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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Came here for breakfast with our family of five. Good service! I like how attentive the two waitress were. They were hustling. When our order was taken the waitress said, “ladies first…”. Cute. A bit hot on the patio but we moved to a shady...table that opened up. Food was good!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021

I had the ortega burger it was tasty and seasoned fries were also good. My date had eggs and bacon and for being a small coffee shop the bacon was thick. Very very very friendly waitresses. Constantly making sure we were happy as we were...eating. Not sure because it was not to to busy or if they are like that all the time? Yes I would go again unfortunately I was visiting I do not live near by but if you are in the area and are hungry hopefully you will like it tooMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 June 2021

we stopped here for lunch and enjoyed it. I had breakfast food (eggs, sausage and pancakes) while my wife had a cheeseburger. it really is hard to screw these things up when cooking these items so I can honestly say it was satisfactory. The only...issue was it took somewhere between 20-30 minutes to prepare the food. The service was fineMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 29 April 2021 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! Kelly, Patty, and Michelle were so kind and welcoming and the service was fast!! Great milkshakes and sandwiches :-) we went here two times while in kernville!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 7 January 2021

They have no specials, and are Mask Nazis; even if you sit outside. If you don't "comply" they'll call the cops on you.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2020

I left a review on their Facebook page after experiencing one of their staff members call another, a very kind and sweet woman, a “retard.” I didn’t call her out by name or use the specific word in the initial review, so as not to...offend the woman being called the slur. Shortly after I received an apology in the comments from the waitress herself. I was happy with this, as it seemed heartfelt and sincere, so I left it alone. Now, 27 weeks later (today), she (Sandi) replied to the review AGAIN with the following comment: “We called her “ smallville” a term of endearment we’ve been saying for over 20 years, not everyone gets it, nor do they have to. Just need to be more diligent in our habits, especially our words and how loud we say them in this time of super heightened offended nuts listening in on something they know nothing, I repeat nothing, about.” So, not only was it incredibly offensive to loudly call someone a “retard” (not “smallville” as she claimed. It was loud and clear) in front of customers, including my 2 year old... but now she is calling me a “super heightened offended nut” because of it? Obviously the true nature of the staff is showing, and it’s shameful.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 July 2020 via mobile

After reading all the reviews this seemed like the place to go for a good meal. The staff was friendly and the western burger I had was ok, the fried shrimp my husband had was delicious, the fries were ok but slighty on the bland...side and didn'tl go with ketchup very well. We each ordered a piece of pie because it said "made fresh daily" to us I suppose we took that as made homemade fresh daily. Unfortunately we were so so disappointed with how these pieces of pie tasted. I had the banana and my husband had the lemon. They were both bland and lacking in flavor. His lemon seemed to be poured out of a can and even though the banana had bananas in it, it tasted like wax. They should/could have used the jello instant banana pudding and it would have tasted way better and like bananas. You can eat some of the main meals but, please spare yourselves the calories and DO NOT eat the pies.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 July 2020

I read a lot of great reviews of Cheryl's Diner, but give them a low rating for not following California guidelines to reduce Covid-19 spread. Conveniently located next door to our lodging (Kernville Inn) and the food was very good, BUT...several of the wait staff...were not masked and patrons were not required to wear masks either. Outdoor seating only and tables were somewhat spread apart. Not wearing masks seems to be a thing with the locals here.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 21 July 2020

We were in Kernville this weekend. We had lunch at Cheryl's which was highly recommended by the locals. My husband loved his hamburger. My daughters had a keto burrito. It was super small even for an 11 year old girl who I have to force...to eat and a bit pricey. I had a chicken salad and it was just okay. The chicken was a bit tough. The servers were very nice and the locals were all very friendly as well.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 5 July 2020

The service was great and the food was wonderful. Great place to stop for breakfast or lunch (we had both) and even got to visit the fire station next door. From the blueberry pancakes to the club sandwich with fries, a must stop when in...Kernville.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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From their yelp page: Hours Mon 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Wed 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Cheryl's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4