choices, like the Margherita Flatbread or Duck Tacos.

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Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$
Vegan
Midtown
4.7
1819 reviews
Modern Love serves up amazing comfort food at prices that won’t break the bank and is one of the best spots for cheap eats Omaha has to offer. Located on Farnham Street in Midtown Crossing, the restaurant belongs to Isa Chandra Moskowitz, an American author, magazine columnist and tv host. The restaurant takes classic favorites and gives them a vegetable twist so vegans and vegetarians will feel right at home here. They make everything from scratch and source ingredients from local farmers when possible.

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Dante

$$$$
Italian
West Omaha
4.8
1985 reviews
Dane is Omaha’s first restaurant specializing in authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza and rustic Italian cuisine. Located on Wright Plaza, it’s one of the best places in Omaha to go for cheap eats on the Westside. They feature ingredient-driven dishes with fresh produce from local farmers to guarantee that every meal has the best possible flavor. The atmosphere is bright, convivial and welcoming and they also feature a world-class wine list to pair the perfect glass with your meal.

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Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

$$$$
American
Downtown / Old Market
4.5
1239 reviews
Upstream Brewing Company, located on 11th Street in the Old Market neighborhood, is a local favorite for cheap eats Omaha style. It has a casual upscale atmosphere and an extensive menu of new American pub fare, including thin-crust pizzas, hand-cut Omaha Steaks, fresh fish, pasta, salads, hearty sandwiches and more. The bar is a lively spot that attracts locals and tourists alike and features handcrafted beers and over 100 different wines.

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Timber Woodfire Bistro

$$$$
American
Midtown
4.6
1141 reviews
Timber Woodfire Bistro features affordable eats served in a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The dining room has a roaring hearth and diners can enjoy the warmth of the fire over a delicious meal. They make all dishes from scratch and executive chef Jared Clarke prides himself on creating the area’s best comfort food! The kitchen uses a state-of-the-art wood-burning grill and a brick oven to prepare most of the dishes on the menu. Locals love the full-service bar and they offer fantastic beer and wine selections. Try one of their homemade pizzas or a delicious grilled vegetable entree.

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801 Grill

$$$$
American
Midtown
4.4
608 reviews
If you’re hankering for a great steak but don’t want to shell out a whole paycheck, head to 801 Grill on Pacific Street in Midtown. It’s a casual dining restaurant featuring certified black Angus steaks, burgers and other comfort food favorites. The Grill specializes in friendly neighborhood dining, warm Midwestern hospitality and craft cocktails. They also have an exceptional collection of small-batch bourbons and single malt Scotches to choose from. For extra deals, check out their daily Happy Hour!

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J. Coco

$$$$
Contemporary American
Midtown
4.6
1394 reviews
J.Coco, located on Leavenworth in Midtown, is one of the best restaurants in Omaha for inventive American food on a budget. It is a locally and independently-owned restaurant offering a great happy hour with deals on snacks like Korean Short Rib Tacos and Roasted Dates. It has a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails and an excellent selection of wines. The restaurant takes great pride in its farm-to-table foods and truly value the guest experience. And they have a state-of-the-art, intimate private dining room for small parties. Come in for a delicious meal and order a bottle of bubbly or an exquisite drink while you peruse the menu.

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Brushi

$$$$
European
West Omaha
4.7
237 reviews
Brushi is the brainchild of Chef Paul Braunschweiler. Located on 132nd Street in West Omaha, the restaurant serves affordable European cuisine with a creative flourish and the bar features an eclectic wine list and super inventive craft cocktails. It’s a great spot for fresh European and American fare with creative twists, like the tender braised beef short ribs served with soft polenta or flavorful paella with seafood, chicken, and veggies. Come in for dinner and linger over drinks!

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Kona Grill - Omaha

$$$$
Contemporary American
West Omaha
3.9
1149 reviews
For delicious fresh fish, sushi and a price tag that won’t break the bank, head to Kona Grill in the Village Pointe Shopping Center. This local favorite in West Omaha offers a full menu of global cuisine and fresh fish. They fly in fresh fish daily in order to craft amazing sushi and made-to-order entrees. It’s a lively space to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or two and diners can opt for the bright dining area or out on the shaded patio overlooking the plaza fountain. Standout menu items include Lemongrass crusted snapper, the tuna tower and the firecracker sashimi.

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Hiro 88 West Maple

$$$$
Sushi
West Omaha
4.6
706 reviews
Hiro 88, located on Maple Street in West Omaha, is a laid-back, yet sophisticated place for food and drinks in Omaha. A favorite of neighborhood locals and visiting guests, they serve reasonably priced Pan-Asian cuisine including sushi and Chinese. The interior is sprawling and elegant, with design by Japanese architect Nakaura-san, and the clean open space feels modern and peaceful. In addition to their affordable food, many come here to enjoy their amazing selection of Sake, an array of fine wines, cocktails, domestic and Import Beers and Premium Liquors.

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Pitch Pizzeria - Dundee

$$$$
Pizzeria
Midtown
4.5
843 reviews
Located on Underwood Avenue in the historic Dundee neighborhood, Pitch Pizzeria is a bar and restaurant combo serving some of the best cheap eats Omaha has to offer. The focus here is on traditional pizzas, cooked in a coal-fired oven just like they do in Italy. The menu also features fresh seafood, hand-cut steak, housemade pasta and a delicious burger! The festive and lively bar features an array of in-house concoctions as well as a well-thought-out and impressive wine selection.

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Marks Bistro

$$$$
Contemporary American
Nebraska
4.6
863 reviews
Mark’s Bistro is one of the most charming restaurants in Omaha for cheap eats. Located on Underwood Avenue in Midtown, the bistro occupies a historic, turn-of-the-century home nestled into a quaint business district in Dundee Omaha’s hippest neighborhood. The menu focuses on contemporary American food with a hint of French influence, balanced with some Asian accents. For the best bargain, come during Happy Hour when wine bottles are half-price and select dishes are available for lower prices. They also have a beautiful outdoor patio.

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Omaha

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / Old Market
4.5
1532 reviews
Located in the heart of Old Market, Sullivan’s Steakhouse is a classic American Steakhouse and bar with fine steaks and cocktails. The dining room has an elegant vibe and a sleek, cool and inviting lounge. They specialize in Midwestern hand-selected steaks, aged a minimum of 28 days and seasoned and broiled to perfection. It’s a great place to take a date, impress a group of colleagues or celebrate a special occasion. Dining at the bar is a great way to save money with cheap bar bites like Chorizo-stuffed dates, Filet Wellington Bites and more.

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Railcar Modern American Kitchen

$$$$
American
West Omaha
4.0
1748 reviews
Railcar Modern American Kitchen is Chef Jared Clarke’s tribute to Omaha’s rail history. The restaurant aims to take you back to the classic American dining experience with food from all corners of the United States. Located on 144th Street in the Lindenwood neighborhood, it’s a great destination for super affordable, made-from-scratch comfort food, craft cocktails and a friendly atmosphere to relax and rejuvenate. Check out their daily Happy Hour, which features specials on drinks and small bites like Lobster Hushpuppies and Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

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J. Gilbert’s - Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood - Omaha

$$$$
Steak
Downtown / Old Market
4.8
1904 reviews
J. Gilbert’s is an upscale steakhouse and bar with great food that is easy on the wallet. Located on Capitol Avenue downtown, it features a warm, intimate atmosphere with fireside dining, dark wood accents, exposed brick and low lighting. The menu features prime-aged beef cooked over a mesquite wood-fired grill. Choose from the various cuts of steak, fresh seafood (including award-winning crab cakes) and other house-made favorites. It’s the perfect place to bring a date, a colleague or meet up with a small group of friends to enjoy a cocktail and a budget-friendly meal.

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Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Omaha

$$$$
Steakhouse
Nebraska
4.4
427 reviews
Located in the Village Pointe Shopping Center in West Omaha, Johnny’s Italian steakhouse offers budget-friendly brunch/lunch and dinner. The restaurant has a stylish, retro atmosphere and friendly Midwestern Service as well as a relaxing lounge area. Steaks are the highlight of the menu, and they specialize in perfectly grilled meats with an Italian twist. They also feature a wide selection of Italian staples, seafood and burgers. Come before dinner to relax in the lounge with a cocktail or a glass of your favorite Italian wine.

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Anthony's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Ralston
4.3
302 reviews
Anthony's is a family-owned and operated steakhouse located in the Ralston neighborhood of Omaha. It’s a great spot for in-house, hand-cut, dry-aged beef, as well as seafood options like the Atlantic salmon, and is an inexpensive choice compared to most steakhouses in town. Diners can also enjoy pasta dishes, salads and appetizers along with a great list of wines and cocktails to pair with your meal. The restaurant is easy to recognize with the giant fiberglass steer hanging out front and the atmosphere here is friendly, laid-back and great for a date or a weekday dinner with friends.

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Baela Rose

$$$$
Contemporary American
Midtown
4.5
468 reviews
After leaving their gourmet sandwich shop in Berkeley, CA, Kyle and Rose Anderson returned to Omaha to open a restaurant in the neighborhood where they first met. Baela Rose, their newest venture, takes the name of their daughter. Located in the ultra-hip historic neighborhood of Dundee, the restaurant offers delicious cheap eats and an eclectic menu with an Omaha twist. Try their Fried Chicken Sliders or the Chicken Croquette, both delicious dishes at great prices.

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Granite City Food & Brewery - Omaha - Permanently Closed

$$$$
American
West Omaha
3.9
131 reviews
For cheap eats and one of the best beer selections in Omaha, head to Granite City Food and Brewery on 102nd Street. They offer a full menu of signature items and beers in a lovely, polished setting. The focus is on American food with a twist, with options like Broad Axe stout beer short ribs, ponzu glazed salmon, and maple pepper bacon flatbreads. They have plenty of signature beers brewed onsite, like the Batch 1000 Double IPA, the Bennie German Bock, the Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout.

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