Located at 1205 Howard Street in Omaha’s Old Market is Plank Seafood Provisions. Known for its fresh oysters, Plank provides a nice selection of southern seafood creations including blackened, Cajun and creole dishes on their menu. Formerly a Subway sandwich shop, the Plank has modernized the décor to include a massive seascape photo. The frame of a boat hangs from the ceiling and supports the lighting system. Wooden plank chairs and bright orange seat covers produce a pleasant atmosphere for your seafood dining experience.
The po’ boys (catfish, shrimp, alligator) are huge and flavorful. If the chef would go heavier on the spices and the mustard sauces it would be more to my liking. Irrespective, Plank is an Omaha dining experience you should not miss. Plank is open daily for lunch and dinner. Happy hour runs Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and all day Sunday. Check it out when you are downtown and Happy Motoring!
Located at 120 Regency Parkway inside Regency Court, next to Borsheim’s Jewelry, is Bonefish Grill. Serving fresh seafood from around world, prepared wood grilled, Bonefish is a delightful upscale dining experience. The first Bonefish Grill opened in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2000, and they now have locations in 28 states. In 2010 Bonefish was rated #1 by Zagat in its survey of full-service chains. When our family visited Bonefish, we had the Wild Alaskan Salmon with Mango Rum sauce. The service was excellent and the drink and wine selection strong. In addition to seafood, Bonefish has marvelous grilled steaks, chops and chicken entrees on their menu. Bonefish is open daily at 4:00 p.m., and reservations are strongly suggested because it is always busy. Happy Motoring!
Located at 50th & Underwood Streets is the Dundee Dell. An Omaha icon, the Dundee Dell is well known for its Atlantic cod fish and chips. The Dell feels just like an authentic Irish pub. You’ll be surprised by their extensive menu and strong array of domestic, imported and specialty beers. The Dell is a quaint, yet lively, after work or school gathering spot. The Dell now has two private party rooms for rent; supporting party sizes from 6 to 40 people. My wife and I enjoyed this poem prose from the 1939 Dundee Dell menu: “To those who can drink, yet continue to think, And pleasures Deserved glean from each; May their pleasures be many, Their sorrows not any, Life’s happiness always in reach.” Cheers, and Happy Motoring!
Located at 4150 South 144th Street (between L and Q Streets) is Charlie’s on the Lake. Charlie’s is a restaurant well known for its extensive seafood choices, aged and trimmed cuts of Angus beef, and broad drink selections (martini’s and wines). Pick your own fresh main lobster from Charlie’s lobster tank. Or try the Prime Rib and King Crab legs. There are so many great choices on their lunch and dinner menus. Open Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Be sure to carry extra blankets and a fully charged flashlight in your vehicle during Winter months, you never know when you may become stranded or need to offer roadside assistance to others. Happy Motoring!
Located at 1218 South 119th Street, inside Absolutely Fresh Seafood, is Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar. Shucks also has a second location at 16901 Wright Plaza (168th & Center). If you are looking for fresh shucked oysters on the half shell, you should visit Shucks. Unique and inviting – with the freshest seafood in Omaha. The inside of Shucks feels like Pike Place Market in Seattle. Rough cut wooden planks cover the walls, with other nautical decor. The fish bar at Absolutely Fresh Seafood is impressive, with selections from all three coasts. Shucks house specialties include Jambalaya, Swordfish, Ahi Tuna Steak, and Atlantic Salmon. Have you checked your auto jack and spare tire pressure recently? Make sure the spare is inflated. Also check your tire iron. Increasingly, new cars have a standard-issue tire iron that are too short, with insufficient leverage to remove a lug nut. If you don’t have AAA or other roadside service, consider buying and carrying a better tire iron. Happy Motoring!