Dining Out in Lincoln: The Ollie & Hobbes Concept Designed for the Family | To eat


Naming the restaurant, Kuhr said the management team pulled together three to five pages of words. While picking up after his children, Kuhr ran into Ollie in the title of a children’s book. Hobbes, of course, is a tribute to the popular “Calvin & Hobbes” comic.

“We put them together and liked the sound,” Kuhr said.


Ollie & Hobbes is ‘artisan cuisine’, which means entrees are made from scratch. “We don’t bake our own bread, but we make as much (from scratch) as we can,” Kuhr said. The menu offers a mix of beef, chicken, pork and seafood dishes with a selection of burgers and sandwiches.

The shrimp firecracker aperitif at Ollie & Hobbes.

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It reminds me of a gourmet pub, which is known for its gourmet comfort food. The menu includes two kinds of risotto (salmon or grilled chicken), two pasta dishes (alfredo and baked pasta with Italian sausage), a steak, apple and chips and a pork cutlet. The portions are generous and the prices are reasonable, ranging from $ 13 to $ 20.

The menu includes three gourmet burgers and seven specialty sandwiches, including a Philly, shrimp po’boy and barbecued pulled chicken. They cost between $ 9.50 and $ 10.

On our visit we started with baked meatballs ($ 10) from the appetizer section. Large enough as a starter, the dish included five meatballs topped with cheddar and mozzarella, parsley and marinara sauce and served with garlic bread. He came out of the hot kitchen. The semi-spicy marinara sauce gave it a bit of heat.


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