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Railcar Modern American Kitchen, Omaha, NE

Railcar Modern American Kitchen

4.3
4.3
1713 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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Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 1,713 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Great for Brunch

  • Nebraska

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Nebraska

    American

  • Nebraska

    Most Booked

  • Omaha

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Omaha

    American

  • Omaha

    Most Booked

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  1. N

    Nancy

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    It just wasn't the right day to eat here. Short on wait staff and they must have been short in the kitchen too. We had to flag someone down every time we needed something. The food took forever and wasn't very good. I've eaten there before and it was great so I will try again.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The appetizer was OK but the main course was so bad it was literally inedible. The manager was supposed to come speak to us and we waited for over 30 minutes for him to come and he never did. Then when we got the final bill we were charged for items we never ordered. They did correct the bill, but the whole dining experience was an absolute disaster.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    We’ve always had good food and service at the Railcar and we often come for special occasions. The low ratings this time are not the norm at all! Unfortunately the food was subpar (VERY tough steak) and the service not great, although they didn’t seem to be short staffed.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    A couple of us got prime rib and it was very tough even at a medium rare order. Our friend from out of town ordered the tuna which was literally 2 in.² piece that came with nothing and was super expensive. I tried it and it was extremely salty.

  5. WL

    WendyL

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    We went there for Mother’s Day. They ran out of food. And to have a different side we had to pay extra. They were not ready for a busy day. My steak wasn’t done like I asked. And we were charged for things we didn’t order. Very disappointed.

  6. BR

    BrettR

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  7. F

    Francophile100

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day was expected to be a busy dining experience. We were pleased with our server Florence, who assured us that our food would come out hot and be palatable. It was! Good job management.

  8. d

    dstoler

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Mothers Day brunch with family

  9. B

    Butch

    Des Moines

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again, for the umpteenth time, we had a perfectly enjoyable brunch experience...........Our very favorite server, Heather, made sure 'everything' was exactly as we wanted it................Thank you Heather.......We shall see you again soon.........Much Love...........Butch & Marilyn

  10. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food was good. Was confused why we were offered pops with our breakfast — I’ve never had a Diet Coke with French toast before? Is OJ not an option? And the juice machine was broken, so my daughters’ only option was chocolate milk or lemonade? What?! Go to Hy-Vee and grab some juice, so you have the appropriate drinks for a Mothers Day brunch! Also, once our server dropped the bill off, she never came back, even though we had a question on our bill. Dinner has always been such an amazing experience, so we were disappointed by brunch. We’ll stick to dinner at Railcar.

  11. GM

    GailM

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    The food is always good and unique. I have never had a bad meal there!

  12. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Had an 11:15am reservation. Got sat with menus but didn’t get greeted by our waiter for 15 minutes. He got our drink order. After about ten minutes, he came back with drinks, but they were wrong. Based on the amount of time it took, we just went with it. Server didn’t ask if we wanted to order and walked away before we could get anything else. After he walked by a couple more times, I waived him down and he took our food order. My wife ordered the pancakes, at which point he advised the griddle wasn’t working, so we all made sure to order accordingly. We sat and waited for another 45 minutes without a word from the waiter. We finally asked about what was taking so long, to which we were reminded that the griddle was down so things were taking longer. He never went and checked on the food or gave us an update on when it would be out. At 12:30 we decided to dine elsewhere due to still not having food. I asked the waiter for a check as my wife had a mimosa. The server handed me a bill for the drink and said “sorry about that”. Never saw a manager go to a single table while there. The place was about half full during the hour and fifteen minutes we were there.

  13. JC

    JoshuaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    With the flat top grill being down During our visit in Mother's Day our choices were limited but still overall great

  14. KS

    KimberlyS

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Waited 10 minutes to be greeted by server. Cooktop was broken so unable to make brunch. Waited another 30 minutes to be told they could not make Mac and cheese. We left, not returning as the place has gone down hill quickly.

  15. I

    Iggy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We did not even get served. Waited almost an hour. Staff communication was non-existent and the hostess was rude.

  16. a

    alexharvey

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    We went for brunch the day before Mother’s Day. Waited over an hour and a half and were never served food. We were told it would be even longer if we waited. All the tables in our section were without food over an hour. I didn’t actually see anyone receive food. Although he was polite, our server didn’t check on us for over 30 minutes, no refills, or anything. It was a horrible Mother’s Day brunch. It’s truly the first time I’ve ever left a restaurant. The wildest part is the restaurant continued to sit people while everyone was without food.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    Despite making a reservation waited 30 minutes for our table, then another hour and a half for our food, which was over priced and small portions. No one apologized or reassured us our food was coming. Won’t be back.

  18. T

    Tina

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Railcar is one of our favorite restaurants! This is the second time we've visited in a month. Great spot for a double date!

  19. RM

    RoMat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, service and food!! Would definitely go again!

  20. SS

    ShawnS

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Waitress forgot appetizer had to ask her about it and went back to the kitchen and got it you can tell it’s been sitting in the kitchen for a while by texture appearance and then dinner came just a few seconds after receiving appetizer

  21. 0

    04enthusiast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We ordered halibut and prime rib both were delicious. Service was outstanding.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were seated on time, staff was friendly, food was good.

  23. VA

    VirginiaA

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    They were extremely busy, so the service was understandably average. The food was very tasty, but some of our pancakes were scorched and the bacon a little underdone. Staff was friendly and trying their best.

  24. KM

    KristiM

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    We have been here several times for prime rib but this time the food was delivered all at once and it was cold. We told them and they returned it inappropriately over cooked and still cold! We told them we were very disappointed and they did nothing.

  25. JH

    JeffH

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Let me begin by saying that we went to Railcar on a Friday evening during Berkshire Shareholder weekend, so I am guessing the restaurant was busier than usual. We got our cocktails and an appetizer in a reasonably amount of time. I was the only member in our party of four that ordered the prime rib. Approximately 30-45 minutes after ordering, I was informed that they were out of the prime rib and it was quickly suggested that I have the beef medallions. At this point, nobody has been served their entree. It took another 30-45 minutes before we received our entrees. As for the beef medallions, the beef was good, but what was supposed to be a broccolini stir fry was just a giant pile of zucchini. We normally cut restaurants a lot of slack as we know they are still dealing with staffing issues, but this was a bit ridiculous. Mainly how long it took to let me know that they were out of prime rib. We have gone to Railcar in the past, normally sitting at the bar and service has been good. And we will go back and give them another try. Just wish communication had been better and more timely.

  26. OO

    OutOfTowners

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Overall it was an okay experience. It seemed a bit overpriced for what was served. Also, with it being a busy weekend in Omaha they did not seem prepared for the large crowds.

  27. TR

    TadR

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Seems to be the normal experience with understaffing and slow service. Food was very good and value was fair.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Morgan is an AMAZING server, kept up with our very loud and chaotic family!!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Overall, we had a very good, enjoyable experience. The food was well-prepared and presented. The one draft I requested was not available, however. Pricing was as expected. Florence provided exceptional service, attentive without being intrusive.

  30. PY

    PattyY

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was tasty, service was good. It was nice not have to wait to be seated.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a treat! While I’ve never had a meal that was less than outstanding, I recommend spending a little extra time with the menu, to understand the range of culinary creativity. Be adventuresome, and try something new, you will not regret it.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again Railcar did not disappoint! From the moment we walked in, ate our outstanding meal to when we left, throughout the experience we truly felt welcomed. Makes a difference going to a restaurant that sees you more than a dollar amount. Thanks to everyone in the Railcar family!

  33. JD

    JackD

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal on Easter. Rachel was an outstanding server who was both efficient and friendly. Our brunch was fantastic, because it was an experience for the taste buds. We can't wait to go back again!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The food was terrible and unappetizing. The service was also poor. Overall poor experience and it used to be good. Won’t be going back.

  35. k

    kimd

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful menu, service and atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious brunch!

  37. BP

    BeccaP

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food is not as good as it used to be - seems they are skimping on ingredients. Example: the crab cakes were mostly breading, not a lot of crab. Service was excellent though!

  38. HP

    HeatherP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great brunch experience with the family. Plenty of great menu and drink options.

  39. B

    Butch

    Des Moines

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Easter Brunch was marvelous, as always, and with wonderful serving attention from Heather, our favorite waitress, everything was absolutely the VERY BEST. Kudos to all.............Thank you.

  40. H

    Huskrfn1

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great experience for my wife’s birthday.

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 4.3 stars by 1713 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 32 times today
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

  • 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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