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Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe

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1530 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2263
661-399-0120
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's so fun if you like this type of food!!!

We were just here again on our last trip about 3 weeks ago and I didn't have time to write a review for these lovely folks. And, here we are in Bakersfield again and so I must write this now! I really enjoy eating in this sweet little converted house-turned-restaurant even if all I have is a bowl... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
J B
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Ojai, California
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Ojai, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were just here again on our last trip about 3 weeks ago and I didn't have time to write a review for these lovely folks. And, here we are in Bakersfield again and so I must write this now! I really enjoy eating in this sweet little converted house-turned-restaurant even if all I have is a bowl of fruit,... More 

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Thank J B
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are relatively new to the area, and tried Knotty Pine after it was recommended by a local. The overall experience was great. Food, prices, service, everything was great. As others have already stated, you won't leave here hungry. The chicken-fried steak breakfast and French dip sandwich were excellent. The servers and staff treated everyone like family.... More 

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Thank Bob B
Long Beach
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174 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Wife and son stopped here while in Bakersfield, we'd heard it had good breakfast and we were not disappointed. The portions are huge, my wife and I split the chicken fried steak and eggs, with their special potatoes and buiscuits and gravy...way enough. The son had french toast with eggs, we all loved the food and service and coffee are... More 

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1 Thank Kenneth Q
bakersfield, United States
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If u are hungry when you leave here....thats your fault!!! Great service nice staff yummy food (I usually eat breakfast here) Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast is 3 plates of food!!!

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1 Thank Marnie C
Humble, Texas
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278 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This place doesn't look like much from the road but the food and service was great and at a very reasonable price. Servings are big so be careful what you order unless you want some boxed up to go. We actually had 10 people for lunch and everyone was served at the same time and only compliments from everyone on... More 

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1 Thank TX13SR13
Yuma
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381 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Copes Knotty Pine Café, Bakersfield 8-9-15 I found a gold mine. The atmosphere is great, very clean and staff is outstanding. Even the food is very good. It is just off Hwy-99 north of town. I would never have found it without my GPS. I just hope the next time I come this way I can find my way back.... More 

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Thank Emry L
Madera, California
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I travel up and down Hyw 99. I stop in at the Knotty pine for breakfast when in the area. Fast service good food. You cannot go wrong when half the time the owner is waiting on you. It a fast on and off the Hyw, when you learn its location, not the easy's place to find first time.

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Thank Quxdraw
Bakersfield, California
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188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Excellent Food. My husband had one of the Groupon discounts which really saved some money. I would go back even without the coupon. The place is out of the way for us, so we might have never tried it, but I'm sure glad we did. We went for lunch and I have the pastrami sandwich, excellent, believe you me. My... More 

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1 Thank altonjk
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Absolutley the WORST food I have ever tasted, been served in the month I was in USA I had NO idea what a "chicken fried steak" was but had seen it on a few menus from Texas to Arizona .... the Yelp reviews said it was great .... the young lady that showed us to the table said it was... More 

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Thank AMC1808
Tehachapi, California
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113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a piece of Bakersfield history. The place is loaded with old photos, pieces of equipment tied to what made Bakersfield, oil & ag. The country fried steak was good and so are the omelets.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1530 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2263
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661-399-0120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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