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Dixie Quicks (157 W. Broadway Downtown Council Bluffs)

Postby ricko » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:43 pm

Dixie Quicks (157 W. Broadway Downtown Council Bluffs)

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:54 pm

We can't wait to try the new location.  That has become a very bustling few blocks for entertainment.

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Postby Brad » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:42 pm

There was a great article the other day.  I will see if I can find it.
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Postby Coyote » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:03 pm

This one?:

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Omaha World Herald wrote:Dixie Quicks Public House is officially open for business at its new location, 157 W. Broadway in downtown Council Bluffs. A grand opening was held Tuesday, when hundreds of people streamed through the hip new space. It seats more than twice as many diners as the restaurant's old location off Leavenworth Street in Omaha. The new space has atmosphere to spare, with a large, bustling central bar, an elevated DJ booth and a larger, sleek art space where Gilmer will run his RNG Gallery.
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Postby Brad » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Yep, that's it!
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Postby S33 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:47 pm

I gotta try that place, I hear so much about it. I will do that in the next ten days.

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Postby EastCB » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:38 pm

Went to Dixie Quicks tonight.  The place was packed. Very nice atmosphere and the food was terrific as good as ever!!!!!

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Postby Brad » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:25 am

It's still Dixie Quicks

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WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:
So what happens now that owners Rob Gilmer and Rene Orduna took their quirky restaurant, doubled its size, hired new servers and moved the restaurant to Council Bluffs?

Regulars — this one included — were skeptical. But the new space is fantastic, on a busy sliver of Broadway downtown. During three recent visits, the food was as good as ever. In the end, I was convinced: This will work out fine.

The most recent incarnation of Dixie Quicks is by far the fanciest and the hippest. The building used to be part of a car lot, and Gilmer and Orduna have divided the industrial space in half: one side restaurant, the other side RNG art gallery.
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Postby thenewguy » Mon May 21, 2012 10:34 pm

Did i miss something
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Postby Seth » Tue May 22, 2012 7:56 pm

thenewguy wrote:Did i miss something


Nothing important.

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed May 30, 2012 6:47 am

We finally got to the new DQ a week or two ago.  The atmosphere is as fresh and fun as any restaurant in the region.  The food was rather hit and miss, however.  Overall our impressions were positive.

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Postby nebport5 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:15 pm

I made it over there (twice) recently for brunch.  A few observations.  The food at the new location is noticeably better than I remember at the old one, save the bland uninspired "home fries". (honestly, how do you ruin a potato?)  It may be the preeminent breakfast place in the metro for quality, but at the cost of eminent pricing. (no pun intended)  $8 flapjacks?  Ouch.  Both times it was hard to get out of there under $40 after tip.  The chalkboard menu was cute at the old location, but is really asinine here given the size of the new place.  The decor is nice and spacious, but to what benefit when there's a revolving heard crowded around a chalkboard jamming up everything?  I wondered how much shorter the average ticket time would be with actual menus.  Or maybe that's the point and they deliberately slow things down for an overwhelmed kitchen?  

The staff could use human relations training too or maybe any training.  All in all, very good (driven by food quality) and I look forward to making it over for dinner.
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Postby bigredmed » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:11 am

The need for staff training is definitely the reason we wos are reallythe nt be back.  Too many good restaurants in this town that I would have to drive past to go there.  To get over priced food from clueless staff?  Tommy Colina's brunch and Louie M's omlets are good, their waitstaff are competent, and they are both closer.

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Postby Uffda » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:10 am

Someone I work with went over there recently. She told them she use to love going to the restaurant but after they moved to Council Bluffs everything had gone downhill. She said she wouldn't be back

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Postby EastCB » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:46 pm

I don't know. Went when it was in Omaha. Don't see much different in the service here. It is still a  quirky place.

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Postby thenewguy » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:03 pm

Ive always had good service and the owners are good people.  the wait staff, cooks, etc, are all good also, imo.  they are just more frank at times than people may expect, but i believe it is the same good place as it was when it was in omaha.

and i think the food is great, too.
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Postby nativeomahan » Fri May 03, 2013 10:06 pm

We had lunch at DQ's in late April with a group of business associates from Lincoln.  Ten of us in all.  We all had a great meal.  The waiter was equal parts entertaining and informative, announcing loudly after one of the ladies in our group ordered the Brussels sprouts "they will make you fart!"  (She responded "I don't need any help with that.")  You gotta love this place.

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Postby michaelsjewel » Sat May 11, 2013 7:47 pm

I think it was neat when it was in Omaha - but not worth the extra drive to visit Council Bluffs for it... I don't go over there unless I have to....and that usually is to drive up 29 to visit South Dakota!

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Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:54 pm

Finally got across the river for Dixie Quicks. Funky place, playing the Clash most of the time I was there, even my table was a collage of Clash. Sparky waitress. I had the Grilled Roast Beef sandwich a cup of Shrimp Gumbo, and Dixie Blackened Voodoo lager. All was good, atmosphere was great. Meal for $9 and the beer was only $3.50 The whole menu on a chalk board I will have to get used to though.

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Postby Brad » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:57 pm

That chalkboard was the one weird thing for me as well.  I don't mind walking over there and looking at the board, but it felt like I was bothering the tables around it.  Great food though!
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Postby bigredmed » Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:19 pm

Used to like the place when it was in the OM, and tried it at CB, but got treated like worm food there.   The place was nearly empty, and they wouldn't seat us.  No explanation, no apologies.  Did the same to the couple behind us.  Both couples were appropriately dressed and polite.   Have never been back, and considering the number of places between my house and there, and how much we like Taxi's and some of the other places near by, I don't see a reason to go over to Back Door Girl's home town just to be mistreated again.

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Postby nativeomahan » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Brad wrote:That chalkboard was the one weird thing for me as well.  I don't mind walking over there and looking at the board, but it felt like I was bothering the tables around it.  Great food though!


They have explained that the big reason for the chalkboard menu is that it is more sanitary than having to wipe off dozens of menus every day.  It also allows them to completely change out the menu whenever the spirit moves them.

I have also found it a bit uncomfortable to hover by the patrons that happen to be sitting by the menu board...although obviously everyone that does so is staring up at the board.  I did come up with the idea of snapping a few quick photos of the menu board with my phone, then returning to my table and perusing the phone images.  It worked great.

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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:54 pm

I got married in the art gallery there a few weeks ago! I'll post some of our photos soon

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Postby bargainhunter » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:03 pm

nativeomahan wrote:
Brad wrote:That chalkboard was the one weird thing for me as well.  I don't mind walking over there and looking at the board, but it felt like I was bothering the tables around it.  Great food though!


They have explained that the big reason for the chalkboard menu is that it is more sanitary than having to wipe off dozens of menus every day.  It also allows them to completely change out the menu whenever the spirit moves them.

I have also found it a bit uncomfortable to hover by the patrons that happen to be sitting by the menu board...although obviously everyone that does so is staring up at the board.  I did come up with the idea of snapping a few quick photos of the menu board with my phone, then returning to my table and perusing the phone images.  It worked great.


They buy locally or what they can get fresh, so many times their menu is subject to whats available.  With that concept its not really possible to have printed menus.

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Postby nebport5 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:28 pm

bargainhunter wrote:
nativeomahan wrote:
Brad wrote:That chalkboard was the one weird thing for me as well.  I don't mind walking over there and looking at the board, but it felt like I was bothering the tables around it.  Great food though!


They have explained that the big reason for the chalkboard menu is that it is more sanitary than having to wipe off dozens of menus every day.  It also allows them to completely change out the menu whenever the spirit moves them.

I have also found it a bit uncomfortable to hover by the patrons that happen to be sitting by the menu board...although obviously everyone that does so is staring up at the board.  I did come up with the idea of snapping a few quick photos of the menu board with my phone, then returning to my table and perusing the phone images.  It worked great.


They buy locally or what they can get fresh, so many times their menu is subject to whats available.  With that concept its not really possible to have printed menus.



Nonsense.  Tell that to Boiler Room, Grey Plum, Lot 2, etc.  It's not fine dining, write the menu by hand and photo copy it ala La Buvette.  Or at least put the d a m n chalkboard near the front so people can decide while they're waiting (and/or being ignored).  Menu sanitation?  Ha!  Well, why even have tables?  Do they not wipe the tables down?  Maybe they should get rid of all the tables and chairs and everyone can sit indian style with paper plates in the interest of sanitation.
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Postby nativeomahan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:47 pm

From my ten plus years of eating at DQs I can report that the owners have received advice from a good many diners (including myself) over the years, and ignored almost all of it.

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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:42 am

Here are a few shots from our wedding.. (just screenshots not high quality)

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Postby Brad » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:44 am

Congratulations on the Big Day!

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Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:00 am

Thanks for sharing!
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Postby Coyote » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:55 pm

Apparently Rene has health issues... Anyone hear anything on what is going on?
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Postby nativeomahan » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:11 am

Coyote wrote:Apparently Rene has health issues... Anyone hear anything on what is going on?


I read stage 4 kidney cancer.

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Postby Coyote » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:11 pm

Concert, online fundraiser aim to help restaurateurs as Dixie Quicks co-owner René Orduña battles kidney cancer

» Sept. 11 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event is from 7 to 11 p.m. A donation of $15 is suggested at the door. The concert, featuring High Up, Simon Joyner and Closeness, is all ages. Dixie Drag will perform as well. The silent auction includes about 50 items, including art, prize packages, gift certificates and more. Chef Jennifer Coco will provide food. All the funds raised will be donated to Orduña and his husband, Rob Gilmer. For more information, visit facebook.com/events/290010664698254/.
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Postby bigredmed1 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:19 am


Sad to see it close. Though I was never able to have the great meal others reported having there, I know this is a loss for it's fans.

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Postby Omababe » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:48 am

Mr.Nuke wrote:Closing on January 21


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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:17 am

This is an incredible loss to the area’s restaurant scene. DQ’s pushed the envelope and expanded the variety of dining options for local residents. I think it is not an exaggeration to say that they have offered more diversity, originality, accessibility and panache to the dining scene than any other Omaha restaurant presently in business. But reading the owner’s recent Facebook postings made it clear that he was no longer physically up to keeping the restaurant open. It was time to let go.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:18 pm

Dugger’s forced to close in Dundee and now this..

It’s always sad to see another solid, locally owned restaurant fall by the wasteside..

Another loss for the “foodie” scene in metropolitan Omaha...

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Dixie Quicks is closing

Postby tonylaw74 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:47 pm

Last day is January 21. No word on what will move in.

http://www.omaha.com/go/dixie-quicks-to ... 9a9be.html


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