The Most Fun Restaurants in Omaha

The all-American city of Omaha, Nebraska has grown into a Midwestern metropolis with a thriving culture, economy and some of the finest cuisine in the region. The most fun restaurants in Omaha form an integral part of the culinary scene, mixing hearty dishes from the Midwest with cutting-edge flavors to give Omaha a taste all its own. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners headed out to when looking for the most fun restaurants in town? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered information from the city's in-the-know diners to put together a list of the most fun restaurant in Omaha. From acclaimed downtown hot spots to beloved local diners, the most fun restaurants in Omaha have a fine meal for everyone. Grab a table in Omaha and enjoy!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts, V.Mertz, Modern Love - Omaha
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Vegan
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Old Market, Midtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Sage Student Bistro - Institute for the Culinary Arts

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
455 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

This novel restaurant in the heart of the city is one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. It's an excellent combination for visitors. In one visit, diners can help out students and get a delicious m...

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Best Overall in Nebraska
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V.Mertz

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
1,584 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

The “Old Market” in Omaha is the location for the local favorite V. Mertz. This classically-styled American restaurant boasts an excellent wine menu and a creative selection of dishes. The “Small Plat...

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Best Service in Nebraska

Modern Love - Omaha

$$$$·Vegan·
Midtown
1,785 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Modern Love is a vegan spot that doubles as one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. It's a place that diners of all tastes will adore. The creative selections on the menu feature starters garlic Par...

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Dolce

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Omaha
1,289 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

This upscale restaurant of West Maple Road is one of the finest dining destinations in all of Omaha. A comfortable and airy space, Dolce features New American fare with a focus on fine meat dishes. St...

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Best Overall in Nebraska
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Wave Bistro

$$$$·Asian·
West Omaha
533 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Healthy
  • Special Occasion

This intimate and welcoming Omaha bistro is one of the most creative restaurants in town. Wave features an engaging menu of Asian-fusion eats to locals and tourists. Seafood is a favorite at Wave. Try...

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Good for Groups in Nebraska
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Le Voltaire

$$$$·French·
West Omaha
1,404 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

An elegant French restaurant, Le Voltaire is one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. Le Voltaire boasts a full menu of French favorites like escargots de Bourgogne, baked brie, and foie gras on brea...

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Best Overall in Nebraska
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J. Coco

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midtown
1,392 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

A local favorite housed in one of Omaha's most historic buildings, J.Coco is an excellent choice for a meal. It's one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. Stop in during the weekday happy hour for $5...

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Neighborhood Gem in Nebraska
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Dante

$$$$·Italian·
West Omaha
1,810 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

Head out to the Shops of Legacy for one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. Dante is a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria featuring some of the best wood-fired pies in town. There's a full menu of red ...

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Best Overall in Nebraska
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Boiler Room

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Old Market
1,782 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

This captivating and rustic loft spot is one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. It features a focus on local ingredients along with one of the best wine cellars in Omaha. Grab a glass from Spain, I...

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Best Overall in Nebraska
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Monarch Prime and Bar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Old Market
358 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Monarch Prime and Bar is one of the most stylish restaurants in all of Omaha. This classic Midwest steakhouse is spacious and engaging with high, captivating ceilings. It's an excellent option after a...

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360 Steakhouse - Harrah's Council Bluffs

$$$$·American·
Council Bluffs
1,551 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

A short distance from the Iowa/Nebraska border, the 360 Steakhouse is the place to go for a great meal and great view. Head up to the 12th floor of the Harrah's Council Bluffs casino to sample the tas...

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American in Omaha

Beacon Hills

$$$$·American·
West Omaha
629 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch

Head out to the Aksarben Village for one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. This warm and welcoming spot offers some of the best traditional Midwestern dishes in Omaha. Begin the meal with a select...

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Great for Brunch in Nebraska

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

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / Old Market
1,331 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

This classic steakhouse is one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. It's a traditional wood-fired steaks and seafood spot on Capitol Avenue with plenty of the steakhouse trappings. Try the USDA prime...

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Steak in Nebraska

Railcar Modern American Kitchen

$$$$·American·
West Omaha
1,578 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

A charming and entertaining spot in Stonehenge Center, Railcar is one of the most fun restaurants in Omaha. It has one of the best happy hours in the city. Start with the Maryland crab cakes or the pa...

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Great for Brunch in Nebraska
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