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.

The OpenTable Team
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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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Beacon Hills

$$$$·American·
West Omaha
642 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 on...

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Great for Brunch in Nebraska

Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
514 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 ...

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Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,780 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 restau...

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Dante

$$$$·Italian·
West Omaha
1,844 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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...

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Fit for Foodies in Nebraska

Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Old Market
1,228 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch

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 America...

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Great for Brunch in Nebraska

Timber Woodfire Bistro

$$$$·American·
Midtown
1,001 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 m...

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Great for Brunch in Nebraska

801 Grill

$$$$·American·
Midtown
578 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy

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 stea...

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Outdoor Dining in Nebraska

J. Coco

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
1,418 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 ho...

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Brushi

$$$$·European·
West Omaha
237 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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...

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Kona Grill - Omaha

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Omaha
1,101 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Kid-friendly

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 cuis...

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Kid Friendly in Nebraska

Hiro 88 West Maple

$$$$·Sushi·
West Omaha
659 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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 price...

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Pitch Pizzeria - Dundee

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Midtown
851 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Happy Hour

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 p...

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Great for Brunch in Nebraska
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Marks Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nebraska
871 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 bu...

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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Omaha

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Old Market
1,598 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date

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 lo...

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Notable Wine List in Nebraska

Railcar Modern American Kitchen

$$$$·American·
West Omaha
1,620 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch

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...

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Great for Brunch in Nebraska

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

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / Old Market
1,508 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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 ac...

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Best Service in Nebraska

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Omaha

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nebraska
427 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 Mid...

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Anthony's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Ralston
270 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

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 ...

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Good for Groups in Omaha

Baela Rose

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
468 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

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, tak...

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Granite City Food & Brewery - Omaha - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
West Omaha
131 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

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. T...

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