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Cellar Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3901 2nd Ave Ste 3, Kearney, NE 68847-2467
+1 308-236-6541
11:00 - 22:30
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Kearney, Nebraska
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been for a while and thought we'd give it a try. Horrible. Warm stale beer on tap, onion rings that used to be great now awful. All food was cold. Salad was old iceberg lettuce with One withered tomato. Instant mashed potatoes, stale burned corn from a can, frozen prefab chicken fried steak. So sad Kearney lost one of... More 

Thank kari m
Kearney, Nebraska
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Cellar used to be great but it has gone way downhill. The service is unbearably slow and the food is really hit and miss. Probably more miss. There are a lot better options in Kearney, now. I'd only go back if I had a gift card.

1 Thank NeVickieTx
Hudson, NC
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were taken here by relatives from the area. We were celebrating a birthday so we waited for a more remote table than the first one offered. My spouse and one in the other couple ordered their steaks cooked medium rare. There was a wide variance in done ness in the final product with my husband's more fully medium. The... More 

Thank M H
Kearney, Nebraska
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My family eat there at least twice a month. We try to get seated shortly after 5 pm, as much later than that, means a possible wait time, particularly in the winter months. Their soups are great, best chili I have ever had, the sandwiches are very good, and the salads are really tasty. The meals are large, and you... More 

Thank Elaine G
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

This is simply a great restaurant to go to when in Kearny. Every time I'm in town I try to make a specific point of going to the Cellar. It is located on the lower level of a building and about the center part of town. It has a very good menu choice for appetizers, steaks, Seafood, burgers. There is... More 

Thank Jimm M
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is one of the few good sit down restaurants in Kearney Nebraska that isn't a chain restaurant. It has been in Kearney for over 40 years and continues to deliver. Go and have a meal and a couple of cocktails. Great place for a date night or with friends.

Thank Mark S
Kearney, Nebraska
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Great, unique burgers. Try the crab rangoon burger--delicious & unique. Great onion rings Love the cheese curds can be intimate atmosphere, quick lunch, or family meal great for all!

Thank Amy H
Kearney, Nebraska
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Best onion rings in town. Western burger is a prize winner. Friendly service - local eatery. Not one of those chains.

Thank Erzurum
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Went there on a recent Saturday for lunch. We had a long waiting period, and I think they were understaffed. Ordered it a salad and it was way too big. The waitress was nice.

Thank Larry H
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We went with some out of state business partners and where we were sitting there was a horrible smell. So we kindly asked the hostess sit us somewhere else, and she did, and then started slamming down our menus and silverware. Our partners suggested we leave because they didn't feel comfortable eating there...and we headed to Applebees. Haven't been back... More 

1 Thank ashnoelle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 2nd Ave Ste 3, Kearney, NE 68847-2467
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: +1 308-236-6541
Steaks and prime rib were great. Service was a little slow but it was a Saturday night with some large groups.

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