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Johnny's Cafe

#197 of 1,084 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
+1 402-731-4774
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 my son's bday. I believe that we each ordered something different and everyone was very... More 

Thank Bob S
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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 full of chemicals and sodium that I couldn't choke them down. And if you wanted... 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 dark meat or a beverage that was not included in the meal. If you would... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very classy with the atmosphere of home. Steaks, salads, chicken, fish-everythng is cooked to perfection. We have celebrated all our special family occasions here. Our son-in-law from Arizona insists that we go to Johnny's every time he comes to town. You can't go wrong here. The service is just great. When you come to Omaha, you have to go to... More 

Thank dufstrmom
Norfolk, Nebraska
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were at Johnny's with a group of 4. The group had varieties of chicken and steak. We had onion ring and a spinach cheese dip before our meal. Everyone was quite pleased with the food. Service was very good. This was for an evening meal on a Saturday. Restaurant is very clean. It is a place to take you... More 

Thank Brent P
Cresson, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Server was very nice. Food was really just average. Meat (prime rib, rib eye, and pork chops) was a little over cooked (but taste was still ok). Baked potato was very small and very crispy (definitely over cooked). Very small portion of au gratin potatoes. The place has a lot of history, but I won't go back for the food.

1 Thank Karen M
Madison, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Click through the pictures....yes, it really is a time capsule. When you walk into the extremely dark round lobby with red walls and a bit of a musty smell, you smile. Don't go if you are looking for modern or high end today. This is living history! My filet, as well as my colleagues' cuts of meat, were prepared exactly... More 

Thank brankat
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went here for my mother in-law's bday and realized this place has gone down hill. Out of 8 people, 7 were disappointed in their meal. My nephew's steak came out so tough he could barely saw into it. I had shrimp on a skewer and didn't think mine was bad for $16 but I was the only one who left... More 

Thank Jillian R
Bellevue, Nebraska
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Johnny's is one of the last of the Omaha Steakhouses. Great prime rib with cowboy potatoes. The restaurant has the looks of a fine dining establishment, somewhere to take people to impress them. Also have private party rooms available.

Thank Terp66
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stopped in when my daughter had flown in from Phoenix with hopes that the old horse still had some kick to her and based on our meal that night it looks like she's about due for the glue factory. Our salads looked as though they had been sitting around for most of the day although the complimentary cottage cheese... More 

Thank Buttman73
Omaha, NE
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182 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Liver Pate at the Venice Inn was a huge hit for every family get together ... now, sadly they are closed & I had heard about the pate at Johnny's Cafe. It is available on the first weekend of each month... we gave it a try. Not a hit. It is sweet and not very smooth. I am sad,... More 

Thank Bink51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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.

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