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Veteran-Owned and -Operated Restaurants to Support in the Midwest

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated January 05, 2024

Celebrate the diversity of the restaurant industry! These Veteran-owned and -operated restaurants are proud to share their identity — explore spots to support near you.

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4.5
4.5 (39)
$30 and under
Peruvian
Des Moines
About the restaurant
Peruvian flavors are among the most distinctive in the world. Aji Amarillo peppers add indescribable flavors to many of the most popular Peruvian dishes, over 3,000 colorful varieties of potato are native to Peru, with almost 500 national dishes.
Panka Peruvian Restaurant serves traditional Peruvian dishes being the Lomo saltado the most popular, part Criollo, part Chifa, Criollo meaning mixed influenced, and Chifa is the cuisine in Peru, which blends influences of Chinese ingredients.
At Panka Peruvian Restaurant we like to make you feel like a family like we do in Peru and tell you about our culture and food.

Top review
LakeGirl2017
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
The overall experience was great. I had the tuna dish and it was excellent. The others dining with me were not as happy with their meal. My husband had a rice dish with seafood except there was harly any seafood in the dish. The dish was to contain shrimp, octopus and squid but maybe only 4 small pieces of each type of seafood. Our server, Mateo, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the dishes. The happy hour, on a Saturday, was a special surprise. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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4.7
4.7 (3432)
$31 to $50
Italian
Andersonville
About the restaurant
Anteprima's regionally inspired, rustic cooking comes from recipes we've learned in homes throughout Italy. We search the finest ingredients obtainable, buying from local and organic producers whenever possible. Buon appetito!





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Suse
Dined 1 day ago
Delicious autrntic authentic Northern italian food. Been coming here for years and it's high quality every time. Great attentive friendly staff. Its noisy when busy but we like the lively atmosphere
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4.8
4.8 (1003)
$30 and under
Vietnamese
West Loop
About the restaurant
Listed as one of the Best New Restaurants by Chicago Magazine, Saigon Sisters Restaurant has captured the attention of both the Chicago food media and dining public with its uniquely innovative approach to traditional Vietnamese cuisine. For lunch, Saigon Sisters is a quick and easy casual stop for traditional and updated Vietnamese street food including: popular pho, banh mi, banh bao and spring rolls.

For dinner, Saigon Sisters offers full-service dining experience with modern culinary flair to the classic Vietnamese street food recipes of owner Mary Nguyen Aregoni. With "downtown" hip, minimalist interior and walls exhibiting original works by local contemporary artists, the unique Asian dining spot goes one step further by offering an impressive beverage selection including wines, artisanal beers, sake and specialty signature cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great Vietnamese and Thai cuisine in a formal setting. Host was very nice and checked up on us frequently. Waiter was very informative and food was great overall.
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4.7
4.7 (718)
$30 and under
American
Westmont
About the restaurant
Neat Kitchen + Bar is just as its name implies, a restaurant and bar. It offers distinctly New American dishes served alongside a wonderful array of craft cocktails, craft beers or choices from our wine list. Open for lunch and dinner, Neat Kitchen + Bar is a modern and hip spot for families, groups of friends or colleagues to gather.

The menu at Neat Kitchen + Bar features an array of wonderful options. From the poutine to the green chili that features tomatillos, slow cooked pork and herbs to the short rib with parsnip puree and black pepper porter demi, diners will find something to delight their palates.

Top review
DianaSvip
Dined 3 days ago
We sat at the bar and our bartenders (Alex and  another guy I didn’t get his name) we’re great very friendly. Made good drinks. The food was very good. We got burgers and brussels sprouts. We will definitely back.
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4.4
4.4 (87)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Mundelein / Vernon Hills / Libertyville
About the restaurant
We're a fun gastropub for humans with great drink, food and games. We also help our best friends by partnering with local animal rescues in the Libertyville area.

Come experience Lake county's first self-pour craft beer, wine, and cocktail wall! In addition, we offer upscale pub food and family-fun games, including Nanoputt™ and a library of over 200 new and traditional board games.

Join us on our 1900 sqft pet-friendly patio! Bring your dog and let them enjoy a treat on the deck while you relax by the waterfall.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
From the games to the beer wall, it was great. My kids had fun playing Jenga while we polished off some beer flights
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1.0
1 (1)
$30 and under
African
Hanson Park
About the restaurant
COME TASTE AND SEE AFRICA, AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. WE HAVE WONDERFUL STARTERS INCLUDING PEANUT STEW, OKRA STEW AND MANY MORE. OUR ENTREES ARE EGUSI AND GREENS AND RICE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF MASTERFULLY COOKED MEATS. YOUR TICKET INCLUDES ONE MEAL AND DRINK AND A SPECTACULAR SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.2
4.2 (202)
$50 and over
American
Downtown Indy
About the restaurant
Market Table will be open for Easter Brunch on March 31st, 11 am-3 pm.
Easter Bunch at Market Table - Your booking comes with complete access to our delightful Brunch buffet, featuring a variety of delicious dishes, as well as refreshing beverages such as coffee, sodas, and juices. *Please note that alcohol and specialty drinks are not included. *Please select the add-on below if you are bringing children under the age of 12. Please do not include them in the party size of the original reservation. * The add-on for children under 12 will be $18 per child.

"Children under 3 eat free"

Top review
BobbiG
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
Great Speciality Brunch for Easter. Lamb and Brisket was wonderful. Staff was was friendly and helpful. It was delightful.
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4.9
4.9 (684)
$31 to $50
Bistro
Noblesville
About the restaurant
Neighborhood Bistro offering a diverse menu inspired by seasonal and local ingredients, our small dining room of just nine tables and four bar seats boasts exposed brick & original hardwood floors. Chef Samir & his wife Rachel welcome diners into this intimate space in the heart of Old Town Noblesville.

With a menu that changes every one to two months, a full bar with an eclectic wine list, craft cocktails & mocktails and local beers on tap, we encourage you to try something new at every visit.

Our concept is globally-inspired Bistro fare - we draw inspiration from our own world travels and places on our bucket list to create dishes that will nourish your body and soul. We care deeply about food and where it comes from. We use fresh, local ingredients whenever it is practical, and make nearly everything from scratch. We love sharing our food and hospitality with the Noblesville community!

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Richardw
Dined 4 days ago
The menu has good selections. The servers are very helpful and efficient. A great drink selection, nice atmosphere and of course the food is excellent..
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4.7
4.7 (112)
$30 and under
American
Leawood
About the restaurant
We reserve approximatley 20% of our tables allowing most seating for Walk-In guests!!!

American Style Scratch Cook Kitchen in a Upscale Casual Dining, High Energy Environment. The eating place "Where Great Food Meets a Great Time," offering LIVE Entertainment 5 Nights week. Others call themselves scratch cook kitchens, but like we always say “You Can’t Fake Fresh

*** PLEASE NOTE WE TRY TO ONLY RESERVE AROUND 20% OF TABLES TO SAVE ROOM FOR WALK IN GUEST. IF YOU DO NOT SEE A RESERVATION AVAILABLE AT YOUR SELECTED TIME PLEASE CALL THE RESTARAUNT FOR SEATING OR WALK IN***

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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Mar 10, 2024
We went for brunch Service and food were great. Yummy $2 mimosas can’t be beat. It was a cold day and we were sat by the patio door, so it was quite chilly when people would open the door. But besides that, no complaints. This was my first time and I’m looking forward to enjoying the patio when the weather warms up.
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4.5
4.5 (80)
$30 and under
American
Detroit
About the restaurant
Opened on December 13, 2014 (yes, 12/13/14!) in a historic building at the corner of Woodward and Canfield. The Huma Room on the second floor features half of a black 1973 Cadillac Fleetwood mounted behind the wall and an outdoor patio. Located on Woodward Ave, it's easy to jump on the QLine or walk down to Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, or Ford Field.

HopCat was founded on the principles of bringing local craft beer a bit closer to the communities we love. We’re known for our award-wining Cosmik fries, which are beer battered, sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning, and served with a side of warm cheese sauce. From burgers to tacos, our menu offers a range of delicious options.

We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails and even craft food made from scratch. With a dedication to local breweries, sustainability and community engagement, HopCat offers craft beer and great food in a vibrant atmosphere for an inclusive, unforgettable experience.

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Denise
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
The food, service and ambience were great. We Mac and cheese and fries were our favorite
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4.7
4.7 (436)
$31 to $50
American
Royal Oak
About the restaurant
Three Cats serves American-style cuisine in the form of small plates. Created by Mary Liz Curtin and the late Matt Prentice, Three Cats brings magical menus and delightful dishes to life in a modern and engaging space. The space includes a greeting card shop as well as Michigan and Detroit merchandise.
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NathanS
Dined 4 days ago
Unique ambience, excellent food and service! Also loved the browsing the cards on the wall after dinner!
A photo of Rudbeckia Winery and Burnt Marshmallow Brewstillery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (31)
$30 and under
Brewery
Petoskey
About the restaurant
**Now Accepting Igloo Reservations **
We are a brewery, distillery, winery, cidery and kitchen on a beautiful 190-acre farm in Northern Michigan. We're a welcoming place for people of all ages to enjoy community, fun & hospitality in a very special setting. Walk-ins are welcome. We make food & drink uniquely tied to our land. We have over 100 seats on our outside patio. Regulation Bocce Court. Large Group Pavilions.

Conveniently located on South Side of Petoskey of 31 south - Less than 2 miles from Bay Harbor.

Largest Beer/Wine Garden in Northern Michigan - 150 acres.

Verified Brewery Venue on Untappd, Member of the Petoskey Wine Region and the Michigan Brewers Guild.

Call to ask us about Boondocking.

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BethP
Dined on Dec 10, 2022
Our most favorite place to visit while up north. The absolute best owners and staff and I love their beers! Plus they have fabulous Christmas tree ornaments!
A photo of Iron Bay Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (138)
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Marquette
About the restaurant
Experience excellent food, service, & atmosphere in one of Marquette's most iconic & historic locations!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 23, 2024
Iron Bay an Outstanding venue for Marquette, Food and drinks are top notch, wonderful service staff and the management made the experience GREAT. we’ll be back. Thank you
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4.7
4.7 (262)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Elk River
About the restaurant
Located in Elk River, Minnesota, Tipsy Chicken Kitchen & Cocktails is a locally owned and operated new scratch kitchen restaurant and bar. At Tipsy Chicken Kitchen & Cocktails, we provide predominantly organic ingredients in our craft cocktails and fun farm style dishes. We strive to offer delicious, healthy and safe foods everyone can feel good about in a world full of pesticides, genetically modified and artificially produced everything. At Tipsy Chicken Kitchen & Cocktails, we offer a healthy and delicious menu that doesn't compromise our customers high standards and ethics. Our chefs only serve chicken that is certified organic and certified humane, as well as offering freshly squeezed juices daily for our unique twists on tasty cocktails. We offer a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees ranging from Cashew Chowder to Salmon & Ravioli. With a large variety in selection, there's something for everyone. With a strong passion and dedication towards providing organically and humanely raised and harvested ingredients, Tipsy Chicken Kitchen & Cocktails truly strives to make our customers happy and leave a positive impact on the Earth. Our team provides a fun new twist on farm style dishes, as well as cocktails. To learn more about our dedication to our customers, our organic approach, or to see our full menu, please visit our website or give us a call today!
Top review
DavidO
Dined on Feb 15, 2024
Food was excellent, and the staff was helpful with any questions we had about the menu items.
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4.7
4.7 (601)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Maplewood
About the restaurant
Introducing a unique jewel of Latin American
cuisine here in the Midwest.
Our South American food lovers family comes from Uruguay, Ecuador, but our roots are from everywhere Portugal, Argentina, Brazil bringing an exquisite experience along with a fine selection of Uruguayan Famous wineries and its unique Tannat grapes offering the perfect pair, along with many special Argentinian and Chilean wines with the typical gaucho meat cuts and season with salt in our open fire charbroiled “Asador” accompanied with our famous chimichurri sauce.

Our menu is a blend of carefully planned, but simple dishes made with the best ingredients. Our food is down to earth, much like our atmosphere, creating a relaxing environment where memories are made.” For reservations with stair restrictions please call the restaurant at 314-802-8587 for accommodations.

Top review
Genie
Dined on Apr 4, 2024
Very delicious lagostinos grilled beautifully with unusually spiced garbanzos. Exotic Central American cocktails. Simple and comfortable decor. Great and prompt service. Easy parking.
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4.4
4.4 (180)
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
Welcome to Mouth of The South, a Southern Restaurant bringing delicious southern flavor to the wonderful area of Omaha, NE. Whether you are craving Southern Cuisine to Cajun Food, we've got mouthwatering steak, seafood, po boys, burgers, gumbo, soups, salads, bar drinks, patio seating & more for everyone in the family to enjoy! If you're looking for a Scratch Kitchen & you're in the mood for Southern food, then Mouth of The South is the perfect place for you, families, or for take out! We'd love to serve you!
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Danl
Dined on Mar 31, 2024
We have eaten at both locations. Went to the Old Market for their Easter buffet. So much food to choose from and all delicious. They had a carving station that had pork tenderloin and banana foster French toast. Also a salad table, a fruit and pastry table and an omelet station with a ton of options. The main section had numerous selections of main courses and side dishes. Our server, Sam, was excellent. She was engaging, a delight to talk to and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely be back for their next buffet.
A photo of Taste Of Heaven (Brunch & Bistro) restaurant
4.8
4.8 (6)
$30 and under
Soul food
Downtown / Old Market
About the restaurant
When the city's premier lounge and one of the most sought after food trucks team up, a whole vibe is created and Soul Food Sunday Brunch is what you get.

What better way to make your Sunday complete, than having a soul food inspired BRUNCH. Add to that, live music, DJ's, spoken word, comedy, mimosas, hookah and you have Omaha's best choice for spending your Sunday afternoon.

Book your reservation, Bring your friends and family and Be ready for food and a fun time.

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PamelaW
Dined on May 14, 2023
This restaurant is a definite, yes. The food is unbelievably good especially the green beans. We plan to go back for sure!
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4.9
4.9 (3133)
$50 and over
Italian
Hyde Park
About the restaurant
Welcome to Alfio's Buon Cibo, an award-winning Italian restaurant located in the heart of Hyde Park Square.

Chef Alfio Gulisano leads our chef-driven kitchen and he's dedicated to providing you with the highest quality ingredients, expertly prepared to perfection.
Our menu boasts hand-cut steaks, fresh pasta, and Argentinian flavors that are the perfect touch to Alfio's cooking style.
Pair your meal with one of our 350+ bottles of wine, expertly curated by our three in-house sommeliers.
And don't forget to save room for our house-made desserts and "Chef's Blend" Coffee.

Top off your experience with one of our expertly crafted cocktails, such as the classic Negroni or our Mixologist signature Maple Manhattan. Our upscale atmosphere is perfect for romantic nights out or celebratory dinners with friends and family.

For a high-end steakhouse alternative, Alfio's Buon Cibo is the obvious choice. Come dine with us and experience the best Italian cuisine in Cincinnati.

Top review
RuthSvip
Dined 7 days ago
The 5 course wine dinner, featuring wines from Tuscany, was outstanding. Food and service was excellent. Wine pairings were very good. We have attended a number of wine dinners here and have never been disappointed. Looking forward to the next one.
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4.6
4.6 (3043)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Four simple words comprise Prime Restaurant Cincinnati mission statement
A passion to serve.
It is our sole desire that everything, and we mean everything, that arrives at your table at Prime Restaurants delights you. To that end, we use only the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared in recipes designed to engage all of your senses.
We invite you to experience steakhouse and seafood dining at its finest, extensive wine selection and outstanding service.
____________________________

Reservations Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food and service were awesome, we definitely will be going back.
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4.4
4.4 (610)
$30 and under
American
Cincinnati
About the restaurant
We are open!
With two great ambiance enjoy a classic American gourmet food in the hart of the city.

We offer Carryout and Delivery options including:
DoorDash
Toast App:
https://www.toasttab.com/street-city-pub-hyplz/v2/online-order#!/order

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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 28, 2024
We would’ve walked past the doors if we didn’t have the address, because the outside is a store front. However, the inside was very welcoming and quaint. They have a bar, some comfortable chairs with low tables for having drinks, and a couple of tables for eating. We ate dinner there and it was very good, service was great, very reasonably priced. Hidden gem. Definitely will be back!
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4.4
4.4 (86)
$30 and under
American
Ohio City
About the restaurant
Delicious & nutritious.

Chef Andrew Bower and Kyle Fioretti.

We source all seasonal produce and meats fresh from local, organic Northeast Ohio farms. And every component of every dish is made from scratch using the highest-quality ingredients. Located by the Cleveland staple, The Westside Market. Our atmosphere brings you light, bright and chic accents with a bit of pizzaz. Our extensive wine list features standouts and a captains list of special flavors exclusive to our location.


HOURS:

Wed-Thurs: 4pm-12am
Fri: 4pm-2:30am
Sat: 11am-2:30am
Sun: 11am-6pm

VISIT:

1948 W 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 274-1010

*Reservations available for groups of 10 or more

Top review
KelseyTvip
Dined 2 days ago
Overall the experience was great. It was our first time in for brunch and our server, Tyler, was outstanding! Very knowledgeable of the menu and attentive to our table. The food was delicious. The bartender making our drinks changed half way and each drink was prepared poorly and much differently as the first bartender so there is a quality control issue there.
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$30 and under
American
La Crosse
About the restaurant
Famous Dave's is in La Crosse, and has a reputation for its award-winning BBQ. It is also popular because of the quality of the ingredients with almost all dishes being made from scratch. Though the menu at Famous Dave's in La Crosse does emphasize the tasty BBQ options, it is not limited just to the famous ribs. There are chicken and pork selections in addition to alternatives like soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and an array of build your own feasts and combo plates. Kids enjoy a menu of their own and the homemade dessert selections are also one of the reasons for the ongoing success of Famous Dave's in La Crosse.
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DaveC
Dined on Mar 8, 2020
One of my favorite places to go. Can't say enough good things about.
A photo of The Mecca restaurant
3.4
3.4 (462)
$30 and under
American
Milwaukee
About the restaurant
We are THE place to watch sports in Milwaukee! Located in the new Fiserv Forum Entertainment District we have recreated the live in-game experience with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment that will make you feel like you are there! The centerpiece of the experience is a 42 foot wide Ultra High Definition screen. Our menu has been created by a team of talented chefs that elevates sports bar fare to a whole new level.


Top review
TeamT
Dined on Jan 26, 2024
Great atmosphere! Good food, and my son really liked how the booth faced the wall of TVs.
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