After a challenging year for local eateries, many Omaha restaurants are open for business again.
Whether you're new to the Omaha metro or just looking to broaden your dining horizons, you're sure to find something exciting at one of these local bars and restaurants voted as top picks by our readers in the 2021 Omaha's Choice Awards.
WINNER: DIVE BAR
Buck’s Bar & Grill
27849 West Center Road, Waterloo
Buck’s Bar & Grill is your favorite local dive bar. Experience a friendly, small town atmosphere with great food and the best original touring bands. Our menu is amazing, with delicious nightly food specials. Visit our website for our menu, upcoming live shows and ticket information. Join us for an evening of great food, cold brews and awesome music.
Curry in a Hurry
8303 Maple St.
At Curry in a Hurry drive-thru and eat-in restaurant, all curries and sides are made daily from scratch with fresh produce. While we are a quick service restaurant, we do not compromise the quality of our food.
FIRST PLACE: ROOFTOP BAR
The Takeoff Rooftop Bar
The Peregrine Omaha, 203 S. 18th St.
Located on the eighth floor offering cityscape views to the west, north, and south. In addition to craft cocktails in a fun ambience, cozy up by the fire pit. The Takeoff is open seasonally Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., weather permitting.
WINNER: OUTDOOR PATIO
The Woodcliff Restaurant
980 County Road W, Fremont
The Woodcliff Restaurant in Fremont is the perfect destination to escape the hustle of the big city and relax on our patio by the lake. Enjoy delicious food from our seasonal menu and a fantastic selection of wine, beer and cocktails. Visit our website for our menu and weekly specials.