Where to Eat in Hastings: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Almeta Stockton

Hastings is a city and county seat of Adams County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 24,907 at the 2010 census. It is known as the town where Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in 1927, and celebrates that event with the Kool-Aid Days festival every August. Hastings is also known for Fisher Fountain, and during World War II operated the largest Naval Ammunition Depot in the United States.

1. Back Alley Bakery

609 W 2nd St, Hastings, NE 68901-5131 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 402-460-5056
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Back Alley Bakery

Reviewed By Dave_in_Reno - Reno NV

On the plus side, Back Alley Bakery serves huge portions of excellent food at very reasonable prices. The menu changes every day, so it's worth going online before you arrive to make sure there's something you'll like.

On the downside, at least on the day I visited, they had a single server for the entire restaurant. Our server was very friendly and helpful, but was spread far too thin. It took a very long time to get the menus and place our order, but once we did, the food arrived quickly. In one case, however, it wasn't what we ordered, and it took a while to discover that the sandwich ingredients were actually from the previous day. Hmm.

2. Eileen's Colossal Cookies

730 W 2nd St, Hastings, NE 68901-5103 Wheelchair Accessible +1 402-462-2572
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Eileen's Colossal Cookies

Reviewed By grandmahall - McCook, Nebraska

slipped into this store to check out the merchandise. got a dozen Monster cookies, a dozen Macadamia Nut cookies and a dozen Snickerdoodle cookies. all were packages in a plastic sleeve. all were very fresh and good. counter help was very nice and helpful.

3. Blue Moon Coffee Company

635 W 2nd St, Hastings, NE 68901-5131 Seating, Takeout Cafe Breakfast +1 402-462-5214
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Reviewed By Va21 - Charleston, South Carolina

We enjoyed morning coffee here with friends. Our group sat in the window facing the street where we watched a beautiful building being restored across the street. The coffee and the cinnamon buns were delicious as was the coconut cake. I look forward to my next visit.

4. Odyssey

521 W 2nd St, Hastings, NE 68901-7537 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 402-834-3811
Excellent
77%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Odyssey

Casual, modern, and innovative cuisine, drink and service in the heart of downtown Hastings!

Reviewed By Dave_in_Reno - Reno NV

Odyssey is a standout in Hastings, and would fit right in in foodie cities like San Francisco or Denver. If your on I-80 near Grand Island, make a detour to Hastings and check it out.

The restaurant consists of two sleek, connected rooms. The service is fast, friendly and efficient.

And then there's the food. The menu offers a wide range of choice, and the portions are very generous. The garlic fries are the best I've had ANYWHERE. The sandwiches and burgers are inventive and feature interesting combinations of ingredients. And, the burgers come as ordered, unlike many restaurants which always seem to get the "doneness" wrong.

My only regret is that I live several states away and won't be able to visit as often as I'd like.

5. Barista's Daily Grind

2204 N Kansas Ave, Hastings, NE 68901-2634 +1 402-463-6656
Excellent
86%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By Pauser - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you don't like McDonald's coffee, this is your other choice. But it's a great option. All the specialty drinks you're used to in big cities are available here. House brew is a dark roast, although they had other choices as well.This is a drive thru (2 sides) place. Good service; nice employees. Prices are reasonable for the quality. Highly recommend!

6. Kitty's Roadhouse

1400 E South St, Hastings, NE 68901-6401 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 402-463-9225
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 61 reviews

Kitty's Roadhouse

Need a friendly atmosphere to bring your family on a night out? Seeking animated conversation over draft beer? Want to watch the game and hang out with your friends? Kitty's Roadhouse caters to all your needs and more, all under one roof! Kitty's is decorated with the aesthetics of racecars and the all-American diner. Our back patio is tiki-themed, and is perfect for enjoying beautiful days outside. A family operated restaurant, our extensive menu includes comfort foods like mac and cheese wedges, certified angus beef burgers, prime rib, and wings. All our ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality, and all our items are made in-house from scratch. Make sure to try a wood-fired pizza cooked in our oven specially delivered from Italy made with homemade pizza dough next time you stop by! Needless to say, our bar is always fully stocked. If you love honest, high quality food, a warm environment and friendly service, come check out Kitty's Roadhouse today. We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed By McFerrid - Omaha, Nebraska

When driving through, it looks like a bar that serves food. Once inside, you discover that it is a restaurant that serves liquor. Love the broasted pickles and they have daily specials. Fried chicken is good and so was the flat iron steak. Nicely decorated with race car theme and attractive wait staff.

7. Napoli's

3001 W 12th St, Hastings, NE 68901-3481 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 402-834-0809
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Napoli's

Also has a second restaurant in Grand Island, Nebraska

Reviewed By smoothcj - Nebraska

We love that Napoli's delivers . We order an assortment of pasta dishes and everyone is happy. The lasagna is most of their favorites as well as the meatballs. Hope they are able to keep open when all the businesses around them have closed.

8. The Barrel Bar

1200 E South St, Hastings, NE 68901-6424 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 402-463-9158
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

The Barrel Bar

Reviewed By Donna K - Hastings, Nebraska

One of the oldest places (updated recently) in Hastings. The food is consistent; very good and very reasonably priced. Their homemade soups are delicious and, if you like blue cheese dressing?.....Jim makes some of the BEST blue cheese dressing around! Don't expect "fries with that"....they don't serve fries. Eat a salad and a baked potato with your meal. You won't miss them! A great place for families, friends and neighbors!

9. Bernardo's Steakhouse

1109 S Baltimore Ave, Hastings, NE 68901-6701 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 402-463-4666
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Bernardo's Steakhouse

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Reviewed By Jman9819 - Hastings, Nebraska

For context; we had a delicious and well-priced meal on a Sunday night. The staff was helpful and attentive, the food was one of the best meals I have ever had, and the atmosphere was amazing. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anybody in Hastings,

10. Murphy's wagon wheel

107 N Lincoln Ave, Hastings, NE 68901-5116 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 402-463-3011
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Murphy's wagon wheel

Reviewed By Van B - Wichita, Kansas

I had lunch there on 1/30 with three business associates. This was my first trip to Murphy's and I promise I will be back. The ham and bean soup was outstanding as was my sandwich. The young lady that waited on us couldn't have been nicer. For the quality and taste of the meal the price was incredible.

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