Finding local restaurants is as easy as getting out the phone book or strolling down the street. But finding the best local restaurants requires a willingness to do a little research and spend time talking with the people who live and eat there, in Lincoln Nebraska you will find many good restaurants, here you have a list of the Best Dinner Restaurants in Lincoln Nebraska.

Best Restaurants to Have Dinner

Lincoln’s culinary scene rivals that of any big city. The capital of Nebraska is proud of their football team and their beef, but the classic Midwest steakhouse isn’t the only choice in town. Visitors can expect an array of international specialties as well. There are over 100 restaurants in the city’s historic Haymarket District alone, so visitors have a plethora of choices. From Asian Fusion and Blue Sushi Sake Grill to Vincenzo’s Ristorante and Parthenon Restaurant you can experience the scope of Lincoln’s culinary scene. Here is a list of the Best Dinner Restaurants in Lincoln Nebraska where you can have dinner, just to name some.

DISH Restaurant







Located in 1100 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Phone: +1 402-475-9475

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Downtown, in the heart of Lincoln, visitors will find the upscale restaurant, Dish. This New American restaurant strives to provide an unmatched dining experience. The menu features small plates with an international flair like ginger-sesame, chicken meatballs or spring tabbouleh. Diners can expect elevated fine dining entrées like ancho-coffee rubbed filet, Alaskan halibut, and duck duo, or order a dinner to share. The restaurant caters to couples on romantic date nights, and the dedicated staff makes the experience complete. Guests can pair their meal with handcrafted cocktails or a glass of fine wine.


Venue Restaurant & Lounge






Located in 4111 Pioneer Woods Dr #100, Lincoln, NE 68506.

Phone:  +1 402-488-8368

Venue Restaurant & Lounge provides what almost every Nebraskan craves – award-winning cuisine. Add in the stylish ambience of the dining room and the friendly wait staff, and it’s no wonder Venue has received so many awards. The New American cuisine at Venue relies on handmade and from scratch approaches to cuisine. Products come from local farms to add that farm-to-table freshness to their meals, plus exclusive gourmet ingredients from across the globe. The restaurant serves handcrafted cocktails, and also has an extensive wine list. Besides being a good choice for a romantic dinner, Venue provides five private dining rooms for intimate events.


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Screamers Dining







Located in 803 Q Street, Lincoln, NE.

Phone: +1 402-500-2550

Talented singing staff serve great food at Screamers Dining & Cabaret, so much so that it has become a hit in Lincoln and the Midwest. The restaurant concept is a play on words for “The Scarlet and Cream Singers,” which is a former UNL show choir. Owner and once show choir member, Kevin Witcher came up with the restaurant idea. Guests can expect high-quality, upscale fare from steaks to pasta to seafood, plus vegetarian and vegan options. Witcher’s vision is to provide a place for Lincoln’s most talented music theater artists to perform, while providing the community with great food and entertainment. This is a fun date night destination.

The Oven







Located in 201 N 8th St #201, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Phone: +1 402-475-6118.

In India, traditional cooking is done in a Tandoor, which is exactly how the food is prepared at The Oven in Lincoln. The restaurant specializes in cuisine from Northern India, cooking it in the traditional clay oven. The meat at The Oven is marinated for several hours, mixing spices and yogurt together. While the meat is marinating on skewers, other chefs are making handmade breads. The breads and skewers are placed inside the tandoor oven to help seal the rich flavors of the meat and ensure its tenderness. The Oven is also a great place for a romantic dinner. The aroma coming from the tandoor helps create that special ambience.

FireWorks Restaurant





Located in 5750 S 86th St #6053, Lincoln, NE 68526.

Phone: +1 402-434-5644.

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FireWorks Restaurant opened in downtown Lincoln in December 2002. As Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill‘s more adventurous sister, we keep the tradition of from-scratch cooking, house-brewed ales and teamwork service. In February 2007, our restaurant relocated to its current home: a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building at 5750 South 86th Drive in southeast Lincoln.

Our current FireWorks Restaurant building is an environmental leader in the industry. We custom-designed it to feature strategically positioned windows, skylights and a self-sustainable geothermal heating and cooling system. In 2009, we carried our eco-friendly efforts to the outdoors. FireWorks installed a 5,400 square foot rain garden containing more than 3,200 native plants, shrubs and trees. The self-sufficient rain garden captures pollutants from rain water runoff, and serves as a beautiful rest stop for users of the Billy Wolff bike trail.

Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill






Located in 210 N 7th St, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Phone: +1 402-434-5636.

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In 1991, Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill opened in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District, bringing Nebraska its first restaurant-and-brewery, or brewpub. The demand for our from-scratch cooking, hand-crafted ales and teamwork approach to service was immediate. Over the years, this abundance of demand fueled more restaurants. A second Lazlo’s Brewery & Grill location opened in 2000 in South Lincoln, and our third in Omaha in 2006. Even with multiple Lazlo’s locations, something was still missing. In 2002, Lazlo’s sister restaurant, FireWorks, was born with the desire to bring adventurous wood-fired cooking to Lincoln.

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