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Johnny McNally's Lodge
Ranked #12 of 15 Restaurants in Kernville
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

My husband & I had dinner there tonight. Food was excellent & service was great! Ordered our drinks and the hostess, Penny, suggested we take our cocktails out back & stroll across the Kern River bridge. I have not been to this place in 40 years. So peaceful listening to the river. Went back inside the diner as it was time for our reservation. Salads were very good, along with house pickles & peppers. Grilled halibut was perfection. Service was excellent. Thank you again for a wonderful time!

Visited August 2013
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Mojave, California
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Only for high cholesterol/meat lovers place”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

If you have heart problems, high cholesterol, high-blood pressure or overweight issues, Johnny McNally's menu is not a nutritious choice for you. If you do not fall into one of those categories you will probably like it.
There was only ONE vegetarian choice, lasagna, and the limited menu for fish was fried. Not good if you care about healthy, nutritious food. It is the only restaurant to choose from on the Upper Kern River, near Kernville, so I guess you could say they have a captive audience. The waitress brought the wrong salad and dressing to the table, and failed to have prepared separate bills which we asked for when we placed the order.
Regretfully, the prices are way overpriced for the food, service and culinary taste

  • Visited August 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“great steakhouse”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

i have been coming to this steakhouse off on on for over 20 years....great steaks and dozens of other delicious menu choices...the best place to eat a nice dinner in well over 100 miles

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Martin M
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Kernville, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
“Best Steak House”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We visit McNally's for many of our special occasions. The outside patio on the Kern River provide a great place to sit and relax with a drink or two. The dinners exquisitely rich and tasty, especially the Petite Fillet!

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“McNally's is the best !”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We were staying the weekend in the area and had never visited McNally's before due to its being closed during some of the winter months. Well this time it was open and wow was it great. We ordered a 20 ounce top sirloin and a "pardner plate" (the sides, so each diner had a full dinner). Not only was the steak more than enough for the two of us but it was absolutely fantastic. As other reviewers have said it was the best steak I've ever had. Do not miss this place. Its one of a kind.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank BobK729
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