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The Engine House Cafe

6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
(402) 467-2880
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Omaha, Nebraska
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Engine House Café serves a unique take on great American favorites, including a number of variations on their signature Eggs Benedict and one of the largest pancakes I've ever seen in a restaurant, all for far less than one would expect at a comparable chain restaurant. The waitresses are friendly, attentive, and (politically incorrect as it may be to... More 

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Quechee, Vermont
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to the Engine house after my daughter told me about it. She goes to UNL. I had a very good meal and the counter service was great. Loved the bread, not homemade but a soft bakery bread. Great history befind tbe location. They have done a good job presenting it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our hotel recommended this spot for breakfast and I am so glad they did! It's charming and has great options for all sorts of taste buds in the morning. The portions are very healthy for the price you pay, and everything that came out of the kitchen looked delicious! I recommend the eggs benedict! Seating is somewhat limited, so prepare... More 

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Damascus, Oregon
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We never miss going here when we're in the area. The potato platter is a favorite as is the chicken fried steak. The staff is efficient and friendly - have only had one bad experience but not enough to knock off the rating.

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My hubby brought me here for breakfast on a Saturday. There was a line out the door, but our wait was only about 15 minutes and totally worth it. I've never eaten eggs benedict, I usually go for pancakes but my hubby said to try the eggs benedict because everyone says its the best. So glad I did! The special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I had the eggs benedict with bacob and my husband had the biscuits and gravy. His was a full order with no sides. He was kind of disappointed in the size but said it was very good. My breakfast was yummy! Coffee, juice and our meals were $15. The place is small but has enough going on to pass the... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Whenever we have out-of-town guests, we always take them to the Engine House Cafe for breakfast. The food is outstanding, the service friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is pure, historic Nebraska. Everyone we bring loves the memorabilia on the walls, the original wood ceiling, the fact that there are so many regulars there at all times and the fact... More 

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Houston
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27 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Discovered this inviting spot on a trip to Lincoln last year while visiting Nebraska Wesleyan University--it's less than 5 minutes away. The breakfasts were fantastic. I especially recommend the biscuit combo [biscuit covered with sausage gravy, served with eggs, potatoes and toast]. Four of us had full breakfasts and bottomless beverages [coffee, diet Coke and hot chocolate] all for the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

First visit to this restaurant and Lincoln. My wife said her potato patter was very good. Her dish gets an A. Based on reviews, I ordered eggs Benedict with steak. Asked the waitress if it be no problem to make sure my eggs would be cooked all the way through, and double checked with her on that before ordering. Unfortunately,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

I was in Lincoln for a conference, and went there on a slow Friday morning. The place was packed, with an older yet physically fit crowd. You could have ported this place to Southern California and people wouldn't have noticed the difference. But in Lincoln, Nebraska, the middle of nowhere? (Sorry, folks.). The place had a great atmosphere, lay back... 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, Café

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