Located at 114th and West Center Road is the Ozark Smoked Meat Company. Ozark is a delightful little barbecue restaurant in West Omaha that serves delicious hickory smoked meats from their own smoker. Choose a sandwich, dinner plate, or by-the-pound from their menu. Our family enjoys the pulled pork BBQ sandwiches with the Ozark spicy potato wedges. Ozark also specializes in beef jerky. During our last visit, a customer stopped in to buy $40 worth of the jerky. Dine-in or use their catering service. It’s a nice, quick luncheon stop. Prices are available on their website. Happy Motoring!
Located at 7425 Pacific Street is McKenna’s “Blues, Booze, and Barbecue” Restaurant. Hands down, McKenna’s is our family’s favorite Omaha barbecue restaurant. McKenna’s barbecue sauce is excellent, with a flavor that is slightly sweeter, yet more tart, than one of our other favorites K.C. Masterpiece BBQ sauce. Roger, the manager, recommends the BBQ Smoked Pork Baby Back Ribs and the BBQ Smoked Brisket from their menu. Go for the ribs. They are amazing! Most dinners come with your choice of two side dishes, plus corn on the cob, and Jalapeno cornbread with honey butter. McKenna’s is open daily for lunch and dinner, and their hours are listed on their website. Happy Motoring!
Located at 230 S. 25th Street, the Smoke Pit BBQ can be a quick and reasonably priced place to grab lunch, or to hold a short business luncheon. The menu includes a choice of meat with two side dishes. The smoked brisket or smoked ham are my typical meat choices. Many people find the Smoke Pit’s barbecue sauce flavor tangy rather than smokey, and I agree with that assessment. Others think the ribs at the Smoke Pit are top notch. Despite the mixed reviews, it is still on the Omaha Driver’s list of favorite Omaha destinations. Happy Motoring and enjoy the Pit stop!