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

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for a Date (31)
Casual (29)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Worth the Drive (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Seasonal (5)
Great Beer (5)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Omaha)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Omaha)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nate is a great waiter. He is attentive and remembers YOU

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food, drink and service are always excellent. The temperature always seems cold. I know this is a hard aspect to control.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had such a great time! It was my birthday and my waitress was awesome! Lisa rocks! The food was a bit heavy but delicious.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I made a reservation stating that one diner had Celiac Disease and let the server know as well that I needed gluten free due to a medical condition. On their website it states that the Executive Chef/Owner worked with the Celiac Foundation to create more effective dining options for allergen sensitive diners, so I felt comfortable trying this place for the first time. I ordered a side salad without croutons and after eating half of the salad I found crouton crumbs hidden underneath the lettuce. So, the kitchen clearly just took the croutons off and mixed the salad so I would not notice. My main meal came out, which I ordered salmon, and the meal was not modified correctly to be gluten free so they had to remake that. The server was very apologetic, but it was clear that the wait staff and kitchen were not knowledgeable about proper food handling when it came to allergens. The server then brought our bill out and we were charged for everything and a manager never came to our table to check on a customer that they made ill. I will not be visiting this restaurant again and I would urge anyone else with an allergen to steer clear as well. If they are so careless with people's food that actually have a medical condition, I don't want to even think about how careless they can be with the general public's food.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great brunch options & unlimited brunch drinks! Amazing service. The lemon pancakes are phenomenal, and I'm not more of a savory-breakfast person usually. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I got the Prime Rib which was recommended as "the best in Omaha". My family got there food first which was fine but then had to remind the manager I didn't get mine. After 15 mins mine came out that was literally 50%+ fat and thin. This was supposed to be the 16oz cut obviously they weren't ready with the Rib before and we're trying to make the weight by giving me so much fat. Then the waiter agreed that it didn't look right so I sent it back only to have the Manager argue with me. She is in over her head but did comp that meal and my wife's.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have loved everything about Railcar until our latest visit. Our party of 8, there for a birthday, was at the restaurant for nearly 2.5 hours due to poor, slow service. Our drinks were warm (several times), we easily waited 30-45 minutes just to place our orders, we didn’t receive plates or silverware without asking. Please note: it wasn’t busy to the best of our knowledge, several empty tables. 4 members of our party ordered the special (printed on the menu); we were informed they were out and only 3 servings were available, and those servings of meat were extremely fatty and over-cooked. I’d like to note that some of us were extremely pleased with the food; our appetizers were exquisite and the salmon was heavenly. But the overall visit was so poor, the quality of food was overshadowed.
It almost seemed like new ownership or management was in place during this last visit, as ALL of our previous visits were wonderful. Unfortunately, we may not return to find out.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Brunch was absolutely delish! I had the Eggs Benedict but it wasn't like a "normal" one. They seem to put there own twist on the dishes. Would love to go back again to try more of the menu! Very friendly staff! Also LOVED the menu wasn't overwhelming so it was easy to chose something.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Restaurant smelled like fish and it was uncomfortably hot

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing! The service was amazing! I would go again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food ! Will definitely come back soon. This will quickly be turning into one of my favorite places to eat!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Seasonal
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food. Delightfully able to converse without having to shout, in spite of the restaurant being very busy. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Another great experience. We enjoy the ambiance and food. We will be back...again.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of the best meals I’ve ever had! The Asiago Chicken Schnitzel was AMAZING!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This place is very surprising. From the outside, it looks Ike a sports bar or something. I’d never stop if I were just driving by. The inside is really nice though. I love the Railcar look in the main dining room. That is pretty cool.
Everything we ordered was really good. We had the popcorn chicken and it was very tasty. A very tiny bit of spice...not much at all but still very good. The pretzel bread they bring is really tasty as well.
We had the schnitzel, saltimbocca and gnocchi for dinner. So, the gnocchi “dinner” is a bit of a joke. This is an appetizer size portion...at least of pasta. There are 3 meatballs which is nice and they were moist and flavorful but there were a total of 5 gnocchi in the dish....no joke. I counted because at first glance, I only saw 2. I thought they may have actually forgotten to put them in there. My fellow diners even commented that it looked like I had gotten no pasta. Most places don’t give you a ton of gnocchi as I order it often but at least a dozen or so. The ratio of meatball to pasta was very off. That being said everyone loved their entrees and the rest were all very good portion size.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I always have a wonderful time at Railcar, whether on a date or out with friends. Great service, fantastic food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great Beer, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our server was incredible, funny, courteous and knowledgeable. Had great menu suggestions. We had a wonderful evening and meal!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I love the Railcar, I especially love to take friends from out of town, it’s a great dining experience and it’s such a surprise sitting in that little shopping area. The service is awesome, all of the staff are friendly and accommodating. It is truly my favorite place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

THe food was good but the wait staff was not very knowledgeable about the menu.
We were offered drinks at happy hour prices, but when the ticket came the prices were not happy hour prices.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waiter was perfectly Personal. He knew the menu very well. We started our meal with the Short Rib flatbread. I had the French Onion soup which was very good. My wife had the Scallops. She asked to substitute the Risotto for Vegetables. The Scallops were seasoned and cooked perfectly. I had the Prime Rib. The Au Jaus was the best I’ve had anywhere. I believe the waiter said there were seven spices added to the broth. And for dessert was the carrot cake which is beyond anything I’ve had before. The best part of Railcar is the consistency each time we dine there. Not sure if there’s a better place to eat in Omaha.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was hoping this would be really, really good based on reviews. It was okay. My husband and I ordered the prime rib, his a 16 oz am mine a 10 oz. When we finally got them, they looked identical. We addressed this with a server, and then a manager, she said the cost would be changed to a 10 oz on the bill. It wasn't, so had to mention it again before it came off the bill.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

They have a good happy hour and we love the wine list and beer list. The food is not like any other, but yet very delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I went for a late lunch on a Saturday. I had the Railcar roast chicken salad and my husband had the Cubano. To be honest - both dishes were okay, not great. The chicken was dry and the salad - which was supposed to have onions and heirloom grape tomatoes - mostly was just lettuce. The dressing was pretty good. My husband said that while the Cubano was pretty good it was pretty salty due to the prosciutto. We've been here before for appetizers for dinner and the appetizers are amazing as well as the cocktails.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Delicious; great service!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Zachs back managing! I'm sure things will get back up to the way it was a couple of years ago. He's a great asset.
The kitchen had timing issues the nite we went but the server was a champ and the food was good, otherwise I would give it 4 stars.
We will be back.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always a great meal and fantastic service. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting. Love it!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sixth time...food very good as coextensive. Our server not so much. He pushed us to orde then brought our appetizer and soup at the same time. I asked him to slow down and he grumbled at me. He came back a few minutes later and asked if it was ok now to put inn the order but he did so with a big time attitude! He pushed the bill and complained about the mess he now had to clean up! The restaurant was not busy on a Saturday night.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food, took a little while to get out, but the ambiance is fantastic so waiting wasn’t too much of an issue

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

They were busy with brunch. The manager kept us informed of a table to seat us and let us know ahead of time they were a little behind. We had small children with our group so that was helpful to know they were working on our table. The staff was very attentive and as always the food was really great. We will alway love the lemon pancakes too!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The waiter and new trainee waitress were informative and delightful....
The Railcar burger was as good as it gets!......loved the bacon apple jam, brie cheese, and garlic aioli sauce.
I will definitely return to experience more of the menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The service was good. The Chicken and salmon entrees were delicious. We also had the roasted brussels sprouts appetizer. The sprouts were cooked perfectly, but lacked flavor. It was not busy at all during lunchtime. More people should check it out. It's perfect for getting off the congestion associated with Maple and Dodge roads.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had missed this local gem even though we love nearby. They have an incredible menu and everything we ordered from cesar salad, flatbread, now in burger and scallops to Belgian style beer was amazing. Our server Brad made it extra special. Certainly plan to take the whole family and friends on future occasions. Absolutely great place to dine. Also learned that they are famous for their incredible brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The best scallops I have ever eaten! Always great food and good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was excellent! The service was very poor. We had to ask to have our water glasses filled numerous times. Our desert that we received did not match what was on the menu that we ordered it from. We commented on that fact and the person sent to our table to hear our complaint was very rude. She did apologize and took our desert off the bill and gave us a $10 gift card in hopes we would come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food was well cooked.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing creative menu. The Sunday brunch is out of this world!! The prime rib and potato pancakes is to die for and the chicken and waffles are as good as Roscoes in Hollywood. Dinner is wonderful as well. I come in every time I'm in Omaha.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was all amazing and the half price bottle of wine day was great too.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Met here on a Sunday morning for brunch and it was fantastic! The food and service were stellar, we will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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