Taps: 14 / Bottles: 115
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
3.65/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
I live at University of Nebraska at Omaha and east of this university is the Dundee area. Dundee is a burrough that has less chain places and more local small businesses that Dundee dwellers enjoy. The dell is one of these places.
The dell is known for its fish and beer. The atmosphere is minimal: it has very little music and not loud. We were seated in a secluded room which was kind of disconnected from the rest of the environment characteristic of the dell. It does have a nice atmosphere in that it has music, kind of dark, and a friendly environment.
The quality of the products and service is good as the food, service, and selection are great.
I ordered fried fish of course; as thats what the Dell is known for. It was delicious. They have any condiment for fish you want; if you even feel like you need one given the food is so good in itself. Fries are great too. The food is pretty good so its a nice place to go.
The selection of food is good but the selection of beer is better.
Old Chicago has a better beer selection but the Dell's selection is decent. I ordered the Newcastle Brown Ale (from England) with my fish.
Its not too expensive to get yourself some beer and fish. Its pretty inexpensive actually.
One problem has to do with the service (even though I said its great). The waitress was kind of slow and seemed to not care about anything. I work in a similar setting and I at least try to seem like I care about the people I serve.
Give this place a try next time youre in the Dundee area! I promise you its good.
11-29-2011 06:13:56 | More by phenomenologian
3.25/5 rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I'd heard good things about the Dell, and we lived in the neighborhood, so naturally this was one of the first place we checked out when we moved to Omaha.
It really didn't wow us in any way, in fact the service was abysmal and the beer selection...which had been touted by our friends...was poor, with New Belgium and Boulevard being the most interesting or rare brews, bleh. Their bottle menu started at $5, and were equally bleh.
Atmosphere is generic bar and booth combo with neon and tvs, fairly dark.
The service we got was terrible. We sat at the bar and waited while the guy texted on his phone for a minute, then he took our order. We asked for food menus, but took some time to get them, then we waited. Our beers were 2/3 done before he came back from the other side of the bar where he was again occupied with his cellphone. A few menu items interested us, but we passed, pissed for waiting so long.
Bartender was also snide and condescending to a gal that was also working; which we got to hear. So there's that too.
Paid for our pair of brews and we were out.
10-22-2011 20:26:52 | More by SurlyDuff
4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped in on a Monday around 6:30. Not that much of a crowd and was able to get a comfortable spot at the lage horseshoe bar.
Nice "whiskey" and unique beer advertising decor. Very much enjoyed the mellow mainstream independent music - Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, etc..
Lots of beer but I struged to make a decison. On tap...
Rogue Dead Guy
New Belgium - Fat Tire, 1554, Seasonal
SN Pale Ale
Lots of bottles but I prefer taps when it comes to a beer bar. I went with two O'Dell IPA's for $3 each.
03-22-2011 02:20:13 | More by Yetiman420
3.7/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Lots of dark wood and whiskey bottles on hand, which usually makes for a nice atmosphere where I'm concerned. Cool, u-shaped bar, with a side room off the main bar and seating area. Depending on when you go, seating can be at a premium, but most nights are pretty chill.
The selection and quality of beers on tap are marginal, certainly lesser than those at the Crescent Moon. Same stuff is at the core of the rotation. The bottled selection and older beers are interesting, and not half-bad for the area, but you'll have to ask, and probably wait.
Which brings me to another point: the wait time can be considerable at the Dell. Especially during peak hours. When you get served, order two.
Food is pretty great for general pub fare.
High recommendation for a visitor to the area. Locals probably already know the score, and know if it's their scene. Lots of college kids on Thurs-Sat nights, otherwise a more mature local populace.
04-06-2010 04:28:41 | More by BretSikkink
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Whilst visiting my sibs-in-law I ventured over to this lovely place that serves great beer and some good food. It has a somewhat rustic decor with all wood interior and vintage advertisements, but not over the top like some family restaurants you visit on a Friday. I was impressed with their scotch collection that was proudly displayed on a shelf stretching the length of the building. The menu was somewhat low key, nothing very fancy, but you don't pay for fancy. The selection of beer available was substantial. They even had a few Rogue's on tap. I wasn't feeling very daring beer wise since I was driving in an unfamiliar city, so I went with a Boulevard wheat, with fruit wedge. The waitress was good but seemed a tad distracted at times. This is definitely a repeat venture.
11-25-2009 01:58:13 | More by DesMoinesMike
4/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Well I stumbled into the Dell sight-unseen based on my memory of it being listed on BA, and upon the suggestion of my girlfriend's sister.
I found it decent, and a nice place to hang. It was comfortable and kind of darkish and woody. I found it very relaxed. I didn't have any food as I'd already eaten, but I thought the beer selection was good (...easy for me to say, being from out of town and finding lots of locals I hadn't tasted before!), and I thought they had a pretty good overall bar selection. Lots of whiskeys.
I'll certainly stop back if I get a chance!
10-13-2009 02:33:23 | More by NeroFiddled
4.3/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Dundee Dell. A perfect place for a cold brew and reconnecting with old friends. It is impossible to deny that it has been infiltrated with people from "West O" who know think Dundee is "cool." Truth be told, it is.
The Dell has a great selection of Midwestern greats like Boulevard, New Belgium, etc. The food is decent enough when washed down with the beer that is always served with a smile.
Parking can be a problem on weekend nights, so I recomend walking. Then you can have an extra Fat Tire.
I couldn't agree more with Kernl's review (see below)...
10-06-2009 03:27:59 | More by HopsGirl7
3.6/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've always liked the Dell. I was just browsing through some of the Omaha beerfly locations that I haven't yet been too and I realized I had never offered a review on this fine establishment. I'll be nice and upfront about this fact, though: I don't come here for the beer, I come here to drink scotch.
The place is located on the main drag through Dundee. Parking is sometimes a hassle in this neighborhood, so be prepared to hoof it a block or two if you come during peak hours. Anyway, the building is fairly old and weathered looking inside. Huge fuck-off bar.
Service is fairly hit or miss, depending on what breed of hipster your waiter/waitress is. Honestly, I can't remark too much about how well they know their beer selection, or even how well I know it... I can say, however, that many of these folks know their whisky pretty damn well, and that there are hundreds to choose from.
As far as food goes, the final word lies with the reuben. One of my favorite reuben sandwiches in the town that invented it. Their other food is good too... typical pub fare, but you're not here for that.
04-30-2009 07:47:43 | More by neonbrown82
3.65/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Quite a find in Omaha, but go for the beer and the food, not for the atmosphere and certainly not for the service. The beer menu (bottles) contains dozens and dozens of choices, heavy on the imports and only a small handful of American breweries. Still, you'll undoubtedly find many things worth trying. The draught menu has about a dozen selections. The food is good-- I can recommend the fish and chips and my five-year-old daughter can recommend the mac and cheese. The service is spotty. The first night we had a waitress who hounded us literally every minute to take our drink order: "Are we ready yet?" "Have we made a decision?" My wife wanted to slug her. The second night was better because we had a different, less mechanized waitress. Still, she stopped paying attention to our table after bringing the food and only reappeared after we waved a credit card in the air.
06-26-2008 11:50:02 | More by gfreed
4.44/5 rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I visited here on my second day in Omaha with Bditty187 as my tour guide. We met that afternoon at Upstream and he got a phone call from his girlfriend saying that she would like to meet us at Dundee Dell after she got off of work, so this became our second stop of the day.
This place first struck me as being more deep than wide, with the entry just to the right of the centerline, but once inside, I realized its deceptiveness. There was a wall to the right of the bar that opened onto a game room, the washrooms, and a dining area towards the front of the building, meaning that the place is approximately a square.
Once inside, we parked ourselves at the bar and I took the opportunity to just gaze around in wonder. I was told that their real claim to fame is Scotch whiskey (hello, therealbeerfly?), but they also had an impressive selection of beers: 13 on tap and approximately 175 in bottles. My, oh my. I tried to stick to regional beers that I just would not get outside of a trade, but there were a lot of quality beers available. The bar itself was much closer to a horseshoe/U shape than I had encountered for a while and in the overhead, above the left-hand side, hung two New Belgium beach cruiser bicycles. Strangely, there was a collection of A.L.R. (American Law Review?) books in shelves that ringed the bar. I kind of liked the way that part of the ambiance came from the central and back bars being lit with red lights. It was soothing. Their kitchen was straight back, past the bar.
11-08-2006 22:38:41 | More by woodychandler
Dundee Dell in Omaha, NE
90 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.