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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 good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
1 week ago
“Phenomenal meal. ”
1 week ago
“Welcome Back!!!!”
Closed Now
American, Steakhouse
€€ - €€€
Box 95 HC 1, Kernville, CA 93238-9601
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a priceless evening with my husband. Was so happy to see the former owners back and running things. From the house made salad dressing to a steak cooked to perfection. A steak that melts in your mouth. Open 7 days a week now. Don’t...More

Thank Loni K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old owner John and his wife Judy have taken back over and everything is just as it was 12 years ago before he sold it. Perfect! Best Steak All Time!!

Thank Don D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time..was there for a Birtbdsy psrty ..head count was 60+ and a great job done by all...excellent food!!

Thank Debra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is still great but the atmosphere has run down. The man, I guess he worked there as he was cleaning up tables, was so unprofessional as he had his pants ripped in the butt area. He was also pretty drunk. I’ve been going...More

Thank KernLodgeSue
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Been going here for 40 years, great steaks and lovely river view, Charming history abounds. Location is on the Kern River. You can sit outside for cocktails (weather permitting) and enjoy the lovely river view or walk down over the bridge to see the river...More

2  Thank julial3054
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

That's right it's like the old Wild west. They are in the mountains ok place, the food is ruff. It's a hit or miss. They are VERY expensive but you never know how the food will be. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's extremely bad....More

Thank Jude S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Though we had reservations for 3 months, they were ill prepared for our group of 20. Sat us 30 minutes after arrival. Table was not set, no menus or water. Finally came for beverage order, 30 minutes later only half the order arrived. Still did...More

Thank ileeniej54
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We were RVing at Camp James and decided to eat out our first night. We went to Johnny McNally's and were pleasantly surprised. I had the fried chicken which was fantastic. My husband had the porterhouse which he really enjoyed. Service was good and wait...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Great steak, cold beer and a view. Love this place. Be prepared for a wait, but it's worth it. Great attentive staff.

Thank Jimandfoxy
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Food isn't that great, especially for the cost. Nice drive to the restaurant. Restaurant holds some charm with its cowboy, Western look, but we weren't that impressed.

Thank Jan C
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Questions & Answers
2 March 2018|
Response from susanstewart1 |
May 2018. They opened the store Friday May 11th. Having Mother's Day dinner there tonight! :)
2 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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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