Where to eat in Lincoln

One of our favorite places to eat in Lincoln is right here on campus: Union Market. Unlike many colleges, we often eat at our on-campus dining hall even when we don't have to. However, it's also fun 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

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American

$ Bagels & Joe
1.4 miles from campus
4701 Old Cheney Rd.
$ The Eatery
1 mile from campus
2548 S 48th St.
$ HF Crave
3.9 miles from campus
4800 Holdrege St Suite 100
Tip: try the veggie patty.
$ Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom
4.2 miles from campus
840 N. 70th St.
Tip: try the 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.
$ Penelope's Lil' Cafe
0.2 miles from campus
4724 Pioneers Blvd.
Tip: Penelope's is open for breakfast.
$$ Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
4 miles from campus
2707 Pine Lake Rd.
Tip: substitute with a Boca or Garden Burger
$ Village Inn
1 mile from campus
5001 Van Dorn St.
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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.
$$ Ginger Grill (Sushi/Pan-Asian)
2.4 miles from campus
6055 Apples Way
$$ HuHot Mongolian Grill 
3.3 miles from campus
2525 Pine Lake Rd. #200
$$ High Peak Asian Restaurant (Thai)
2.6 miles from campus
2840 S 70th street
$$ 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
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Desserts and hot drinks

$ 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
$ LeMars Coffee and Donuts (Also with Goodrich Ice Cream and Colby Ridge Popcorn)
0.2 miles from campus
4822 Pioneers Blvd.
$ The Mill Coffee & Tea
0.1 miles from campus
4736 Prescott Ave.
$ Yogurtini Frozen Yogurt
2.9 miles from campus
233 N. 48th St.
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Italian/Pizza

$ Blaze Pizza
4.6 miles from campus
1317 Q St.
$$ daVinci's
0.3 miles from campus
4120 S. 48th St.
$ Mellow Mushroom
5.1 miles from campus
601 R St. #110
$$ MōMō Pizzeria & Ristorante
2.3 miles from campus
7701 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln
$$ Olive Garden
3.3 miles from campus
90 Gateway Mall
$ Piezanos
2.5 miles from campus
2740 South St.
$ Valentino’s Italian Buffet
1.1 miles from campus
5240 S. 48th St. #B
$$ Yia Yia's
2.6 miles from campus
2840 S. 70th Street Ste. 5
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Mediterranean and Middle Eastern

$$ Daffodil Mediterranean
(Persian/Middle Eastern)
2 miles from campus
5500 Old Cheney Rd., Suite 21
Tip: not for large groups. Try the baklava.
$$ Parthenon (Greek)
1.8 miles from campus
5500 S 56th St # 8
$$$ Sebastian's Table (Tapas)
3.6 miles from campus
8340 Glynoaks Dr. #100
$ Sultan's Kite
5.8 miles from campus
7350 S 13th St.
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Mexican

$$ Cactus
1.5 miles from campus
5500 S 56th St.
$$ Copal
0.3 miles from campus
4747 Pioneers Blvd.
$ 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
$ Pancho Villa Mexican Grill
6.8 miles from campus
5800 Cornhusker Highway #10
$ Pepe's Kitchen (vegetarian/vegan)
4.1 miles from campus
1311 S 11th St
$ Taco Inn
0.1 miles from campus
4039 South 48th St.