Stokes Grill & Bar - West

4.3
286 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
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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 an award winning wine list with over 30 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. The restaurant features one of the a great patio for you to enjoy on a great Nebraska evening. Stokes also offers a wide array of off premise catering for any occasion or group. Our freshest location offers the Best Happy Hour Specials in town!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:00 - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
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Phone number
(402) 498-0804
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Ursick
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Catering
Stokes features the delicious creations of Chef John Ursick and our Catering and Banquet coordinator, Ellen Osborne. Our catering team has the experience to accommodate any situation.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dodge and 136 at Boys Town exit
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Parking details
You will not have to hassle with parking at Stokes. We have a large parking lot in front of our building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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LH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food appropriate for a business lunch.
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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual !!

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R
Omaha
21 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always find the food very good at Stokes and enjoy eating there. I would suggest however that Stokes invest a little time to come up with a decent house margarita. The one I received tasted like pure sugar water on ice with no taste of alcohol or lime. The thing is, this has been my typical experience at Stokes. Of course the Stokes “Top Shelf” margaritas are much better at $9.25 a pop versus $5.95 for the house version, but I lose respect for bars that serve watery, unsatisfying drinks just to weasel people into spending more. Many people I know choose restaurants as much for the quality of drinks as they do for the food. If you want good Tex-Mex food, go to Stokes, but if you want a good drink to go with it, you might be disappointed.

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BR
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice location, great service, balanced value & price for American food with just a little twist.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was amazing

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j
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The ambience and our meals were terrific. The service was OK; however, we felt almost rushed by our wait-person, who wanted to take our plates away as quickly as possible. She even took away one of my fellow diners’ plates while he was still chewing (and wasn’t quite done with his meal). Bad form.

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LO
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us dined at Stokes Saturday evening- all first time patrons. We had the empanadas for an appetizer- a little crisp- but still delicious. My husband had the steak with a spicy poblano sauce- he said the steak had great flavor and was very tender. The rest of us had the brisket tacos, with excellent beans and rice. We shared the caramel bananas with vanilla ice cream for dessert. We all were impressed with the large selection of unusual items - all sounded good- hard to decide what to order! If there is one thing that could be improved, it would be the lighting at the tables- a bit hard to read the menu!!!

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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Monday nights are slow and quiet, perfect for dates! Food is super delicious and so are the margaritas. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a fancy place to eat but don’t want to spend too much money.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were given gift cards and very much enjoyed our experience. Definitely want to come again and especially to enjoy Happy hour specials.

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

The food is always great! We tried something new and it was awesome. The service staff are always friendly and accommodating. Our party had someone with a special request and the chef was able to address his need. I appreciated having access to book online. I

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f
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good... as always! Asked the person who seated us if we could move one table over, thought it might be easier to hear. It was empty, but was told she wasn't sure, she'd check. She didn't come back. BTW, that table was empty before we got there, while were there and as we walked out the door. It seems like these kind of comments are normal. Oh ya... great service!

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KH
Omaha
30 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went for their Sunday all-day happy hour. Their spicy cucumber margarita was wonderful. We had the green chili nachos and chicken tortilla soup, both of which were very good. Would recommend for happy hour for sure.

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BC
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Always outstanding food, great servers and neat ambiance! Definitely in my top 10!

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RF
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent!

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GK
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Noise level was minimal. Good cocktails as well.

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l
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent grilled chicken caesar salad!
Everything was great except the noise level. It was difficult to hear the conversation, and we were in a booth in the corner.

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The tilapia was delicious!

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KG
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas!!

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E
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, portions were huge
Great service!

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TC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Great selection of cuisine and wines! One of my favorite places to go!

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G
Omaha
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently good.
Light on the booze in their drinks

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KS
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sharon's Enchilada's...say no more. Amazing. I ordered the dinner size, enough for dinner, plus two lunches! So sad when it was officially gone. Cannot wait to head back.

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sharon’s enchiladas were to die for! The queso was delicious as well- will return again!

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LF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. The “New Mexico Shrimp” pasta was terrific. We’ve eaten at Stokes’ many times, but this was the first time I’ve selected this option. I highly recommend it.

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JU
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I reserved for 13 people for a birthday celebration. I thought I would see a candle on the desert that we ordered. I mentioned it on the on line reservation and to the server. Next time I guess I will bring my own candle.

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J
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our food choices! Had a great server who let us sit and visit awhile!

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OT
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious as always!

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JV
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this restaurant by looking at reviews on Open Table. Almost all comments were very positive, and they turned out to be spot on.

The menu has a great variety. I definitely would like to go back to try a variety of the items. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and his service was great.

I recommend this restaurant for locals or travelers alike.

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KM
Omaha
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Omaha. Their "signature" dish Chicken Enchiladas is just outstanding!! Love the West location as well! The waitress was a hoot. Didn't catch her name but she was a big Vikings Fan. They were out of cheese for a cheese platter we ordered. The manager came over and personally apologized for their over site.

I cannot say enough about this place!!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stokes is just the right combination of casual and quality for a very reasonable price.

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MM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Not my first time, so some expectations. Food was outstanding, as always. Waitress was nice, and friendly, but forgot part of my order. No problem w/ parking, or seating.

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AD
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the waitress was the perfect amount of attentive.

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LS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The Sharon's enchilada is always the worth going to Stokes for.

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The server, Andrea did a great job. Tasty strawberry margaritas.

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LH
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it. Food was excellent. Loved the vibe. Will definitely go back!

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RN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & atmosphere were enjoyable.

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B
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The waiter was NOT good. He didn't put the plates and cups down, he dropped them from about a 1/4 " height. Which in one case slopped coffee on the table. We also had to explicitly ask for coffee/water refills.

One of our table has allergies, and is VERY specific on ordering. He asked for a steak Medium-WELL, potato, and NOTHING ELSE on the plate. His steak was medium-RARE, and the vegetable of the evening was served on his plate. And we didn't really get a chance to complain, since we didn't see the waiter until the meal was almost over.

The rest of us had good entrees, but the sides were "meh".

Then, at the end of the meal we had to ask the waiter what the dessert menu was. One male ordered Bananas Foster, the the other male indicated that he and his wife would be splitting a creme brulee. The waiter then left...without asking if the other lady with us wanted anything. (She did!)

So, we asked ANOTHER waiter - since we couldn't find ours - to have another creme brulee added to our order. Which we did receive. And it was charged to the wrong couple.

Plus, for some reason - maybe the copper topped tables - the room smelled metallic.

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HR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Stokes! Spicy margarita recommended by our server was perfect for what I was looking for. Tenderloin skewers app was delicious, and since we’re trying to go Paleo, we each had a salmon dish. The salmon chopped salad was ok...could use something more. The salmon and potatoes was delicious. Overall, a great date!

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Deviled eggs were super salty. The nachos were legit the worst I have ever had. My entree was fine but my dinner companion's mashed potatoes were extremely dry and unseasoned but veggies were way over salted. The meal cost almost $100 (with tip). Not worth it at all.

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a
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised for first time visit. will be going there again!

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