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Railcar Modern American Kitchen, Omaha, NE

Railcar Modern American Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1977 Reviews
$30 and under
American
At Railcar, we want to take you back to the classic American dining experience: Food that blends flavors from so many cultures, from all corners of the melting pot that is the United States. Food that warms your soul as it fills your stomach.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 493-4743
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jared Clarke
  • Catering
    Email us at jared@railcarmak.com to book your next catering. We offer catering from as little as 10 people to 500.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer full service dinner or cocktailing with passed appetizers for your next event. Our party room has its own private bar and can seat up to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Jared Clarke: (402) 493-4743
  • Neighborhood
    West Omaha
  • Cross street
    Blondo
  • Parking details
    Free Parking
  • Public transit
    NONE
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Prime Rib

    Multiple dates available
    Friday thru Sunday dinner we offer Prime Rib dinner. Slow roasted Certified Angus Beef, mashed potato, au jus, with your choice of soup or salad.

What 1,977 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Neighborhood gem

  • Nebraska

    American

  • Omaha

    Great for brunch

  • Omaha

    Good for groups

  • Omaha

    Neighborhood gem

  • Omaha

    American

1,977 Reviews
  1. JeffreyR

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food - took longer than expected to receive drinks.

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  2. LoriH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and environment…. loved it and look forward to going back!

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  3. RonT

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Helen is AWESOME!! we ate our dinner at the bar, and her service was impressive!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not sure what was the point in reserving a table when we waited for 20 mins . Service was slow. Many items in the menu were actually missing . Quality was hit or miss. The schnitzel was over cooked , hard to chew and too thin . I did not finish the dish , and gave the feedback to the waitress. Nothing was done . I’ve a been a regular in Railcar , time for me to take a break until they get their s$&it together .

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  5. David

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Entrees were excellent. The Baked Goat Cheese appetizer was primarily a baked container of marinara sauce with a suggestion of goat cheese.

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  6. DavidT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a really nice valentines dinner. Food was good and the service was amazing. I would recommend it to my friends and family!

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  7. BudC

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding! Very Hospitable staff and it was busy so the staff did a really good job making sure customers were being taken care of.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    No salad and no bread. At 90.00 I thought it a bit excessive. Portions were ok food was ok but not great. Just not up to par for all the times the wife and I have been there.

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  9. CDC58

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Incredibly fast food service even though it was a busy Sat night. Varied and interesting menu. Reasonable range of prices. Our food was delicious. We will put Railcar American Kitchen in our regular rotation.

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  10. JoySunshine

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meals very much, especially the raspberry beignets at the end! Our server was very busy and not always quick to get to us, but she was kind, and we really liked her. I appreciated that the staff members were helping each other out to make sure that everyone had a good experience. We enjoyed the lively atmosphere of good conversation and the quieter corner where we sat.

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  11. CBENNETT

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for date night. The rail car burger is delicious! Great cocktail and wine list.

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  12. Maddie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Many menus item were sold out, food was discolored and undercooked, waitress was very kind but had too many tables to attend to, service was very slow.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance! We also love they they have bottomless brunch cocktails.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable night, staff was very accommodating, we will be back.

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  15. MichaelP

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice experience for our first time there. The server was very pleasant and helpful. He recommended a couple drinks and didn't seem bothered or put out by a couple questions. A very natural and welcoming experience. The food came out quickly and was delicious. I would highly recommend eating here. I made a reservation at the last minute and am glad I did. This place is very popular and for good reason. Definitely one of the best choices for dining in West Omaha.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service outstanding. Had the mac and cheese. Yummy

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  17. Love24

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very good. The service was not. Service was slow with poor timing of the courses. We ordered cocktails and appetizers at the same time. Got cocktails half way through the appetizers. Martini was no longer cold and the cheese in the olives had dissolved. We were told the bar was "backed up". We ordered a bottle of wine to have with dinner. As the food was being served we were informed by our waitress that they were out of the wine that we ordered as well as another that was similar in style and price. We eventually found one that they had in stock. My wife had to request ketchup to go with her hamburger and fries. When we got the bill I was upcharged $5 for the vodka in the Martini even though it was the one listed in the description for the drink. I was also upcharged $15 more than what the bottle of wine was listed for. The assistant manager blamed it on the updates or revision to the bar menu. They did reduce the bill by the $15. Bottom line...the food was good but the experience probably wasn't worth the price.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had not been to Railcar for quite some time and the food and service were excellent! Several items on their menu we would like to try.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and the food was good. However, not 100% satisfied. My husband and friend both ordered ribs and they were over cooked. The char on the ribs wasn’t the typical good char when the bbq sauce caramelizes. No, it was burnt. Hopefully my husband will give the restaurant another go.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    They were out of most their special menu by 6:30, however our waiter saved the experience and was so kind and apologetic.

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  21. RebaRose

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated New Year’s Eve and everyone enjoyed their meal. Limited menu but still good selections to choose from. Truffle fries and Brussels spouts were big winners.

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  22. Lawrence

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    On the Saturday evening before New Year's Eve, the waitress was appropriately observant and noted when we finished eating and asked about carry-out containers. It as a busy time, and all the waitstaff was moving through the restaurant quickly and efficiently. My roast beef included more fat that needed to be cut off can I expected. Nevertheless, I was pleased that it was cook to my request-rare! Overall, a pleasant mealtime .

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  23. MTST

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered the short rib special from their holiday menu and there is no way it was short ribs. It was at best a tough pot roast at short rib pricing.

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  24. LoriB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best brunch ever!! Been twice and had different items both times.

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  25. CraigM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously one of the best breakfast we have had ever! Definitely going back

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  26. TannerC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in recent memory. The ribeye and pork chop were both fantastic. Our server, Adam, gets 6/5 stars.

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  27. KelleyS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for our 20th anniversary for dinner and it did not disappoint. We had the crab cakes and Brussels sprouts for a starter and they were excellent. The french onion soup and shrimp/crab bisque were very good as well. Our main entrees of Shrimp Diablo and the I believe Kona Steak were on point. We have been there for the brunch, mimosas and bloodies before and really liked the laid back atmosphere. Shout out to Jake our server he was exceptional and very attentive to our table. He made the experience absolutely awesome for my wife and I. The drinks were also delicious. The Forrester Old Fashion and the rye sour were great. The dessert beignet thing was the best dessert that I have had for awhile.

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  28. Jodyd

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from beginning to end. Nice restaurant, comfortable. Lots of gluten free options which was important to a friend eating with us.

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  29. JimRhee6

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I hadn’t realized the menu would be different from what was online. I understand why but didn’t see any mention of that. The woman who served us was wonderful and the food was great, as always.

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  30. SteveH

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted great. However, they misplaced our order and it added another 20–25 minutes when we were trying to eat and go to the next event. 

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  31. BrookeH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing! Brunch drink options and unlimited price is great- service was also amazing so will definitely go back!

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  32. Izzie

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We've been going here for years, but haven't been in a while. This visit the food wasn't the same. The schnitzel was quite greasy, actually leaving a grease residue in our mouths. My husband said the same. Maybe it was a one-night issue, but a meal we'd rather forget.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. Only draw was they were understaffed which forced our server to stretch thin and increased our wait time for food and refills. We were patient and grateful that our server was still smiling.

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  34. TravelDiva

    Omaha

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere & bottomless cocktails at brunch!!!

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  35. Mike

    Omaha

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places for meet up with other couples. Could not get medium rare prime rib - medium was a rare as was available at 6pm? Also ordered carrot cake only to be told they were out at 7pm? We'll be back but dissappointed.

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  36. VickiS

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Short ribs were tough & fatty and overpriced. French onion soup lukewarm. French dip sandwiches were not very flavorful and we had very little au jus. French fries were oversalted. Our other entrees were good.

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  37. AustinB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. We have been coming to Railcar for quite a few years. They have a very unique menu with plenty of variety to please anyone. It’s one of our top picks in Omaha!

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  38. MelanieS

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was smoky and the greeting staff were stressed. We knew this because they said do on their conversations with each other. The lighting was too bright for an evening meal. The tension among the wait staff was palpable. The food was meh. Not bad. Not great. A serving of truffle fries was so small it was actually funny. The waitress, though kind and attentive was unable to open the corked wine without great difficulty.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food. Prices have become too much. May not return.

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  40. CindyLou

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Our waitress was attentive but not overly attentive which we appreciated. We were not in a hurry and told her this. The goat cheese appetizer is very tasty!! Railcar is one of our favorite restaurants!

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FAQs

Railcar Modern American Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Railcar Modern American Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 493-4743.

Railcar Modern American Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1977 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 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Railcar Modern American Kitchen

1814 N. 144th St., Omaha, NE 68154

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Blondo
  • Neighborhood
    West Omaha
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:30 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free Parking
  • Public transit
    NONE
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jared Clarke
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (402) 493-4743
  • Catering
    Email us at jared@railcarmak.com to book your next catering. We offer catering from as little as 10 people to 500.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer full service dinner or cocktailing with passed appetizers for your next event. Our party room has its own private bar and can seat up to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Jared Clarke: (402) 493-4743
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