The 10 Best Mom & Pop Restaurants in Nebraska!

If you’re missing the taste of home, have no fear. Nebraska is the ultimate destination for family-owned restaurants where you can cozy up to hearty plates of home-style comfort foods served by the friendliest faces. Here are the 10 best mom and pop restaurants in Nebraska you have to try! 

1. Lisa's Radial Café, Omaha, NE

Lisa’s Radial Cafe in Omaha is an old-school cafe that serves hefty portions of American comfort classics. Stop in for breakfast and order the massive French toast or a tasty omelet served with endless cups of coffee.

2. Cast Iron Bar and Grille, Stuart, NE

Cast Iron Bar & Grille in Stuart has plenty of space to sit and savor some Nebraska style wings, homemade macaroni, or a juicy hamburger. Cast Iron Bar & Grille is the perfect mix between mom and pop diner and sports bar so everyone can enjoy.

3. Aunt Bea's Café, Tryon, NE

It’s hard to resist the hearty platters of Nebraska comfort food at Aunt Bea’s Cafe in Tryon. The quaint mom and pop cafe is small town America at its best and features a rotating menu of pork chops, mashed potatoes, hamburgers, and much more.

4. Sehnert’s, McCook, NE

Sehnert’s Bakery and Cafe has a rich local history in McCook and its regular patrons are definitely proof! This relaxing, cute cafe serves delicious homemade donuts and pastries and a full lunch menu that will feed your body and soul. 

5. Treasured Grounds, Hemingford, NE

Whether you’re fresh off a morning run or stopping in for a family dinner, Treasured Grounds in Hemingford is waiting to ply you with stellar beef brisket sandwiches, hamburgers, and classic chicken fried steaks.

6. Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch, Omaha, NE

Bailey’s Breakfast & Lunch has been around for ten years in Omaha serving delightful, homemade breakfast dishes, excellent coffee, and that down-to-earth friendly atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in town! 

7. Engine House Cafe, Lincoln, NE

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a mom and pop-style meal at Engine House Cafe in Lincoln. Located in a historic fire station building built in 1900, Engine House is famous for its hearty breakfast menu that makes the most of Nebraska’s bounty. Morning diners can try tasty options like Eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and more. 

8. Mom and Paup Family Restaurant, Central City, NE

The name of this restaurant says it all! Mom & Paup Family Restaurant in Central City is just that—a family-run place where you can stop in anytime for a traditional, home-style meal at an affordable price. This adorable cafe has plenty of space to sit and savor the morning, or a slice of pie.

9. Great Plains Café, Genoa, NE

For friendly service and home-style dishes, the Great Plains Cafe in Genoa needs to be on your list. Drop in for almost any type of breakfast food and choose from a number of sides for a hearty way to start your way.

10. Leo’s Diner, Omaha, NE

It doesn’t get more authentically mom and pop than Leo’s Diner in Omaha. Grab a seat and order a number of breakfast and lunch favorites. If you don’t see your favorite on the menu, just ask and they will go above and beyond to make you happy. 

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