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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
661-399-3341
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Ranked #24 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
Tehachapi, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Onyx
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Nice spot for families or a good brunch. The food is hearty so prepare yourself for some very delicious home cooking.

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Frazier Park, California
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119 helpful votes 119 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Porterville
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Bakersfield institution, normal buffet fare, great value for the price. The fired chicken is great, and the desserts are very good also. Very family oriented.

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