cyinne pretty much summed it all up for you. There are a number of good options, with very few of them being affected by Arena/Canopy Street construction. Here's my two cents:
The Best: Lazlo's, Bread & Cup, Ivanna Cone, Vincenzo's, Misty's
Pretty good: Dozo, El Potrero, The Oven
Too expensive for your own good: JTK, Dish
Overrated: Brix & Stone
Other: Old Chicago, Applebee's, Noodles & Company, Five Guys, BWW, Chipotle...
For the record, Runza's food is pretty good...the Runza's themselves are not much to be desired. Too much bread and they fall apart too easy. When I tell people Runza (restaurant) is good but the Runza (food item) is not, I get nothing but the old fashioned "...well, you're originally from Iowa so you wouldn't understand" line.
It appears there's also a Pepperjax Grill in downtown Lincoln at 14th and O. Very good Philly cheesesteaks and burritos. It's a place in the vein of Pancheros, where you see them make the sandwich/burrito in front of you, cooking, chopping, and seasoning the meat just for your sandwich.
Frankly, I'm disturbed by the apparently in-depth knowledge of Lincoln, NE by posters on this site.
For French cuisine, try Chez Bourger Roi. Thats some fine dinin' in Lincoln!:spinny:
where is Lincoln?
Thanks for the advice!
When we took the kiddos to the Omaha Zoo last year, we drove to Lincoln just so we could eat at DaVincis.
Lincoln...if you overlook the whole university thing...is really a nice town. My two gripes were 1) They suck at plowing the roads after significant snow fall, and 2) It's difficult to get north/south in that city.
Go get a sandwich at Doozy's (14th and P) over lunch, I swear they must bake their bread with crack...
Both chains but both good; Grisantis and Valentinos