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Farmer Brown's Steak House

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2620 River Road Dr, Waterloo, NE 68069-2040
+1 402-779-2353
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Omaha, NE
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199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For $25 you'll get a prime rib that no sane person should eat in one sitting; that's why I did it :) And that the middle size cut! The meat was done just right the accompanying potato was perfect. Others on the table ordered the chicken fried steak and four piece fried chicken. While the fried chicken was good (as... More 

Thank ed g
Olathe, Kansas
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255 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While near Omaha, I was looking for a traditional steak place and was referred to Farmer Brown's Steak House in Waterloo. They seem to be only open for dinner, and there was a line outside waiting for the door to open. I suggest coming a few minutes before opening, although there is a lot of room inside. The atmosphere was... More 

Thank BZimm08
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered the petite filet with baked potato, salad and spaghetti. The steak was cooked, perfectly on the rare side of medium. It had a beautiful sear an each side. So tender and juicy! I had the house dressing on my salad. It was a sweet Italian. The baked potato was fine, but the side of spaghetti had a sweet weird... More 

Thank Terry B
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a real nice family style restaurant, It is a favorite of many in the area, mine too. I had salmon with baked potato, and salad. It all was very good. Salmon cooked just right and baked potato nice and fluffy. A very good meal. The staff are very friendly also. Arrive early as tends to get crowded.

Thank Nancy B
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187 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I love chicken and my wife finally caved in for my request to go again to Farmer Brown's. Honestly, their fried chicken was some of the best I have ever eaten. They are also consistently ranked in the top for their steak offerings. I saw their prime rib also and it looked very good. They even serve catfish and it... More 

Thank duffer47
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nearly an hour from Lincoln, Farmer Brown's Steakhouse just did not deliver for me. Luckily our group of eight didn't have to wait long to be seated and the waitress was very, very good. My steak was a bit overdone and not really tasty. The baked potato was good, but the skin was very tough. Most of the other people... More 

Thank Terry B
Navarre, Florida
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Got the four piece chicken dinner. Came with green beans bread salad fries and was excellent. Hot and fresh. Definitely recommend getting there early and often. Friendly staff.

Thank Mags boy S
Sioux City
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We drove down for our anniversary and never been in the area before. Found it from Google. Very popular. It opened at five and was packed right away.

Thank Harold E
Peoria, IL
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We tried Farmer Browns for the first time on a Friday night. It was packed with people, who seemed to be having lots of fun. We waited in their pleasant bar-room for 30" or so. We were seated by a friendly hostess and promptly served by a nice waitress. The food was just okay. My chicken livers were flavorless, and... More 

Thank Piatravelgal
Waterloo, Nebraska
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4 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, we go there every week or two. It's not far from where we live. There are other places we could go but we prefer Farmer Browns. Been going there for 25 years. We ought to own it. Food is good but steaks, etc, are not seasoned so bring your own seasoning if you want. The "hired hand" prime rib... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2620 River Road Dr, Waterloo, NE 68069-2040
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: +1 402-779-2353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?