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The Engine House Cafe

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6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507-1158
(402) 467-2880
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I eat here with my family on every holiday weekend when I visit Lincoln. Great food worth the time to wait in line to get in. Their breakfasts are amazing and they are very good about making sure your drinks are always full. Before your drinks are empty they have a full one ready and on your table. When you... More 

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Thank Kim M
Lincoln, NE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Engine House is a cute breakfast place in Havelock. The food is just ok, though. My omelette had cheese melted on top - in a microwave to a lava hot temperature. It's just fine but the long waits on weekends aren't worth it in our opinion.

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Thank TravelCouple19
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Engine House Cafe has good breakfast food, but on Sundays you should expect to wait as the eating area is somewhat small and fills quickly.

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Thank John J
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and the restaurant was packed. We should have had breakfast but instead I ordered a rueben and my daughter had a Swiss mushroom burger. Each one of us said the food was average. As I looked around I realized most people were eating breakfast type items. They have a large menu ....too large to really do... More 

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Thank Sandy F
Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quality place that serves quality breakfast food. At certain times they can be very busy but the food is always good.

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Thank fife2003
Nebraska USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This is probably our fifth time to eat breakfast at Engine House and something has definitely changed. The staff was surly and dis-engaged. Is was extremely crowded so we sat at the counter, just the 2 of us. It was many minutes before we were even acknowledged, and longer yet until we were offered coffee. The entire wait staff, all... More 

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Thank brendannebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Stopped here for breakfast before playing golf one morning earlier this week. Great place for breakfast! Home style breakfasts served in a great setting. Great service as our server took really good care of us. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Thank Terry H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Order the pancakes- you won't regret it. We loved the food, the coffee was good and it's a cute atmosphere. Eggs were just right and everything arrived hot and as ordered. Staff is friendly and kind.

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Thank Barbara S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We go to Engine House occasionally and their breakfast never disappoints. We usually have the Engine House Special. That is 2 eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns and toast. It is reasonably priced and good. I like my eggs to be cooked so that their is no jiggle in the whites and they get them right every time. They have... More 

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Thank Husker90
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We had a good breakfast here. Setting is an old firehouse which has some charm. Service and food are small town diner. We'd recommend it, and we'll come again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507-1158
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: (402) 467-2880

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