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The Kernel

1011 Hoffman Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060-1109
+1 507-451-2585
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (5 reviews)
“chili” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1011 Hoffman Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060-1109
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We were out for the evening with our grand daughter. She loves the chili and gluten free cornbread! I love the chicken Cobb salad!!! Yummo!! And Dan went for a basic hamburger...with hot fries!!!

Thank ingodwetrusttoday
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Breakfast is wonderful. Have never had a bad breakfast. My favorite place for biscuits and gravy. However, their supper has gone downhill drastically. Last couple of times very disappointed. Will be awhile before we go back for anything but breakfast. Used to be our favorite...More

Thank Smelly1971
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We go there often after church on Sunday. They have a great bacon cheese burger, their Cobb Salad is wonderful, made with iceberg lettuce though. They have fabulous fish on Friday nights, but we have asked to make sure it is fresh and hot!

Thank ingodwetrusttoday
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were in Owatonna at a auction and wanted to find a place to have lunch on Saturday. Driving through the business districts of Owatonna we found almost every place closed. The only restaurants open were next to the freeway (I-35). I was previously familiar...More

Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We just stopped at The Kernel after reading great reviews! It totally did not disappoint. Sweet waitress, good service & great food. Western Omelet was very flavorful. Only disappointment was, even tho breakfast is served all day, the biscuits and gravy combo stopped at 11....More

Thank Rougher72
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Brisket is fantastic , everything is good at the Kennel. Waitress are always friendly. Plenty to eat, if you go home hungry it's your own falt.

Thank Terrie N
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very good food and super prices. A lot to chose from on the menu. Breakfast served all day. My favorite is the hot beef commercial!

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Went to the Kernel for a weekday breakfast date with my husband. First thing we noticed: this place is very popular with the older crowd! There was a group of older men sitting at the dining bar, and a few groups of couples scattered around...More

Thank aseiff617
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch with a few couples and ordered abroad variety of food...the burgers are the best! And save room for homemade pie!!!

Thank ingodwetrusttoday
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The service is always great at the Kernel and their food is delicious. I love their fries! Best place to grab a casual lunch!

Thank Nelty
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Edna B
21 March 2018|
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Response from ingodwetrusttoday | Reviewed this property |
Yes....and make sure you ask for fresh fish!!! It is the best! You can order fish during the week, however, it is not the same fish that is served on Friday nights.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Hoffman Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060-1109
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: +1 507-451-2585
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