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Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q

807 W 25th St, Kearney, NE 68845-4342
+1 308-236-7422
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“custard” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
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LOCATION
807 W 25th St, Kearney, NE 68845-4342
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the reviews and thought it would be a good selection, but it was just mediocre. We chose the BBQ potato, which was good... except for the BBQ pork. The meat was way overcooked. We thought we would enjoy some custard to go and...More

Thank twoboys4me
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, We are sorry that you did not have an enjoyable experience at our establishment. The two most important aspects of our business are delivering a quality product, paired with friendly and efficient service. Also, we are sorry that you did not like the fudge...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 6 ate here on a recent stopover in Kearney. We eat BBQ quite a bit and have enjoyed BBQ in Texas, Kansas City, South Carolina, and Memphis. We prefer our BBQ smokey with a good rub and moisture content. If you need...More

Thank Heather M
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Heather, Thanks for stopping in to give us a try. We are glad you enjoyed the food, but we are sorry that you felt the ribs did not have enough smoke flavor. All of our meats are smoked in-house for approximately twelve hours, while our...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our group of seven stopped by on a raw chilly evening and spotted the previous customer walking away from the counter with his giant stuffed potato. We were sold based on that sight, and the taste lived up to the appearance! BBQ heaped on baked...More

Thank OutandAbouttheWorld
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your food. The Giant Stuffed Potatoes are our specialty! Stop in next time you're around! Thanks for your patronage, Luke

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!

Thank Nicole G
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

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

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.

Thank Anne K
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

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

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...More

Thank Gina C
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

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

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...More

Thank skiNebraska
Luke S, Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

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

Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank kansasbeck
Luke S, Public Relations Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

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

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 ...More

Thank davidistyle
Luke S, Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2016

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,...More

Reviewed 11 November 2015

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

Thank Larry H
Luke S, Manager at Luke and Jake's Bar-B-Q, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2015

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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