Dining review: Nearly four decades in, Gerda's is still one of the best

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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:23 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

Drawn in by the window's “pan fried chicken” sign, greeted by a hand-written “reserved” sign at our table and won over by a wunderbar meal, we put Gerda's German Restaurant and Bakery on the winner's list.

An institution since 1976, Gerda's began as a bakery with a lunch counter, with namesake owner Gerda Bailey furthering both the female entrepreneurial spirit and German food in Omaha. Gerda said there were no strictly German restaurants in Omaha in the '70s, much less one female-owned and operated.

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