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Johnny's Cafe

#189 of 1,146 Restaurants in Omaha
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4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
402-731-4774
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Been here along time

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
nick g
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
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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
81 helpful votes 81 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Been to Johnny's for the first time today and had a great time, food is excellent. The building and history adds to the experience.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

I went in for lunch after not being there for 20 years, what a sad delapatated shell of what it used to be. The place was falling apart. Filled with old people in their 70's and 80's that obviously loved the fact that it hasnt been remodeled since the 60's. I ordered a hot beef sandwich and got instant mashed... More 

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Avondale Estates, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had a ribeye, cooked just right, medium rare. Great Manhattan too. This place is filled with history. It is right near the site of Omaha Union Stockyards, which alas is long gone. The Livestock Exchange building was saved though. I liked Johnnys, not expensive but has a really nice vibe. Great service.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Dine here to experience how things used to be in a steak house. Step back in time to, say, 1955, and get a pretty tasty and hunky piece of beef in the process. Don't skip the bar. It's as red velvety and dimly lit as a Runyonesque setting could be, should be in a noir film. Indeed, it was in... More 

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is an old restaurant, been here since 1910 according to their history. We had one of the best steaks we've ever had, cooked perfectly, full of flavor. The staff was friendly and attentive without hovering over us. It is in an older part of town. The décor is older, but I found it interesting. A nice quiet atmosphere for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: 402-731-4774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?