Charlie's on the Lake

3.7
97 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

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Omaha Magazine's best rated Steakhouse!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday through Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Saturday 4:30 PM - 11:00 PM Sunday-CLOSED
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Phone number
(402) 894-9411
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We welcome you to explore our three Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. also our beautiful patio
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Private party contact
Private Event manager Suzanne Kiani: (855) 401-3214
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Neighborhood
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Special events & promotions
We offer a $7.00 corkage fee.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
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3.7based on recent ratings
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JA
1 review
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our group had an enjoyable celebration! Our waiter was polite, food served in a timely manner and it was a nice environment!

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YS
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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The place seemed low staffed. Our server was also cleaning tables and hustling everywhere. Our bill was nearly $100 but we had empty drinks and the food was so-so. We had visited this place years ago when we were in town and loved it. However it seems management has either changed or it's gone downhill.

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GC
1 review
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Had the fried Catfish, best I’ve had by far.
Service was excellent. No complaints.
Pricing is competitive with equal type restaurants. Wish they had more outdoor seating available. They have a very nice view of the pond but were seating very few people outside. I guess they don’t have enough wait staff for the huge outdoor patio. It was a very nice and pleasant day too.

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GP
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my wife and son to Charlie’s for Mother’s Day. Had the prime rib and Ultimate dinner for two. The food was delicious and the service was excellent! The martinis were very good also!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous and our server was top notch (20 year old male and I wish I could remember his name as he was spectacular!) we were visiting Omaha from GA attending Berkshire Hathaway meeting. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu, both food and drink. He told us about the special which we shared as did our friends. All wonderful!

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5
Omaha
14 reviews
2.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Good location, good food, great table service . reservations are iffy.

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k
Las Vegas
12 reviews
2.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We eat here every 6-weeks or so and it's generally solid! Last Saturday, however, was a mess. We were seated at 6:15 and ordered at 6:30. Our entrée arrived (we did not order appetizers) at 7:10. Missed the first 5-minutes of our movie.

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T
Omaha
46 reviews
3.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ordered cod, steak and prime rib. I went to the restaurant because I had a desire for seafood. The cod was basically tasteless. Maybe they need to stop using parmesan crust and just broil it. Steak and prime rib were fine.

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AP
Omaha
1 review
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great, food was fast and delicious! It was the perfect ambiance to celebrate our Anniversary! We would definitely go back.

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PP
1 review
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had 8pm reservation but upon arrival 10 minutes before our reservation time we were informed it could be around a 30 minute wait because they were short staffed. Not off to a good start. However, once we were seated the server was good and the food was good, a bit pricey but that was expected.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
2.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation and asked for outdoor seating but the hostess told us it would be an hour wait. So we settled for a crappy table
With no view. You’d think with a reservation you’d get priority of where to sit. Service was horrible,, had to ask for everything...

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K
Omaha
34 reviews
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful new server who did a remarkable job for somebody who was training. We would have never known that had she not told us. Great meal, great service, and wonderful salads! I had requested a booth and we got a perfect one. Nice night!!!

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CN
1 review
4.0Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charlie's is a always a relaxing place for small groups to get together. The food has always been very good and the menu offers sufficient variety to satisfy most diners. The service was very good.

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Kansas City
1 review
1.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Our server was great, but the food was really bland and just not that great. For the price, I would have expected everything to be at least decent. I’m not really sure how this places has so many Best of Omaha awards.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for a prom dinner and the food was amazing and the service was so good i would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good place for a nice dinner

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Los Angeles
1 review
1.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were scheduled to attend an event this evening and booked a reservation the youth open at table at this restaurant. When we arrived they said they were CLOSED!! Apparently the system allowed us to make a reservation during their CLOSED hours!! Needless to say we were late for our event due to having to find another OPEN restaurant!!! Hooray for technology....
Maybe syncing the system with the restaurants open and closed hours would be logical!!

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Kansas City
1 review
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had a great time for a birthday gathering. I think the prices have gone up, but food was amazing!

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Omaha
2 reviews
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Our server was extremely slow and unfortunately not because he was busy. I was very surprised that the food was mediocre as I was expecting a delicious meal. Our salads were made of ice berg lettuce and were not pleasing to the eye. All of our salads were drenched in dressing which pooled in the bottom and was literally soupy. I ordered blackened salmon and steamed veggies which included eggplant. The salmon spices were not cooked long enough and some were hard pieces and the veggies were bland, the eggplant was hard as a rock. Consensus from the group was for the price, the food was not worth it nor enjoyable.

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed.

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D
1 review
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Charlie’s! The martini’s are great and the shrimp cargot is outstanding. Plenty of menu options for all tastes.

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BT
Omaha
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As usual the food and service was amazing. Will definitely be back and will recommend Charlie's on the Lake to everyone.

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BT
Omaha
1 review
3.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We arrived and got a table right away (we had a reservation on a Friday night, and they were not very busy). Service was somewhat slow for having the place only 2/3 full.
The food was very good, although our entrees were only luke warm.
We did get a complimentary cheese cake sampler for our anniversary.
Overall, I give it only a fair rating.

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M
Omaha
9 reviews
3.0Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is really good and the portions are very filling. It has a lot more to offer now that it's Charlie's Grill and Steaks. There was a bit of everything on the menu - chicken, prime rib, steaks, and of course seafood. I would eat at Charlie's again.

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M
Omaha
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moderately priced.
Timely service.

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A
Portland
3 reviews
3.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They definitely do seafood better than they do steak. I got the rib eye and they served it with gravy?! And the rib eye was lackluster. Ick. Seafood meals others got were good.

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was pretty good. Our server really lacked any organization or common sense. We had to repeatedly ask for common service tasks, like water refills, bread service, and carry home boxes. He also had zero knowledge of the wine list or cocktail menu.

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B
Omaha
14 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal we 'll enjoyed what we had. Just wish they offered a plain baked potato wasn't in mood for twice baked .they tend to be a little dry other than that excellent.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dinner with friends. I’ve never had a bad meal at Charlie’s on the lake. Cajun stuffed prime rib is a must try entree.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant. They were out of a couple of my beer choices

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SO
Kansas City
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff was very friendly. Neat place. Great food! The prime rib and ribeye steak you can about cut them with a fork.

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CS
1 review
4.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat for about 10-15 min waiting for the waiter to come by for the first time. He apologized stating that he did not realize it was part of his station. He apologized several times and was very polite. Food was good. I am sure we will come back again for a special occasion.

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E
Omaha
1 review
2.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

We were for a date night. The service was great but the food was not. My prime rib was grey in color and so smothered with mushrooms and cheese I did not know what was supposed to be the feature. My wife and I used to go to Charlie’s when we first met but will not be back.

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RT
1 review
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had my Mom's 84th birthday here. My dad said it was the best prime Rib he has ever had.

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P
Omaha
1 review
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. Decent prices. Good atmosphere. Pretty good service.

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KB
Omaha
2 reviews
2.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We intended to celebrate a belated Valentine's dinner, and it started well enough. We ordered the seafood feast to share and we were enjoying our martini and appetizer when our meal arrived BEFORE our soup/salad course. The wait staff seemed perplexed as to what to do about it; we finally suggested that they keep it warming while we ate the salad course. I wasn't sure how this would play out as you certainly don't want seafood sitting under a heat lamp. Also for a $60 meal for two, I would have expected two crab legs rather than one. We felt that we needed to eat our salad and soup with some urgency so as not to completely ruin the main course, so our evening of a leisurely and fun meal was lost. Once we were served our entree, we had to remind our server to bring us some bread, which we did not receive with our salad. Full disclosure: the house manager was very nice and accommodating to us upon hearing of our dinner follies. We will probably try Charlie's again - maybe for drinks and appetizers on the patio or for lunch, but it'll be awhile if we ever go back for a nice dinner.

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LV
1 review
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 10, separate tickets was no problem. Ordered drinks and variety of food
All plates came out hot, rib eye steaks were excellent, prime rib out of this world. Lobster was huge and yummy! Variety of fish was ordered, all was cooked to perfection!
The waitress , I wish I had remembered her name, was very attentive, taking the teasing and giving it right back. This was a great choice for a birthday celebration! One more thing, gratuity was NOT added for large group
Thank You Staff at Charlie’s on the Lake! We will be back for sure!

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K
Omaha
8 reviews
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

We've been here before and felt it has been better in the past. Renee was our server and she was fantastic. The seafood enchiladas were good but pretty much a plate of cheese. Missing prime rib oscar -- what we usually come for. The desserts are always good.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The ribeye fell apart in my mouth, amazing! Our server just ok, forgot things twice and slow to refill. Inside it was very nice. We'll be back

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K
1 review
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent and good quality and quantity. Service was very good. Prices were very competitive considering the amount of food that was offered. Will definitely eat here again!!

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CH
Omaha
1 review
2.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Outdated. Crab legs over cooked. Veggies over cooked. Slow service.

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