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Paradise Cove

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Highway 178 between Lake Isabella, and Mount Mesa, Lake Isabella, CA
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Manhattan Beach, California
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Paradise Cove has been there for decades, for good reason, and is a favorite restaurant of ours. It's on the opposite side of the lake from Kernville, but well worth the drive. The dining room overlooks Isabella Lake (including an actual cove, when the water is high enough), with great views. They serve prime rib on Friday and Saturday nights,... More 

2 Thank 00Bruce00
lake isabella, ca
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

they only serve prime rib fri/sat nights and you need to be there when they open as it is limited to the first few parties ordering that item....includes salad and relish dish and big potato plus a veggie. a desert and beverage are also included....

1 Thank smithatascadero
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great view! (Especially now that there's a view of the lake). Tends to need fixing up inside, but the food is always good---especially the prime rib. The common complaint is the salad dressing that automatically comes on the abundant iceberg lettuce salad, with no offered choice of one'S favorite dressing. It'S not overpriced either.

1 Thank Bill D
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The steaks were some of the best we've ever had, and we've had some really great steaks! Salad, sides and dessert are included in the meal price which was nice because it is a little on the pricey side.

2 Thank Holly O
Winchester, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We stayed and ate here both very good,rooms clean and big good facilities ,the food was very good value and tasty .recommende

2 Thank hantshawk
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Excellent food and great service. If you are looking for a great place to eat and stay choose Paradise Cove. Locally owned and operated for over 50 years! One of the best views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy!

2 Thank Melinda W
Bakersfield, California
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This restaurant has been around for a long time, and is an institution in the Kern River Valley. The restaurant has a wonderful view of the lake and is a wonderful place to just enjoy the scenery. They have stepped up their game of late.....having Harris Ranch beef, and an updated wine list. The restaurant has been updated (new windows... More 

2 Thank Southpass_TN
Fountain Valley, California
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Limited nightly seating , this staple of the valley always pleases. Crudite and a cocktail will start off the meal. Fish, Fowl and Beef are on h the menu here all entrees are complimented by veggies, baked potatoe or twice baked potatoe,cheese toast and dessert.

1 Thank Michael N
Lake Isabella, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Great service and food. Lovely view even with the drought! Excited to see the upgrades you are working on for the dining room.

1 Thank Debbie H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

This place is great, and the prices are awesome! I live in Orange Co., I come up here to Mt Mesa at least once every 2 months and ALWAYS plan a dinner at this awesome place... The owners are great, the food is amazing... service is great.. the prime rib or rib eye ( that's all I have ever ordered... More 

1 Thank Stauder F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 178 between Lake Isabella, and Mount Mesa, Lake Isabella, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Isabella
  • Phone Number: 7603792719

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