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2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, Bakersfield, CA 93312
+1 661-831-8420
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11:00 am - 9:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Gorged Myself

Friendly would be an understatement. J's is a local comfort food eatery. I went for the two breast chicken dinner with sides of black eyed peas and mac and cheese. Generally good food but way too much to eat in one sitting... and that was before I had the peach cobbler, which was excellent. I'd go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Friendly would be an understatement. J's is a local comfort food eatery. I went for the two breast chicken dinner with sides of black eyed peas and mac and cheese. Generally good food but way too much to eat in one sitting... and that was before I had the peach cobbler, which was excellent. I'd go back and order less... More 

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Yuma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

J’s Place, Bakersfield 8-8-15 This is our first time here. It is unusual, They have neck bones, pig knuckles. No I did not try any. I stayed with the meatloaf. I have had better. The wife had chicken salad, she said it was very good. The place was clean, people friendly. They do have a crowd. Just not my cup... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I came for dinner based on other reviews on Trip Advisor and like usual we were not disappointed. We had to try the fried chicken and boy was it good. Just as good as if Mom had fried it up. My father always told me good service can even make an Ok meal good, well what does... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of those places that can be bypassed by judging it from the street or parking lot. Big mistake. The food here is excellent and the service is very good. There are some real surprises here - such as the neck bones. Doesn't sound appealing? Well, you don't eat with your ears. Taste them and you'll order them... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The day we visited this restaurant, it was very busy and they ran out of many items. My husband was disappointed they were out of oxtails and I usually order their peach cobbler. They out of ALL desserts! I understand the place was packed because it was Fathers Day, but I'm sure they had to have expected large crowds of... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

J’s Place has a nice atmosphere and a friendly staff. The food came in good portions and tasted really good. It brought memories of my mother’s cooking when I was a child. The fried chicken and bbq ribs were well seasoned and their sides had a good southern kick in heat in them (greens & mixed greens). Whether you are... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

J's place has very good food, a great location, and good service! I would suggest the chicken fried chicken, very juicy and tender. Chocolate pie is a great dessert. I would come back again for the dinner menu.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We ate at J's Place while visiting Bakersfield. The place was nice and inviting. Very friendly staff. The food was good and plentiful. Prices were reasonable. We would eat here again.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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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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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