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Cheryl's Diner

11030 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9765
+1 760-376-6131
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“breakfast” (50 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner
11030 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9765
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They have really great home cooked meals. Good portions and affordable specials. Service makes you feel right at home.

Thank Sierra S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A reminder of the homey feel of a small town cafe. Nice menu, good breakfast and great service. Convenient location next to the Kernville Inn and across the street from SoCal Rafting

Thank Eileen Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

His is a local diner where everyone knows everyone's unless they are tourists. Warm atmosphere diner food but, way too expensive. All I can say is you gotta try it at least once.

Thank Jude S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch was fantastic, salad was large Service good, atmosphere very pleasant. Family members had a superb dinner also!

Thank ileeniej54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After rafting on the Kern sitting down for lunch at Cheryl's was delightful. Had a burger and chili cheese fries. Both were great. Food was delivered quickly and the service was top notch.

Thank Stuff202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheryl's Diner has been a staple in Kernville for as long as I can recall. Cheryl still owns and runs the diner and a lot of her relatives work there. The food is always good and served in generous portions. Service is always good as...More

Thank Gary I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is conveniently located downtown. Typical diner food. Had a BLT and it was good. Clean and friendly waitress.

Thank heather_rs
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Cheryl's Diner is a nice spot for a bite to eat while visiting Kern. We were camping nearby but wanted a meal prepared by someone else. It was pretty busy around 3:30 pm with only 3 waitresses so service was a bit slow but we...More

Thank LALyndaD81
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Cheryl's is a diner that serves all kinds of food from liver and onions (not for me) to big breakfasts and very good burgers. Expect a wait if you show up at meal time. My advise is to go a little before or after. Counter...More

Thank bin2oz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

So after missing the ceremonial sauce dumping at Ewings, we went to Cheryl's. Spectacular. May not have had the view, but the employees were friendly, the place was clean and they advertise home cooking. That's what it was, home cooking. My wife said her Eggs...More

Thank Scott R
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Nearby Attractions
SoCal Rafting
92 reviews
.11 km away
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52 reviews
.19 km away
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.36 km away
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.05 km away
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30 June 2015|
Response from kcwillett |
From their yelp page: Hours Mon 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Wed 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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