Mar 15, 2017 Communities

The 12 Best Places for Eggs Benedict in the Omaha Area

We already shared our favorite Omaha Brunch Spots with you, but this time around we’re craving something a little more specific: Eggs Benedict. Some people love it; some people hate it, but for those who love it, it becomes the go-to dish at every breakfast outing.

Let’s start with a quick cooking lesson. A classic eggs Benedict consists of a poached egg, ham and Hollandaise sauce on top of an English muffin. Each part of the dish adds its own characteristics. The bread should be toasted and chewy; the egg should be soft; and the ham should add a touch of salt to contrast the creamy Hollandaise.

The star of the show, of course, is the Hollandaise. One of the five French Mother Sauces, it’s made of butter, egg yolks and lemon juice. It should be runny enough to slide over the egg, but still maintain a thick and creamy texture without separating.

Once you have the basics down, you can start adding twists and variations — like the crab cakes, bacon and rosemary focaccia bread at some of our local favorites. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!

Explore Omaha brunch via its best and most creative Egg Bennys. Then, let us know which one you liked the most!


Dixie Quicks

Brunch: Saturday + Sunday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

First things first, hop across the bridge to Dixie Quicks in Council Bluffs. They serve one of the best classic Bennys in the area and it’s worth the trip. They use a hefty slice of ham, crisp english muffin, two eggs and perfectly prepared Hollandaise. In other words, it’s everything you could possibly need all in one delicious package. Our favorite, the Eggs Blackstone is all of that, but replaces the ham with pecan smoked bacon and grilled tomatoes.


Over Easy

Eggs Benedict in Omaha

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Brunch: Daily 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Over Easy is all about local, community-centered fare and atmosphere. As a result, their menu changes with the seasons, but you’ll always find a classic Eggs Benedict. And you’ll find it with asiago crusted rosemary focaccia bread, two poached eggs, prosciutto, asparagus and house-made Hollandaise. The subtle variations in flavor add an extra level of tastiness that you have to try for yourself!


Lot 2

Brunch: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The L2 Eggs Benny uses Bearnaise sauce in place of Hollandaise which adds a subtle flavor difference. Instead of lemon juice, Bearnaise uses shallot, chervil, peppercorn, and tarragon to season. It comes atop pancetta with chevre, arugula and the classic poached egg for an upscale spin on the classic. And the house fried potatoes on the side are worth every single scrumptious bite!


Railcar Modern American Kitchen

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Brunch: Saturday + Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Railcar is an Omaha classic. Join them for weekend brunch when they turn their craft cocktails and scratch kitchen into a breakfast paradise! First things first, get a Sparkling Pomegranate cocktail (a spin on the original Mimosa). Then, order your Farmer Benedict — pork belly, free-range eggs, pistou and tomato hollandaise served over a potato pancake.


Taxi’s Grille and Bar

Brunch: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Upscale dining meets a casual, classy and comfortable environment in this Omaha favorite. Every Sunday they bring that sense of fine dining and neighborhood atmosphere to brunch. They offer six different Eggs Benedict variations — from the classic to the Eggs St. George with a shrimp and crab mix in place of Canadian Bacon.



Brunch: Daily 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Of all the options, Bailey’s prepares their English Muffins with the best crunch and flavor — and they use the world-famous Wolferman’s brand, so it’s a strong start all around. With six different flavor choices, it’s going to take a while to explore all the Benny options, but you won’t regret it. We recommend the Guerrero Benedict served with chorizo sausage, refried beans, cotija cheese, poached eggs and chipotle Hollandaise.


Dario’s Brasserie

Brunch: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. + Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

During dinner, Dario’s is an elegant European-style restaurant serving a blend of Belgian and French dishes. Apply that to weekend brunch and you get one of the best breakfast options in town. They serve one Benedict and, trust us, that’s all they need. Served with French-style potatoes, Pommes Lyonnaise, it’s the perfect start to any Saturday or Sunday!


First Watch

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Brunch: Daily 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

At First Watch, everything is made to order with the freshest ingredients possible. The Omaha location serves an impressive, seasonal brunch menu which includes one of the city’s best Eggs Benedict dishes. Get the classic with tomato, the Florentine with spinach, avocado and tomato, or the Smoked Salmon. Whichever you choose, you’re in for a treat!



Brunch: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You can find Vincenzo’s in Omaha and Lincoln, but only the Omaha location serves Sunday brunch. You can’t go wrong with their classic Benedict, especially if you pair it with an Italian Mimosa made with orange juice, Champagne and Amaretto.


Louie’s Wine Dive

Brunch: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Louie’s serves a brunch everyone at the table will enjoy — from sweet Riesling Apple French Toast to savory Breakfast Flatbread. But Benny lovers will have a little extra fun as they try each of the four options. You can opt for the Crab Cake, Classic, Poached Salmon or Fresh Veggie!


Pig & Finch

Brunch: Sundays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pig & Finch is a gastropub from the owners of 801 Chophouse. The smaller, more intimate bar offers similar high-quality fare with a pub twist and their Sunday brunch cannot be missed! Their Benny classic is served with asparagus and broiled tomato for added freshness and flavor.


Cantina Laredo

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Brunch: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All day on Sunday, Cantina Laredo offers $2 Mimosas, Bloody Marias and Bloody Marys. Or, order your Eggs Benedict and get a complimentary breakfast cocktail! Yep, you read that right. All three pair perfectly with the Crab Cakes Benedict. This twist on the classic includes poached eggs atop crab cakes with chipotle-wine hollandaise sauce, crumbled bacon and queso fresco.


Enjoy your Bennys!

Let us know if we missed your favorite Eggs Benedict in the Omaha area! We can always use more reasons to brunch. 

Mar 15, 2017 Communities
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