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Skeeter Barnes

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516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a Friday night. I have the pork ribs and they were terrible all fat and gristle. Now my family had chicken and sweet potato frys and they were very good. I had the BBQ beans and baked potatoes they were very good but I didn't go there for the beans and the potatoes.

Thank nighthawk779
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled in Nebraska this week, we stopped at Skeeter's in Kearney, NE for lunch. Wasn't expecting great food, and got real surprised. I had the pulled pork and brisket combo with peach tea. It was so good I wanted to hang around Kearney for dinner. I highly recommend Sheeter's for BBQ.

Thank wjack3
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we are traveling thru, we Always stop at Skeeters for Hickory smoked chicken and pulled pork sandwich! Yummy cornbread, honey butter and Asian coleslaw. Friendly waitstaff. Ice cold beer with fried pickles is a great way to start! You know it was a great meal when they bring steaming hot moist towels to clean up your "finger lickin "hands!

Thank Sheri M
Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying overnight in Kearney and were in the mood for BBQ. We were disappointed that baby back ribs aren't on the menu, so we opted to split and order of KC style ribs. They were cooked perfectly and had great flavor. The mac 'n cheese was better than most restaurants. The beans were very good. We had a... More 

Thank Charlene C
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express that was across the street from Skeeter Barnes. We were traveling all day and didn't wNt to go far so we walked across the parking lot. The food was excellent. My husband had Beef Briskit and said it was tender and delicious! I had pulled pork nachos which were Awsome. We ate on... More 

Thank Donna1010
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We mostly liked our meal. My husband absolutely loved the brisket! One ordered a fried chicken salad and it was very good. The house salads and dressings were very good also. Another person ordered a rib eye steak. The steak tasted good, but it was so tough he only ate half of it. The slaw was horrible...nothing like any peanut... More 

Thank Beverly A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Great beer great barbecue and great atmosphere We had pulled pork as well as pulled chicken with a really good side dishes whitch you have a big selection to choose from

Thank Jutta H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

My brisket tasted like leather no flavor and dry! Waitress acted as if we bothered her, no personality. Had cute glasses of mason jars but otherwise horrible

Thank Marlene J
Birchwood, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is easily one of the best restaurants we've been to. Not because it is high scale, which it isn't. But the food was so delicious, we can't think of a place where it's been better. Our server, Bruce, . Incredibly personal and humorous, he really made the dining experience one of the best experiences we've enjoyed.

Thank Jay H
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

My wife and I stopped in while traveling through on I-80. The food was hot and the BBQ was very tasty. This is a very nice friendly place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: 308-236-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?