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516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
308-236-6400
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 46
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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bring all your "Crew" to enjoy BBQ from some excellent Nebraska meats !

Your most difficult decisions are what BBQ meats you will try and what "All your can enjoy" sides dishes you will choose. Some of our party tried the Brisket and pork Combo and 3 meat combo entree. Both dishes got thumbs up and had leftovers home dining at home. The side dishes of baked beans... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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English first
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365 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Your most difficult decisions are what BBQ meats you will try and what "All your can enjoy" sides dishes you will choose. Some of our party tried the Brisket and pork Combo and 3 meat combo entree. Both dishes got thumbs up and had leftovers home dining at home. The side dishes of baked beans, peanut cole slaw, and macaroni... More 

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Ogallala, Nebraska
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love Skeeter Barnes & eat here every time we are in Kearney! We love introducing friends & family to Skeeter Barnes. Highly recommended!

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Mesquite, Nevada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I had The rib dinner with baked beans and sweet potatoes with bourbon sauce it was excellent my wife had a brisket sandwich and she said it was excellent and we had the fried pickles were good too!

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Macon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The ribs is disappointing and it had an old taste to it. The sausage is ok, pastrami has no taste. I settled myself to the salad. The side mac n cheese my son ordered was too mushy. The food was not worth the price.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place has the most delicious BBQ my husband and I have had anywhere in years! I had the pulled pork and my husband had the brisket. It was so smoky and flavorful. Do not miss this place if you are in Kearney. The only thing that I didn't care for was the bottled sauces they had on the table,... More 

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Russell, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The pulled pork was very tasty and made for a good sandwich. The sauces offered were ok, nothing special, but was good on the sandwich. The coleslaw was awful. I have never tasted anything so bland. Pretty much just raw cabbage with some peanuts (?? kind of strange I thought) on top. The service was ok. The drinks were served... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have ate at the restaurant multiple times and every time we try to give it another chance, they remind us why we dont eat there. They are either out of some food or the food is cold/burnt or super salty.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

High hopes based on reviews... After 12 hours of driving, could have eaten anything. Food was cold. Ribs had good flavor- wish they were hot. Sides cold and basic. Think frozen veg in a bag, and garlic salt seasoning instead of fresh. Our order was mixed up twice and they didn't bring us silverware- so the cold food got even... More 

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Bourbonnais, IL
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped in for just a drink. We were brought warm bread and butter so we ended up ordering an appetizer to share and then shared a combination barbecue meal. The sauce was a little spicy but delicious. Our server was very attentive even though we were sitting at the bar and she was waiting tables. (We had gotten there... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We ate at this restaurant on the recommendation of the personnel at the hotel we were staying at. We were not steered wrong! We got the Family Feeder, served "pig" style in a giant metal tub, that had a full pound of brisket, pulled pork, and sausage, along with a slab of ribs and three sides. We had more than... More 

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Additional Information about Skeeter Barnes

Address: 516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
Phone Number: 308-236-6400
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: 308-236-6400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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