Last minute dining options for prom


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Tiffany Domingo, Reporter

Prom is just right around the corner and planning for prom can get stressful. After figuring out the dress you want, to dealing with the drama of your prom group, you then have to figure out a place to eat where everyone in your group could enjoy and afford.

Cheesecake Factory

If you’re going in a big group, the Cheesecake Factory is the safest option. You don’t have to worry about anyone not liking a certain type of food because they literally have everything in there. From steak to seafood and pasta to burgers, everyone can be happy.

Raising Cane’s

Who says that you have to go to a fancy restaurant for prom? Raising Cane’s is fast, cheap, and reliable. Go against a traditional fancy dinner, and flex it at Cane’s. I guarantee that it’ll be a good Snap story to post. And who knows, maybe the entertainment of it might even get you viral on Twitter.

Hiro 88/Blue Sushi Sake Grill

If you want to go traditional, then sushi is the way to go. Both Hiro and Blue are a sixteen minute drive from the Beardmore Event Center. Happy Hour is offered in both restaurants. Happy Hour on Saturdays for Hiro is 3p.m. – 6 p.m. and Blue is 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. And get this, Happy Hour is valid if you come in during the scheduled time. So really, you can show up at 5:55 P.M. and finish dinner around 6:45 P.M. and Happy Hour will still be valid.


Flavors is an Indian cuisine restaurant in downtown Omaha. Their menus are a booklet full of Indian dishes. Flavors’ dishes are a true definition of spicy (unlike most generic restaurants). So if you’re used to saying, “10” for spicy, I advise that you look back on that decision. I’m a fan of really spicy things and while in other restaurants I would tell them to give me a level eight spicy, at Flavors’ I’m sweating at level five. I doubt you would want armpit sweat stains all over your suit or your dress clinging on to you before you even get to the dance. A side note: spicy foods may not feel nice on the other end, so know your limits.

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

Want something hot and all up in your face? Kobe Japanese Steakhouse will not disappoint. Kobe gives you the full Japanese Teppanyaki experience. You’re seated in a comfortable chair in front of a Teppanyaki grill. Then out comes the chef! They cook right in front of you, and usually have a few tricks up their sleeves.

There are a lot of great places to eat for prom. Just remember that you don’t always have to go to an extremely expensive place. You’ve probably spent a lot of money to prepare for prom anyways.