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2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, Bakersfield, CA 93312
+1 661-831-8420
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great southern cooking

Great food at a good price, service was excellent. Would have taken a photo of the wonderful plate of ribs but I ate it to quick😜

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great food at a good price, service was excellent. Would have taken a photo of the wonderful plate of ribs but I ate it to quick😜

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Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My favorite restaurant in Bakersfield, with apologies to all the great Basque restaurants in town. This is outstanding southern cooking with friendly service always. A very family friendly restaurant. I could absolutely live on their mac & cheese, but everything is great - waffles & fried chicken, meatloaf, catfish, greens, cabbage, cornbread. It just goes on. Don't forget their specials... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I know, sounds a bit odd, meat loaf? This place is all about comfort food. Totally awesome! Great prices and great service.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Very good food!! Stays very packed! Need to expand for mor room!! But never had anything that wasn't Bomb yet!! It's worth the wait!!!

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Orange, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Every time I go to Bakersfield, I make sure I eat at J's Place. They started out in a small spot but have grown to a nice big building. I am sure they will continue to grow and need an even bigger spot or maybe they will have additional locations. I had the fried chicken, mac n cheese, cornbread. My... More 

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It's hard to imagine anyone could mess up breakfast but J's Place definitely lands in the bottom of the barrel of all time worst breakfast I've ever had. Ordered bacon, eggs, waffle and grits. Let's start with the waffle- it was so tough the knife could not cut it. Ripped apart like a sponge. Bacon was black, tasteless and reminded... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you want authentic catfish done the right way, this is your place. The coating is perfect and the fish always comes out hot. Never greasy. Great southern cooking overall. All your soul food faves are here. If you can't get to Arkansas for your catfish fix, this is as close as it gets.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The choice of sides are awesome. The best include mixed greens, yams, rice and gravy, and mac n cheese. The service is amazing. the staff is very attentive and happy you're there. Such a novel concept these days.

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Bergen, Norway
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a stopover in Bakersfield, and decided to try J's place for dinner with the family. A bit of a waiting line (we did not have a reservation), probably due to it's popularity, but we (all 9 of us) got our seating in less that 15 minutes, and just before the closing time. Most of us had taco which was... More 

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Fresno
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14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Delicious fried chicken and cornbread. I had fish the last time and that was great. This time I had chicken and waffles. I don't like waffles with my chicken so I won't do that again. You may like it though. Great place. I will be back again to try something else on their menu the next time I am in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, Bakersfield, CA 93312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-831-8420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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