35 Best Date Night Ideas in Omaha

Omaha Date NightDo you feel like you’re stuck in a date night rut? It’s easy to get comfortable and frequent the same places when you have the chance to go out, but it’s always fun to try something new around Omaha. Why waste a valuable date night on the same old thing? Enjoy our date night guide; it’s everything you need to plan a great time—except the babysitter!

Film Buffs

If you love movies, we’ve got a few suggestions!

  • Enjoy dinner and a show at either of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in the
    Omaha area.
  • Catch the latest releases at any of the Marcus Theatres locations around town. The
    best part? They have Value Tuesdays, which is $5 movie tickets with food/drink specials.
  • If you’re looking for a more intimate movie-going experience, check out Film Streams
    Ruth Sokolof Theater or Dundee Theater.


Omaha is packed full of fantastic local restaurants. If you’re looking to skip the chains, try one of these local treasures:

  • Grab a table at Railcar Modern American Kitchen and get the brussel sprouts. You can
    thank us later.
  • Try some delicious pizza at Pitch Pizzeria, but be sure to make a reservation first!
  • If you’re looking for great drinks and eats in a beautiful atmosphere, check out Stirnella
    Bar & Kitchen.
  • To get your Asian small plate fix, check out Butterfish in the Blackstone District. Again,
    try the brussel sprouts!
  • Stop by some of the best local ice cream shops and get a delicious treat!

Date Night In

If you’re looking to spend some quality time together but can’t find a sitter, we have some date night at-home suggestions for you:

  • Tuck the kids into bed and make a fancy dinner for two.
  • Have an 80s/90s movie marathon while snacking on childhood favorites (bring on the pizza rolls!)
  • Grab takeout from your favorite restaurant and binge-watch the latest Netflix series!
  • Play video games
  • Play that board game that’s been sitting in the back of your closet since Christmas.
  • Or grab some takeout from an Omaha favorite!

Double Date

If you’re the double-dating type, we have a few suggestions for you:

Guys' Choice

If you’re looking for a date night that will get your guy excited to go out, here are some suggestions:


Date night doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some budget-friendly options:

  • Rent a movie from Redbox.
  • Get coffee at Sozo and walk around downtown.
  • Take advantage of the free admission to the Joslyn Art Museum (we cannot WAIT for them to reopen in 2024).
  • Give Geocaching a try.
  • Volunteer together.

All About Omaha

Are you on the hunt for a uniquely Omaha date night? We’ve got a few suggestions:

We would love to know your favorite date night spots! Let us know in the comments below!

Sarah has lived in the Omaha area her entire life. She currently lives in Papillion with her husband, Adam and their sons Turner, Camden, and Easton. Their son, Bennett, passed away shortly after his birth and is a cherished member of the family’s daily life. Currently a homeschooling stay at home mom, Sarah loves the hustle and bustle of life with all of her boys! There’s never a quiet moment! She loves baseball, football, reading, traveling (mostly to Disney World), Harry Potter, pretending to be organized with the help of her planner and long, quiet Starbucks enhanced walks around Target!


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