Wilderness Ridge

4.4
396 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Dining at Wilderness Ridge becomes an experience as soon as you enter through the over-sized carved front doors. Our friendly staff will seat you in your choice of the casual bar, which features live music most Friday and Saturday evenings, or our more intimate dining room with views of our chefs preparing your favorite entrées.

Our menus change seasonally and feature ingredients from local farms. From crispy salads to juicy burgers, sizzling skillets, fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and steaks done just right, there is something for everyone. And don’t forget about our signature desserts. You won’t want to leave without trying our Triple Chocolate Mousse! To wet your whistle, we offer an extensive wine list, craft beers and signature and seasonal cocktails. Join us on Sundays for one of Lincoln’s best brunch buffets. Brunch gets extra special around here on Easter, Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving weekend – we strongly encourage reservations on these special days.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(402) 434-5118
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Perkins
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Catering
Please contact Tami Nagle (402) 434-5113 for more information on catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Yankee Hill
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Entertainment
Wilderness Ridge hosts live music most Friday and Saturday evenings in our bar. When the weather is nice, our local bands and artists will play outside on our wrap-around deck. View our entertainment schedule and sign-up to receive our weekly newsletter online or "Like" us on Facebook to stay current with everything going on at Wilderness Ridge. https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/wildernessridge
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Special events & promotions
We have specialty dinners and tastings throughout the year. From Wine Dinners to Beer Making Classes, Scotch & Cigar Tastings to Chef's Tables, our specialty events are the signature of Wilderness Ridge!

Visit us online to learn more, http://www.wildernessridgegolf.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Looking for a private dining experience? We have seven different rooms, seating 10 to 400+ guests. If you are hosting a corporate function, please contact Tami Nagle at (402) 434-5113. If you are hosting a social function, please contact Isabel Reichel at (402) 434-5121.

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Specials

Happy Hour Daily

Enjoy 50% off appetizers, $1 off well drinks, $1 off domestic bottled beer, $2 off house wine by the glass, and more.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 3, 2018

Ends: October 4, 2117

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 396 People Are Saying
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JC
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was wonderful! We had a great time and will be back.

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DB
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch buffet is unrivaled in Lincoln

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OT
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. We had a nice table by the fireplace in the main dining room, and it was a good thing. People kept streaming in and out from the patio to smoke cigars and unfortunately the wind direction was such that we got a cold blast every time the door opened which was often. We had just sat outside at the coldest football game in 25 years and didn’t need a cool down. I registered a mild complaint to our server who apologized but then informed me it was the manager’s family that was going in and out and there wasn’t anything she could do. We put our coats on and finished our meal. Then I noticed we were charged full for our Happy Hour specials. She fixed that for an appetizer but not for the drinks. I didn’t want to have her go back again, so I just paid. Finally, as we were walking out the door I saw a sign on a table in the large entryway that said show your game ticket and receive 20 percent off your food. By our attire it was obvious that we had been to the football game and it would have been nice for the server to have mentioned that special. My error for missing the sign. We’ve eaten there many times and this was our first disappointment. As I said, the food was excellent. The savings from Happy Hour and the 20 percent off would have been around $15.

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H
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harry Potter Themed Brunch was fabulous!
The themed food, staff in costumes, and the decorations was spot on! We even had butter beer and chocolate frogs! Loved it, we’ll Definitely be back! Harry was cute!
Hermoine, Katie Bell & Amelia Bones

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience with wonderful food and staff.

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DK
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They harry Potter brunch was amazing. The decorations were fantastic. Our kids and grandkids had so much fun finding all the names for the food and all of the different hairy Potter references throughout the dining room. All the different ways the theme was incorporated into the decorations and the food was truly impressive. The food was some of the best we’ve ever had at one of your brunches. We look forward to more themed branches in the future.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The woman at the hostess stand that first greeted us was horrible! She had attitude and was NOT friendly at all. She showed us our table and just pointed to it and walked away. She then placed a Happy Birthday card down on the table and just slammed it down and walked away! I immediately complained to the manager and he was very nice about the Situation. Our waitress was great and the service was good but the woman at the front hostess stand needs to be educated about customer service skills and how to present much friendlier to customers when they first walk in to the restaurant!

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SB
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food, great service, and lovely ambiance!

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

Server was slow at times, despite not being very busy. Make sure you make a reservation. Steak was overcooked, but was remade very quickly. Wide variety of food options.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Took 45 minutes to receive our food, the dining room was not full. The French onion soup tasted like it had been made with the wrong cooking liquor and was inedible. The steak ordered was cooked incorrectly. The sticker shock on such mediocre food and service means we will not be returning. Too bad we had delightful experiences here years ago.

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JC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu

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Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The lovely presentation and menu variety of their Sunday Brunch buffet is excellent but the food itself isn’t exactly memorable. In a nutshell, good but not great food (except the waffles, they were above average) in a beautiful & cozy restaurant with great views.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A dinner salad should have been included with supper. Very hard to hear conversation, tables too large.

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LG
Omaha
25 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The facility, decor and ambiance are amazing! But, there was a lack of attention when checking in and the waiter provided incorrect information about the food.

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RB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, unique ambiance. Lots of choices for brunch, and great waffles! It's a serve yourself buffet, but the staff still takes care of you.

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JJ
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and service was very good! We ate our lunch outside on the back patio and the ambiance was outstanding!

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OT
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the evening, but the food was not up to quality standards. The ribeye had an extreme amount of gristle in it so not the best steak I have had in Lincoln. It was way under cooked so it had to go back to the kitchen, so of course that makes your other food items cold by the time the meat returns to the table. The server came to the table to pick up our wine glasses and didn't even ask if we wanted more, so we had to flag down the waiter to ask.

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was good. Fiancé had Salmon and some sort of vegetable mound. Salmon was real fishy tasting-not good. Vegetable smelled really bad tasted horrible. Long wait for food with guys at grill seemed to be goofing around and not getting food prepared. Hardly anyone there but had to wait 25 minutes for food. Mine was bacon hamburger and was good!

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LF
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for special occasions, food is always changing and delicious! The waitstaff always well trained, knowledgeable and attentive. Trace was our wait on this visit and he stood up to the kind of service I've always had and now expect.

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KP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

The place was beautiful but the food was overpriced and incredibly bland. I asked for a medium rare burger and i recieved a very well done burger. My date recieved a ravioli that was swimming in olive oil when it shouldn't have been. Its your typical golf club food, overpriced with lackluster flavor.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely awful! Only the fruit and things they didn't prepare were palatable! VERY disappointed! My son and daughter in law both waited tables in college and said they would be embarrassed serving this food.

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BM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic like always !! We can't wait to come back to taste the amazing food. !!

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was great as well as the food. Its just that the deinks we ordered were a little bit sweeter. :) overall its very good

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BK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

New menu that's been in place for 2 weeks was to blame for dark meat chicken being served instead of white meat which was specifically asked for. Short ribs couldn't be cut with even a steak knife they were so tough. Cheesecake was very sour and had a strange texture and flavor. Service was lacking and not because they were busy. Manager was nice. We were not the only table with issues. At least 4 other tables around us had issues and items were taken off their check. Might go back for happy hour apps but never again for a meal. I've mentioned this to several people who have told me their similar stories. Not sure how they stay in business.

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L
Omaha
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were welcomed upon entering the restaurant by a cheery hostess. We were also asked where we’d prefer to sit in the dining room. That was a bonus. Our server was very professional and attentive. She provide drinks and left adequate time to mull over our menus. The buffalo hanger was exceptional. I recommend trying it cooked medium well!

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k
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Lodge on numerous occasions. It seemed the number of menu selections for brunch were down with nothing really unique and different as we enjoyed in the past. Our OpenTable reservation worked perfectly and we thoroughly enjoyed being close to the fireplace a (as requested) on a chilly Sunday morning.

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DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The building itself is beautiful inside and out and the food is delicious. Love the unique options they have available on the menu. Also brunch is amazing.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our table was ready for us upon our arrival. Being situated near the fireplace was a real bonus on a chilly day. Everyone was satisfied with their food choice except for one who mistakingly ordered a kale salad. The server offered to replace it, but my friend said not to bother. Shortly thereafter a different, kaleless salad was delivered. Very nice! We were able to visit for over two hours which was also nice. I highly recommend Wilderness Ridge for a luncheon get together.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything about our visit. Great food, amazing service, and beautiful decor. Loved it! Thank you!

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GD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the environment. Food was delivered hot and cooked to perfection. Bread was amazing.

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FG
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Love the setting, love the building, the service is almost always very good but when it comes to the food...

It should be better than what it is, especially given the prices. In our recent stop; and we go at least twice a year, the food was probably, if being charitable, a step above average. No it wasn't. I just like the setting, the ambiance, the damn BUILDING so much that I guess I'm willing to pay for that.

The steak was average, the risotto terrible, and let me see, I really don't want to not have something that...the cinnamon butter for the bread. THAT was really good.

But go there if you like log cabins, and a roaring fireplace and don't find taxidermy off-putting. You'll enjoy that because nowhere else in Lincoln delivers that kind of setting.

Just save some cash and order appetizers and sit in the bar. It just should be better.

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T
Omaha
21 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff attentive. Food fabulous.

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GW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our 6:45 reservation was not honored, we were told they were running behind and it would be 20-30 minutes. So we elected to sit in the bar area. It took 45 minutes from when we finished our salads before our meals arrived. Our server apologized three time to us but did offer any compensation for the delay. My wife's dish had Gnocchi which was over cooked and stuck together. My meal came with a baked potato which was about 1/2 the size of those I saw other tables were getting and it looked like it was reheated without all the topping I'd asked for. After we had desert it took our server 20 minutes to bring us our bill. We will never go to Wilderness Ridge again and be sure we will tell all our friend and family of the experience. Granted it was Valentines Day but over two hours for a sub par meal at $140 is unacceptable.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Valentines dinner with my fiancée. Really nice ambience, good food, and great service. We really enjoyed our three course meal. The steaks were tender and juicy! Definitely recommend if you live in the Lincoln area.

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CR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an enjoyable evening. Good wine, good food, shared with good friends.

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LF
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was delivered more cold than hot. Spinach artichoke dip was less than average. Lacked flavor. The walleye was a huge disappointment as it looked more like an unappetizing fish soup. Of the three of us, we had salmon, walleye and the small filet. Walleye was horrid, steak was so so, the salmon was quite good. This was our first time there and we expected much more for the over $106.00 tab (without drinks). We can find a much more satisfying meal for much less in Lincoln.

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointd in a couple of entrees. They were Tasteless and not as was presented on the menu. The service was great!

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S
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food. Worth the price if you don't want a lot of noise. We were able to make reservations so we didn't have to wait for a table, also a huge bonus.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had brunch on Christmas Eve. It was fine. Food was average. Desserts less than average. The service was ok. We go to Wilderness Ridge because of the atmosphere.....not the food.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner with Adult friends; cold night; roaring fire; excellent beef and salmon. Bon appetit !! Rachel = 5 star server.

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