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Orange, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 via mobile

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
28 helpful votes 28 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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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Longview, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The food is excellent and we've been here a few times but the ribs are mostly fat. The waitress offered another set of ribs to compensate for the fatty ones but found out from the kitchen that all the ribs are that way. Everything else is excellent and the service is fantastic. Too bad about the ribs.

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Bakersfield, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Have eaten here many times. The best fried chicken I have ever had. Ribs, meat loaf, pork chops, whatever is on the menu is just outstanding. Great prices as well. Eat here and it will be a favorite to you as well. Yum.

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Los Angeles, California
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476 reviews 476 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Wow, I was quite impressed. Who thought you could get good soul food in Bakersfield?! The chicken was perfectly moist, even their breast! Their fried chicken was delicious. All the sides were to die for which included the mac and cheese, fried cabbage, dirty rice and yams. I would definitely come back here again! I was quite impressed!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

As I am not an expert on Southern food I can't comment on how close it is to the real thing. What I can say is that we liked it very much! With a family of 4 (kids 10 & 13) we ordered 3 entrees. The kids shared 4 pieces of fried chicken & 2 waffles. An odd combination but... More 

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Additional Information about J's Place

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

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