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Nelda's Diner

5128 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9470
+1 760-379-8448
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“big portions” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner
5128 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9470
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1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good stop on our way to Yosemite. Hubby said best pancakes he had ever had. You definitely need to try one of the shakes.

Thank Spring J
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My first diner experience in America (from the UK) and I loved it. Had a shake and a cheeseburger and it did not disappoint. Very nice staff too.

Thank flannytravel
Reviewed 13 March 2017

And the fruit side dish was fresh and sweet. The only downside was the dry biscuits. Even gravy wouldn't soak into them.

Thank DocReid
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you like quiet, intimate dining, this is not the place for you. However, if you prefer friendly, popular and well worth the trip, Nelda's Diner is the real meal deal for you. It's been a few years, and I'm pleased to say the place...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

What can I say except it is an overpriced diner. Food is typically greasy and tasteless and expensive. It is clean.

1  Thank Jude S
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Neldas has a very relaxed atmosphere! Always busy...staff is friendly and moving all the time. The food portions here are huge and I seem to always have to take some home. Pies and shakes are wonderful yummy! I suggest eating here anytime of the day!

Thank Tanya B
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Always open for business (when other eating places might close down for breakfast, lunch or dinner). A local cafe with good food. The waitresses were efficient & friendly. There is nothing fancy or formal about Neldas, but you get big portions of tasty food. Their...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have been here so many times, it is the best diner (to me) in all of KRV, especially for the prices. It is very affordable and they have a very large menu. They also have great desserts and a HUGE milkshake menu. I highly...More

Thank cyndt
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Perhaps the best sandwich of my life. Definitely the best milkshake of my life. On your way from the coast to Sequoia, Death Valley or Las Vegas, be sure to stop at Nelda's Diner and give these lovely people a nice tip.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stepping into Nelda's Diner is like going back in time. Old fashioned diner with huge menu and very reasonable prices. Ordered the hot open turkey which comes with 2 sides. The fruit salad was all fresh ripe fruit. Onion rings were home made - yum!...More

Thank EMRosenbaum
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Claudia U
18 November 2016|
Response from Phillip S | Reviewed this property |
Although I do not know if they are accommodating a menu for Thanksgiving, I can say that their Chicken Pot Pies should accommodate a Thanksgiving Day meal? However, a call to them at (760) 379-8448 will answer if they are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5128 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240-9470
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Isabella
  • Phone Number: +1 760-379-8448
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