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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
661-399-3341
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English first
Kingsburg, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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Fremont, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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235 reviews 235 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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 - 12

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