As the Cornhuskers take on Colorado this weekend, the Sea of Red will be flooding the streets, as opposed to the rain last week. With a 2:30 kickoff, there will be plenty of opportunities to grab a bite to eat both before and after the game. Here are my top five places to eat in Lincoln on game day, in no particular order.

I love trying new places, so tell me what your top places are in the comments below! All these locations are near downtown so make sure you check the address before heading out.


Screamers Dining and Cabaret

Dinner and a show have never looked this good. Screamers Dining & Cabaret offers a unique experience as well as a tradition you can’t find anywhere else. Both the name and the concept is a tribute to The Scarlet and Cream Singers (University of Nebraska’s show choir, of which Kevin was a member) and its founding musical director Ray Miller. Ray created the group in 1972 to be the “ambassadors” of the university’s alumni association. Enjoy classic American cuisine with entertainment from the hottest up and coming in Lincoln. Recommendations: Rise ‘N Grind Burger for $13.25, but hurry in because it’s only served for brunch (11am – 2pm).


Courtesy of The Daily Nebraskan


Goodcents (27th and Randolph)

With a wide variety of options, Goodcents takes an ordinary sub shop to the extreme. Enjoy warm and cold subs plus pasta and cookies that you can even cater or your tailgate! Start with ordering white or wheat and you can make a custom sandwich with all your favorite toppings! Recommendations: I like a simple turkey sub with cheese, lettuce, and mayo!


Courtesy of Goodcents Facebook page



LeadBelly is located in the Historic Haymarket and lives up the expectation that comes with it. If you’re looking for a sit-down place to enjoy conversation with family and an easy-to-navigate menu, look no further than LeadBelly. With a buzzing atmosphere and unique menu items, LeadBelly’s is a great place to try something new. Recommendations: My boyfriend loves the Raspberry Beret which is a burger with raspberry jam on it!


Courtesy of @LeadBellyLNK on Twitter


Yia Yia’s

The perfect place to go on a game day with the best combo around, pizza and beer. It’s known for piling on the toppings and serving by the slice. And to top it all off, every slice comes with a delicious dinner roll! Recommendations: I like to grab a slice of The Local, The Pacific, or The Mediterranean.


Courtesy of Yia Yia’s Facebook page


Honest Abe’s

Specialty burgers and freedom fries, nothing says America like football and beef. With Classic Burgers and a rotating menu, there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy. Recommendations: the classic combo of Greatest Burger Ever and Freedom Fries. There are multiple locations so make sure you check the rotating menu before you go!


Courtesy of Honest Abe’s website


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-By Sydney Park

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