Railcar Modern American Kitchen

4.6
1575 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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Kien
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit at Railcar. Great food & service! Will definitely return for another meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would have been nice not to have been seated in the bar area. The table behind us was very loud and we had a hard time just talking to each other.

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TrudyR
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there multiple time's and when my sister and brother in law asked where would like to go for my birthday it was a given. They could enjoy the wonderful food as well, cocktails and service .

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JillS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, out server's food recommendations were on point! Our group really enjoyed the evening.

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AdrianL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The restaurant was ok and fairly clean, but had a weird smell the whole time. Food was overpriced and bland. We ordered a burger and steak. Staff was overall very quick and helpful.

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StephenJ
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service. Friendly atmosphere. Go here for our anniversary every year. Never disappointed. Great food.

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Attentive, friendly and funny service. Kid-friendly too. It was an excellent choice for dinner!

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JenniT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime I go to this restaurant my experience is perfect

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Diane
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad meal here. Took another first-timer couple. One ordered pasta dinner and the other the ribs. Both were fantastic.

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Smrobles
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Appetizer was phenomenal. Service was slow. They were very busy, so I understand. It took well over an hour to get our food, so don't go there if you don't have the time. My husband's fries looked like burnt cardboard and tasted like it too. Oil probably was very old. I ordered snapper. It was ok. Nothing like the gulf coast. Not much flavor and a bit rubbery

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Matt
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time a very great server. Had two appetizers that were both delicious tomato bread and the crabcakes. I ordered the salmon and my husband ordered steak and shrimp. Mine was absolutely awesome. My husband said that it was just a little bit overdone but still good. Also had to have a cup of the French onion soup because it’s my favorite and they make get awesome

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ShelbyB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved the Scampi Frites and throughly enjoyed the music playing throughout our meal. Our server seemed a little frustrated at times but I understand that it was late in the day.

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Heather
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, unique food. Good service. Neat atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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PhilipP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. The place was busy but not overly noisy. I will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hubby had prime rib, he enjoyed it. He got the salad with peanut dressing. I got the seafood bisque… that is pure heaven!! I also got the new chili rellenos pasta dish. It was good, but I think it could use more poblanos. Maybe sliced up and sautéed and added. Or maybe a little roasted and puréed into the cream sauce. Don’t get me wrong it was wonderful! I’d order it again! I love poblanos and had expected there would be more in it. If you haven’t been you should go!

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vipRandy
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as it always is. Great service too.

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Timmy
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely awesome and the service was great. Will be going again for sure.

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DrewF
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food but my French toast wasn’t cooked all the way it was way to soggy. Brisket burger I had a couple of days earlier was one of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten.

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Chae
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
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 on July 31, 2021
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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vipCarolC
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food to match. Highly recommend!

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Blake
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
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
25 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
29 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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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 1575 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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