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Screamer's Dining & Cabaret

4.6
4.6
306 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
The Screamers concept was conceived by Kevin Witcher, a long-time veteran of the music and entertainment industry. Both the name and the concept is a tribute to The Scarlet and Cream Singers (University of Nebraska’s show choir, of which Kevin was a member) and its founding musical director Ray Miller. Ray created the group in 1972 to be the “ambassadors” of the university’s alumni association. The Scarlet and Cream Singers would go on for the next 35 years performing across the U.S. and abroad before disbanding in 2008. Although Ray Miller had retired from directing the group, he continued to be a mentor until his death in 2012. Scarlet and Cream will honor Ray’s legacy and the lives he touched throughout his career by continuing his work of cultivating local talent, giving them a place to learn and grow.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (531) 500-2550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Treat your staff, friends or family to a delicious catered affair delivered and manned by our singing staff, guaranteed to have everyone smiling, tapping their feet and singing along. Our executive Chef, Chef Miller, keep our menu fresh and exciting. Food, Service and Entertainment go hand in hand at Screamers Family Restaurant.

  • Private party facilities

    Screamers offers private dining events for 30 to 100 customized to your requests. Featuring live entertainment by our singing staff also customized to how much entertainment you would like at your function. The entertainment comes at no extra charge as it is always a part of the atmosphere at Screamers. Plan your next party or gathering with us.

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Cross street

    9th & Q Street

  • Parking details

    High rise parking garage across the street 1st hour is free, $1.25 each additional hour. ask about Screamers parking validation. Metered parking in front of the restaurant, free after 6pm daily and free all day on Sundays.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 306 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Kid-friendly

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    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Best Value

  • Lincoln

    Good for groups

  • Lincoln

    Good for special occasions

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  1. MW

    MrsWardyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place for a large group. We were seated right away and the staff did a great job of having fun with the patrons while still providing excellent service. We will most definitely be back.
  2. MM

    MeliM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience Great service and food . Definitely recommend for date or family nights.
  3. SB

    ShellyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellie and Logan were great. The fries are amazing!!
  4. SJ

    SJlnk

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food2service2ambience5
    We came for NYE as a fun dinner event. The food was fine (remember you’re paying for the experience) and the entertainment was nice.
  5. RS

    RobertS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    More than a meal out. It was a group experiment and so much fun with lots of audience interaction. I’d go even if it wasn’t a restaurant and bar. We had a ball! The wait staff is so talented!

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for the 5 stars and the kind words. We hope you will come back soon. Happy New Year!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Overall really good. The waitress did not hear what burger my husband ordered and did not clarify so it came out wrong. The replacement came out quick and it was still a very enjoyable experience.

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you for your review and for not only sharing the problems but also sharing the response. No one is perfect and when we drop the ball we do our best to correct the issue and make it right. We hope to se you again and we will continue to work hard to get the 5th star!! Happy New Year and thanks again. Kevin

  7. MB

    MarkB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Kevin and his merry band of singing servers came through again! We celebrated our anniversary at Screamers this year, and we had a wonderful evening. The entertainment is fabulous. The food is good, and the portions are large. We will definitely be back!
  8. MB

    MikeB

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The volume was too high. Really unable to hear others in our party. We asked that the volume be turned down. Which it was. However the performers kept turning it up. At times the performers were so loud, that they almost made us ill. I suggest you place the speakers in different locations, and have the performers understand they are not in a stadium setting.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must on your dining list when visiting Lincoln! We are from out of town and made a reservation here based on reviews. Food, service, and atmosphere were amazing! We love the concept of the singing servers. All the staff was friendly and made personal conversations with us. Would highly recommend!
  10. MB

    MikeB

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always enjoyed dining at Screamer's. Overall a great place.
  11. JH

    JewellH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Loved the experience for sure! My kids thought it was amazing. The food was honestly not the best, kids steaks were over cooked and the adult steak was very charred. I will absolutely be back though, it was an awesome time!

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on December 3, 2022Awww Shoot! I thought those steaks were a bit done for my liking but I didn't know how you'd ordered them and when I asked, you said they were fine. I would've gotten them recooked for you. I am so sorry the steaks were not done to your liking. I wanted your first experience at Screamers to be perfect. Please let me know when you are back in town and the Steaks will be on me. Please call ahead and ask for Kevin. Thanks again for bringing the family in. I hope the Zoo lights were AMAZING!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family gathering from California
  13. HM

    HulaMomma

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always make a point to eat here whenever I'm in Lincoln. The food is delicious, the staff is amazing, and the entertainment is enjoyable. I wish I lived closer to participate in the monthly events they host. Kevin is the "host with the most" and always makes us feel like family. Highly recommend!
  14. PG

    PauletteG

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night was exceptional. Had a son in from Alabama and we wanted to share our favorite restaurant with him before he went home today. Everything we ordered from drinks, to bruschetta to our entrees were prepared perfectly. He especially loved the NYNY ice tea, the salad bar, the bruschetta was a big hit and his rib eye was so good. The singing surprised him…he even hugged Brit on our way out!! I love this place. So glad we were able to get in.
  15. TA

    TANNAH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was AMAZING! He made the night perfect!
  16. JS

    JohnS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice waters good singers food ok nice idea just up food quality
  17. j

    jdingy1000

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was so fun! Food was average but good. The service and entertainment were great! So fun! We had a blast!
  18. A

    Andie

    St. Louis

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Highly recommend visiting on A Cappella Night! We waited about 45 minutes for our food, but the food is worth the wait!
  19. JP

    JimP

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful ! The owner ans servers were so up beat and all had wonderful voices and they were really enjoying entertaining .
  20. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time for my daughter’s 10th birthday, and the food was amazing!
  21. N

    Nikki

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The staff are great and really talented! Unfortunately the pasta dishes we had were extremely salty and the Cajun sauce was overpowering. If the food can be improved this will be a place I would highly recommend.
  22. JT

    JohnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Server ( Elli ) was fabulous. Great terrific singer. Take the kids, take the fam, make it a date night stop
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always
  24. CR

    ChristaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved my experience with Screamer's! The noise level should be expected since people are singing on stage more often than not. I loved the feeling of being in New York with dinner and a show at Nebraska prices!
  25. CC

    CyndieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere. The servers sang a great variety of music, something for everyone.
  26. RK

    RickK

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my aunts birthday at Screamers and had an amazing time. Pierce, or singing server, really went above and beyond. The ambiance was great- everyone was happy to be there. The food was also surprisingly good. I had the salmon pesto and it was excellent.

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on October 23, 2022YES!!! I am so glad that you and your family had a great time. I will let Pierce know how much you appreciated his service. We hope to see you all back at Screamers for another birthday or just stopping by for dinner. Enjoy the Fall!!! Kevin

  27. CH

    CindyH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful, all around ex! Our guests from New Mexico raved about it! Had never experienced anything like it! Highly recommend Screamers!

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on October 15, 2022Cindy you are very kind to leave a great review. Thanks for bringing your friends from out of town to Screamers. Your endorsement is greatly appreciated.

  28. L

    Lynnsy94

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    I had gastric bypass surgery, so I can only eat 3/4 of a cup of food at a time, and even though they let me order from the kids menu before, they refused to let me this time. So I ordered the 1 trip salad bar for $5 (instead of the kids chicken strips for $7). You ended up losing money on my order. Why is it ok for me to order a Happy Meal from a fast food chain, but I couldn't order off the kid's menu at your restaurant? This is actually age discrimination. So instead of making 1 customer happy, you lost money, and lost 2 repeat customers. There's no reasoning behind your refusal.

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on October 15, 2022I am sorry you are unhappy with the kid's menu policy. We hate to lose any customer and try to provide a valued experience that will keep our guests coming back. However, unfortunately saying yes to every request isn't possible. Because you don't understand or know all the details behind business decisions doesn't mean there is no reason. We would love to see you again but understand if you choose that Screamers isn't the place for you. We wish you well either way. Thanks again.

  29. KW

    KarenW

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only complaint, it was very busy with a large group. They wandered all over blocking aisles. Also, despite that it looked like there were three bartenders, it took 40 minutes to receive our drink order.

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on October 15, 2022OH NO! Karen I am so sorry you drinks took that long. That is unacceptable and not the norm at Screamers. Thank you for your understanding about it being busy however that is no excuse for subpar service. Please ask for Kevin when you are next in Screamers and I will buy you a drink and make sure it is received in a timely manor. I would also like to meet and thank you for you kind review in person.

  30. JM

    JodyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The whole family loved it! Looking forward to going again soon!

    Screamer's Dining & CabaretResponded on October 15, 2022Thank you Jody for dining with us and for taking time to share your experience. I look forward to your next visit.

  31. DH

    DeniseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Screamers. Took 5 ladies to the restaurant as a surprise and they enjoyed it alot. I am sure I will be back and they will also.
  32. V

    Vina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our singing waiter, Pierce, was excellent! Good food, fun cocktails, great desserts.
  33. SH

    SallyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 2nd time and as always delightful. Due to an employee illness the were one short, but still delivered a great show and food. The menu is diverse and comfy food including excellent salmon and steak. Top price menu is $30, but most $20 and under. Had the meatloaf this time and enjoyed every bite. Reservations recommended.
  34. JK

    JimK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food and fun entertainment!! Service was a little clunky, but the place was packed, so it is too be expected.
  35. PE

    PhilipE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time with my family there. The food was good, but I believe service would be that much better if there were more servers. Unfortunately, there aren't that many servers willing to or can sing. If you can, highly recommend applying.
  36. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was really. The food was not good and really expensive.
  37. DF

    DFre

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We initially went to dine there because we had a $20 voucher that was offered from the restaurant, When we tried to use it we were told that we had to spend at least $100 to use it. This was not evident when I received the voucher originally. We still enjoy Screamers and go anyway, it was just disappointing that this was used to get people to come in. We did enjoy the salad bar and singing. Our waiter, Pierce, was OK. He was nice but, forgetful of things we had asked for.
  38. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience. Staff was extremely attentive and had great voices! Fun experience!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great experience overall. The only drawback was standing and waiting despite empty tables and having reservations. We talked with others while waiting and heard them say they had 8pm reservations. Our reservation was for 7:30pm. We watched as they seated at least 2-3 groups of the same size before us including the other 4 people with the 8pm reservation!! I genuinely thought they missed our reservation. When I asked they confirmed they did have us down at it was set for 7:30pm. Overall we ended up waiting at least 20 minutes.
  40. DC

    DuaneC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was less then average. The waitress main Idea was to rush you in and out. We would have spent a lot more money there that night at the bar but all they wanted to do was get you in and out. Not a good experience. Will not go back save your time and money.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 306 OpenTable diners.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Screamer's Dining & Cabaret

803 Q Street, Suite 150, Lincoln, NE 68508

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th & Q Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    High rise parking garage across the street 1st hour is free, $1.25 each additional hour. ask about Screamers parking validation. Metered parking in front of the restaurant, free after 6pm daily and free all day on Sundays.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (531) 500-2550

  • Catering

    Treat your staff, friends or family to a delicious catered affair delivered and manned by our singing staff, guaranteed to have everyone smiling, tapping their feet and singing along. Our executive Chef, Chef Miller, keep our menu fresh and exciting. Food, Service and Entertainment go hand in hand at Screamers Family Restaurant.

  • Private party facilities

    Screamers offers private dining events for 30 to 100 customized to your requests. Featuring live entertainment by our singing staff also customized to how much entertainment you would like at your function. The entertainment comes at no extra charge as it is always a part of the atmosphere at Screamers. Plan your next party or gathering with us.

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