Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

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What is your favorite (morning) Breakfast Restaurant?

Egg & I
1
5%
Jimmy's Egg
2
10%
IHOP
0
No votes
La Peep
1
5%
Vidlak's Bookside Cafe
1
5%
Village Inn
2
10%
11-Worth Cafe
1
5%
Louie M's
3
15%
Bailey's
1
5%
Summer Kitchen
0
No votes
Wheatfield's
1
5%
Lisa's Radial Cafe
4
20%
Farmhouse
0
No votes
Garden Cafe
0
No votes
Dixie Quicks
3
15%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:39 am

I just fixed it...
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Coyote » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:51 pm

I've been to all except Duncan, which skinsfan has tried to get me to. I've been meaning to drive all that way several times, but have never made it there
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:38 pm

I am in CB 3 or 4 times a week and I haven't even heard of it.
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:10 pm

Brad wrote:I am in CB 3 or 4 times a week and I haven't even heard of it.

It is a good place that locals like to go to. There used to be Duncan's on 16th and Broadway just east of Burger King, but like many other places in CB, it was torn down and replaced with a strip mall. The remaining Duncan's on Main St. is located in the Kiel building that was built in 1877. There are some historical artifacts that were unearthed at the site during a previous excavation in the hallway of the building. The top floors are currently apartments.
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Brad » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:13 pm

Cool, I will check it out!
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby bigredmed » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:31 pm

If you are in SW Omaha and want real hand cooked food, Vidlak's is good. Lisa's is good, but really small and they only take cash. Louie M's is still my fave. Western Omelet with grilled Orsi Italian sausage on the side and a stack of Orsi bread toasted. There are after all only three ways to properly eat Orsi bread, and toasted is one of them. Mightly great grub.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby EastCB » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:53 pm

Duncan's is great for breakfast. Huge portions!!!!!

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby nativeomahan » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:19 pm

Louie M's and Dixie Quicks top my list,

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Coyote » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:23 pm

nativeomahan wrote:Louie M's and Dixie Quicks top my list,


I guess I haven't heard about Louie M's breakfasts. I've just been there for their burgers.

Agree with Dixie Quicks, and with Vidlak's especially living in West O (make sure to throw in Shirley's Diner then)
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Brad » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:17 am

Coyote wrote:I guess I haven't heard about Louie M's breakfasts. I've just been there for their burgers


I am the complete opposite. We go there a about once month. Only had the burger once, I always get Breakfast. But then again, I love breakfast food and will eat it any time I can.
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Brad » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:26 am

I guess I never posed these:

1. My Omelet - Bacon and Guacamole Omelet from Louie M's Burger Lust!
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2. My wife's Omelet - Chicken Fajita Omelet from Louie M's Burger Lust
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Postby Coyote » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:31 am

Gotta love the size of the hash browns!
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Brad » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:38 am

The portions are a little smaller than Leavenworth, but I like both places.
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby onelocalfoods » Tue May 27, 2014 6:24 pm

Over Easy! I mean hello?

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Globochem » Tue May 27, 2014 8:29 pm

Le Bouillon does brunch.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby bigredmed » Tue May 27, 2014 9:05 pm

Leo's Diner was our Saturday breakfast spot. Still would put Louie M's first, but this place was very good.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Pat » Tue May 27, 2014 9:17 pm

onelocalfoods wrote:Over Easy!  I mean hello?

5 posts, and all touting Over Easy. I mean hello?

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby NEDodger » Wed May 28, 2014 4:16 am

Pat wrote:
onelocalfoods wrote:Over Easy!  I mean hello?

5 posts, and all touting Over Easy. I mean hello?



That IS strange. Makes me think twice about trying the place....

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Greg S » Wed May 28, 2014 9:21 am

Amato's is a clear #1 for me.

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Postby Coyote » Wed May 28, 2014 12:58 pm

Greg S wrote:Amato's is a clear #1 for me.

Greg

Gotta love their grilled peppers. I keep forgetting to see if they sell jars of them. Last time is was there I thought I saw them on the way out.
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:58 pm

Duncan’s still cooking after four decades


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Hensley’s parents, Al and Lillian Duncan, purchased JW’s (Jim Winchester’s) Cafe on Sept. 15, 1974, at the south end of the block where Duncan’s now operates. The facility could seat only 16 customers. The oldest of seven siblings, she had just started attending Thomas Jefferson High School, but her studies were cut short when her father, plant manager at ConAgra (then Blue Star Foods), pulled her out of school to work at the cafe. She finished high school later at Kanesville Alternative Learning Center.

After 1 1/2 years in what employees called the “Elf Cafe,” Duncan’s moved to its current space in the former Kiel Hotel at the other end of the block, she said. The hotel closed in 1980 or 1981 and was sold at auction to Bob and Norma Edwards, who remodeled the building in 1983.

In the new space, there was room for up to 90 customers.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Coyote » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:12 pm

I still haven't made it there yet. Even after you talked it up after our last forum meet...
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:26 pm

Coyote wrote:I still haven't made it there yet. Even after you talked it up after our last forum meet...

You need to....it should be well worth the drive.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby onelocalfoods » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:11 pm

If you wouldn't go to the BEST breakfast restaurant in town because someone was touting it 5 times.... then you're a clown.

If you still haven't gone you're just about the only one left.

Gastronomic fight club #1 breakfast restaurant
CNBC restaurant startup

Hope someone telling you where the best place is when you ask doesn't keep you from the next place.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Pat » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:14 pm

onelocalfoods wrote:If you wouldn't go to the BEST breakfast restaurant in town because someone was touting it 5 times.... then you're a clown.

If you still haven't gone you're just about the only one left.

Gastronomic fight club #1 breakfast restaurant
CNBC restaurant startup

Hope someone telling you where the best place is when you ask doesn't keep you from the next place.


I had to look up Gastronomic FC just to see what you were talking about there:

Best Breakfast Spot

Over Easy - 1st Place WINNER - 9 Votes
Lisa's Radial Cafe - 2nd Place - 6 Votes
Dixie Quick - 3rd Place TIE - 5 Votes
11-worth Cafe - 3rd Place TIE - 5 Votes
Bailey's - 4th Place - 4 Votes

Best Brunch

Lot 2 - 1st Place WINNER - 8 Votes
Dixie Quicks - 2nd Place - 6 Votes
Le Bouillon - 3rd Place - 5 Votes TIE
Taxi's - 3rd Place - 5 Votes TIE

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby onelocalfoods » Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:08 pm

16859 Q street
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby daveoma » Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:52 pm

The best breakfast I ever had in my entire life was the "South Padre Island" at Leo's Diner in Benson. They don't always have it but it's hashbrowns beneath eggs beneath biscuits and gravy beneath homemade chorizo sausage--can add jalapenos by request. It's one of the spiciest most beautiful things I have ever eaten.

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Postby Coyote » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:41 pm

daveoma wrote:The best breakfast I ever had in my entire life was the "South Padre Island" at Leo's Diner in Benson. They don't always have it but it's hashbrowns beneath eggs beneath biscuits and gravy beneath homemade chorizo sausage--can add jalapenos by request. It's one of the spiciest most beautiful things I have ever eaten.


Cell phone photo (I need a new phone) of the South Padre Island at Leo's

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Coyote » Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:55 am

I just saw a list of Omaha's Best Greasy Spoon, and it went:

5. Bailey's
4. Leo's Diner
3. Shirley's Diner
2. Lisa's Radial Cafe
1. 11-Worth Cafe
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:38 am

One of the best Sunday Brunch places in Omaha is Granite City. I know it's a regional chain, but their Sunday brunch is freakin' fantastic...

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby nebugeater » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:04 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:One of the best Sunday Brunch places in Omaha is Granite City. I know it's a regional chain, but their Sunday brunch is freakin' fantastic...

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:58 pm

What is the earliest you can get a breakfast in Omaha. I am dropping off a friend for an early flight tomorrow and was wondering if any place opens around 5:00?
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby 43county » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:51 pm

I've caught Harold's or Lisa's on my way to the airport depending on which way I'm going but unfortunately neither opens until 6.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby choke » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:15 pm

Coyote wrote:What is the earliest you can get a breakfast in Omaha. I am dropping off a friend for an early flight tomorrow and was wondering if any place opens around 5:00?


Not too many places open before 6AM. Ihop or Denny's 24/7. Village Inn maybe that early. Alverado's is open 24 hrs but drive-thru only at that time. Mickey D's on Dodge is open too. I like an Egg White Delight with hashbrowns.

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Coyote » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:23 pm

43county wrote:I've caught Harold's or Lisa's on my way to the airport depending on which way I'm going but unfortunately neither opens until 6.

I love both these restaurants, but yeah, I have to be at work at 6:30...
I have never had a good experience at a Denny's or Perkins...
I'm thinking of going to the 84th St Mickey's, but their coffee sucks...

What time does a normal Starbucks open?
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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:38 pm

Coyote wrote:What time does a normal Starbucks open?


5am...

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Re: Favorite Breakfast / Brunch in the Omaha Metro

Postby yman97 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:55 am

Railcar on 144th and West Maple offers some darn good options for brunch on Saturday and Sunday.


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