About Stokes Grill and Bar - Old Market

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.

1122 Howard Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Dinner: Daily 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Cross Street:
12th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 408-9000

Website:
http://www.restaurantsinc.net/

Entertainment:
Stokes will be featuring live music in its new additions coming soon!

Catering:
Stokes features the delicious creations of Chef John Ursick and the helpful planning assistance of Avesta Saaty. Our catering team has the experience to accommodate any situation.

Executive Chef:
John Ursick

Private Party Facilities:
Stokes in the Old Market currently has private dining rooms for 16 people and 30 people. There is a semi private room that accommodates up to 45 people. The new expansion will present a private dining area that can accommodate up to 100 people.

Private Party Contact:
Avesta Saaty: (402) 216-6648

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stokes Grill and Bar - Old Market Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
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Romantic (3)
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Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Omaha)·Dined 5 days ago

Christmas party

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food and great service. Will eat there again

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The Aztec Nachos were outstanding! Good drinks. Other food and service was average.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Spicy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent margaritas and very good food! Would definitely go back again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy, Happy Hour
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was excellent & and the food was delicious. Love their happy hour specials as well.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We reserved a seat before the theater - got our booth when we arrived, took advantage of the Bloody Mary Bar and brunch menu - it was a delicious bargain! Got us in and out with plenty of time to get to the theater on time!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Atmosphere was nice. Staff were attentive. Food could have been a bit better - a little bland for what I was expecting. Margarita was GREAT!

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have visited Stokes several times and have always been impressed with the courteous and efficient service, as well as the excellent food and wine. We have been seated quickly, even without a reservation. However, the efficiency of making a reservation online is very convenient and easy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great little Tex-Mex Joint! Will definitely keep this on my short list when I’m in Omaha. If you like heat, the habanero sauce is a MUST!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was the perfect place to eat for our pre-conference meal. It was relaxing and good. Plenty of menu choices to appeal to all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was fabulous however our waitress was pretty slow, she said there was a wedding party in the other room and she tried to get our order in before them. I was the only one from Omaha on the other 13 were from out of town, I was hoping to impress. We had to wait forever to get our checks and some patients we're growing thin. I will still go back because the food is consistently good

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food and great service!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Party of 10 (6 adults, 4 kids under 7) with reservations. FOOD IS EXCELLENT! 1/2 off bottles of wine in Sunday. We had a nook to ourselves and it was perfect. The food is amazing. We were visiting from out of town but will definitely be back in the future!!

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food was well prepared, presented and tasted wonderful. The service was even better. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Brought my girlfriends here for a bachelorette dinner. everything was great! Dinner was fantastic

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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our server and trainee were excellent - explained the menu in depth and answered all of our questions. There were 10 of us and we had a variety of entrees. The fish tacos are wonderful - every version from the steak to the blackened salmon. The nachos fed the entire group as an appetizer. The options of beers was nice compliment to the variety of food we ate. The Mayan fire linguini is always good as well.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Chips were not fresh, guacamole was bland. Chicken tacos had no flavor and way to much cheese. Waitress didn't know menu and couldn't describe the signature queso. She also rushed us throughout our entire meal.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We had a group of 12 and they accommodated us the day before with a table in the "library" (private room). We were looking for good food at a reasonable price, and in a casual setting as we were traveling and it fit all very well! Our server Lindsey was FANTASTIC and the food was great! My wife has celiac and they had a separate gluten free menu for her and the waitress was super helpful steering her to things that fit her diet and her taste. I had not heard of Stokes before, but would highly recommend, especially to larger groups.

Tags: Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We have eaten at Stokes on a number of occasions. Of all those instances, we were probably the most disappointed with this visit. My wife had the tilapia and I had the meatloaf from hell. Mine was actually quite good as always. It is one of my favorite entrees at any restaurant in Omaha. My wife's fish (and rice for that matter) on the other hand was cold. It had been sitting in the kitchen for quite some time before she received it. The odd thing was that the vegetables were steaming. Anyway, we will probably give Stokes a pass on this one and consider it an exception. If it happens again, we may not eat there again.

Scott Jackson

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 (Portland)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Stopped by to have dinner with friends. The food was really good with lots of selections, plus they have a gluten free menu which is very important to my god daughter. We were visiting from out of town. Our food was delivered and we were able to easily have dinner and make it to the airport on time that evening. The host made sure things went smoothly.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I was disappointed with the hostess and seating arrangements. I made reservations for either the bar or outdoors. She did neither. She was saving the bar tables for people with reservations. I reminded her that I had reservations. The end result was we had great service outside with Arielle. The lesson is don't argue with your guests. The hostess checked my reservations and confirmed my position.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We had a reservation for a group of eight which turned into six. We were placed in a back room very secluded and quiet staff was very helpful and friendly brought us all extra plates so we could share meals. We will be back

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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Food was terrible and over priced. Staff was excellent.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The food was good--enjoyed the empanadas--and the drinks, generous in size. The service was not great--we sat at our table for a good 15 minutes before we saw a server (not ours) and getting our drinks took another 10+ minutes. And the place was not crowded at all--early evening while the evening College World Series game was on. We would have sat outside on the patio but there is construction going on--not very appealing.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Horrible service. "Lost" our order twice!?! Said manager would come talk to us-they never did. we left after an hour without any food. Disgraceful and they didn't seem to care. Only three other tables full - now we know why.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Took my guy here for Father's Day. He loved the bloody mary make-it-yourself bar and his brunch of hueva ranchero. He said they were substantial and tasty. I had a simple pancake and chirizo sausage (off menu) and it was good as well. We have always enjoyed the ambiance and elected in dine in this time though outside was available. Our server was attentive. Parking was available right outside the door and the Old Market area is just a wonderful place to hang out before/after a meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Ate here with colleagues here in Omaha for a meeting. The food and service was excellent and the noise level was not too loud to talk over, so perfect for a business meeting. I will definitely return when in Omaha again.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food was amazing just lacked costumer service. Took 15 minutes for our server to come up and ask if we want drinks, even when we made a reservation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We were seated promptly upon arriving to a spacious corner table. Our server, sensing we needed our meal to be quick (with three young children in tow), got us our food quickly. Our food was fresh and hot and just how we ordered it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Our first experience at Stokes...we'll be back! Wonderful atmosphere, great happy hour, delicious salad and dinner...no room for dessert-darn! Our server was delightful and VERY courteous and accomodating. BRAVO!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 20, 2017

It is a wonderful place and the food is amazing!!!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious restaurant for adults and children after our daughter's dance recital. Outdoor patio is under construction but it did not affect our indoor dining. So many delicious menu choices!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for brunch on Mother's Day. Food was nothing amazing, and presentation was a bit sloppy, but it was tasty and we did leave full.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Spicy, Late-night Find
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Sharon's Chicken Enchiladas were great as usual.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Reservation for mother's day, waitress was very nice,glad they don't force one check. Also nice they let you add the tip (we were a group of 6). Service was quick,food was good. $7 for the bloody mary tho, ouch!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food! My new favorite place. Great value, great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We had a great dinner! The server was very friendly and really took care of us. The food was good and great portions. It was a bit noisy in there, but we could talk without raising our voice. The only complaint might be that they were under construction, so there was no outside seating.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Omaha)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We had EXCELLENT service!! Truly a sweet gal, I can't remember her name. She was helpful as we aren't from the area and weren't sure what we were wanting. Chips/salsa/guacamole was delicious.
We were a little under-whelmed with the flavor of the food for what we paid for it. But that was probably just our personal preference as I had heard lots of good things about Stokes.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 6, 2017

great food great service get the fish tacos baja style!!!!!

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Discovered Stokes a few years back for lunch and have dined there for lunch or dinner every time we visit Omaha. Despite there fact that we were dining on May 5th with many people celebrating the occasion, the service was awesome and flawless. Food was great as always. Unfortunately their outdoor dining was closed due to renovation of the building.

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