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Tuesday open until 7 PM
Country Fried Steak Dinner 10.49
1/2 Sandwich w One side choice & Pie 10.49
White Chicken Chili
Red Chili
Vegetable Beef Soup
Philly Beef or Cuban Sandwich Basket 10.49
Coconut Shrimp Dinner 11.49
14 flavors of #homemade #pie
Rhubarb Streusel Cake
Chow Mein on Crispy No...

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Open 7 am - 7 pm Thursday
Creamed Chicken over Biscuits 8.99
Chicken Salad Croissant 8.99
Apple Pecan Chicken Salad 10.29
Bean & Ham Soup
Vegetable Hamburger Soup
Chili and Cornbread
15 flavors of Homemade Pies
Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake
Chow Mein on Crispy Noodles
w Rice & Toast 7.99
Pumpkin Panc...

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Open 7 am - 7 pm Wednesday
Sloppy Joe w one side & chips 8.99
Potato & Dumpling Soup
Hamburger Vegetable Soup
Pumpkin Pancakes (all day)
Apple Pecan Chicken Salad 10.,29
Chili and Cornbread
Chow Mein on Crispy Noodles
w Rice & Toast 7.99
Chocolate Cake w Chocolate Frosting
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Daniel Rice recommends Kernel Restaurant.
Real deal classic diner. Coffee was just right, eggs(over easy) and hash browns were perfectly cooked and so was my chicken fried steak. Waitress was quick courteous and checked on me several times despite the restaurant being busy. I was waiting to...

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Wednesday April 20 22
Sloppy Joe w One side & Chips 8.49
Cuban Sandwich Basket 9.99
Philly Cheese Steak
Sandwich Basket 9.99
Seafood Basket 9.29
Coconut Shrimp Dinner 11.49
Battered Cod Filet Dinner 11.49
Potato & Dumplings Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chili and Cornbread
Red Velvet Cake w Cream Chee...

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Tuesday April 19
Open till 7 PM
Cuban Sandwich Basket
Pulled Pork, Pulled Ham, Swiss Cheese, all on Ciabatta Bun,
w Potato or Onion Rings & Cole Slaw 9.99
Seafood Basket 9.29
Country Fried Steak Dinner 9.49
Strawberry Pecan Chicken Salad 9.99
Chicken Noodle Soup
Split Pea & Ham Soup
Chili and Cor...

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Friday Open till 7 PM
Saturday Open till 3 M
Sunday: Closed All Day Easter Sunday
Friday: Fish Fry Dinners & Sandwiches
Clam Chowder
Bread Pudding w Caramel Sauce
Vegetable Beef Soup
Saturday: BBQ Smoked Pork Ribs Special 10.99
1/3 lb Patty Melt Basket 9.99
Sunday: Closed

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9 months ago
Thank you for sponsoring the Yeast Bread Award at the 2022 Steele County Fair! It was my privilege to win the award & I was great surprised to receive a gift certificate as well as the Grand Champion Rosette! As our family is relatively new to the area, we had not yet dined at The Kernel so the gift certificate was the perfect incentive to enjoy lunch on the day we picked up my Fair exhibits. Great Food and Great Service! Again, Thank You for your sponsorship of the award!
- brenda l
a week ago
I really like the breakfast I had at the Kernel. It was so good! We went the day before Mother’s Day and it was so busy! The food was terrific! I had French toast with ham and I was so happy that they had ham! No one has a slice of ham to offer with their breakfast’s and they did and it was excellent!!! My daughter had a cinnamon roll with her breakfast wow, they are huge and really really good! I highly recommend this place for breakfast!!! I only wish I had taken pictures of all the food we ordered that morning!
- Annette W
4 months ago
Loved this place. They have their own baker on site! Delicious bakery fare. My friend and I wanted a place to meet and have a good chat. No one hurried us. Plus it's seating capacity helps with that. Our waitress was very nice. Was there when we wanted attentive but not annoying. Good location right off 35W. We will be back. Thank you Kernel's.
- Dm C

Quality homemade foods since 1981

Comfort foods, homemade pies & more

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  • (507) 451-2585


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1011 Hoffman Drive Northwest
Owatonna, MN 55060

Business Hours

Mon:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thu:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri:7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat:7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sun:7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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