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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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
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
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Valencia, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 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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Shelby, Montana
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195 reviews 195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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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?