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Skeeter Barnes

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Not a bad place but suspicious of billing practices

Second time there and the food is OK. Got my bill and showed $2.99 for a sides charge that was all-you-can eat. That was removed. Looked at credit card receipt and for suggested tipping showed calculation based on food PLUS taxes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mikesuefle
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Marion, Iowa
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Marion, Iowa
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time there and the food is OK. Got my bill and showed $2.99 for a sides charge that was all-you-can eat. That was removed. Looked at credit card receipt and for suggested tipping showed calculation based on food PLUS taxes.

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Thank mikesuefle
La Vista, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Regular stop when staying nearby. Staff is always a cut above average. Kevin is a great waiter, friendly and engaging but not pushy, is genuine, not fake interested in your day. Wife said salmon and shrimp were great, my steak was done properly, and tasted great.

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Thank Dan R
Kildeer, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Steak was excellent, both my husband and I loved our steak. Excellent, every bit as good and maybe better than we have had in Chicago.

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Thank eileen267
Springfield, Missouri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a local hotel. What a great night! I took my customer for dinner and they loved the BBQ as I did. The meat plate and sauces were amazing. Please make sure to try the Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes!

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Thank RevKevio
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Food was very good. Service was top notch, thank you Jordan. Nice and clean. Food was prepared well and served quickly. Seated after only a very short wait. Overall a very nice meal on the road.

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Thank Mike W
Omaha, Nebraska
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143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

When we visited, the place was full of truckers. Always been told that's a great sign of a good restaurant. They were right. The portions were huge and flavorful. Our table tried the brisket, pulled pork and sausage and had sweet tea and soda in pint jars. The service is friendly and quite efficient and the restrooms clean. If you... More 

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Thank scgalinsd
Auburn, Mi
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch here on our way to Colorado. Great service and food. Brisket and pulled pork was awesome. Unlimited side and fresh backed rolls. Highly recommended.

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Thank buckygoblue
Broken Bow, Nebraska
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We love eating at this steak house! They have great steaks and the all you can eat sides are great if your really hungry! The bread is always hot and good flavor. This is a good place to be!

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Thank Mark W
Burnsville, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Fun place. But how can it be all you can eat sides when the staff never comes back and offers another side? Disappointing

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1 Thank Mike M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. It was great. Friendly staff, good (and big) food, good prices, cloth napkins, hot moist towels for after meal hand cleaning.

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Thank Dan P

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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: Barbecue, Steakhouse

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?