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The Northside Cafe

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2701 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504-2609
+1 402-464-6304
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Sadly, this is a restaurant in decline and the neighborhood needs a place it can rely on. The food is good, if sometimes inconsistent. The real problem is service. Even on slow days, the staff is slow to show up table side. Drinks don't get refilled. The check takes forever. For quick lunches, it is a serious problem.

Thank Bill K
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went with a friend this past weekend. It was a very busy time for them and the basic impression that I got from their service is that they're very busy and thus are all business when they're serving. My best advice is to be prepared to know what to order, talk clearly, and think twice before engaging the servers... More 

Thank 204lauren
Lincoln, Nebraska
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156 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had a pork tender sandwich. It was very good. However, I was the only person in the place and the owner/waiter essentially forgot about me. Not good about coming around to refill drink. I could have probably walked out without paying...

Thank Bonnie F
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I honestly chose this place based on its proximity to our location as we were heading back to Omaha. But I'm glad we did because it was clearly a neighborhood-type place where the servers are friendly and the food is great. There was an elderly customer who clearly wanted to talk a lot and her much younger server (a different... More 

Thank Peachyswan
Des Moines, Iowa
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175 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

This is a great lunch spot. The service is friendly and quick, so you can get on to your meeting or back to work. However, I also noticed many tables were the patrons lingered over lunch, a piece of pie, and a good conversation. This has a nice, neighborhood feel, with very good, homemade food.

Thank Dan M
Milford, Nebraska
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

The au jus for the french dip is horrible. It has at least 1/2 inch of oil on the top and the only thing you could taste was oil. No seasoing, nothing. I have tried many french dip sandwiches over the years and this is the worst. I couldn't even finish it.

1 Thank Tamara R
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

We really enjoyed our food and experience at this quaint, neighborhood cafe. Ordered the club sandwich with onion rings. Very tasty and generous portions. I enjoy supporting small business versus the big chains and feel this place is worthy of me and my family and friends business. Won't you join us!?

Thank Penjole
Lincoln, Nebraska
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This is a great neighborhood spot in University Place near Nebraska Wesleyan University where you can meet friends or take family for lunch or a quick dinner. Good soups and sandwiches. Homey atmosphere with pleasant surroundings. Reminds me of a small town restaurant with the wooden floors, large windows and booths. Friendly servers who will offer you a piece of... More 

1 Thank shelmink
Lincoln, Nebraska
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156 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is a great café in my neighborhood. Good home cooking, friendly staff with a smile on their face. The last time I was there the proprietor even sat for a bit with a couple in a neighboring booth to talk with them.

1 Thank Bonnie F
Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The service was super the waitress Cassy made us feel special and was there for our every need. but, the food was pricy for what we got. Not much flavor

1 Thank Paulineclk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2701 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-464-6304

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