About Railcar Modern American Kitchen

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.

1814 N. 144th St.
Omaha, NE 68154
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Burgers, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday -Sunday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Blondo

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 493-4743

Website:
http://www.railcaromaha.com/

Catering:
Email us at jared@railcarmak.com to book your next catering. We offer catering from as little as 10 people to 500.

Parking Details:
Free Parking

Public Transit:
NONE

Executive Chef:
Jared Clarke

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Jared at jared@railcarmak.com we can organize your next luncheon, business meeting, breakfast meetings, rehearsal dinner, wine dinner or holiday parties!

Railcar Modern American Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Special Occasion (29)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
Cozy (23)
Casual (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Great for Brunch (17)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Romantic (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Omaha)·Dined 2 days ago

Good food. Drinks a little pricey.

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 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for Valentines dinner, and made reservations ahead of time. When we got there, they asked us if we wanted to sit in the bar, and we said okay. While the server was very friendly, everything took a very long time to get to us, as our cocktails took over 20 minutes. Our appetizer came out in good time but our entrees didn't arrive until being there for over an hour, and about 40 minutes after ordering them. The server continued to tell us that she was sorry, and they weren't expecting to be that busy tonight. I guess we were a little shocked at those comments because while it was on a weekday night, it was Valentine's Day. The parking lot wasn't full though, and there were open tables throughout the night in the restaurant. The food was very good, but the portions were not overly impressive. Also sitting in the bar area, we were overhearing the employees talking at the end of the bar over the course of the night. For Valentine's dinner, I guess it would've been nice to not have to overhear everyone else all night. We will give it another chance someday, as the food was good and so were the cocktails when they finally arrived, just hope that the urgency of service levels and attentiveness are better next time.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to a Valentines dinner. It was busy as expected, but Open Table made sure we were covered. Food was wonderful. Drinks tasty. Prices were on the high side, just like last time we visited.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

This place was excellent...food was amazing and our waitress was great. We never felt rushed through our meal...we fully enjoyed our evening. We had the lobster hush puppies for apps...so good! The Bourbon medallions were cooked to perfection and so tender...the pork chop was absolutely the best flavor. We will definitely be back!

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 (Omaha)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a fabulous Salmon dish in a creamy sauce and an attentive waitress named Morgan. Also enjoyed the crab cakes. Good beer and LaPost glass of wine. It was an early seating on Valentine’s Day that was just great. Will be back soon.

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 (Omaha)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter seemed a little stressed and our meal was very slow getting to our table. Others that came after us got their food before us. Lemon ricotta pancake was barely warm and we had to ask for syrup.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was good. Promptly seated with our reservation. Our server seemed nerveous. He reacted like someone had yelled at him when he told us they were out of prime rib despite us being perfectly fine with it.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was great, food tasted amazing. Portions were a bit small and they ran out of prime rib. Get there early if prime rib is what you want. Food was very flavorful and had some interesting pairings. Overall great 1st experience and will definitely be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fabulous food and service. Went on a recommendation from friends and were very pleasantly surprised. Very quick, friendly service, lovely menu choices and atmosphere. Only tiny issue is that we found it cold.....understand that it is difficult to control temperature to please everyone, especially during an unusually cold February night!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was amazing until entrees came out. One which was homemade gnocchi that was way over cooked and fell apart as we tired to eat it. Also there was a sour taste to the red sauce on the pork belly meatballs. We informed them and they were very sweet and took it
Off our bill.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our server was wonderful. I have a peanut, tree nut, and sesame see allergy. She made sure to tell the kitchen and even came back and talked to me about how the owner said the bread was manufactured at a place that has tree nuts. I was disappointed to see that my salad I got ended up having a few peanuts in it, even though it says nothing about it on the menu and the server said it was fine also. We were compensated for my food and given a gift card. The food and drinks were great, but for someone with a food allergy, I would be a little hesitant to return.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food. Good service. I avoid carbs and the chef was accommodating.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I took my siblings here who love out of town. They loved the atmosphere and all the unlimited alcoholic drink options. The food was great and the staff very courteous!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing as always! One of our favorite places for brunch especially.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation and were promptly seated. Excellent service and food.
Handcrafted Moscow Mule was delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great job Nate! Everything was very good.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Even with a reservation we waited close to an hour for a table, which I wouldn't have minded if the service had been better. We got seated, waited 5 minutes for waters and another 30 for drinks. At this point our order still hadn't been taken. After a while, our waitress finally took our order, and we waited about 40 minutes for our food. When the food came out, all four of us were missing the side of hash browns that came with our meal. When the waitress came back I asked if we could get our hash browns and she then told me that they had run out but she could get us all fries. So, it seemed like if I wouldn't have asked she wouldn't have even told us that they had run out of hash browns. About 10 minutes later the fries came out, they were lukewarm and unseasoned. I got the chicken and waffles which were alright, there was almost no bourbon maple syrup (which is what I was looking forward to) and more gravy than I knew what to do with making the waffle soggy. Overall, it was not worth the $25 for my boyfriend and I and I will for sure never be back.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Bottomless Bloody Mary and endless time for brunch. Perfect place for girlfriends, old friends to linger over a meal to catch up. Unfortunately, this did not describe our party of 5, including a 2-year old. Ambiance was lost on our little guy. Just wanted a pancake. We had asked that it be put on a "fast track" as he was hungry. Server tried hard to "hurry" the grill, to no avail. Server brought fruit and crayons as stalling tactic. Crayons were delicious. We were all served 45 minutes after having ordered. Great brunch selection, not the usual. Very filling; most brunch items fried, lots of creams and butter. Had made reservations; they were able to accommodate our last-minute request for an extra person (the toddler). Will try Railcar, again, minus kiddo.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 28, 2018

You cannot mix and match the unlimited alcoholic beverages. The apple sangria and bloody mary are no good. The mimosas are tiny. We waited almost an hour for our food and then the food came out wrong! For the wait, the food was not that great. Our waiter was all over the place and rarely came to our table. Overall bad experience.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was incredible and the prices very reasonable. The waitress was very attentive. The croissants they bring to every table are to die for. It took a little longer than average to get our food, but the restaurant was very crowded and it was definitely worth waiting for!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent experience for our first time there. Waitress was outstanding. Food was superb, with just the perfect serving sizes. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a great meal and reasonable prices, along with top notch, friendly service.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress was very slow and did not get one of the orders right. She had crossed it off on the receipt with a pin and manually wrote the order in.

We love the restaurant but the waitress was not the best.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food - we took our granddaughter with us this time around and she loved the lemon ricotta pancakes! I had one of the benedict options - very generous piece of ham, eggs were perfect. My husband had the double stack burger and fries. He couldn't say enough good things about both.
We look forward to eating here whenever we are in Omaha - a three hour drive for us. We enjoy that the keep their staples but change some menu options.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Deangelo was our server. He had a larger party he was waiting on as well but he really had a tough time. Took over 25 minutes to just get a glass of water. I finally had to track someone else down as it was rather warm.

After he finally brought our drinks he said I’ll get you an appetizer for the inconvenience and I’ll upgrade to a large.

When he brought out our appetizer he didn’t bring plates. I finally had to get up and go ask for plates.

When he brought the bill - he had the appetizer on there. He did discount that I asked him about it.

As usual - the food was fantastic. The service was far below the normal standard we usually enjoy and expect at your establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, good atmosphere

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was great! Went for early dinner with my brother and his wife and it was quiet allowing us to have a nice chat. My husband and I were at the Railcar for Sunday brunch also and it was very good! Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Interesting menu with many choices. really happy we made reservations as it was popular for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch and it was so awesome! Unlimited mimosas is why I wanted to come here, but the food was wonderful and creative.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food and service. We visited when it was crazy busy and they still offered great service. Every item on the menu is worth recommending. Try something different if you always get the same thing, you won't regret it. Nice job Railcar. Read the fine print on coupons because they never worked for me.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service great...food as expected. Good quality.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was excellent and very fast. My daughter spilled her juice and they cleaned it up without fuss, which I appreciated. We will definitely be back!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Last minute reservation, place was busy and we were seated in a timely manner. Food was excellent along with service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Middle of my food was cold. My moms chicken was undercooked.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was satisfactory, definitely not worth the price. The service was extremely slow, and since we were seated near the door right next to the kitchen (though we had a reservation and other seats were available), the experience was not particularly enjoyable.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Second time coming to Railcar. Food was a bit heavy, but delicious. Our waiter was effective, but a bit awkward and seemed rushed even with a very slow afternoon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was good, but not $30.00 good. My husband found plastic in his French onion soup, and luckily didn’t swallow it. Our waitress said “sorry” and just got a new one for him, she didn’t seem concerned about it.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We made reservations for 6:30 but were not seated until 7. The food was good except for the paella that sat under heat for way too long and had a crust on top.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great menu choices - different than your everyday restaurant - and everything I've tried was very good. A fun place that's new to many people.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were very impressed with Railcar when we visited on New Year’s Eve. Even though they were pretty busy, we were seated right away and our server was attentive. She even made sure my husband got the last of the specials they were serving that night! The food and drinks were great. I would definitely recommend visiting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Another great dinner at Railcar. The prime rib was delicious as was the steak medallions. Would have liked more gnochi in the dish. Even the Cronut dessert was exceptional. On a cold New Year's night food and service was terrific. Loved it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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