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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
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Ranked #26 of 705 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Price range: $8 - $12
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 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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64 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Since we were passing through Bakersfield around dinner time and we were all hungry, I suggested going to Hodel's. We had been there before and it was always good, so everyone agreed. Just as expected, the food was great and the price was super reasonable. The place is very clean and the atmosphere is nice, too. Anyway, I'm sure we... More

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40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Kind of what you would expect in a buffet, but Hodels has been pulling it off in a very tasty way for a long time. The fried chicken is especially delightful - among the best I've ever had. (But I don't indulge very often). A varied lunch, busy with Kern County Sheriff Deputies, which to me is always a plus.... More

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Yucca Valley, CA
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5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Hodels is awesome. It is a busy buffet style restaurant, with fresh fruits and vegetables. Homestyle entrees like stuffed bell peppers, barbq beef, Fried chicken etc. The service is friendly and obviously is a very popular with the community. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

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