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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
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Smells of wet, moldy towels

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Nick B
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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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132 reviews 132 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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UK
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97 reviews 97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Car trouble meant we arrived in Kearny very late in the evening but we wanted a meal so we went to the Applebees that was open until midnight. They were very friendly despite us arriving late. We were served quickly and efficiently and our meals were great too. Got to love their Cowboy burgers!

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nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The service was poor and the food was terrible. My fiance ordered a chicken fried steak that was hard as a rock and actually had mold growing on the bottom. When we told the server she threw the blame onto the cook and instead of getting a new one she only gave a 20% discount on his meal. Worthless. Will... 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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