In 1951, Eddie Galas founded Eddie's Bar and Cafe, a small sandwich shop and bar located at 24th and "O" Streets in South Omaha. Eddie continually expanded and remodeled his building, menus and services to meet the growing needs of his customers. His persistence transformed the little cafe into a South Omaha landmark and established him as one of Nebraska's outstanding businessmen.
In 1985, Eddie received the Nebraska Restaurant Association's most prestigious award, the "Mary Lutz Trophy", representing the Restaurateur of the Year. This was a momentous event in Eddie's life because Frank Kawa, founder of Johnny's Cafe, was Eddie's mentor as a boy and the first recipient of the "Mary Lutz Trophy".
On April 16, 1987, fire destroyed the Cafe and Lounge but not Eddie's determination to provide the community with satisfying meals at affordable prices. Although it was a heartfelt loss, Eddie and family decided not to reopen as a restaurant, but to return from the ashes strictly as a catering facility. Eddie, already known for his catering since 1964, thought they could better fulfill the public's needs by providing a private dining room and an expanded off-premise catering capability, and we have.
In the course of the next ten years Eddie sold the business to Kris and Cheryl Galas. In March of 1999, we purchased the Millard Social Hall to better service larger events. Within the next few years, we remodeled the Millard Social Hall and Eddie's Social Hall to more modern styles.
Both halls will provide you with a flexible environment to best suite your needs for your event.
So whether at Millard Social Hall, Eddie's Social Hall or off site, the name Eddie's Catering continues to deliver our philosophy of making your event memorable by combining a savory cuisine with remarkable service.