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May 28, 2007 08:34 PM

Has Anyone Ordered from Omaha Steaks?

We have to get a food gift for a couple who are both homebodies and hardcore grillers. Is it worth it?

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  1. Haven't ordered from them myself, but we received a gift of Omaha Steaks last year at Christmas. It consisted of four filets mignon and four lobster tails. None of it was anything to write home about. Given the prices I have seen in their advertising, my answer to your final question would be "No, it's not worth it."

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    1. re: ddavis

      Yes, I agree. My Mom got the same as a gift as well. Niman Farms is Way, way better, worth every cent. I have had both their beef and pork.

      1. re: Quine

        The general vote on CH (including mine) is that Omaha isn't different than what you can get at the supermarket. I'd suggest Allen Brothers ribeyes.

      2. re: ddavis

        Got to be blunt -- these are some of the WORST TASTING BLOBS OF BEEF I'VE EVER ENCOUNTERED! Yuck yuck yuck!

        Too lean. Too closely trimmed. Not aged. BLECK!

        Also hard to swallow -- the COST. For less money you can generally get a nice choice steak at the grocer. For about the same you can get prime at a butcher. For only a bit more you can get some of the far better offering from other suppliers.

        The only thing good I can say about Omaha Steaks is they do pack 'em in a very nice styrofoam cooler that is very very handy.

        1. re: renov8r

          I agree - not good. But if you get something youhate from them they are very nice about giving you a credit - IF there is anything you could tolerate.

        2. re: ddavis

          OMAHA 'steaks' and everything else were HORRIBLE. Several times I and other grill masters have tried cooking their 'meat' on the grill, oven and have turned out horrible everytime. (BIG WASTE OF $$$) See pics of thier 'pork chops' super thin - cooked 4 min on grill - (not over cooked pic - see how SMALL compared to our normal fork... (about 3x bigger than fork -- and twice as thick) Hamburgers - several times tried cooking - fall apart everytime - DRY - TASTLESS - SMALL portions. the French have bigger steaks for Pete's sake... GO SOMEPLACE ELSE... (ALL prepared foods very oridinary at best. - being generous with comments)

        3. I'm with mpalmer6c on this, forget Omaha, get something from Allen Bros. (

          1. I have to agree with all other opions re: Omaha. I received their steak's as a monthly gift from a relative and they're not fit for much else than fajita's.......
            I have not tried Niman's but have heard great things.

            1. I echo the resounding NOs from other Chowsters.

              Plus Omaha steaks will solicit you via phone and mail nonstop until you threaten them with a lawsuit.

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              1. re: C. Hamster

                the telephone barrage happened to dh's grandmother after she ordered some gifts one year. she still is complaining they're calling her.

                the meat is horrible, too. someone once told me the omaha hot dogs were good, of all things, but unsure of trustworthy source on that. . .