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Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe

1530 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2263
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Ranked #20 of 705 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
Bakersfield, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good and abundant quantity. The service is reasonable considering the place is always crowded. That should speak for The Knotty Pines reputation as the locals keep returning. Good old style food at reasonable prices.

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Bakersfield, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food is good but the cafe is packed most of the time so be prepared to wait in line. Could use a remodel on inside with updates. Friendly service. We go frequently.

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Cairo, Egypt
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199 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I met a business client here at his suggestion as it was close to the oil field that we had to visit. As I approached on Norris Rd. at 06.15, I was dismayed at the number of vehicles in the parking lot. The cafe looked small, so I was prepared to arm wrestle someone for a table. But on entering,... More

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Bakersfield, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Arriving on a weekday at 11:30 and thinking we would beat the noon rush, we found the place was nearly packed. The owners, Carla & Ronnie Cope have the business of mostly locals, but are expanding their customer base as the word gets out. In fact, they are planning a building expansion soon. There was counter seating, but we opted... More

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Newark, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It's conveniently located near the freeway. I grabbed some breakfast before heading out of town but they have excellent biscuits and gravy.

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Santa Barbara, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Found this by checking reviews on Trip Advisor and I have to say they were pretty accurate. The food is great, you may have to wait, and the portions are huge. Try a skillet breakfast, the biscuits are insane! Would love to come back if in the area again. Not pricey at all.

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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

Best pastrami sandwich in CA. Prepare to wait at lunch, it's always packed from about 11:30 to after 1 But, it's worth the wait.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

its a gem. The portions are big and the waitresses are incredibly friendly. prices are good. great family atmosphere.

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Irvine, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We were passing thru town on the way to Sequoia. The atmosphere and service was great. The food is yummy and homemade. The portion was nice sized. My kids loved the biscuit and gravy. We would definitely go back again!

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Ridgecrest, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We enjoyed our lunches both times that we have been here. It is busy but worth the wait. You get lots of fresh food for a great price.

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