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Hodel's Country Dining

5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
+1 661-399-3341
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“fried chicken” (25 reviews)
“cinnamon rolls” (13 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5917 Knudsen Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2946
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1 - 10 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

food was very good there was a very big variety of food. The waiters were very sweet and I will eat here again.

Thank sjulian2009
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Large variety of food at reasonable price. Food is fresh. Large amount of seating. Can be busy at lunchtime and dinner time. A favorite for the locals.

Thank 746marye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fair food. Like it’s fairly OK. The quality is so-so. Price is average. Service is excellent. My daughter wanted to go to a buffet for her birthday dinner. We went here for convenience. Note to self, “go some where else next time.”

1  Thank kennybeal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hodel's is an institution in Bakersfield. Situated off Olive Drive just west of Hwy 99, it is a popular home style, all you can eat, family buffet of basic home cooking. They have an excellent salad bar, hand carved meats, regular prepared meets and vegetables...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great environment in the morning buffet breakfast with lovely Bakersfield Breakfast Lions club and executives of District 4-A2

Thank Kevin2juicy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food tastes homemade and delicious. Friendly staff. The buffet lanes kept well maintained and clean.

Thank Amalia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Hodel’s quite a lot for lunch or dinner. Today is soup only. My favorite time isSunday brunch because I love their egg casserole with green peppers. Yummy The place sits quite a few people. Good eats.

Thank nannyambt
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Quality food prepared to perfection, delicious omelettes made to order, gourmet dining at a reasonable price.

Thank vinmoren
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had a Christmas brunch at our facility Hodel's came and catered, the food was excellent the staff was friendly and on the ball kept every thing going, they had a fresh omelet bar that was excellent. The salad, tri-tip, chicken, biscuit gravy, etc. if...More

Thank 54cm_1962
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Yea that’s true. Just spent a week in Vegas and disappointed in the buffet out there. Driving home the thought of another buffet was not exciting but we were hungry and saw the billboard on the highway so we stopped in. It was Sunday and...More

Thank luzsbrain
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Questions & Answers
15 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
21 February 2017|
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Response from bugnurse56 | Reviewed this property |
They don't!!!!
Kevin U
14 January 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
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
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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