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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
661-399-3341
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  • English first
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Shelby, Montana
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167 reviews 167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

About the only thing I can say that is negative is that when I went there...6:45pm on a Monday...they had a hard time keeping up with all the people and there was some wait time for them to replenish...the food was very good and a nice selection...also the waitstaff made sure you were looked after...

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Shelton, Washington
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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Hodel’s is a very special and well-established buffet. A diner told us Hodel's has been serving great food for about 30 years. They serve a wide variety of very tasty food. The service was good and everything looked clean. We had a 10 minute wait at 6:30 pm, though we expected to wait longer as the parking lot was packed.... More 

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Kingsburg, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Hodel's is always our stop traveling from the central valley to southern California. There is no waiting for your food to be prepared, and the beverage service is good. The food is varied for either breakfast, lunch or dinner and the price is reasonable, including dessert!

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Hanford, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My boyfriend took me here for dinner and I was delighted at the cafeteria style dining. The food was delicious. There was a nice variety of salad bar items and ready made salads. There were several choices of hot entres. I had the fried chicken and I loved it! I would definitely go back!

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Santa Paula, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The richness and satisfying complexity of the egg, cheese and chile casserole limited me to one plate here-and I am a buffet chowhound! The price is right too: look for fat juicy cinnamon rolls, freshly baked at 0830 on Sunday morning. The aroma drew me in. You can see the sign for Hodels on Hi 99. Do not miss it.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have eaten here many times. We have had breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food is always fresh, and they have a nice variety of food. Service is fast and efficient. I love several things. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and biscuits yum. It is a buffet, so you can wander the rows of food, and choose what appeals to you. I... More 

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Fremont, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Found Hodel's to have plenty of room for everyone, and a wonderful assortment of both breakfast and lunch entrees (I was there around 11:30 a.m.). The food was fresh and lots of it. Their cinnamon rolls were the biggest hit! Yum!

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McKinleyville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The name says it all. Good value for the options on their brunch menu. They are able to accommodate large parties and have plenty of seating. They run this buffet like pros...drinks are kept filled, food stations are kept full and hot, good selections, and even an omelet bar. Everyone from 80 years to 8 months can find something they... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice decor but food is average at best. Pricing is average as well. Service is average so what can I say? Nothing to write home about here.

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Additional Information about Hodel's Country Dining

Address: 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
Phone Number: 661-399-3341
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 12

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