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Hodel's Country Dining

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5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
661-399-3341
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good

The omlets were very good. Wait staff very attentive. Rest of our breakfast was pretty standard buffet style. All in all not a bad breakfast stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Mike M
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Valencia, California
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Fargo's screen duo, Margie and Norm Gunderson, were the queen and king of the 'all you can eat' buffet in Minnesota, but next time they visit California, they need to get some real 'home cookin'. Hodel's food was truly delicious, well-prepared, fresh, and flavorful. Never have I liked buffets, but I took Tripadvisor travelers' advice and stopped there on our... More 

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Clovis, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

While looking for a place to stop and eat, we made a wrong turn and found Hodel's. There were about 30 people waiting. We thought if people were willing to wait, it must be worth it. And we were right! We were called in after 7 minutes. Dining at Hodel's feels like someone invited you to their home for a... More 

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a Christmas Dinner at Hodels in one of the banquet rooms. We were surprised with a very tasty and great aroma meal. We found out that the power had only been on for about 2 hours and they had to put the pedal to the metal. They out did themselves in the service, meal quality and the speed... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Easy on and off the 99 freeway with lots of free parking to accommodate a mini to full size 16 wheeler. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Every thing made lovingly with a very high turn of freshness that most "buffets" promise and never deliver. Eggs to your specifications as well as pancakes and waffles. Don't forget... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Great family restaurant. We enjoy the food and service. Nice variety of home style food. The kids eat healthy there.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lovely buffet with lots of selections and everything was well filled and presented well. Lots of great desserts to chose from.

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Valencia, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

The omlets were very good. Wait staff very attentive. Rest of our breakfast was pretty standard buffet style. All in all not a bad breakfast stop.

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Bakersfield, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I just love the omelette station!!!! The omelettes are made to order with whatever ingredients you prefer. They prepare hot pancakes, waffles and various baked goods also. I love the breakfast buffet station as well.

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Mesa, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always stay at a nearby motel which is very close to Hodel's and have dinner there after a long drive back to Arizona or from Arizona up to Washington state. The food is always fresh, great service and a wild variety to choose from ranging from beef, chicken, salads, all sorts of cooked vegetables, Service is exceptionally quick and... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Choices are endless here. Hodel's is conveniently located close to the 99 Frwy so it is good for travelers too. Plenty of seating for singles , couples , or large groups. Very attentive wait staff, buffet food is always given a lot of attention . Can't miss a good meal here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661-399-3341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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