Single Barrel

4.3
484 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Single Barrel: A Nebraska Steakhouse, Bourbon Bar, and BBQ!

The Single Barrel is now located inside Graduate Hotel in Downtown Lincoln Nebraska! Same great Steaks, Bourbon, and BBQ as before...just a block West of our "old" location! Now serving Breakfast 7 days a week!

The Single Barrel Bourbon 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 484 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, will definitely be back.

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LauraB
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wait staff was wonderful, friendly and attentive. Seafood nachos were 10/10- yum! Pork stack was WAY too salty. Furnishings seemed a bit worn I.e, the sofas at the entrances. Overall we had fun.

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kals
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and knowledge of bourbon was great. Awesome food and selection.

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MeliP
Omaha
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were wonderful! They were cooked to order and of great quality.

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AshleyC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious barbecue. I heard that they butcher their own meat. Since we are a farm family, it was a testament of their dedication to quality that sounded most appealing. Their selection did not disappoint!

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JordanS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service and accommodating to my allergies. Ambiance of the restaurant for date night was mediocre, but would be great for a larger group (when allowed) or for watching sports.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Great food.

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CameronR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, just ok steak. Should've had a burger.

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Susan
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious but it was a little out of our price range!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point and food was amazing!! Highly recommend the medium rare tomahawk steak!

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MatthewG
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my favorite steak restaurant in Lincoln. No other restaurant comes close. The chef cooks the steaks perfectly. If you order medium, it will be medium. All too often, other restaurants overcook the steak. The sides are excellent. Overall, great experience, don’t come here thinking this is an elegant restaurant. It is not, but the food more than makes up for the lack of elegance.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Would go back when I am in Lincoln

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JJG1
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good service as usual. Excellent, tender prime New York strip with great flavor. The chicken dip is a favorite of ours, and always delivers. Garlic mashed potatoes were okay. The side salad was okay, but the 'ranch' dressing was not to my taste. We wish they offered a sweet potato as a side. They should make the exterior entrance more inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were far apart which was important to us! The service and food were fabulous!!! Such a great evening! We will definitely be back!!!

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience and not only was the service great the quality of the food was outstanding.

Thank you again.

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated far from the grill and our food was cold, our server promptly had the manager to our table and they remade the entire order. The service was top notch.

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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RodneyW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

$40 prime rib eye. Overcooked medium. Good tasting meat, but if you can't hit medium correctly, don't charge $40.... it's kinda embarrassing for me to send food back that cost that much

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful! My husband and I really enjoyed our food and the waitress was very friendly and professional. Definitely would recommend!

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MattA
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent. Best BBQ in town. Service was good. I was disappointed that we waited 30 minutes for the waitress to first come by our table. Even so, she was excellent for the rest of the visit. Overall, great experience. Highly recommend SB.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Excellent food!!

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MariekaA
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an evening out with the family. I had the steak, my son had the pasta. We had eggnog desert with a yummy gingerbread cookie dipped in it!

Loved the food!

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DrewF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, must have the seafood nachos and if you like grits, theirs are phenomenal!

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TiffanyL
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good but not amazing. Drinks were slow to the table.

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jenee
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Service was slow and food was just okay. The brisket did not have the thick layer of fat cut off prior to serving, so my brisket serving was mainly fat. Very disappointed.

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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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vipRobertG
Los Angeles
22 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
Seattle
29 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
43 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
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible food horrible service stay away!!!!

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vipJill
Chicago
81 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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Matt
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed some Moscow Mules and great food. Big portions and delicious options.

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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!

FAQs

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

Single Barrel is rated 4.3 stars by 484 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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