It seems as though every small town has its own local hotspot with excellent food. In Kearney you need to try the Alley Rose. It is in the downtown commercial district with lots of easy parking. The restaurant has a nice feel to it with a wood/brass decor. Service is very friendly. The steaks were fine Nebraska beef and there was a decent salad bar. The wine list was reasonably extensive for a small town restaurant, and well priced which was a surprise. Good food, good service and good value.