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Single Barrel

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458 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
The Single Barrel: Nebraska Chophouse & Whiskey Bar

The Single Barrel prides itself on its always made from scratch menu. We strive to offer the highest quality of products with uniquely Nebraskan flair!

The Single Barrel Whiskey Bar, honored by the Bourbon Review as one of the 100 Best Bourbon Bars in America, offers over 100 different bourbons and whiskies from around the world. We also serve expertly crafted classic cocktails and all of your favorite Nebraska brews!

We have plenty of space to accommodate large events, from receptions to company parties. For more information on bookings and events, email inquiries to info@thesinglebarrel.com or visit thesinglebarrel.com for information about upcoming events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 458 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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3.8
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jenee
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing... a tad bit pricey but I’ll definitely go back!

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Was very excited to meet up with my son and take him out for a steak dinner. Reviews looked good so we made a reservation at SB. The staff was great and their knowledge of whiskey was impressive. Crab cake appetizer was excellent, my sons NY steak was great, side dishes great. However, my filet came out cold and over cooked. Soooo disappointed. It’s was a special occasion with my son so I didn’t want to say anything. $40 for a cold steak. Not sure if I would go back again.

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vipDoubleT
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Superb filet-fine cut of meat and cooked exactly the way we had ordered.

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RobertG
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Hugh area , almost like a dance hall Not much ambiance,
A bit drab but good food and nice staff. Had the traditional bone in rib eye as the Prime was out of stock .We both gave it a B to B+.
Roasted shrimp cocktail was amazing and the traditional side salad was a nice portion.

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DuaneR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner at the Single Barrel. Our steaks were done to perfection and the service was excellent

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BKNE
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I had gone back specifically for the PB&J porkchop. I had had it last year and was excited to be back in town to order it again. I have to eat gluten free due to celiac disease. I was grateful for our waiter who told me after my food was delivered that the sauce was not gluten free. However, I just wish it was shared with me before it was delivered so I could have had another option. It definitely was not as good without the sauce. Not to mention, the last time I ordered it, the waiter talked with the chef/cook, and they were able to make the sauce gluten free? Everything was good and we will be back though.

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vipChrisP
Brisbane / QLD
26 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Underwhelming experience. Food took forever and was not prepared to order. Kids running around the venue. Server had to be tracked down to get service.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at The Single Barrel. Food and Service are exceptional.

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vipmfasti
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Good service but everything else was really bad. Food not good and inside was old and rundown.

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vipNicolaya7
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were visiting from Chicago. We absolutely loved our meals and the service was awesome! We will definitely return!

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vipTimothyH
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible food horrible service stay away!!!!

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vipJill
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed an excellent meal. The NY was one very tasty steak. Our server was really great. The restaurant is adhering to COVID guidelines. Happy we had this for our dinner option.

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mol8008
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were recently in Lincoln and decided to try Single Barrel. Honesty it was great. My husband and I loved our dinner. I got the BBQ Combo and it was delicious. I normally only eat BBQ at the place that is down the street from where I live but I’d seen the reviews and decided to get the combo. The ribs were fall off the the bone, the brisket was the best and the pulled pork was great. I ate every bit and thought about licking the plate! My husband got the salmon bacon sandwich he said it was fantastic. Our waitress was great and we got our food fast.

Everyone that worked there had a mask on and the tables were at least 6 feet apart. They had taken tables out so there was plenty of room. We were there on a Wednesday night there weren’t a lot of people out and about so it wasn’t crowded at all. I could tell that his place would normally (before COVID) be packed. My husband and I will definitely be going back to Lincoln, we loved it and want to spend some more time there. When we come back we will definitely go back yo SB. I hope they can manage to stay open because their food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We eat steak once per month, the 8 ounce filet I thought would melt in my mouth. The potato pancakes and the bourbon dessert were delicious too. Very very clean!

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Jake
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was expensive and under seasoned. Ambience felt odd. Maybe it would have been better on a night with a band playing. Ultimately we overpaid. I was surprised by how high the reviews were. We won’t be returning.

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MitchellC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought it fitting to have my last meal as a Lincoln resident at Single Barrel. The preparations to reopen the dining room during the pandemic were very clear and well thought out. The staff was friendly, attentive, and went above and beyond to make my experience a great one with a great whiskey selection and help when one ran out mid pour. The food was stellar, I have had the bbq before, but the prime ribeye I ordered was expertly cooked by the team behind the line. Well worth my money, I am going to miss this place as I move away!

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grb51
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! The blue cheese crusted Ribeye special accompanied by the maple syrup peppered grits and buttery shrimp cocktail were all outstanding! Our waiter, Logan was wonderful!

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MatthewG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always go to the Single Barrel for the best steak in town. Always prepared correctly. I am never disappointed. Always a big selection of Bourbons and wines. Highly recommend this place!

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karenh
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and bourbon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak. great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Ceasear salad is awesome

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vipJulieK
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Filet was delicious!! Atmosphere could use a little work

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Had a reservation
Super slow service. Over 20mins before getting our drinks.
Food was OK compared to our previous experience there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The restaurant was very busy and they appeared to be incredibly under staffed. The service was SLOW. We had to order another round of drinks when they brought us drinks because no one would have came back to check. They didn’t ask how my husband wanted his burger and when it came it was VERY rare. Would have been worth the wait to send it back. The restaurant is just a huge open space with tables randomly placed. Very loud. Maybe if there hadn’t been a couple of events downtown that night things would have been different. This restaurant just wasn’t for us.

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ShawnM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

We had a 5:15 reservation we arrived a few minutes late but were seated right away. It took 20 minutes for a waitress to take our order after we stopped someone to ask who our waitress was. Then it took an hour to get our food and when food came out it was warm, like it had been sitting for a while. Manager was good, he asked and we explained all that happened, he listened and addressed our concerns, he was very nice. I would give another chance but not on a night when something big is going on in Lincoln they cannot handle a packed house.

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ToddS
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat before a concert at PBA. Got right in and food was timely and good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

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Stone
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time experience. Appetizer chips With onion dip flavor combination was excellent. Prime rib-eye cooked perfectly. Would like warm plate for both steak and the side (garlic mashed) to keep warm during the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was okay. There was a birthday party going on at the same time as our dinner, for the price the ambiance wasn’t what I thought it would be.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

In Lincoln for a college basketball game. Decided on Single Barrel for dinner. Atmosphere is nothing to write home about. I chose the USDA Prime rib eye. It was good but, certainly, not above average. At $49 it was a little over-priced. The bar is very good if you are a bourbon drinker. I went with the Weller 12 year old and it was excellent and hard to find in East-central Indiana. The service was the best part of this experience. An excellent server that was a UNL senior studying fine arts and psychology. Very pleasant and appropriately attentive. She made the experience a positive one. Would I go back? Yes, but not before I tried Misty’s or some other steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Attending venue near by so SB worked well prior to event. SB wasn’t particularly busy due to crummy weather. Therefore service was great. Got in and out in a timely manner. Unique menu items along with more conventional selections as well. Would rate our choices as average in quality. Will try again sometime.

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vipDiablo
Omaha
20 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was terrible . The food was cold. The beef brisket was all fat. Definitely would not recommend this place to anyone .

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vipLindaV
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of our choices were cooked perfectly! Very delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food. Maybe a bit overpriced but great overall experience. Server was Friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great! Meal was ok.

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ChristineS
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but not worth the price. We ordered an appetizer but never received it. Our main entrees came out first, after 35 minutes... Ambiance was great, not too noisy.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was excellent- server went out of her way to make sure our food was out in plenty of time to get to the show. Special requests were no problem.

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vipout2eat
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This was not what we expected... the place did not appear to be real clean.

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vipjennih
Omaha
38 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy!! One my of favorite places. The stake salad is very good!

FAQs

Single Barrel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 904-4631.

Single Barrel is rated 4.2 stars by 458 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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