Twisted Fork - Old Market
Twisted Fork - Old Market

Twisted Fork - Old Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://twistedforkomaha.com/
  • Phone: 4029329600
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
    11:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: John Ursick
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering menu is designed to fit your busy lifestyle. Whether it be a quick bit on the go, a business meeting or a party with colleagues or friends, we can take care of your needs. Our experience and range of menu ideas puts us at the top of the list of Omaha’s caterers. In addition to this menu, our chef will be happy to custom design a menu for your next party or event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between S. 10th St. and S. 11th St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On Street and Off Street parking available.
A word from Twisted Fork - Old Market
The Twisted Fork is an ecclectic grill & bar in Omaha’s historic Old Market that serves American food with a cowboy twist. It blends southern hospitality with cowboy bravado and features menu creations from Executive Chef John Ursick.
The menu can be described as comfort food with a ‘twist’ of Chef John’s originality. The Twisted Fork also boasts a top notch signature drink menu and martini list designed by world class mixologist Martin Janica of Argentina and was voted as Omaha’s Best New Restaurant when it opened in 2008.
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Twisted Fork - Old Market reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (12)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)special occasion (3)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Simply outstanding food with a good menu selection. I always bring out of town visitors down here for a great Old Market experience and I've never been disappointed. The chicken fried bacon is a must but do it in moderation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good in concept
    John
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Menu has plenty of interesting choices but the execution fell short. My chili relleno had a piece of over cooked, tough chicken and the rice and beans were very standard fare. Presentation was sloppy. Table to our right had to send back their steaks as they were overlooked. Table to our left had something I could not identify... Not an appetizing look and also what can only be called sloppy. That said, the staff were great and the place was full. Mix of young and old, dates and families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice, but not outstanding
    NotTooPicky
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had the grilled chicken plate and it was really dry. I couldn't finish it for lack of moisture. The decor was kind of neat I guess and the service was...meh. I just wasn't impressed overall. I'm probably good with just one visit to this place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AmyK
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was pretty good. We were there for a business dinner, so I think I had higher expectations for a broader menu of higher dollar/more gourmet items. It was my fault for not looking at the menu in advance of booking. The atmosphere was great, and would be nice for a date or a night out on the town. It seems more suitable for the younger set. For a night out, the prices were very reasonable with a cheeseburger/fries only around $12 and they had an excellent happy hour menu of drinks and appetizers priced well. Our server (can't remember his name, he was very tall and looked like Ben Afflek) was phenenominal. He was personable, funny, and really lightened the uptight feel of a typical business dinner. He deserves a raise and promotion. :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was better
    greenfood
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I loved this restaurant: fun décor, variety on the menu and in a hopping part of town. We started with the mushroom dip, which had a rich, blue cheese sauce and came out alarmingly quick on a Saturday night. To drink, I enjoyed the pineapple upside down cake, which I would gladly have again (flavor was spot-on). For dinner, I had the blacked salmon tacos. They were stuffed with meat and packed with flavor. Normally, if I get fish tacos, I will add the rice and beans on the side to the taco, but there truly wasn't any room. My date had the chicken plate and RAVED about the risotto. Our server, Edam, was delightful. She was there whenever we needed and made the dinner remarkable in every way. I'd go back just to see her: amazing evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old market dinner
    TDC6
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were in town for a family reunion and grabbed a reservation on OT for my mother and family. Upon arrival at or a minute after our reservation it was obvious they were not expecting us. Asked us to wait why they prepared a table. Inside was really loud so we asked to sit outside. After being seated I had to go back inside and ask for a server to take a drink order and know that we were there. Once in process things seemed to flow ok. Ordered chicken fried bacon as an app and it was not as good as it sounds. My wife's meatloaf was good as was my sons mac cheese. My ny strip steak was rather tough and I ate about half of it. Wait staff seemed not very knowledgeable. Table behind us had wrong wine brought to them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We always our meals here
    SeattleVisitor
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food, good service, good beer...every time we visit the Twisted Fork we leave with smiles on our faces. The food is always good or better and the service is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Twisted Fork - Old Market reviews archive.
  • Great experience
    lovenewfood84
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food and service was excellent. The staff were very accommodating and genuinely seemed to want our experience to be enjoyable. My husband had the meatloaf and I had the ragout. Both items are not found in many restaurants so it was a treat for us. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Two of us had reservations before our theatre show. Even though there were several large groups Michele provided great service. She was responsive to our timeframe but yet didn't make us feel rushed. The blue cheese filet was excellent, although the sides were average. Broccoli very underdone and potatoes tasted instant. Wine selection was nice and we would give it another try.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Many menu items have a unique flair. Delicious options that you don't find at "every" restaurant. Loved everything we ate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    DakotaGal
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was our first time eating at the Twisted Fork; we had a great time. There were 3 teenagers in our group of 5 and they were very appreciative of the menu choices, as were the adults. There was something for everyone. I highly recommend the salmon filet. The prices were very appropriate. I would eat at the Twisted Fork again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    ChefChile
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Dinner was mostly outstanding, but the ragout was a little bland. The filet was awesome, as was the special Gouda Mac with Shrimp. Only small problem was toward the end... Server got engrossed in B-ball game and missed us waving and calling for him to run our credit card. Celebrated my graduation, and had a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super fast service!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Me and family arrived at 8pm. Walking up to the doors it looks too fancy to bring kids into. Very nice inside but too dark. Service was great, food came super fast, and staff is very friendly. Portions are a little small--except for the burgers, and prices were a little higher than I would have expected. Overall good last minute choice for dinner on my part.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfy Menu
    jh225
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The food was amazing. They do comfort foods in an upscale, delicious way. Will definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Day
    Weffer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. We tried the fried pickles amd didn't really care for them. We loved the tenderloin with blue cheese, mashed potatoes, and grilled broccoli. Our server was pleasant but seemed busy...I'm sure due to the fact that it was Valentines. I don't think it is the place for a romantic dinner. It's pretty loud, tables are very close, and it was very bright.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Justin Timberlake Pre-show Dinner
    Stacey
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Don't go here when you are on a time schedule. It seems neither the management nor the staff is prepared for such. We had to wait 15 minutes for our table, the waiter was overwhelmed, and the food that night was not great. Give this place a try on a quieter day, it's worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tough steak
    on3bishop
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had the filet. Medium well came as well done with crispy edges. Ambiance was brighter than anticipated regarding lights...dim down for dinner. Alex was very tentative.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve at the Fork
    CravingMore
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Twisted Fork is one of our favorite downtown spots. The atmosphere is great and the food is always awesome! You must try the refrigerator pickles!! We tried the fried bacon with gravy for the first time on this trip and I'd definitely order it again. They had a limited menu for New Year's Eve, which is typical, however, we were not told that would be the case ahead of time. It was disappointing that some of our favorite picks were missing form the limited menu but it was still a nice dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Fried Bacon....yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was our second time at the Twisted Fork ....have enjoyed our experience each time.......food is fabulous, interesting choices and a great selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I liked the food at The Twisted
    susiecat
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I liked the food at The Twisted Fork, but was not bowled over by it. All dishes we ordered -- caesar salad, chicken-fried steak, blackened salmon tacos, bread pudding - were solid, but none was a standout. The wine list is small but decent. The burgers that went past us as they were being delivered to other tables looked good -- perhaps I'll try that another time. I will probably go back for a lunch but probably not a dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Omaha1Diner
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    This is the perfect place for casual dining with excellent food. We had been here about a month ago, and the blackened salmon tacos were so good that I was craving them again. Three of the four in our group had them on my recommendation. It was a slow week night, and our server was attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely be back again!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Market Gem
    Samantha
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    I had not been to the Old Market in many years. We were attending a show at the Orpheum and were looking for a close dining option. I viewed many options and on 2nd look happened upon Twisted Fork. We wanted to try Chicken Fried Bacon and it was on their menu. Our waitress was also the bartender and her service was great. Always a pleasant smile and attentive to our needs. This is the kind of restaurant you could bring your kids or parents. A variety of menu items from comfort food and burgers, to something special. Best Bloody Mary's I ever had and a nice variety of beer including local brews. My Braised Beef was delicious and plentiful. Both of us had a "to go" box. Definately would recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very accommodating/Poor service
    Diningfamily
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    This was our first visit to the restaurant and we let them know that upon making the reservation. However, that made no difference. Food was fair, service was slow and not very accommodating. When we asked for bread to go with our salads, we were delivered 4 pieces of dried/grilled stale bread with no butter or olive oil and then to make matters worse, they charged extra for the bread on the final bill. We won't be back - too many better choices in the Omaha area. Expensive for what was served.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    sbn67
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Went for an early dinner with a friend. Our server (I believe his name was Johnny) was wonderful, giving great service, but not too aggressive where it becomes annoying. We both had "Omaha Restaurant Week" specials which offered an appetizer, main course and desert. We had a choice between 1 of 3 in each category. The food was delicious and just the right amount of each serving. I really enjoyed it and would recommend the Twisted Fork to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My fork was delectably twisted!!
    girlovesweets
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    I have heard many good words about the Twisted Fork from friends and co-workers. I went today for lunch and I was determined to try something new. For starters, I gobbled on some hot mushroom dip and flat bread crisps... this was recommended by my server who does not care for mushrooms! For my main dish, I went to town on the chili relleno... oh em gee! That is some good eats! I couldn't and wouldn't try to finish with dessert but I was told upon my second visit to try out the s'mores brownie. I will most definitely be back with my parents or anyone who wants a great food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was just ok. They were
    JayB
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Food was just ok. They were experiencing system problems, so had some issues with getting orders to the kitchen. Service was friendly, but maybe a little too relaxed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Old Market restaurant!
    lizlovestoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    I had a bellini (champagne with peach puree) which was delicious! For dinner, I had the fried egg and cheese sandwich which was very good. My mom had the salmon and said hers was delicious. Our server was awesome. I highly recommend eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    We have been here before and we liked it but it has been a few years. they either got better at service and food or we just forgot our previous experiences. We had a wonderful time. Food was really good and service was too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Twist
    crutch
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    Food was pretty good. Some things were a bit overseasoned and i did not eat them
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Tight seats and food was merely ok. The seats in the back next to the "curtain" are a bit ridiculous.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service eclectic
    chardar
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Great food and service eclectic setting highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great service and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Always great service and I haven't experienced a bad item on the menu. The meatloaf dinner and sandwich are incredible. Everything on the menu is made fresh. You must try the Chicken Fried Bacon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food in Omaha, hands
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Best food in Omaha, hands down. They had a special menu for Valentines Day and even that was superb! Try the smoked gouda mac and cheese.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    This was my second visit here and I expected more service, even on a holiday. There was a set menu which featured primarily seafood options. So if you didn't care for seafood you were limited to chicken marsala or prime rib, thats it. Also I have never felt so pushed to eat and get out, even though there were open tables around us. With drinks, appetizers and dinner we were in and out in 30 min. From the time we sat down, 25 min until we had the check, leftovers boxed, and were being ignored by the staff. Maybe if it weren't Valentines day they'd let you enjoy your dinner and companions but I will never know because I will never return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately, they had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Unfortunately, they had a special menu the evening I dined there. I was not impressed with the food. I ordered the cheese encrusted salmon with risotto and asparagus and the food was bland. The waitress hurried us and was not very friendly. The only reason I rated them as good is because I have been there for brunch and the food was good and unique. I may go back, but not anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friends and I enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    My friends and I enjoyed our appetizers and lunch. I was a tad disappointed with how long it took us to get seated. We were waiting literally 5-10 minutes before the hostess came out. After that our service was great and quite visible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get the refrigerator pickles!!
    CravingMore
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We visited Twisted Fork on a busy Saturday night. We had a reservation and our table was ready as soon as we arrived. The waitress was very personable and accomodative to our special requests. Drink service was slow, however, the place was packed!! The food was as delicious as ever and the refrigerator pickles are a MUST!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, but service was subpar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Since we were here on New Years, and I had written an amazing review, this almost pains me to write. The food was, as expected, excellent...however, it was hard to enjoy eating it when we had to wolf it down to make the event. Service was beyond terrible. I was alone for about 20 minutes while the BF tried to find parking (which I did get my tea, but she never came back), but waiting 15 minutes for beers, 30 minutes for burgers (when those around us got their food) was unacceptable. We literally had 10 minutes to eat to make tip off. Again, food was excellent, but this isn't an option if you have somewhere you have to be...not worth the risk of having bad service. There 90 minutes, and literally only 10 of those was very rushed eating
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    This was our second visit to the Twisted Fork and we had a wonderful time! The French dip and bacon ranch cheeseburger were fantastic. The Pinot Noir complemented our food perfectly. We skipped an appetizer so we could have the S'more brownie for dessert. Delicious! We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a great go to place
    VIPOTVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    This is a great go to place when you can't decide what kind of food to have for dinner. The twist on comfort food is fantastic. Very quirky decor and lots of locals at the bar. Fun spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate