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The Watering Hole

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1321 East O Street, Lincoln, NE
+1 402-438-3054
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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San Diego, California
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755 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We used to come here in college and it was a dark hole in the wall that smelled like spilled beer. The owner have really cleaned this place up and I was very surprised on my recent trip. I kind of liked the older version better.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
North Carolina
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105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I stopped in for lunch and was very pleased with my food. The bar is a little small, but the staff were great and very helpful !

Thank ruckusridgenc
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362 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Went for the wings. They were nice. Sat at the bar. Service was ok. I like cocktails. This seems like more of a beer bar. It was difficult for the bartender to find all the ingredients for the cocktail "special".

Thank Go2FunFood
North Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great wings, I preferred the old bay grilled wings, excellent, we were there on a nice that offered $1 tacos, why not! Good beers and bartender was super nice and talkative.

Thank grimesmag
Lincoln, Nebraska
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170 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We used to eat here all the time and they must be under new management because it isn't the same. This was one of our favorite places a few years back but not anymore. Also very expensive for wings. Service isn't good either.

Thank Lovetotravelfamily4
Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Got the grilled Hot wings. They were OK. I've had better. Not your standard sports bar but not much better than that. They need more unique flavor if they want to claim they're the best.

Thank Kevin S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Many Thanks Watering Hole DT Lincoln for a beautiful Black Friday Husker Hawkeye PreGame Meal. Atmosphere! Food! Service - Samantha S.! Our Colorado and Nebraska Family! *****!

Thank Jeffrey L
Snohomish, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Best hot wings I've had! They grill them and they have a great taste. Not just covered in sauce. Just great tasting. Nice beer selection as well! And the staff was nice and friendly.

Thank dungbeetles1978
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed the chicken bacon ranch wrap I had, crinkle fries were average. My friend got the boneless wings... They are absolutely not wings, they are tenders and the portion is HUGE so beware if you are a small eater. She got the Sweet Heat sauce and didn't like it, I thought it was okay. Cheese curds were definitely... More 

Thank bwilks9
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Went here for couple beers and dinner. I ordered a cheeseburger. Withing 15 minutes after eating 3/4 of the burger I went to the bathroom and got sick (and no I wasn't drinking so that wasn't the reason why). I will say one other person I was with also order one the burgers and she was fine so I may... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 East O Street, Lincoln, NE
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-438-3054

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