Owners Jan & Jay Vavricek of Grand Island had long dreamed of a restaurant that provided a high-quality experience with high-quality cuisine.  That became 40 North Tap + Grille; a place of fine-dining across all facets as well as a high-quality sports lounge for the sports enthusiast.  In 2018 Jay and Jan began bringing this dream to a reality and purchased to historic Antique Warehouse building on the corner of 3rd & Elm in Railside. High vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and over 100 years of stories, this building proved to be the right location to bring the dream to fruition.


Grand Island’s geographical location is 40 degrees North and 98 degrees West. The 40 North name is derived from those coordinates, to pinpoint where we are from. “We want to celebrate the communities and the people that make living in central Nebraska so great,” said owner Jay Vavricek. “Our mission is to be locally owned, locally grown, and locally enjoyed. Keeping in mind the ‘scratch kitchen’ philosophy, we will feature local, wholesome and fresh ingredients.”




A love for the surrounding land is the underlying source of inspiration for our seasonal menus at 40 North Tap + Grille. The majority of our ingredients come from right here in central Nebraska. Get a taste of our menu.


Seasonality and support of our local community are central to our philosophy at 40 North Tap + Grille. We’re passionate about cooking with local, seasonal ingredients and love how they can inspire new dishes.