editor's pick Lost restaurants of Lincoln Dec 6, 2018 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save See photos of the restaurants featured in longtime Journal Star dining critic Jeff Korbelik's book. King’s Food Host Buy Now Diners placed orders by phone from their tables at King’s Food Host, 1315 N St. This file photo is from 1958. The restaurant, which began as a State Fair booth and grew to 140 locations in the U.S. and Canada, closed its last location in Lincoln, at 923 South St., in 2001. Journal Star file photo The Knolls County Club Buy Now The Knolls County Club opened its golf course in 1963 and the restaurant three years later. The club was private, but the restaurant was open to the public. It closed in 2015. Journal Star file photo Tony and Luigi’s Buy Now Chef Dennis Barratt (from left), assistant Lewis Prue and manager Dave Harrison at Tony and Luigi’s in a 1982 photo. The restaurant was founded in 1945 and grossed $6.50 on its first day. It closed in 1993. Journal Star file photo P.O. Pears Buy Now Scott Mercer (left) was helped by Bob Scura and Kurt Cameron of Grand American Fare chain in assembling décor for P.O. Pears, popular with college students in the 1980s and '90s. It closed in 2008. Journal Star file photo Crane River Brewpub and Café Buy Now Clint and Shelly Burge hang a 26½-foot-long quilt on the north wall of Crane River Brewpub and Café in downtown Lincoln in December 1992. Shelly Burge worked on the quilt for 319 hours. It depicts sandhill cranes on the banks of the Platte River. The restaurant closed in 2003. Journal Star file photo Acme Chili Grill Buy Now Acme Chili Grill at 14th and O streets, shown the year it closed in 1963, served enough chili during its 54 years “to float the state Capitol,” according to the Lincoln Star. Journal Star file photo K’s Restaurant Buy Now Paul Bruner entertains in 1979 in the Simba Room during dinner hour at K’s Restaurant, which was in the Piedmont Shopping Center on South Cotner Boulevard. Lions were a part of the restaurant’s décor. It closed in the early 2000s. Journal Star file photo Tony Domino’s Italian Village Buy Now This 1960 file photo of Tony Domino’s Italian Village restaurant at 5730 O St. was taken when the Legionnaire Club announced it was buying the building. The Italian Village, founded in 1936 at the same location, was rebuilt in late 1951 after a May fire destroyed everything but the building’s brick walls. Smoke from that early morning fire killed the restaurant’s custodian as he slept in the boiler room. Journal Star file photo Arturo’s Buy Now In 1979, the Taco Hut, 233 N. 11th St., officially changed its name to Arturo’s. The Mexican restaurant was forced to move in 1987 when the city condemned it with other businesses to make way for development that didn’t happen. Journal Star file photo Bishop Buffet Buy Now Bishop Cafeteria, which opened in Lincoln in 1956 at 1325 P St., moved into Gateway Shopping Center in 1972 and was renamed Bishop Buffet, shown here in 1985. It closed in 1996. Journal Star file photo Tastee Inn and Out Buy Now Tastee Inn and Out, 1530 N. 48th St., opened in 1949 and was known for its loose-meat sandwiches and onion chips. Shown here in 1982, the drive-in restaurant closed in 2014. Journal Star file photo Tags Restaurants Jeff Korbelik Food-drink As featured on +13 'Lost Restaurants of Lincoln, Nebraska': A dining critic takes on the delicious past For nearly 20 years, I listened to Jeff Korbelik dish about food. Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Police: Lincoln woman bilked 'sugar daddy' out of $98K in string of lies Recruiting Ticker: Juco DE Jackson no longer visiting Huskers Steven M. Sipple: Gill's word golden; Brown's value in recruiting; and K-State's conundrum Recruiting Ticker: Huskers bring a plane-load of coaches to visit commit Robinson National attention? It's for everyone in the Nebraska Tourism Office $67 for 21 Day Fit @50 Program Plus Meal Plan & Weekly Weigh-ins ($150 value) VALUE: $150 DISCOUNT: 55% PRICE: $67 View Deal 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. promotion What do our archives hold for you? Explore millions of historical pages from your local newspaper for just $7.95.