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Johnny McNally's Lodge

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Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
+1 760-376-2430
Thu - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Staying at Durrwood B&B and fortunately McNally's was just down the road a piece. Plenty of steak choices and very well done. From families to bikers, all enjoyed the service and the food.

Thank jmckphil
Lake Elsinore, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

After traveling miles & miles of nothing but forestry we came along this little restaurant not to far from kernville. My boyfriend & I were so happy to find this place because we were real hungry. The food is pretty good & fair priced. It was a long wait though.

Thank christinasitterley
Kernville, California
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

So this little place is located right on the scenic Kern River. There is a little store, rooms for rent, RV trailers (camping) with outdoor BBQ, views, happy staff, Incredible Food. You Simply Cannot Beat this Place. There is even a campground next door. The steaks are HUGE AND DELIGHTFUL. YOU HAVE TO STOP HERE and give them a try.... More 

1 Thank Phillip S
Annapolis, Maryland
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323 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Our family of 5 had a wonderful experience at McNally 's. Sarge was very welcoming when we arrived and we were quickly seated. Our waitress came over immediately which always appreciated. Actually it was a team effort which was awesome. Debbie was one of the best waitresses we have had in a long time. We all had steaks- ribeye and... More 

4 Thank janicepk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

this is one of my go to steak houses. It has been flawless. Tender beef and a super friendly staff! This was my first visit that was disappointing however the new mgr Debbie and my waitress Sonia resolved the matter completely! i ordered the Logger a 40oz porterhouse and a lobster tail. The problem came about when the kitchen got... More 

3 Thank Gary L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

This was a great burger on our way back from the trail of 100 giants. It was a very long wait however. I'm not sure if that's the norm. The meal was worth it.

1 Thank Mathew G
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

I am sure this is a isolated incident, but I have to express our visit yesterday anyhow. The greeter was very nice and we were seated quickly despite the fact that we were a bit late for our reservation and they were booked. I assume it was the owner (a tall gentleman) checked on us regularly in the beginning and... More 

1 Thank Shelley D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is the place to eat up the river from Kernville. Layed back atmosphere, come as you are and enjoy your steak cooked to perfection. After Road's End burned down, this became the "IT" spot on the river. All accolades are well-deserved.

2 Thank Robert S
Lake Isabella, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Family visit to mcnallys resteraunt was a huge sucess 1st we walked across the bridge over the river beautiful views. Then we ate porterhouse, tbones, i had filet minion which was incredable. Everything was great the service was great. Along with food, and the dessert we splitted a few snow balls. Highely reccomend.

2 Thank Amandams88
Tehachapi, California
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

We didn't actually eat here, just had drinks. The bartender was super as is the bar. I want to go back, rent a cabin and stay for a few days. What a relaxing place to read and swim. BE SURE TO take a walk across the river on their footbridge. This is a lovely spot, an absolutely beautiful setting.

2 Thank roadtrip240

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hc 1 Box 95, Kernville, CA 93238
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-2430

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