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Cellar Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
3901 2nd Ave Ste 3, Kearney, NE 68847-2467
+1 308-236-6541
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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“onion rings” (28 reviews)
“burgers” (18 reviews)
“steak” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
3901 2nd Ave Ste 3, Kearney, NE 68847-2467
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Traveling through Nebraska on our way north we hoped to have a good steak dinner. The Cellar was recommended and we went at the end of a long day's drive, ready for a tasty, tender Nebraska steak. We ordered the onion rings before our steak...More

Thank Mgreany
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Its nice to find a place that hasn't changed a lot over the years, still serving some of the best food in Kearney. The place is busy but you won't be disappointed with the food, great sandwiches and more.

Thank Earl J
Reviewed 27 August 2017

In town for the weekend and several mentioned the Cellar might be a good place to visit. Had Prime rib sandwich which was fatty and greasy, chicken fried steak which was good, had loaded onion rings and loaded baked potatoe which was good, and garden...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Fair prices for good food. $10 to 20 meal prices. We came in late and found this to be a nice selection with good flavor. I had the onion rings and they were great. The menu has the normal home town favorites, but there were...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

For those that avoid the predictable mediocrity of chain restaurants that are abundant in Kearney, NE, I recommend the Cellar restaurant. First, it is literally in the basement (cellar). It has been open since 1978, a feat that not many restaurants can claim. We arrived...More

Thank Stan S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

My chicken fried chicken was fantastic! People in our party were mixed on the hamburger and steak. Our wait was extremely long to get our food.

Thank Traveled402
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The cellar is always a good choice when visiting Kearney. It's a classic 80's steak house. The food and service are good. It's kind of dark but that's what gives it it's character. It's like going back 30 years in time when you walk through...More

Thank J W
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Neighborhood restaurant located in a walk out basement. Specialty is burgers and steaks but have lots of other menu items. Onion rings are a signature item. The staff is usually pleasant. Parking is difficult and sloping.

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a family place. Plain decor, quiet, folksy staff. The food tastes home-cooked, especially the soups. Lots of sandwich and basket options. Generous portions and small prices. What's not to like?

Thank Dana5169
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The Cellar , nothing fancy here , just average good food - the last time we were there we had the sirloin steak dinner with baked potato & salad with dinner rolls , the steak was seasoned very well & cooked perfectly , it's not...More

Thank Dennis H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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