Perhaps our fault for not planning ahead, but the hour wait did seem a bit long. We were in Omaha as a stop over before continuing to a car auction in Pierce. We were looking for an american steak restaurant and narrowed it to Farmer Brown's and one other and decided on one closer to the west end of town.
The drive took us out of the heart of town into a more rural area. Upon pulling into town, we wondered if we were in the right spot as no businesses were apparent. Then spying the neon sign, we observed a full parking lot surrounding a nondescript farm like structure. We found an open parking space and while walking to the restaurant some folks leaving said, "...hope you like waiting...".
We were not really greeted by a women sitting at a counter. Looking tired and not enthusiastic she took our name and said it would take an hour or longer. Okay fine. We could sit in the bar area which was an area of a group of low tables surrounded by low chairs filled with many loud people. Instead we stood in the front entry and waited a full hour.
We were lead to our table and was greeted by our waitress, who from that moment on rapidly with years of experience, took our our drink order, our meal order and tended to us a couple of times during the meal. Our steaks were prepared to our request and hot off the grill, the baked potato was steaming hot. The meal was a standard fair, well prepared and tasty and served good and hot and in a timely fashion.
The atmosphere is an old, country supper club and been slightly updated from the days smoking was allowed in restaurants evidenced by the yellowish ceiling grid with the newer ceiling tile. Wood beams on the ceiling and woodwork about the room add a casual accent to the decor. The dress code too is casual with shorts, jeans and tee shirts were the norm. Be aware hats and caps are not permitted in the dinning room. I must admit I admire the restaurant for honoring a polite protocol so missing in todays society, as the hostess politely asked guests to remove the cover on their heads. Thank you for that bit of tradition.
I would recommend the restaurant for a casual meal in a slightly noisy, yet not objectionable surroundings. Just plan ahead as this restaurant is very popular with the locals and is very busy providing good meals with good proportions for good prices for many folks for a long while.
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