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Charlie's On The Lake

4150 S 144TH St, Omaha, NE 68137-1013
(402) 894-9411
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Ranked #259 of 1,087 restaurants in Omaha
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jan 10, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

I attended a corporate dinner at Charlie's on the Lake, remembering it for the restaurant I enjoyed quite a few years ago. Nope! Charlie's ain't what it used to be. It's in bad need of an interior refresh and while they're at it they need to refresh their menu's food quality. Our appetizers were just OK. The bread, served bakery... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Went to Charlie's for a business dinner two weeks ago. The service was phenomenal! The food and appetizers were delicious. Ordered a perfect bone in ribeye and it did not disappoint. The bartender must have been generous when I was there because the Martinis were like ordering two... Literally had to give a second small glass. Would go there again... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We've been here several times and the seafood has been consistently fresh and well prepared. It's not gourmet, it's not fancy, but it's always an enjoyable experience with tasty food at great prices. I am from NY, which makes me picky and knowledgeable about seafood. Very picky. One not-so-fresh dish and I'll never return. It's one thing to have something... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had lunch here nine months ago while visiting family and were impressed with the food, atmosphere, and service. During our recent visit, we were an adult family party of ten with no reservation on a Friday night at about 8:30 p.m. We were beautifully and quickly accomodated. Although they were sold out of their signature prime rib, five of... More

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San Diego
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Charlie's is popular local spot for seafood, and my wife's fish entrée was appealing, both in appearance and taste. The salads and bread were good, and the service friendly. Unfortunately, however, I made the mistake of accepting the server's opinion that the seafood enchilada was a customer favorite. As the menu promised, the enchilada was stuffed with shrimp and scallops.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My wife and I used to love eating at Charlie's On The Lake. We had not been there in several years and decided to give it a try tonight. Although my prime rib was pretty good, my wife's mixed grill (i.e., fish) was terrible. The twice baked potato also wasn't very good. Our waitress was terrible - in the top... More

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Papillion, Nebraska
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Charlie's is an Omaha favorite of mine. The servers are exceptional. They go out of their way to help. Ask for Russ if he is there, but they are all well trained and experienced. I have personally never had less than a good meal here, lunch or dinner. They have a good wine list and their bartender mixes a very... More

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Colorado Springs
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Fantastic restaurant!!!! Great location. The outdoor seating next to the lake is hard to compare to anything else in Omaha - Wonderful!!! I have to say that their Clam Chowder beats anything I've had anywhere else - anywhere. Shrimp Cocktail - Great. Tilapia - Excellent. This is the place to go for seafood - no doubt about it!!! And, I... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Both of us enjoyed the Gorgonzola oysters as an appetizers. The oysters were cooked to a nice firmness and the cheese wan't too overpowering so you could still taste them. Toss in bacon - what else could you have asked for. Charlie's Grouper, cooked to perfection, so flaky and tasteful, again the sauce didn't overpower and take away from the... More

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Dallas, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I am literally shocked at an email response I got from Yves Menard, owner of Charlies!!! I wrote Yves to express my disappointment in a recent visit. His response? "Hey Seriously. Brett talked with you the night you were here. Now what do you want." As a result, we won't ever be back. The food was terrible, and their customer... More

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