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516 2nd Ave S, Kearney, NE 68847-9301
+1 308-236-6400
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Skeeter Barnes as we drove around looking for a hotel. It is a cute building so we decided give it a try. It's a bbq place so the atmosphere is casual and the staff is friendly. I had the bbq chicken sandwich with homemade macaroni and cheese and my husband had the prime rib sandwich with garlic mashed... More 

Thank Jennifer W
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The half slab of ribs presented well and practically fell off the bone. Sauce did not come on the meat which was great as I prefer to add the milder one and my husband preferred the hotter sauce. Pulled pork was also very good. Sides of mac and cheese, sweet potato chips, potato salad, and happy mushrooms were all very... More 

Thank MDValueSeekers
Nelson, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got there just before closing time staff gave us great service and the portions were very large and tasty with a very reasonable price we will be stopping back on are next trip thru.

Thank Freddy N
Randolph, Kansas, United States
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122 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pulled pork nachos were the beginning of a great lunch here. Tempted by several lunch items but ended up having pulled pork and brisket with mac and cheese and pulled pork sandwich with fries. All very good. Death by chocolate cake would have been enough for four--we took lots of it home!

Thank Donna B
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

It's just okay, I expect to smell the BBQ when you walk in, but didn't. Ribs flavorless Clowslaw was meh Beans were good

Thank denvdan
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Ask for the biggest steak they had. And was surprised it was a good proportion. Cooked to what I asked and was amazing. Price was decent as usual. I do recommend

Thank Kevin J
Lexington, Nebraska
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stopped for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. The portions were large and loved the endless sides! I had the prime rib sandwich with sweet potato chips. The chips were crisp and not greasy. Another person ordered the chicken fried steak and took one of the steaks home-two meals from one! A bit pricey. The service was excellent and appreciated the... More 

Thank Charwest
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Big selection for beef pork and chicken. Good flavor and taste. We had really good Waite staff For desert. If you have room are the cakes. And they are a meal in it's self. Huge pieces. And very good

Thank Rick D
Kansas City, Missouri
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282 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went there on a Friday night. I have the pork ribs and they were terrible all fat and gristle. Now my family had chicken and sweet potato frys and they were very good. I had the BBQ beans and baked potatoes they were very good but I didn't go there for the beans and the potatoes.

Thank nighthawk779
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Traveled in Nebraska this week, we stopped at Skeeter's in Kearney, NE for lunch. Wasn't expecting great food, and got real surprised. I had the pulled pork and brisket combo with peach tea. It was so good I wanted to hang around Kearney for dinner. I highly recommend Sheeter's for BBQ.

Thank wjack3

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?