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“McNally's Fairview Lodge on the Kern”

Johnny McNally's Lodge
Ranked #12 of 15 Restaurants in Kernville
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Terry & Carol are the best hosts anywhere. A well stocked bar means you can enjoy your favorite beverage outdoors overlooking the river. The only other steaks of this quality I recall were in the Midwest and the homemade side dishes are ‘like Mom made’. First-rate service and friendly staff make this at least an annual occurrence. Sometimes twice a year.

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Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

As there isn't a separate entry for this, and it's on the same property, a review is in order. This is a great option during the day. Great burgers and fries. You can either order to go, or enjoy on the shaded picnic tables in front. Been coming here for years and never yet disappointed!

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

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!

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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

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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

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Thank Martin M
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