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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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Always a good choice!

We love, love, LOVE Hodel's! We do know however, that it may not the healthiest choice for dining out. Regardless, we love, love, LOVE Hodel's! The food is a tasty, family style buffet. There is a very nice salad bar, a few soups and all the hearty main courses and side dishes that your heart... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Barbara M
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We love, love, LOVE Hodel's! We do know however, that it may not the healthiest choice for dining out. Regardless, we love, love, LOVE Hodel's! The food is a tasty, family style buffet. There is a very nice salad bar, a few soups and all the hearty main courses and side dishes that your heart (not your cardiologist) desires. Seriously,... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've enjoyed eating at Hodel's many times, but I wish that desserts were included in the basic price. That is why I really prefer Hometown Buffet.Overall the food is delicious and well prepared, and the people who run it are good God-fearing Christians, oops, hope I didn't offend anyone. LOL

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Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I ate here on our trip back from a recent road trip. My husband had eaten here before and liked his meal and wanted to try it again. I have to say that I am not a fan of buffets and normally do not eat at restaurants featuring buffets. The food tends to be of lower quality,... More 

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Ventura, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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 to $12

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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 to $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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