I Still Like to Eat at Grandma’s

February 26, 2009 at 12:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

The Wilsons had supper at Grandmother’s (70th and A) last night. Grandmother’s has always been one of my local favorites. My extended family used to eat there fairly regularly years ago. We were one of those groups that fills half of the recessed portion of the dining room.

Grandmother’s has changed over the years, but not a lot. They still serve the same clam chowder, so popular with some people that the older woman at a table near ours last night, when asked if she would like a cup or a bowl, replied “How ‘bout a gallon?” One of my favorite aspects of the restaurant is the layout. You have a separate bar and dining room, which gives two very distinct eating areas. There are lots of booths which are ample sized and very private. And there is enough flexible table space that just about any size group can be accommodated.

Grandmother’s probably won’t win any “best in Lincoln” awards for their food because they tend to play it pretty safe. That’s ok. Sometimes safe is what you’re in the mood for. If I could offer them a suggestion it would be to work a little bit on their presentation. For example, The Missus’ turkey melt, though tasty and just as she ordered it, looked awfully lonely on its too-big plate. It wouldn’t take much of a change to perk up some of the dishes.

All in all, Grandmother’s is the sort of local classic you tend to forget about. Fortunately, Gene, aka “Mr. Ten Thousand”, got me thinking about it again. Thanks, Gene! (And check your mail.)

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Beth February 27, 2009 at 12:15am

There is just something about Grandmothers. Every time I go I look at the menu and wonder how exactly it is we decided on this place of all places. Yet, we keep going back! A good friend of ours who transported himself to Alaska specifically requests it every time he visits.

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