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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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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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Good line-dance and bar with live music, decent sit down restaurant.

This place is quite decorated out. The restaurant serves decent food, but is a bit over-priced for the quality of food you get. It usually has live music in the evenings, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Stanford, California
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Best Chicken Fried Steak and mashed potatoes on the planet. They were Buck's Personal Favoret..... Nothing to dislike here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Service and food are great. The show was very entertaining. If you are in the area, Crystal Palace is worth checking out. Also, walk around and see all the interesting items from the Buck Owens days.

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Delano
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to enjoy a fantastic meal while enjoying country music! Great steaks, and especially the chicken fried steak! Also excellent salads and sides. Fun place to enjoy an evening with family and friends, or just a s couple.

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Stanford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is quite decorated out. The restaurant serves decent food, but is a bit over-priced for the quality of food you get. It usually has live music in the evenings, which is great, and it's usually some country line-dance, or two-step. There are occasionally some younger people here on the weekends, but usually it's the older crowd.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We've eaten here several times and the food has been consistently good. We've come for shows and the Sunday brunch. Kids 10 and under eat free on the brunch (I believe they still do that, but check first). It's a little pricey for brunch but it's good to try it at least once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Museum had lots of great things to see. Had a wonderful dinner, great service, excellent country and western band. Stayed until the place closed!!

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Bakersfield, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love the Crystal Palace. It's not a "bar", it's a steakhouse with good music! I love to dance and this is the BEST place in town for it. After 10 p.m. those under 21 are not admitted, CA laws, but before 10 p.m. they are and can stay after 10 p.m. if already inside (I know it doesn't make... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Country Music, great entertainment and good food, don't take my word for it, try it out yourself, you will not be disappointed one bit, also with bar. Buck Owens made the place so that all could enjoy and not just a few. May Buck Rest In Peace

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was a fun place to visit, we went in first to see the Museum of Buck Owens. We came back for dinner and the live entertainment that started at 7:30pm. They have a dance floor large enough for patrons to line dance, and nice size bar.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Was at Mark Chestnut concert they sold me a ticket and said it was good because if we wanted to stand we were able to stand when we arrived my husband seat was in the far corner and a wall was blocking everything and when we asked can we move anywhere else they said no it sold out but you... More 

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