Stella’s Hamburgers: A Burger Affair to Remember


Stella’s Bar & Grill

FoodMeOmaha declares Stella’s Bar & Grill as one of the top burger joints in the Omaha area. My good friend and fellow foodie, Zoenonymous, highly recommended this place and couldn’t get us to go soon enough. On Saturday, July 16th, a hungry group of friends went to Stella’s for lunch.

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Stella’s Bar and Grill has a great, local vibe filled with a crowd of eaters.  It’s a busy place and does not take reservations.  We waited about 25 minutes for a table of six.  Once seated the service was pretty quick.  Our waitress was friendly and efficient.

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We started out with a basket of fried shrimp as an appetizer.  The fried shrimp had a nice, crispy outer layer.   A yummy appetizer to whet our appetite.

Basket of Shrimp
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  • Description: Basket of fried shrimp
  • Price: $4.25
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8 out of 10

All of us ordered our own custom burger.  As described on the menu, Stella’s serves “World Famous Stella Burgers: 6 1/2 ounce, hand-pressed fresh (never frozen) ground beef patty, served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions & mayo, served on a napkin.”  You can personalize your burger with extra ingredients from jalapenos to peanut butter.

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I ordered a cheeseburger with pepper jack cheese and a fried egg for my first World Famous Stella Burger.  The burger is taller than my mouth so I squished the burger, cut it in half, and then savored the burger bite by bite.  This burger is simple goodness of juicy, real meat, gooey, over-easy egg (just the way I like it), and melted cheese balanced with the fresh tomato, crispy lettuce and pickles, and soft bun.  Delicious.

Cheeseburger with a Fried Egg
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  • Description: Cheeseburger with pepper jack cheese and a fried egg
  • Price: $5.35
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 10 out of 10

You can take the Stella Burger to the next level and double it up. Here are some salivating pictures of double cheeseburgers ordered by the guys.

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We also ordered Stella Fries, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, and Home-Cooked Kettle-Style Potato Chips to accompany the epic burgers.

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The Stella Fries were too soft, greasy, and bland for my taste.

Stella Fries
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  • Description: Hand-cut, fresh Idaho potatoes
  • Price: $2.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 5 out of 10

The sweet potato waffle fries had a nice, sweet potato taste.

Sweet Potato Waffle Fries
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  • Description: Sweet potato waffle fries
  • Price: $3.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 7 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 7 out of 10

The homemade kettle chips are awesome.  The kettle-style potato chips are by far tastier than both the Stella fries and sweet potato waffle fries.  It has a freshly made potato chip heartiness with a crunch that complemented the burger.  I enjoyed the eating sequence of a couple of bites of burger followed by crunchy chip, then repeat.

Home-Cooked Kettle-Style Potato Chips
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  • Description: Home-cooked kettle-style potato chips
  • Price: $3.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9 out of 10
Zoenonymous (who is anonymous by the way; shown on the left below) ordered the Pam’s Philly and Grilled Pork Cutlet .
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The Philly was a tasty combination of meat, onions, green peppers, and melted cheese.

Pam’s Philly
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  • Description: Shaved beef, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, Swiss on a Hoagie bun.
  • Price: $6.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8 out of 10
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The Grilled Pork Cutlet was dry and just okay.
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Grilled Pork Cutlet

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  • Description: Grilled Pork Cutlet on a bun
  • Price: $3.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 6 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 6 out of 10
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We finished the meal with fried ice cream.  The fried ice cream was decent.  I liked the fried tortilla seasoned with sugar and cinnamon.
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Fried Ice Cream
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  • Description: Vanilla ice cream rolled in coconut/nuts, deep-fried & topped with chocolate syrup, whipped cream & a cherry
  • Price: $2.75
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 7 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 7 out of 10
What a meal at very reasonable prices.  I left satisfied and happy due to a simple but awesome burger.  In Zoenonymous-like fashion, I highly recommend the Stella Burger to other burger lovers and foodies.  Stella’s hamburger is a burger affair to remember.
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Stella’s Bar & Grill

  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Service Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 10 out of 10
  • FoodMe Atmosphere Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Overall Rating: 9 out of 10

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