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Dreisbach's in Grand Island

beans

Scout Team
15 Year Member
Maybe some GI folks can answer this: Is Dreisbach's functioning as a restaurant in GI anymore? My wife made some steakhouse cole slaw and one bite made me think of stopping at Dreisbach's almost fifty years ago. We always timed our return from a Colorado trip to hit GI in the evening. Loved their family style meal. I did a google search and noticed there was talk a few years ago of putting the restaurant in a hotel complex in downtown GI but can't seem to find much other info. I stopped with my dad around 25 years ago and we were a little disappointed at that time. It wasn't the same as back in the 60's/70's. I live in Iowa but my dad was from Hastings and my great uncles owned the Kaufman's stores way back. Thanks!
 

DIHRDHskr

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
I believe it is strictly carry out. I remember it from the 60's. You can buy their cole slaw dressing in some of the grocery stores in Nebraska. Just google it. I know Leon's in Lincoln carries it.
 

Bean

Gray Shirt
5 Year Member
I believe it is strictly carry out. I remember it from the 60's. You can buy their cole slaw dressing in some of the grocery stores in Nebraska. Just google it. I know Leon's in Lincoln carries it.
I used to work in the meat department at Leon's back in 1986-87.
 

DIHRDHskr

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
I used to work in the meat department at Leon's back in 1986-87.
I still get all of my steaks from Leon's. I get to Nebraska a couple times a year and have them cut my ribeyes, NY's, and filets. Bring them back to Virginia and suck and seal and freeze. Love that place.
 

Bean

Gray Shirt
5 Year Member
I still get all of my steaks from Leon's. I get to Nebraska a couple times a year and have them cut my ribeyes, NY's, and filets. Bring them back to Virginia and suck and seal and freeze. Love that place.
When I worked there we cut everything off the quarter, no boxed beef. I was told it was because of the exclusive clientele preference. Their Deli was pretty good too. On weekends If they hadn't sold all their hot food at the end of the day I got to choose what I wanted to bring home for free. A benefit since I got a little above minimum wage.
 

DIHRDHskr

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
When I worked there we cut everything off the quarter, no boxed beef. I was told it was because of the exclusive clientele preference. Their Deli was pretty good too. On weekends If they hadn't sold all their hot food at the end of the day I got to choose what I wanted to bring home for free. A benefit since I got a little above minimum wage.
Roy Toy bought it with a partner in the 90's. He had been a butcher for many years. He retired a couple years ago and moved to Estes Park. His brother now runs it. Great guy and always made sure I had my steaks ready for me when I visited. Best ribeyes I have ever had.
 
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