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Crystal Palace and Museum

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Address: 2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone Number: (661) 328-7560
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens...
Combination theater and a museum housing memorabilia spanning Buck Owens' 40 year career in country music.
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ICONIC BAKERSFIELD

Food is good. Not great but plentiful. Then again, people go to visit the Crystal Palace to be entertained and the entertainment is indeed top notch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food is good. Not great but plentiful. Then again, people go to visit the Crystal Palace to be entertained and the entertainment is indeed top notch.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My wife and i enjoyed a great meal and entertainment as a very reasonable price. We enjoyed a great ban-Monty Byrom-with another couple. Service was exceptional.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Went here for dinner with friends. We all had steak, the steaks were tasty, huge and done to perfection. My only complaint was the beer was NOT cold. (Kudos to our waitress for putting some beer on ice for us) stayed for the band and dancing, could not have asked for a better time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you like country music and huge food portions, this is for you! Live music and a small dance floor make for a good time while having dinner and drinks with friends. Definitely an older crowd (40's-60's), so not a great place if you're looking to find a young, trendy atmosphere. Their mashed potatoes and green beans (with bacon!) are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Little pricey but great food. Could add another side dish other than sooooo many mashed potatoes. Chicken fried steak is really a tender sirloin or some other cut, not a cubed steak. Awesome. Museum worth the visit alone.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Funny place, Buck Owens Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California. I knew of Buck Owens, but never has taken the time to stop here, and eat. This trip to Northern California, I stopped for dinner before the live music started, and had a good hamburger and beer. There is stuff all over the restaurant, stage, and dining room. There is even... More 

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

life music, Buck Owens museum around the eating area, country dancing, and great food. What's not to like! The whole family enjoyed everything here.

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bakersfield, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The music and the crowd were awesome however the food wasn't all that great and the prices were sky high. The Palace is decorated very nice and the Buck Owens stuff is great but I went for dinner not to see a museum... and by the way if you leave a tip YOUR SERVER DOESN'T GET IT...IT ALL GOES TO... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We generally don't come due to the high prices and mediocre quality of food, but joined a friend who's mother was singing that night. It is extremely loud here and you basically have to yell across the table to have a conversation. I actually ended up talking to my friend through text messages while she sat 3 feet across from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The place is very busy, so plan ahead. Get reservations so you can be close to the action. Service is great, and the food was excellent. I had the sirloin and it was tender, a true marker of great food. If the sirloin is good, the other cuts will be great. The band is first rate, tight group. You can't... More 

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