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Skeeter Barnes

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516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
+1 308-236-6400
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Glad we tried thisBBQ joint in Kearney! We tried the bacon-wrapped shrimp for an appetizer which was fabulous. Ordered the stacker and brisket/pulled pork sandwiches. I like a little more smoke flavor but the meat was cooked well and was juicy and flavorful. Desserts looked really good but too full to try. A good selection of bottled and tap beers... More 

Thank Paul K
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is just what you expect from the name. It's kind of rustic inside with high ceilings so it feels nice and open. Good service. Two of us shared a rib + two meat plate which was plenty for us. It was the ribs plus brisket and sausage. They were all excellent. We ordered a side of sweet chips... More 

Thank Mikeroni
Newnan, Georgia
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154 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a Omaha steak since we arrived in Nebraska. Not sure it was that actual brand, but it was very good. Mu friend and I both had the 6oz steak with the same sides - bourbon baked sweet potatoes and steamed veggies. The veggies where from a package if I had to guess. Sweet potatoes were good and the... More 

Thank Kim B
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The smoked meat is wonderful, especially the ribs and chicken. But the desserts take everything over the top

Thank Cindy S
Alma, Nebraska
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and service!! I had the pulled pork, wife had brisket, free refills on huge soft drinks and sides were all you can eat,, will be back soon

Thank jsb698
Kearney, Nebraska
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Really wanted to like this place - l love barbecue - but it let me down 2 or 3 times and I won't go back. Ordered ribs each time and each time I was let down.

Thank CycloneTom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Service was pretty good.. polite server, who was friendly and attentive. but the food... mediocre, at best.... we had a big sampler platter.... everything was reheated.... tasted like BBQ you might buy in a freezer case at a supermarket.. pulled chicken was inedible. best part of lunch was the giant Mason jar glasses. The last time I ate at a... More 

Thank jsaitta
Gothenburg, Nebraska
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Foods good but service sucks Management and owner do not care I could even get manager to say sorry for the bad service Won't be going back

Thank 763ms763
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Food was mediocre at best. Not the best ribs but my husband enjoyed his burger. Waitress was very good. If you are looking for a good rib place I would say this isn't it.

Thank jmmye
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

There are not too many options available in Kearney for a quick sit down lunch. We had never tried Skeeter Barnes while passing through and were eager to have some BBQ. The BBQ itself was decent; we had the pulled pork and beef brisket, yet the service was incredibly slow and poor. I asked repeatedly for the hot BBQ sauce... More 

Thank FishDurango

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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?