When you arrive at a restaurant and your stomach is rumbling, nothing better sates the appetite than a delicious appetizer. Sometimes, appetizers are the real star of the show. From small-bite tapas options to artisanal cheese plates, the great restaurants of Nebraska are sure to satisfy with their flavorful appetizers. Here are our favorites.
Bricks & Mortar is a new restaurant located in the Old Market Lofts building in downtown Omaha. Their menu offers healthy and hearty tapas plates that pair perfectly with one of their delicious homemade infused cocktails.
What’s better than free? Head to the Starlite Lounge in Lincoln for a swanky retro-themed bar that serves up free appetizers on Thursday and Friday evenings. They have endless drink options that perfectly pair with their tasty little appetizers.
Wilson & Washburn is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that serves up craft beer and delicious made-from-scratch pub food. All of their appetizers are packed with incredible ingredients and flavors. Try their crunchy beet chips that go great with a local craft beer.
Baela Rose is located in the buzzing neighborhood of Dundee and is named after the owner’s daughter. They work with local farmers to create the freshest menu possible. The concept has quickly taken off due to their delicious food such as the house corn nuts and nuts and pork appetizers.
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The Depot Kitchen and Taproom operates as a brewpub during the day and a steakhouse at night. Their diverse menu will take multiple visits to try it all. For a quick and tasty beginner, try their homemade kettle chips, red hot candied bacon, or Bavarian pretzels.
Leadbelly pushes the envelope in an effort to become the best neighborhood restaurant that connects friends and family with delicious, high-quality food. Their huge menu has dozens of appetizers meant to share. Some of the top favorites are the poke bowl, poutine, and chicken curry fries.
Schilling Bridge is an innovative craft beer and wine inspired gastropub. The restaurant also doubles as a brewery and tasting room. Try one of their delicious house-brand craft beers and pair it with one of their artisanal cheese plates, beer bread, or the drunken nachos.
The Filling Station is a local favorite in Grand Island for filling up on tasty appetizers and drinks. The bustling restaurant has a nostalgic atmosphere complete with pickle cards, pool tables, darts, and lots of other fun activities.
Farnam House Brewing was started by two young, talented chefs who wanted to push the concept of farm-to-fork fare and pair it with delicious homemade brews. For light and tasty appetizers, try their house spent grain pretzels, wings, and hummus plate.
Marz is a great place to grab a cocktail and fill up on some bite-sized appetizers. The lounge is known for their delicious martinis and delicious, curried chicken quesadillas. The atmosphere is dark and slightly sophisticated, which makes it a great place for a quick date or to catch up with friends.