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What is your favorite place to get a Steak, forget whatever factors, if you could go anywhere in Omaha, where would it be?

Drover
5
20%
Brother Sebastian's
2
8%
801 Chophouse
4
16%
Flemming's
0
No votes
Spencer's
0
No votes
Omaha Prime
0
No votes
Piccolo Pete's
0
No votes
Pink Poodle
0
No votes
Farmer Browns
2
8%
Canaglia's
0
No votes
Jerico's
0
No votes
Gorat's
0
No votes
Passport
0
No votes
Cascio's
0
No votes
Anthony's
1
4%
Sullivan's
1
4%
Johnny's Italian (Village Pointe)
0
No votes
Johnny's Cafe (Stockyards)
1
4%
Mahogany
3
12%
Firebirds
1
4%
Charleston's
1
4%
Other (Local Place)
2
8%
Other (National Chain)
1
4%
I don't eat Steak
1
4%
 
Total votes: 25

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Postby Omababe » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:26 am

nebport5 wrote:Anyone been to Omaha Prime, Passport or Fleming's?


Omaha Prime twice. For some reason I didn't think of it on this thread.

It was very good both times. I'm very glad I was not paying though, very ex$pen$ive!

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Postby Brad » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:52 pm

Whats with all the Duck Decoys inside the front door of the Pink Poodle?

btw, good Prim Rib.
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Postby ricko » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:02 am

Yup, the Pink Poodle is probably the best Prime Rib I've had.  The lobby looks like a set from Eraserhead (movie)----do they still have that creepy doll museum and shrine to the Dionne (sp?) quintuplets?

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:59 pm

nebport5 wrote:Anyone been to Omaha Prime, Passport or Fleming's?


Yes, yes, and yes....

Expensive, expensive, and expensive..

Everything a la carte'..

They're all good for that special occasion..But unless you have an unlimited bankroll, they would not be part of my regular restaurant rotation..

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Postby Big E » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:27 am

nebport5 wrote:Anyone been to Omaha Prime, Passport or Fleming's?


I've been to Passport, but it has been several years since my last visit (summer 05, I think).  I wasn't overly impressed.

First of all, there was nothing wrong with it.  It was good food, but for the prices I expected more.  Like Cowboy said, they're kind of the independent league version of the AAA Flatiron.  :;): The service was a bit timid, as well.  I supposed everyone has a first night somewhere along the line, but you get better service at Nicola's for $12 entrees.
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Postby Omababe » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:28 am

ricko wrote:Yup, the Pink Poodle is probably the best Prime Rib I've had.  The lobby looks like a set from Eraserhead (movie)----do they still have that creepy doll museum and shrine to the Dionne (sp?) quintuplets?


They took the dolls out! :(

Somebody said that some of them are now at a truck stop somewhere.

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Postby ricko » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:44 pm

Hah.  Somehow, 'dolls' and 'truck stop' don't seem to belong in the same sentence------ I guess that would be a different David Lynch movie.

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Postby Brad » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:46 pm

I remember seeing a few how many did they have?
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Postby ricko » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:04 pm

The whole wall as you walked in was a mini-museum behind glass---lots of old/antique dolls and a weird shrine to the Dionne quintuplets with pictures and yellowed newspaper clippings 'n stuff-----kinda voodoo/santeria-ish.  It was wonderfully creepy-----and a classic roadside attraction.  I think my sister took me there partly to see my reaction as I walked in the door.

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Postby Omaha Cowboy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:21 pm

Big E wrote:
nebport5 wrote:Anyone been to Omaha Prime, Passport or Fleming's?


I've been to Passport, but it has been several years since my last visit (summer 05, I think).  I wasn't overly impressed.

First of all, there was nothing wrong with it.  It was good food, but for the prices I expected more.  Like Cowboy said, they're kind of the independent league version of the AAA Flatiron.  :;): .


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Postby stadsborgare » Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:57 pm

I have to preface my remarks by confessing that I don't eat steak very often.  I like it, but I tend to always look for things on the menu that are not so expensive but just as good (in my humble opinion).

But there is an unassuming place off the interstate at Honey Creek, Iowa with just "Restaurant" spelled on the roof, I think.  They served the biggest slab of the most tender and juicy prime rib I've had, and at the most reasonable price I've seen for that much meat.  I forget how many ounces that was, so don't ask me to tell you.  It was just a big cut, that's all I remember.

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Postby HskrFanMike » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:35 pm

stadsborgare wrote:But there is an unassuming place off the interstate at Honey Creek, Iowa with just "Restaurant" spelled on the roof, I think.  They served the biggest slab of the most tender and juicy prime rib I've had, and at the most reasonable price I've seen for that much meat.  I forget how many ounces that was, so don't ask me to tell you.  It was just a big cut, that's all I remember.

That was "Iowa Feed & Grain", and it closed up a couple of years ago.  It used to be a Stuckey's at one time, many moons ago.  Twas good in it's day.

It's been quite a while since I went out for a steak locally.  I've found I can get some wonderful steaks at Fareway, so why pay restaurant prices for one?
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Postby Brad » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:29 pm

Drover (2121 S. 73rd St)

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=3 ... d=10611818

NICHOLE AKSAMITWORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:Some things truly get better with age: Wine, of course. Steaks, to a degree. And — if two recent visits are any indication — the Omaha institution that is the Drover.

Launched as a Cork 'N Cleaver franchise in 1969 and rechristened the Drover in 1979, the squat, weathered-wood steakhouse behind the Travel and Transport Building seems to have weathered its four decades well.

The smell of whiskey and wood smoke still greet you outside its heavy wooden doors.

Old wagon wheels, stucco and brick walls, lantern-lit oak tables and adobe-style fireplaces give it a cozy, cowboy bunkhouse feel.
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Postby bargainhunter » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:43 am

My husband & I went to the Pink Poodle shortly after we moved here.  We heard a lot of talk about how great it was.  The entire time we were there we were looking around for the hidden camera.  What a joke.  I couldn't believe what they charge for their truck stop food.  My husband said his prime rib was good though, but not worth the money.  

I am not a casino fan, but we received a gift certificate to Waterfront Grill @ Ameristar.  I think my husband got the porter house (???) and he still talks about how great that steak was.  On a side note, we ate at the Ameristar buffet for Thanksgiving and couldn't have been more pleased.

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Postby Brad » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:16 am

I have been to the Drover and recommend it.

I have been to the Pink Poodle twice in the past two months.  While the place doesn't have much for atmosphere, my prime rib has always been good.  Medium Rare and so tender you could cut it with a spoon.  Had decent flavor too.
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Postby windsor » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:37 pm

I read that article the other day an thought its been years since I have been to the Drover for a nice whiskey steak.
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Postby ricko » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:03 am

OK, a co-worker of mine (from overseas) is flying to Omaha for business for a few days.  He's also an extreme carnivore (he likes those Brazilian currascarias).  He knows all about Warren Buffett and Omaha Steaks, etc.., so now he's expecting the best steak he's ever had in his life, and the pressure is on me to come up with some places.  The first that came to mind was the Drover.  Is Johnny's in South Omaha still worth going to?  I wasn't very impressed with Omaha Prime, for the money anyway.  Chains like Sullivan's and 801 Chophouse don't count.  The Pink Poodle is too far away.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Postby ThatGuy » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:25 pm

I don't eat at steakhouses enough to give a definitive answer, but I would go with 801 and then the Drover. The Drover's whiskey filet is awesome and 801 is just all-around great. I guess you could call 801 a chain, but I don't really consider it one. To me it would be like calling Shuck's a chain.

Whatever you do, do not even think about Johnny's. It is beyond horrible.

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Postby jessep28 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:30 pm

I would probably recommend the Drover because it's locally owned. Some of the old school establishments like Piccolos and Gorat's probably wouldn't be a bad choice, but to an outsider it would be difficult to understand what makes them special in Omaha.
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Postby byrdrules » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:46 pm

I know it's a bit west, but Mahogany Prime has always been my go-to best steak spot.  They have a bone-in filet that you really don't need a knife for, it's that tender.  *drool*

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Postby nebport5 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:59 pm

There's another thread about steak in Omaha, complete with a poll here.




Admin, I wonder if another forum with all things "Best of Omaha" may be useful, esp. with the Welcome to Omaha crowd?
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Postby Brad » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:05 pm

I merged the two together.  

Its the admin's call, but don't think we need another subforum.  Its already getting to be too many.  This dining subforum is not that busy so its not a big deal.  All people need to do is hit the search at the top of the page.
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Postby nebport5 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:05 pm

Brad wrote:I merged the two together.  

Its the admin's call, but don't think we need another subforum.  Its already getting to be too many.  This dining subforum is not that busy so its not a big deal.  All people need to do is hit the search at the top of the page.



I hear ya on that, its just that invariably a new thread gets started because the old ones are buried and/or people new to the forum don't think to search for topics.


Anyway, I don't know who is responsible for the poll choices but it could certainly use an update.  Firebirds, really!?!? over Omaha Prime and Passport? Also Paxton is now 801 Chophouse.
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Postby Brad » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:12 pm

What do you want on the new poll?

Favorite Place for a Steak?
Drover
Brother Sebastian's
801 Chophouse
Flemming's
Spencer's
Omaha Prime
Piccolo Pete's
Pink Poodle
Farmer Browns
Canaglia's
Jerico's
Gorat's
Charleston's
Firebirds
Mahogany
Johnny's Italian
Sullivan's
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Postby Coyote » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:19 pm

I suppose you would have to make caveats to this question. I would put Farmer Brown's near the top of the list for a steak, buy the sides and atmosphere would be at the bottom.
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Postby nebport5 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:03 am

Coyote wrote:I suppose you would have to make caveats to this question. I would put Farmer Brown's near the top of the list for a steak, buy the sides and atmosphere would be at the bottom.



Of course, there's much subjectivity here.  Outback may be a step up in atmosphere from Farmer Brown's, yet it's probably the last place I'd go for a steak.  I think the obvious separation would be local vs. chain (ala ricko's post).  And I agree with excluding 801 from the chain list.


The list looks good Brad, but what about Anthony's or Cascio's?  Just as well throw in Passport in there too.  And is Lucky's ten-O-one still around?
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Postby Brad » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:16 am

Admin, Will you raise the number of poll options to 25 or 30?  Thanks!

I will get the new poll posted as soon as a change is made to the forum configuration.
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Postby Admin » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:48 am

Done. It is now set to 30.

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Re: Omaha's Best Steakhouses

Postby joeglow » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:58 am

ricko wrote:OK, a co-worker of mine (from overseas) is flying to Omaha for business for a few days.  He's also an extreme carnivore (he likes those Brazilian currascarias).  He knows all about Warren Buffett and Omaha Steaks, etc.., so now he's expecting the best steak he's ever had in his life, and the pressure is on me to come up with some places.  The first that came to mind was the Drover.  Is Johnny's in South Omaha still worth going to?  I wasn't very impressed with Omaha Prime, for the money anyway.  Chains like Sullivan's and 801 Chophouse don't count.  The Pink Poodle is too far away.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.


For the money, I would go with Brother Sebastian's.  Overall, the bone-in at Mahogany, without a doubt.

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Postby nebport5 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:34 am

Perfecto Brad...you must have copied and pasted Cascio's with the question mark after it?  :;):
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Postby Brad » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:43 am

oops, yes I did.
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Postby jessep28 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:08 pm

Since we're including surrounding communities, might as well throw in USA Steak Buffet in Fremont.  :D
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Postby nativeomahan » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:31 am

801 has no equal in town, although Sullivan's has the best atmosphere.  Spencer's puts out awesome beef dishes, but their sides are hit and miss.

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Postby mgmlot93 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:58 am

Totally agree with above post. 801 Chophouse is at the top. I have never had a bad experience here.

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Postby Brad » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:43 am

Finding the best steak in Omaha

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130125/G ... k-in-omaha

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Winner: Brother Sebastian's

Brother Sebastian's
1350 S. 119th St.
402-330-0300, brosebs.com


The other contenders:  

The Drover
2121 S. 73rd St.
402-391-7440,
droverrestaurant.com

Jerico's Steakhouse
11732 West Dodge Road
402-496-0222,
jericosomaha.com

Johnny's Cafe
4702 S. 27th St.
402-731-4774,
johnnyscafe.com

Piccolo Pete's
202 S. 20th St.
402-342-9038
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Postby Brad » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:46 am

We actually were at Piccolo Pete's Saturday night.  The place was Packed.  They have a huge dining room and it was full and there were a lot of people waiting in the lobby.
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Postby OmahaJaysCU » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:03 pm

No Venice Inn? They ordered different cuts at different palaces? It's list is officially a joke.

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Postby nativeomahan » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:21 pm

OmahaJaysCU wrote:No Venice Inn? They ordered different cuts at different palaces? It's list is officially a joke.


Agreed. If you are limiting the class of places to "Old School" you really need to include Venice Inn.  For my money they would be tops when it comes to Old School restaurants.  I really dislike the Drover.  I have found Johnny's to be very inconsistent.  Brother Sebastian's is pretty good.  Cascio's has good steaks, but the place is depressing.

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Postby Omababe » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:37 am

I will say though the steak in this area of the country smokes anything I ever had out in NYC.


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Postby guitarguy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:13 am

Haha that place is wayyy out of my price range.. I was more talking about when compared to the average places and what you can buy at the supermarket. I'm sure many of the countries best eateries exist within Brooklyn though and thats one of the reasons why its my favorite area of NYC.


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