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2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, Bakersfield, CA 93312
+1 661-831-8420
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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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    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Good soul food in California

With my family having come to Bakersfield from Georgia, I was a bit skeptical about finding some good southern cooking. J's didn't dissapoint, though. The fried catfish is almost as good as what gets served at my Grandaddy's table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Vedgy
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

With my family having come to Bakersfield from Georgia, I was a bit skeptical about finding some good southern cooking. J's didn't dissapoint, though. The fried catfish is almost as good as what gets served at my Grandaddy's table.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Put it this was Roscoe chicken and waffles is mc Donalds compared to Js the ribs though to die for!! Delicious just try!!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visit Bakersfield often and have been here a few times. Have never had anything I didn't like. Some best bets are the pork chops, with or without gravy, still delicious. I don't care how much you might not like cabbage, you have to try the fried cabbage here. Sinfully delicious! Always leave happy and full! Very nice people also!

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Being a girl from the south moving to the west coast, of course the first thing that i looked for was some good ol souther cooking. J's Place was suggested by some members of my church and they were raving about how awesome it was. I drove right over. You would not believe the excellence of this place. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 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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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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