Area dining options on the 2024 Nebraska Beef Passport

Area dining options on the 2024 Nebraska Beef Passport

The fourth annual Nebraska Beef Passport program officially launched in early May, with more than 50 restaurants and independent meat processors across the state.

Area names on the passport this year include Grazers Bar & Grill in Arnold, Highway 2 Depot in Mullen and Lazy D Restaurant in Taylor.

The full list of processors and restaurants can be found at the end of this story.

Beef passports are available for free on mobile devices or can be printed directly from the website. Beef Passport holders earn points for every visit to participating locations. Accumulated points can then be redeemed for prizes offered by the Nebraska Beef Council. With each visit, the pass holder also has a chance to win the grand prize of $250 worth of fresh beef.

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“We are excited to kick off this year’s Beef Passport,” said Adam Wegner, marketing director for the Nebraska Beef Council. “We will have several new locations on the pass, including hidden small town cafes, local bar & grills, steakhouses and burger joints. We also re-involved a number of Nebraska meat processors, which was a great addition through our partnership with the Nebraska Association of Meat Processors.”

“This program is quite a learning experience and adventure,” said John Ecklund, a Beef Passport regular and former grand prize drawing winner. “Not only does it support the beef industry, but it also supports Nebraska’s economy and independent operations across the state.”

Ecklund and his wife Deb plan to travel the state again this summer via Beef Passport, this time with his daughter and granddaughter visiting from England.

“When we travel, we try to plan our schedule for meals that are in the passport,” Ecklund explains. “We know the food will be good and reasonably priced and the service will be excellent.”

The Nebraska Beef Passport campaign runs from May 1 through September 30.

A complete list of prizes and contest rules can be found at The Nebraska Beef Council office can be reached at 1-800-421-5326.

Meat processors:
American Butchers – Beaver City
Aurora Meat Block – Aurora
Belschner’s Custom Meat – Amherst
Blair Meat Market – Blair
Del Gould Meats – Lincoln
Den’s Country Meats Table Rock
Dundy County Processors – Benkelman
Faltin Meat Market – Howells
Gentertpak – Holstein
Heartland Facilities – Diller
Husker Meats-Ainsworth
Karpisek’s market – Wilber
McLean Beef – York
Midwest Meat Company – Minden
MK Meats – Unadilla
North Bend Locker – North Bend
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Pickrell Locker & Smokehouse – Pickrell
Wahoo locker – Wahoo

4/11 Bar & Grill – Pierce
Abie’s House – Abie
Backaracks Steakhouse & Grill – Scottsbluff
Bordertown Steakhouse – Kilgore
Branding Iron Grill & Pub – Tilden
Bronco Hamburgers – Omaha
Bunkhouse Restaurant & Saloon – Valentine’s Day
Carl’s Tavern – Ord
Danbury Rec – Danbury
Double L Country Store & Café – Harrisburg
Eustis Pool Hall – Eustis
Grazers Bar & Grill – Arnold
Highway 2 Depot – Mullen
Holt County Grill-O’Neill
Hunter’s Restaurant & Lounge – Lincoln
Lazy D Restaurant – Taylor
Little Ted’s Pub – Nebraska City
Louie M’s Burger Lust – Omaha
Outlaw Steakhouse – Garland
PK’s Revival – Benedict
Popo’s Drive-In – Pender
Railside Highway Diner – Gibbon
Red Fox – Lincoln
Rowdy’s Steakhouse – Fairbury
Sandhills Lounge – Long Pine
Taste of Texas – McCook
The Basement Sports Bar – Kearney
The Chubby Rhino – Oshkosh
The Driftwood – Ogallala
The ridge – Chadron
Three 21 Tavern – Lexington
Thunder Road Sports Bar – Grand Island