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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
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Iowa City, Iowa
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 much for atmosphere kinda run down but the food is good and the cost is... More 

Thank Dennis H
Lincoln, Nebraska
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Tried the crab Rangoon burger and an order of onion rings- big enough for both my husband and I to share and leave feeling full! Prompt, friendly service. Wait staff was attentive and chatted with us. She made great recommendations. I tried a seasonal drink called an Jack Frost and it was delicious. Took a while to get the check... More 

Thank Michelle F
Kearney, Nebraska
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 6 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.

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Hudson, NC
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
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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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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
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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?