18 Best Restaurants in Bellevue, NE

This article was written by local contributor Diana Morgan & edited by the Travel Lens team.

Best Restaurants in Bellevue, NE

Oh, how I love living in beautiful Bellevue, Nebraska!

It's a great place to call home, and one of my favorite parts about it is the amazing food scene.

Over the years, I've discovered some outstanding restaurants that have become my go-to spots whenever I'm in the mood for a delicious meal.

With a wide variety of cuisines and dining experiences, there's truly something for everyone here.

So, if you find yourself in this gorgeous city and are looking for a satisfying culinary adventure, you're in for a treat!

Let me share with you some of the best restaurants in Bellevue, Nebraska, that I've come to love and cherish.

Han's Golden Dragon

I have to be honest, Han's Golden Dragon in Bellevue has become my go-to spot for Chinese and Korean takeout.

The first time I tried their food, I was instantly hooked.

Their website caught my attention with gluten-free options and the fact that they offer both Chinese and Korean dishes, which is perfect for my family.

They've even walked me through any gluten-free questions I've had, which is so important to me since some of us in my household have to follow a gluten-free diet.

Their service is truly top-notch, and they always make sure that my takeout order is prepared just the way I asked for it.

When it comes to the food itself, I can't say enough about the quality and taste.

From their amazing BBQ dishes to their delicious Chinese fare, every dish I've tried has been simply delectable.

My partner loves their Korean options, and I've enjoyed exploring their Chinese menu.

Han’s Golden Dragon - Bellevue · 923 Galvin Rd S #107, Bellevue, NE 68005, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Chinees restaurant

The Bánh Mì Shop

I recently visited The Bánh Mì Shop and tried their Chinese BBQ Pork Banh Mi - it was absolutely delicious!

The tender pork and pickled carrots combined with the crispy, light roll made for a perfect sandwich.

I also decided to try a few more sandwiches with my friends, and we absolutely loved the lemongrass pork and pork belly banh mi.

The freshly baked mini baguette, charred meat, pickled vegetables, and fresh herbs made it an unforgettable experience.

I also had a chance to try the bulgogi Bánh Mì and strawberry lemonade, which were both amazing!

The strawberry lemonade was hands down the best I've ever had.

The Bánh Mì Shop · 923 Galvin Rd S #101, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Vietnamese restaurant

Ono Pinay Kitchen

I can't even begin to express my love for Ono Pinay Kitchen here in our little town.

I was introduced to this gem by a friend, and since then, it has quickly become my go-to spot for some mouthwatering Filipino and Hawaiian cuisine.

The adobo chicken is to die for!

I've tried my fair share of adobo dishes, but there's just something about Ono Pinay Kitchen's recipe that keeps me coming back for more.

The kalua pork is also a must-try for its tender, smoky goodness.

And let's not even get started on the lumpia – words cannot describe how delicious these little Filipino egg rolls are!

The atmosphere at Ono Pinay Kitchen is nothing short of cozy and inviting.

It's the kind of place where you can sit down with friends and family, enjoy some incredible food, and feel right at home.

Ono Pinay Kitchen · 2221 Madison St, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Korean Grill

I must say that Korean Grill never disappoints me with their delicious and reasonably priced meals.

One can never go wrong with their popular combo meals for both lunch and dinner.

I often find myself craving their cafeteria-style dishes, especially after a long and tiring day at work.

Their Facebook page is a great way to stay updated on any new menu items or promotions.

I always feel welcomed and appreciated whenever I visit this place.

The portions are quite generous, making the meals perfect for sharing or saving leftovers for later.

I've introduced several friends and family members to this place, and they've quickly become regulars as well.

Each time I return, I'm reminded of why I love this no-fuss, unpretentious dining experience.

The food is consistently good, and the service is top-notch.

Korean Grill · 1408 Harlan Dr, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Korean restaurant

El Arepón

Oh boy, let me tell you about this hidden gem I discovered in our city - El Arepón Venezuelan Food.

I was hesitant at first when I saw the place from the outside, but I am grateful I decided to step in and give it a try.

You can follow their Facebook page here.

We ended up having some delightful dishes, and let me tell you, everything was delicious!

The patacone was a unique dish, with plantains used as the "bun" - a little messy but worth every bite.

We had such a great time that we're already planning our next visit!

El Arepón Venezuelan Food · 1021 W 23rd Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Venezuelan restaurant

John's Grecian Delight

If you're ever in the area and craving some authentic Greek food, I can't recommend John's Grecian Delight enough.

I've been a regular customer for years, and the food never disappoints.

From the delicious gyros to the lemon potatoes, everything is mouth-wateringly good.

The prices are incredibly reasonable for the quality you get, and the portions are always generous.

Plus, John's Grecian Delight has been around for over 30 years, so you know they're doing something right.

Don't miss out on the chance to try this hidden gem in our community!

John’s Grecian Delight · 1001 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Greek restaurant

Korean House Restaurant

One of my favorite spots to grab a delicious meal with friends is Korean House Restaurant.

Last week, I decided to go there with some of my teammates from work, and as always, the experience was memorable.

The restaurant is conveniently located just outside a back gate off base, making it easily accessible for us.

As soon as we entered, we noticed how clean and well-maintained the place was.

But what truly made our visit special were the ladies running the restaurant.

They were incredibly sweet, funny, and attentive, ensuring that we had a fantastic time.

For my meal, I opted for the spicy beef bulgogi with vegetables, and it was amazing.

The rice was cooked to perfection, and the side dishes were simply delectable.

My friends tried the spicy chicken curry and kimchee rice, both of which they thoroughly enjoyed.

We also shared some fried and steamed dumplings, as well as a sushi roll, as appetizers.

Korean House Restaurant · 2413 Lincoln Rd, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Korean restaurant

The Special Restaurant

I've been going to The Special Restaurant for years now, and it never disappoints!

The mom-and-pop diner feels instantly makes me feel at home, and I can't help but appreciate the crumpled paper napkins and well-loved paper menus.

On my most recent visit, I ordered my usual chicken sandwich special, and as always, it was cooked to perfection.

The seasoning was just right, and the ranch dressing really added that extra something.

I also can't help but be impressed with their extensive breakfast menu, which is always a hit when I bring my family or friends.

The prices are very reasonable, and the portions are huge – I always end up with enough leftovers for a meal later in the day.

The Special Restaurant · 303 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · American restaurant

Stella's Bar & Grill

Let me tell you, there is no better place to grab a burger than Stella's Bar & Grill.

As someone who loves trying out new places, I can confidently say that Stella's remains unmatched in terms of quality and taste.

The last time I went there with my friends, I opted for the bacon blue burger, and my friend tried the southwest burger - both were absolutely delicious.

The thing I love about their burgers is that they are hand-pressed and served on simple paper napkins, giving them a nostalgic, down-to-earth feel.

The fresh-cut fries and onion rings were piping hot and tasted amazing too.

One of the aspects that sets Stella's apart is the incredible prices.

It's amazing to enjoy such fantastic food without breaking the bank.

My friends and I also ordered some extra sides like kettle chips and sweet potato fries, and they were all just as delicious and not too greasy.

Stella’s Bar & Grill · 106 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Bar & grill

Shug's Comfort Food

As a fan of Southern cuisine, I was thrilled to find Shug's Comfort Food right here in Omaha.

Their Facebook page Shug's Comfort Food had rave reviews, and I just had to experience it for myself.

Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

The atmosphere is cozy, and you can tell that they put a lot of love into their cooking.

One thing to keep in mind is that the food might take a while since they cook everything fresh, but trust me, it's worth the wait.

Their menu offers a variety of New Orleans-style dishes that are absolutely mouthwatering.

I decided to try the fried catfish, while my partner opted for the fried chicken.

Both dishes were incredibly flavorful and cooked to perfection.

In addition, they offer a unique selection of sides, including fried okra, fried pickles, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with turkey, mac and cheese, and baked yams.

I was particularly impressed with the green beans, as they were so delicious that I even had to eat the broth at the bottom of the bowl.

And I can't forget to mention their desserts!

The sweet potato pie and peach cobbler were the perfect ending to our meal.

Shug’s Comfort Food · 105 W Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Soul food restaurant

Izmir Gyro House

I can't believe it took me this long to discover Izmir Gyro House!

This gem of a restaurant has quickly become my go-to spot for Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Their gyros are incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful, with fresh onions and tomatoes giving the perfect crunch.

Their fries and onion rings are also phenomenal, as they have this unique batter that makes them almost addictive without needing any ketchup.

But what really blew me away was their baklava – absolute perfection, if you ask me!

And it's not just the food that keeps me coming back, but the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere as well.

I have also tried their Lamb Kebab and Adana Kebab, which are both amazing, served with perfectly cooked rice and fresh vegetables.

I've brought several friends here, and they all agree – Izmir Gyro House is a must-try for anyone in the area looking for mouthwatering Greek and Mediterranean food.

Izmir Gyro House · 1507 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Turkish restaurant

Swine Dining BBQ

I just can't get enough of Swine Dining BBQ!

I've been coming here for quite some time, and the food never disappoints.

Their pulled pork, brisket, and sausages are always spot-on, and they're served on simple plastic plates that don't distract from the main attraction - the delicious barbecue.

One of my favorite things about this place is the variety of sauces available.

They've got something for every taste bud, and I love being able to mix and match as I please.

I must say that the thin-sliced brisket at Swine Dining BBQ is hands down the best in Omaha.

My partner and I have tried quite a few places, but we always end up comparing them to Swine Dining.

The smoked beans are also a must-try, while I personally prefer getting fries as a side.

Swine Dining BBQ · 204 E Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Barbecue restaurant

Roma Italian Restaurant

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Roma Italian Restaurant here in Bellevue, and I must say, I was quite impressed.

A few friends in local groups had spoken highly of Roma, and I finally decided to give it a try.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with complimentary bread service, which was a nice touch.

We went for lunch, so we opted for the lunch special menu.

I tried the pasta sampler special for $10.99, and I have to say, it was worth every penny.

The flavors were perfect, and the portion size was incredibly generous.

I would definitely return for this dish alone.

My friend ordered the grilled chicken breast for $13, which was also a great choice.

Another friend of ours tried the Roma special for $17.99, and he couldn't stop raving about the sauce.

The dish itself was massive and perfect for meat lovers.

Roma Italian Restaurant · 605 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Italian restaurant

Nettie's Fine Mexican Food

I've had my fair share of restaurant experiences, but let me tell you about one of my all-time favorites: Nettie's Fine Mexican Food.

This no-frills Mexican-American restaurant quickly became a staple in my dining experience, and it never disappoints.

Every time I visit Nettie's, I am always impressed by the great food and service.

I absolutely love their Enchilada with chili on it - it's a dish I crave whenever I'm in the mood for some Mexican comfort food.

My partner, on the other hand, is a big fan of the guacamole and cheese from Tina's Appetizer Combo.

Nettie’s Fine Mexican Food · 7110 Railroad Ave, Bellevue, NE 68147, United States
★★★★★ · Mexican restaurant

American Heroes

I had always wanted to try out American Heroes, and last week, I finally decided to give it a go.

I walked into the cozy restaurant located here, and was impressed with the friendly service and scrumptious menu.

As a sandwich lover, I tried their club sandwich, and it was pretty good.

I found that adding lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and a bit of extra mayo to my sandwich made it taste even better.

Next time I visit, I plan to try their sriracha Turkey sandwich or the big mouth Italian, as I've heard great things about them.

American Heroes · 1103 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Sandwich shop

Lil' Burro

I've been going to Lil' Burro for quite some time now, and I must say that it's become one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in the area.

Their chili pablano smothered in green chili sauce is just divine, and it's a dish I often use to compare other Mexican restaurants.

The burro fries are a fantastic appetizer to share, and I personally prefer them without toppings, while my partner likes them smothered.

When it comes to margaritas, Lil' Burro doesn't disappoint.

They serve traditional, peach, and strawberry margaritas, and I find the traditional one to be my favorite, though the fruity ones are perfect if you're in the mood for something sweeter.

Prices are reasonable, too - 4 entrees, an appetizer, a side tamale, a tea, and six margaritas usually cost us around $125.

I cannot recommend their Chipotle queso dip enough - it's unbelievably good!

The tamales are homemade, and you can really taste the love they put into each one.

Even the burger patties are made in-house, which is great if you're dining with a picky eater.

One of the unique aspects of Lil' Burro is the pepper garden that they grow in the back.

It's lovely to see at the end of the season, even after the frost.

The restaurant is usually packed during meal times, but trust me when I say it's worth the wait.

Lil’ Burro · 12510 S 29th Ave, Bellevue, NE 68123, United States
★★★★★ · Mexican restaurant

Luigi's Italian Restaurant

I recently dined at Luigi's Italian Restaurant and had a mixed experience.

My kids enjoyed the appetizers as well as their spaghetti and meatballs.

My shrimp and ravioli dish was also tasty.

The cheesecake we shared was also delicious!

One thing my daughter loved was the unique lighting and pretend grapes hanging from the ceiling.

Luigi’s Italian Restaurant · 101 W Mission Ave, Bellevue, NE 68005, United States
★★★★★ · Italian restaurant

Los Tapatíos Mexican Grill and Bar

One of the best Mexican restaurants in town has to be Los Tapatíos Mexican Grill and Bar.

I've been coming here for years, and I am never disappointed.

Just last week, I ordered Grilled Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde, Pico De Gallo, and Sour Cream.

To top it off, I enjoyed some chips and salsa with a Dos Equis Amber.

The food was absolutely delicious, as always.

The service at Los Tapatíos is truly exceptional.

Aside from my own experiences, I've brought friends and family here multiple times, and they all agree that the food and atmosphere are fantastic.

The Carnitas and Fajitas have become our group favorites, and the margaritas are always delicious.

Los Tapatíos Mexican Grill and Bar · 3905 Twin Creek Dr #101, Bellevue, NE 68123, United States
★★★★☆ · Mexican restaurant

Final Thoughts

Living in Bellevue has truly been a culinary adventure.

Whether I'm in the mood for the perfect Bánh Mì at The Bánh Mì Shop, deliciously authentic Korean dishes at Korean Grill, or a comfort food fix at Shug's Comfort Food, there's always something to satisfy my taste buds.

I've enjoyed many unforgettable meals with friends and family at these local gems, and I can't wait to continue exploring Bellevue's diverse and delicious restaurant scene.

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