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4150 S 144TH St, Omaha, NE 68137-1013
(402) 894-9411
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Over-rated with poor service

We were told this was one of the better places to eat in Omaha. A group of seven had very poor service (slow) and the food was average at best. Would recommend you find another place to eat in Omaha----there are much better choices.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Wheatgrowers
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant was chosen by a coworker for dinner, as our division director was in town and he wanted to have dinner with 17 managers in his division. Charlie's used to be fantastic--good food, great service, wonderful atmosphere. I stopped going there about 9 years ago--everything had gone downhill. But, I had no choice about going there with this group... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were told this was one of the better places to eat in Omaha. A group of seven had very poor service (slow) and the food was average at best. Would recommend you find another place to eat in Omaha----there are much better choices.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to Charlies a number of times. Every time I go, I ask myself 20 minutes in why did I come back. The service has never been anything above alright. The food is ok. And the prices are expensive. That said, they do a heck of a business so maybe it is me. I am typically a sports... More 

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Manistique
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321 reviews 321 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Charlie's was recommended to us by the cashier at a gas station and as it wasn't too far from our hotel, we decided to try it. Our waiter, James, was fantastic. We ordered the meatball appetizer but he brought out chowder first- which was one of the best chowders I've eaten. But after waiting for quite awhile, when James went... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Took the family for dinner, the wife's birthday so wanted to try a new place in town, wish we wouldn't have. We should have clued in when we called the restaurant to find out how long the wait was & they hung up on us the first time, we called back & stated the could get us in right away... More 

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Nebraska
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151 reviews 151 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very tasty & creative seafood plates. My wife really enjoyed the raspberry salmon. I love the Charlie sampler with spinach and asparagus. It is a nice place to enjoy a quiet meal or to bring a larger group. We enjoy sitting on the veranda in the summer near the lake . Perhaps the best local location for seafood cuisine.

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nebraska/cabo rojo
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123 reviews 123 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A friend took me to this restaurant a week ago. He ordered and we had grouper (fried with a nice batter) and blackened tuna in small pieces on a platter with three sauces. Both were wonderful. Grouper is one of my favorite and they did a marvelous job preparing reasonably large pieces and cooked just right. The tuna came with... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Has been a favorite restaurant when we looked forward to a meal on the outside patio. Eight of us arrived and were quickly seated and greeted by nice waitress. Two couples ordered two appetizers each. The other two couples each ordered an entree to share with their spouse. Only one salad per entree was okay. One small loaf of their... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Charlie's was the "birthday boys" choice for his celebration. He and his wife are regulars. This was my first experience. There were 5 of us so we had a wide variety of entrees and appetizers. The food was amazing! Prime Rib cooked perfectly, Fish was melt in your mouth buttery, pasta to die for. Usually a salad is a salad,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On our anniversary (a Thursday evening), we planned to have dinner at Charlie's On The Lake, neither of us had been. At 7:30, we walked in without a reservation and we were told we would be put on a 45 minute wait list! There were tables open! For 2 people! Several people (including ourselves) left because of this. I checked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4150 S 144TH St, Omaha, NE 68137-1013
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: (402) 894-9411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?