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Kern River Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy
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13415 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238-9714
+1 760-376-2337
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Ridgecrest, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drove over to Kernville for lunch with my husband only to discover the "Backyard" portion of the restaurant was not open weekdays. Boo. Really wanted the meal with a view. We were seated in the main restaurant with a view of a dirt parking lot. The food was fine. I ordered the Mojo Tacos which were very tasty. My only... More 

Thank Laura D
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. We sat upstairs with a nice view. The gal that was our server was sweet. We had the onion, mushroom, blue cheese burger. I thought it was fantastic and my Husband could take or leave it. Don't let word Brewing keep you from bringing your kids. I would say there was about a doz kids running... More 

Thank Kim T
Ridgecrest, California
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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner and it was ok. There are places that have better food. The draw here is the beer. If you like the home brewed beer, you will love it. We didn't care for it though.

Thank thezone999
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The river is flowing and the lake is full which has brought a lot of us tourist into town. Be prepared for a wait time but know it is really worth that wait. This is a favorite place for my son-in-law. We started with fried dill pickle spears that were much better than sliced varieties found at sports pubs! I... More 

Thank Debby M
New Haven, Indiana, United States
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a great find. All types of beer to try but for me the highlight was the food. The fish and chips were excellent along with the pulled pork sandwich. Be sure to check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Traci H
Bakersfield, California
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here expecting to have a burger and beer. Found two places to eat the original KRBC and the Backyard. We went to the backyard very different menu that the original. Beer was very good, had a stout, but no burgers on the menu. Had Braised Beef sandwich with potato wedges good. So check the menu on their web... More 

Thank itdave
Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stop here, you won't regret it. The food is delicious and the BEER is EXCELLENT! Take a tour of their new addition!

Thank megw89
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Brewery is very nice. The beer was really good, especially the IPA's. A warning though there is no cell phone reception in the area or WiFi at the brewery.

Thank Shane B
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My son is based with the Forest Service in Kernville and has raved about the brewery and the fare they offer so when my wife and I stopped to visit this was a must do stop. We stopped for lunch and our son wasn't pulling our leg the beer was excellent as were the sandwiches. If your in the area... More 

Thank Buttman73
Lake Isabella, California
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

They have the best calamari appetizer and other really good food but it can be overly crowded most of the time. Very popular place.

Thank cyndt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub, Healthy
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13415 Sierra Way, Kernville, CA 93238-9714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Kernville
  • Phone Number: +1 760-376-2337

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