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Johnny McNally's Lodge

Box 95 HC 1, Kernville, CA 93238-9601
+1 760-376-2430
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
22 Jan 2018
“Quaint historical restaurant famous for their steaks and river view”
24 Jul 2017
“Didn't want to cook”
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American, Steakhouse
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Box 95 HC 1, Kernville, CA 93238-9601
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Waited for winter to end to head up to this reataurant! Ate here many times years ago. Made reservation and upon entering several other customers were all herded to tables by the bartender! Service was fair considering price for food! Can't say as though I...More

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This has always been one of my treats -- to drive up river to see the white water and have a burger. This Sunday was not different EXCEPT the burger was terrible. It was dry, overcooked and tasteless. Very disappointing. When Kathy and her husband...More

1  Thank Diana W
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Service was a little shaky but from what I understand, this was the first day opening after they close for the winter. But, the owner came out to help and it was really cool they were super nice and the food more than made up...More

1  Thank billyboy195
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We ordered porterhouse steak and hamburgers and were not disappointed. There's an old fellow outside the back of the restaurant throwing horseshoes. He's pretty good. After dinner we walked the footbridge over the Kern River and watched the tubers float along the river. It was...More

Thank Kwansaii
Reviewed 26 November 2015

One of the best restaurants on the Kern River. Of course, you could opt for the 40 ounce steak although I woruldn't recommend it. It's enough for 4 people...easily. We were never disappointed in the food and, once in a while, the entertainment can be...More

Thank Doc1213
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
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...More

Thank christinasitterley
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...More

1  Thank Phillip S
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...More

4  Thank janicepk
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...More

3  Thank Gary L
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3 March 2018|
Response from julial3054 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - don't know the answer :-(
6 January 2017|
Response from Thekern1957 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they are closed for the season. 1-760-376-2430......?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Box 95 HC 1, Kernville, CA 93238-9601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-2430
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