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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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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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Bloomington, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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
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
74 reviews 74 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
195 helpful votes 195 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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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Grilled Salmon GF could be presented better with maybe a piece of lettuce on the plate.The peanut coleslaw if it was mixed better it would of tasted better. My Husband had the Hawaii Chicken which was GF it was tasty and I would order that dish better..

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Atkinson
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent food and BBQ sauce...wait staff was great and attentive. Good atmosphere. Beverage prices are higher priced then other restaurants except for Applebees has higher drink prices. Highly recommend it.

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the West
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Skeeter Barnes has some of the best BBQ in the region. I've tried their beef and pork and it's all good. I'm fond of their mashed sweet potato side dish as well. The Brisket is my favorite, and my husband likes their ribs.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stop here every year during the Sandhill Crane Migration. The food is always excellent, as is the staff. I recommend a big appetite before going.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stopped by for lunch last weekend while watching the Crane Migration - can only say that it was a very average place to visit. The restaurant itself was quite quaint, which is why we stopped, and the fact that they serve barbeque was a big draw. Really disappointed. It was pretty quiet (I guess we missed the lunch crowd) but... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?