New Restaurants to Try in Lincoln

New Restaurants to Try in Lincoln 2019

Let’s just admit it: It’s easy to get into a rut during the winter. Because it takes extra effort to bundle up, clean off the car and navigate the roads, many of us just stick to nearby restaurants we know or rack up a big food delivery bill.

Consider this your pep talk! Even if it’s harder to get yourself out the door during the winter, it’s worth it to shake up the routine. And with a handful of exciting, delicious new food options in town, your stomach will thank you, too.

Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina: 5500 S. 56th St., Ste. 1

The latest venture from the folks behind the ever-popular Venue Restaurant & Lounge, Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina serves up locally sourced, fusion-inspired dishes. How often do you see crab and cream cheese taquitos or chorizo salmon on the menu? Of course, you can also get the classic burritos, fajitas and guacamole!

Seyo Thai: 501 W. A St.

After years of successfully operating an Asian market, the owners of Seyo Thai have ventured into restaurant ownership—and with high marks from critics and locals alike. With an array of reasonably priced, made-to-order dishes, including the classics of spring rolls, pad Thai and more, it’s an excellent way to expand your palate.

Tavern 180: 8600 S. 30th St.

A hit in Omaha and across the border in Ankeny, Iowa, the Tavern 180 “gastropub” opened in March with premier options like Wagyu beef sliders, center cut choice filet mignon and hand-cut Canadian salmon. Plan for multiple courses—especially since the drink menu is extensive and the desserts are basically irresistible.

Rutabagas Comfort Food: 230 N. 12th St.

A comfort food restaurant during the winter? This may become your new go-to—especially because the vegan and gluten-free options are about as guilt-free as comfort food can get. After establishing a loyal fan base through a delivery service, the Rutabagas restaurant opened in September 2019 to offer favorites like the Ruta-Bangin’ Nachos and a vegan take on bacon mac ‘n’ cheese.

Napoli’s: 5571 S. 48th St.

Owned and operated by Chef Besim Shala, who was trained in Europe, Napoli’s recently opened in Lincoln after finding success with the first location in Grand Island. The authentic Italian fare on the extensive menu is made from scratch and includes both old favorites like fettuccine alfredo and some more original options like damabianka.

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