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Hodel's Country Dining

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5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
+1 661-399-3341
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (31 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (14 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
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Reviewed yesterday

We had gone here a long time ago and it was on a weekend, I just thought it was a buffet on weekends only, wrong! We were taking our RV to a place near by and went there for breakfast. Was so surprised it is...More

Thank altonjk
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are not many options of local restaurants in Bakersfield so it may be why Local love Hodel's Country Dining. It is also very reasonable in price. The salad and fruit buffet are the best choices from the buffet. The meat selection is limited to...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Bakersfield is quite a multi-cultural mix of mostly easy going, relaxed folks. And that's the first thing you notice about Hodel's: it really is eclectic in its food offerings-- which was a good thing when my lovely wife and I decided to take our Son...More

Thank ChinaLake1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here a couple of times now. I have found the variety of food to be good with a good desert and salad bar. The entrees vary and are typically very good. The fried chicken is very good and crispy. The only issue...More

Thank 614dwayneh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time here. The staff are really friendly, and the place was clean including the restrooms. But, the selection of food was very sparse. Lots of salads, and deserts, but not much in the way of main dishes. I guess I expected something similar...More

Thank Reigo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed our dinner here. There was a nice selection at the buffet and it tasted good. Seemed like a good value.

Thank Rick j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious, home cooking, with a variety of great choices. Has the very best salad bar with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables . Breakfast, lunch and dinner, great place to eat.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food always delicious, fresh and plentiful. Good salads and desserts. Staff friendly and helpful. Always a fun place to eat.

Thank Katt109
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us visited in May 2018, quite a good, well varied buffet style restaurant at a very reasonable price. I can wholeheartedly recommend it! Its also very near the cluster of Hotel/motels in the area.

Thank David J
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

A great family restaurant! Serves like a buffet with all the old fashioned home cooked style! They have been a family owned place for many years. 35 that I know of! Your choice of meats, chicken salads, veggies, mashed potatoes, gravy and dessert! Clean friendly...More

Thank Pam Q
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Questions & Answers
March 15, 2017|
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Response from kyotdawg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but yo can order from the menu also--so its not just buffet---it is a wonderful place to eat---clean, great food and great service!!! Its a family restaurant, run by the Hodel Family!!
Debbie H
February 21, 2017|
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Response from bugnurse56 | Reviewed this property |
They don't!!!!
Kevin U
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Ghostwarrior67 | Reviewed this property |
I was there once and don't see patios anywhere. Forest H is right about service dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-399-3341
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