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Mouth of the South - Old Market

4.4
4.4
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Welcome to Mouth of The South, a Southern Restaurant bringing delicious southern flavor to the wonderful area of Omaha, NE. Whether you are craving Southern Cuisine to Cajun Food, we've got mouthwatering, stomach rumbling, barbecue, steak, seafood, po boys, burgers, gumbo, soups, salads, bar drinks, patio seating & more for everyone in the family to enjoy! If you're looking for a Scratch Kitchen & you're in the mood for Southern food, then Mouth of The South is the perfect place for you, families, or for take out! We'd love to serve you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Cajun, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 502-4545

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Catering

    We offer catering options to fit all needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer an event space that can accommodate up to 100 guests with a separate bar.

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Good for business meals

  • Nebraska

    Hot spot

  • Nebraska

    Lively

  • Omaha

    Good for business meals

  • Omaha

    Good for groups

  • Omaha

    Hot spot

  • Omaha

    Lively

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Was really unimpressed with the food- spicy chicken sandwich had no spice and had a sweet glaze? And the boudin balls very crispy on the outside but dry and flavorless on the inside. Server was great but kitchen was slow and it took over 35 mins for one appetizer.
  2. RB

    RitaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Omaha -- a favorite of ours. The food is always amazing! Love both locations but the downtown one is really a great atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant!
  3. RB

    RhondaB

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious, the ambience lovely, and the server very attentive. However, we waited an hour for our order, and since we were on a time crunch for a show at the Orpheum, we ended up wolfing our food and the experience was not as good as it could have been.
  4. L

    Laura

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place, wonderful staff, absolutely amazing food!!! Celebrated hubby’s bday with one of our daughters-it was perfect!
  5. OV

    OmahaVisitor

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service - Thanks!!
  6. d

    darcies

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Did Sunday brunch and got chicken and biscuits w/gravy. was very good. Mimosa's good but kinda high, so if you have the time to enjoy, do the bottomless Mimosa option.
  7. TR

    TheRaginCajun

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    In all fairness, I gave this location a 2nd chance; they will not get a 3rd. As they say, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Nebraska, on behalf of Louisiana… I sincerely apologize for the garbage food you’re being served at this place. To the owner, go watch the movie “Burnt”, and then sentence yourself to shuck 1 million oysters as penance for what you are serving. Shame on you. As a Cajun, I am embarrassed. This review is absolutely not reflective of our server Alex, it is solely directed at the owner, the kitchen manager (José), and the amateurs in the back of the house. Alex was the only reason we didn’t leave after waiting an hour for appetizers. Of course, the constant excuse is always, “the kitchen is slammed.” If you look at the pictures, it was only about 2/3 full, and there was not a line of people waiting. This is what happens when you have poorly trained kitchen staff that have no idea what the food is supposed to look like or taste like. There was one poor gentleman who waited by the front door for 45-minutes – apparently, he was waiting on a to-go order. Look, customers don’t mind waiting for good food. If a kitchen is slammed, compose yourselves, slow it down, and get it right. When you send garbage food out and customers have to wait a disproportionate amount of time for that subpar food… it makes them mad. Like I said, this was a 2nd chance courtesy from my first visit… and it was, hands down, worse the second time around. We could tell the waitstaff was getting flustered with the incredible wait times… and that the food coming out was a depressing mess. That is 100% the fault of the kitchen manager. Clearly, the kitchen has no idea what it is doing in terms of knowing what the food is supposed to look and taste like. Train your staff, or close down. But serving lukewarm garbage from a microwave is beyond offensive. To anyone who has eaten here… I sincerely apologize… this is not was real Louisiana cuisine tastes like.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food unfortunately took over an hour to get. The couple next to us was pretty upset for waiting so long too. We had a concert to attend and we finally told them to cancel our main course. He went to cash us out and then came back with our food so we then rushed through. The food was good but it too entirely too long. We missed a bit of our concert by the time we got out of there. We will try the west location next time to see if it’s any different.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Took 90 mins to get a po boy and burger. Po boy was wrong and took another 30 mins to fix. No apology from manager or offer to accommodate the inconvenience. Server was inexperienced but polite.
  10. R

    Racoonatouille

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was very slow. Our server was nice enough, but never came around to refill anything and we had to ask for the check about 10 minutes after we finished our entrees, never even came by to ask if we wanted dessert. I thought maybe he was really busy, but he just seemed to move at a really slow pace. Some of the food was excellent, and some had an extreme amount of salt. Ambience was decent and enough tv screens to slightly mitigate the incredibly long wait for entrees.
  11. KL

    KatelinL

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The restaurant was way too crowded for how slow the kitchen was - I would rather you tell me the restaurant is shorty staffed vs making us sit for nearly an hour to eat cold food that wasn’t made properly
  12. BH

    BrianH

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good experience
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and everything was fantastic! Excellent service and food. Menu is limited but I don’t see that as a bad thing. They create few dishes but so it so well. Prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend.
  15. MW

    MikeW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was really good, restaurant was clean and great vibe. Service was good, but wasn’t amazing (definitely not a deal breaker) and if I had any complaints it was that they seemed to want to fill one side around the bar before they filled the patio or other side. Made for a pretty noisy meal and hard to have a conversation. Overall a great restaurant that I would recommend!
  16. P

    Picky

    Omaha

    37 reviews

    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our drink order was quite slow as staff seemed overwhelmed. The jambalaya was pasty and only warm. The etouffee was much better and I used sauce from the etouffee to improve the consistency of my jambalaya. The jambalaya at Herb Sainte was better. The laughter and loud conversation from a nearby large table of 8-10 was overwhelming as we could not converse easily with our guests. If you have the space I suggest putting large groups in separate area rather than the main dining area. Portions were generous and priced right. Our server was competent but hurried.
  17. LN

    LarryN

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was great, our server was fantastic and very energetic and polite. Food and drinks were spot on. I would travel back to Omaha to dine here for Cajun cuisine! I enjoyed and liked everything so much I even bought a T Shirt!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friday night smoked prime rib. We’ve never had better.
  19. AD

    AnnetteD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious - had the boudin balls and poblano chicken sandwhich. Drinks were good. Service was friendly and helpful! Cute space. And all at a very reasonable price.
  20. CB

    ChristyB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was okay - nothing spectacular. Service could have been better - our waitress seemed pretty frazzled! She messed up 3 things during the course of the dining experience and wasn't overly friendly. She just seemed busy and wasn't having a good night overall. Spilled a trash can of canned beer all over the floor and there were beer puddles on the floor -- we had to be careful leaving as no one ever cleaned it up. We came all the way to downtown Omaha from Northwest Omaha and it just wasn't much to rave about. Probably wouldn't dine there again, but maybe it was just an off night.
  21. RH

    RhondaH

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Introduced my brother in law and sister in law ( She's from Charleston SC) to the restaurant and they loved ! Will be back again!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food is next level but the service was slow. Didn’t get more than 3 of my bottomless mimosas in the 2 hours I was there. Will 100% be going back for the amazing food
  23. JA

    JeannieA

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding & our Server, Alex, was fun, knowledgeable, attentive... first-class all the way!
  24. NM

    NickM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. We tried a few different items and it was all amazing. Staff is fast and friendly. Definitely will be back. Love the jazzy feel.
  25. CC

    CheriC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Orleans on a plate! Authentic flavors and fun atmosphere! Our server was very personable and friendly. The boudin balls and bread pudding are must-haves!
  26. d

    dstoler

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  27. SC

    SusieC

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I made the reservation at MOUTH OF THE SOUTH, Old Market, and received several reminders and opportunities to confirm it. However, the restaurant did not have our reservation when we arrived.
  28. JB

    JB2740

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    delicious food, friendly service. Loved the chef's specials and Bread pudding is awesome. Will definitely be back.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal at the Mouth of the South. The service was excellent. The kitchen got a little backed up but our server was very sweet about it. We were all members of the clean plate club. Can’t wait to go back.
  30. S

    Suzschon

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for the Sunday brunch menu and had the sausage and cheese omelet with potatoes and husband had the chicken biscuits and gravy. Both were fantastic and service was great too. We will be back!
  31. K

    Kellie1959

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food is very spicy for southern comfort Waiter very inattentive. Not going back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Poor service. Waitress didn’t bring water to the table. And after serving us did not come back for the entirety of the meal to check on us. Very disappointing
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was pretty good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The waiter was not very attentive but very polite and we could appreciate that he was trying. We had the crab dip as an app which we both enjoyed. I had the shrimp and grits. The flavor was good but it was served warm and very greasy. My husband had a catfish dish that he said was ok but greasy as well. May try again but would definitely choose shucks for our southern seafood craving.
  35. JM

    JeffM

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    This place has been talked up so much but the food was bland. Seemed like they forgot bbq sauce on burger, forgot to bring much needed hot sauce, and took so long to bring drinks that we got our appetizer first. Never came back to see if we wanted a second drink. We might try it again but it did not live up to the hype.
  36. BM

    BrigetteM

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious and the drinks were really good! If we are ever in Omaha again, we will definitely be back. The locale was also very cool.
  37. M

    Mase104

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food! Service was a little spotty: our appetizers arrived before the first round of drink, and one of our entrees (of a party of 4) came out well after the others. Our party started with the Boudin Balls and Crab dip. Both were excellent! The balls had a hint of spice, but just enough to be interesting. Among the other items we had as a group: pork tenderloin, chicken fried chicken, andouille crusted redfish, smoked mac & cheese, and red beans and rice. Everyone at our table raved about everything. There wasn't a single item we didn't love. Will definitely return!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the Poblano Chicken Melt & it was heavenly. Defiantly would recommend this place for a meal and will be going back as soon as possible.
  39. MG

    MarshaG

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I have never had a disappointing meal. My chicken was a tad dry but still very tasty. What I love is the service. Seriously where do you find such kind staff?
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the staff were stretched thin everyone was friendly and worked hard to get everyone their food and drinks as quickly as possible, but you would go long amounts of time without refills and what not. The food was delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Mouth of the South - Old Market is rated 4.4 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Mouth of the South - Old Market

1111 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68102

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Old Market

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Cajun, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Veteran, Women

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Wine

  • Phone number

    (402) 502-4545

  • Catering

    We offer catering options to fit all needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer an event space that can accommodate up to 100 guests with a separate bar.

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