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Wool Growers

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620 E 19th St., Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 327-9584
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always great food

Family style and always Great food! My husband loves the pickled tongue. You can always ask for more French bread. All the staff are very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Pam S
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family style and always Great food! My husband loves the pickled tongue. You can always ask for more French bread. All the staff are very friendly.

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Thank Pam S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wool Growers is a wonderful family owned fixture in Bakersfield. Come dine on family style Basque food. Fantastic.

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Thank Karin H
Ojai, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had never been to a Basque Restaurant before this one. When they found out, they told us so many interesting details I didn't know about Basque food before we came that evening. I met someone from a small Basque town in Spain a few years back who mentioned something about Basque culture, but it all seemed... More 

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Thank J B
Bakrsfield
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in the Basque country of Idaho and this atmosphere and food took me back. loved it. I have returned several times and will continue to do so.

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Thank Susan G
Seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should be enjoyed by two to four or more people. Lots of good country food and excellent service. Servers brought course after course for me as a single patron. I loved it but there was way too much food for me.

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Thank Lylewaterman
Tehachapi, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WoolGrowers is part of the Basque culture in Bakersfield. Long history in town and has authentic basque cuisine. Vintage building good food

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Thank Key B
Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Long time Bakersfield favorite, busy with lots of patrons in the bar area and the restaurant. Lots of choices on the menu with the basque food setup.( Love the pickled tongue. )

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Thank Don Z
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. Family atmosphere, delicious food. Can't go wrong here. Always a pleasure. We have been coming here for over thirty years! Yep! Still can't wait to get in here and eat. Everybody feel welcome and seems happy. I know we are!

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Bakersfield, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Don't be nervous about venturing into Old Town Kern because it is Basque headquarters. Look for the neon sign sheep on E. 19th Street and you will find food heaven. You must come on an EMPTY stomach! The soup, beans, salsa and basket of Pyrenees French bread starter is so comforting and filing on its own. I typically only have... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The restaurant is in a part of town that some may question but don't let that deter you. The food is fabulous and you get plenty to eat in stages that include salad, beans, french fries, pickled tongue, bread, and variants like fried chicken, veal, and more. We had a retirement party here recently and for how many came, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 620 E 19th St., Bakersfield, CA 93305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: (661) 327-9584

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?