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Skeeter Barnes

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516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
+1 308-236-6400
11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff not experienced. 3rd visit in 8 years traveling through. Going downhill. Local favorite. Terrible bar service ie can't make a martini.

Thank jackie2078
Springdale, Arkansas
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love BBQ . Tried Skeeters for first time .Ordered 3 meat dinner w/ garlic mased potatoes and slaw. Wife the same . Took forever to get the meal and it was cold when we got it.. the slaw had peanuts . We were to tired to complain . Packed it all up and took it to hotel room. Really a... More 

Thank Deadfreds
Burien, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered a 6 oz steak and baked potato. Service was good. The steak chewed well and the potato was cooked. Prices are good.

Thank ftc1519
Grimes, Iowa
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 7 year-old son and I stopped in for lunch on our road trip to CO. Service was friendly, food came out quick and the prices were reasonable. My son had the kids brisket sandwich and absolutely loved it, saying it was one of the best sandwiches he'd ever had. I had the pork and brisket sandwich. It was a... More 

Thank I0wa_Family_Traveler
Madison, Wisconsin
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The decor is novel, almost like a parody of traditional hole in the wall bbq places but nicer. The service was decent. But the food was a little disappointing. I got the brisket and pulled pork combo. The pulled pork was decent but the brisket was extremely dry and tough. I literally had to cut it with a knife and... More 

Thank supra606
Minden, Nebraska
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We love to eat here especially on Monday's when kids eat free! It's a great deal and the kids love it too. My son loves that they have steak on the kids menu. My favorite is the bourbon mashed sweet potatoes and I love all the smoked meats, delicious! Definitely recommend if you're looking for a BBQ spot. The service... More 

Thank Kristina C
Kearney, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good selection for kids menu. Smothered spuds always good as appetizer. Salads are fresh. Birthday treats are super yummy!

Thank M6989SIstacyb
Churchs Ferry, North Dakota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Had seen signs along the highway about this place been driving all day and was hungry. I ordered brisket,pulled pork and sasuage. Brisket was so tough couldn't cut it and not even tried to chew it. Pork was mostly fat and greasey. Sasuage had a good snap to it but that was all. Wife ordered ribs and sasuage, ribs were... More 

Thank Ole N
Cole Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Started off in the restaurant and moved to the bar afterwards. The meal was very good and service was great. The waitress at the bar was very funny

Thank icecream2017
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This is a frequent stop for us when we pass thru. While the smoked meats are always good I'm not impressed with their sides (potatoes, Mac, slaw, beans etc). I would recommend the meats but choose sides that can't be messed up like baked potato or salad.

Thank W2FC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: +1 308-236-6400

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