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Johnny McNally's Lodge

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Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
760.376.2430
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere and food

We ordered porterhouse steak and hamburgers and were not disappointed. There's an old fellow outside the back of the restaurant throwing horseshoes. He's pretty good. After dinner we walked the footbridge over the Kern River and watched the tubers float along the river. It was a great two-hour stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Kwansaii
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Coppell, Texas
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Coppell, Texas
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We ordered porterhouse steak and hamburgers and were not disappointed. There's an old fellow outside the back of the restaurant throwing horseshoes. He's pretty good. After dinner we walked the footbridge over the Kern River and watched the tubers float along the river. It was a great two-hour stop for late lunch on a lazy Saturday in July.

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Thank Kwansaii
Tijuana, Mexico
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

One of the best restaurants on the Kern River. Of course, you could opt for the 40 ounce steak although I woruldn't recommend it. It's enough for 4 people...easily. We were never disappointed in the food and, once in a while, the entertainment can be staggering. While we were there we had the opportunity to listen and meet Lacey J.... More 

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Austin
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Staying at Durrwood B&B and fortunately McNally's was just down the road a piece. Plenty of steak choices and very well done. From families to bikers, all enjoyed the service and the food.

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Lake Elsinore, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

After traveling miles & miles of nothing but forestry we came along this little restaurant not to far from kernville. My boyfriend & I were so happy to find this place because we were real hungry. The food is pretty good & fair priced. It was a long wait though.

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Thank christinasitterley
Kernville, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

So this little place is located right on the scenic Kern River. There is a little store, rooms for rent, RV trailers (camping) with outdoor BBQ, views, happy staff, Incredible Food. You Simply Cannot Beat this Place. There is even a campground next door. The steaks are HUGE AND DELIGHTFUL. YOU HAVE TO STOP HERE and give them a try.... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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211 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 5 had a wonderful experience at McNally 's. Sarge was very welcoming when we arrived and we were quickly seated. Our waitress came over immediately which always appreciated. Actually it was a team effort which was awesome. Debbie was one of the best waitresses we have had in a long time. We all had steaks- ribeye and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

this is one of my go to steak houses. It has been flawless. Tender beef and a super friendly staff! This was my first visit that was disappointing however the new mgr Debbie and my waitress Sonia resolved the matter completely! i ordered the Logger a 40oz porterhouse and a lobster tail. The problem came about when the kitchen got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

This was a great burger on our way back from the trail of 100 giants. It was a very long wait however. I'm not sure if that's the norm. The meal was worth it.

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1 Thank Mathew G
Bakersfield, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I am sure this is a isolated incident, but I have to express our visit yesterday anyhow. The greeter was very nice and we were seated quickly despite the fact that we were a bit late for our reservation and they were booked. I assume it was the owner (a tall gentleman) checked on us regularly in the beginning and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the place to eat up the river from Kernville. Layed back atmosphere, come as you are and enjoy your steak cooked to perfection. After Road's End burned down, this became the "IT" spot on the river. All accolades are well-deserved.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: 760.376.2430

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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