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Wilderness Ridge, Lincoln, NE

Wilderness Ridge

4.5
4.5
528 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (402) 434-5118
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Nic Webster
  • Catering
    Please contact Tami Nagle (402) 434-5113 for more information on catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    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 Margie Merchant at (402) 434-5121.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Jacobs: (402) 434-5121
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Cross street
    Yankee Hill
  • Parking details
    None
  • 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
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 528 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nebraska

    Good for business meals

  • Nebraska

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Nebraska

    Great for scenic views

  • Nebraska

    Contemporary American

  • Lincoln

    Best Ambiance

  • Lincoln

    Good for business meals

  • Lincoln

    Innovative

  • Lincoln

    Romantic

528 Reviews
  1. kellyp

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food...Armand is a fabulous host, John is the most attentive waiter. Love the fireplace and cozy feeling. Our go to place .

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  2. DonavanP

    Omaha

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I both got sick after eating at Wilderness Ridge yesterday evening. We didn’t eat anything after our date, but we both puked, had issues with our bowel movements, and got extreme heartburn. We’ve eaten at Wilderness Ridge several times and never had as poor of am experience as we did yesterday. Very disappointing.

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  3. MarieT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect atmosphere for excellent cuisine, conversation, and service. Very impressed.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful evening Our server Jason was helpful and attentive.

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  5. MakenzieB

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wilderness Ridge is always a great place to eat out on a special occasion or for a nice date night. While the course is private, the restaurant is still open to the public. Be sure to get a reservation. Great service as always!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    John was great! Food as always was amazing. The drinks were perfect!

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  7. CherylR

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience. The Alaskan cod was a little too done.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food with great ambience. Probably a little short of help like a lot of places right now. We will go back.

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  9. MoMa51

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time for my husband's birthday. Some entrees were outstanding--the short ribs, cajun shrimp and bison filet. The grouper was a rather small portion and overcooked, so disappointing. My French onion soup was mediocre. But, our table was in a perfect spot, away from a lot of noise, and our waiter was great. If we go back, we'll know what to order.

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  10. ChrisC

    Omaha

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Understaffed for how busy they were, particularly at this time of year. Our waitress was very attentive and did what she could.

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  11. DominiqueC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's a very nice place and an excellent dining option for Lincoln. The menu is quite varied in terms of offerings and it offers some great values (the chicken sous-vide was outstanding). The wine list is balanced and affordable, and they also offer flight options for a very reasonable amount. The service was very good and the ambiance is warm & friendly. Highly recommended.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and high quality food. Fun environment.

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  13. ToddP

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. We had a reservation but if we wanted to be seated at that time it was a high top by the waitress stand . The chairs are not comfortable but the food and staff top notch

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sometimes the food is good and sometimes not so good. The last two times it was good :)

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  15. ChadE

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around it was great would highly recommend food was great service was outstanding

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  16. LauraE

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very happy with our visit. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Food is excellent!!

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  17. Designergirl

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I wish the food was simpler so it could be very good. The sauce for the walleye was salty. The asparagus too done

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    For the prices, the cut of New York strip and the filet were like a sports bar. Would not recommend.

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  19. MartinF

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat just off the fire place, was cozy and the food was great. Our first time there, felt like we were in a mountain lodge in Colorado

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  20. alexv

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    took our son for a special birthday for dad. Very enjoyable. Great service.

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  21. GustatoryBlitz

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The bulgogi was inedible, extremely salty, had to be sent back to the kitchen for a chicken dish. The Nebraska steak burger was derived from a very poor cut of beef, grisly, tough and undercooked....left half of this disaster on the plate. Even the Cesar salad (dressing) was way too briny. The server confessed the chef was a rookie. Not a good excuse. Cutting corners on the quality of the meat products and poor food preparation does not lead to 'repeat' customers.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food service and environment! I frequently come to this restaurant and I always leave satisfied with all of the above!

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  23. tjwhit5

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Setting is outstanding. John our waiter was fantastic!. Food was great and beautifully presented!. Would highly recommend eating there!

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  24. Beaverlakemary

    Omaha

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food took forever and was just OK. Beautiful scenery.

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  25. RRSitz

    Omaha

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We reserved an evening to dine with visiting family we haven't seen in a while. Thinking of a special restaurant for this occasion, we chose Wilderness Ridge. While the venue is certainly out-of-the-ordinary, we were left disappointed with the meal. The service was good, but someone needs to remind servers (especially with a round table) that the server serves from the left - and should never reach across another guest when serving a plate or refilling a water glass. Most of us chose a steak (ribeye, New York strips). The meats were not the quality expected.....very tough and grissely. One member of our party had so much grissel left on his plate, I was expecting the waiter to ask if all was okay - didn't happen. Having been involved in restaurant ownership in Omaha's Old Market - I understand that restaurants have good days and can have days that things don't go as expected...especially with the landscape of the service industry having changed so much in staff availability. Hoping attention to quality of food items and a little training of staff on how to serve and interact with dining customers will help.

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  26. TimS

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but wouldn't call it outstanding. We always enjoy our visits to Wilderness ridge.

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  27. MichaelR

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, food was excellent. Highly recommended.

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  28. JanisK

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, server was attentive. Very relaxing atmosphere. Prices were good.

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  29. Henners

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Two of our meals were send back to get heated up.. tomato basil soup I’m sure was canned campbells tomato. And before we finished eating the cooking staff walked off leaving several tables with no food..

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  30. ShawnH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the new menu and our server was

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  31. BenC

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    One of the most bland and boring places I’ve ever dined. The service was sub par and the food lacked flavor. I will never dine here again

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  32. dinner4

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food came out very cold. The only thing that was hot was the roasted half hen. it was like our food was ready but the half hen was not ready and so our food was cold while his food came out hot. On the menu, it says the charcuterie comes with lavash. When we asked about it our server said they didn’t think it came with anything. I pointed out in the menu that it said that it did. So then he brought us bread. I had to send one of my cocktails back because it was not what it usually is, which was the raspberry margarita it was very, very sour, and it did not have a sugar rim. This I will say that it was the only time any of this has been experienced by us. Usually we have very good service and the food is better.

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  33. MarkC

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The duck leg confit (new to the menu) was fantastic, the carrot cake parfait was excellent for dessert. Everything was really outstanding. Our server, Arbutus, was attentive and extremely helpful. Overall, this was an outstanding dining experience!

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  34. canadaken

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought friends visiting from Canada. They really enjoyed the dinner out. Our table was near the fireplace. The food was great. We had a nice time

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  35. BrianR

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and updated menu. Mellow live music was a nice addition

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  36. RayH

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. The service was just perfect! James did a great job, was very polite was available and didn't bother us. James made our evening very enjoyable. Definitely will return!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. My filet was delicious and cooked perfect. They have delivered perfectly every time. Very pleased with our experience.

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  38. AllenS

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All four ribeyes were very chewy. Salad made me ill afterwards

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  39. LibbyD

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! The fire was cozy and food was delicious! Our server John was awesome! We had a great time!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered the diver scallops with risotto. The scallops were very bitter almost couldn’t eat them. Disappointed in the meal.

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FAQs

Wilderness Ridge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 434-5118.

Wilderness Ridge is rated 4.5 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wilderness Ridge

1800 Wilderness Woods Place, Lincoln, NE 68512

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Yankee Hill
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nic Webster
  • 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
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (402) 434-5118
  • Catering
    Please contact Tami Nagle (402) 434-5113 for more information on catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    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 Margie Merchant at (402) 434-5121.
  • Private party contact
    Melissa Jacobs: (402) 434-5121
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