It's called Surfside Club (Roadfood.com review) for a reason. Look at the photo! Situated directly on the edge of the Missouri River, in the northern, rural reaches of the city of Omaha, the Surfside Club has been a popular warm-weather spot for catfish and fried chicken with corn fritters for many years. They had to close a couple of weeks ago due to the river's rising waters. Latest word, as reported on their Facebook page, is that the water has just reached the kitchen and has not yet entered the dining room.
When will it reopen? Will it reopen? Those questions are yet to be answered. The Omaha World-Herald has indicated that it has already decided to close for the summer, though we have our doubts as there is no mention of that on their Facebook page. In a KETV report, owner Tom Mailander stated that if the building's still standing when this is all over, they'll clean up and reopen. If the damage is too great, he told the World-Herald that he'll consider looking for a new location. Many Surfside fans have offered their help in getting Surfside back on its feet. In the meantime, they anxiously wait for the Missouri flooding to run its course.