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Dixie Quicks Magnolia Room: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dixie Quicks Magnolia Room (CLOSED) ($$)
(61 ratings)

1915 Leavenworth St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 346-3549
dixiequicks.com
  • Blackened Salmon
  • Chicken Torita Soup
    looks good
  • Texas Chili Pepper Steak
    in whiskey cream sauce; "of the top peppersteaks I've ever had, that's got to be in the top 3"-Guy Fieri
4.5 out of 5
61 ratings
CLOSED; no sign on building
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Big Mama's Kitchen: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Big Mama's Kitchen ($$)
(174 ratings)

3223 N 45th St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 455-6262
www.bigmamaskitchen.com
  • Oven-Fried Chicken
    signature dish; season w/ homemade rub, marinated in buttermilk dusted with flour and oven-fried
  • Afro Burger
    very spicy-hot burger shaped in a sausage, soaked in BBQ sauce and served in a hotdog bun
  • Pig Ears Sandwich
    balogna-like; served w/ mustard and chopped onions between hamburger buns
4.0 out of 5
174 ratings
#56 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Soul food
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  • California Taco
    "puffy" shell taco; "killer!"
  • Chimichangas
    deep-fried burrito
  • Enchaladas
    w/ chicken
4.0 out of 5
236 ratings
grandson took over family-owned pharmacy and made it to a taco joint; Other Recipes: Guacamole
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Drover: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Drover ($$$)
(601 ratings)

2121 S 73rd St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 391-7440
www.droverrestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Omaha"
  • Omaha Strip
    not on menu; 20-oz traditional NY strip steak but w/ the bone left in, marinated in whiskey sauce; "one of the best bites of beef I've ever had"-Adam Richman; looks good
4.0 out of 5
601 ratings
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Caniglia's Venice Inn: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Caniglia's Venice Inn (CLOSED)See Caniglia's Venice Inn Video ($$)
(30 ratings)

6920 Pacific St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 556-3111
As Seen On:
Food Wars, Episode: "Omaha: Steaks"
  • Steaks
    dry-aged
3.5 out of 5
30 ratings
CLOSED; Food War: Piccolo's vs. Caniglia's... Caniglia's won (2-votes-to-1); opened in 1957
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Amato's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Amato'sSee Amato's Video ($)
(114 ratings)

6405 Center St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 558-5010
  • Chicken Fried Steak
    it's beef, not chicken; topped w/ sweet peppers; looks good
  • Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes
    ricotta is homemade
  • Sausage & Pepper Sandwich
    sausage made fresh everyday; looks good
  • Godfather
    (huge) sandwich w/ 6 grilled meats (mortadella, Cotto salami, bone-in ham, hard salami, capicola, pepperoni) and 4 cheeses (mozzarella, pepper jack, American, provolone) and topped w/ olive salad and roasted red peppers; looks good
3.0 out of 5
114 ratings
opened in 1977
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  • Alligator Bites
    southern delicacy; appetizer of pieces of "white meat" alligator tail, fried & served w/ sesame ginger sauce
  • Cheesy Sacramento Burger
    six ounces of beef w/ a mountain of crispy cheese (forming the "cheese skirt"); looks good
  • Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich
    5-day cured in brine like corned beef & smoked like pastrami; half-pound of meat served on Montreal Jewish rye bread & topped w/ gold mustard
3.0 out of 5
165 ratings
CLOSED; sports bar
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Joe Tess Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Joe Tess Place ($$)
(75 ratings)

5424 S 24th St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 731-7278
www.joetessplace.com
  • "The King Carp"
    signature dish; deep fried carp; carp is scored across prior to deep-frying to create fan effect
  • Fried Catfish
    whole catfish is fried (minus the head)
  • Pickled Herring
3.0 out of 5
75 ratings
opened since 1930s; fresh fish daily; serves over 500-lbs of fish per day
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Piccolo Pete's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Piccolo Pete's (CLOSED) ($$)
(90 ratings)

2202 S 20th St Map It!
Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 346-2865
As Seen On:
Food Wars, Episode: "Omaha: Steaks"
  • Steaks
    tenderized by machine
3.0 out of 5
90 ratings
CLOSED; Food War: Piccolo's vs. Caniglia's... Caniglia's won (2-votes-to-1); est. 1922; Warren Buffet's choice for steaks
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As Seen On:
Man v. Food Nation, Episode: "Omaha"
  • Pigwing Challenge
    challenge: 5-lb of pigwings (pork shanks in size of wings) & 3-lb of corn nuggets (mix of whole corn kerrnels and creamed corn, formed in nugget sizes, cornmeal-based battered and deep-fried) in 1 hr; at airing, only 1 winner; Matt Price (local radio host) lost
3.0 out of 5
10 ratings
est. 1929; moved from original airing location (4020 S 13th St.)
Omaha, NE   (10 restaurants)