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Parker's Smokehouse

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715 1st Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410
+1 402-873-0557
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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Solid good BBQ

This is one restaurant that is part of a small, good BBQ chain in southeastern Nebraska. They have good food, good service, and I assume good drinks but I've only been there for lunch. They have solid BBQ and good sauces.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We each had something different but all were excellent. The ribs, of course, were the expected fare but the roasted chicken was also excellent as was the brisket. The sauces were varied so there's something for everyone. For the sides--the Romano potatoes and the mashed potatoes were the best choices. The service was a little slow but not bad and... More 

Thank iluvred
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

My husband had the prime rib special. Good size and excellent flavor. I had the two meat (rib tips and brisket). Very good also! Homemade cole slaw with Romano potatoes-yum! Corn bread muffins were awesome!

Thank Christensity
Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

9 of us went in at 8pm on Thursday night 10-29-15 waited 19 minutes before one of our party went to the bar and asked if someone could wait on us, counted approximately 9 employees, some hanging back behind the bar, some by the water station and others went back in the kitchen. there were 4 customers who were eating... More 

Thank angela g
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This is one restaurant that is part of a small, good BBQ chain in southeastern Nebraska. They have good food, good service, and I assume good drinks but I've only been there for lunch. They have solid BBQ and good sauces.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Great Food! Very busy and under staffed (but nice staff) My hubby and I had the smoked primed rib - very good!

Thank Dietryin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Parkers BBQ has some of the best smoked brisket. My husbands mushroom burger was equally good. They were very busy..EVERY table was occupied. .yet Britney delivered our food in a timely manner. She even stopped once to say we would have our food soon...& we did! A pleasure to end a delightful day I. Nebraska city.

Thank Louetta S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were traveling through and stopped for a late lunch. The pork sandwich and sweet potato frys are delicious. The BBQ sauces they have are very good too! My only complaint is my glass wasnt kept full.

Thank Mike H
Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We've been to Parker's twice in Nebraska City. Since Ulbrick's closed, we've been looking for a new spot when we visit NE City. Parker's food has always been good. Yes, it is largely a copy of Famous Dave's. (The owner used to work at F. Dave's.) The food is consistently good. The one thing that has consistently been an issue... More 

Thank Nat C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop! The staff was kind and courteous. The food was amazing! Very reasonable priced! We recommend the brisket sandwich! Awesome!!

Thank mike s
Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were passing by Nebraska City and travelled off of I-29 for about 5 miles to Parker's. Well worth the side trip! We shared the BBQ Feast (see photo) for 2 and were 100% satisfied with the food, service and value for the money. $31.99 for nice size portions of brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork, along... More 

Thank Kevin H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 715 1st Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Nebraska City
  • Phone Number: +1 402-873-0557

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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