About Twisted Fork - Old Market

The Twisted Fork is an ecclectic grill & bar in Omaha’s historic Old Market that serves American food with a cowboy twist. It blends southern hospitality with cowboy bravado and features menu creations from Executive Chef John Ursick.
The menu can be described as comfort food with a ‘twist’ of Chef John’s originality. The Twisted Fork also boasts a top notch signature drink menu and martini list designed by world class mixologist Martin Janica of Argentina and was voted as Omaha’s Best New Restaurant when it opened in 2008.

1014 Howard St
Omaha, NE 68102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
11:00AM - 9:00PM

Cross Street:
Between S. 10th St. and S. 11th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(402) 932-9600

Website:
http://twistedforkomaha.com/

Catering:
Our catering menu is designed to fit your busy lifestyle. Whether it be a quick bit on the go, a business meeting or a party with colleagues or friends, we can take care of your needs. Our experience and range of menu ideas puts us at the top of the list of Omaha’s caterers. In addition to this menu, our chef will be happy to custom design a menu for your next party or event.

Parking Details:
On Street and Off Street parking available.

Executive Chef:
John Ursick

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Twisted Fork - Old Market Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

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4.5

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Unfortunately, we showed up for our reservation this morning and there was a sign on the door stating they were closed due to remodeling. I understand unexpected things happen but there was plenty of time to send an email or phone call to let us know. I was looking forward to trying this restaurant and wish we hadn't driven to the old market to find it closed ☹️

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The pork chop was super juicy! The chicken fried bacon was ok. It mostly tastes like "fried" with little pieces of chewy bacon.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food and service. One of my favorites in the Old Market!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always like the fried pickles and salmon tacos were very good. Beer list is fair at best

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

A nice place to eat. The staff was friendly and welcoming even to the 3 small lively boys we had with us. Nice choice of foods and drinks that accommodated even our gluten intolerant people. The décor was charming and atmosphere was fun.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Overall Twisted Fork is a pretty great place to eat. Because of it's location, parking can be difficult on weekends. Some of the seating is pretty crowded. The atmosphere, I would describe as, is "rustic chic" The bathrooms could be cleaner, both times I have been here the bathrooms were a mess and yet the place wasn't that busy. I am a firm believer in, clean bathroom, clean kitchen....

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything was wonderful!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 23, 2017

More of a bar than a restaurant. Made reservations several hiurs in advance, specifically reauested to be seated outside or by the window, we were then seated at the back of the restaurant. The gravy for the mashed potatoes was terrible.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Awesome food! I always bring friends and family from out of town to impress them with the gourmet food and variety of drinks. The price is right too!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Omaha)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had a fantastic time for reverse happy hour outside!

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We were seated quickly and served our wine. The restaurant was short staffed and turned away many diners. Our meal was slow but delicious when it arrived. The food didn't suffer for the wait so the chef had persisted in delivering a nice meal. Our server checked often, updated us on the food arrival, and apologized that the kitchen was behind. We didn't mind and have previously enjoyed small plates on the patio served quickly. Worth going but it was too bad they were short workers and turning away business on what could have been a bigger night with eclipse patrons and Creighton ramping up.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I just wanted to "Thank you" to all the staff for a GREAT time we had there. The service was fantastic! The staff was so fun to be with and talk to. They made you feel right at home !
My salmon was to die for .... wonderful dish with mushroom risotto and sweet potatoe pieces. Thank you again for a most enjoyable dinner and evening !

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We arrived early and waited for our table to be cleaned off about twent minutes. Ordered a Nebraska staple red beer and a glass of wine. Drinks came but the tomato juice was Bloody Mary mix. Went up to the bar for tomato juice. No tomato juice could not believe no tomato juice. Chicken pot pie was good as was the steak salad. Pretty noisy lots of full tables of girls before Lady GaGa
Concert. The only recommendations from a red beer drinker is to get tomato juice or tell the wait staff only have Bloody Mary mix. Gave the beer to the next table to drink.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I was staying over in Omaha for one evening before flying out in the morning. I decided to try the Twisted Fork based on reviews on line. It was better than expected. The people were super friendly & the food was excellent. After dinner I strolled around the market area looking in the shops & enjoying a beautiful summer night. I was glad I went early because it was 1/2 price bottle of wine night and by the time I was done with dinner the entire restaurant was full.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Excellent food, it was hard to pic off of the menu because everything sounded so appetizing. You can't go wrong with anything off the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Just ok. Couple of order miscues.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

As always, delicious food!!! We have been here numerous times and this is one of our favorite places. If he could, my other half would lick the plate!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This menu offers "comfort food". My husband loved the chicken-fired steak! The rest of our group had the meatloaf and french dip dinners. These dinners were ok, not great. We will return again for the chicken-fried steak.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 11, 2017

It was absolutely delicious! I had the chicken pot pie and my son had the burger at medium. Perfect!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Twisted Fork provided a great experience. The prior reservation got us a table right away with virtually no wait, the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Depending on your budget, it could be viewed as a bit pricey, dinner for two including an appetizer, two dinners and two drinks was just over $50 before a tip. The food was outstanding and the portion sizes were very generous. I would recommend Twisted Fork to anyone visiting Omaha looking for a good place to eat in the Old Market.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This place exceeded our expectations! We loved the food and the drinks. Fair pricing! The waiters were very nice and the food was more than you could eat. Very good presentation for anything you get including drinks. Also, had a very good selection of happy hour prices for food and drinks. My boyfriend and I loved it. We went two times on our weekend trip to Omaha.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The mac and cheese was amazing! The wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing. A great place for a delicious, relaxed meal.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 7, 2017

"Twisted Fork" has become our "go-to" lunch spot on our annual trek to visit family in Sioux Falls. Direct flight from Houston, drive up from Omaha ... we always arrive at lunch time. Also, do the same on the return! Pretty sure our waitstaff Maddie (sp?) took care of us last year, too ... we look forward to seeing her again. Food is always good, consistent quality and service is friendly & efficient!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Overall I've been impressed with Twisted Fork in the past. My food was pretty good but my boyfriend's was way over-salted. We waited a while to be seated because there wasn't a host or hostess, just servers grabbing people when they could.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Omaha)·Dined on June 3, 2017

This was my first time at Twisted Fork, so I didn't know what to expect. The ambiance is very casual, with a sort of cowboy and western theme going on the walls. The food is hearty, not fancy but varied, reasonably priced, tasted good, and was served in a timely manner. My first "Mexican Donkey" - a Moscow Mule made with tequila :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 2, 2017

First time here and will keep on list for next trip to Omaha. Very reasonable prices and the food was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Our food was Ok, not spectacular! It was very slow on getting beverages and refills. Had to remind waitress a few times. My daughter had ordered cheese burgers and one was burnt and waited a long time for the replacement to come. By the time it came she was too full to eat it.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

First time there for date night, Great experience, Great Food ate out on the patio except for the smokers nearby it was a great experience.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Twisted Fork is an awesome restaurant. The food is exemptional. The service and ombonce are like none other.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 6, 2017

First went to Twisted Fork last year during the BRK annual meeting after we found out that our favorite restaurant (M's Pub) had closed. Was extremely impressed by the service and the food. Because of that, on this year's trip to BRK we made reservations and brought two other couples to Twisted Fork and promised them an excellent experience. On a Saturday night at 7:30pm, Twisted Fork 1) only had enough Bombay Sapphire in stock for one martini, 2) were out of the evening's special steak entree, 3) brought the appetizer (soup) after serving the main courses, and 4) we were told they were out of stock on the wine we had ordered when we asked to order a second bottle.

All of this could be excused if they were unaware of the crowds that come for the annual BRK meeting the first week in May - every year. But when they explained the lack of stock in liquor, wine and entree specials, they explained that it was because they had an unexpectedly large crowd at lunch that day...apparently drinking lots of gin, wine and ordering the dinner entree special for lunch.

On the positive side, the food was indeed excellent. I just wouldn't bring friends back, and with the many new, excellent restaurants opening up in the old Market area there are plenty of other places to try while Twisted Fork restocks its food and liquor.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had a nice time at Twisted Fork on a busy Saturday evening. I would say the best part of the evening was the extremely accommodating service from Scott - he was terrific! The salad with strawberries and Vadalia onion vinaigrette was very good, as was the salmon special (also ordered a steak but didn't love it). The restaurant is more casual than I'd thought but it was lively and packed. We enjoyed it overall and would return, as there were other things on the menu we'd try.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This restaurant is great for a quick burger or sandwich. Friendly quick service and solid food. Prices are good as well. We were in town to pick up our college student and have eaten here several times.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food and service. Reservations from Open Table didn't go through as reservations in their program but still was able to get in

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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Had an impromptu lunch with my guy and it was delicious. It was his first time so, of course, had to share the smoked gouda mac and cheese. We also had the BLT with chicken noodle soup. All was seasoned perfectly and well-presented. It was quite a bit cold in there today - I noticed I was not the only patron wearing my coat while eating. Like the ambiance very much - and the bar is beautiful. We'll be back for outdoor dining this summer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Surprised that they were out of a few key ingredients for making martini's. I wanted the chicken pot pie but they were out of that too. Not rushing to go back but not saying I wouldn't.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our family of 4 had Easter brunch at Twisted Fork. The brunch selections were terrific and we all left with clean plates. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great food and great service. Went there for Easter brunch and it was very nice. Everyone in family group left happy. Thanks!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good.....thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was okay, glasses were dirty, service could have been much better, they were not busy.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner on a Sunday evening. The food was good, although they were out of roast beef. Portions were appropriate and not too large. House cabernet was good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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