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Skeeter Barnes

516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
308-236-6400
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Ranked #14 of 90 restaurants in Kearney
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for great barbeque, good beer, and great service this is it. Tiffany gave us outstanding, fun service. Four of us shared the meal for 2-3 persons. Portions are generous! The price is right. Nice local beer selection. Ribs falling off the bone. Brisket so tender you don't need a knife. Pulled pork to die for. Try... More

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Bells
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was our first visit. My wife and I were in the area working. Being from Texas, we are picky about our barbecue. It was great! We are just sorry we didn't find it sooner! The food was great and so was the service. If we are in the area again, we will try their steaks. We had the 3... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My BBQ'd pork was tender and tasty. My salad was crisp and didn't taste like it came from a bag. The steamed green beans were done perfectly. I didn't have their huge piece of chocolate cake but I'm sure it would have been great. I absolutely loved this restaurant!

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Omaha
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100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went here because it was across the parking lot from HIE. Varied menu with ribs and steaks being the featured items. I ordered a rib eye steak. It was about a three eights inch thick and overdone around the edges. Lots of fat. Not what you expect for a steak in Nebraska. The other person in my party ordered the... More

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Kailua Kona, HI
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163 reviews 163 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just next door to the HIE so just walked across the parking lot. Service was excellent and food was great. Good variety on menu along with a full service bar.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fast service and good food. Had to sit at bar because it was crowded, but had a good time. Prices were reasonable to high.

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kingfam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were only in town for a night so we jumped on trip advisor to find a place quickly, near our hotel. I was pretty disappointed that the menu prices listed on here (Trip advisor) are a lot less than the actual prices at the restaurant. Might want to update that ASAP! Annoying. Our server was nice and the food... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Right across parking lot from Holiday Inn Express. After driving all day, a short jaunt to dinner was just right. Grilled chicken was moist and mashed sweet potato with bourbon/pecan sauce was like a dream. Yum.

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Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

It was convenient to our Holiday Inn Express so we were able to walk over which was nice, we were seated right away and our orders did not take very long to come. The prices seemed high to me, and the food was average.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The smoked chicken is our favorite menu item. Don't worry that it looks pink in the middle - that is what happens when it is smoked. Staff fluctuates - you can get a great server one time and the next time not so great. We also like their beans and mushrooms

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