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Omaha Eateries

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Bohemian Cafe
Omaha, NE
The Bohemian Cafe opened in 1924 as the Louis Macala Cafe. It was renamed the Bohemian Cafe in 1935. The restaurant closed in 2016. By 2018, the building was still vacant and the signs on the building were gone. The sign at the parking lot (third photo above) across the street was restored by the Omaha Neon Sign Company, funded by the local Dundee Bank, and reinstalled. The text panel that was part of the pole sign over the entrance is now displayed inside the Infusion Little Bohemia Beer Hall which now occupies the space. The location of the larger sign letters and plastic panels is not known. For more, see this website. [map]

former Red Barn
Omaha, NE
This former Red Barn has housed a Subway since at least 2007. The Red Barn fast food chain operated from 1961-1988 and had locations in 19 states. For more, see this website. [map]

Bronco Burgers
Omaha, NE
Bronco Burgers opened its first location in Omaha in 1959. This location opened in 1962. The sign and building are still pretty much intact. The sign is still lit and the cowboy's lasso is animated. It was repainted in 2021. The first four locations had this same sign design. There is only one vintage location left which has a modern plastic sign now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Gorat's Steak House
Omaha, NE
Gorat's Steak House opened in 1944. There was a different neon sign there then and the restaurant building was house-like. It must have been rebuilt since this building looks to be from the late 1950s or 1960s. This sign is probably from then as well. For more, see this website. [map]

King Kong Restaurant
Omaha, NE

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The King Kong Restaurant chain was established in 1994. There are now four locations. The location shown above is the original. It was rebuilt in 2014. The original pole sign was removed and these statues were installed. [map]

King Kong Restaurant
Omaha, NE
This location opened in 2001. [map]

King Kong Restaurant
Omaha, NE
This location opened in 2006. [map]

King Kong Restaurant
Lincoln, NE
This location opened in 2004. [map]

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