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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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Cottonwood, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clean---just off Hwy 99 at Olive St--Hodels is on west side of freeway. Great selection of food---buffet style. My wife stopped to have breakfast. Check out the omelette station----anyway you want it. Plenty of choices--fruit bar---dessert bar--bacon-sausage-eggs pancakes-cinnamon rolls-----everything my wife and I tasted was excellent!! Next time I visit the Bakersfield area I will definitely check this place out... More 

Thank kyotdawg
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A good variety of food with something for everyone. Good choice for people in a hurry, good food at a fast food pace.

Thank Mike P
Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I take my large family to Hodel's every 3 months. The grandkids love the chicken & mashed potatoes , corn The salad bar is fully stocked desserts are great. Lots of entrees. Bread ect. Beverage included. The dinning area is very large. Plus 3 other rooms if busy. Serve yourself in fast moving lines. And the food is alway fresh... More 

Thank Kim J
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comfort food been going to this place since I was a kid very good for after Sunday church buffet style order off the menu. GODISLOVE

Thank mike G
Santa Paula, CA
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193 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Again amazed at the vast expanses of help-yourself goodness-fast food this time, we had to eat and run. Due to a road trip we had dinner in 40 minutes. Go in by 5:30 p on Friday evening or wait for a while to get seated. My plate was taco meat, lettuce , some chicken, awesome noodle salad, and cornbread. I... More 

Thank bugnurse56
Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It's really good. I hate having to have a minimum of words. It's big, they sell antiques, it's really good, ummmm

Thank karen s
Escondido, California
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

great buffet, all you can eat, not some slop from a can, great quality of food for $9.45, my wife's continental buffet was only $5.45! great sausage, home made, can have omelettes made if you want. too many cupcakes for dessert, go with friends and spend a while gorging yourself

Thank mike m
Bakersfield, California
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Locals love this comfort food place. Hard for me too much carbs but always busy. Next to freeway so easy if traveling.

Thank Tdhalldds
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

They have seemed to stop caring about customer service all together. The last time we had went, management was very rude. The food was cold, and our waitress just seemed beyond her to be bothered. Their food has always been bland, but was over looked due to sweet staff, and very family friendly. If you are looking for hospitality this... More 

Thank MommaRosado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my husbands favorite places to come when we visit Bakersfield. The atmosphere reminds him of the Andy Griffith show. It's a buffet style restaurant, so you help yourself. The night we went they had the best meatballs and tri tip. The dessert bar consisted of all different types of cupcakes. It's a nice place for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?