We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Johnny's Cafe

#169 of 1,091 Restaurants in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
+1 402-731-4774
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 163: English reviews
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to lunch here with my dad. He had the B&B sandwich with fries and I had the breaded chicken fingers with fries. I tell ya, it was not only delicious but very filling, too. They were very generous on the amount of chicken fingers. It has an old school look to the place and there's a sign when... More 

Thank Erik B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
202 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much for a vegetarian to eat (tortellini and/or salad). Steaks and prime rib were ok. Plenty of sauces to accompany. Onion rings were good. As were the crispy hash browns and the complementary cottage cheese and liver pate. Homemade desserts but I had no room to try. Photo of prime rib and hash browns.

Thank ebfk
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have a garlic cottage cheese they serve with all meals. Most must love it, I thought just OK. Prime Rib is Great, but a bit pricey. This was my second visit and I'll probably return.

Thank Peattiemoss
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chicken fried steak was awful, the coating was soggy and the steak was tough. The gelatinous mushroom sauce was Luke warm and flavorless. The French fries were good as well as the salads we had. My husband's steak was ok. This waiter was dull and never returned to ask how our meal was until we were finished. My tiny... More 

Thank Denise S
Nebraska, USA
Level Contributor
32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Johnny's Cafe has been around for decades and is a great steak house. In fact, Jack Nicholson filmed a scene there in his movie "About Schmidt". There is the charm of an old world classy steakhouse. The food is historically good quality and a popular place for Omahans and tourists.

Thank NebraskaRedhead
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The service is great and the food the best. This is an old school, go to! A grood value. I am partial to the prime rib but you can't go wrong with the steaks.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
251 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Sigh. It is sad that this restaurant is so bad, because so many other classic Omaha restaurants have CLOSED. I waaaanted Johnny's to still be good. I was rooting for it! But it was a fail. Lunch time crowd was very light (we were there early). Service was good - friendly waitress and attentive. But the food... Bleck. It just... More 

Thank PriusGirlVA
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

You expect Frank Sinatra and his Las Vega pals to stroll in any minute. Pack into a huge red leather booth in the bar and drink up. Straight, no chaser. This is man town. Food is nothing special. Johnny's is the last vestige of South Omaha's booming stock yard complex when all the hustlers and hot runners got drunk at... More 

1 Thank Rifle762
Huxley, Iowa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend for my husband's 50th birthday and it did not disappoint! The retro interior is one-of-a-kind! Our food was hot and delicious, our waitress was very nice and the dessert was icing on the cake!

Thank The4Dots
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is one of the "old school" steakhouses that is still around. I remember visiting this place with my parents in its heyday when the crowds were large and the the dining room was full. I took my grown kids to Johnny's for lunch on my son's bday. I believe that we each ordered something different and everyone was very... More 

Thank Bob S

Been to Johnny's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 32
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4702 S 27th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2732
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-731-4774
Omaha's Original Steak House Since 1922. Family owned and operated and proudly serving locals and visitors for over 90 years. Specializing in hand cut, aged on premise steaks and prime rib. Other menu items including chicken and fish available.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Johnny's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?