Seward Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Seward

April 14, 2018 Lashaunda Abraham

Seward is a city and county seat of Seward County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 6,964 at the 2010 census. Seward is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is known for its large Fourth of July celebration.

1. La Carreta

3531 Progressive Rd, Seward, NE 68434-7653 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Spanish Lunch, Dinner 4926439544
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

La Carreta

The restaurant has just opened up about two weeks ago. It is located in the location that previously housed a Valentino's Italian buffet and pizza.

Reviewed By LSOLO777 - Seward, Nebraska

For a small town, La Carreta has well prepared Mexican fare. It is geared to the midwestern market, so it is less authentic than similar restaurants in bigger cities with a fan base of authentic Mexican menus. The staff is friendly, attentive, and courteous. The food is delivered quickly. The chips are excellent.

2. JD's Coffee Shop

522 Seward St, Seward, NE 68434-2008 Seating Cafe Breakfast +1 402-643-2739
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

JD's Coffee Shop

Reviewed By Connie D - Seward, Nebraska, United States

JD's is great! Wonderful choices of all sorts of coffees, Cappuccinos, lattes and teas. Their muffins and snacks are out of this world. Daily lunch specials offer fresh, wholesome choices. Great place to gather with friends or a casual business meeting. Seward hit the jackpot with JD's!

3. Cafe on the Square

101 S 6th St, Seward, NE 68434-2003 Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 402-643-3434
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Cafe on the Square

Reviewed By Becky W

This corner cafe is wonderful atmosphere with a historical local flair. The genuine welcome was refreshing from all the canned how are you greetings you typically hear.
The prices were astoundingly reasonable.
The fruit cup overflowed with fresh fruit for $2.29. The coffee cup was bottomless. It was almost mind reading skills of the waitress to know when we were ready for a refill. She worked the room like she was a professional figure skater. The cafe was full and the food all looked amazingly fresh and full of flavor.
A gem on the square for sure.

4. Dragon Palace Inc

633 Seward St, Seward, NE 68434-2009 Chinese Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 10 +1 402-643-6868
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Dragon Palace Inc

Reviewed By PlzC - Fairmont, Nebraska

I have to say I was impressed with this place and would go back. I met my mother here for dinner before attending an evening event. We split the sampler app and Hot & Sour Soup. Both were really good. Service was quick to greet us and get our orders.

However, we decided on the Chicken, Seafood and beef specialty main dish with brown sauce to share. It came out with only the shrimp, the other two meats were left off of it. It took a while to get their attention to correct the order. After, they made it right and brought it back out. The dish was fine, but, I didn't love the sauce by any means. This dish alone is the only reason I didn't rank 5 * overall.

I will go back and try again. Will do different entree though. Price was also good. $4 soup was HUGE and tasty.

5. Runza

528 Roberts St, Seward, NE 68434-1716 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, American Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13
Excellent
55%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
15%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Runza

Reviewed By nebill - Nebraska

The current Runza restaurants aren't like the old ones. What you get today is an over priced doughy runza with less filling. Someone at Runza corporate has decided that the filling must be meticulously measured for more profit and less filling. At nearly four bucks for a wad of dough and scant filling, they have priced themselves to the point where we go elsewhere.

6. R O's

719 Main St, Seward, NE 68434-2043 +1 402-643-3152
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By lbaack - Seward, Nebraska

It's a typical bar/ restaurant in a small town. Friday nights are pretty busy with the Fish Fry Dinners, Saturdays special is prime rib (which is delicious and a great value), Thursdays is Cheap Burger night. If you order a side, go for the hashbrowns, they are excellent and done perfectly. Drinks are inexpensive. All in all a wonderful place to get dinner or meet friends for drinks. Has a nice bar that is L shaped!

7. Rue 6

123 S 6th St, Seward, NE 68434-2003 French +1 402-646-9150
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Rue 6

Reviewed By jcb957 - Omaha, Nebraska

The deco is not much different from when it was a bar before but I don't remember what the name was. Very casual, small place upstairs on the main road through town. This could be a great place to unwind and have a cocktail but opening night was disappointing. One would think they would have extra wait staff or bartenders to take care of everyone and show how good the customer service was, but no. There was not that big of a crowd and our friends waited for over 45 minutes for simple food that was nothing to brag about. We NEVER got served by a waitress, or the only waitress they had working. Stood at the bar for a long time before even he would get something. As small towns go, if this is the type of service to expect it too will not survive. Word gets out quickly about a place like this, good or bad. Good luck. Seward needs a quiet bar to go to.

514 Seward St, Seward, NE 68434-2008 Lunch, Dinner +1 402-540-6929
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

The Red Path Gallery

Reviewed By chusker - Baltimore, Maryland

A very pleasant surprise for Seward NE! The Seward square has always been a disappointment falling way short of what could be a destination for times other than July 4th. A few art galleries and some antique shops and lodging on the square along with a decent bar or two would be nice. Probably won't happen in Seward. But this is a start.

Anyway, thumbs up to the Red Path Gallery. Will stop again, next time in town.

9. Pizza Hut

3033 Progressive Rd, Seward, NE 68434-7642 Pizza +1 402-643-4569
Excellent
60%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By jagoodbar - Clarkston, Michigan

We stopped by here for dinner one evening and were very impressed. The young man who waited on us was outstanding. He took our order and made sure our drinks was constantly refilled. He was very pleasant and because of him, we will be coming back. I will recommend this Pizza Hut to family and friends.

10. Spare Time Lounge

123 S 4th St, Seward, NE 68434-2107 +1 402-643-3898
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By agolddog - Denver, co

While in town, was advised to try this place out. Note that it's a bar & grill attached to the boeling alley, so maybe it's not supposed to be great.

Was ok-to-maybe-good. Steak was nicely seasoned, but quite tough. 'Salad bar' had I think, 6 or 7 items, and one dressing. Hope you like Paul Newman's light ranch.

Maybe it's o.k. for what it is; I didn't have a bad experience, just nothing special

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