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Wilderness Ridge

363 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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 the crispiest greens, the juiciest burgers, the freshest seafood to steaks done just right, our seasonal menus offer a little 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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Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
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
Rachel Bowden
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Please contact Tami Nagle (402) 434-5113 for more information on catering options.
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Cross street
Yankee Hill
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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.!/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!

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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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What 363 People Are Saying
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2.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Sarah01 (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything about Wilderness Ridge was exceptional except for the food. I had the French Dip and the quality of beef combined with the old bread made my meal less than optimal. My wife had a Hamburger, and the burger had little taste and the bread also was old and crumbly. I would have thought for such a unique and welcoming setting that the food would have been above fast food quality. The setting was outstanding, and our server was unbelievably hospitable and courteous

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere!