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4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107
+1 402-731-4774
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Omaha's Original Steak House Since 1922. Family owned and operated and...
Omaha's Original Steak House Since 1922. Family owned and operated and proudly serving locals and visitors for over 90 years. Specializing in hand cut, aged on premise steaks and prime rib. Other menu items including chicken and fish available.
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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good beef with a side of 70s kitsch

The prime rib with fresh horseradish was really very good, so if you're looking for good beef, you can get it here for a decent price. The side dishes and the decor are straight out of the 70s, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's kind of fun in a nostalgic way. The iron work on the entry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
5_Frosts
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San Diego, California
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We ate here 20 years ago and loved it so we thought as we were in town, we would try it again. Boy are we glad we did. Family restaurant that was passed down a generation, but we are happy to report the quality is still there. Greeted by a nice hostess who we had called earlier, we were seated... More 

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located off L st. in Omaha Ne. Located by where the Omaha stock yards use to be. When the stock yards were booming. This was one of the best places in Omaha to eat. There main specialty if beef and very good beef. The interior will take you back in time from when the stock yards were going. The mural... More 

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Boston, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Johnny's Cafe was a 70s vintage steakhouse in Omaha where the old stockyards had been years ago. The inside decor was complete with plush leather booths, murals and cool lighting. I was wondering if we would see Warren Buffet there. You could definitely see that this was a happening place where many business deals had gone down. We were passing... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

The prime rib with fresh horseradish was really very good, so if you're looking for good beef, you can get it here for a decent price. The side dishes and the decor are straight out of the 70s, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's kind of fun in a nostalgic way. The iron work on the entry door... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I travelled to Omaha from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to explore Omaha for the weekend with my family. This included the art gallery, the 'Old Market', and a steak dinner. It was my job to find a steak house for supper. The criteria was: no restaraunt chains, affordable in price, and a high rating from Trip Advisor, and Urban Spoon. The... More 

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A cool vintage place but sadly the meal was mediocre, at best. Decent cup of French onion soup, house salad was ok (thanks only to a shitload of crumbled blue cheese - hey 1985 called and would like that iceberg lettuce back), passable hashbrowns but I could have prepared a better steak in my microwave - with my eyes closed... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The food is great I use to come here alot wean I was a kid with my grand parents I remember them days it needs a little up keep but what do you expect it's a landmark for us South Omahans great beef in the stockyards

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Omaha, Nebraska
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158 reviews 158 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great prime rib. Great steak. If beef is what you are looking for...this is the place! However...what made for a great dining experience in the 70's struggles to compete in the 21st century. Would love to nominate for Restaurant Impossible. The motif is so outdated that it is almost contemporary again. The trick would be to update it just enough... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My Dad and I came here during our road trip cross-country, and it did not disappoint. If you want a real Omaha steak to sink your teeth into, go to Johnny's in Omaha. Walking in you're immediately taken back in time to a 1940s steak house with its leather seating, dim lighting, chandeliers, and reds and dark accents to make... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Took my parents to lunch. This is how a visit to an old favorite(My parent's old favorite) went. Service- easily the worst I have ever had in Omaha. Food- OK, not great, lukewarm at best when served. Value- 'Zero'. Atmosphere- nice, comfortable, unchanged. So disappointed, fortunately there are plenty of other choices here in Omaha!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-731-4774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients

Description

Omaha's Original Steak House Since 1922. Family owned and operated and proudly serving locals and visitors for over 90 years. Specializing in hand cut, aged on premise steaks and prime rib. Other menu items including chicken and fish available.
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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