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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 #304 of 1,113 Restaurants in Omaha
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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62% Recommend
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have enjoyed great meals at this spot and total disappointments. This meal offered some of each. The house salad bordered on excellent. The greens and fixings were ample and well conceived but the house dressing was a total disappointment (flavorless) The special filet wrapped in bacon with crab cakes was not well received. There was more bacon than filet... More

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Ralston, Nebraska
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I've lunched at this restaurant several times with friends and it never disappoints. The Almond Chicken Spinach Salad is my all-time favorite restaurant salad. Portions are so generous that they can be shared. Service is always excellent. I am so happy it is open for lunch again!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Our experiences at Charlie's have always been good and we always recommend this restaurant to people coming into town. Been here for how many years??? And for good reason! try the Asian boneless wings . DELICIOUS. Our server was delightful . Her name was Elyse and we would ask for her on our next visit, definitely

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was to be a special anniversary dinner, but it sure did not go as planned. We have been to this restaurant many times, but not for about a year. Arriving at 7, we noticed that there were many empty tables - it was not as busy as in the past and something seemed a little bit off. We ordered... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary at Charlie's on the Lake in Omaha. Our server, Mark, was outstanding, and the food was excellent. We both had steak, and as everybody knows, Omaha is known for its outstanding steaks. I'd recommend Charlie's for anyone looking for a good meal in a casual environment.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Do not believe the reviews about new management. My husband and I dined at Charlie’s on 5/23/14. While waiting for a table outside, we ordered drinks at the bar. The drinks were good but we had the displeasure of listening to wait staff complain about other diners to the bartenders while we waited. This was the theme of the evening:... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Had portebello prime rib, wife had blackened walleye, both very good, we'd go back. Try to sit on the patio by the lake, but get there before dark because they have no lights.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We hadn't been to Charlie's On The Lake in about 3 or 4 years. The previous time we were there, celebrating my birthday, everything was sub-par. We spoke to a manager that night, not much was done. I followed up with an email to the owner and I never received any response. We pretty much wrote the place off. When... More

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