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Johnny's Cafe

4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
402-731-4774
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Ranked #150 of 1,106 restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Wayne, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had a delicious prime rib and baked potato. It was an excellent steak cooked to perfection. Entering the restaurant was like going back in time. Homemade Oreo cheesecake for dessert too.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Old building in a blighted area of town.Fenced in like a compound Steaks dry....Service slow...food not warm.baked potato hard and cold prime rib flavorless YEK Was there 2 weeks ago and gave them another shot...NO BETTER

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Tamarac, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place is located downtown at the site of the old stockyards and a railroad switching yard. The name or exterior of the building do NOT indicate how old or good this place is. It is owned by the same family for 5 generations now. This is a high class steak house. Mid century styling, looks like its right out... More

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Fort Myers, FL
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I was born and raised in Omaha and love steak. My husband and I were in town visiting and he wanted a good steak. Johnny's has been around forever and so I thought it would be fun to take him there. There was not one thing good about the meal. It felt like eating in a nursing home. We both... More

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Maple Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Excellent Steakhouse; top of the line! I have eaten here, on trips across the U.S., over the past 25 years, and this is the standard to beat. I have had steaks here; chateau briand; and have not been disappointed in the beef. Potatoes excellent. Vegetables or salad quite fine. Perhaps the wait staff is a little "tired," but the food... More

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Seattle
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This restaurant has been a mainstay of Omaha steak houses for more than 90 years. But it is tired. I would much rather write a positive review than a negative one, but it's only fair to report my actual experience. My wife and I stopped for lunch on my recommendation, based on my experience when I lived in Omaha many... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Have lived in Omaha 20+ years, but had never been to Johnny's Cafe until ( first time) a couple months ago. Went back second time last night. Fabulous!! Melt-in-your mouth filet.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had filet and lobster, both very good. French onion soup one of the best I've ever had. The only thing lacking was seasoning in the Augratin potatoes. Atmosphere is really nice old school steakhouse.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I ate there when Omaha had the stockyards next door, and their meat at this restaurant is the freshest. I had a huge steak, I believe the name of it was the 'Kingsman' steak, and it was huge!! I loved that steak so much, I had another one which I finished 3/4 of it, and took the rest of it... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This restaurant is a classic Omaha Gem! Authentic old school steakhouse that is tough to beat on any level! They have Great quality food, great quality service, and are always timely! Family owned and ran for almost 100 years, since 1922 I believe!

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