1801 S. 35th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Phone: (712) 323-9760
Fax: (712) 323-6490
Traditional Italian family dining reigns at this South Omaha institution. Serving Omaha since 1946, Cascio's offers perfectly aged steaks, top quality seafood, traditional recipe Italian favorites and homemade hot bread sticks. The atmosphere is family-style, with personable service and special menu selections for younger diners. Large party rooms serving groups from 20 to 450 are available, as is plenty of free parking. Located just south of the Old Market, Cascio's is a little off the beaten path, but definitely worth the drive.
Mr. Toad's Pub is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Upon entering, you feel like you are in an old English pub. There are two rooms: one with a big wooden bar and several tables and chairs, the other with a grand piano in one corner and shelves filled with leather-bound books lining the walls. Large windows look out onto Howard Street, the Old Market main drag. The outdoor patio is the place to be on a hot summer evening. Omaha's Luigi Waites plays live jazz every Sunday night.
Omaha's only Persian restaurant, one of only a handful in the region, offers fine Middle Eastern dining. A small, intimate dining room dressed in bright blue walls and ornate tapestries and linens features wide windows that open to a street-side view of the Old Market. The outdoor patio offers one of the best alfresco dining rooms in the city. The Persian menu features chicken, seafood and lamb entrees, in addition to a wide range of kabob selections.
An Old Market favorite, the Indian Oven offers the delicious foods of India in a sleek, open dining atmosphere. They also offer an outdoor seating for a pleasant meal. Some of the items on the menu include Mixed Tandoori, Lamb Malabar, Chicken Vindaloo and a full offering of appetizers, soups and breads. For a real treat, try the Mulligatawny Soup, a sumptuous blend of pureed lentils, rice, chicken and spices. A full and varied wine list and impeccable service also highlight the experience. Call ahead for reservations.
This upscale Old Market restaurant offers prime graded beef, veal, lobster tails, crab legs, salmon, sole and other fresh seafood. The steak cuts include porterhouse, New York strip and fillets. All of the menu items are served with fine attention to presentation. The white tablecloth adorned dining room is very elegant. You can also choose to sit in the cigar room, where you can purchase and enjoy a cigar. There is live piano music on Friday and Saturday evenings.
The Boiler Room is a restaurant you must not miss when in Omaha. The ambiance is intimate and elegant with brick walls and tables overlooking the bar. They have an extensive bar with great cocktails and wines. Their service is quick and the staff is knowledgeable too. The variety of food is great and the steaks are good. The desserts are a must to finish the evening well. For private dinners and events, call ahead.
This wine and cheese bar in the Old Market is like a quaint European cafe. Wines from around the world are arranged according to country of origin; choose a bottle and a nice hunk of cheese and relax in the comfortable, marketplace setting. Seating is available inside and out, and, if you do not finish your wine this time, the staff will be happy to label it and save it for you to enjoy on a future visit. A full bar is also available.
This local favorite, serving Omaha since 1924, offers traditional international cuisine specializing in Czech and Eastern European fare. Dumplings and kraut, roast duck, wiener schnitzel, hasenpfeffer and soups fill the menu, in addition to some American selections and children's items. The homemade apple strudel and kolaches make a good finish to a great meal. The exterior boasts an opulent display of tile work and Czech detailing, while the interior is simple and inviting. Private rooms and plenty of free parking are available. Expect to pay $20 per person for dinner.
This fun restaurant/bar in the Old Market, formerly an old firehouse, has two levels: the first floor houses a bar and restaurant, the second story has multiple pool tables and a full bar. It brews its own beer and root beer, and you can see the vats from the restaurant. A full list of hard-to-find micro brews is available. The food is excellent; start with the artichoke dip, then try the grilled steak fajitas for a great meal any night of the week.
Casual Italian dining is the focus at this Old Market mainstay. The emphasis here is on quantity, with big plates of pasta offered with your choice of sauces. Order just one sauce or a combination of many. The pasta is all-you-can-eat, so come hungry. The menu also features sandwiches, ribs, and baked pastas. An old Model-T Ford has been transformed to house the fresh salad bar. This is a great spot for a family dinner, but no reservations are accepted.
This Old Market favorite offers outstanding Mediterranean pastas, risottos and nightly specialities. Diners choose from many freshly-made pasta shapes and sauces. The spacious indoor dining area is upscale, featuring a bar area and linen-topped table dining room. During the summer months, you can enjoy outside patio dining and people watching. This lovely stop also features an extensive, all Italian wine list. There is a party room available for large groups.
This hamburger and beer joint in the Old Market offers more than just good bar food and a large selection of brews. It also provides a casual, fun atmosphere, outdoor dining and some of the tastiest chicken tenders around. It is the perfect place to bring the whole gang; just shove some tables together and you have a party. Food is served from a walk-up kitchen at the back of the establishment. When your order is ready, the chef yells your name over a loud intercom.