Railcar Modern American Kitchen

4.5
1560 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chae
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday with a small group! We will be going back!

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KELLYG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were having Date Night and I was bored with our “usual” places to go. I asked a friend where to go and she recommended a higher end place in the Old Market but when I looked at their menu it was the same old same old. (Yawn). So I Googled restaurants in Omaha and when I looked at the menu, it looked like some different items and flavors and I was all in!

The outside of the restaurant made me a little concerned. Strip malls aren’t where I usually think when I want amazing food, but I’m SO thankful we stayed the course. The interior was nice. It was very clean and on theme.

Our server, Knowlan, was energetic and let us set the tone for our interactions. He was knowledgeable about the menu items and I honestly believe he’s eaten them! My husband wanted one of the specials of the day and Knowlan let us know it would be a wait which we didn’t mind.

The food was crafted with love of the ingredients and a passion for taste. I shouldn’t brag too much about this too much for fear he’ll move on but I’m hoping the Chef has a vested interest and continues his craftsmanship for years as now that we’ve found it - we’ll be back!!

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CarolC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was quite good and the service was very attentive. The atmosphere is a bit dark and dingy but overall a good place for a nice brunch.

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FredW
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food to match. Highly recommend!

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Blake
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have great servers at Railcar. They are attentive and know the menu. The food is always good and they change up the menu to add variety from time to time.

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Brett
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch, food was even better. Great selection of bourbon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service

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LuannaT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have eaten here several times now and the food hasn’t always been excellent. Service is always great!! Saturday evening we had a waiter named Nolan, wonderful service, great cheerful attitude and pleasant demeanor. Would definitely ask for Nolan next time we come in!!

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Samk
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

It took a long time to get our dinner. When the food came out it was not hot. But the wait staff was great and apologized for the delay.

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vipDiner2
Omaha
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience5

Very disappointed! Everything was good except it took an hour and a half to get our for our food. No good excuse from the manager and no discount on our food. Will not go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. The taste and presentation were fabulous!!!!

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Teri
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, but thought portions may be a bit small. Ordered Salmon, which came with Yukon mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Got about 1 tablespoon of the vegetables. Had I known that, I probably would have added a salad.

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CaroleB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were at Railcar for a birthday dinner. I tried the Pasta Saltimbocca w/chicken and it was very good...as the sauce thickened a bit it was even tastier! My husband had the Seattle Barbecued Faroe Island Salmon...it was amazing! I think he would have licked the plate if he could. The drinks were tasty and a bit strong. Since we were celebrating a birthday we were given a complimentary desert...not sure what it was called but it had a couple small portions of what tasted like apple pie with ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Just the right amount to share and a great way to finish a great meal. We will will be back!

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LisaH
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch with girlfriends!

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vipSurpriseme
Omaha
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

First let me say that Railcar is one of our favorite restaurants in Omaha. I highly recommend them to all.
We went there this past Saturday for our anniversary dinner with some close friends.
All was going quite well until our entrees were served. My wife’s and our friends dinners were quite good. I ordered the salmon. It was delicious as I fully expected. As I got closer to the center of this piece of grilled salmon, I discovered it was raw inside. I don’t eat raw fish.
I asked the server to our table and explained the situation, she then called the manager, Aaron, to our table.
Aaron said they would cook another piece of salmon. I was happy with this. It should take ten minutes or less, right??
Well, nearly twenty minutes have passed and I asked for the manager again. Upon coming to our table a couple of minutes later, he said it would be another minute or two. My response was, the others have finished their meals, keep it!
He did comp me for my meal, probably should have done much more than that.
Also, our server did not seem prepared for the few tables she was managing while we were there. She actually ignored us as she passed our table, never refilled water, and never asked how our meals are. Inappropriate in Railcar.
As I said before, Railcar is one of our favorite restaurants. We will return in the future. I’m sure this was a rare incident considering all the times we have been there before and had an extraordinary meal and service.

Thanks for an interesting dining experience!

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KKBkkbKKB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have enjoyed Railcar each and every time I have been there. The food has been delicious and the wait staff has been very attentive. I am always confident bringing friends and family to Railcar. I know we will have a good dining experience. We hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner for 50 people 3 years ago and everyone raved about the delicious meal and accommodations. It’s always a treat to go there.

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ArvindT
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a fabulous experience. Heather is great. And the location works for us.

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GregD
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I’ve always loved my meals at Rail Car, and I have been many, many times in years past because I enjoyed the food and service so much. Brunches, lunches and dinners, I have always said, as recently as yesterday afternoon before making our dinner reservation for a rare date night with my wife, “I’ve never had a bad meal at Rail Car.”

I wish I’d kept the memory of those excellent meals and not experienced last night’s failure of food, taste, quality, service (sorry to say!!) and ambiance I’d come to take for granted in past experiences. The food was flat and flavorless. Specials were absolutely not special, but more like coarse and unthoughtful. The pasta with beef short rib dish…I’ve tried and loved the dish before…cool, tasteless and more than 2/3rds unfinished on the plate.

I regret not speaking directly when asked how the meal was a few times but there was so much wrong with all the details that I didn’t know what to say but ‘Fine’ and a 20% tip.

I hope if you haven’t tried it before you decide to give it an honest shot. I also hope if you have been and loved it in the past that you give it all the chances to succeed you feel you can.

I, for one, will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My food was cold twice. I just ate it the second time. Waiter didn’t remove dirty dishes until we were completely finished with our meal. Soup and salad plates stayed on the table.

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food and drinks were delicious!

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Westiegirl
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been there 3 times and loved each one. Crab cakes last night were delicious and my friend had a burger and loved it.

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DaniW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Waitress was awesome but the glasses we received our cocktails in were dirty. Reservation did not really matter as we waited for a while. First time dining here probably would not return. It was nice to try once.

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ScottN
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time at Railcar. Creative menu and great food. Service was flawless - a great first experience. We look forward to dining there again!

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shane
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and the drinks were well made. If you are an Omaha local definitely try out this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This may be the best food I’ve had in West Omaha. Absolutely delicious, lovely dining service and rustic/classy ambiance. 10/10!

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JayO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly hostess, attentive wait staff, excellent food.

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RobleyG
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food! Great place for brunch

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disneyhawk
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wait staff was attentive. We had never been so we enjoyed selecting different things; everyone was happy with their choices!

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AlysonM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and our food came out fast and was delicious.

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joec
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food tasted wonderful, but for the price we paid for the steak medallions, the portions were very small. You can get a full steak and sides at other restaurants for the same price.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Excellent service by Heather. Food was good.

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MollyL
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Heather is the best!

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vipWeffer
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Branched out from my usual Cuban sandwich and tried the salmon. It was amazing. Potato and veggies on the side were good too. My husband tried the chicken schnitzel and enjoyed it. They added pesto to it, and the bite I tried was really good. We both had the black Manhattan, and it wasn’t as good as usual. Still good though. This is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely evening

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ErinK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Food was excellent-We probably had a new waitress. Nutella French toast came with that Nutella, burger came without french fries, hollandaise sauce was asked for on the side didn’t come at all… We had to ask for refills of beer or any drink quite a few times to get one

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SJ1940
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not hot

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Butch
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything for our Fathers Day Sunday Brunch was outstanding, as it always has been. Our server 'Heather' was terrific and with her impeccable service, it could not have been a more enjoyable experience.............Keep on Keepin' on...........

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

WAITRESS WAS FIRST CLASS

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StephenM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved that you took reservations on a busy day! We had a nice experience! 😃

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for any meal. This time was brunch, but lunch and dinner are always great too.

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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 4.5 stars by 1560 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.

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