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Cheryl's Diner

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American, Diner
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11030 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9765
+1 760-376-6131
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheryl's makes the best burgers! Try the Western BBQ bacon burger! He got the onion rings off my burger, I don't eat onions, and said they were fresh and very good. I rarely eat hamburgers anymore since most aren't worth the calories or carbs. This one definitely is worth the extra work at the gym and the drive from Bakersfield!... More 

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Seal Beach, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us stopped for a simple lunch. The restaurant is clean and has the look of being really out of the 50's. The service and food were very good.

Thank 270Pat_C
Santa Clarita, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We decided to go sight seeing while camping at Camp James (Kernville is such a cute little town) and I like to find the place that looks like all the locals would go to. So, when I saw Cheryl's Diner we decided to have lunch there. I ordered the Big Blue Burger. Wow! It was delicious! Thin patty and piled... More 

Thank Chris C
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The old-fashioned diner serves good simple food and reliable steamy coffee that is a great start to the day before hiking up the riverbed. The patio fronts the main square with a nice view of all the hubbub.

Thank Arrow101
Fairfax, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This appears to be where the friendly locals eat. Cheryl's daughter oversees great service and very fresh coffee and omlette.

Thank skephaniem
Ockley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The gold may have run out in Kernville, but they have this piece of gold left. Food was great, we took the recommended dish of eggs Benedict with homemade Hollande sauce and a dish of blueberry pancakes. Coffee just right for me. Everyone there was very welcoming, especially Kelly who looked after us well. Would recommend popping in to give... More 

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orange county
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240 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I realize this was Whisky Flat Days weekend, probably the busiest time of the year for this great little town, so why not bring in extra staff. When we entered Cheryl's we were greeted by a local lady seated at the counter who told us to sit anywhere. After seating ourselves we were finally approached by a nice waitress who... More 

1 Thank ragsdad
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly home town service. Food was fresh and tasted great. I liked the local art on the wall and made me interested in other American Indian art.

Thank Setatro
Palmdale, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We own a home in Kernville and have eaten here several times in the past. Each time seems like food hasn't been top notch and the service and wait times seem to be longer and longer. I haven't eaten here in 2 yrs but thought we would try something different today. Ordered a small chicken salad. It took over an... More 

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Cheryl's was not prepared for a sudden influx of customers following a local event. They should have known, since Cheryl participated in the event. As a result, the one cook was swamped and service was slow. To make matters worse, the waitress was in a very obvious rush, haphazardly placing items on the table, and not spending adequate time at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11030 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9765
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-6131

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