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

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Their Burger Shack

Their hamburgers, while being a bit pricey, I couldn't help, after biting into the burger, yelling out, "eat your heart out Ronald MacDonald". LOL

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Natureb0y77
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Bakersfield, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Bakersfield, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Their hamburgers, while being a bit pricey, I couldn't help, after biting into the burger, yelling out, "eat your heart out Ronald MacDonald". LOL

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Downey, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Even though a bit out out town 10 miles or so the home grown cuts are the absolute best cowboy style steak I've ever had

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VENTURA, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

great place to stay the food is also very good the people working there are very friendly and funny you can take a nice walk outside after dinner they have an outside fire

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Melbourne, Australia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went to this place for a steak dinner one night while we were in the area. Mum and I were able to share a meal (with our own sides) for a small surcharge. The meat was cooked nicely and we all enjoyed it. There were lots of cute carvings and things on the wall and the atmosphere was cozy.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've enjoyed fine steak dinners at McNally's since the 60's but this last visit was a real disappointment with the grill person ruining every piece of meat ordered by our party of ten.

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Irvine, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I love stoping here at the hamburger stand for an ice cream cone. This place is about 15 miles from Camp James in Kernville. There is also a really cool bridge which you can walk across and get a good view of the river whilst eating your ice cream. If you want a burger or fires the hamburger stand serves... More 

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

After a tiring day fishing for trout at kern river, our lodge attendant recommended Mcnally's for dinner. I ordered the RibEye steak, chicken tortilla soup with fries and salad. The food was fingerlicking good. The staff was very very friendly. They actually gathered around us and gave us tips for fishing the kern river. Highly recommended restaurant.

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great staff, great food and the perfect location. They also have a hamburger stand and a general store, and it's a great place to break up a camping trip!

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Santa Monica, California, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The staff at this restaurant really goes out of their way to make sure you are happy and satisfied. They have the biggest steaks that I have ever seen, and are famous for the "40 ounce Porterhouse". It gets really lively here on the weekends, so I suggest that you arrive early, or prepare to wait. There is also a... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Best burgers ever. The burger shack has been there many years and never disappoints. It is up river 17 miles above Kernville. Very beautiful drive along the Kern River. You can even stop a few places and camp or wet a line. At McNally's walk over the river on the suspension bridge. Make it move and enjoy the So Sierra

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients
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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