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Skeeter Barnes

516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
308-236-6400
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Ranked #11 of 91 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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English first
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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169 reviews 169 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Had some good ribs at Skeeters, along with average brisket, pulled pork, and smoked sausage. The medium hot sauce is tasty and goes a long way to make things tasty. But the sides have a ways to go--the cole slaw with peanuts tastes salty and we just didn't get it. The BBQ beans tasted slightly better than out of the... More

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DC
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised how good this restaurant was. The hotel staff behind the restaurant recommended Skeeters so I walked across the parking lot. The rack of ribs were meaty! I did not leave hungry. The ribs were a dry rub with a salty, BBQ'y, and sweet (brown sugar?) taste. I wasn't sure I'd like the dry rub yet was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Everything was good. We had pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, ribs, baked beans, skeeter rita. Kids meals came with a cookie that was warm. Would go there again.

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Sioux Falls, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had the brisket, my wife had the pulled pork. Both meats were good, however they could've been warmer. Meat was luke warm, but the sides were steaming hot. I had the mashed sweet potatoes which were awesome, and my wife said her baked beans were good as well. The home made bbq sauces were also good, but the bottles... More

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Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We ate here because it was recommended by a local merchant. We have eaten there 3 times now. It was super the first two times. Food was just perfect and service was great. The last time we ate there the food was not as good as it was before. Probably a different cook but they should put some effort into... More

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iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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