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Thunderhead Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
+1 308-237-1558
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Auburn, PA
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought that this place was decent - good food, good beer selection and didn't want to give people the impression that it is upscale at all. Good place for family, menu is a step up from bar food with pretty good calzones. They have home made pretzels - good but underbaked when we were there. I thought that the... More 

Kearney, Nebraska
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I forget about this place and am gonna try not to! They have fabulous calzones and are the only place in Kearney that brews their own beer. My resolution is to eat here a couple times per month!

Thank kari m
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love local beers and definitely like stopping in to have soon when I'm close by. Good time with friends and solo. Always fresh taste. Come on in try something you won't regret.

Thank Kevin J
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Always fast service....Great beer selection. Always seating within a short time. Good bar food and atmosphere.

Thank jodeneb738
Oak Grove, MN
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Oh my...the beer is delicious! We tried several kinds of beer and loved them all. I had read the reviews on line and some said the food is just average bar food...not true! We had a pizza and breadsticks...they were both VERY good. Order the breadsticks and you can get any toppings you want in them!!! The pizza was made... More 

Thank boothieOakGrove_MN
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

By accident my husband and I have started to seek out smallish, local breweries as we travel across country. What fun to find a place such as Thunderhead! Kearney is an unlikely destination (although it is quite a quaint town) but this establishment is not to be missed. Food is typical (average) pub food but the beers are superb. The... More 

Thank Sfrogers
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

They have a small, limited menu. The salad was good, pizza ok. Go for the beer and a snack, not dinner.

Thank Barb K
Kearney, Nebraska
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Pretzels are handmade and the beer is amazing! Try the peach wheat, jalapeño ale, and the Thunder punch! Great place to meet friends too!!

Thank katielane2016
Fort Wayne, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Traveling across country wanting to sample local beer and food I found Thunderhead Brewing. They have an extensive menu, thought I would try a calzone, they are fried to perfection, slightly golden exterior, hot soft and just beyond gooey on the inside, plenty of sauce cheese and meat. I ordered a flight to sample 5 varieties, the dark wheat was... More 

Thank John B
Exeter, Nebraska
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch and had beer and pizza. Nice selection of light and dark beer and they serve pizza and bar appetizers.

Thank joycetwin2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847-5402
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: +1 308-237-1558
Woodstone oven pizzas, calzones, salads served with wonderful craft brews.

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