Billy's Restaurant

4.9
348 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Named after William Jennings Bryan, the elegant "Noble-Dawes House" located near the Nebraska State Capital was built in 1887. The Chautauqua Bar and the dining rooms named for William Jennings Bryan, Charles Dawes, and George W. Norris give a fascinating glimpse into a grand era in U. S. History.
Since 1986 it has been the home of Billy's Restaurant. We find the finest ingredients for our divers menu selections. Our entree specialties include steak, lamb, duck, veal, seafood and delicious vegetarian dishes. Whether it be our premium steaks, the freshest produce, homemade soups, or incomparable seafood - you will take home a memory of fine food, fine wine, and excellent service whenever you visit Billy's Restaurant.

Support Billy's Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 348 people are saying
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TerryB
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been years since we went to Billy's, and that was a mistake on our part. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and we will be going back soon.

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vipfbnb
Omaha
47 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

With a building lost in time, the food and service are exemplary and with huge portions the value is another feat!!

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DonG
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve seen other reviews complain about slow service. I would not consider the service at Billy’s as speedy, but I wouldn’t expect it, or even want it. Why go to a restaurant like this to speed through the experience? Take your time and enjoy it if you get the chance! If you want fast, hit the drive through at McDonald’s.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. My wife and I will be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes are the best here! We really enjoyed our dinner here and definitely will be back!

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DinnerReviewer
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were eight of us for dinner. The food was excellent. My steak was particularly good. Jordan did a great job taking care of our table. Some of our party had never been there before, and they noted they would definitely return again.

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Happy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Billys restaurant. The food never disappoints! Theres a reason Billy’s has been around for many years.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner experience was very nice. The service was top-notch. The food was delicious & full of flavor.

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LaurenceB
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Wedding Anniversary
We love Billy’s, they never disappoint

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time going to Billy’s and we will be coming back. It was fantastic quality of food with a great quantity. We thought everything was pretty cheap too considering our fine dining experience. We are excited to go back!

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vipsassafras
New England
72 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. My wife and I were meeting our son and his wife here. Our son's wife is starting orthodontics school at the University of Nebraska in July and they were driving to Lincoln from California, taking a ten day tour of various national parks on the drive. We flew in and met them there for dinner. We were seated in the bar area at the only table in the room, which was great for conversation. The food was excellent and the portions were generous. The service was great. As we had much to talk about we stayed for well over two hours and were the last to leave. The chef (owner?) came out to talk with us at the end of the evening. He's quite an interesting fellow. All-in-all we couldn't have planned a better evening with good food, good service, and in a setting that greatly facilitated our conversation. We will no doubt be back when we next visit Lincoln.

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Marge
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is located in a charming old building. It’s a great place to enjoy a quiet,leisurely meal. The tomato bisque soup was the best I’ve ever had and my fish entree was outstanding!

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vipDineOutCouple
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy's is a very unique and quiet restaurant. We love dining there because of the quiet atmosphere and the friendly staff. The food is always excellent!

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Sherie
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great in this restaurant that has character. This is a great special occasion place to enjoy dinner and great drinks.

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vipDineOutCouple
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy's is a quaint, quiet, and fun restaurant to be at. The servers are always helpful and pleasant. The food is excellent and the quiet atmosphere allows you to easily carry on conversations among friends.

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FDOUG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy's has become one of favorite restaurants. It is a consistently pleasant dining experience that is very conducive to good conversation and predictably great food and great service. We highly recommend it.

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LLOYDR
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience. Would recommend to try this place.

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MarcN
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Get a reservation. Good service, appropriately paced. Meal presentation was well done.

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RogerA
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique menu and unique decor. Great service. Will go back again.

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zacht
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was quite poor and the duck tasted reheated.

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MarcJ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome setting, great food. Really enjoyed our dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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GregD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended on Valentine's weekend. Excellent choice for the occasion. Dining atmosphere, wait service, and food and drink selection were all superb. Server was extremely helpful in drink and wine selection. Portions were abundant and presentation very appealing. Cost was reasonable and consistent with the quality of the food. Would return and highly recommend for those desiring a unique and personal dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best place for a special date. For us it was Valentines Day. Waiter took great care of us. At one point chef Nader came out and chatted with us. Didn’t feel rushed at all. It was full but quiet. Amazing food. Reasonable prices. Just a wonderful night. This place is a GEM! You cannot go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was exalant and the steak was very good. Didn't care for the crab cakes to much but over all a great meal in a relaxing atmosphere

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Jeanne
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Billy's never fails to deliver an amazing experience. It you have specific dietary needs, the chef comes out to find out your preferences in person! One of our very favorite restaurants...

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RobertS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our Lincoln favorites. It was the perfect pace for our anniversary dinner.

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vipBlairD
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner here. The service was wonderful and the meal was unmatched.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

We are happy you had a great anniversary with us Blair. We hope to have you back soon. Thank you!

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RichR
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Excellent service and atmosphere. Very reasonably priced. A limited offering of food and drinks. My filet was fine but I have had a number of better steaks in Lincoln and Omaha. The potatoes were not my favorite; heavy garlic. We had our prenup dinner here in 1993 and wanted to visit on our anniversary. Glad we went back, nice place but the food was not overwhelming. But a nice place to hit once in a while.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience, Rich! We try our best to ensure ingredients are fresh and full of flavor. We hope to have you back!

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BobB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and very generous portions. Our waiter Jordan was awesome.
We are looking forward to going back soon.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

We think Jordan is pretty awesome too! Thank you Bob!

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DaleW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Wonderful little place. We had a couple of louder middle aged men at the next table.... not Billy's fault.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you for your Patronage Dale! Next time just let your server know if it gets a little to loud in your area. We can discreetly move you to different area!

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vipMegan
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single thing was awesome and Jordan is a great waiter!

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you Megan! We appreciate your support!

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MarciaW
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Billy's never disappoints and this was no exception. The scallops succotash was excellent! Nadar is always so welcoming and Jordan did a lovely job serving us. The atmosphere was calming and elegant. Thank you!

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you Marcia! We always look forward to our great customers, just like you!

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FreidaL
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love Billy's. I was pleased to see the number of patrons at the restaurant and how the seating was arranged. I felt safe regarding the current Covid-situation. They are doing a great job.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

We always want our customers and staff to feel safe! Thank you Freida! Hopefully we can have you and your guests back soon!

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Barb
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to celebrate our 43rd anniversary. We enjoyed our evening so much!!!

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your anniversary here at Billy's! Thank you Barb.

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ANabavi
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The wait staff was very kind and attentive. Unfortunately the restaurant was very warm and the chef ran out of veal. The quality of food was beyond subpar. I brought our food home and added the needed spices and cooked the duck in the proper way.

I am a well versed cook. I m experienced in French, Italian, Asian and middle eastern cuisine. My suggestion is that this established either finds a new chef or hires a sou chef that has any experience is fine cuisine.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on August 14, 2020

Greetings! We appreciate your feedback and value your patronage. We will take time to go over the preparation of the duck, to insure it meets our standards. Due to current conditions we are sometime not able to find ingredients that meet our standards. Unfortunately, that is why the veal was off the menu. We hope to see you soon and look forward to your patronage. Thank you!

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vipDineOutCouple
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Billy's is a pleasure. You are treated like family and the wait staff is very friendly and interactive with the customers. They are always looking to see if you need anything and from time to time, the chef will visit your table to see if you are satisfied with your meal. A great place to dine since it is very quiet and peaceful.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

We are so happy you enjoyed your time at Billy's! Thank you again!

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DeborahO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food... Unique setting... Personal and attentive service... A lovely place where we feel comfortable dining even during the pandemic...

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mesa
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening. We were celebrating selling our house and wanted a quiet evening with good food and wine. We brought in a special bottle we had in reserve for 14 years and enjoyed a pork dish and a chicken dish. Food was excellently prepared and brought out exactly on time. Ambianceout is like eating in an old mansion. Very comforting.

Staff was masked and tables separated.
We look forward to many more dining experiences.

Billy's Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2020

Thank you Mesa! We are happy you were able to enjoy your special bottle of wine with a special dinner from Billy's! Hopefully your new house is everything you wanted!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience. We dined on a Tuesday and basically had a entire room to ourselves.

FAQs

Billy's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Billy's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 474-0084.

Billy's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 348 OpenTable diners.

Billy's Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://billysrestaurant.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.