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Thunderhead Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
+1 308-237-1558
11:00 - 01:00
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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good food; kind of the standard fare, nothing fancy, kind of noisy atmosphere, and nothing too unusual

Thank Larry H
Kearney, Nebraska
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice staff, excellent variety of beers, many made locally. Personal favorite is Scottish Ale. Pizza is usually really good - wood fired oven. Mussel plate is surprisingly good.

Thank CycloneTom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Beer was great but the food was lack luster. Their imperial stout was delicious with a very had a strong whiskey flavor. My husband had the grapefruit IPA and the crop duster...both of which he would like to have again. I wouldn't recommend their food though. The hula hula pizza was lacking pizzaz.

Thank Brittany U
Auburn, PA
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182 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I thought that this place was decent - good food, good beer selection and didn't want to give people the impression that it is upscale at all. Good place for family, menu is a step up from bar food with pretty good calzones. They have home made pretzels - good but underbaked when we were there. I thought that the... More 

Kearney, Nebraska
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I forget about this place and am gonna try not to! They have fabulous calzones and are the only place in Kearney that brews their own beer. My resolution is to eat here a couple times per month!

Thank kari m
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I love local beers and definitely like stopping in to have soon when I'm close by. Good time with friends and solo. Always fresh taste. Come on in try something you won't regret.

Thank Kevin J
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Always fast service....Great beer selection. Always seating within a short time. Good bar food and atmosphere.

Thank jodeneb738
Oak Grove, MN
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Oh my...the beer is delicious! We tried several kinds of beer and loved them all. I had read the reviews on line and some said the food is just average bar food...not true! We had a pizza and breadsticks...they were both VERY good. Order the breadsticks and you can get any toppings you want in them!!! The pizza was made... More 

Thank boothieOakGrove_MN
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

By accident my husband and I have started to seek out smallish, local breweries as we travel across country. What fun to find a place such as Thunderhead! Kearney is an unlikely destination (although it is quite a quaint town) but this establishment is not to be missed. Food is typical (average) pub food but the beers are superb. The... More 

Thank Sfrogers
Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

They have a small, limited menu. The salad was good, pizza ok. Go for the beer and a snack, not dinner.

Thank Barb K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: +1 308-237-1558
Woodstone oven pizzas, calzones, salads served with wonderful craft brews.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?