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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
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Ranked #55 of 694 restaurants in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $12
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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45 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Frazier Park, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I had been avoiding Hodel's in favor of Mitt's just down the street because from the outside Hodel's looked like a large, cold, impersonal place where I would not feel at home. But recently a friend brought me and her husband here for the first time, and I found Hodel's to be really charming and worth a visit. I am... More

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Our family hadn't gotten together for years...so it was a big deal when we all had a reunion that included plans to eat that night at Hodel's, which has a no. of large tables and is modestly priced. But, when we arrived, the staff flat-out insisted we'd have to take two circular tables (next to one another) -- instead of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The breakfast options are limited, was really hoping there would be more since it's a buffet. Things look so sparse when you walk in the door and it was a little confusing. Good wasn't that great, average buffet food I guess. I really just expected more...

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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

After driving all day we just wanted a quick dinner. Not fast food and not the big chain restaurants. This was perfect for us and a delightful surprise. Good fresh salad bar and food was good quality and good value. Pulled pork and dried chicken were top notch

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Peoria, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was a very poor buffet. The selection was limited, taste was not good and tough beef. Only saving grace was our server. He was right there when you needed him. Bottom line - SAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Buffet had a lot to chose from, and very good food! Had the old country feel to it, servers were very nice!

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Not you typical buffet. The chicken is to die for. And all the choices of salads. Breakfast is wonderful you can't go wrong. If you are not from Bakersfield I totally recommend giving it a try you won't be disappointed.

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san luis obispo, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I spoke at an event in Bakersfield that was held at Hodel's. They have a nice conference room. It is very country and I assumed it would serve big portions of OK food. I was wrong - big portions yes, but of great food. We had a coffee cake/cinnamon roll maple pastry for breakfast that was the best pastry I... More

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Orange, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic buffet - plenty of choices on offer! Great for families as large tables are available. Wait staff are friendly and helpful. Desserts are top notch!! Would go back

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Bakersfield, California
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95 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you like buffet food this is for you. If you are a heart patient who is not supposed to consume salt this is also for you. Of if you were just born without taste buds this is for you. Bland bland bland.

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