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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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APPETIZERS‎
Onion Rings
The original! A huge basket of our hand-breaded jumbo onion rings. Try it w/ ranch!
Side3.99
Full5.49
Fried Mushrooms
Battered whole button mushrooms served w/ our famous ranch dressing
6.49
Fried Pickles
A basket full of deep fried pickle ships served w/ a choice of sauces
5.99
Chili Cheese Fries
A mound of fries smothered in our homemade chili & melted cheddar cheese
5.99
Love Me Tenders
Tender breaded chicken strips served w/ your choice of dipping sauce
6.99
SOUP AND SALAD‎
Chef Salad
Fresh lettuce topped w/ diced tomatoes, sliced onion, American, Swiss, cheddar, sliced egg, & piled high w/ ham & turkey w/ a side of your favorite dressing.
7.99
Seasoned grilled chicken+1.00
Taco Salad
Huge crunchy tortilla bowl filled w/ fresh iceberg lettuce, topped w/ shredded cheddar, diced tomatoes, black olives, & your choice of seasoned ground beef or grilled chicken. Served w/ salsa & choice of dressing
8.79
Love Me Tender Salad
A large salad topped w/ shredded cheddar, diced tomatoes & onion, & our fabulous breaded chicken tenders
8.99
Atomic style+0.49
Sizzlin’ Steak Salad
A bed of iceberg lettuce topped w/ cheese, diced tomatoes, onions & a sirloin steak to your liking.
9.99
Combo’s
Sandwich of your choice from the list below & served w/ choice of soup, salad or fries
5.49
B.L.T. (Bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo on Texas toast)
Grilled cheese (Served on Texas toast)
Grilled ham & cheese (Served on Texas toast)
Dinner Salad
Chopped iceberg lettuce w/ shredded red cabbage & carrots
1.99
Soup du Jour
Our homemade soup is prepared fresh daily
Cup2.79
Bowl3.49
Stick-to-Your-Ribs-Chili
Homemade chili by Doug
Cup2.99
Bowl3.79
BURGERS‎
Served w/ your choice of fries, mashed potatoes, cup of soup, or side salad.
Classic Original
1/2 lb of ground beef on a fresh bun w/ lettuce, tomato, pickle & onion
6.79
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Make it double+3.99
Mushrooms & Swiss Burger
7.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Make it double+3.99
Chili Cheese Burger
8.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Make it double+3.99
Western Style BBQ
American cheese, BBQ sauce & thin fried onion rings
7.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Make it double+3.99
Ultimate
Grilled onions, mushrooms, bacon, & cheese
8.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Make it double+3.99
South of the Border
Melted jack & cheddar, jalapeños, diced tomatoes & shredded lettuce
7.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Make it double+3.99
The Shirley
Grilled ham, lettuce, onions, pickles, American cheese & secret sauce
8.49
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Make it double+3.99
GRILLED CHICKEN‎
Served w/ your choice of fries, mashed potatoes, cup of soup, or side salad.
The Yardbird
With lettuce & tomato
7.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Sweetheart
Bacon, Swiss, honey dijon
8.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Monterey
Thick cut bacon, jack cheese & ranch
8.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Blue Moon
Grilled shaved ham & real Swiss
8.79
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
BBQ
With American cheese & fried onion rings
8.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Smothered
Sauteed mushrooms & real Swiss
8.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
SIGNATURE SANDWICHES‎
Served w/ your choice of fries, mashed potatoes, cup of soup, or side salad.
Chicken Fried Steak
Our pride & joy. Hand dipped in our buttermilk batter, served on a huge bun w/ pickle & onion
7.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Atomic
Style dipped in hot sauce w/ lettuce, tom, onion, & cheese
8.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Pork Tenderloin
Another favorite of ours. Fresh cut tenderloin deep fried to perfection w/ pickle & onion on the side
7.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Philly Steak
Thinly sliced grilled steak smothered w/ sauteed onions, mushrooms, peppers & Swiss on a fresh hoagie
7.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Reuben/Rachel
Fresh corned beef or turkey breast, sauerkraut 1000 island dressing, real swiss, on grilled thick cut rye
7.49
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Patty Melt
Hamburger‎ patty w/ American & Swiss cheese, grilled onions & thick cut rye bread
7.29
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Cheese Frenchy
Thick Texas toast w/ American & jack cheese hand battered & rolled in our secret crunchy breading mix
5.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Steak Sandwich
6 oz sirloin seasoned & grilled to your liking & served on grilled Texas toast
9.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
Hound Dog
Quarter pound all beef kosher dog, covered in thick chili & cheddar cheese
6.99
Plain5.99
Fries
Mashed potatoes
Cup of soup
Side salad
Onion rings+1.25
BREAKFAST‎
Served until 11:30 Mon-Fri, all day Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast #1
Two eggs, hash browns, your choice of bacon, patty or link sausage, & a side of toast or dollar cakes
6.29
Breakfast #2
One egg, hash browns, & choice of (2pc) bacon, (1pc) patty/link sausage, & toast or cakes
5.49
(2 pc) bacon
(1 pc) patty
(1 pc) link sausage
Breakfast #3
Biscuits & gravy-two of our made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits smothered in our country cream sausage gravy
Full order4.99
Half order3.49
Eggs Benedict
Two English muffins topped w/ Canadian bacon, two eggs, & hollandaise sauce, w/ hash browns
7.99
Canadian Sunrise
Homemade biscuits piled w/ grilled ham, steak, scrambled eggs, & country cream sausage gravy, served w/ hash browns
7.99
Country Style Hash Browns
Hash browns smothered in our homemade country cream sausage gravy & topped of w/ two eggs & your choice of bacon or sausage & a side of toast or cakes.
Full order6.99
Half order5.99
Country Scramble
Eggs scrambled w/ diced ham, onions & peppers, & topped w/ cheddar. Served w/ hash browns, & toast or cakes
6.99
Buttermilk Pancakes
One cake2.79
Two cakes4.29
Three cakes5.79
Texas Style French Toast
One piece2.99
Two pieces4.49
Three pieces5.99
OMELETTES‎
Our three egg omelets are served w/ hash browns & your choice of toast or dollar cakes
Cheddar Cheese
American & Swiss also available
5.99
Toast
Dollar cakes
Ham & Cheddar
Bacon or sausage also available
6.99
Toast
Dollar cakes
Western
Cheddar, ham, onions, peppers & tomatoes
7.49
Toast
Dollar cakes
Spanish
Seasoned ground beef, cheddar, onion, tomato, jalapeños & salsa
7.49
Toast
Dollar cakes
Sausage, Onion, & Cheddar
Diced sausage, grilled onions & cheddar cheese
7.29
Toast
Dollar cakes
Veggie
Cheddar cheese, grilled onions, pepper, mushrooms, & tomatoes
6.99
Toast
Dollar cakes
Steak & Eggs
6 oz market steak, grilled to your liking, served w/ two eggs, golden hash browns & choice of toast or dollar cakes
9.99
Toast
Dollar cakes
Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs
Our incredible chicken fried steak smothered in our creamy sausage gravy, two eggs, hash browns, & choice of toast or dollar cakes
8.99
Toast
Dollar cakes
Pork Chop & Eggs
Thick cut boneless pork chops served w/ two eggs, hash browns, & choice of toast or dollar cakes
9.99
Toast
Dollar cakes
SIDES‎
Hashbrowns
1.99
Side 2pcs. Bacon or 1pc. Sausage
1.29
2 pc bacon
1 pc sausage
Extra Egg
0.85
Side of Gravy
1.29
Toast
1.19
1pc.+0.59)
Dollar Cakes
2.49
Biscuit
1.59
English Muffin
1.19
Oatmeal
One‎ size only
2.99
Bowl of Cereal
2.79
SHIRLEY’S SPECIAL DINERS‎
Dinners only
Chicken Fried Steak
The one & only original! Made from scratch, & hand breaded on every order. Served w/ real smashed potatoes smothered in your choice of beef or country cream gravy, vegetables & a fresh dinner roll
8.99
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Pork Tenderloin
Fresh cut from the loin, tenderized & breaded then fried to crisp perfection. Topped w/ our homemade smashed potatoes & choice of beef or country cream gravy, vegetables, & a fresh dinner roll
8.49
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Hot Beef or Turkey Sandwich
Our fresh roast beef or roast turkey piled on Texas toast topped w/ smashed potatoes & drowned in our homemade gravy.
7.29
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Hot Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich
Our original chicken fried steak stacked on Texas toast & piled high w/ homemade smashed potatoes & country style cream gravy.
7.99
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Fish & Chips Basket
Two‎ piece of fresh Atlantic cod, hand-battered & deep fried w/ a lemon wedge & Shirley’s tartar sauce on the side. Served w/ French fries.
8.99
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Mama mia! We make our sauce from scratch & simmer it for half a day w/ a variety of meats & seasonings. Top it off w/ two of mama’s meatballs, & a piece of garlic bread
8.29
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Hamburger Steak w/ Grilled Onions
A half pound hamburger steak topped w/ grilled onions & smothered in beef gravy. Served w/ smashed potatoes, vegetables & a dinner roll.
8.99
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Homemade Meatloaf
Our‎ special recipe! Seasoned & baked large slice of meatloaf served w/ smashed potatoes, vegetables & a dinner roll.
8.99
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
Love Me Chicken Tenders Basket
A mound full of our breaded chicken breast tenders, smashed potatoes or French fries, & a buttermilk biscuit. Choose from ranch, BBQ or honey mustard dipping sauces
8.29
Cup of soup+1.49
Side salad+1.49
DESSERTS‎
Deep Fried Twinkle
Served w/ ice cream
3.49
Deep Fried Oreo’s
Served w/ ice cream
3.49
Root Beer Float
With ice cream
2.99
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All reviews brunch mashed potatoes and gravy pancakes hot beef sandwich catfish great home cooked food huge portions home made comfort food made from scratch service was great prices are reasonable poor service homemade plate frenchie specials
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

Go expecting good food in large portions! Many delicious home quality meals. All is good and makes you feel like your mama made it (if mama can cook!).

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed November 4, 2019

The portions are HUGE. Great service. We are never disappointed! The pancakes are the best in Omaha :)

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Rachel K
Reviewed October 28, 2019

Visited Shirley's on a Sunday mid-morning after hearing many good things about it. There were people waiting when we arrived, but we were told there would only be a 10 minute wait. Well, 10 minutes turned into 30 and we were growing restless. We did...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank CardinalFan1968
Reviewed October 4, 2019

this used to be a great place to eat, but now it's hit and miss. My wife and I went in for brunch and I tried their chicken and waffles. The chicken was so rubbery I swear it would have bounced if I dropped it...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 30, 2019 via mobile

The food is abundant and good. The service is always attentive. Come with an appetite and be prepared to leave full.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank WaltA49
Reviewed July 29, 2019

Visited Omaha for a convention and happened across Shirley's Diner and am glad we did. The service was good as well as the food. The portions were pretty large so be sure you are hungry when you go there or share an entree. Definitely not...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Lynn O
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Not so much a great place to eat any longer. The food was OK but the last two times we have eaten there the salt and pepper shakers etc. were stuck to the table and the table was sticky....We were there Saturday morning at 8:30...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Jerry M
Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

My 5yr old and I stopped in for a quick lunch. The diner was very busy upon arrival but the turnover was fairly quick. My son enjoyed his breakfast sandwich. My waffle was a little dense but the eggs were perfect. Our waitress was very...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank LaTonya T
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

I think I saw Shirley's featured in a photo on visit Omaha and on our next trip went for lunch. I was captivated by the cheese frenchie reminiscent of high school days decades ago. The one I got was excellent, but had four pieces instead...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Lovtorun
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

Great food! Good portions and fantastic homestyle cooking. My kids were full, my wife and I were full, and the prices were very reasonable. Avoid the chains and go to Shirley's. Also...great Poutine!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Donovan N
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