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Ewing's Restaurant on the Kern

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American, Steakhouse
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 4 October 2022

Great service, food was good, view was awesome. Very accommodating staff. Nice selection at bar, both drinks and beer.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022 via mobile

We had such a nice dinner here. Everyone really enjoyed their meal and the service was excellent. There was live music while we ate and then we loved the view of the river. Overall it far exceeded our expectations. I should add that there were...so many vegetarian options which we really appreciated.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022 via mobile

Perfect place ! Right by the river, attentive staff, Shasta C was our server and she was so genuine, friendly and helpful . Delicious food ! Oh my ! Just great .

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022

We had a wonderful dining experience here. Lindsay was our server, and she was excellent! Our filets were some of the best we have ever had! We had a table with a river view, and an overall excellent experience. We would absolutely return!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022

You should make reservations for weekend dining. The restaurant tables have a beautiful view of the Kern River. The service was attentive and our server was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Prices were reasonable. We highly recommend going to this place.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022 via mobile

Wow you can't say enough good about this beautiful old restaurant in Kernville. And when I say old it's an old structure but it's beautifully kept up inside with lots of old nostalgic pictures on the walls and the beautiful dining room with the entire...glass wall over looking the mighty kern river it's a spectacular dining room and a spectacular view. We had a dinner 18 friends here and everything was fantastic from the service, the table setting and the waitress. Ask for Lindsay she's fantastic. Some of the great dishes we had: the salad that comes with the meals is super, the appetizer calamari rings were very good and then onto the entrées. the steaks are just superb and cooked perfectly top sirloin's and fillets were super. Some people even enjoyed the turkey pot pie. Several people had the salmon and it was prepared perfectly and deliciously. the baked potatoes look like beautiful russet that had been baked to perfection. I just can't say enough good about this fantastic restaurant. Hid up in Kernville we will definitely go back here. prices are very fair for what you get and it's a winner.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Good food, poor service. While waiting for a table we decided to have drinks at the bar. After trying to get bar service for 25 mins with no luck, our table was ready. Table service was a little better. Fish tacos were very good and...filling. Too bad they didn't want to make money on selling us drinks. But the host and cashier had it easy sitting doing nothing.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

Classy place with beautiful views overlooking the Kern River. Our group sat on the open sunny patio. It was lovely although a bit warm as patrons are in direct sunlight as the sun sets low in the east. Best to go after the sun dips...behind the mountains (after 7:25pm in June/July, at least). In cooler weather this patio would be heavenly! Good food & service & awesome vibe!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021

What are the odds of meeting and fishing with some wonderful kids on the river? After sharing tackle we found out that their family took over Ewing's. We have been there off and on over the years, but promised them that we would go by...for lunch during our stay. Clean and updated, wonderful views, felt like family. I had the Ahi tuna and my husband had the fish tacos. Hubby's bloody Mary was a meal in itself! I would however have the Ahi as an appetizer over a meal. The staff was very friendly but still learning.. Please give this place a try! Fried mushrooms are awesome! Hubby loved the tacos. =)More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 29 June 2020

This is an excellent place to eat or drink and enjoy fantastic views. The food prices are very reasonible and the staff are small town friendly towards out of town customers. It was a cozy place that served up burgers, steaks, salads, and a lot...of fried appeitizers. When we went around 6 pm there was a 45 min wait but the view was worth the wait.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

We were told by our residence that this was good but we were taken aback by the quality, and personal service after some truly disappointing meals in Santa Barbara. We had an early supper so the restaurant was not crowded and I checked the beers...an to my delight they had my favourite Blue Moon. Our view of the mountains was inspiring and their unglazed open area is ideal for that scenic snaps. What I also liked was that the chowder was included as a side order so in effect free for those with smaller appetites like my ageing self with a diminishing quantity attitude and a focus on taste. The filet was one of the best I have had in a long while and so was my wife’s filet ; truly we also heard the couple on the neighboring table praising the same choice so Ewings must have a very good supplier! The beans were tasty and mashed potatoes are always a delight in centra; California! No desert as we were ‘complet’ but another Blue Moon by the Barman gave us time to relax a little and chat to the owner who was genuinely interested in our comments. The owners have a small personal note on the table explaining why this is their vocation and I am jealous of the residents for their good luck in having this eating place. You may think such a mass of words is a little over the top but have a look at the image.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

Best deck on the river and good food. Dog friendly and our server was both personable and professional. Nice ambiance.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

Best Thanksgiving dinner we've ever had at a restaurant and better than many home cooked holiday meals. Turkey was extremely moist and the mashed/sweet potatoes were the best not to mention the rest of the sides which were delicious. Although pumpkin pie is traditional the...cheesecake can't be beat. And you couldn't get a more beautiful setting for a Thanksgiving Day celebration.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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ewingsonthekern, Owner at Ewing's Restaurant on the Kern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2019

That’s what we were hoping for!! Thank you so much for taking time to review your experience!!

Reviewed 17 November 2019

They need to stick to ribs and steaks.the breakfast is terrible. Dry biscuits.potatos were crunchy and we got the wrong drink.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 November 2019

Completely destroyed my romantic dinner reservations by not having tables reserved. Saving grace was their excellent culinary staff.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Ewing's Restaurant on the Kern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4