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Best Restaurant (Not Fancy) near I-80 between Omaha and Colorado?

brlattim Aug 14, 2012 01:51 PM

It will be a perfect stopping distance to stop in Kearney so I was thinking either Skeeter Barnes or Cellar Bar and Grill. Any thoughts? I love BBQ and I love Burgers.

Can someone help me?

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    euripidez RE: brlattim Aug 15, 2012 08:33 AM

    My grandparents live in Kearney. The cellar is close to their house and we go there frequently. They have good drinks but the food is just okay. Lots of fried cheap foods.

    Skeeter Barnes has okay bbq. It's very corporate, mass produced bbq. Good margaritas and cold beer.

    To be honest, you picked a bad town to look for good restaurants in! My favorite place to eat there is Suwannee Thai. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/232/15617...

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      brlattim RE: euripidez Aug 15, 2012 11:18 AM

      Thans for the reply euripidez. I totally understand. Good restaurants aren't typically by major highways. I am travelling with my wife from the Twin Cities to Estes and so I am trying to find a place about 7-8 hrs in so that the 2nd half is shorter. Kearney is pretty close. Also, hopefully something that I can get in and out in around 45 minutes if possible.

      Definitely willing to try the thai place.

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        euripidez RE: brlattim Aug 15, 2012 01:38 PM

        Also in Kearney is a pizzeria called thunderhead brewery. The pizza is pretty good, but it is amazing if you like beer. My grandpa sold his Pale Ale recipe called Monty's Pale Ale to them, and it's always made there. They have a great IPA, too.

        Have a safe trip!

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          brlattim RE: euripidez Aug 15, 2012 02:08 PM

          I love that local and micro beer is getting more popular in the states. Twin Cities beer community is blowing up, mostly due to the slightly over-rated success of Surly. Granted their Abrasive is probably the best beer I have had in the US (or in my top 5), but its like hysteria here. They make Wet which is also fantastic. Furious is their standard IPA. Try it if you can get it. Thanks for the tip. I love good local beer and ALWAYS want to support the local businesses whenever I travel.

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            brlattim RE: euripidez Aug 15, 2012 02:36 PM

            This might sound weird but is the cheese frenchee something worth trying?

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          brlattim RE: euripidez Aug 15, 2012 04:43 PM

          Can I buy Lindaur Farms steaks anywhere near I-80?

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