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The Kernel

1011 Hoffman Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060-1109
+1 507-451-2585
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (5 reviews)
“chili” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1011 Hoffman Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060-1109
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent home cooking, with great service. Had the Sunday special of a hot turkey sandwich. Wonderful! Didn't partake of the fresh pie, but it looked great!

1  Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The best family style restaurant in Owatonna. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Greg their cook has been there several years and never disappoints! Highly recommend when your are in town!

Thank Smelly1971
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I have tried this place several times, last straw. Ordered the fish. Noticed they had Mac and cheese as a side now. They charged an up charge for it though. Decided to order it anyway. What I got was a bowl of what appeared to...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We love the Kernel. Tried the Friday Fish Fry and it was excellent. This week, Dan tried the Patty Melt and I had Breakfast! Both were excellent!

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great food excellent service. Very reasonably priced. A lot to choose from. No hassles if you want to sit and talk awhile either!!

1  Thank No1im
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've eaten here many, many times, and always get great food with great service. There's something on the menu for everyone, though breakfasts, soups and desserts are especially good.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A group of relatives and friends often meet at the Kernel for meals. The friendly atmosphere and wide variety of food meets the needs of everyone.

Thank sn0wflakes63
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We went for a weekday lunch. The average age of the customers had to be in the 70s. It made us feel like kids in a grownup restaurant. The food was bland. The service was just barely adequate. The building itself was rundown on the...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here on our way back home to the Twin Cities from a long road trip to South Dakota. The food was great--real home cooking. The service was excellent as well and the pie was outstanding. If you're in the area and in...More

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were told by our hotel about The Kernel and it turned out to be a good recommendation. The menu has a lot of different selections and our table of 5 all had great meals and plenty of food for the money!

Thank Donna H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1011 Hoffman Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060-1109
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Owatonna
  • Phone Number: +1 507-451-2585
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