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Stokes Grill & Bar

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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13615 California St, Omaha, NE 68154
+1 402-498-0804
10:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Stokes 4 times. I like their dressings and the way they season. I've had brunch, lunch and dinner here. This time I was less impressed, here's why. It wasn't the food. And it wasn't the service We came for brunch a tad before 1:00, and the restaurant was maybe 1/3 full, not busy, but not a ghost... More 

Thank lmw4410
John W, Manager at Stokes Grill & Bar, responded to this review

First, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback! It is customers like yourself that helps us maintain our high standards. I apologize that your experience was less than appetizing. There is no excuse for over leaving the restaurant the way it was that day. I would like to talk to you more about... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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543 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not your typical Tex Mex restaurant....chips and salsa are good. The guacamole was decent but nothing special. My dish was enchiladas smothered in a white cheese cream sauce and pulled pork in a poblano pepper with cowboy beans (not refried) and rice. Very good taste to this dish. Service was very good. Nice atmosphere. More expensive than most Mexican eateries... More 

2 Thank AlexanderDelarge
Omaha, Nebraska
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant accommodated our very large group. Service was excellent. Interesting salsa option. Had the 'Meatloaf from hell' spicy meatloaf... excellent.

Thank Michael H
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We arrived after a long flight and were seated right away. Our server was really upbeat and friendly. She was knowledgeable about which bourbons were available for an old fashioned without having to check. She made sure the steak ordered came out just Pittsburg rare. She was prompt with the check as she was aware we wanted to be on... More 

Thank Ramonabeth
Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We went to Stokes for lunch today. Their chicken tortilla soup was spicy and delicious. My husband had the special that will soon be on the regular menu. It was called barbqued pork wings. He loved them.

Thank Shirlene H
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Stokes has a good menu with lots of variety, from salads to salmon to your typical tex mex like enchiladas. The quacamole is good, but pretty standard. The salsa is very good and has a smoky flavor which gives it a nice twist. Sharon's chicken enchiladas are very good. The chicken is moist and not dry. The grilled salmon is... More 

Thank Z7832EWjamesp
Omaha, Nebraska
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523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Kind of a Tex Mex place, with many options. It is a warm, cozy space, with lots of wood and both boothws and tables. There is also a large bar. The food is uniformly good. There are tacos, enchiladas, burgers, salads, steaks and many more items. We like the soups, especially the chicken tortilla and the black bean varieties. Salads... More 

Thank Jays911
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great service, great location. Really good food. Has a definite Mexican flair, so be ready for ALL THE CHEESE. Had great staff as well!

Thank SarahandJeff2013
Omaha, NE
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193 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is an Omaha institution, a place that for well over a decade has been serving a perfect fusion of Mexican and American foods. But don't confuse it with the run of the mill TexMex as it's known in the South...in fact that might be degrading to Stokes. This is a place where a fine glass of wine can accompany... More 

Thank ed g
Omaha, Nebraska
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12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Frankly, I would give a rating of 0+. The service was terrible, it seemed like the waiter was bothered, or wasn't having a good day. Ordered an item, and got something totally different!!!!! Then ordered a salad, and the salmon was RAW!!! The waiter stated the Manager would come over to the table, NEVER DID!! I say, don't promise something,... More 

Thank Elsa E
John W, Manager at Stokes Grill & Bar, responded to this review

Elsa, I would really like to talk to you about your experience. Please email me at john@restaurantsinc.net. Thanks! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13615 California St, Omaha, NE 68154
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-498-0804
In 1998, feeling the creative talents of (then-Champps) Chef John Ursick were not reaching their full potential, they brainstormed the idea of Stokes Grill & Bar. Stokes is a unique southwestern concept featuring one of Omaha's best wine lists with over two hundred selections. After a very successful first decade, Stokes opened a second location in the Old Market of Omaha. In 2012, the original Stokes moved into a larger building near Boys Town on Dodge.

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