The Best Cheap Eats in Omaha

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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.

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

Beacon Hills

$$$$·American·
West Omaha
571 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
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 Read more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nebraska

Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
527 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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 welcomRead more
94% recommended
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Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,786 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
98% recommended
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Dante

$$$$·Italian·
West Omaha
1,646 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • 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 Read more
96% recommended
Best Service in Nebraska

Upstream Brewing Company - Old Market

$$$$·American·
Downtown / Old Market
1,212 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 extensiveRead more
92% recommended
Good for Groups in Nebraska

Timber Woodfire Bistro

$$$$·American·
Midtown
744 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 deRead more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nebraska

801 Grill

$$$$·American·
Midtown
410 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 certifRead more
96% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Omaha

J. Coco

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
1,252 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 offerRead more
99% recommended
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Brushi

$$$$·European·
West Omaha
237 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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 Read more
95% recommended
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Kona Grill - Omaha

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Omaha
958 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Happy Hour
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 fullRead more
Hot Spot in Nebraska

Hiro 88 West Maple

$$$$·Sushi·
West Omaha
553 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Happy Hour
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 seRead more
98% recommended
Healthy in Omaha

Pitch Pizzeria - Dundee

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Midtown
812 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 hereRead more
97% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nebraska

Marks Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Nebraska
876 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 nestRead more
100% recommended
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Sullivan's Steakhouse - Omaha

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Old Market
1,641 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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, Read more
Notable Wine List in Nebraska

Railcar Modern American Kitchen

$$$$·American·
West Omaha
1,384 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 froRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Nebraska

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

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / Old Market
854 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 Read more
95% recommended
Best Service in Nebraska

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Omaha

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West Omaha
418 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 atmosphRead more
91% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Omaha

Anthony's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Ralston
192 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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 optionRead more
81% recommended

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, theirRead more
92% recommended
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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,Read more
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