We spent a little time exploring Plattsmouth prior to hitting the road to our family’s home in Omaha. But it was around lunch time and it was time to fuel up before that last short exploratory drive to our destination…
This is Mom’s Café at 422 Main Street in Plattsmouth. When I was doing my research for this trip, I’d come across some very positive comments about this restaurant in Diana Lambdin Meyer’s travel guide, “Off the Beaten Path - Nebraska”. I’d added it to my list of restaurants to check out if the timing was right if we came through Plattsmouth.
This is a pretty good size restaurant. We were there during off hours so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We sat by the window in the part of Mom’s that was filled with tables. The portion with the counter and stools was more ‘diner like’ while the area with the tables was more like a country café dining room.
When she checked the menu, Laurie immediately found what she wanted for lunch! She ordered this massive plate of creamed chipped beef on toast, having no idea it was this big…but she was a happy camper! I tasted it and it was very good…Laurie asked for toast instead of biscuits, since that's how her Momma use to served this.
When our waitress approached the table, we were both engrossed with the old time food listed on our menu… We thought that we were ‘back home’ in East Tennessee and that Dolly Parton herself was waiting on us! Our waitress sounded just like Dolly and she was built quite a bit like her as well…if you know what I mean… She was a hoot and she was very helpful too!
“Off the Beaten Path-Nebraska” had recommended the chicken fried steak and I love good chicken fried steak…so I had no problem figuring out what I’d have for my ‘light’ lunch. It came with the mashed potatoes and green beans… The chicken fried steak was very good, perhaps not the best ever, but very satisfying. I was very happy with my choice!
We wisely skipped dessert as I tend to doze off if I down too many carbs…and I’d already done enough damage! Mom’s Café doesn’t have a website but we would suggest that you stop by if you’re in the vicinity of Plattsmouth Nebraska. As per “Dolly”, breakfast at Mom’s Café is the busiest meal… I can’t find my receipt but I can tell you that the prices at this country café are wallet friendly! I suggest that you call ahead to check their hours. Phone: 402-296-3000.
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Thanks for stopping by and sharing a ‘little’ country style lunch with us!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave