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807 W 25th St, Kearney, NE 68845-4342
+1 308-236-7422
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Overton, Nebraska, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love their potatoes. Their other food is good too, but the potatoes have my heart! Staff is always friendly and food doesn't take long to get!

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Thank Nicole G
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Nicole, Thank you for your review. The Giant Stuffed Potatoes are our speciality, so we are pleased to hear that you enjoy them! Great customer service and providing the best barbecue around are two very important aspects of our business. Thanks again, Luke More 

Thornton, Colorado
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on our way through town. Our family had brisket sandwich with hot sauce, pork sandwiches with mild & kids hotdog. Added extra sauce, as the meat was a little dry.

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Thank Anne K
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Anne, Thank you for your review! We are sorry that the meat was slightly dry. All of our meats are slow-smoked in-house using hickory wood. The meat should be moist, tender, and flavorful. Thank you for stopping in! -Luke More 

Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a home run! Clean, great decor, friendly staff, excellent food. We are driving across the country and this is a real gem. This is the first place I have given a rating of 5 to, but they deserve it! Thanks, Trip Advisor for finding these hidden jewels!

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Thank Gina C
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Gina, Thank you for your review! We strive for great customer service and the best barbecue around, and we are glad that is what you experienced. Safe travels! -Luke More 

Kearney, Nebraska
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536 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Named after a couples children, they make child's play of the standard bbq! They served a party we held at our house, and delivered it as promised. Their menu is limited, but what do, they do well. As a solo, I had dinner at their place and enjoyed it. They have a good selection of beer. Their custard (ice creams)is... More 

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Thank skiNebraska
Luke S, Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience dining with us. Luke - Manager/Social Media Director More 

Russell, Kansas
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I don't know. I guess as long as the locals like it, that's great. I thought it was way too salty (my pulled pork), only a tiny blurp of sauce on my sandwich ( a little portion cup of it to go would have been nice), the coleslaw was inedible. The baked beans were very good. I'll leave it to... More 

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Thank kansasbeck
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are sorry that your experience was not what we strive for, which consists of great, hickory-smoked barbecue and excellent customer service. Thanks again, Luke More 

New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Ordered the brisket after the guy said, "it's really good today." It was just charred hard and roasted, not seasoned, not smoked, not cut properly. It's just not BBQ. Putting BBQ sauce on charred meat doesn't make it BBQ. I would not come back ...

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Thank davidistyle
Luke S, Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Hello, I am really sorry to hear about your negative experience. Customer service and providing customers with a quality product are the two most important aspects of our business. All of our meats are hickory-smoked overnight using a special blend of Luke & Jake's seasonings, so please reach out to us at your earliest convenience so we can discuss the... More 

Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Good food for the college crowd. Cheap and good. Mix of college students and college staff and professors during the day.

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Thank Larry H
Luke S, Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this review

Larry, Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you had an enjoyable experience dining with us. Luke - Manager/Social Media Director More 

Kearney, Nebraska
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I love getting a loaded baked potato at Luke and Jake's. I may smell BBQ for the rest of the day (my fiance loves it!) but man is it worth it. With made in house meats, sauces, and custard this food just makes you feel good.

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1 Thank Abi C
Castle Rock, Colorado
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a nice little resturant that seems draws the local folks. Cute tables, and a really solid Bar-B-Q. The pulled pork sandwich was really top notch and my wife enjoyed it a lot. I had the beef brisket plate and it was very nicely done. Not the best Bar-B-Q ever, but really good. Growing up in a small midwestern... More 

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1 Thank GuyJW
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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196 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

We ate here on our way west. The BBQ is some of the best I have eaten. The pulled pork and beef are tasty and moist. The dining area is a little dark but inviting. We also had Kaleb's Frozen Custard. Definitely a must! Loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 W 25th St, Kearney, NE 68845-4342
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: +1 308-236-7422
Description
Our Bar-B-Q....The finest choice pork shoulder, meaty pork ribs, heavy aged beef, and savory chicken, turkey, and sausage, uniquely seasoned with our own blend of natural spices and slow-smoked in our pits using a blend of hickory woods.

All of Luke & Jakes's Bar-B-Q meats are slow-smoked for up to 16 hours, giving that special flavor and tenderness of real down-home Bar-B-Q. Each order is skillfully pulled to order to preserve the tenderness and moistness of the meals.

We can be found at 807 W. 25Th Street in Kearney, Nebraska. We are just east of the University of Nebraska-Kearney campus.

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