Dining in Cambridge

Would you believe that a small rural town of almost 1,100 would offer enough dining choices that you could eat somewhere different every day of the week?

Here is the line up of Cambridge’s “Restaurant Row”—

Starting with Amateur’s Bar & Grill at the corner of Paxton/U.S. 6 & 34, enjoy daily noon lunch specials, big subs, soft serve ice cream, and pizza or a burger with your evening cocktails and a game of pool.

Another fun and delicious stop just another two doors west is Cambridge Lanes where the super nachos and other fare are local favorites. Enjoy an adult beverage in this non-smoking bowling alley while you fine tune your game. A great family hang-out.

Directly across Patterson (which the locals call “Main”) you will find Huskerfield’s, a unique hospitality business located in the only downtown Cambridge “underground”. Originally a bowling alley, the lower level of this landmark building hosts special events and serves meals with advance arrangements.

Next door to the north, the Cambridge Senior Center presents a hearty homemade lunch daily, hosts the Cambridge Rotary Club at noon Wednesdays, and offers a tremendous roast beef lunch to the public on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome to join the daily lunch with reduced rates for Senior citizens. Reservations are appreciated by 9 a.m. for the daily lunch.

Another door north you will find the mainstay Town Talk Restaurant, Lounge & Banquet, recently expanding both its walls and its menu! The extensive menu and daily lunch and dinner specials include Italian and Pizza on Thursday evenings, and Prime Rib on Friday and Saturday evenings. Generous salads are lunchtime favorites or indulge in a Chicken Fried Steak, Patty Melt, or Hot Beef Sandwich of yesteryear.

Jumping a few doors, again, to the north, Shirley K’s Coffee Shop is a Cambridge experience you must take in. Enjoy a jovial atmosphere where the motto “sit long, talk much” while sipping delicious gourmet (or regular) coffees, sweet Swirley’s and much more! Breakfast and lunch favorites like Panini sandwiches, big Kahouna salads, homemade soups, and Mark Burgers on Fridays bring very fresh and unique flavors to the local cuisine.

Crossing Nelson to the Northwest, stop by the Cambridge Supermarket for Chester’s Fried Chicken or other to-go items. Take you picnic to McKinley Park or the Main Street Garden.

Two blocks to the west the Cambridge Bed & Breakfast will start your day with an unforgettable homemade breakfast served with gracious hospitality. Special events/tours arranged in advance may include deserts or high tea.

The Cross Creek Golf Course clubhouse serves snack items as well as Cambridge General Store, and Bailey’s Wine, Beer, and Liquor.