In the heart of downtown Omaha, a ‘50s style eatery has built a reputation for slinging morning grub and, what some call, the best bacon in town. The Diner’s neon sign invites passersby to come in and enjoy crispy bacon, fluffy eggs, soft pancakes, golden hash browns, and gooey cinnamon rolls.
Morning bacon cravings drive regulars to The Diner for a slice or two…or three…or four. Each thick cut slice is oven baked and slathered in a sweet and savory rub. The magic is in the rub, but it’s a house secret – and they aren’t telling. (Seriously, the only ingredients we know are maple syrup, brown sugar, and a lot of mystery goodness.) Many diners buy a jar of the rub to recreate the magic at home.
Of course, no breakfast menu is complete without biscuits and gravy. The hefty house made buttermilk biscuits are the perfect tools for soaking up the creamy sausage gravy – the best utensils are edible, after all. If you’re looking for more typical midday fare, try one of The Diner’s classic cheeseburgers with a side of thick cut onion rings or a Reuben sandwich (an Omaha original).
So check out this classic diner in the middle of Omaha’s bustling downtown area affectionately dubbed the “Cheers of the diner world.” First watch the above Now Serving Omaha webisode featuring The Diner, then click below for restaurant details, Yelp reviews, and to get social with The Diner.