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The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge
The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge

The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildernessridgegolf.com
  • Email: jjohnson@wildernesssridgegolf.com
  • Phone: (402) 434-5118
  • Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday: 11am - 9pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 11am - 10pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am- Late
    Sunday: 10am - 9pm (Brunch Buffet 10am-2pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Kyle Lamb
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Claire Cuddy (402) 434-5113 for more information on catering options.
  • Private Party Facilities: If you would like to dine in a more intimate setting than our dining room, we have a variety of different sized rooms available to you. We have seven private rooms to meet any setting-- from our Grand Yellowstone Ballroom to our intimate Flathead room with its own fireplace & patio. We also have several different menu options to fit every occassion.

    If you are hosting a corporate or business function, please contact Jayme Lowell or Claire Cuddy at (402) 434-5113.

    If you are hosting a social function, please contact Kelsey Sievers at (402) 434-5121.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelsey Sievers (402) 434-5121
  • Entertainment: Wilderness Ridge is the premier entertainment venue in the city with live music every Friday and Saturday nights from Eight to Late! Visit www.wildernessridgegolf.com or "Like" us on Facebook to see all of our upcoming events!
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have specialty dinners & tastings during most months throughout the year. From Wine Dinners to Beer Making Classes, Scotch & Cigar Tastings to Chef's Tables, our specialty events are the signature of The Lodge!

    Visit our events website at www.wildernessridgegolf.com/events to learn more!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yankee Hill
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge
The Lodge at Wilderness features Contemporary American cuisine. The natural timber and stone structure was built in Montana and the interior features large picture windows and wild game throughout. Our 9,000 square-foot deck is the premier outdoor dining experience in Lincoln with views of our 18-hole Championship Course. The Grill Tavern features live music every Friday & Saturday evening. We serve Sunday Brunch Buffet from 10am to 2pm. We can also accommodate groups of various sizes in our many banquet rooms. We hope to see you soon!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "I brought my mother to Wilderness Lodge for her birthday. She turned 82 & has never been to your establishment. She commented on beautiful is was & that she & my dad will have to come over & have lunch sometime. We were there for lunch on Monday, March 31st. It was a wonderful lunch with excellent food & service. The atmosphere is so warm and comfortable there. It truly is one of my favorite places to eat. And now, its my mom's too!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I took my spouse their for brunch to celebrate her birthday. While there we noticed birthdays being celebrated at other tables in the room. The buffet spread had items to celebrate Dr. Seuss. This included green eggs and ham. My favorite was the omelette and the prime rib carving. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the dessert bar. The price for the brunch was affordable.i"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Uneven experience. Although live in area, hadn't gone to Sunday brunch in some time. Found the service to be so so even though we were there at 12. Food was good although vegetables were cold. Prime Rib tasty but the server clearly did not know how to trim it so much of what we received was pure fat. Great deserts. Good omelet bar but took 15 to 20 minutes for omelets to be delivered to table. Our server was polite but seemed indifferent."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Wilderness Ridge is a beautiful log lodge with outstanding food; anything but eating in the wilderness. The beef selections are all good and the vegetables too. You have to have the Truffle fries and the brussel sprouts. YES brussel spouts. I can't comment on the desserts because I have never had room to order any."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "This is our favorite place in Lincoln for outside seating. Food and service-wise, I'd put it roughly on a par with Venue and The Dish, a couple of our other favorites, but Venue doesn't have outdoor seating and the outdoor seating at the Dish is very noisy on a downtown corner. Definitely recommend the steaks here. The menu changes some from time to time, and usually has a relatively small selection of entrees. OTOH, the restaurant has a nice selection of sides if you want a little more. I've seen a few dishes where the portions were quite large, but portion sizes are not out-sized most of the time."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I have been at many restaurants due to my travel. Though the general atmosphere is nice, I found the service was a little too slow. My wife and I had the salmon, and it was a bit dry and really did not have much snap. On a good note, the waitress was very accommodating for my wife's food allergies."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved the variety. All food was hot and very good!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Great brunch with a wide range of breakfast choices and delicious made to order omelets, as well as lunch items. The desert table was packed with delicious goodies. We had first rate service by Adam!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Service is well paced & not rushed. Food was delicious. Recent menu changes keep the choices fresh. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Wilderness Lodge for the first time this past weekend and couldn't believe we had waited so long to try it out. The food was amazing. My wife had the filet which was probably the best I'd ever tasted, and I had the prime rib which was certainly in my personal top 3. Our waitress was incredibly friendly and truly served us while not hanging around too much. I'll be eating at the Lodge again very soon!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My wife and opted to have our New Year's Eve dinner at the Lodge at Wilderness Ridge this year. We realized it would be a "set" 4-course meal and we were prepared for that, but . . . we were a little disappointed, to say the least. While there was an adequate amount of choices for each course . . . the choices were a "little out there." For our main course (Third Course), my wife chose the Verlasso Salmon and I chose the Nebraska Star Beef, both of which were properly prepared to our desire, the only issue was that the portions were very small. For the dessert course, I opted for the Chocolate Tiramisu, (which was terrific!) and my wife chose the Strawberry Pistachio Shortcake, which was excellent but was very, very small in size."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food and service was outstanding. We really had a great time. We look forward to many more visits."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Atmosphere very festive. Steak was marginal-rest of the meal was delicious."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My wife and I went to the Lodge at Wilderness Ridge for our first anniversary because we had our reception there one year earlier. We both loved the food, but the portions were so small that we had to go home and eat more to get full. Neither of us are big people either. When you pay nearly $30 a plate you expect to get good food AND plenty of it."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge provides an excellent dining experience. The ambience is outstanding. The staff are friendly and very professional. The food is delicious beyond adequate description. I will continue to frequent the lodge."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My wife and I took her parents and our 16-year-old son for a belated Christmas dinner when her parent came to town. We had a great night. I had a salad with salmon, which was cooked perfectly and tasted great. Others had steak, except for my son who decided to order a duck/pasta dish. It was fun to see him being adventurous with the menu!! He really enjoyed all of the bits and pieces that were in his dish---duck, apples, Brussels sprouts, etc. The service was wonderful, as always. They were not pushy with drinks or dessert. We got a Cajun shrimp appetizer---spot on, great sauce. The large tables result in far-spacing; noise bounces off the pine beams. It was hard to have a whole-group conversation."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went to the Lodge for lunch on Christmas Eve day to celebrate the engagement of our son Robin to Rachel. It was very cold outside so we appreciated the wonderful fireplace that was blazing hot. Our waiter, Henry, was very attentive and accommodating. Kyle, the chef, came over to say hello. Our waiter from our last visit dropped by to tell us that we were her favorites. Our food was consistently excellent all around. I had the Tavern Salmon. The salmon was cooked perfectly but I loved the risotto cake the best. Everyone else enjoyed their lunches as well. We had a perfect day at the Lodge."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "MENU ITEM WAS DIFFERENT THAN DESCRIBED ON THE MENU. THE SELECTION CAME WITH A SAUCE THAT WAS NOT TO MY LIKING AND THAT WAS NOT INDICATED ON THE MENU..... NEED TO LET THE COMSUMER KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN ORDERING..."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "This was a great dining experience from start to finish. Service was friendly and professional. The manager was on the ball and the food was extremely good. We had an appetizer called NOLA shrimp that was hot and delicious and every person in our 9 person party had wonderful comments about the food. It was all hot, fresh and delicious. The atmosphere imakes you feel like you are in a rustic mountain lodge. This may be the best dining in Lincoln and I would compare the atmosphere and good favorably to anywhere around the country. The only thing I would correct is to offer some French or Italian wines by the glass. All the wine was new world and the way their kitchen cooks, these wines would even elevate the experience further."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Being out of town guests in Omaha we were looking for that down home Thanksgiving meal. With a student at Creighton University we were looking for a home style meal. The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge fit that description very well with an abundance of food and atmosphere to launch into the Christmas Holiday. I would suggest this special place to anyone in the area. I was happy we had GPS to find the Lodge!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I was intrigued to visit The Lodge because of a review in Friday's Lincoln Journal Star and we were certainly not disappointed. Margaret had the quail with pumpkin, which she enjoyed immensely, crunchy pumpkin with perfectly spiced and cooked little birds. I splurged on the Wagyu NY Strip because I was curious about this product. It came to my table perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth tender. I also ordered the deep fried Brussels Sprouts, which were totally delicious, with quite an interesting sauce. Our big treat was the their new chef, Kyle Lamb, came to our table to ask about our meal. Originally from Lincoln, he missed family and friends, so came back when he could. And we are very happy that he did. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "The atmosphere here is gorgeous and the food was exceptional. Lots of choices and appealed to my grandchildren also. A fun birthday treat!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Staff was very friendly and service was prompt. Entrees and appetizers were hot and arrived to our table at the appropriate time. Relaxing environment great for both couples and families."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Great food, location, scenery, friendly staff. We will for sure go back. One of the better dining experiences we have had."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We went to celebrate a Birthday after the Nebraska home game. The place was full of people in red and the atmosphere was very jovial. Filets were done perfectly and had a wonderful taste. the Steelhead trout was not filleted but still had the bones & skin. I don't mind the skin, but had to clean out the bones before enjoying the moist fish. Just wish it had more seasoning. I chose to have the quinoa with it and it was a great accompaniment to the trout . The service was impeccable. A very pleasant evening"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great food, service and ambiance! We went or a special occassion this ime and it met every expectation. The wine was great and the entertainment was very talented and not over powering and loud. Overall we had a great experience."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The staff were fantastic. Service was great. Dinner was out of this world and the glass of wine just topped it off for us. What a wonderful place to take my lady for her birthday!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Our server made the whole night memorable. She was the best waitress we have had there. The weather was perfect so we decided to dine on the patio. Even at night it is beautiful. The shrimp appetizer took my breath away(literally) but those at our table who liked spicy food, enjoyed it. The steaks were perfectly cooked and juicy, the roasted chicken was flavorful but a little tough (That can happen with free range birds). They complemented our chicken with seasonal vegetable and fried potatoes. The vegetables were a good addition. Always a great place to stop for a meal."
    Dined on 7/28/2013