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Wool Growers

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620 E 19th St., Bakersfield, CA 93305
(661) 327-9584
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
You Never Leave Hungry!

Excellent Basque restaurant. We would eat here more often if we didn't live so far away. We have tried other restaurants in the area but this one in the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
523paulettek
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El Cajon California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Cajon California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent Basque restaurant. We would eat here more often if we didn't live so far away. We have tried other restaurants in the area but this one in the best!

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I chose this place from the TA reviews and was not disappointed. Unfortunately I was traveling solo so I did not benefit from tasting a lot of dishes, but the lamb chops were delicious. All the other dishes served with the meal were passable, very standard fare of vegetables, French fries, pasta. The pickled tongue was good, but very heavy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Apparently, this is Basque style. Lots of course, and lots of food. The food was good, and the service was fine. There is no atmosphere, and it's noisy. That said, you will have a satisfying meal. The veal cutlet was very good. Be prepared to be in a not great neighborhood.

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Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My very favorite restaurant in Bakersfield. It's a great place for any occasion. They use a ton of garlic. I love the old-school atmosphere. Woolgrowers is proof of the old saying. If it's not broke don't fix it.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Wool Growers is the only basque restaurant I've ever been to in Bakersfield, and there are lots. You get so much food. The "set-up" is plenty to eat. I told myself that was all I was going to have that night, but everything smelled good and I couldn't stick with my plan. I've had the fried chicken and it's delicious.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

No one ever walks out of Wool Growers hungry! Took out of town friends to eat some of the best Basque food in town. Service was wonderful, as always! I definitely recommend making reservations and being on time for those 1st timers or you may have a wait. Overall quality is still high, which is why they've been in business... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You normally don't get family style Basque food outside of Bakersfield. Good taste and portions to satisfy the heartiest eaters. Food has not really changed since I first ate it in the 1970's but when it is this good why change

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As always treated like family Been going there for many years. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and after a funeral.

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A classic Basque restaurant. Family friendly. Make sure you have the pickled tongue and the cabbage soup!

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Bradley
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238 reviews 238 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went here because my husband's cousin loves this restaurant. You're served dishes/bowls throughout your meal and you have the option of just dining "Basque" style or can add an entree. I chose to order the breaded veal and was sorry that I did. The gravy that smothered the tiny, flat, fried pieces of veal was tasteless and an ugly... 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: Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?