Granite City Food & Brewery - Lincoln

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125 reviews
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Granite City Food & Brewery features handcrafted beer and signature food items that were born for beer. Menu items include Ponzu-Glazed Salmon, Not Your Mother's Meatloaf, and Maple Pepper Bacon flatbread. We now have the City Lites menu offering 6 tasty dishes under 650 calories! Signature GCFB beers are brewed onsite, including: the Bennie German Bock, the Broad Axe Oatmeal Stout, the Duke Pale Ale, and the Northern Lager. We also offer a rotating selection of seasonal brews, specialty brews and local guest taps.
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1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always good food and friendly staff. A little expensive, a little noisy at times, but we love it!

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a fantastic experience at the Sunday buffet at Granite City. The server was attentive and the food quality was good. Will definitely come again.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was the first place I reserved through Open Table that actually read the fine print and asked who had the allergies. I was shocked. In the end they goofed my order and had to redo as GF. I was offered a free GF desert but I turned it down. My husbands order was wrong also. He got a full rack of ribs-we were charged for the half rack he ordered. They did acknowledge birthday wishes to us as we came in.

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KD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to go. Great food and service!

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JJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

The beer is always very good but the food is disappointing. I really do not like the food plus it is too expensive.

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s
Omaha
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the new lite menu!! Cauliflower rice was awesome!!

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Used to love Granite City - not so much now. The food and service isn’t what it used to be. It’s a shame too, because we used to really enjoy it.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only comment is that the girl resetting the table behind us was just throwing the plates and silverware at the place settings. Very distracting for a few seconds!! Not a big issue.

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SW
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday Brunch in Lincoln! Many food items to choose from for everyone!

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MW
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time at Granite City in its new building. The space was much more conducive to conversation. One of the things we noticed was that there was nothing green on the buffet - no salad, no vegetables. I guess most people don't go to a buffet to eat healthy, but it's nice to have a healthy option available.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was busy, but our server CC was great, she kept checking on us, but gave us time to converse and she has been wonderful everyone we've come in!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was on the wait list and then was seated at a table shortly after we got there. Never was given the 100 points for going through Open Table. That was the reason we picked that redo, too!

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Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came to Lincoln on Easter Sunday to take our son (a freshman at UNL) out for dinner. The wait staff, in particular our waitress, were all so friendly and welcoming. Our server (I wish I could remember her name) mentioned she has worked for Granite City for 7 years and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the restaurant, and knew the menu extremely well. The food was delicious and we will definitely visit again soon. Thank you!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

The tables we were sat at were very close together. You should consider taking at least one table away. This is in the area where the Sunday brunch buffet is usually at. Normal sized people can barely sit comfortably due to the lack of space between tables. The only other complaint I have was that two of us ordered soups with our entrees. They both came out at the same time. It would’ve been nice to get the soup before the entree came out. The waitress was great. She said she had only been there 4 days, but I never would’ve known. The food and drinks were great as usual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was great! Love the changes to the menu options.

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Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

It took over a half hour to get our food. The restaurant was slowing down and not very busy at this time. We had a server that started out helpful and then later had a second one assisting her. Service became worse when they teamed up because despite how many times they passed by us, would not check on us, clear our plates, offer water or refills and we ended up stacking our own plates and our uneaten extra food on the ledge behind us as we waited for our dessert , which also took another half hour. We were offered dessert because the manager stopped by and knew that it had been an excessive amount of time since our food arrived and offered us all a free dessert. We would have turned it down if we had known that freezer it would also take the extra half-hour. With our meal we had ordered a wedge salad that was 8 to $9. It came out the size of a large palm. My husband sent it back and the manager agreed that that was not the correct size. He joked that it was probably a side salad but if you look at the menu it only comes in one size . Fortunately we were not charged for the salad but we were however charged for everything else in which he was excited about giving us a 20% discount. That only took $6 off of our bill and did not include any discount on the two beers my spouse had. Because it had become and over two hour event they decided to shut down one side of the restaurant, stack all the chairs and rearrange tables the next day's Buffet. We arrived at 7:40 and left after 10 pm. This was a Saturday night in the restaurant was not closed yet.
The cheese on my oldest child's cheeseburger was not melted and it was barely melted on the grilled cheese my youngest ordered. She requested waffle fries and you could tell she received the bottom of the Barrel in which they were cold and contain several little scrap pieces.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our waitress, Nicole, was very knowledgeable re the menu
and attentive. did a good job

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were passing through Lincoln. When traveling we like to stop at brew pubs and taprooms as they usually have great beer and good food and provide good value. Granite City Food and Brewery rewarded that philosophy. We had a very friendly, knowledgeable server who steered us to some great brews and beer combinations with their beer flights. Food was very good, but like so many places these days, they were too generous in their use of salt - especially on their fries. But when next in Lincoln, we will stop in again.

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Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was a Friday night and I know that places that are well known can be crazy and busy. The food wasn't great and the server seemed to be so busy that she wasn't friendly, but mostly stressed trying to get people's orders. Maybe on another day it would have been better.

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JH
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go with friends or just as a couple.

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KU
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good! No complaints. I got a shrimp scampi pasta that was delicious. My husband and daughter both got burgers. And my son and his girlfriend got mahi tacos. Everything was eaten without complaint. Ended up costing about 20 per person. Everyone that was drinking age also got a beer. It is a nice place to go when you want a sit down and a variety of food.

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Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall great visit, our server did an awesome job. Food was really good even though it had sat under the heat lamp longer then it should (a guest can tell when their food has been sitting, it starts to form a shiny glaze). Hostesses on the other hand were not friendly at all. Thankfully the the encounter with them is brief. They need to be made aware that they are the first impression of the business - they appeared put off doing their job.

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AS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ashley was amazing. She was proactive and responsive to our needs. Drinks were good and happy hour specials were reasonable. We had a few upset stomachs from food the next day, but could not pinpoint any specific food that caused problems.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy any outing at our local Granite City. The staff is top notch and makes every attempt to get to know there patrons. Only disappoint in the brunch was the lack of cold salads.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic. I had the bison burger. I thought it was really cool that their menu said no straws unless asked for but the waitress brought us straws anyways and I wish she hadn’t.

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1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Lincoln early February and when we went back this past weekend, we chose to go there again instead of try a new restaurant due to the quality of the service, the atmosphere and cleanliness of the restaurant and most importantly the food. Highly recommend their brunch on Sunday.

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g
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was excellent. Devin was great ,he took the time to converse at the table.

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JF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Good time.

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LE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The food is over priced and not done to order. My husbands burger was medium when he asked for it well done. The fish tacos were not as good because the fish was way over cooked. The bun on my prime rib sandwich was completely soggy. We had pork nachos as an appetizer. We needed a microscope to find the toppings. It was ridiculous!

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GG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and price point! Really enjoyed the restaurant.

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the new Lite menu items! Always great service in the bar area.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Granite City was great for a Valentine’s Day dinner with my love! We had a great time and the manager even came and talked to us! The only thing that wasn’t 100% was that my food specifically was a wee bit salty but I had a Bennie that evened everything out!

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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SM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sandwich and mashed potatoes were served cold. Coffee refills were cold.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

nice place, good food, good drink and good service. This is my favorite place to go.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Didn’t like the seasoning in the batter for the fish and chips. Food was meh

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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.

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KS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed ourselves. Food, the service, everything was great! Love the atmosphere.

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JK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. Went for our granddaughters birthday, and the took reservations. Table was ready at the time promised.

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JC
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good lunch menus & price, great service. It was nice to have a large table for our big group.
We love your establishment & will be back again.

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