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The Engine House Cafe

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6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
+1 402-467-2880
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 20:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting relatives in Lincoln and went to The Engine House twice for breakfast. Havelock is a neat, interesting area in Lincoln and the Engine House is a great fit. Old historic fire house with great memorabilia - and the food is great also. Service was spot on, servers were pleasant and accommodating. Will definitely return when in the area.

Thank Ron G
San Diego, California
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764 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Fun part of town now since the updates and I think the food here is really excellent. Good for family as well.

1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

While traveling from Chicago to Denver, we came to The Engine House Cafe due to high ratings, but were disappointed with very slow service (1 pancake, 1 bowl oatmeal), store bought cinnamon roll, no butter, poor quality food. Perhaps the surroundings were interesting, but service and food were poor.

Thank AnnieNewton
Norfolk, Nebraska
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We came here on a sunday morning and there was a line out the door. We checked to see how long of a wait. Was 30+ minutes. Thought we would go elsewhere. Decided when we got back to the car to just wait. Great Choice. Food was great. we has chix fried steak and eggs, chix fried steak dinner, bacon... More 

Thank bigshoe1982
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016

When some friends were in town from Minneapolis, I scoured the internet for a great Sunday brunch experience to really "wow" them. The Engine House was rated quite highly, so we drove across town and waited about 15 minutes for a table. Unfortunately, our meal was nothing to brag about. We waited to be seated, which is fine -- except... More 

Thank Heather V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 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 

Thank Kim M
Lincoln, NE
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 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.

2 Thank TravelCouple19
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 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.

1 Thank John J
Lincoln, Nebraska
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 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 

1 Thank Sandy F
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

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

Thank fife2003

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6028 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-467-2880

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