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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
661-399-3341
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English first
Hanford, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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211 reviews 211 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Buffet has decent quality fare. Plenty of parking and seating. Service is great, as are the prices. Good family setting or for business. Lots of food!

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Houston, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was probably the best country dinning buffet that I have ever been to. All the food was very good and always plentiful. The salad bar was incredible. There was also plenty of very nice deserts with a lot of variety. The staff was friendly and attentive. The guys keeping the buffet filled were busy and refilled items quickly as... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fantastic restaurant in Bakersfield. Food tasted fresh and restaurant was very clean. One of the best buffets I've ever tried! Got to meet the owners (the Hodel's) and found them kind and gracious.

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Tehachapi, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Hodels has long been a great place to eat in Bakersfield.We have gone there on many holidays for the great buffet.It is very clean and has a great friendly atmosphere. The food is very good.If you have a large group this is the place . Definitely give it a try.

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