Unlike visiting a new neighbor’s house, visiting a steakhouse comes with a virtual guarantee that you’ll be welcomed, fed, and trusted with knives. Make a hunger-halting house call with today's Groupon to Johnny's Cafe, located on South Twenty-Seventh and L Street. Choose between the following options:
• For $15, you get $30 worth of steakhouse fare and drinks during dinner.
• For $6, you get $12 worth of steakhouse fare and drinks during lunch.
Since 1922, the old-school steak aficionados at Johnny's Cafe have presented discerning patrons with hand-cut, aged steaks and fresh seafood dishes. Peruse an extensive dinner menu while nibbling on fresh-baked rolls spread with cottage cheese, which comes standard at each table. Apply protein directly to the appetite in the form of more than a pound of T-bone steak ($24.95), which can later be repurposed to call foosball timeouts or personalize the walls of friends named Tammy. An 11-ounce cowboy cut of prime rib invites sparkling mouth spurs to dig in ($19.95), and maritime buckaroos are best suited to the Northwest halibut ($15.95). Pavlovian meat eaters can supplement watering mouths with sips from a selection of red and white wines ($5.25–$7.75 per glass) as well as cocktails and bottled beers. Dessert choices, such as Oreo cheesecake ($4.25) and fresh-baked pecan pie ($3.45), add sweet punctuation to savory sentences.
Slay midday cravings with choices from the comprehensive lunch menu. A succulent array of meaty sandwiches such as an open-faced stack of prime rib ($10.95) offers a better fork-free delivery system than hiring clowns to steak you in the face. Lettuce lovers can enjoy steak again with the cowpoke steak salad ($7.25), which lays meat on a bed of leaves with corn, tortilla strips, and barbecue-ranch dressing.
- One of last great old school steakhouses in Omaha - love the decor and the staff is very friendly. – Matt M., Yelp, 10/27/09
- This place is a great step back in time. The decor, the atmosphere, and the service take you back to the Omaha of the 1960s right in the heart of the stockyards, an era when date night was a martini, a dance, and a steak. – Cheers1964, TripAdvisor
Polish immigrant Frank Kawa founded Johnny’s Cafe in 1922, improving upon an existing saloon with an expansion, the addition of electricity, and a rule that forbade ketchup fights. However, despite its renovations, the restaurant still surrounds guests with old-fashioned saloon decor, including moose heads and slick leather chairs, and sates guests with hearty steakhouse fare. Hewn from corn-fed, USDA-choice beef, hand-cut and aged steaks include options such as porterhouses, rib eyes, and prime rib, served with salads, freshly baked rolls, and potatoes. Broiled lobster tails and half chickens round out the menu paired with wines and classic cocktails such as the old-fashioned, the Manhattan, and the martini.