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516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
308-236-6400
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11:00 am - 10:00 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

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  • 45
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  • 25
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  • 10
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  • 6
    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
large portions

We stopped on the way home because we'd heard good reviews about the barbecue. It was very good. The dessert portions are huge. Loved the all you can eat sides. You shouldn't leave hungry. Would visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Linda S
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Green Bay
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Bourbonnais, IL
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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maplewood
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped there on our way from Denver to Omaha! We had a party of nine adults- everyone was pleased with their food! My brother in law thought the prime rib sandwich was the best he has ever had! The staff was very friendly. You get hot cloth towels after eating! A great idea for after eating Bbq!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you are in the Kearney area and looking for a great meal - you must stop! The portions were large so bring your appetite. From the Appetizer's to the Desert every bite was awesome.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Yummy! Everything we had was great! I had brisket and pulled pork combo, very good. I thought the BBQ sauces were a bit too chunky for me with ?peppers or jalapenos? I had so much meat, I took some back to the hotel and had a sandwich with their bread I took, and the pulled pork with med. BBQ sauce... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The food was good and plentiful. The wait staff was attentive and the food arrived quickly and hot. I would recommend this restaurant over any chain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here after a long drive. Great food and service. Generous amount of food. Steak was great. Desserts are very good.

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Green Bay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stopped on the way home because we'd heard good reviews about the barbecue. It was very good. The dessert portions are huge. Loved the all you can eat sides. You shouldn't leave hungry. Would visit again.

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was good, host was a bit dazed... Waitress was great, dug the Mac n cheese, beans were beans. Sausage was very peppery, brisket was moist and ribs were real, real, REAL dry. Not too many people here must be due to the tornados. Give it a shot.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were passing through for 1 night and staying across the parking lot so Skeeters made sense. I love BBQ but to be honest I was meated out after the previous night in TX with the tri-tip. We sat at the bar, ordered two big tap beers, which ended up being 32 oz and split a two item (pulled pork,... 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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