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Wilderness Ridge

4.3
370 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
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  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
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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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
Rachel Bowden
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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.
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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 370 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wait staff attentive. Food fabulous.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing food and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

We had our team Christmas party/appetizers and drinks and also celebrated two birthdays. Wilderness Lodge is decorated so beautifully for the holidays. Food was fantastic (all appetizers) and good service!
Kim Glathar

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner, made even nicer by the glow and warmth of the large fireplace. The food, service, and ambience are the finest in Lincoln.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We always try to enjoy Wilderness Ridge around the Holidays. Perfect setting.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic, as always!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Dinner with our daughter in law. Great evening!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Once the dinner rush began serving slowed down. I do recommend dining here as the food and ambiance is well worth your time.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good food with exceptional service. It's got a nice lodge theme to it and is great for special occasions

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Our grandchildren enjoyed the special Halloween Brunch! The food was delicious and the names for the different options were very creative and kept with the Halloween theme!

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5.0Dined on September 26, 2017

Half-price appetizers during happy hour great value and delicious! Outdoor dining a real treat with great golf course views.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was unique and delicious! The whipped feta with the date chips was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

We had an exceptional time at Wilderness Ridge. The food was excellent, the service was amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect. Will definitely be returning!

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Outdoor dining a fav of ours - view of course and ponds spectacular. New menu provides new dining opportunities. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

We went for my Dad's 93rd birthday celebration. He's using a electric cart now, access was easy. Staff was very attentive and compassionate.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Beautiful outdoor seating scenery, quiet atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

What a wonderful dining experience. Great atmosphere, setting and ambience. Cocktails were excellent and the food was superb!!!!!
Steaks were cooked to perfection as were the scallops. Compliments to Chef Eric and sous chefs for their culinary skills. Enjoyed chef's visit to our table for feedback.
Entire evening was a delight.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Great selection on the menu. Had pork that was excellent. My spouse had a burger and fries that was large enough portonsbfor two meals. The dining continues to improve at Wilderness congrats!

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2017

Always enjoy dining outside when weather permits. Food and service very good, prices moderate.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Service was excellent. My wife's salmon was very tasty and cooked perfectly. My ribeye was flavorful but very tough and disappointing for the price point. I expected much better.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

My wife and I are recent Wilderness Ridge Dining Club Members, and have enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service very much. We look forward to frequent visits to Happy Hour at the Bar and Grill, as well as the wonderful Restaurant.

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4.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent service - very attentive yet unobtrusive. Asked for seating away from others for business conversation and had a lovely table in the bar area close to the windows. Good food, reasonably priced. A very good experience overall.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Very nice servers, nice outdoor patio to eat in the evening.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

It was perfect weather for dining on the deck! Food was excellent and our server, Trace, was personable and attentive. Live music outside was a bonus!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

We had out of the country guest, two Doctors from India. They were duly impressed with the building and we related the story as best we could remember. It used to be on the back of your menu. Perhaps do that again. The Sunday buffet brunch also impressed them with the wide selection and presentation. A sister is coming from India in mid-August and they plan on bringing her to Wilderness Ridge. WE are from Omaha which is where they are staying.

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