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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
16:00 - 21:30
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I have been pretty miffed at this place, as will only cook burgers well done--but I just don't order the burgers--I'm over their silly burger rule. A friend and I visited for lunch and had an order of Fish and Chips as well as Fish Tacos (& chips). Both dishes were well made and tasty. The Fish and Chips were... More 

Thank RogerF679
Central Oregon, Oregon
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

A comfortable and informal spot to visit with friends, but the dinner menu had a limited selection to choose from. I had the Malibu chicken sandwich, which was good. The fish taco and tri-tip taco were both just average. We had wings and fried pickles for appetizers. The fried pickles were good.

Thank walkalot4ever
Carlsbad, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

The food and beer were reasonably priced and hit the spot. The service was quick and the waitress was able ti recommend which beer we might enjoy. Live music on Fridays as well.

Thank casvista
Grass Valley, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Great beer, great place to hang out with friends. Can get a little loud in the dining room but that just adds to the fun!

Thank Valerie C
Orange County, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Service was nice, food was good, beer was excellent. Atmosphere is very unique. Loved it! A must see when you travel to Kernville.

Thank dlwcross
Austin, Texas
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

That's right, no mention of the class v stout mustard, you gotta ask for the bacon jam. Before we get to that part, the Santa Fe egg rolls are delish. We started with that and then I had a bacon cheese burger with one of their local brews. When I asked about the sauce, the waitress suggested the bacon jam.... More 

Thank OteroNewlyweds
Bolton, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We had lunch there and liked the salads. The Class V was also super and had complex tastes, as advertised. This is a great place for lunch, and I am guessing a casual dinner. When there is water in the river I am sure that it THE place for post whitewater brews.

Thank Richard T
Lake Isabella, California
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

I don't drink so going to a brewery was a suggestion from a friend. The food is good and a cool choice of different styles. Everybody swears by the beer and people come from all over to get it. The atmosphere is what did it for me, just a really fun place.

Thank dave k
Redondo Beach, California
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242 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stopped here on way up to Sequoia National Forest over labor day weekend and enjoyed a couple of pints and some great lunch (pulled pork sandwich and fish tacos). They have a great selection of their draft brews and we really enjoyed their session IPA.

Thank Janice N
Fallon, Nevada
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

My first visit there I chose the bar to sit at. The bartender was a dark haired female who provided bare minimum service. Customer service is important and its what I do for a living as well. To saddle up to a local guy at the edge of the bar and chat him up instead of talking to your customers... More 

Thank Wendy B

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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
USD 3 - USD 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, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
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?