featured The 9 longest-running restaurants in Lincoln Jul 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Surely these spots have found the recipe for success, or at least longevity. 1942: Lee's Restaurant Buy Now Lee's Restaurant, shown in 2014 when the mascot Pete was welcomed home after being stolen, is Lincoln's oldest full-service restaurant. It is located at 1940 W. Van Dorn. Journal Star file photo 1957: Valentino's Buy Now Valentino's, the second-oldest restaurant, has multiple locations in Lincoln. The restaurant chain got started on Holdrege in 1957. Pictured is the Grand Italian Buffet at 70th and Van Dorn. Journal Star file photo 1963: Misty's Buy Now Misty's (the sign for the original at 6235 Havelock is shown) is Lincoln's third-oldest restaurant. JOHN MABRY 1965: Virginia's Travelers Cafe Virginia's Travelers Cafe at 3280 Cornhusker Highway is Lincoln's fourth-oldest full-service restaurant. In this picture, Rich "Rob" Robinson eats breakfast at Virginia's in 2008. ERIC GREGORY, file photo 1976: Tico’s Buy Now Tico's, 317 S. 17th St., is Lincoln's fifth-oldest full-service restaurant. LJS file photo 1982: Piezano's Buy Now Piezano's, 2740 South St., is Lincoln's sixth-oldest full-service restaurant. In this photo, Shawn Watters takes down a ticket at Piezano's on Super Bowl Sunday in 2016. MISCHA LOPIANO, Journal Star file photo 1984: The Isles Buy Now Isles Pub & Pizza, 6232 Havelock Ave., tied for seventh-oldest full-service restaurant in Lincoln. Journal Star file photo 1984: Imperial Palace Buy Now Imperial Palace, 701 N. 27th St., tied for seventh-oldest Lincoln restaurant. Lincoln Journal Star file photo 1986: Billy's Buy Now Billy's Restaurant, 1301 H St., is Lincoln's ninth-oldest restaurant. Journal Star file photo Tags Sweeps Restaurants As featured on +2 Billy's Restaurant turns 30 Ask Nader Farahbod about the history of Billy’s Restaurant and you’ll get a tangent-filled t… Cindy Lange-Kubick: The hangry hordes, a $6 pizza and a history of pizza love I was vacationing when the big news broke: Valentino’s had sold out of $6 pizzas. Biz Buzz: Restaurant closings include Perkins location, downtown taco shop I've got a couple of more restaurant closings to report. More information Dish Restaurant changing ownership Biz Buzz: Pizza restaurants opening and closing Lincoln restaurants that opened in 2017 Review: Bethany Cafe offers French-inspired menu First Bite event kicks off Lincoln Restaurant Week Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Nebraska school served kangaroo meat in chili; superintendent says it won't happen again 'He was a loved person': As family grieves, police continue north Lincoln shooting probe A troubling tale: State attorney's suicide comes two months after firing Steven M. Sipple: Cruel and unusual, yes, but NU has nobody to blame but itself for this 'L' 'Running out of words:' Even for winless Huskers, late collapse against Northwestern a stunner promotion Lincoln's history comes to life through powerful photos in new book Order your copy of "Lincoln Memories, Vol. 3: Our City in Photos — From the Early Years Through the 1970s" today! promotion New book celebrates Huskers’ 1997 National Championship Relive the glory of the Huskers’ 1997 National Championship – and Tom Osborne’s final season as head coach – through amazing photographs from the Lincoln Journal Star.