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Cheryl's Diner

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American, Diner
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11030 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9765
+1 760-376-6131
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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orange county
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I realize this was Whisky Flat Days weekend, probably the busiest time of the year for this great little town, so why not bring in extra staff. When we entered Cheryl's we were greeted by a local lady seated at the counter who told us to sit anywhere. After seating ourselves we were finally approached by a nice waitress who... More 

Thank ragsdad
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly home town service. Food was fresh and tasted great. I liked the local art on the wall and made me interested in other American Indian art.

Thank Setatro
Palmdale, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We own a home in Kernville and have eaten here several times in the past. Each time seems like food hasn't been top notch and the service and wait times seem to be longer and longer. I haven't eaten here in 2 yrs but thought we would try something different today. Ordered a small chicken salad. It took over an... More 

Thank Dingmch
Central Oregon, Oregon
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Cheryl's was not prepared for a sudden influx of customers following a local event. They should have known, since Cheryl participated in the event. As a result, the one cook was swamped and service was slow. To make matters worse, the waitress was in a very obvious rush, haphazardly placing items on the table, and not spending adequate time at... More 

Thank walkalot4ever
Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

So friendly and helpful on top of the food being exceptional. Upon arriving we chose to sit at the counter because the booths were all occupied. After we had ordered and were sipping our coffee, a booth became open and a waitress asked if we would be more comfortable and moved us to the booth! My hubby likes to spread... More 

Thank Cricketheart
Paso Robles Wine Region, California
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

I had to spend a few days in Kernville and I really liked this Diner. I had breakfast ,lunch and dinner there more then once ,and every meal was great. If you are traveling through or just spending time in Kernville, this is the place to eat. The staff was very friendly , and the choice of food was excellent.... More 

Thank john j
Melbourne, Australia
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This has to be the best breakfast i have had for a long time. It come with good old country hospitality. Its a good sign when the locals come in for breakfast. I had the spicy omelette and hash brown. I would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Michael C
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Late lunch on a Tuesday in Kernville. Cafe with an older interior, but the service was good and the food was tasty. My cheeseburger tasted like one we'd bbq at home. I had Cole slaw as my side. Great flavor, but a little too moist with dressing. Fresh iced tea hit the spot. Pecan pie was homemade and yummy.

Thank SMGrandma
Kernville, California
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cheryl's Diner is located right in the middle of the town of Kernville. When you walk in, you immediately feel welcomed by the staff. It is more of coming to a friends house, than to a restaurant. The food is great and the service is always great. I would highly recommend you have a breakfast, lunch or dinner here during... More 

Thank KernLodgeSue
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our server Patty took such good care of me and 17 of my mountain biking buddies on Saturday night. They accommodated us and worked hard to keep the food coming and the mood fun and party-like. Patty put up with my shenanigans and turned me on to the best chicken fried steak I've ever had. Very quaint, super local, felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11030 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9765
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-6131

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