Screamer's Dining & Cabaret

4.7
185 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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!!!

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
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 185 people are saying
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BarbF
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at Screamers and I took my husband, daughter and her boyfriend and my granddaughter. We all loved it! The food was delicious, the singing was great. I think my only issue was that it was pretty loud. We were to the right of the stage and it was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation with the people at the table. But we were there for the entertainment, so I guess I shouldn't complain! Oh, and the Italian cream cake was absolutely scrumptious!!! Highly recommended!!!

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Lucy
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun time and energetic wait staff. The food was delicious- will definitely come here again!

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Loudamerican
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been spoiled when we come to screamers all this past year the entertainment is wonderful the food is exceptional the staff is incredible and the atmosphere is delightful.. we will be coming back again and again and again

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KitK
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fred was both an attentive server AND a fabulous performer. We had a great evening. The two female singers (don't recall their names, sorry) were also star performers.
While I liked the key lime pie it was not tart enough for my taste :)

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CahThom
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The volume on the mics could have been turned down a bit- the space isn’t so large that we couldn’t easily hear the singers (even without the mics)!
But overall everything was absolutely wonderful! Very fun and unique atmosphere- all of the employees worked well together and were very friendly, and you could tell all of the dinners were happy to be there too- it’s a “destination” location that people make into a special event, even if they’re not celebrating anything in particular!

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clintonh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Keep coming back. Fun time. great singers, good service

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Group favorites were the French dip sandwich and the beef sirloin. The kids loved the macaroni and cheese! The singers were amazing and very entertaining! I love how they acknowledged my son’s birthday with the serenade.

KB
vipKathleenB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a spot to have quiet conversation, don’t pick Screamer’s. But if you’re looking for good food, great wine selections and very talented entertainment, make a reservation.

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Tmranch
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with Screamers. Always great in every way. Thank you for being you Scramers!

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MargaretR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delightful!! Great singers and fantastic personalities.

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ToddK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very entertaining, good food, nice booth, dinner theater atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passport touring and date night with the spouse.

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ColletteF
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I love music and the selections were very good. The food was very tasteful although selections are limited. Our waitress just happened to be someone who grew up in the same area of the state that we did so we really enjoyed chatting with her about our hometown and mutual friends.

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vipBadBrad
Omaha
50 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Servers were generally good singers but it can be very loud. Bartender was the best entertainer when he was on stage.

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Tari
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You might be tempted to have a night at Screamers for the entertainment...but the food is excellent! Screamers is great fun to a special occasion, or for an evening of surprise and delight.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for not only food but amazing talent and entertainment

PG
PauletteG
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Screamers is my favorite restaurant in Lincoln. Its always fun to take a friend who's never been like I did this week. They are always delightfully surprised at the topnotch food, service and entertainment. Screamers is a jewel and we are so blessed to have it here.

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DawnD
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family there with 3 kids and we loved it! Food was great, entertainment was great! We highly recommend and will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You go for the entertainment, and find the food is among the best in Lincoln!

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JimH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the singers as good as any America's Got Talent contestants. Every one was highly talented. We will return with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is an experience I have never encountered elsewhere. All the servers take their turn singing and performing. Food is great as well!! Truly unique to Lincoln.

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TrishaH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a fun atmosphere everyone is so nice and they sing really good.

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DaleR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Calamari way over cooked

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. On 02/20 We took took our 13 and 10 year olds and had an amazing time. Staff worked together to keep eachother covered while they sang and the food was amazing. Fred our server was courteous knowledgeable and efficient. *Don't Forget to Have a Reservation*

Thank you Screamers! We will be back.

PG
PauletteG
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Screamers is our favorite restaurant. The food is consistently very good. No one does brussel sprouts like they do and the bruschetta is great too. The short ribs melt in your mouth,, the steak is always tender and the chicken is delicious.. We love Kevin and his entire crew. They are topnotch servers and singers. This is a Lincoln jewel. Family friendly entertainment. Love love love!

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NancyE
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time dining at Screamer’s! The food was very tasty, the service was great, and the singer’s were excellent. We were thoroughly entertained.

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BUZZY
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very enjoyable experience. I was the only one that had the fish, not impressed, but with limited help because of the the COVID I know that it is hard to balance delivery. They can REALLY sing! I am planning on returning, but this time ordering like everyone else..

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Bad2mad
Omaha
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Entertainment and food was great as always. The special menu didn't have some favorite items. There were not many patrons to get involved with the show which is unfortunate. Still a gem that we are glad to support during this tough time.

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vipWilliamL
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was awesome! The servers also are cabaret performers, and all were excellent. It’s definitely worth trying!

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Heidi
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting Screamers. It was a lot of fun. We loved the food and the singing. We will definitely be back.

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CrisP
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love this place!

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CrazyT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun night! There were 6 tables celebrating birthdays and they made it so fun. Happy birthday song with everyone's name in the song. Great food as well. Very friendly servers and very clean.

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JonathanP
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we were thrilled with our experience at Screamer's. They were running a date-night special for Restaurant Week, which meant we got a lot of great food for an excellent value. Haylee was our server, and was wonderful, as she always is. She is a very talented performer and an attentive server, so we really enjoy when she is working!

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PauletteG
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant. Took granddaughters, 20 somethings, for their first time. They absolutely loved it. Kevin sang a request which was lovely. And we tried 2 new dishes...the penne which was delicious and the braised short ribs. Delectably tender. Our new favorite dish. Highly recommend Screamers for its ambience, food, fun drinks, and TALENTED singing staff.

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vipmama24
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and entertainment as always!! We love Screamers!!

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PauletteG
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Lincoln restaurant. Great food, talented vocalists, friendly staff and atmosphere. Noise level good for conversations at the table. Highly recommend Screamers for family fun or date night. They cover all the bases!❤🤍💙🧡💛💚🤎💜

JP
JulieP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and entertainment, and safe COVID practices are being maintained (physical separation of diners, mask use and menus that can be sanitized).

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good, a little too much char on the steak, but overall good. Servers were amazing, friendly and helpful.

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JJONES1976
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is really nice. The singer's for the special event they were hosting were pretty good! The steak was a little fatty. The brussel sprouts had a good taste but a little more firm than I like.

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DawnC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a must if your visiting Lincoln and you like good food and awesome entertainment!

FAQs

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (531) 500-2550.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret is rated 4.7 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

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.