Lincoln diners often head downtown or to one of the big retail centers (Edgewood, SouthPointe, Gateway, etc.) for lunch or dinner.

But a number of out-of-the-way neighborhood restaurants are gems, too.

These are the kind of places you can walk to from home, enjoy a nice meal and walk back. Many have a certain charm and appeal.

My favorite of the bunch is 9 South Chargrill at Ninth and South streets. Readers also selected 9 South Chargrill as their favorite. The restaurant drew 18.69 percent of the 578 votes cast on the Journal Star’s online survey. A rundown of readers’ picks follows my top five.

-- Jeff Korbelik

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