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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Great meat, not so great veggies.

The meat and coleslaw were delicious. My only complaint was the steamed veggies. The broccoli was almost mush.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The meat and coleslaw were delicious. My only complaint was the steamed veggies. The broccoli was almost mush.

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Northridge, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate here on a recent road trip through Kearney. We walked down the road from our hotel, we were tired of driving. The food was acceptable. The service was acceptable. A reasonable value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Awesome drinks, cozy atmosphere, quick, tasty appetizers, attentive, friendly service, well prepared Western barbecue style food, . Just a great restaurant. :) Also, I love the warm towels after your meal. Makes clean up a breeze after devouring ribs and such. :P

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Faribault, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

On a week long trip and this is the last meal of the trip and it was the best I had all week. Great ribs and really like the mushrooms for one of my side dishes. Wish I had got the whole rack and brought some home. Great service too.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I eat at Skeeter Barnes every time I pass through Kearney. This is a great BBQ restaurant with super beef brisket, which I'll confess is generally all that I ever order when I'm here. Good beers on tap, knowledgeable waitstaff, quick service, and a large selection of meats, including chicken, beef, pork BBQ dishes. Baked beans are great, as is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 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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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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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 5 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?