Omaha is seriously underrated as a food city – yes, its’ famous for its high end steaks, but there’s so much more to it than that. The burgers in Omaha prove that the state’s incredible meat knows no limits.
From towering stacks of six burger patties (for real), to gourmet burgers in swanky eateries, there’s no way you should step foot in this city without eating at least one burger. We insist.
Curious? Here’s our picks of the very best burgers in Omaha…
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Continuously voted Omaha’s best burger, this is a showstopper. Their legendary Stellanator challenge is extreme: 6 burger patties, 6 fried eggs, 6 pieces of cheese, 12 pieces of bacon, fried onions, peanut butter… the list goes on.
And don’t worry, the regular cheeseburgers are just as tasty but smaller!
Block 16 cooks up inventive and pure droolworthy dishes with great local ingredients; their family farm is one of their main sources for produce. As for the burger? It’s messy but a must-eat. The Croque Garcon burger comes with cheese, ham, a sunny-side-up farm egg, mustard, and truffle mayo on a ciabatta roll.
Dario’s is a European-style restaurant that combines seriously talented cooking with the finest Belgian beers. The perfect combination. Their signature cheeseburger is a real winner – it’s nice and pink and juicy and comes with gruyère cheese, caramelised onions and crispy frites.
With a name like ‘Burger Lust’, you know this is going to be good. This classic American diner has been around since 1980, with its simple, honest food standing the test of time. Their award-winning 1/2lb burger is a must-order. The meat is thick and juicy and the toppings range from classic American cheese to gooey mozzarella.
LeadBelly’s contemporary American menu offers a little something for everyone from the signature burgers to wood fired pizzas, street tacos, entrees, sandwiches, pastas and more. It’s all good but it’s those burgers you should make a beeline for.
Choose from fun burger names such as Hangover Helper (with fried egg and potato) or Full Leaded Jacket, which comes on a cinnamon roll.
Dinkers has been an Omaha landmark since 1965, with people flocking to this neighbourhood bar for its beers and burgers ever since. They still make their freshly ground hamburgers the old-fashioned way, with an ice cream scoop and hand press.
Seared on the outside and juicy on the inside, make sure you add on order of their homemade onion rings.
Bronco’s was Omaha’s first locally owned and operated fast-food restaurant at a time when “fast-food” was an entirely new concept, back in 1959. Now, it’s still going strong with its simple-but-tasty burgers. Always fresh and griddle smashed, they really hit the spot. Nothing fancy, just a juicy burger that’s full of flavour.