Screamer's Dining & Cabaret

4.5
87 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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KH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful, I couldn't always hear the host. I think the bounce house is a little much. I think the concept is wonderful, but something other than a bounce house.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Screamer's! The vibe is fun, friendly and special. Service is always top knotch with friendly knowledgeable servers who are also great singers. Every time Hailey sings I get goosebumps -- the passion and emotion in her voice touches my soul!

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

I'd recommend going once for the experience. Interesting experience.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 3ambience 5

I love Screamers and I have been there many times. My last visit, however, turned out to be a bad food choice. I ordered the something “Plains” burger and it wasn’t hot, barely warm. I thought the caramelized fruit on it was sour (and maybe it was supposed to be). I will definitely go again though! The Oskar the Grouch I had previously was awesome!

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Screamers is a destination not a place for a quick bite before going somewhere else. The talent was excellent and the service was good. We had a large table and our food didn't cone out all at once but no one was really worried about that. We had a great time!!

l
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food, a diverse menu and the the servers are happy and talented!

TH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We waited about an hour to get our salads. Every course was bland and slow arriving. We watched other patrons arrive, order, eat and leave while we sat there. The worst eating out experience for years for both my wife and I. The entertainment was very good! We finally finished and were out in about two hours.

Screamer's Dining & Cabaret
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hello Tom, Thank you for dining with us. I am sorry you did not have a good experience. We do not make excuses we just strive to do better. It is not the norm for us to have these types of complaints but we know we are not perfect and at times things will not go perfectly. We appreciate the feed back and hope that you would give us a chance to do better for you and your wife. We know that Screamers isn't for everyone but if you choose to return ask for Kevin. Thank you again.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We have been to Screamers before with a great experience. This Saturday was another story. We were seated, 4 of us, as soon as we arrived per our open table reservation, right up front by others waiting to get in.
Our waitress must have been new. She was unaware of the menu and how many sides came with entrees. She did find out info and informed us. We ordered drinks then we waited over an hour with no response from anyone. Others around us, who came later, were getting their food. We finally asked another waiter to find out is we could at least get our appetizers and order more drinks. We got our appetizers and 2 of the four salads all at once. 2 salads arrived 5 minutes later, one with the wrong dressing. We asked to order more drinks but our server just walked away. Then our entrees , at varies times, arrived when we weren’t even done with our appetizers and salads. Food was good. Our server informed us they were all out of the desserts we ordered. We picked out different ones and she game back they were also out of those. She did finally bring our desserts and the fork she brought had a lot of previous food on it!
It was a busy Saturday night, with music etc. We were planning on a leisurely night and show off this establishment to 2 people who hadn’t been there before, needless to say they said they would not go back.

T
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We had reservations for 5:15. Service was extremely slow and we had to ask for our dessert at 6:45 as we had tickets to a show. Manager said an employee no showed that night. Order steak medium well and it was extremely well done. Singers were very good

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Screamers! The kids and adults have a blast here.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience, highly recommend

MA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Even though I called for reservations weeks in advance, we were put off to a side table. There were six of us.
It took us an hour or more to get our food and then only four of the six were served. Had to ask the waitress to check on their food. She never returned. After asking the manager to see if their food was ready, it finally came. This was a birthday party for my friend and I know they will never come back.
The parking was awful and we hardly had time to eat before our meters ran out. So all in all, not a very exciting night. However, the music was very good.

GC
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

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.

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 on July 17, 2019

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
15 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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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!!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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

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

Anything you order will be wonderful!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!!!

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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