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Johnny's Cafe

4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
+1 402-731-4774
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (32 reviews)
“beef” (19 reviews)
“onion rings” (14 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much for a vegetarian to eat (tortellini and/or salad). Steaks and prime rib were ok. Plenty of sauces to accompany. Onion rings were good. As were the crispy hash browns and the complementary cottage cheese and liver pate. Homemade desserts but I had no...More

Thank ebfk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a garlic cottage cheese they serve with all meals. Most must love it, I thought just OK. Prime Rib is Great, but a bit pricey. This was my second visit and I'll probably return.

Thank Peattiemoss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken fried steak was awful, the coating was soggy and the steak was tough. The gelatinous mushroom sauce was Luke warm and flavorless. The French fries were good as well as the salads we had. My husband's steak was ok. This waiter was dull...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Johnny's Cafe has been around for decades and is a great steak house. In fact, Jack Nicholson filmed a scene there in his movie "About Schmidt". There is the charm of an old world classy steakhouse. The food is historically good quality and a popular...More

Thank NebraskaRedhead
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The service is great and the food the best. This is an old school, go to! A grood value. I am partial to the prime rib but you can't go wrong with the steaks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Sigh. It is sad that this restaurant is so bad, because so many other classic Omaha restaurants have CLOSED. I waaaanted Johnny's to still be good. I was rooting for it! But it was a fail. Lunch time crowd was very light (we were there...More

Thank PriusGirlVA
Reviewed 7 March 2017

You expect Frank Sinatra and his Las Vega pals to stroll in any minute. Pack into a huge red leather booth in the bar and drink up. Straight, no chaser. This is man town. Food is nothing special. Johnny's is the last vestige of South...More

1  Thank Rifle762
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend for my husband's 50th birthday and it did not disappoint! The retro interior is one-of-a-kind! Our food was hot and delicious, our waitress was very nice and the dessert was icing on the cake!

Thank The4Dots
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is one of the "old school" steakhouses that is still around. I remember visiting this place with my parents in its heyday when the crowds were large and the the dining room was full. I took my grown kids to Johnny's for lunch on...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 25 November 2016

With the prices most restaurants charge for Thanksgiving meals, you hope to be paying for quality as well as the convenience of not having to cook it yourself. The turkey was pre-formed and processed, the stuffing and mashed potatoes were from a box and so...More

Thank keetakeely
omahasteakhouse, Owner at Johnny's Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your thanksgiving meal. We use real turkey that we cook, debone and slice by hand. The stuffing and potatoes, cranberry salad, and pumpkin pie are also made from scratch. The only additional charge could be all white or...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-731-4774
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Omaha's Original Steak House Since 1922. Family owned and operated and proudly serving locals and visitors for over 90 years. Specializing in hand cut, aged on premise steaks and prime rib. Other menu items including chicken and fish available.