Stokes Grill and Bar - Old Market

4.2
259 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
Stokes is a locally owned restaurant that features: Steaks and beef from Nebraska, fresh seafood, and daily specials, all with an imaginative southwestern touch. Stokes also features beer crafted in Nebraska and an award winning wine list with over 40 wines offered by the glass. Bottles of wine on the non-reserve list are featured as half priced on Tuesday evenings and Friday and Saturday evenings after 9:00 p.m. If you are looking for an interesting cocktail such as a bourbon drink served in a whiskey flask, a Moscow mule in a copper cup, or a great mojito, margarita, or sangria we"ve got that covered as well. The restaurant features one of the best patios in the Old Market on 12th Street and has expanded to include patio seating on Howard Street. The expansion also means a premier banquet area in the Old Market complete with audio visual equipment and creative menu option packages. Stokes also offers a wide array of off premise catering for any occasion or group.
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DT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The staff were okay. Our server was nice enough; however, they didn't explain the Mimosa Bar to us. We were under the assumption it was an endless mimosa bar, but we were charged for each drink. We were just able to go up and pick our flavor. Not really worth it, and definitely shouldn't be considered a mimosa bar. It makes it seem as if it's something more than what it is. And the food was not great. No one at our table finished our meals EXCEPT for the appetizers...the deviled eggs and pig wings. Both were decent but nothing to write home about. I definitely expected more for the price and location. A better, more creative flavorful chef is much needed.

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and great service.

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for a birthday dinner. Made reservations ahead of time. Server was attentive, drinks were really good, and the food was delicious.

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RS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was much too loud. They had a party going in the main area, too loud. Service was really poor, took 10 minutes before anyone came even to take drink order.

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G
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

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AV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Waitress kept leaving for her cigarette break. Not. Impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was delightful and the food was delicious. I tried the Black Bean soup, amazing!

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WD
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, pricey but ok. We had appetizers. Chips and salsa was good. Wait person was attentive.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink were excellent, but the service was outstanding. I wish I could remember our waiter's name because he had personality to spare! He elevated the experience for us.

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The waiter was hitting on my girlfriend, didn’t bring us water the entire time, another waitress had to come over to get us water after at least 45 minutes. The waiter would not stop talking about how great it is to be able to drink alcohol. Very poor, immature, and slow service.

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JB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter, Charles, was awesome!

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SS
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wait staff was nice. Food was good. Happy hour was a good value. Over all experience was good. Would come again

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H
Omaha
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stokes is a great go-to place if you are looking for a good quality meal and service at a reasonably affordable price. As always, the food was excellent.

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Des Moines
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great, good a bit bland, needed more seasoning, don't mean spicy.
Couldn't believe no taco salad with all Mexican food advertised

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J
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant. Great food and service.

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KU
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place! Good food, good wines and great service!

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F
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I was expecting a nice outside dining experience. But there was a really loud table which was annoying. A server which was not ares but was very unprofessional I'm sure the loud table was her friends. We heard her call the jerks and so on. This is not what I want to witness when going out on a date. We were more focused on the loud rudeness opposed to what we actually came to do was have a nice dinner. Bloody Mary's are very sweet not a usual meaty mary I was hoping for. But have to try new things. Will not be returning to this establishment.

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DK
Dallas
95 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sunday brunch outside. Tasty food but a bit bland, perhaps. I had the green chili chicken burrito - not enough green!

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NS
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of the worst meals and experiences in recent memory. How can you sit a table of 7 who brought 4 bottles of wine down and then tell them the kitchen is closing in 5 mins? Food was atrocious and service was worse. Not again.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The margaritas are amazing. I also love the queso!

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PF
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good and so were the drinks. My dinner was a wrap but they failed to put the brisket into it. It was just potato’s. I told the manager and he said he’d check into it but he disappeared. Our check came but no explanation or price adjustment. Unusual as I eat here a lot and normally have great food and service.

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LC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food came out quickly, but that was only because everything was pre- made instead of freshly prepared. I ordered a brisket taco and instead of tender shredded beef it was lukewarm chunks of dried out meat. Our margaritas seemed to be missing tequila and the sickly sweet mix which was used tasted more like Kool-Aid than anything else.

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Waitress forgot my drink even after several reminders, food cold

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Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Business lunch. Excellent service provided to us during our meal and quick adjustment by hostess for revised table size. Not a busy day due to rain, so quick service on food.

All items were adequately prepared.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service on a very busy Father's Day/CWS day. Waiter kept us informed of expected time of our meals and made sure our glasses were full. Thank you for a good attitude on a busy day!!

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TO
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Chicken was really dry, salmon over done. Veggies good. Server was very good and comped the one meal without request. Maybe an off night.

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J
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Won't be back. Server couldn't have been more inattentive. Food was not good. The one in West Omaha seems to have better service and food.

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J
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service and food was overpriced.

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J
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Food wasn’t that great, pretty basic. Drinks were great and the service is wonderful.

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K
Omaha
77 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We had a table of 8 people. Every single meal was cold when delivered and not very flavorful. I was disappointed as it was my daughter's college graduation. Very disappointing food. We DID NOT mention it that day to avoid being uncomfortable for her special occasion and will her friends.

K

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was cold. The service was terrible. My pasta dish looked like recycled left overs.

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KM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I have visited this restaurant several times and could not believe how terrible our experience was on Friday night. The hostess was having a tough time greeting customers and finding seating for them. We waited in line to check-in for our reservation for almost 10 minutes. Upon sitting down, our server seemed annoyed she had to wait on us. Everyone ordered a glass of wine and an appetizer for the table. We ordered at 5:57. The drinks came out at 6:17 with no apology from the server. Our queso came out a few minutes later and was cold and served with broken chips. No one at the table would eat it. The server went missing after that. She did not check in or take the cold queso. It sat at our table the entire time we were there. We tried to order another round of drinks. She took one order and then walked away before the rest of the table could order. The food came out from another server and was pretty decent. My sister's sandwich was served with bacon and she asked for it without. I asked for my sandwich to not have lettuce and lettuce was on the sandwich. I also asked for a side of ranch for my fries and I did not receive the ranch. A friend ordered the crab salad and she was disappointed that it was imitation crab, especially since she paid $15 for it. Our other friend was super happy with the shrimp pasta dish she ordered. Our server didn't check on us for at least 10 minutes of our food coming out. When she finally did, I told her I didn't receive my ranch. She said, I will get you another. No, not another. I never received one. She disappeared and came back to slap it down on the table. I was so disappointed in how everything was going since I was the one who chose the restaurant and made the reservation that I asked the hostess to send a manager over. After waiting 20 minutes, we never saw the reservation and decided to leave and go somewhere else for a drink. There are a lot of restaurants to choose from downtown and I won't be going to Stokes for a long time

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OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribeye was good as was the wedge salad...the service could use some improvement.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great black bean soup! Also liked the crab stacked salad. Good place to eat before a show-- we went in at 6:15 and were able to get to the Holland by 7:30 easily.

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CR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The Mexican-inspired dishes are the best items on the menu. Stick with those and you will be satisfied.

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k
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We drove in for a gallery opening, and needed dinner before the event. We looked online, and did the table res online, even though we were early enough in the evening that the restaurant was not yet crowded. Got a great table, and a good server who made excellent beverage recommendations. Great menu with things for the timid at heart foodies, as well as off the charts creative dishes for adventurers. I tried the ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH & POTATO ENCHILADAS. Outstanding.

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CJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with lots of variety, attentive service, overall excellent meal and experience.

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P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Food / drinks menu was decent. Vegan options were non existent.
Staff was polite, but service was slow.
Like almost everything in Omaha, they too close very early.

Overall a good place whether u go alone or in a group. Maybe for low-key casual date.

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MS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice spot to host a larger group. The server was also extremely accommodating.

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JK
Mobile
55 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very nice southwestern menu. Appetizers were spectacular. Soups very good, steak good but not great especially for Omaha. Brought our souls with the entree! They didn't charged us for them...

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