Screamer's Dining & Cabaret

4.6
75 reviews
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Screamers Dining and Cabaret, A family restaurant and home of the Midwest singing servers. We offer a dining and entertainment experience like no other in Nebraska or the Midwest at large.

Named for UNL’s iconic Show Choir The Scarlet and Cream Singers (a.k.a. “Screamers”) Screamers Dining and Cabaret boasts a mouth-watering, diverse menu coupled with live entertainment and exceptional customer service. Situated in the historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska, the high-class decor leaves diners feeling as though they've been transported to a posh New York City hot spot. The entertainment is topnotch and always family friendly. From Kids night Tuesdays, Date night Wednesdays and special spotlight performances including standup comedy on Sundays, there is something for everyone at Screamers Dining and Cabaret where it's always OK to sing at the table!!!
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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had salads with protein as meals that were delicious! The entertainment wonderful- highly recommend

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J
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun experience! My kiddo loves it. The food is great.

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MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We had a 7:15 reservation and NEVER got seated. We left after being at the bar for over an hour and thirty minutes and watching others come in and get seated ahead of our party. Bottom line is we have no idea if the food or service is any good because their simply was not enough staff to accommodate reservations and we simply got missed. Might try again another time when we are in Lincoln.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Mike, We deeply regret the mishap when you visited us last weekend. There is no excuse, but wanted you to know that this situation is not the norm at Screamers and we sincerely hope you will give us a chance to prove ourselves worthy of your business. Thank you for your attempt to dine with us and again we apologize for wasting your time. If you are able to return to Screamers please ask for Kevin and reference your previous visit.

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A
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a blast! Great food, amazing singers, and fun atmosphere. We tried the fillet, ribeye, and short ribs followed up with the apple dessert and Italian dessert. We will be back if we are in the area again. Enjoy!

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hello and Thank you for dining with us and for taking time to leave a review. We appreciate your time and your business and hope to serve you again soon.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

what a fantastic concept! The performers have such energy! Real talent working here!

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f
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious and the entertainment was great. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. A great evening.

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c
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved screamer’s!! We all had so much fun there and it wasn’t too expensive.

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ES
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Performance and service were great, the food was mediocre at best.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hello Emily, Thank you for visiting with us and for the review. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your dinner, we are proud of our menu and believe it is priced well for all that is served and the area we are located. We do not expect anyone to like everything on the menu but to suggest that the food overall is "mediocre" base on one dish you didn't enjoy is a bit harsh. We would love it if you would come back and try something different. Ask for Kevin if you choose to do so. Thank you again.

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MH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time!

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KL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were at Sceamers to celebrate my birthday. All nine of us had an enjoyable time.

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JM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We went to celebrate my birthday. The food was good, especially the appetizer!! I was very disappointed they were out of the ribs, the reason we went, I have heard they are amazing. Long way to go to be disappointed. Probably will go again, it was fun.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded on June 24, 2019

Hello Julie, Thank you for dining with us and for leaving a review. We apologize that the Short ribs were out, unfortunately we can never anticipate when there will be an unusually high request for any particular dish and while we strive to be well prepared, on occasion things will run out . Again we apologize that you were disappointed with your meal and hope that you will return another day to try the Short Ribs or any of our other amazing dishes.

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N
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun experience. The restaurant was rather empty because we had an early dinner. The staff gave us the full treatment, though. Our server, Haley, was amazing - both as a singer and a waiter. Food was amazing as well.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great entertainment! The salmon was a bit under cooked but the chef took care of that by re-cooking it. We were smiling during our entire evening! Wishing you many good things!!

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Screamer’s will definitely receive our business again. Their service was impressive, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was nothing less than fun with lots of smiles and laughs throughout the room.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hey there Doug, Thanks for dining with us and for leaving such a nice review. We do appreciate the kind words and look forward to your next visit. Please let us know what we can do to earn that 5th Star so we are prepared when you return. Best

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, for its food, atmosphere and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we had a blast. Great food, exceptional talent and affordable prices. We will definitely be back!!

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k
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming every time we are in lincoln. My 2.5 year old son is mesmerized by all the singing!

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CR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, staff, and experience at Screamer's! They were also very kind and understanding when I had made my online reservation for the wrong day. We had out of town relatives, one a UNL alum, with us and we all had a great time. Thanks for the great experience!

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MW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was amazed at the quality of the food. I thought with the entertainment emphasis, the food would be average. I was totally wrong. The crab cakes were like what I have only had on the east coast.

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

Everyone was very friendly. The service was astounding. The good was amazing. The very best part was the singing by far! They interacted with the kids alot and made their whole night.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The music was nice. Felt the food was very over priced and wasn’t very good

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anything you order will be wonderful!

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really a neat place to go, I have already told a bunch of people if they're ever in Lincoln, NE to check it out. We really enjoyed the performances, the people, and the food was really good as well. Wish we had one in Colorado.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The music was great. The food was just Ok (not enough variety, and too may potato dishes). Not sure if this is what they normally serve when they have buffet, but it could be better. We had reservation for 1:45pm, and were able to get a table within about 10 minutes of that time. The service was good, and wait staff was attentive.

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FG
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Mother's Day at Screamers and it was pretty good. It was a buffet, as we knew going in. Buffet food by and large usually doesn't show the "real" side of an establishment and I'd say this was no exception. Nothing outstanding, nothing horrible, with a couple of unusual items on the line.

Our group of six included an age range of 20-65, and the upper bracket of that age range enjoyed it the most.

Overall, a good time, very talented performers, would go back again.

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A
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Mother’s Day at Screamers and it was absolutely fabulous! Amazing variety of delicious brunch dishes! I especially enjoyed the Prime Rib, vegetable medley, and potato casserole, along with standard breakfast fare and deliciously fresh salads. The freshly grated parmesan for the spring mixed salad greens is just one of many small things they do so meticulously well! Go for the food, stay for the music, and bask in the fantastic service you’ll surely receive from the outstanding staff at Screamers! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience to celebrate such a special day!

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H
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time & loved it! Food was great, entertainment outstanding...will definitely come back!!!

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R
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff and entertainment was great! Food was also very good. Definitely would recommend to anyone to check it out. We will be back again!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time, perfect date night with wife. The singers were top notch and the service was outstanding. Every time I heard someone perform I thought wow there the best, and then the next performer would be just as good. I honestly never do reviews, but felt this place deserved it. Food was good, atmosphere was unbelievable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was very loud, so loud that it was difficult to order. The microphone needed turned down as it wasn't busy and didn't need to be so loud. Food was okay; it took 45 minutes to get it after we ordered. Singers had nice voices though. I don't see us returning.

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

You got to love this place!, entertainment delivered by the staff!, very talented singers with great showmanship. All at the same time! Great food, great service and what a show.

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere of this restaurant is amazing! Friendly staff, awesome food AND you get wonderful entertainment. I take my 1 year old and he LOVES to dance when the staff sings!

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VT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great entertainment and delicious food! We had a wonderful time!

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TP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and definitely not our last. We all LOVED the singing and entertainment. The service was amazing. What a great way to spend our evening.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s a great environment with really good food! Just a little more attention to refilling water glasses and attention to the tables they are serving...

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OT
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a chance and moved it. Great concept.

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MM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, always a great time ! So fun to celebrate events here.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded on April 18, 2019

Thank you Mindy for dining with us and for taking time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Keep in mind we are singing every night and for lunch on Saturday and Sunday so you can pop in anytime for a quick delicious meal and a little entertainment even if there is no event to celebrate. Thanks again.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Screamers was overall a really nice experience!! The concept is centered around eating while viewing live performances every few minutes. The performers and service were fantastic, they even let my date sing a few words of a Bruno Mars song. The only negative of Screamer’s and the reasons I would only give it 4 out of 5 stars was because the food was only really mediocre. However, the experience helped to make up for the food!!

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded on April 18, 2019

Hello there, and thank you for coming to Screamers. We are sorry you did not enjoy your dinner. We understand that everybody won't like everything on our menu, and that's ok. We do invite you to come back and try something different and hopefully you will find something you enjoy. We are proud of our menu, Chef Paul does a great job and we are confident there is something for you on our menu. Thanks again and we wish you the best.

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

Thanks for a fun evening and great food. Lincoln has some great local talent.

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OT
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! The food was great and entertainment was outstanding! Our boys asked to go back for dinner the next night!

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