The Old Market is a neighborhood in Downtown Omaha that’s popular among both locals and tourists. It’s known for shops, galleries, and great restaurants, the last of which are definitely worth your while to visit. If you want to know where to find the best places to eat in the Old Market, you’ll find them on this list!
All of these places are also supported by GiftYa, a virtual gift card company that lets you send loved ones money for a participating location over an app. So, if you have a friend or family member in Omaha, you could treat them to an excellent Old Market meal!
The drinks at Jams are just as good as the food! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1101 Harney St | Old Market | jamseats.com
Jams is an American grill, which means it’s a “melting pot” of every kind of food you could imagine, and drinks, too! Whether it’s a cocktail or a dish made of high-quality ingredients, you won’t be disappointed.
There are three locations in Omaha, the second one to open is this Old Market location. Any of them would definitely be worth a visit, but this one certainly takes the cake. You can also order food to-go if you prefer!
“The food was delicious and very filling. I haven't stopped thinking about it since we left. I would consider taking a day trip to go back to Jams Old Market to try more of their delicious dishes.” - Yelp Review
Even the appetizers look like they could fill you up at M’s Pub! Image courtesy of Instagram.
422 S 11th St | Omaha | mspubomaha.com
M’s Pub has been bringing great food served by amazing chefs and an impressive wine list to Omaha for over 40 years, since 1972! It’s been part of the Old Market since before the area was as well-known as it is now, and so M’s Pub is a staple of the area.
With starters, salads, soups, sandwiches, and light entrees, this restaurant has lots of great food that you won’t want to miss out on. Add that to the gluten-free options, specials, desserts, kid’s menu, and selection of drinks, you’re sure to have a great meal and a great time.
“I've been coming to M's Pub for nearly a decade now, including since before the fire, and it has never failed to impress me or friends whom I've brought here.” - Yelp Review
The seafood served here tastes even better than it looks, and it looks pretty good! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1205 Howard St | Omaha | plankseafood.com
There may not be any beaches in Nebraska, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find great seafood at Omaha. Not only does Plank Seafood Provisions have all the fresh fish, oysters, shrimp, and other seafood you could want, but it also has a full-service bar! Craft beer, cocktails, and tap wine — oh my!
In a central location with plenty of metered parking, Plank Seafood Provisions is without a doubt the place to go if you’re looking to get your seafood fix far inland. And the food isn’t the only great thing about this place, the atmosphere is also wonderful!
“The food was excellent and the service was even better. My husband and I came over to Omaha for the weekend and this place was so good we ate dinner and then came for lunch the next day.” - Yelp Review
The drinks at Twisted Fork are just as good as the food, maybe even better! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1014 Howard St | Omaha | twistedforksaloon.com
This grill and saloon serves classic American comfort food, but not without a special flare! Twisted Fork Grill & Bar takes midwestern hospitality typical of Omaha and adds a Cowboy twist. If you want a fun theme and atmosphere along with your meal, you’ve come to the right place.
On the menu, you’ll find starters, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, and even kid-friendly food items. There are also separate menus for happy hour, brunch, and drinks— beer, wine, or cocktails.
“Such a great spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner, especially on a nice day outside. We like sitting and eating on their patio. I always get the Mac [and] Cheese [with] vegetables.” - Yelp Review
The outdoor seating at Trini’s is still very private and enclosed, so you don’t have to worry about being disturbed while you eat. Image courtesy of Instagram.
1020 Howard St | Omaha | trinisoldmarket.com
The atmosphere at Trini’s— both due to its great location in the Old Market and the spacious outdoor seating space —is wonderful. However, even if you don’t want to stop by for sit-down dining, Trini’s offers curbside pick-up.
Here, you can enjoy all your favorite authentic Mexican dishes— enchiladas, fish tacos, chimichangas, fajitas, specialty tacos, appetizers, salads, combinations, soups, vegetarian dishes, desserts, you name it! You’ll also find an impressive drink selection.
“I LOVED this place! The service was excellent, the food was amazing and the ambiance was divine. I will be coming back here again and the food was priced just right for good quality Mexican food with an awesome atmosphere.” - Yelp Review
Start your meal off right with a charcuterie board! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1125 Jackson St | Omaha | jacksonstreettavern.com
This American restaurant’s family-friendly menu leaves nothing to be desired— it brings it all to the table. Jackson Street Tavern may only have been open for the past 6 years, but already it has become essential to Old Market Omaha.
With starters, soups and salads, entrees, sandwiches, and desserts, this restaurant really has everything you could want to order and then some. There’s also a brunch menu, a drink list, and they even offer catering!
“We went back twice. The service was stellar and every item we tried was as good as the last. If we ever have the good fortune to find ourselves in Omaha again, this will be our go-to place.” - Yelp Review
The outdoor patio is a perfect place for a large group to enjoy sit-down dining! Image courtesy of Instagram.
521 S 13th St | Omaha | nicolasomaha.com
Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare specializes in rustic Italian food for dinner, which you can eat for dine-in, or pick-up curbside if that suits your comfort level more. There’s an online bakery where you can order delicious treats right from their website, and you can book catering there, too, since Nicola’s isn’t affiliated with any delivery services.
As far as dinner goes, however, there’s antipasti, paninis, soups, salads, pasta, and more! No matter what you choose, you’re sure to have a great, authentic Italian meal at this restaurant.
“I loved this place so much. The service was wonderful and the food came out hot and fast. I had the Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp and my mother had the lobster ravioli! Both delicious. My favorite spot in Omaha!!” - Yelp Review
You won’t want to miss out on the delicious drinks while you’re here! Try a margarita! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1122 Howard St | Omaha | stokesrestaurant.com
With locations both in the Old Market district and in West Omaha, Stokes’ bold flavors are sure to blow you away. The chef-driven dishes served here use locally sourced ingredients, and the food isn’t the only thing to get excited about. Stokes also has great cocktails and an award-winning wine list.
Whether it’s brunch or dinner you want, or even just a drink and a quick bite at happy hour, Stokes has you covered. The main menu, the dinner menu, includes shareable plates, salads, soups, tacos and sandwiches, pasta, and much more. And that’s not even the only menu!
“No matter what time of day you decide to go, the food is delish. The nachos are one of my favorite items. The drinks are great too - they have a wide selection to choose from. I personally love their margs and mojitos.” - Yelp Review
Try the Hirame No Tzatziki. It’s filled with white fish, yuzu pickles, and cucumber tzatziki. Image courtesy of Facebook.
416 S 12th St | Old Market, Downtown | bluesushisakegrill.com
Blue Sushi Sake Grill specializes in providing responsibly caught and humanely raised fish for all of its dishes. Along with its eco-conscious practices, Blue Sushi also delivers with its creative ingredients that successfully elevate all of its plates. Guests also love the restaurant’s signature cold sake, which you can get for 50% off every Tuesday.
Don’t feel like dining out? No worries, Blue Sushi Sake Grill can bring its signature dishes right to you with its new Build Your Own Sushi Box! With this unique box, you can practice your sushi rolling skills and make delicious rolls right in the comfort of your own kitchen.
“Always on point! Absolutely fresh and delish. Well seasoned everything! I wish Blue was in Houston! It would be in my regular rotation. Yum!” - Yelp Review
1213 Harney St | Old Market, Downtown | craftsbomaha.com
Craft Sliders + Beer is pretty self-explanatory. You can expect to find delicious craft sliders and premium beer inside this trendy bar. Their beef, pork, chicken, and vegetarian sliders can all be mixed and matched with each other!
Soups, salads, and sides are also available to complement your main dish. If you aren’t in the mood for sliders, you can order a platter of chicken tenders or some fish and chips! Thirsty? No problem, order your favorite beer to enjoy alongside your meal. Enjoy!
“This is heavenly! I wanted to try somewhere new and picked this. I'm super proud of myself because I found stuff that both myself and my husband loved. We went with the Swiss mushroom slider and the chicken Havarti cheese special slider...Both were fresh, flavorful, and perfect to split.” - Yelp Review
1299 Farnam St | Old Market, Downtown | dynamitewoodfiregrill.com
Dynamite Wood Fired Grill is a meat lover’s paradise. Inside its modern industrial walls, you’ll find dozens of guests eagerly awaiting the restaurant’s famous wood-fired and smoked meat dishes. Some of their most popular dishes include the Colossal Shrimp Cocktail, Flat iron Steak, and Wood Roasted Chicken. Bringing the kids? Dynamite offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu just for them! It’s the perfect spot for your next family outing.
“Absolutely exquisite. Head to toe. This place is stunning. The ambiance, service, food, wine selection, everything was absolutely tasteful. 12/10 definitely a Best of Omaha.” - Yelp Review
1308 Jackson St | Downtown Omaha | hiro88.com
Hiro 88 is another top destination for sushi lovers. Its spacious modern dining room is perfect for celebrating a birthday or meeting someone for a first date. The menu is designed to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions and includes gluten-free, vegetarian, and cooked sushi dishes. The menu is pretty extensive, but the online menu concierge can help you pick a meal that suits your unique tastes and preferences. Enjoy!
“Hiro 88 is by far my favorite sushi place in Omaha!! I spent about 4 months in Omaha working a project and probably visited this place 8-10 times (sorry not sorry). I didn't even know about their Sunday special until my 6th visit, which made it even better.” - Yelp Review
The Old Market is an area of Omaha that you’ll definitely want to make time for if you’re planning a trip to this gorgeous Nebraska city. You should also consider making time for one of these amazing restaurants!
What restaurants on the list do you plan on visiting? Let us know in the comment section below!