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The Engine House Cafe

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6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 467-2880
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Today
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 26
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great waitress's!!

Great breakfast love going here after church. I love there breakfast burritos!! They have specials going on all the time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Sandy T
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great breakfast love going here after church. I love there breakfast burritos!! They have specials going on all the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Food was great; service was okay. They were busy so I understand to a point. Nice local place to grab breakfast before traveling. Great prices

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Came in for lunch after being ignored by staff at Misty's (see review there!). Despite a very fully house, we were promptly greeted and seated. Wait staff really moves! Food is very good standard cafe fare. Only disappointment was the pie-- crust tasted like the box-- so don't save room even though the selections look very tasty.

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North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great place for any meal. Was there for breakfast and was great as always! Great waitress and great atmosphere. Had a omelet and hash browns perfectly cooked!

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Indianapolis
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Wow. Fantastic breakfast place in a wonderful historic setting. The only knock was that coffee refills were very slow. The Vege Bene (veggie Eggs Benedict) is outstanding. I would certainly go back!

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Clear Lake, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As always, the Engine House doesn't disappoint. My husband had Ham & Eggs - great piece of ham, eggs perfectly cooked "over easy". I had the traditional Eggs Benedict. I try Eggs Benedict anytime I'm in a new restaurant - the Engine House has the BEST!! Food and service is consistently great!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The engine house café has great breakfast. Ham steak almost the size of the plate, very good ham and cheese omelets too. The place is kind of small and can get pretty busy and loud. Service is fast and basic. Up front street parking or parking in the back also. Haven't had anything other than breakfast.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were looking for a tasty meal in a local spot (no chains) and were very pleased to find this neat cafe. We were lucky to be there on a Friday, as I understand that's the only day it's open in the evenings. Great food (especially the mashed potatoes and the onion rings) at a cheap price. Decor is fun,... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The atmosphere is very nice. We love trying off the path places whenever we are in other cities and this place fit the bill. We had a big breakfast with everything you would hope for. The eggs were scrambled in butter! MMMM!!! Would go back again when we are in Lincoln.

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Starkville, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My family and I visited on a Friday at lunch rush, and found the "Lincoln Hunger Rescue Squad" --the servers, and their shirts (which can be purchased there) do say that-- serving a full complement of hungry Lincolnites. We were greeted and seated even before we had a chance to check out the firefighter gear on the walls (it's built... More 

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Additional Information about The Engine House Cafe

Address: 6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
Phone Number: (402) 467-2880
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (402) 467-2880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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