NORFOLK, Neb. -- A new restaurant has opened in northeast Nebraska.

Norfolk is now the new home to Divots Downtown.

The new restaurant and bar opened on December 26th.

Plans to open the establishment began in 2019.

The Covid-19 pandemic, along with numerous construction delays, pushed the completion date back.

After the wait, owner Donna Herrick said that business is going well to begin the new year and thinks the unique style of the restaurant has helped create the success.

“I call it ‘old Chicago.’ It’s not highly industrial. It’s got a little industrial twist to it,” she said. “What we really wanted was a warm, friendly environment. Our mission statement is to love and serve our guests.”

Menu items at Divots Downtown include favorites off the grill, salads, and Neapolitan pizzas.

The bar also has 24 taps of fresh beer.

Herrick said the excitement of downtown Norfolk has created a great atmosphere at the restaurant.

“It’s a fun area. There is a lot to do down here. It seems like downtown, the restaurants are really, really busy,” she said. “Here you’re in the midst of where a lot of people are already enjoying beverages and enjoying time together, good friends, good food.”

For a full look at the Divots Downtown menu and for hours and days the restaurant is open, visit their website.