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5605 2ND Ave, Kearney, NE 68847-2437
(308) 698-6000
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Late Night

No late night appetizer at half price--however it was advertised in a commercial in the hotel room. Drink prices are VERY high. Higher than any restaurant we had been to in two days. Staff was great...fast service...food came out fast. Was very disappointed that they did not have the half price... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Greg W
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Atkinson
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Spencer, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Horrendous customer service from wait time to drinks to meal being served. We were told 10 minute wait which ended up being 30. I counted 8 empty tables at one time during our wait. Drink order wrong twice and then poor quality. Food was wrong and one person served at a time, spaced out. Took 2 hours from order to... More 

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Atkinson
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

No late night appetizer at half price--however it was advertised in a commercial in the hotel room. Drink prices are VERY high. Higher than any restaurant we had been to in two days. Staff was great...fast service...food came out fast. Was very disappointed that they did not have the half price appetizers as advertised.

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I enjoy their food in a pinch however I always look for anywhere else to eat before here. While the food is good, but isn't something to write home about. The margaritas are delicious, I must say. Seating is usually quick. Always smells like dirty, mold towels that have been dunked in the same bucket of water over and over... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stopped in Kearney for the night and wanted a quick dinner. All the restaurants near our motel were extremely busy with more than an hour wait. We decided to drive a bit farther North to see what else we could find. Luckily we found Applebee's, they also had a bit of a wait but we were able to sit... More 

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

On the road so looking for a place away from the freeway with more of the locals. Try to find a local, non franchise type of place but were a bit tired so gave in to this franchise. Turned out very well. Our waitress was very good and the meal was served to perfection. Decor was fine and reasonably clean.... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped here wanting to get in and back on the road within an hour as we still had a long drive back to Iowa from Colorado ahead of us. It did end up taking pretty close to an hour, but I think it might have taken longer if we hadn't said something to our waitress, Julianna, when we were... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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164 reviews 164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My family went here for lunch, and it was a very good lunch! The restaurant was clean and the staff was great. Would recommend it!

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Elwood, Nebraska
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went to Applebee's for Father's Day and one of us ordered a virgin Bloody Mary. The waiter was told by the bartender that he couldn't make the non-alcoholic version of a bloody mary because he wouldn't be able to track it, meaning once he made it he wouldn't be able to tell the difference from all the other bloody Mary's... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I had a wonderful salad! It was really late and we were tired, but the staff was upbeat and positive. The food was good and I had a really gooey, chocolate mess that I will remember for a long time.

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

I find of late many Applebee's don't get good reviews. I have liked them but not at one for awhile. While traveling we went for dinner at the Kearney NE. Staff friendly, waitress nice, service good- we both had steak with potatoes & sautéed (of steamed) vegetables. I have to say the veggies were pretty raw and hard to cut.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5605 2ND Ave, Kearney, NE 68847-2437
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: (308) 698-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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