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Monday, December 29, 2014

pop-we Dinner Club Reviews Plank Seafood and Provisions

Foodie Kris had the population-we™ (pop-we) Dinner Club walk the Ye Ole Plank at Plank Seafood and Provisions in the Old Market, located at 1205 Howard Street in Omaha, NE. Combining a seafood grill with a coastal inspired oyster bar. Creating an array of dishes: BBQ, Rockefeller, Po’ Boy, BLT, Albacore (type of tuna) sliders, as examples. During happy hour oysters are $1, with no minimum. When making reservations for large parties--make sure to inquire about the happy hour specials--as they do not always honor happy hours specials to groups as we found out. However, after a chat with the manager the happy hour drink menu was available to our dinner club.

Overboard Oyster Shot.
Plank combines new and old in their décor. As you walk through the door you are greeted by the hostess stand. To the left is a modern oyster bar, where a couple club members had oyster shots, which are shucked as well as created in front of your eyes. On the other side of the building is the dining area that features modern booths with recycled wood tables and chairs. Suspended from the ceiling is a frame of a boat, which adds to the character of the space.

The menu has many interesting choices for seafood and some non-seafood options. I debated and decided on the Anchor Steam Battered Fish and Chips. The batter was crispy but the cod was flaky, tender, and tasty. The chips (fries) had good flavor but I would have preferred them to be cooked a bit longer to give them a firmer texture. For appetizers, I was able to sample the Potato Crusted Calamari. Personally I thought the calamari was a little chewy but others disagreed with me. The smoked tomato basil sauce and garlic citrus aioli were nice compliments. It was also served with zucchini chips that people thought were tasty and fun.  

After compiling the surveys from the other foodies the pop-we Dinner Club gives Plank Seafood and Provisions a 4.02 star average on a scale of 1-5.

Atmosphere/Decor – 4.27
Albacore Sliders.

Cleanliness – 4.09

Wait Staff – 4.36

Menu – 4

Food Presentation – 4.09

Food Portions – 3.82

Food Taste – 4.36

Cost (was the cost worth meal?) – 3.36

Noise Level – 3.82

Overall Experience – 4

For more information regarding directions, Plank's menu, visit their website at

Fellow population-we™ readers, if you've been to Plank leave us a comment and tell us what you thought?

Want to do this yourself? To review how to start your own dinner club, visit our January post about doing just that. Remember it is a template; tweak it to fit you and your friends' tastes. pop-we Dinner Club: good food…good friends…good times.

-population-we™ blog post by Brian Brown
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