Where to eat in Lincoln

One of our favorite places to eat in Lincoln is right here on campus: Union Market. Unlike most colleges, we often eat there even when we don’t have to. However, it’s sometimes nice to explore the rest of Lincoln.

This list is far from exhaustive; Lincoln has more than 500 restaurants to choose from. These are just a few recommended by Union College employees.

$ = Under $10 per entree
$$ = $10-15 per entree

American

$ Bagels & Joe
1.4 miles from campus
4701 Old Cheney Rd.
$ Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom
4.2 miles from campus
840 N. 70th St.
Tip: substitute with their vegan patty.
$$ Lazlo’s Brewery and Grill
2.2 miles from campus
5900 Old Cheney Rd.
Tip: try the quinoa burger.
$$ LeadBelly Contemporary American Cuisine
4.9 miles from campus
301 N. 8th St.
$ Panera Bread
3.7 miles from campus
211 N. 12th St.
$$ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
4 miles from campus
2707 Pine Lake Rd.
Tip: substitute with a Boca or Garden Burger

Asian

$ Banhwich Vietnamese Sandwiches
4.3 miles from campus
940 N. 26th St. Suite 201
$$ Blue Orchid (Thai)
4.7 miles from campus
129 N. 10th St.
$$ Daffodil Mediterranean
(Persian/Middle Eastern)
2 miles from campus
5500 Old Cheney Rd., Suite 21
Tip: not for large groups. Try the baklava.
$$ HuHot Mongolian Grill 
3.3 miles from campus
2525 Pine Lake Rd. #200
$$ Issara Modern Asian Cuisine
3.3 miles from campus
1701 Pine Lake Rd. #7
$$ Kinja Sushi & Japanese Cuisine
2.1 miles from campus
4141 Pioneer Woods Dr. #120
$$ The Oven (Indian)
2.1 miles from campus
4101 Pioneer Woods Dr. #110
$ Pho Factory
4.3 miles from campus
940 N. 26th St. Suite 206
$ Rolling Wok
0.9 miles from campus
2600 S. 48th St. #1
$$ Tandoor Indian Cuisine
2.2 miles from campus
3530 Village Dr. #100

Desserts and hot drinks

$ Conroy’s Bakery Shoppe
0.1 miles from campus
4725 Prescott Ave.
$ Cherry on Top
4.1 miles from campus
2801 Pine Lake Rd.
$ Cresent Moon Coffee
4.9 miles from campus
140 N. 8th St. #10
$ Cultiva Downtown
4.4 miles from campus
727 S. 11th Street
Tip: crepes come in both savory and sweet options.
$ Goldenrod Pasteries
0.1 mile
3947 S. 48th Street
Tip: Goldenrod specializes in vegan and gluton-free desserts.
$ Ivanna Cone (specialty ice cream)
5.1 miles from campus
701 P St. #101
$ The Mill Coffee & Tea
0.1 miles from campus
4736 Prescott Ave.
$ Yogurtini Frozen Yogurt
2.9 miles from campus
233 N. 48th St.

Italian/Pizza

$$ daVinci’s
0.3 miles from campus
4120 S. 48th St.
$ Mellow Mushroom
5.1 miles from campus
601 R St. #110
$$ Olive Garden
3.3 miles from campus
90 Gateway Mall
$ Piezanos
2.5 miles from campus
2740 South St.
$ Valentino’s Italian Buffet
1.1 miles from campus
5240 S. 48th St. #B

Mexican

$ D’Leon’s Taco Rico
0.9 miles from campus
2748 S. 48th St.
$ El Mariachi Taco Cantina
5.2 miles from campus
601 R St
$$ El Toro Mexican Restaurant
0.9 miles from campus
2600 South 48th St.
$$ Hacienda Real
3.4 miles from campus
3130 Pine Lake Rd
$ Oso Burrito
2.6 miles from campus
2840 South 70th St.
$ Pancho Villa Mexican Grill
6.8 miles from campus
5800 Cornhusker Highway #10