Voters and judges in the contest say it is the Western Burger at the Cellar Bar & Grill in Kearney.
The contest ran Feb. 15 to March 31 on the council's website.
The Kearney Hub says there were more than 3,100 nominations for more than 360 restaurants. Judges evaluated the top five nominees.
The other finalists were Stella's Bar & Grill in Bellevue,
Dinker's Bar & Grill in Omaha, Chute 3 in Scottsbluff and Ole's Big Game Steakhouse & Lounge in Paxton.
Cellar Bar &Grill wins a plaque and $2,000 in promotional assistance from the council.
The Western Burger includes a patty of ground chuck cooked over an open grill. It's topped with Ameri-Swiss cheese, bacon, barbecue sauce and an onion ring.