Twisted Fork - Old Market

4.3
332 reviews
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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.
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MG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twisted Fork was a great place to grab a bite to eat during our first trip to Omaha! We had a reservation for 630pm but arrived early and they were able to get us a table right away. Their customer service was excellent from the hostess to our waitress. I can't remember her name now but she's a brunette. She was great!
The food was comfort food "done up". I ordered the meatloaf and mac which was good but not overly flavorful. My GF ordered the hot roast beef dinner and it was delicious.
We each ordered a cocktail and were pleased with the presentation and pricing.
Definitely a place we'd stop back at again during out next visit to Omaha.

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RH
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice now. The food is excellent, the service was great. The selection at the bar is limited but good quality.

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OF
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice variety so Twisted Fork was a great choice/crowd-pleaser for a business dinner of 8 people

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k
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointing...service was mediocre, felt like they were trying to turn the table from the momywe were seated. Food was just fine. Not somewhere I need to visit again

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ND
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many great options on the menu makes it hard to decide what to have. All of the food we’ve had there so far has been delicious. The place is small and eclectic but really cool.

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R
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

7 of us ate here last Saturday...the night the fireworks had been rescheduled. I had made reservations the day before and we got right in. The place was packed so a little noisy but we sat in a table at the back and could still visit well. Our waitress was wonderful.All of our food was delicious. My husband and I had the chicken truffle picot (sp?) which we would order again in a heartbeat. All of us enjoyed our food...even the 2 year old who had the salmon tenders...she ate all three huge tenders and wouldn't share with any of us! Thanks for being so accommodating on this busy, busy night!

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

The food was great as was the service! The interior of the restaurant was really cool. I went for a lunch date with a friend and it was perfect for catching up with one another! Highly recommend!

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

Great food. Service was a little slow, but the place was packed on a Friday night, so I can’t dock them for that.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

3 of the 4 entrees were good. One was inedible and the waitress apologized, but did not replace or take off the bill. Told her again at end of meal, and she said "I told them". We were planning on having dessert, but none was offered. Been here before and was good, maybe just under- staffed on New Years Eve.

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GS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

After being greeted by a waiter at the door at 6:57, and we were told we needed a reservation or would have to wait an hour, when they *might* have some space. We duly went online to OpenTable--while still standing at the maitre d'hotel's desk--and booked a seat for 18 minutes later. My husband then turned to a new waiter who came to greet us at 7:01 and said, "We have a reservation, we're a bit early, can you seat us?" She said sure. We were seated right away. The first waiter glared at us all night long. Ambience was fine, but service was painfully slow (we had yet a third waiter who was incredibly nice, but forgot to place the order for our appetizer and brought out our mains at different times--so perhaps they were all in cahoots). The food was really nothing to write home about despite good reviews from others. The gouda mac and cheese was ok, the meatloaf was bland, the chicken special was basically freezer case food warmed up, and the sandwiches were deli fare. I will give a shout out to the roasted zucchini and summer squash (although too oniony for me, the zucchini itself was perfect), and to the pear tart for dessert. That was VERY good and was graciously prepared for us to go by that one lovely waiter. In sum? An all around 2/5: unless you are someone who basically goes out to eat what you could have at home on a non-creative night, give Twisted Fork a pass, especially if you have even the slightest possibility of offending the wait staff by showing up without a reservation or don't want to spend 40 minutes waiting for your food.

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k
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were taking family members to the airport on Christmas Eve day. Didn't want to put them on the plane without lunch so we stopped in at the Twisted Fork in the old market. Did not know prior that they closed at 2pm that day - we got there at 1:15 - but they did an excellent job for us despite the timing.

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and staff! It was our first time there and the food was delicious. Bella, our waitress was so kind and attentive!

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JD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chicken fried bacon with dipping gravy ! need I say more

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for holiday team lunch! Good variety of food for lots of different palates

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We felt crammed in our seat against the wall.

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

Brussel Sprouts were very under cooked. Should be slightly browned and tender inside. Wait staff was good. We showed up late for our reservation (but called ahead) and they were kind enough to hold a table. Centrally located in Omaha’s Old Market.

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K
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Sweet potato fries the best we've ever had. However, it seemed a bit pricey in comparison to other places and the bun on the portabello mushroom sandwich was a bit stale and too large for the meal. With the creativity of the menu and overall taste were excellent, I think they could do better on the bread/bun. Wait staff was superb!

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C
Omaha
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a little slow, server was not around a lot when we were looking for another drink or refill on water. Food was really good and everyone was very friendly. The menu is very unique.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 6 the waitress was very patient and back frequently to check on drinks and needs. The restaurant was very busy

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p
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food just okay but not real hot and was served so quickly I thought it all had to be made ahead and warmed( although not thoroughly).

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s
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every entree we ordered was fabulous!

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious and the portions are generous. I have been here numerous times before, but this time the service was not great. It took a very long time to get our drinks and even after getting some of them we still had to ask for others. Some drinks didn’t come until after our food was served!! The server didn’t seem bothered by it and didn’t apologize for how long it took. We were definitely disappointed as we were there to celebrate a big milestone in our family.

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DL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The sandwiches were good. The skillet meal was very tasty. The side salad with Caesar dressing was disgusting. The kids meal was great.

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i
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Twisted Fork never disappoints! It is my favorite restaurant in Omaha and I make a point to visit every time I'm in town. Food is excellent - whether the specials or the main menu there are so many excellent choices! Delicious!

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OT
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was good. We had the ribeye special. The s'mores sundae was great. I requested that we not be sat at a table for 2 in the corner. They apparently don't read those comments though

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friends were visiting from out of town. Easy to make a reservation, we arrived right on time and were immediately seated. Food was excellent from all four dishes ordered. Service was prompt, kind and helpful. Comfortable atmosphere from tee-shirt to sport-coat. Overall excellent

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l
Minneapolis
385 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Monte Crisco sandwich and breakfast potatoes for brunch. The sandwich was flavorful and very filling. Potatoes were cooked well and not greasy. Delicious! Server was very friendly and personable and even gave me a 'to-go' for my soft drink without me having to ask. Definitely would return to this place when visiting Omaha again!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Issues with just about every person who was involved in serving us from the hostess to waitress.

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DP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food server was the issue. Unlike the waiter next to us we didn’t know of happy hour. Our appetizer wasn’t half off nor was our drinks. Appetizer came 2 minutes before meal after waiting 30 minutes for it.

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Y
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent value. Good comfort food. Great, attentive service.

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KM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meatloaf and Mac ‘n cheese was great! The Sunday brunch is outstanding. Love the chandeliers.

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t
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was really good, but the service was definitely lacking. We had two young kids with us and waited a long time to have our orders taken (hungry kids is not a pretty sight). We also had to remind them of a couple of drink orders. The sweet potato fries are great and the burgers are quite yummy. Overall - 4 stars due to the ambiance and food.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food and funky cool atmosphere! The coffee dusted salmon was excellent.

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KH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to the Twisted Fork before and were pleasantly surprised by the yummy food, great variety of food selection and amount in each serving. They were tastefully arranged and came to the table hot and smelling delicious. A must try is the appetizer, deep fried bacon. We all loved it and the gravy that came with it..

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu options, unique offerings. Perfect, friendly service. Food was outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

By far the worst experience I've had at a restaurant in a long time. It took them over 20 minutes to get us our drinks, after they took our orders. The cocktails tested terrible. We ordered our food at 710pm, it didn't come out until 8:10pm. If you want good drinks, and timely service do NOT go here.

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LP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We both really enjoyed our meal here! We came early (5:30-ish), so it wasn't terribly overcrowded or noisy at that point. Service was excellent and helpful. Food was quite good, very filling, and reasonably priced. Looking forward to going back to try out more of the menu! :)

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PL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were in town for one night, and as such, could only go to one venue. "Twisted Fork" was recommended by a friend AND the concierge at our hotel, so we figured it HAD to be good. Much to our dismay, it was an average dining experience at best. The location of the restaurant is fantastic! Very walkable from our hotel, and nicely situated between the local strip of shops. Other than that, it was ok. Service was fine....had to ask multiple times for a few things, but she was friendly enough. The ambience was nice. I liked the oxymoronic chandelier-meets-mounted-animal-skull-head-decor. The food was the biggest disappointment. There was not one thing that we ordered that I'd order again. Despite the vivid and interesting descriptions, the food was very ordinary-tasting and overpriced. (Lots of descriptive promises with little execution). In addition to the underwhelming flavor, quality and appearance, the food was not served hot (a big pet peeve of my palette) which did not help our fare's cause. I also found it strange that a restaurant that fancies itself a purveyor of "cowboy food," did not have any BBQ sauce in the house. Maybe our expectations were too high because this establishment came so highly-recommended. I'm sure we will give it another shot, should we ever find ourselves in Omaha again, but not until we try a few other places first.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good! Great service! Friendly staff! Mimosas were tasty!

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