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Johnny McNally's Lodge

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Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-2430
Thu - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
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Santa Clarita, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Food isn't that great, especially for the cost. Nice drive to the restaurant. Restaurant holds some charm with its cowboy, Western look, but we weren't that impressed.

Thank Jan C
Thousand Oaks, California
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The breakfast sandwichs are wonderful & the cheese burgers ends my day just right. In the summer time they need to expand their hrs.

Thank Thekern1957
Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Delicious burgers in a mountain hideaway a must try for everyone. Home of the 40 oz porterhouse! There is a burger hut outside and a sit down restaurant inside.Get you some!

Thank spritchett99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Just ate at "Ewing's on the Kern" for the first time and it was awesome! Great food and service; we will definitely come back again and recommend it to others! Yum!

Thank Shelly R
Malibu, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

It was a friend's birthday and we were on weekend fishing trip. Had heard about McNallys and made reservation . The rustic bar and dining room were perfect. Friendly service, good cocktails, decent wine and a great steaks. I had filet with butterfly shrimp; both were great . Located right on river with a foot bridge. A nice surprise in... More 

Thank JimboMalibu_CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Waited for winter to end to head up to this reataurant! Ate here many times years ago. Made reservation and upon entering several other customers were all herded to tables by the bartender! Service was fair considering price for food! Can't say as though I will be going back. Not worth the drive!

Thank Tanya B
Tehachapi, California
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379 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This has always been one of my treats -- to drive up river to see the white water and have a burger. This Sunday was not different EXCEPT the burger was terrible. It was dry, overcooked and tasteless. Very disappointing. When Kathy and her husband ran the Burger Stand it was always good...these new people really don't seem to know... More 

1 Thank Diana W
Simi Valley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Service was a little shaky but from what I understand, this was the first day opening after they close for the winter. But, the owner came out to help and it was really cool they were super nice and the food more than made up for it.

1 Thank billyboy195
Coppell, Texas
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63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We ordered porterhouse steak and hamburgers and were not disappointed. There's an old fellow outside the back of the restaurant throwing horseshoes. He's pretty good. After dinner we walked the footbridge over the Kern River and watched the tubers float along the river. It was a great two-hour stop for late lunch on a lazy Saturday in July.

Thank Kwansaii
Tijuana, Mexico
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105 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

One of the best restaurants on the Kern River. Of course, you could opt for the 40 ounce steak although I woruldn't recommend it. It's enough for 4 people...easily. We were never disappointed in the food and, once in a while, the entertainment can be staggering. While we were there we had the opportunity to listen and meet Lacey J.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-2430

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