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American, Steakhouse
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Dinner
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 22 August 2020

It's not listed here, but the Burger Stand out front is open all day and serves up ground beef from the steakhouse in perfect delicious patties with shredded lettuce and thousand island dressing to rival In-N-Out and the best of them. Don't forget to grab...a milkshake (malted if you want) and their delicious homemade fries. We were camping a couple miles away at Limestone and literally ate here 2 days in a row, ignoring all the great camping food we brought because it was that good! Sit outside under the trees and forget about cooking. Or take your burger to your campsite and make your neighbors jealous. Yum.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020

We tried McNally's on Valentine's Day. Seems the staff was not prepared for the large amount of patrons. We stood at the bar to get a drink, no one looked up at us, no hello, I'll be right with you, for several minutes. My husband...and I ordered the rib eye special. The best part of the meal was the delicious bread and baked potato. Our steaks were a little tuff, dull steak knives didn't help. I prefer my steak FIRE grilled not pan seared. The little petite gal that was our server was so sweet and attentive. She deserves recognition. I cant remember her name it started with a "J". Not sure if we will give it another try.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 November 2019

We traveled here from Bakersfield to try something different. It took us about 1 hour and half to arrive at McNally's. It is a old rustic restaurant with deer heads and old time antiques for decorations. The bar opens about 4:30pm and the restaurant opens...at 5:00 pm. We were a total of 4 people and where excited to have some steaks. I decided to have the 40 oz. Logger and the others had 2 filet mignon and 1 rib eye steak. It comes with a vegetable platter, salad or soup and bread. We also tried the mushrooms and mozzarella sticks for an appetizer which where very good. Everyone enjoyed their steaks and I demolished the porterhouse and got my bumper sticker and pencil for completing the task...lololo. I would recommend if you are in the area or traveling to give them a try and try the logger, if you can!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019 via mobile

Holy smokes, they have a huge steak that if you eat the whole thing you receive a bumper sticker and log pencil. My cousin enjoyed meeting the challenge while the rest of us had our steak or chicken dinners. Everything was very good. It's a...bit out of town, but a lovely drive through the mountains.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

We ordered the Fairview special (filet and grilled shrimp) and the 14oz. NY strip. I had a little issue with getting the NY strip cooked medium (too rare), but they did fix it. We tried to be very clear on the cooking instructions, but this...can happen. The filet was excellent, as were the grilled shrimp, the salads were basic, but very fresh. We ordered the sauteed mushrooms, which were outstanding, highly recommended. Really liked the meal starting with a relish tray which had some very tasty pickles made in house. The location is a bit remote, but I understand they have great burgers and the convenience store seem nice as well. They open the bar at 4:30pm and start serving at 5:00pm.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 8 October 2019

This restaurant is the best. It's a drive to get there from the town Kernville but really worth it. There steaks are amazing. Very tasty and the portions are huge. The service is great. Try the hamburger stand outside the restaurant. You will be blown...away how great that burger taste. Whenever we go to Kernville we make it a point to stop at McNally's either for the burgers or dinner.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

The dinner house is superb. Best steaks around at a reasonable price. Great service. Opens at 5. During the day the burger bar is open. Great cheese burgers. Both are well worth the drive from Kernville. Highly recommended

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

Has changed hands. Reduced menu. No Rib-eye or Prime Rib. However, steaks were cooked right. Small salad. Not much in the way of veggies. Cocktails were good. Irish Mule was very tasty.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

Did not eat at the lodge but stopped at the burger stand. Great burger while sitting outside enjoying the scenery. There was no place to sit on a Tuesday afternoon so that should say something about this place..Take a walk over to the suspension bridge

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 28 June 2019

Johnny McNally has gone from us, but his lodge carries on. As always, the meat items are top shelf, beautifully prepared. Fish items are usually good. It would be a 5 star place but for two things: Side/vegetable dishes that are lacking, and a short...unimpressive wine and beer list. It's a nice drive north of Kernville, or add 12 miles from Isabella Lake, pretty spot on the Kern River, rustic atmosphere, so we still like to go. I just wish they would upgrade their vegetable and side dish game.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

We had an amazing steak dinner at McNally's. Loved the location too. After dinner we enjoyed a few cocktails out on their patio overlooking the river and then took a walk along the bridge across the river (right behind the restaurant). Food was excellent as...was the service. My only recommendation would be for the restaurant to play some quiet music in the background...it was slightly too quiet inside. We'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

Good old fashioned burger greatness! We showed up right at closing and the staff still happily served us. Everything was super fresh and the milkshakes were tasty

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 May 2019

This is one of my must go to places every time I visit Kernville. It seems we always end up here due to the fishing not going the way we like it to. But it's a great place to go to when you're looking for...a good steak and the black bean soup is a definite must have .The service has always been really good , helpful,and friendly . They really seem to go out of their way to accommodate your request. McNally's has recently gone through a change of ownership and all we can hope for is that it will be, just as good as ever. Only time will tell.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019

I have been a fan of the meals at McNally's for 30 years. It was always fabulous and worth the drive. However when it was sold a few years ago, the food fell short and I quit going back up there. Since it was reclaimed...by previous owners and resold, the food is back to the excellence it was before. I am a huge fan again!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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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.

Date of visit: June 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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May 2018. They opened the store Friday May 11th. Having Mother's Day dinner there tonight! :)
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Johnny McNally's Lodge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5