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Johnny McNally's Lodge

Kernville, CA 93238-9601
+1 760-376-2430
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (46 reviews)
“trout” (2 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse
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Kernville, CA 93238-9601
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2018

I hadn't been to Johnny McNally's in a really long time, but having been back, I can say that the meat is still very delicious. There were four of us, but we all ordered filet mignon. It was perfectly cooked.

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This is an old style country steakhouse. It's part of a typical complex of related businesses - general store, small motel, burger stand, etc. It's chief attraction / attribute is its location - it's the first restaurant coming South on 155 below the Johnsondale bridge....More

1  Thank CaliTexan22
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Famous for the steaks, which my son says is the best he has ever had, it also serves up a fantastic Apricot Chicken for non-beef lovers too. And let me say, best homemade blue cheese dressing I have ever had!

Thank 244dennal
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We had dinner in this Johnny McNally's Lodge during our way back to hotel. It is old version of restaurant, very original:) Even we visited it very late at that day, but the service was very good! You could feel you are home. Food we...More

Thank 572jingl
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Truly a priceless evening with my husband. Was so happy to see the former owners back and running things. From the house made salad dressing to a steak cooked to perfection. A steak that melts in your mouth. Open 7 days a week now. Don’t...More

1  Thank Loni K
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

The old owner John and his wife Judy have taken back over and everything is just as it was 12 years ago before he sold it. Perfect! Best Steak All Time!!

Thank Don D
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Great time..was there for a Birtbdsy psrty ..head count was 60+ and a great job done by all...excellent food!!

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The food is still great but the atmosphere has run down. The man, I guess he worked there as he was cleaning up tables, was so unprofessional as he had his pants ripped in the butt area. He was also pretty drunk. I’ve been going...More

Thank KernLodgeSue
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Been going here for 40 years, great steaks and lovely river view, Charming history abounds. Location is on the Kern River. You can sit outside for cocktails (weather permitting) and enjoy the lovely river view or walk down over the bridge to see the river...More

2  Thank julial3054
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

That's right it's like the old Wild west. They are in the mountains ok place, the food is ruff. It's a hit or miss. They are VERY expensive but you never know how the food will be. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's extremely bad....More

Thank Jude S
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James S
19 July 2018|
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Response from 572jingl | Reviewed this property |
We were the first time stayed this hotel, I think it is original, not remodeled.
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karolealdrich
3 March 2018|
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Response from susanstewart1 |
May 2018. They opened the store Friday May 11th. Having Mother's Day dinner there tonight! :)
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Response from julial3054 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - don't know the answer :-(
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kernville, CA 93238-9601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-2430
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