Posts Tagged ‘Burgers’

Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery and Deli

November 15th, 2009 No comments

Wohlner's GroceryWohlner's GroceryLast week, the Omaha Midtown Crossing developers announced that Wohlner’s Grocery would be opening a second store at 33rd and Dodge in the summer of 2010. I had never been to Wohlner’s, so I visited their Aksarben Village location at the corner of 67th and Center Streets. Their neighborhood grocery and deli rivals urban stores I’ve visited in New York and Chicago. The produce was lovely (photo above), the deli meat case selection extensive, and the wine aisle impressive. Of course, I had to have a Wohlner’s Kobe burger with all of the trimmings, because my friend Andy had suggested it. Believe it or not, Wohlner’s serves a pretty mean hamburger!! The people living midtown Omaha are going to revel for years to come, having a grocery with charm and character next door. Happy Motoring!

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries

November 12th, 2009 2 comments

Five GuysThere is only one word that describes a Five Guys hamburger… and that word is “spectacular.” The Five Guys burger has moved into the leadership spot, in my ongoing search for Omaha’s best hamburger. Located at 697 N. 132nd Street, in the Linden Market shopping center, Five Guys continues a burger tradition that started in Washington D.C. And, the restaurant has been Zagat survey rated every year since 2001. Their burgers are prepared with ground beef that has never been frozen, locally baked buns, and garden fresh vegetable toppings. The lettuce actually crunched when I consumed my Five Guys bacon cheeseburger. There was a long line when I arrived for lunch, but like a well designed factory, the order takers kept the line moving. I was struck by the attention to detail that was being given to each sandwich by the food preparers working in the visible kitchen. Happy Motoring to this delightful Omaha dining stop!

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Danny’s Bar and Grill

November 11th, 2009 No comments

Danny's Bar and GrillLooking for a great neighborhood bar and grill in the middle of Omaha? Check out Danny’s Bar & Grill, located at 2007 N. 72nd Street. The food is great and the service is prompt and friendly. Danny’s burgers are very good, and they have a large menu with lots of food and drink specials running throughout the week. Danny’s has a sports bar feel to it, with several big screen TVs mounted throughout the facility. They have plenty of parking on the North side of the building, and a spacious party room that will accommodate up to 60 people. If you’re looking for a lunch stop or a quick after-work gathering spot, Danny’s may be the place for your group. Play some Keno and enjoy the casual, laid back setting. Happy Motoring!

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Goldbergs II in Dundee

November 9th, 2009 No comments

GoldbergsToday, I resumed my search for Omaha’s Best Burger, visiting Goldbergs in Dundee for lunch. Goldbergs Grille & Bar is located at 5008 Dodge Street, on the North side of Dodge Street, and there is parking in the rear of the building. Goldbergs has a large menu. I ordered a cheeseburger with pepper-jack cheese and bacon. It was very good, although there was some rust on the lettuce. The service I received was average (not engaging); but perhaps that was because I was dining alone.  There was a large and raucous crowd dining at Goldbergs when I visited, and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Despite the service disappointment, the food is quite good and I will visit again. Give it a try and Happy Motoring!

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Don & Millie’s Restaurant

November 7th, 2009 No comments

Don MilliesDon & Millie’s has 4 locations in the Omaha metro, as well as locations in Fremont and Lincoln, Nebraska.  Today, I visited the Omaha 84thand Q restaurant location and ordered a single cheeseburger with all the toppings. Don & Millie’s has an even larger burger, called the Double Don, that includes two beef patties and bacon. I ordered take-out from the drive through window; but Don & Millie’s also has a large inside dining area. The Don & Millie’s single was pretty average, and I’d highly recommend it for diners wishing to satisfy a craving for a greasy burger. Our family has always liked the onion rings and chocolate shakes at Don & Millie’s, and some people like the ham and cheese Frenchies they serve. Their service is prompt and they have convenient locations. Give them a try and Happy Motoring!

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Ace’s Diner at Harrah’s

November 6th, 2009 No comments

IMG_0826Today, I crossed the Missouri River to Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, to eat at Ace’s Diner located inside the Hotel/Casino. Harrah’s is just north of I-80 on I-29 at the 9th Avenue exit. My wife accompanied me. We were greeted by one of the staff, Shannon, and by our server, Mary Lou. On weekends, Ace’s Diner serves a “Holy Cow” Burger, that contains 4 half-pound patties of prime Angus beef, 8 slices of bacon and 10 slices of cheese.  Mary Lou said she had only witnessed a few guests able to consume an entire one. I opted for a more austere choice; a single bacon cheeseburger with cheddar cheese. It was still a feast of a burger. The bun was lightly toasted and very fresh. The two strips of bacon were crisp and added to the overall taste. After lunch, my wife and I walked the Hotel grounds and saw Stir Cove where Harrah’s holds their Summer Concert Series. Check it out and Happy Motoring!

McFoster’s Vegan Veggie Burger

November 5th, 2009 No comments

IMG_0715Located at 302 S. 38th Street, McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe serves a spectacular Veggie Burger. I did not think it was possible to duplicate the taste of beef using soy vegetable oil, soy flour and soy protein; but I was wrong. The Veggie Burger at McFoster’s is in a class of its own. The burger came with a choice of cheeses – I chose the soy cheese. The burger was huge, with a lightly toasted whole wheat bun. The burger was topped with caramelized onions and peppers and bacon tempeh. Naturally (no pun intended), the burger was moist but not greasy. The burger comes with a side salad.  The Veggie Burger food presentation “wow factor” will receive a high score in my final ratings.  If you want to eat a healthy meal, add McFoster’s to your Omaha destinations, and Happy Motoring!

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King Kong Restaurant

November 4th, 2009 No comments

King KongToday, I had a burger from King Kong Restaurant, while continuing my search for Omaha’s Best hamburger. King Kong has a traditional fast food chain ordering process and feel to its dining area. I had a cheeseburger with everything. The burger was quite large and tasted good. I could have consumed a much larger stack of burgers, for added cost. There was one choice of cheese – with or without. The bun lacked a little in freshness and the overall cost was higher than other Omaha restaurants I’ve visited. Despite these minor details, I will eat at King Kong again. There are three Omaha locations to choose from.  Give it a try and Happy Motoring!

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Burger Star

November 3rd, 2009 1 comment

Burger StarLocated at 1222 S. 71st Street, just South of 72nd and Pacific, is Burger Star. The restaurant is adorned with Rolling Stone magazine covers and photos of well known Rock n Roll bands such as Bon Jovi, the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, the Doors and many others. Rock videos play quietly in the background. Burger Star serves dine in or take out. It took me a little bit to figure out the ordering process; but once I filled out my order card with food selections and paid the cashier in advance, service was very prompt. They will prepare an Angus burger the way you want it. I had the 6 oz. Burger Star. It was delicious. They offered a wide selection of cheese and topping choices. I will definately eat at Burger Star again, when I am in that neighborhood. Try it, and Happy Motoring!

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Petrow’s Restaurant

November 2nd, 2009 No comments

IMG_0822Located at 5914 Center Street, Petrow’s Restaurant, was one of the first places that I visited during November, in search of Omaha’s best burger. The service was prompt and the prices very reasonable. I had a cheeseburger with jack cheese. It was a very good. I expected that; because it had been highly recommended. I appreciated the fact that the mayonnaise was served on the side. Sometimes burger places get carried away with their use of mayo.  Petrow’s was very busy over the lunch hour, and the guests seemed to be having a great time. They are open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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