Top Restaurants In Kearney, Nebraska

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Lani Seelinger

The small town of Kearney, Nebraska is n off-the-beaten-path type of destination. If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself in this charming Midwestern town, however, you’ll find they have a pretty impressive restaurant scene. Here are our picks for the ten best restaurants in Kearney.

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Suwannee Thai Cuisine

Thousands of miles though Kearney may be from Thailand, Suwannee Thai Cuisine gives you the opportunity to taste real, authentic Thai food. The menu explores cuisine from all across the country, and by looking through it, you may even be able to learn a little bit about the locales of the different styles.

Thunderhead Brewing Company

Bar, Pub, American, Pub Grub, $
For a classic, informal night out in Kearney, Thunderhead Brewing Company should be your first choice. This local brewery offers an ever-changing selection of exciting beers in addition to a menu full of great pub food, with freshly baked pizzas as the main event. If you just want a light bite to go along with your brew, they have hand-tossed pretzels that will put you right in mind of Germany’s own Oktoberfest.

Delight Donut

You should definitely stop by Delight Donut for breakfast, to get your sweet fix. It’s family owned, which shows itself in the quality of the donuts and the care that goes into getting them absolutely perfect. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the prices, especially when you take into account how big the donuts are. They’ll have all of your favorite flavors, plus a few new ones.

The Alley Rose

Elegant food in a atmosphere that will put you in mind of a movie set in the Victorian times; this is what you can expect at The Alley Rose. It’s open for both lunch and dinner, with various specials like happy hours thrown in to keep things hopping. If you come in at lunch, be ready to pick from their long list of burgers and sandwiches, a task that is certainly easier said than done.

The Flippin Sweet

The Flippin Sweet gives you artisan pizzas made from organic and local produce, wine and craft beer that will fit the taste perfectly, and a cozy, friendly environment. While, of course, you have the option of building your own pizza or calzone, the list of cleverly named pizzas is plenty to keep all but the most finicky of eaters satisfied.

Skeeter Barnes

Skeeter Barnes is literally located in a big, red barn. Barbeque is their specialty, and they really do it well, whether you decide to go for the beef brisket, the pulled pork, or anything else on the menu. You may be outside of what people consider the South, but you can still get sweet tea by the pint here at Skeeter Barnes.

Cunningham’s Journal

Bar, Pub, American, Pub Grub, $
Cunningham’s Journal is a Kearney classic, and you’ll know exactly why they’re so well loved by the community when you come by for a visit. As a typical American bar and grill, they have a menu full of all sorts of pub food that will have your mouth watering well before you’ve been able to choose what you actually want.

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