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2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, Bakersfield, CA 93312
+1 661-831-8420
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 21
    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
Best meat loaf in town

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
earlsherry
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Bakersfield, California
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

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
Senior Reviewer
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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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
Top Contributor
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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Fresno
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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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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