Nebraska’s Best-Kept Secrets: Ultimate Guide to Nebraska Steakhouses
As the fourth-largest cattle producer in the nation, Nebraska is home to more than 1.7 million head of cattle. With so many cattle raised for beef production, it’s easy to assume that many of them find their way to Nebraska restaurants. With outstanding steakhouses across the state, it seems every Nebraskan has his or her favorite place to enjoy a ribeye, T-Bone, or strip, but tend to be open to enjoying a good meal wherever they travel. Here are nine recommendations to savor an outstanding meal at a Nebraska steakhouse.
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Brother Sebastian's Steakhouse embraces a California mission ambience, from the building's design to the servers' monk-inspired uniforms. With a chilled salad bar reminiscent of the 1970s, dinner at Brother Sebastian's is a true culinary experience.
With Choice Nebraska Angus steaks cooked over an open flame, it's easy to understand why Brother Sebastian's is considered the best steakhouse in Omaha. Its prime rib and seafood are also delicious options. Brother Sebastian's proudly showcases an impressive wine collection near the front of the house.
No need for a password at The Speakeasy steakhouse in Sacramento, but you may need to keep a seat open at your table for the local ghost. Known for a local spirit said to haunt the building, you won't need to worry about any ghost messing with your filet mignon, ribeye, or New York strip at The Speakeasy. Even ghosts realize you don't harass a perfectly-cooked steak.
Located in a town that no longer exists and surrounded by cornfields, The Speakeasy, about 40 minutes of Kearney, is as Nebraskan as Cornhusker volleyball. Ryan Puls returned home from big city life to help his father run the business before taking it over.
With starters such as buttermilk crusted onion rings, a dinner at The Speakeasy rivals any large city steakhouse. Along with slow roasted prime rib, the steaks truly provide one of the best dining excursions in the Heartland.
Whether you come to Ole's Big Game Steakhouse for the steaks or for the 200-plus stuffed big game animals located throughout the restaurant and lounge, you'll leave knowing you enjoyed an outstanding meal with your wildlife viewing.
Since the mid-1940s, Ole's has been a favorite of steak lovers. Medium rare or well done, it's a challenge to find a better T-Bone, ribeye (bone-in or boneless), filet mignon, and sirloin. Along with a salad, two sides, and dinner roll, Ole's is one of Nebraska's best steakhouse options.
You won't find Dwight Schrute or Michael Scott hanging out near the water cooler at The Office. But, you will find Midwest-raised, aged Choice steaks hand cut and excellently prepared to your preference. With prime rib as an option, the kitchen staff prides itself on preparing New York strips, ribeyes, sirloins, and filets The Office way - robustly and seasoned just right. With a dinner salad, side, and roll, you're in for a small-town treat.
Olympian and former Husker volleyball star Jordan Larson may be the best-known person from Hooper, but The Office may be the best-kept secret that needs to be shared.
Considered one of the best steakhouses in the country, The Cedar Room serves outstanding beef. Whether it's a special cut of ribeye or a center-cut, as well as filet, sirloin, or the chef's special cut, the restaurant uses only certified Angus steaks. The chef's team commits itself to quality on each order, such as French dip sandwich with certified Angus and the chicken fried steak.
Located in downtown's Canteen District, The Cedar Room has ranked among the best in the United States as noted by TravelAwaits.
Known as the home of Dorothy Lynch salad dressing, Columbus' Dusters Restaurant is also appreciated for preparing outstanding steaks. From the filet tenderloin and ribeye to the T-Bone and charred sirloin (with shrimp), steaks are prepared to taste. Along with slow toasted prime rib with cuts from petite to jumbo, Dusters is an outstanding choice.
Located in the former Gottberg Auto Co., Dusters is also home to a microbrewery. While there, check out the grain bin ceiling in the restaurant.
Long-known for its share of Nebraska coaches and sports legends, as well as celebrities, Misty's Restaurant and Lounge features outstanding steaks. During an era where classic restaurants are challenged, Misty's continues to serve chargrilled steaks, such as its tender T-Bone, sirloin, and filet. Its blackened prime rib cut is always a wise selection.
In the heart of Nebraska's Sandhills, it may be difficult to find a fresher cut of beef than at Peppermill Restaurant. Using Nebraska-raised beef that has been properly aged, your steak isn't hand cut until you order it. With steaks named after family or local entities, such as the Heart City Strip or Joseph Grilled Prime Rib, they are served best when cooked medium rare.
While the third generation of the family runs Peppermill today, the family's history goes back six generations in the Sandhills. Peppermill folks know Nebraska and they know steak.
Calling the old Blackstone Hotel home, The Committee Chophouse at the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel quickly earned a reputation as one of the best places in Nebraska to enjoy a steak. Cooked at 1,200 degrees, The Committee Chophouse serves everything from the 16-ounce whiskey-marinated strip to a 48-ounce Porterhouse. Hungry, but not 48 ounces hungry? Try the 20-ounce Cowboy cut ribeye.
With outstanding appetizers and sides - Potatoes Lyonnaise, cream corn, and roasted mushrooms - dining at The Committee Chophouse should be on everyone's bucket list.
With so many outstanding steakhouses located throughout our state, your favorite may not have been listed here, but it doesn’t mean it’s not considered an outstanding choice. That’s the wonderful thing about living in a beef state, we have so many great options. Bon Appétit.