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Best of Omaha 2019

Nov 09, 2018 07:00AM ● By Todd Lemke
Omaha Magazine is happy to announce the results of the 2019 Best of Omaha Contest. Click the link for each category to see the winners, or scroll through the entire list below. Categories are organized alphabetically under the following eight section headings: Dining, Family, Health & Beauty, Household, Nightlife, Retail, Services, and Transportation.


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American Dining

Charleston’s Restaurant Jams American Grill 402-399-8300 | 402-614-9333 Railcar Modern American Kitchen


Kona Grill Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, downtown and West Omaha Bonefish Grill


Bruegger’s Bagels Panera Bread Bagel Bin


Rotella’s Italian Bakery 402-592-6600 The Omaha Bakery Le Petit Paris


Famous Dave’s Tired Texan BBQ Swine Dining BBQ

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Bowl of Soup

WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 | 402-991-3000 Olive Garden


Le Peep Four locations First Watch Five Omaha-area locations 11-Worth Cafe

Brew Pub

Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 The Benson Brewery Nebraska Brewing Co.

Brick Oven Pizza

Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, downtown and West Omaha Dante Ristorante Pizzeria Noli’s Pizzeria


China Buffet - Mongolian Grill Valentino’s Pizza Pizza Ranch

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Abelardo’s Mexican Food Burrito Envy & Tequila Bar 6113 Maple St. in Benson Fernando’s Cafe and Cantina 402-330-5707


The Cake Gallery Nothing Bundt Cakes The Cake Specialist 402-733-CAKE (2253)

Chef in Omaha

Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume Jennifer Coco, j. coco Ben Maides, Au Courant


Taqueria Los Compadres El Bee’s Julio’s

Chinese Dining

China Palace Golden Palace Golden Bowl

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Scooter’s Crane Coffee Archetype Coffee


Jones Bros. Cupcakes 402-884-CAKE (2253) Cupcake Island Gigi’s Cupcakes


Jason’s Deli Swartz’s Delicatessen & Bagels Razzy’s Deli


WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 Farmhouse Cafe Sweet Magnolias


Krispy Kreme Doughnuts LaMar’s Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts

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Family Restaurant

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Petrow’s Shirley’s Diner

Fast Good Food

Runza Chick-fil-A Don & Millie’s

Fish Fry

Holy Name Fish Fry Mary Our Queen Fish Fry St. Patrick’s of Elkhorn Fish Fry

Food Truck

402 BBQ Food Truck La Casa Pizzaria Dos de Oros - Tie Third Piccolo Pete’s - Tie Third

French Dining

Le Voltaire Le Bouillon La Buvette

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French Fries

Runza Bronco’s Self-Services Drive-In Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Fried Catfish

Catfish Lake Surfside Club Joe Tess Place

Fried Chicken

Jack and Mary’s Time Out Foods 402-451-2622 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt TCBY Frozen Yogurt Red Mango

Gluten-Free Menu

Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Modern Love

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Gourmet Hamburger

Block 16 Charred Burger + Bar Omaha Tap House

Greek Dining

Greek Islands 402-346-1528 Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village Legacy Gyros


King Kong Feta’s Gyros & Catering John’s Grecian Delight


Stella’s Bar & Grill 402-291-6088 106 Galvin Road, Bellevue Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer Dinker’s Bar

Hot Dog

B & B Classic Dogs Chicago Dawg House Fauxmaha Hot Dogs

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Hot Wings - Charbuffed

Oscar’s Pizza & Sports Grille Tanner’s Bar & Grill Addy’s Sports Bar & Grill

Hot Wings - Traditional

Buffalo Wild Wings Ray’s Original Buffalo Wings 402-884-5300 Wingstop

Ice Cream

Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream Benson - Downtown Coneflower Creamery Cold Stone Creamery

Indian Dining

Jaipur Indian Restaurant and Brewing Himalayas Astoria Biryani House

Italian Dining

Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano 402-345-5656 Spezia 3125 S. 72nd St. Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante

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Japanese Dining

HIRO 88 Sakura Bana Genji Japanese Steakhouse


Juice Stop The Grove Juicery & Wellness Cafe Evolve Paleo Chef

Korean Dining

Maru Sushi Korean Grill Suji’s Korean Grill Korean Grill

Locally Sourced Dining

The Grey Plume Kitchen Table Au Courant Regional Kitchen


Greenbelly The Market Basket Foodies

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Mexican Dining

La Mesa Mexican Restaurant Rivera’s Mexican Food Romeo’s Mexican Food & Pizza Five Metro locations

Middle Eastern Dining

El Basha Mediterranean Grill Mediterranean Bistro Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine 402-341-9616

New Restaurant 
in 2018

Monarch Prime & Bar Stokin’ Goat Best Bison

Outdoor Patio

Marks Bistro Pitch Pizzeria Two locations, downtown and West Omaha 1912 Benson


Pasta Amore e Fantasia Spaghetti Works Malara’s Italian

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Pettit’s Pastry Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery 402-553-6774 Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe


Zio’s Mama’s Pizza La Casa Pizzaria

Prime Rib

Jerico’s Restaurant 402-496-0222 Farmer Brown’s Steak House Johnny’s Cafe 402-731-4774

Restaurant Beer Selection

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen Growler USA 402-575-9111

Reuben Sandwich

Crescent Moon Ale House 402-345-1708 Paddy McGown’s Pub and Grill 4503 Center St., Omaha, NE 68106 402-504-1022 Goldberg’s Bar & Grill

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Romantic Restaurant

V.Mertz Brother Sebastian’s Steak House
 & Winery Flatiron Cafe


Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 | 402-991-3000 McAlister’s M’s Pub


Jacobo’s Authentic Mexican Grocery, Bakery and Tortilleria 402-733-9009 Hector’s Cilantro’s Mexican Bar & Grill


Jimmy John’s Firehouse Subs Potbelly


Shuck’s Fish House and Oyster Bar 402-827-4376 Bonefish Grill Plank Seafood Provisions

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Smoothie King Juice Stop Tropical Smoothie


The Drover 402-391-7440 Mahogany Prime Steakhouse 801 Chophouse

Sunday Brunch

Granite City Food & Brewery Early Bird Mantra Bar & Grille


Blue Sushi Sake Grill Umami Asian Cuisine Yoshitomo


Voodoo Taco Two Omaha locations Rusty Taco Maria’s Mexican Restaurant


Salween Thai Mai Thai Taste of Thailand

Wait Staff & Service

Charleston’s Restaurant Mahogany Prime Steakhouse M's Pub

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Bowling Alley

The Mark Maplewood Lanes Western Bowl

Child Day Care

The Hills Montessori 402-884-8715 Hamilton Heights Child Development Center Academic Adventures Child Development Center

Child Party Provider

Amazing Pizza Machine 402-829-1777 BounceU 402-884-9093 Pump It Up

Children’s Attraction

Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Omaha Children’s Museum Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

City Park

Elmwood Park Memorial Park Zorinsky Lake Park

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Dance Studio

Nebraska Dance Kitty Lee Dance Mary Lorraine’s Dance Center

Family Behavior Therapy

Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic Children’s Behavioral Health Radical Minds

Family Dentist Office

The Dentists 402-445-4647 Today’s Dental Premier Dental 402-718-8741

Family Entertainment

Amazing Pizza Machine 402-829-1777 Dave & Buster’s SkateDaze

Family Photographer

Carly Urbach Photography Penny Layne, 
Penny Layne Photography Tree Jacobson, Happy Little Tree

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Taste of Omaha St. Stanislaus Polish Festival Maha Music Festival


Premier Gymnastics Metro Stars Gymnastics Nebraska Gold Gymnastics

Haunted House

Scary Acres Mystery Manor The Shadows Edge

Laser Tag

SkateDaze Family Fun Center XL Papio Fun Park 402-592-5671

Martial Arts

Championship Martial Arts Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts Siso Martial Arts

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Movie Theater

Aksarben Cinema Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Omaha Marcus Majestic Cinema of Omaha

Music Lessons

SNJ Studio of Music 402-933-1326 Omaha Conservatory of Music Adkins: Guitar and Music Lessons

Pediatric Dentist Office

Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry Pedodontics PC Children’s Dental Specialists


Dr. Lisa Whitcomb, Heartland Family First Medical Clinic Dr. Kelli Shidler, Boys Town Dr. Michael Moore, 
Children’s Physicians


Montessori Elementary School 
of Omaha Duchesne Preschool of the 
Sacred Heart 402-558-6250 Gingerbread House Preschool

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Professional Omaha Sports Team

Omaha Storm Chasers Omaha Lancers Omaha Beef Football

Public Golf Course

Indian Creek Elmwood Park Golf Course Johnny Goodman Golf Course

Youth Athletic Organization

YMCA of Greater Omaha Millard United Sports Elkhorn Athletic Association

Youth Cheerleading Club

Elite Cheer Millard United Sports Airborne Academy

Youth Summer Camp

YMCA of Greater Omaha Hummel Day Camp Camp Legacy

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Youth Swim Lessons

Swimtastic Swim School DiVentures Scuba & Swim Center Little Waves Family Swim School


Youth Volleyball Sports Club

The Volleyball Academy Premier Volleyball Nebraska Elite Volleyball

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Health & Beauty

Acupuncture - Chiropractor

Balanced Body Acupuncture 
& Chiropractic 402-932-8108 Essentials Family Chiropractic 
and Wellness Becker Chiropractic & Acupuncture


Acupuncture - Licensed

Thirteen Moons, Donna Huber Natural Health Center, Janis Regier River Point Acupuncture


Ebrahim Shakir, Midwest Allergy 
and Asthma Jeffrey Nelson, Midwest Allergy 
and Asthma James Tracy, Allergy, Asthma 
and Immunonology Associates, P.C.

Barre Fitness Facility

The Barre Code Well Mama Pure Barre Omaha-Loveland

Beauty Supply Store

LovelySkin Retail Store Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. Sally Beauty Supply Beauty Brands

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Breast Augmentation

Aesthetic Surgical Images Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706

Charity Walk /
Fun Run

The Color Run Walk to End Alzheimer’s Race for the Cure


Koca Chiropractic 402-496-4570 Gary Elsasser, Elsasser Chiropractic Gabriel Long, Awaken Chiropractic

Cosmetic Dentist

Steven D. Wegner, DDS 402-498-0400 Dr. Daniel Beninato, Premier Dental 402-718-8741 Dr. Marty J. Matz, The Tooth Doc 402-397-8050

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Cosmetic Surgeon

Joel Schlessinger, M.D., 
Skin Specialists, P.C. 2802 Oakview Drive, Omaha, NE 68144 Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa Dr. Nagi T. Ayoub, 
Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706

Counseling Services

Counseling Connections & Associates 402-932-2296 Associated Counseling Professionals Omaha Integrative Care

Crossfit Box

CrossFit Kinesis CrossFit Elkhorn 402-916-4623 CrossFit Omaha

Day Spa

Gloss Salon & Day Spa 402-502-1850 LovelySkin Spa Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa


Joel Schlessinger, M.D., 
Skin Specialists, P.C. 2802 Oakview Drive, Omaha, NE 68144 Dermatology Specialists of Omaha Midwest Dermatology Clinic, P.C.

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Montana Haggerty, 
Allure Health & Med Spa Meredith Bryant, 
Allure Health & Med Spa Amy Carey Bishop, Spa Ritual Omaha

Family Doctor

Amanda Kester, 
Essential Family Medicine Mark Goodman, M.D., CHI Dr. Edward Mantler, Papillion 
Family Medicine

Female Hormone Replacement Clinic

Allure Health & Med Spa ReVital Women’s Hormone Clinic Optima Medical Hormone Replacement & Aesthetic Center

Fitness Club

Blue Moon Fitness Life Time Fitness Prairie Life Fitness

Fitness Equipment Store

Body Basics Fitness Equipment Priority 1 Fitness 402-330-1133 Push Pedal Pull

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Float Tank

True REST Float Spa 402-991-9899 Blue Oceans Float Omaha Float Spa

Hair Colorist

Rebecca Forsyth, 
BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing Christi Clark 402-321-9410 Ricky Newton at Salon Inspired 402-515-4785

Hair Salon

Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing Garbo’s Salon and Spa

Hearing Aids Center

Beltone Audiology & Hearing Center 402-391-0811 Ear Specialists of Omaha Professional Audiology and 
Hearing Center 402-558-0440

Indoor Cycling Class

Elevate Cycling & Fitness Studio Torva Fit Club Sweat Cycle Strength

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Kick Boxing Class

Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping Impact Kickboxing and Fitness Center 9Round 30 Min Kickbox Fitness

Laser Hair Removal

Milan Laser Aesthetics Bare Body Shop Ideal Image

Lasik Eye Surgery

Kugler Vision Omaha Eye and Laser Institute 402-493-2020 LasikPlus Vision Center

Male Hormone Replacement Clinic

Mantality Limitless Male Medical Clinic NuMale Medical Center

Manicure & Pedicure

American Nails & Spa 3618 N. 165th St. Martini Nails & Spa Legacy Nails & Spa

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Massage Therapy

Massage Envy Palmer Massage Therapy 402-502-1775 Millard Oaks Chiropractic 
& Massage

Med Spa

Allure Health & Med Spa LovelySkin Spa Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D. Omaha Med Spa Concierge Aesthetics

Memory Care Facility

Ridgewood Active 
Retirement Community Parsons House on Eagle Run CountryHouse Residence of Omaha 5030 S. 155th St., Omaha, NE 68137

Men’s Haircut

Sport Clips The Surly Chap Barbers Scissors & Scotch: A Premium Barbershop

Men’s Shave

Dennison Dahlman - 
Barbershop & Lounge Dundee Barber The Beard and Mane

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Nutrition & Vitamin Store

NutriShop Complete Nutrition No Name Nutrition Markets


Omaha Primary EyeCare 402-330-3000 Millard Family Eyecare 402-896-3300 | 402-330-3063 Legacy Eyecare 16949 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Ste. 101

Oral Surgeon

Oral Surgery Associates Village Pointe Oral Surgery, P.C. 402-317-5657 Midwest Oral Surgery & 
Dental Implants 402-397-7777


Dr. Kort Igel, Igel Orthodontics 402-330-1152 Dr. Thomas J. Weber, 
Weber Orthodontics 402-896-4500 Dr. Paul McAllister, 
McAllister Orthodontics 402-392-1516

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael C. Thompson, Ortho NE Dr. Mark Goebel, Ortho NE Dr. Scott T. McMullen, 
GIKK Orthopedic Specialists

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Pain Management

Midwest Pain Clinics 402-391-7246 Omaha Physical 
Therapy Institute, PC West Omaha Cryotherapy

Personal Training Facility

Todd Smith Fitness iThinkFit Gym Orangetheory Fitness

Physical Therapy Company

Makovicka Physical Therapy Excel Physical Therapy FYZICAL Therapy and 
Balance Centers

Physical Therapy Equipment

Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare Kubat Pharmacy Relax The Back Store

Pilates Studio

Pilates Center of Omaha Core10 Pilates Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More

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Private Practice Medical Clinic

THINK Whole Person Healthcare Essential Family Medicine of Omaha Midwest Regional Health Services

Rehabilitation Facility

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 QLI

Tanning Salon

Palm Beach Tan Sun Tan City Paradise Bay Tanning

Tattoo Parlor

Big Brain Downtown & West O locations Eye Candy Tattoo Liquid Courage

Tummy Tuck

Aesthetic Surgical Images Westfield Plastic Surgery Center 402-578-0706 Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery 
& Dreams Medspa

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Waxing/Hair Removal

Authentic Brazilian Wax by Vanella Wild Prairie Spa 402-512-3480 Wax On

Weight Loss Center

FAST Diet Weight Watchers Profile By Sanford Four Omaha locations

Yoga Studio

Lotus House of Yoga All levels of yoga for your high vibe life! Karma Yoga Omaha Pranam Yoga Shala

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Harrison Hills by Broadmoor The Biltmore 402-963-9300 Broadmoor Hills

Appliance Repair

ServiceOne Andy’s Appliance Repair 402-614-8131 Nebraska Home Appliance 402-399-0202

Basement Repair & Waterproofing

Thrasher 800-827-0702 Jerry’s Basement Waterproofing Midwest Mudjacking

Building Supply Store

Menards Builders Supply Co. Millard Lumber

Carpet Cleaning

ZEROREZ of Nebraska Stanley Steemer Metro Chem-Dry 402-403-4154

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Concrete Installer

Moore’s Concrete Construction, Inc. 402-491-3622 Oxford Construction Co. 402-670-0310 Schroder Concrete, Inc.


CKF McKean’s Floor to Ceiling 402-331-4062 Martin’s Counter Tops

Custom Cabinetry

CKF Titan Custom Cabinets, Inc. 402-891-0098 Flair Custom Cabinets & Remodeling

Custom Closets

Marco Closets & Storage 402-778-5818 CKF The Container Store

Custom Home Builder

Curt Hofer & Associates 402-758-0440 Pohlad Custom Homes Mercury Builders

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Decorative Concrete

Oxford Construction Co. 402-670-0310 Garage Revolution Lusterstone Pebble Paving

Decorative Painting

Fe Fi Faux Studios, Inc. Walls2Floors Joe Eby Faux and Decorative Painting

Electrical Services

Brase Electrical Hiller Electric Company Frederick Electric Inc.

Fence & Railings

S&W Fence 402-333-5722 American Fence Company 402-896-6722 JK Fencing LLC 402-979-0892


Claxton Fireplace Center 402-491-0800 Fireplace Stone & Patio Fireplace by Design

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Floor Coverings

Nebraska Furniture Mart McKean’s Floor to Ceiling 402-331-4062 FLOORfashions

Garage Doors

Norm’s Door Service 402-331-8920 Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 Overhead Door Company of Omaha 402-331-0526

Garage Flooring

Garage Revolution In The Garage Garage Floor Coating of Nebraska

Garden Nursery Store

Lanoha Nurseries 192nd & W. Center Rd. Mulhall’s Canoyer Garden Center

Grout & Tile Repair

Walls2Floors The Grout Doctor The Grout Medic

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Handyman Services

ServiceOne Handyman Joes Houston Home Services

Heating & Air Service

Burton A/C * Heating * 
Plumbing * and More 402-934-7018 Thermal Services 402-397-8100 SOS Heating and Cooling

Home Accessories

Nebraska Furniture Mart House of J 12965 W. Center Road Robin’s Nest 101 W. Main St., Springfield

Home Audio & Video

Custom Electronics AV Squared, LLC 402-513-9282 Echo Systems

Home Builder

Charleston Homes The Home Company 402-884-4854 Legacy Homes

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Home Cleaning Service

Molly Maid 402-932-6243 Pink Shoe Cleaning Crew 402-330-0930 Maids & More

Home Disaster Restoration

Paul Davis Restoration 402-553-0373 BELFOR Property 
Restoration of Omaha Carlson Restoration 402-891-9887

Home Glass & Mirrors

Elite Glass Services Quality Glass & Mirror Papillion Glass & Door Co.

Home Remodeling

T Hurt Construction Cornerstone Remodeling 402-598-1410 Total Construction Services

Home Security

Security Equipment, Inc. (SEi) American Electronics, an Atronic Alarms Company Sellhorst Security & Sound

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Indoor Window Coverings

Custom Blinds & Design Ambiance Window Coverings 402-932-9711 All About Blinds

Interior Design Firm

Lee Douglas Interiors, Inc. The Interior Design Firm Fluff Interior Design

Interior Designer

Marilyn Schooley Hansen, 
FASID, The Designers Lester Katz, LK Design 402-934-8088 Robin Lindley, 
The Interior Design Firm 402-334-8800

Kitchen & Bath Plumbing Fixtures

Kitchens & Baths by Briggs Ferguson Winnelson Co.

Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

Re-Bath of The Heartland 4123 S. 84th St. Kitchens by Design 402-334-8888 United Services Design + Build 402-572-1144

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Landscape Curbing

Curb Curb CurbIt Curb Appeal Landscape 
Curbing of Omaha

Landscape Designer

Foutch Landscaping Enterprises 402-359-2154 Robert’s Nursery Landscapes & Lawns Greenlife Gardens

Landscape Lighting

McKay Landscape Lighting Midwest Lightscaping 402-516-4498 Accent Landscape Lighting, Inc.

Landscape Rock 
& Granite

Sun Valley Landscaping 402-932-5704 The Rock Place Above & Beyond 
Complete Grounds Maintenance 402-934-8866

Landscaping Service

Carson Enterprises 402-676-5579 Patera Landscaping 402-706-5679 Sun Valley Landscaping

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Lawn Care

Heartland Lawns Omaha 402-492-8800 Forest Green Lawn & Landscaping 402-556-0595 Elkhorn Lawn Care, LLC

Lawn Irrigation & Sprinklers

Nature’s Helper 402-334-2625 Millard Sprinkler Quality Irrigation 402-672-9297

Mortgage Provider

Regent Financial Group 402-955-0880 Eagle Mortgage Inc. 402-397-7180 Benchmark Mortgage

Moving Company

Two Men & a Truck 402-764-1002 Black Belt Movers Jim’s Moving & Delivery Co., Inc. 402-291-2490

Mud Jacking

Thrasher, Inc. 800-827-0702 Mixan Mudjacking The Driveway Company

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Mulch Provider

Maple 85 Premium Landscape 
Mulch Center Patera Landscaping 402-706-5679 Yard Market Nursery

Painting Services

Gerst Painting CertaPro Painters of Omaha Brush & Roll Painting

Pest Control Service

Lien Termite & Pest Control 402-397-8884 ABC Termite & Pest Control Terminix

Plumbing Services

Burton A/C * Heating * 
Plumbing * and More 402-934-7018 Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air 402-731-2727 Big Birge Plumbing 402-575-0102

Pools & Spas

Classic Pool & Spa Premier Pools and Spas 402-513-8000 Continental Pool & Spa

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Residential Roofing

Moose Roofing 402-763-4851 Pyramid Roofing 402-502-9300 White Castle Roofing 402-898-7663

Residential Siding

McKinnis Roofing 402-513-6620 Husker Hammer Tevelde and Co.

Residential Trash Service

Abe’s Trash Service 402-571-4926 Papillion Sanitation Premier Waste Solutions

Retaining Walls

Patera Landscaping 402-706-5679 Jensen Retaining Walls Hudson Hardscapes

Stone & Brick Provider

Fireplace Stone & Patio Watkins Concrete Block Baltazar’s Stone, INC.

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Tile Installer

SkilledSet Tile & Stone Floors By Dave Legendary Tile 402-670-4459

Tile Store

Sunderland Brothers Company Ceramic Tileworks Center Premier Tile Corporation

Tree Service

Terry Hughes Tree Service 402-558-8198 Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service Mutchie Tree Service

Water Treatment Systems

Futuramic’s Clean Water Center Kangen Water of Omaha United Distributors Inc.

Windows and Doors

Pella Windows and Doors 
of Omaha & Lincoln 402-493-1350 Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 Renewal by Andersen

Wood Floor Company

Heartland Wood Floors 402-334-8686 Timberland Hardwood Floors Tom Manley Floors, Inc.

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Bar Food

Blatt Beer & Table Legends Patio Grill & Bar Barrett’s Barleycorn Pub & Grill

Board Game Cafe

Spielbound Board Game Cafe Sparta Games Sozo Coffeehouse

Cigar Bar

Havana Garage 402-614-3800 Copacabana Cocktails & Cigars Jake’s Cigars & Spirits

Cocktail Lounge

LIV Lounge 402-884-5410 Holiday Lounge 402-391-4442 Wicked Rabbit

Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club The Backline Comedy Theatre Lookout Lounge

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Craft Cocktails

The Berry & Rye Wicked Rabbit Trio Cocktails & Company


Cut Spike Distillery 402-763-8868 Patriarch Distillers Brickway Brewery

Escape Room

House of Conundrum Escape Room 402-250-2300 The Escape Omaha Entrap Games: 
Omaha Escape Room Game

Happy Hour

Blue Sushi Sake Grill Mula HIRO 88

Irish Bar

Brazen Head Irish Pub 319 N. 78th St. Two Fine Irishmen The Dubliner Pub

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Late-Night Dining

Nite Owl Eat The Worm Abelarado’s Mexican Food

Live Music Venue

Holland Performing Arts Center 402-345-0606 The Waiting Room Slowdown

Local Band

Lemon Fresh Day The Confidentials eNVy 402-612-6828


Roja Mexican Grill La Mesa Mexican Restaurant Trini’s Mexican Restaurant


Charlie’s On The Lake Sullivan’s Steakhouse Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

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Micro Brewery

Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 Infusion Brewing Company Kros Strain Brewing Company

Neighborhood Bar

The Observatory Bar & Grill The Homy Inn The Village Bar

New Bar in 2018

Red Lion Lounge Bärchen Beer Garden 402-502-9902 Kaitei

Reverse Happy Hour

Blue Sushi Sake Grill HIRO 88 Stokes Restaurant

Sports Bar

DJ’s Dugout Six locations Tanner’s Bar & Grill The Good Life

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Whisky Bar

Proof Whiskey & Craft Cocktail Bar Dundee Dell Liberty Tavern

Wine Bar

Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Vino Mas Nosh Wine Lounge

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Antique Shop

Brass Armadillo 402-896-9600 The Imaginarium Found Vintage Market

Arts & Crafts 

Mangelsen’s Blick Art Materials 7829 Dodge St., 402-397-6077 It’s Yours Pottery

Beer & Spirits Store

Spirit World Beertopia Big Dog’s Beverage


The Bookworm Half Price Books Parables Christian Bookstore

Bridal Shop

David’s Bridal Bridal Traditions Rhylan Lang Bridal

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Provisions by The Grey Plume Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Maresco’s Italian Market 2821 S. 108th St., 402-991-9987

Cheese Shop

Northwoods Cheese Haus Whole Foods Market Trader Joes’

Cigar/Tobacco Shop

SG Roi Tobacconist 402-341-9264 Ted’s Tobacco The Omaha Cigar Company

Clothing Consignment Store

Scout: Dry Goods & Trade 5018 Underwood Ave. Absolutely Her Women’s Consignment Esther’s Consignment

Coffee Roaster

A Hill of Beans Coffee Roasters Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee Rally Coffee Co.

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Comic Book Store

Legend Comics & Coffee Dragon’s Lair Comics Krypton Comics

Convenience Store

Casey’s General Stores Bucky’s Convenience Stores Kwik Shop

Estate Jewelry

Sol’s Jewelry & Loan Bergman Jewelers 402-342-2611 Pretty In Patina


Taylor’s Flower Shop & 
Greenhouse, Inc. All Seasons Floral & Gifts EverBloom Floral and Gift

Furniture Store

Nebraska Furniture Mart Allens Home Ethan Allen

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Gift Shop

House of J 12965 W. Center Road Spruce Interiors & Gifts Stella’s Belle

Golf Store

Austad’s Golf Golf Galaxy Golf USA

Grocery Store

Hy-Vee Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Fareway Meat & Grocery 402-393-7136

Hardware Store

Ace Hardware Johnson Hardware Two locations Ideal Hardware & Paint Center

Husker Apparel Store

Husker Hounds SCHEELS Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear

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Jewelry Store

Borsheims Fine Jewelry 14 Karat Jewelry Store Gunderson’s Jewelers

Local Pet Store

Nature Dog 402-697-7156 The Green Spot Long Dog Fat Cat

Meat Department

Fareway Meat Market 402-393-7136 Just Good Meat Stoyisch House of Sausage

Men’s Apparel

Lindley Clothing Co. McLovin The Simple Man

Natural/Organic Grocery Store

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Whole Foods Market Natural Grocers

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Outdoor Clothing 
& Gear Store

Scheels Backwoods Sierra Trading Post

Party Supply Store

Nobbies’ Mangelsen’s Hobby Lobby

Pawn Shop

Sol’s Jewelry & Loan Four Aces Pawn Shop Mid-City Jewelry & Loan

Pet Supply Store

PetSmart Petco Pets R Us


Walgreens CVS Pharmacy Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare

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Vic’s Corn Popper Just Pop’d Jock & Jill’s Popcorn

Retail Art Gallery

Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 Blue Pomegranate Gallery Main Street Studios

Shoe Store

Haney Shoes 6060 Maple St. The Mix Shoes and Accessories Buck’s Shoes

Shopping Center

Village Pointe Shopping Center Westroads Mall Shadow Lake Towne Center

Sporting Goods Store

SCHEELS Dick’s Sporting Goods Cabela’s

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Sweet Shop

Hollywood Candy The Cordial Cherry Chocolaterie Stam

Thrift Store

Goodwill Thrift World Four stores in the Omaha area New Life Thrift

Vape Store

Alohma Vape Superstores Generation V E-Cigarettes & Vape Bar Caterpillar Vapes


Soaring Wings | Vineyard & Brewing Cellar 426 James Arthur Vineyards

Wine Store

Hy-Vee Vino Mas WineStyles

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Women’s Boutique

Four Sisters Boutique Kajoma’s Fashion Boutique 104 E. First, Papillion 402-991-4477 Mesh

Yarn / Quilting Shop

Personal Threads Boutique 402-391-7733 Country Sampler Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft

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Accounting Services

Verdant 402-330-1200 Lutz Hancock & Dana PC

 Living Facility

Elk Ridge Village Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 Westgate Assisted Living 402-391-8566


First National Bank, Member FDIC Pinnacle Bank 14 Omaha Metro Locations American National Bank


Catering Creations 402-558-3202 Attitude on Food Eddie’s Catering

Computer Repair

Elkhorn Computer Sales & Service REDiTECH Ken’s PC Repair 402-933-7890

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Credit Union

Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 Cobalt Credit Union Veridian Credit Union

Custom Made Furniture

Zongkers Custom Woods Long Grain Furniture Hutch

Custom Picture Framing

Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 Malibu Gallery Mangelsen’s

Dating Service

Omaha Love 402-991-4053 Tinder

Divorce Mediation

Nebraska Legal Group 402-509-7033 Wesley Dodge Koenig | Dunne

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DJ Service

ShowTime Music Chaos Productions JIIK DJ Services 402-415-9016

Dog Day Care

The Paw Spa Pet Resort Dogtopia of Omaha Bark Avenue Omaha 402-933-4007

Dog Training

Dharma Dog Training Dog Gone Problems 402-881-0566 Nebraska Dog Trainers 402-913-0251

Dry Cleaners

Max I. Walker 22 locations Fashion Cleaners Six locations NuTrend Dry Cleaners

Duct Cleaning

DuctMedic Affordable Air Duct Cleaning MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration, Inc.

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Employer - Less Than 100 Employees

OBI Creative Capstone Consulting, Inc. 88 Tactical

Employer - More Than 100 Employees

PayPal University of Nebraska 
Medical Center Prime Time Healthcare

Estate Planning

Andrew Sigerson, 
Legacy Design Strategies 402-505-5400 James Blazek, 
Blazek and Gregg, P.C., L.L.O. Jill Mason, 
Kinney Mason, P.C., L.L.O. 402-905-2220

Event Planner

Planitomaha 402-333-3062 A View Premier Event Venues 402-933-2929 STEP//Group

Planning Firm

Northwestern Mutual Edward Jones Thrivent Financial 402-932-0109

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Funeral Home

Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory 402-391-3900 John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Roeder Mortuary

Furniture Repurposing and Restoration

Found Vintage Market Don’s Refinishing Service Southern Style Restorations/Furniture Magic


Hilton Omaha Embassy Suites La Vista Magnolia Hotel Omaha

Non-Medical Care

Home Instead Senior Care Right at Home 402-697-7536 A Place at Home

In-Home Nursing Service

Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) 402-345-5566 Home Nursing With Heart Physicians Choice Home Health Care

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Independent Living

Ridgewood Retirement Community Elk Ridge Village Walnut Grove Retirement Community

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Internet Provider

Cox Communications Six locations CenturyLink Internet Windstream

Law Firm

Baird Holm LLP Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O. Kutak Rock LLP

Insurance Company

WoodmenLife 402-289-3776 Physicians Mutual Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska

Local Website Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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Newborn Photography

Penny Layne, 
Penny Layne Photography Teresa Simpson Photography Erin Brodhead Photography

Non-profit Event

Omaha Gives Powered by the Omaha Community Foundation Art & Soup, 
Visiting Nurse Association 402-345-5566 JDRF One Walk Mile of Hope

Nursing Home Facility

The Lighthouse by Immanuel 402-829-9070 Brookestone Meadows 402-289-2696 Papillion Manor Nursing Home

Personal Injury Lawyer

Hauptman O’Brien 
Wolf & Lathrop, P.C. Gross & Welch P.C., L.L.O. Sibbernsen, Strigenz & Sibbernsen

Pet Boarding

The Paw Spa Pet Resort Cottonwood Pet Resort Clearview Pet Care Centre

Pet Grooming Salon

Park Your Pawz All About Dogs Grooming Salon Dogtopia of Omaha

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Pet Photography

Dogtography by Kala Howard [email protected] Janine Cooper, JM Studios Maggie Mellema, C41 Photography

Private School - Elementary School

Brownell Talbot 402-556-3772 Saint Wenceslaus St. Patrick’s of Elkhorn

Private School - 
High School

Marian High School 7400 Military Ave. Creighton Preparatory School Duchesne Academy of the 
Sacred Heart 402-558-3800

Realtor Agent

Blythe Real Estate Team 402-960-2330 Lisa & Dennis Ritter, RE/Max Results 402-612-2413 Karen Jennings, CBS Home 402-290-6296

Reception Venue

Nuri Event Studio A View Premier Event Venues 402-933-2929 Thompson Alumni Center @ UNO

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Retirement Community

Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 Ridgewood Active Retirement Community New Cassel

Shooting Range

88 Tactical Omaha Gun Club 2828 S. 82nd Ave. The Marksman Indoor Range 402-359-1396

Small Engine Repair

Ty’s Outdoor Power & Service Gretna Small Engine J & J Small Engine Services

Smartphone Repair

iFixOmaha uBreakiFix Fix It Fast

Storage Units

Dino’s Storage Armor Storage Affordable Family Storage

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Tailor Shop

Sy’s Tailor Shop Jack’s Tailors G.I. Cleaners & Tailors

Tuxedo Store

Men’s Wearhouse Tip Top Tux Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear


University of Nebraska Omaha Creighton University Metropolitan Community College

Veterinary Clinic

The Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital 402-445-4400 Best Care Pet Hospital 402-334-5975 American Animal Hospital 402-493-6767

Wedding Photographer

Chelsea Jo Photography JM Studios Stephanie Reeves Photography

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Auto Accessory Store

O’Reilly Auto Parts Auto Zone NAPA Auto Parts

Auto Body Repair

Dingman’s Collision Center Four locations Dave’s Auto Body Co. 402-572-0200 CARSTAR Four locations

Auto Detailing

Dolphins Car Wash + Detail Center 402-697-0650 Owner’s Pride 402-715-9749 Cornhusker Auto Wash

Auto Financing

Veridian Credit Union Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 Cobalt Federal Credit Union

Auto Glass

Omaha Glass Pro Safelite AutoGlass Metro Glass

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Bike Shop

The Bike Rack Trek Bikes Bike Masters Cycle

Boat Dealer

Omaha Marine Center 402-339-9600 Valley Marine SeaLand Marine

Brake Service

Jensen Tire & Auto Omaha Car Care Brakes Plus

Car Tire Service

Jensen Tire & Auto Midwest Tire Co., Inc. Firestone Complete Auto Care

Express Car Wash

Russell Speeder’s Car Wash Fantasy’s Rocket Carwash

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Full-Service Car Wash

Dolphins Car Wash + Detail Center 402-697-0650 Mojo’s Car Wash & Detail Center 402-933-6656 VIP Express Car Wash 11910 M St.

General Auto Repair

Jensen Tire & Auto Haver’s Auto Repair Exclusive Repair 402-551-3015

Luxury Car Dealer

Lexus of Omaha Mercedes-Benz of Omaha Audi Omaha

Muffler & Exhaust Service

House of Mufflers & 
Brakes Total Car Care Three locations Omaha Car Care Mad Hatter Muffler & Brakes 402-330-2286

New Car Dealer

Baxter Auto | Midwest Car 
Dealer Group Woodhouse Auto Family H&H Premier Automotive

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Oil Change

Jensen Tire & Auto Jiffy Lube Valvoline Instant Oil Change

RV Dealer

Apache Camper Center 808-756-7344 A.C. Nelsen RV World Leach Camper Sales

Transmission Repair

Certified Transmission Omaha Transmission AAMCO Transmissions & 
Total Car Care

Travel Agency

Vacation Superstore Travel and Transport Enchanted Honeymoons Travel

Used Car Dealer

Baxter Auto | Midwest Car 
Dealer Group Woodhouse Auto Family Huber Automotive

Used Luxury Car Dealer

Lexus of Omaha Baxter Auto | Midwest Car 
Dealer Group Mercedes-Benz of Omaha

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