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The Eatery

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2548 S 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68506-2595
+1 402-489-0396
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times and every time the wait staff does a great job and the food is served hot, as ordered and delicious. Salad bar has an array of fresh choices.

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Thank Holly8410
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Great Breakfast with gluten free toast. Clean, nice staff both times I ate breakfast there. .... ......

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Thank Gaye C
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The Eatery was a bit of a surprise the first time I ate there. It seems like your typical diner, serving all the classics but with little twists that make all the difference. For example the club has pesto mayo and a grilled cheese sandwich as the middle layer. Talk about yum! Everyone will find something they like on the... More 

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Thank Asuehutch
Michelle D, Manager at The Eatery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind compliments! We strive to impress with our own take on the classics, so we appreciate you recognizing that with your review. We hope you’ll join us again soon! More 

MIDWEST
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207 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We try to find places in Lincoln we have not eaten so tried the eatery. We were a group of five with an extremely picky eater. Everyone found something different and liked what they got. Home cooking away from home with some extras, all prepared very well.

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Thank TRAVELL LLOVER
Lincoln NE
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Casual American cuisine and old favorites, including an extensive salad bar. We had a great, quick lunch. Staff were friendly and efficient.

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Thank AbuelitaSuzy
Atlanta, Georgia
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

The food is good enough. The wait staff seemed a bit befuddled the night we came. Perhaps new members were being trained? May give it another try next time we're in Nebraska.

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Thank traveljunky88
Singapore, Singapore
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a good restaurant for a family outing because the menu is ample and with lots of variety so that means there is something for everyone. Reasonable vegetarian options too.

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Thank BrendaB247365
Lincoln, Nebraska
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Great place! The menu is big and the food is tasty. Something for everyone on the menu. Service was fantastic. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day long. There is even a nice selection of local craft beers! The onion rings are delicious. The old 'Kings' recipe (local reference). The fried mac-n-cheese is a must try. The rueben sandwich... More 

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Thank RTWMD
Michelle D, Manager at The Eatery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you loved your meal and dessert at The Eatery. We look forward to serving you again soon, you have to try our burgers! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

The Eatery was a pleasant surprise! My mother arranged a family gathering there, but I wasn't sure what to expect. The experience was a positive one from start to finish. A great menu with plenty of choices, the salad bar was ample and also full of variety, mixed drinks were done to perfection (terrific Margarita!), and the service was nothing... More 

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Thank BrendaB247365
Neligh, Nebraska
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

We went for breakfast. They have a buffet on the weekend to help to decide on several dishes. All was fresh and good.Had a wonderful meal and time. The manager came and joked with our table, making everyone feel right at home.

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Thank tchelle1111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2548 S 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68506-2595
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-489-0396

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?