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#31 of 1,086 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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409 S 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102-2809
+1 402-341-9870
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped by the small diner on a long road trip across the country. It felt like we did time travel back 30 years. The decor was well preserved. The food was prepared from scratch and fresh. The service was attentive. The coffee was hot and our mugs stayed filled. There were also many regulars making it feel friendly.

Thank Nell C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far the best breakfast in the area! Best bacon I've ever eaten. Wonderful owners! Reasonable prices. We went twice in on weekend by request of my teenagers! Must visit! We will visit every trip to Omaha as my daughter goes to college in Omaha!

Thank cshel1993
San Diego, California
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755 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like getting the club sandwich here. They also have a good steak sandwich and fries like you'd get in Paris.

2 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Richmond, Virginia
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

When an omelet takes 20 minutes and the restaurant is slow that's a clue. Their "Heartland" omelet was brought to the the table with blackened burnt bacon on it. The omelet bacon was so burnt it soured the eggs. This makes 2 trips, first and last!

1 Thank Stone236
Dinerboy65, Owner at Diner, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you had a bad experience at my Diner. Thank you for taking time to fill this out. I'd like to give you a refund on your meals if you'd like to see me or my husband Ken. I am talking to my crew as I write this and following up. I assure you this is not... More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The omelet was excellent. The hash browns were cooked perfectly with no oily taste. The toasted bread was really tasty and just the right thickness. The service was prompt and friendly. The prices were more than reasonable for the amount and quality of food. The next morning we had the option to go to a fancier place for Sunday brunch,... More 

Thank Wentthere10
Dinerboy65, Owner at Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in twice!' We are honored and Blessed you came for a second time! Hope to see you guys again! Happy holidays'. Ken and Rick Owners More 

Napoleon, Missouri
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went here for breakfast with family as they had raved about how good the bacon was. Was seated promptly. Waiter came to take our drink orders. Suggested Mimosa - when asked how much he didn't answer just went on to the next person to get their drink order. Again asked and then declined ordering, but yet when he went over... More 

2 Thank Gigi B
Dinerboy65, Owner at Diner, responded to this review

Wow really???? Folks as you can see clearly that nothing like this has ever happened at my restaurant. I can't believe people make up stuff on here. If I could charge your credit card now I would. No possible way when it's swiped thru PayPal so why would you think we would ever say that???? Unless I have magic powers... More 

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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The breakfast burrito was fantastic. The ingredients we fresh and tastey. Very good portions for a very reasonable price.

Thank Frosty987
Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

White chocolate raspberry pancakes were awesome. Biscuits and gravy comes with 2 eggs. All was very good.

Thank Dragonlady77
Dinerboy65, Owner at Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words!!! Glad you enjoyed the pancakes of the week!! More 

Berkley, Michigan
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204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Really friendly staff, super breakfast choices, fabulous service - this is a real gem. Plus it's the real deal - a true old diner. I spoke with one of the co-owners - this isn't a business, it's a passion. Highly recommended.

1 Thank IntegrityMatters52
Dinerboy65, Owner at Diner, responded to this review

It was great chatting with you too!!! We love our guests!!! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have eaten breakfast the Diner on 12+ occasions during the last 10 years and have never been disappointed. The former and present owners have been great hosts and the servers, though having changed over the years, always provide a friendly welcome each visit. The 50's style is classic, even though the operation of the juke box is questionable, but... More 

Thank Tom M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S 12th St, Omaha, NE 68102-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-341-9870

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