Dining Out In Lincoln, Nebraska

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DINING OUT IN LINCOLN, Nebraska (This info comes to you from the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 83737, Lincoln, Nebraska 68501. Call (800) 423-8212.) BARRYMORE'S: (402) 435-9181 Located in the east-west backstage of the Stuart Theater at 124 North 13th. Patrons enjoy food and beverage among stage lights, curtain ropes and catwalks. Great dinner spot for the stage-struck or star-struck of any age. BILLY'S: (402) 474-0084 Located within walking distance of the Capitol at 1301 H Street and named after one of Lincoln's famous citizens, William Jennings Bryan, this restored "grand old home" restaurant has become a popular dining spot. Great for a "dress-up" dinner on the road. THE COFFEE HOUSE: (402) 477-6611 Located at 1324 P Street, the Coffee House offers espresso, capuccino, teas, Italian sodas and desserts served among works of art exhibited and offered for sale by area artists. Coffee houses more and more are the spots to stop for a bite and get a good idea of the local ambiance. THE GARDEN CAFE: (402) 434-3750 This Midwestern tradition offers old-fashioned foods you're sure to remember, including a bakery serving a wide assortment of tempting treats. The Garden Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a party room. KING'S DRIVE-IN: (402) 474-4262 or (402) 8396 Step back in time and introduce your kids to the 1950's and 1960's. King's serves a variety of favorites, ranging from burgers to cheese frenchees, old-fashioned, deep-fried grilled cheese sandwiches. There are two locations in Lincoln. Remember, drive-ins were INVENTED for the car-traveling family. THE MILL: (402) 475-5522 Enjoy or purchase coffee from all over the world. Located in the Historic Haymarket, at 800 P Street, The Mill serves light fare and is the only place in Nebraska that roasts its own coffee beans. The dock area outside this converted warehouse doubles as an outdoor cafe. MISTY'S: (402) 466-8424 Located at 6235 Havelock Avenue, and featuring corn-fed Nebraska beef, aged to perfection (21 days), bathed in Misty's special spices (for sale in shakers) and char-broiled to desired specifications, Misty's is one Lincoln tradition you won't want to miss. It's especially fun on home football game Saturdays. The decor features Nebraska Cornhusker memorabilia and fans from all over the state gather to anticipate and celebrate the team's successes! P.O. PEARS: (402) 476-8551 "All the comforts of home without the relatives." Located at 322 South Ninth Street, the decor features movie memorabilia everywhere and is truly a delightful and fascinating establishment for lunch, supper or evening rendezvous. THE RENAISSANCE: Nebraskas's only AAA-rated, Four-Diamond restaurant is located in The Cornhusker. Features exceptional American and Continental cuisine with many selections prepared table-side. Dinner is served amid striking architectural features, unique art and a lavish decor of classic cherry, pecan and brass furnishings. ROCK 'N ROLL RUNZA: (402) 474-2030 This unique establishment has it all-fast food featuring the original "meal-in-a-bun" runza, burgers, fries and onion rings, home-style cooking, authentic soda fountain, desserts and bar area. Servers on roller skates and a DJ playing '50's and '60's music help set the mood. The "Rock" offers a special Cornhusker Football Saturday buffet for home games and 10 TV's to catch all the plays of the game. SPAGHETTI WORKS: (402) 475-0900 Featuring spaghetti with ten different sauces served separately or as a combination, Spaghetti Works specialties also include lasagna, chicken parmesan and BBQ ribs. The decor features "old market memorabilia" and the salad bar is served from the flatbed of an antique truck. All meals are served with garlic bread and salad bar. Located at 228 North 12th Street. VALENTINO'S: (402) 467-3611 Features made-from-scratch Italian cooking in a trendy dining atmosphere. Choose from pizza (a Nebraska legend) or from the complete dinner menu featuring delicious pasta selections. An all-you-can-eat pizza (NOW you've got the kids' attention!), pasta and salad buffet is offered daily from 11am to 2pm and 4 to 9pm. Valentino's has several locations throughout Lincoln. VICTORIA'S COUSIN: (402) 477-7232 Also in the Historic Haymarket at 801 P Street. Enjoy an old-fashioned English High Tea including scones, tea sandwiches, scrumptious desserts and, of course, tea. Browse the store's interesting selection of kitchen gadgets and antiques. Tea reservations are suggested. National Chain Restaurants - sometimes the favorite at home can also be the favorite on the road: BONANZA BUM STEER DENNY'S GRISANTI'S PERKIN'S APPLEBEE'S LONE STAR OLIVE GARDEN RED LOBSTER VILLAGE INN Eat hearty and enjoy your stay in Lincoln!

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