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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
  • 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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my business clients from Japan since they wanted to have an American steak dinner. They enjoyed the Nebrska beef. I ordered salmon which came with farro, green and fig side dish, but I did not like my dish. The side dish was too strongly flavored. I would have enjoyed something simpler as I could not taste my salmon much. I ordered sauteed Brussles sprounts and mushroom on the side as I do not like deep fried dishes. The wine list was great. Our waiter was very friendly and we enjoyed the surrounnding view. I would have liked more healthier side dishes such as kale salad, quinoa, etc which I can find at many restaurants in major cities these days."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "One couple had to change their entry because you were out of chicken at 5:00. When they got their bill they were charged for 3 entries instead of 2. It was corrected."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have eaten at the Lodge several times for work functions, but this was the first time that I went just for dinner with my wife. It was our anniversary, so I thought it would be nice. The highlight of the evening was our server. He did a great job and was very nice and upbeat. The food, it was so-so. I am not sure if this was an off night for their cooks, or if it was something else, but the food was not up to par with the other times that I have eaten here. Overall it was a nice dinner, and I will chalk it up to an off night until I can go again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went here for Fathers Day. Had a great time. Our waitress was having her first day but we managed. This is one of my favorite outdoor venues."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I found the other reviews Open Table, when taken as a whole, to be about right. The place has a fair amount of ambience for a lodge - on the order of the Lied Lodge in Nebraska city. The dining experience isn't nearly as rewarding as the Lied Lodge, however. The service is friendly, but slow. I believe we received our first course about 50 minutes after walking in the door. And the food arrived luke warm, so it had been sitting for a while. We ordered the prefix menu, so I know that limits the options, but the food, while good, was very uninspired, despite it's somewhat upscale presentation. And the portions were quite small. We won't go back. Too bad. Some good folks work there, but the slow service and so-so food are a problem."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We came for restaurant week where for $29.95 you get three courses. We were very disappointed in how small the portions were. My husband had the steak and he got 2 little chunks. For the price we paid we should have gotten more food. We have participated at many restaurants for this occasion and this was by far the worst deal for your money. Also, The time it took to get our food took a long time too, with a long span going in between courses. We will probably never eat here for restaurant week again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The Lodge is one of our favorite places to dine. Lately there have been some notable inconsistencies in service. Our most recent visit was to celebrate both a birthday and anniv. Our main course took almost 45 minutes to be served! First our server came over, after about 20 minutes to apologize...then a manager came by after about 30 minutes to apologize and to tell us our entrees were "being plated"...well if they were being plated, then they sure did let them sit for awhile. Really...it's bad enough...don't glaze the wait with a fib. We were provided a 20% discount...but there's not a way to make feeding us a line of bull okay. Next time, just tell the truth..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I dined at The Lodge with a friend and we were one of the first to arrive for the evening. Service was excellent with fun banter with the server. The quesadilla appetizer was subtle, yet satisfying. The main course (trout) was well-presented and very tasty. The strawberry cheesecake was excellent. Restaurant decor is stylish, well-maintained, and appropriate for their woodlands theme. Overall, The Lodge is an excellent choice for anyone seeking fine food and relaxed dining in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "What a disappointment the Mother's Day brunch was. The food table was a mess. The service was poor. For the price, the food was disappointing even the desserts. The Lodge has lost my business."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went for Mother's Day buffet, and it was okay. Food, what there was of it, was good flavor. They didn't have a large selection of food. The service was friendly, but we wanted coffee and they never brought it. By the time they remembered we ordered, it was too late. Probably won't return for the buffet."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food for the brunch was not nearly as good as it has been in the past. No Omlets or other breakfast items. Deserts were better than some other times. Chicken was dry and no prime rib. Salad dressing was good but salad lettuce was difficult to eat. (need iceberg included) "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had the prime rib, and it was amazing, every thing we ate was very good. Hats off to the Chef!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I had a bottle of champagne ordered to be on the table when we arrived for dinner. Everything was ready as requested and my husband was pleasantly surprised. It was excellent champagne, our food was prepared perfectly, and our wait staff outdid themselves making it special. Thanks also for the crème brule for dessert. It's my favorite. You helped make our anniversary very special. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had never heard of The Lodge, tried it on a whim, had a fantastic experience. Fantastic ambience, rivaling many lodges we have visited in Canada. The menu was very pleasing, many choices for the group of 6 we had. Will recommend it to everyone visiting the Lincoln area."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Me and some of my friends and family came here after seeing an ad they posted on the Lincoln Marathon facebook page. I ran the marathon and thought it would be a good place to go afterwards. It was very good although we missed the brunch, a burger was all I wanted anyways! Very nice waitress and very beautiful place! Thanks!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The Lodge has a nice, open feel to it, and the food is usually good. I usually get a rib eye, and tonight was no exception. It was done to a perfect medium rare, just the way I like it. I liked the fact that they offer a reasonable number of quality wines, some of which are available in large or small format bottles. There is also a nice range of wine prices. The only downside here is that the menu is a bit limited, and the service is a little uneven. The wait staff hasn't mastered the art of appearing at the right moment. While it is hardly unique to restaurants anymore, I have to say that I really dislike being asked if I would like my plate cleared while someone at the table is still eating. Still, a very pleasant place for dinner."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Would not recommend. The restraunt was not full and we waited for over 2 hours for our food, we even had reservations. They had the food messed up. Wrong side items on plates. The steak was overcooked to the point of shoe leather. When we got the bill, they charged us for the wrong meals. Had to wait another 20 minutes for that to be fixed. Even though we had reservations and the restraunt was told of the special occasion, we were set next to the patio doors and bar. Lot of people going in and out the doors creating some kind of white fuzz floating in the air. Had to cover our drinks with napkins to keep it out. They had singers in the next room. They were very nice to listen to, but we came to visit with Family. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We were all very impressed by the setting when we entered. Surprised that we had to wait for 20 minutes to be seated, when we had made a reservation. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. Everyone enjoyed the food. We all felt that it would be helpful to provide labels for the food items to make selection easier. Unfortunately, the eggs on the Eggs Benedict were under-cooked. The Prime Rib was wonderful! We would happily return."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had dinner here for Thanksgiving served in the same style. It was outstanding! If you have to be away over a holiday, this is the place to go. Since we were travelling over Easter, we decided to eat at The Lodge again. What a mistake! It's Easter...how about HAM! The food selection was minimal especially for the price. The pork was dry and I would not eat pot roast ever. We were planning on coming back for Mother's Day, but have since changed our minds."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Server was great, but food speed from the kitchen was horrible. After we ordered it took nearly 30 minutes for our salad. After we finished those it took another 30 minutes for our main course. It took so long our daughter was almost falling asleep and only ate 1 piece of pizza, which we could see sitting under the heating lights for at least 10 minutes while they waited for the rest of our food. Food tasted good. Server kept apologizing about the wait, but a manager never showed up to check on our table. The restaurant wasn't even half full. I would hate to see how far behind the kitchen would be if it was closer to capacity."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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