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Wool Growers

620 E 19th St., Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 327-9584
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Ranked #9 of 705 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Cuisines: Basque
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

From San Diego and ordered pork chops (kind dry). Probably should've gown for Ox tail but chickened out. People r very nice and place was packed. I waited in bar and got a seat pretty quickly. Authentic Basque food w good cabbage soup. I need to come back and try something diff. Lots of small dishes they give u.

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is well known with Annette Funacello frequenting when she was in good health. Could use some remodel updates, but the best one of it's kind in Bakersfield.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went here twice for lunch- Monday was spare ribs day (baked, not barbecued, but really good). Thursday was garlic chicken day (fried, also really good). The set up includes soup, green salad, tomato salad (super good), sourdough bread, and baked beans. The second time we wised up and only ordered one main course and one set up. We still... More

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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was my first time to try a Basque restaurant, and although my lamb chops were a bit too well done for my taste, it was a delightful dining experience. You need to have a big appetite when you arrive because there is a lot of food. This was also my first time to try pickled tongue…that was different!! My... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We came here based on Trip Advisor ranking. The older fellow bar tending was a gem! You get tons of food here so if you want quantity for your money then this is the place for you but don't expect quality! The first serving is a cabbage/vegetable soup that you add beans and salsa to, sounded gross but it works!... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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319 reviews 319 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hooking up with an old consultant friend, my wife and I joined him and his wife at the Wool Growers Restaurant in East Bakersfield. The San Joaquin Valley of California has a rich history of Basques, who initially settled in California 400 years ago. Several well known Basque restaurants and the Noriega hotel maintain this Basque tradition, as do a... More

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Orange County, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It was my first time trying Basque food and I was impressed. For the amount of food you get i would suggest coming hungry. The interior is nothing special and is actually pretty old - which gives it a unique charm. If you've never been I would give it a try. It definitely not going to be my go to... More

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Tehachapi, California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A very nice old Basque restaurant. Unique Basque foods.Friendly service.Nice atmosphere. Great for large groups . Definitely worth trying.

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Escondido, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While visiting Bakersfield we felt we had to try a Basque restaurant. . Wool Growers popped up at the top of the list. We were not disappointed. Everything served was fresh and well prepared. There was a lot of food for the price. Highly recommended.

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Do you like unique dining experiences? Do you like a boisterous family atmosphere? If so, then you'll love Wool Growers, the best Basque restaurant in Bakersfield. It's like no place I've ever been, kinda like grandma's dining room, with a warm inviting atmosphere, and really good Basque food.

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