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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Special Occasion (24)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Cozy (21)
Casual (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fun (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Romantic (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Authentic (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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 14, 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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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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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·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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined here for New Years Eve in a group of 5. Our table was ready. The table was pretty tight for 5 and was right by the window and entrance so it was very cold. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. We had a growler of a wonderful beer (Isolation Ale from Odell Brewery) which was so good we had two! Our friends ordered a bottle of wine which was very good also. There was a special New Years Eve menu and 4 out of 5 of us ordered the same thing (New York Strip Oscar). It was very good but each of our steaks was undercooked. I ordered medium well which came out medium, two ordered medium which came out medium rare and
1 ordered medium rare and came out rare. We didn't ask to have them cooked longer as that is a hassle. We just made due but that is why I only gave 3 stars. The Bisque soup and mashed potatoes were good. Our friend ordered salmon and it was very good.

It is a small narrow restaurant that does get loud but it was New Years so it was packed. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The salmon was excellent!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to dinner here in New Year's Eve. It was cold and relatively busy, (as you would expect). We were sitting close enough to the next table that you could almost hear them chewing their food. Every time the door opened we were hit with a blast of cold air. The prime rib could not be cut with the knife they provided. We had been there a few times before and thought it was great, we will not be going back after this last visit

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed the ambiance and feel of Railcar. It was family friendly and inviting. The people were very nice and the food was decent. The menu looked great and the kids menu looked even better. What a great value for a child's menu!

The food was decent. We enjoyed some items and we felt like they missed on some items. Nothing was a wow factor. We'd go there again but stick to brunch next time!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This is the second time my wife and I have been to Railcar, the first time being over a year ago.

The food was as good this time as I remember it being last time. The wait staff was super friendly, helpful, and courteous.

I have the Risotto and my wife the Prime Rib, we split the Brussel Sprouts appetizer. As I said, the food was as good as I remember it being last time and the ambiance was warm and inviting.

I would definitely recommend anyone dining at Railcar and look forward to making it to try their brunch one of these days.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 30, 2017

While the food was great - the service on a not so busy Friday was less than stellar. It took 20 minutes to get our first drink order and our server did not even get water for all of our party of 7. Also, one of our party's dish was not even made when all others were brought to the table. May give them another try as the food was excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyed a relaxing lunch with family. We like the specials in addition to the regular menu.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The crab bisque soup is awesome !!! I specifically chose this place so I could come back and have a bowl . The service has always been excellent as well .

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Never a disappointment! Our favorite place for brunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a great experience - new brunch menu this time, so that was fun to check out. The floors are wood so in the winter they can be a tad slippery, but seriously if that's the worst thing then they are doing pretty awesome!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The table was waiting for our group of 7! Lots of personal service and attention. Great flavors. Wonderful food.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Outstanding taste and service. Prime rib, crab cakes, rib eye... any of them are worth any penny

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

So we've been to Railcar a dozen+ times and always spend $100+ on dinner for two. We've never had exceptional service, service has always been so-so. The food is usually pretty good, though. The experience we had on 12/20/2017 was not up to par. We started off with the Rombauer Chardonnay which was $75 a bottle. At this point the server should have stepped his game up as we were obviously about to spend some money on this meal. It took him 20 minutes to bring the wine. He then took our order and it took 20 minutes for the side salad, soup and bread to come out. About thirty minutes later our entree's came out. My partner had the scallop and peekytoe crab rissoto and I had the steak medallions with yukon gold mashed and asparagus. The rissoto was okay, but the steak medallion meal came out cold! I said something to the server, but by the time we saw him again my partner was half done with her food and had they heated it up it would have over cooked the steak and I wasn't about to wait for new food as this entire experience was taking Much longer than it should have, especially as they didn't even have a full house. The server just said, "sorry, I guess I can let the manager know." We never saw a manager, no manager cam out to the table. Altogether we spent just under $200.00 on a meal for two that was sub par at best. The worst part was hearing the gentleman behind me complain about his steak and them only offering him a free desert and two other gentleman sitting in front of us wait nearly thirty minutes to get their card ran after getting their bill and them complain openly about their wait times throughout the evening. I don't do too many survey's, but we used to love Railcar, but I don't know what's going on their right now, but my good impression has fastly faded. I hope they figure it out..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

 I just wanted to share with you about my fantastic experience for brunch this morning. 
 First off, we arrived at 10:00 for my reservation for 2 at 10:15. We were greeted right away and immediately shown to our table. The hostess was friendly with a great disposition. 
 After being seated, our waiter showed up very quickly for our drink order which came very promptly. He asked if we had any questions then took our order. I ordered the Eggs Florentine with smoked salmon and Mom ordered the French toast with a side of scrambled eggs.
 Mom's eggs were fluffy and seasoned to perfection. Her French toast looked amazing as well. The potatoes were crispy and looked great.
Now for my dish. I broke one of the poached eggs first to find a nice runny yolk and a beautify cooked white. (I can't ever seem to poach an egg like that at home). I cut a small piece of the smoked salmon on my fork with a mushroom, artichoke, and made sure to get some of the hollandaise sauce. It was like a firework of flavor exploded I'm my mouth. That Tomato hollandaise sauce is exceptional! I could drink a cup of that all by itself! Every subsequent bite was just as good. Adding the texture of those crispy potatoes was a welcome surprise. Now, I have ate at some quite "fancy" and expensive restaurants all over the country. This was, put simply, the best breakfast I have ever had.
 I've had dinner at Railcar several times this was my first time for brunch. We have never been disappointed by the food, atmosphere, or service. Keep up the good work. Railcar and Timber are our favorite restaurants in Omaha

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I dined here for brunch today with my in-laws. They aren’t from Omaha and were impressed with their first visit at Railcar. The service was great and the food delicious! Would bring them back again

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Love Railcar! The steak and tomato salad is my favorite, and the service is always great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 3, 2017

very inpressed with everything!! would definitely come back!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Outstanding food and service. A hidden gem in Omaha that I highly recommend.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, great service, my girlfriend enjoyed her first time there.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I last ate at RC a year ago. So We thought it would be nice to celebrate her birthday with our 3 grown sons on Friday 12/1/17 Service was much more professional last year. The waitress was not attentive to basics (silver ware for 5th person) slow on beverages. I ordered porkchop which did not come served on cedar board as last time, although good it was not as flavorful. Seating at 715 was prompt but dinner was a wait despite not being full. For the expensive meal I was disappointed in service, and the just okay food. Will not be visiting again. With so many choices in Omaha no sense wasting time here again.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our server Heather was fantastic!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were seated in the backroom w/out any other guests for the duration of our meal---an odd feeling. Our waitress (who clearly only had our table) was delinquent in filling drinks and clearing plates.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

I very much enjoyed this meal with my mom. The food was good- although the menu was limited. Which I didn't mind. Service was somewhat lacking, our server seemed very nervous to approach our table and talk about specials. I don't bite! I will go back again, just hope it's a little more fun and the wait staff doesn't make me feel so uncomfortable

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a group of eight get together for a wrap-up Thanksgiving brunch. This was my first visit to Railcar and it impressed me with the menu, the service and the obvious effort each staff member made to make sure things were going OK. These small things aren't small things and were much appreciated.

Everyone in the group found something "unusual" that they liked, and no one came away unhappy.

It won't be long before a bit of a freshening up of the interior might be called for, but it was certainly acceptable and clean.

They've made a commitment it seems to managing the noise level, and that was much much appreciated.

Overall, a very good to outstanding experience. Well done Railcar.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The Brunch is great here, second time doing it. Fair price for a lot of food, and the Bloody Mary's are good. Service is great, but reservations are definitely recommended.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was bad from the start. Our drinks took 15 minutes, even to get waters. The food took 40 minutes and multiple people ordered the same dish but they all came out different with some missing their side dish and some not being topped with the right ingredients. I’ve been here many times and love the food but the service is always mediocre at best. After this visit, I will not be returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Brunch was amazing as usual! No issues loved our server that’s why we keep coming back!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another great experience, Cubano sandwich was awesome!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is really good, but a little pricey. Service was a little slow this time around. We had to ask tell them we wanted an appetizer vs being asked. This was after they walked passed us several times. This is the only time this has happened to us their and they weren’t that busy.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They were out of schnitzel, which was disappointing. The beer was on the warm side, too. Other than that, it was a good meal.

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