Midtown February 22, 2022

Omaha’s Best Burger

Midtown Omaha tends to have pretty high walkability scores. With all of that walking and fresh air you’d think we Midtowners are fit and lanky as a week-old colt. We would be if it wasn’t for; La Casa, Greek Islands, Lo Sole Mio, and of course Dinker’s. I’ve temporarily sworn myself to 1,200 calories a day. I plan to do it with low-cal neighborhood take-out like the Coctele Camarón from La Casita and … ok, that’s the only one I can think of. Email me at Annika.phillips@betteromaha.com if you have any other good low-cal options in Midtown and I’ll update this blog with your suggestions.

Envisioning a goal always helps. I envision myself eight pounds thinner even though my target weight is six pounds away. You see, the vision is to be two pounds too thin and calling in my take-out order to Dinker’s Bar and Grill. “Buffalo Style Burger, extra wing sauce, extra cheese, extra bleu cheese dressing. And fries!” The fries are served unsalted which I appreciate since I prefer to season them with my own truffle salt. The burger can best be described as hefty. It’s also a bit sloppy with all the called-out extras. Certainly, nothing you would ever consider lifting with only one hand. Each time I open the clam-shell lid I shake my head and say I’ll never finish this, yet I have no memories of ever opening my fridge in the morning to find leftover Dinker’s.

The sign on the building boasts “Omaha’s Best Burger.” I haven’t had every burger in Omaha so I can’t be certain of that, but I also can’t imagine what could make a burger any better. Dinker’s is also a very comfortable neighborhood bar with sports on the TV and enough staff to make sure you don’t go thirsty. To get to Dinker’s take Ed Creighton east to the I-480 ramp and then veer right on the spur just inches before you’re hopelessly on your way to Lincoln. Also, like all the finest midtown eateries, they only accept cash.