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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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Hours:
Thu - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Must be a Top 10 Steakhouse in the USA

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Phillip S
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Kernville, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Kernville, California
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15 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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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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

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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Bakersfield, California
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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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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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Lake Isabella, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Family visit to mcnallys resteraunt was a huge sucess 1st we walked across the bridge over the river beautiful views. Then we ate porterhouse, tbones, i had filet minion which was incredable. Everything was great the service was great. Along with food, and the dessert we splitted a few snow balls. Highely reccomend.

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Tehachapi, California
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We didn't actually eat here, just had drinks. The bartender was super as is the bar. I want to go back, rent a cabin and stay for a few days. What a relaxing place to read and swim. BE SURE TO take a walk across the river on their footbridge. This is a lovely spot, an absolutely beautiful setting.

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Bakersfield, California
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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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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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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