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Hodel's Country Dining

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5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is always great here!! I love Sunday brunch. Come early for brunch or you'll be waiting for a table between 12pm and 1pm. Just goes to show how good the food is!!

Thank liwliwac
Costa Mesa, California
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hodel's, for us, is the best buffet type restaurant in Kern County. We especially enjoy Sunday brunch and Friday evening dinners. The Friday tri-tip is outstanding and the vegetables and salads are wonderful. We have eaten here regularly for many years.

Thank Forest H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was good. Not great but good. Had a fresh looking salad bar with a lot of items. The had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy (3 types and none marked. Had no idea what they were. They looked weird. The one that looks like pumpkin I believe was chicken. Had good flavor), Chinese food (low mein was good if... More 

Thank Ekgkt
Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't your typical buffet. It's delicious comfort food made from scratch just like your Grandma used to make! Fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy with homemade biscuits, and yeast rolls that melt in your mouth. They are known for their cinnamon rolls so make sure take home a pan on your way out because one isn't enough. We love... More 

Thank KrystiHi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ever wish you were young again and could go back to Grandma and Grandpa's house for that down home country cookin well wish no more Hodel's does just that from the best FRIED CHICKEN. to an excellant variety of salads and hot entrees . even ROAST BEEF YUM!!!! take the family stay awhile and leave full and gain another happy... More 

Thank Colleen T
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Bakersfield for the weekend in order to attend a wedding anniversary party at Hodel's, so our experience may have been different to that of most people who go there. It was an old-fashioned place, and our friends from Bakersfield told us that it has a long history in the local community. We were in a banquet /... More 

Thank pwallace650
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boyfriend and I had been driving for hours and wanted to stop and have a big lunch. Found Hodels on trip advisor and the reviews looked great! Lucky for us, it really did meet expectations! Hodels lunch buffet ($10) was quite busy when we got there but we were seated in no time. Staff are friendly, helpful and were very... More 

Thank Samantha R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to eat. Smorgasborg style dinning with sofistication. Very clean and very nice decore. Must say it was really the best smorgasborg i ever ate at. Un believably low priced at $12.00. I would recommend this place even to my fancy in-laws!

Thank Mark R
Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Okay, I just ate the best omelette of my life. This guy should have a crown because he is the omelette king! Habenero salsa was on fire and incredible. This place has got to be the best place to eat breakfast. The waffle bar had my kids going crazy and i usually have a problem with them being kinda picky.... More 

Thank sarrahgamo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

There is NO better casual/family dining experience in Bakersfield. It is a buffet with a line of foods that will please every pallet. The salad bar is fresh and green, the hot foods are HOT and very tasty, and the desserts are the best ever. They serve all 3 meals every day. I know that you will enjoy it whether... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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: 661-399-3341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?