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“Did not live up to expectations”

Twisted Fork Grill & Bar
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Ranked #19 of 1,387 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between S. 10th St. and S. 11th St.
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on previous reviews and the menu on view outside when we were walking around the Old Market area of Omaha. Though a busy Saturday night, service was fast and friendly and by the time we were half way through our meal the restaurant was half empty. The food was just okay, nothing to write home about; we tried what transpired to be a bit of a regional “delicacy” called Chicken Fried Bacon that was basically Streaky Bacon covered in Breadcrumbs and deep fried then served with some lettuce and thick “white gravy”! It was actually pretty tasty and for British readers, the term “Chicken Fried” would appear to pertain to a variety of meats (usually cheap cuts of steak or bacon) that are covered in a breadcrumb coating and deep fried. I had the Roast Beef Dinner which to be honest reminded me of the boil in the bag beef of TV dinner fame, together with disappointingly lumpy mashed potatoes. The others had Chicken Fried Steak (not great, appeared to be reformed meat not unlike hamburger) and Mac and Cheese, which was the best of the dishes. We would not rush back.

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Thank travelpassion
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I had dinner here with a group of friends and overall it was good. The Chicken Fried Pickles with Black Pepper Horseradish Dip (not spicy) was the standout item for me - SOOOOO YUM!! I also had the chicken fried bacon (overrated) and the chicken fried steak - pretty good. Also had a couple of Malibu Bay Breezes (had to tell the waiter what they were, but he was a young kid, so no biggie) Overall a good spot - not great but group consensus was that it was very good.

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Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This restaurant was listed in some literature we had picked up to guide us around the city. There were three of us, one person ordered the beef dinner which in my opinion tasted like a frozen Sunday dinner, one ordered the chicken fried steak which was OK but nothing to write home about and I ordered the Mac and cheeses which I unfortunately found to be bland. We did order a portion of the chicken fried bacon which was good and definitely worth a try.

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Thank CBelam
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Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

There were four people in our group and we all enjoyed a different entree and everyone loved their meals. The mac n cheese was incredible! Also be sure to try the blue cheese mashed potatoes.

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Thank smalltown_IA
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Location is fantastic, right in the middle of the Old Market. Food was pretty good. The "Smokin' Club Grill" was really good. We mainly had appetizers and sandwiches, so I cannot comment on the quality of some of their more expensive entrees, such as their steak dinners.

Service was spotty. Had to wait quite a while a couple times for drink refills and finally had to ask, even though our waitress passed right by us more than once (and no, it wasn't that busy).

Outdoor patio is nice in the summer. Space is limited outside though, plan on getting there a little early if you want an outside table. We were there twice in July (a Friday and Saturday). Both times we got there around 6:30 PM and there was one outdoor table left.

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Thank Aquaman_22
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