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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“This is the place to go! If you love beer and a great atmosphere we highly recommend this place. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Enjoy Breakfast overlooking the Kern River. Watch the rafters on the river from the deck. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Night Club
“Good food, large selection of wine, live music, creative menu and all around good vibes”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fun place, good pizza and salad bar. White Water pizza is highly recommended.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“This nice, newer museum is right in downtown Kernville and has a lot of information about the local area’s rich Western history. From gold mining days to moviemaking. Free admission and hosted by very knowledgeable local volunteers, they know it all! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cheryl's Diner is a family run Kernville staple. Good for your basic diner food cravings (homemade meatloaf on Mondays) & the staff is super friendly. A good spot if you have a pup with you since there's a patio!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“A fun place to meet people, dance to live music and more. This saloon is a fun filled place to hang out and enjoy some night life. It also has a game room with tables and TV's to enjoy sporting events!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Kernville's Mexican Restaurant is a simple family place with pretty decent Mexican American food. Good chips & salsa, homemade tamales and tasty fajitas. Nothing fancy here and beer only - so if you're in the mood for a Margarita maybe grab one at Ewing's after!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful, cozy, comfortable, romantic atmosphere with amazing dishes. Great for a date night but also good for kids as well. We love their mushroom appetizer, clam chowder and baked lasagna. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“The company offers a wide range of rafting tours ranging in price from less than 50 dollars to more expensive day-long trips. The guides are helpful and knowledgeable.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“I love their coffee and I especially love their cookies! Oh! And I can't forget to mention that this is the cutest place in Kernville because they have soooo many unique adorable trinkets, gifts and decorations for sale. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Comfort food in a small restaurant where you can see and hear them cooking your food behind the counter. I love the atmosphere and that small town feeling... And I especially love their French toast! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lake for boating, fishing, swimming, riding jet skis, and just sitting on the beach.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Nature
“Just a short trip, only 8 miles away from Kernville is this lovely ski resort.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is the place to go! If you love beer and a great atmosphere we highly recommend this place. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Enjoy Breakfast overlooking the Kern River. Watch the rafters on the river from the deck. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fun place, good pizza and salad bar. White Water pizza is highly recommended.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cheryl's Diner is a family run Kernville staple. Good for your basic diner food cravings (homemade meatloaf on Mondays) & the staff is super friendly. A good spot if you have a pup with you since there's a patio!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Kernville's Mexican Restaurant is a simple family place with pretty decent Mexican American food. Good chips & salsa, homemade tamales and tasty fajitas. Nothing fancy here and beer only - so if you're in the mood for a Margarita maybe grab one at Ewing's after!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful, cozy, comfortable, romantic atmosphere with amazing dishes. Great for a date night but also good for kids as well. We love their mushroom appetizer, clam chowder and baked lasagna. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Comfort food in a small restaurant where you can see and hear them cooking your food behind the counter. I love the atmosphere and that small town feeling... And I especially love their French toast! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Burgers and you can also have a fantastic steak at the Restaurant. Home of the 42oz Porterhouse. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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