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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
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Santa Paula, CA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 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
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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58 reviews 58 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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Laguna Beach
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100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We have been to Hodel's Country Dining several times on our way up Highway 99. The place is spotlessly clean and has excellent breakfasts--it has an excellent omelette area; a huge selection of fruits; waffels; meats and potatoes; and juices and drinks. This is a place frequented by locals, but the service is quite good, the place comfortable, and is... More

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