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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
love them wings, the corn and that dressing with chicken and gravy!

I am hungry now thinking about this place. It's under construction but don't worry that's exterior. The only thing is the menu was changed since we were last in B-field last year. But found what I liked! Oh and the corn bread- delicious. But back to those wings and that dressing with chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
linna62
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Mesa
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Mesa
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am hungry now thinking about this place. It's under construction but don't worry that's exterior. The only thing is the menu was changed since we were last in B-field last year. But found what I liked! Oh and the corn bread- delicious. But back to those wings and that dressing with chicken and gravy! Seriously missing! The service was... More 

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1 Thank linna62
Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is great, staff is friendly and it's a very popular spot for a good reason! Best chicken and waffles you'll find, not just in Bakersfield but anywhere. Try the peach sweet tea as well!

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1 Thank lillydia678
Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a place to eat that has GREAT fried chicken and wonderful meatloaf than this is it. Nothing fancy, just great food and great service at a reasonable price. Southern style home cooking is how all the food here tastes. We have tried most of the menu and have not been disappointed with anything. Super side... More 

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1 Thank firemac01
Los Angeles County
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome Southern food. I spend a lot of time in the south, this food is as good or better than any food in the South. Their chicks and catfish are very good. Make sure you try the corn nuggets a little taste of heaven. This is a must try while visiting Bakersfield.

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1 Thank Mack184
Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to get some great food! Fried chicken, catfish red beans & rice, fried cabbage just for starters. The dessert... peach cobbler is shamefully good, they have banana pudding. The service is great, they are always friendly every time I go there, outstanding!

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1 Thank Tramar7
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

The waffles are awesome and the fried chicken... So juicy and seasoned perfect. Expect a wait, but well worth it when you get the first bit!

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1 Thank Contessa P
Bakersfield, California
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Dined at J's for daughter-in-law's birthday. Authentic Southern offerings seasoned and cooked the way my grandmother used to fix it. Attentive service. Server displayed full knowledge of how the food was prepared. Cozy, family-friendly atmosphere. We have returned since. The flavor and service was consistent. J's Place is now on our "places to dine out" list.

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1 Thank The2nsmith
Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

One night stay in Bakersfield on return trip to our home in Washington. We found J's Place on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. We were overwhelming surprised at how wonderful everything was. It is a very casual relaxed atmosphere and the staff make you feel like a member of the family. Whoever is doing the hiring... More 

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1 Thank Sheila M
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I happened to be in Bakersfield on business and I was hungry. I asked my colleagues for suggestions and all of them said in unison, "Have you been to J's Place." They told me of their favorite items on the menu and how delicious the food was and I was sold. I was struck by how clean the restaurant was... More 

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Thank Michael J
Walnut Creek, California
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I was in Bakersfield, CA for business and decided to pay this restaurant based on reviews I found on TripAdvisor. First the foremost, the staff were nice and professional. The restaurant was clean and the noise level was moderate. Now, the food. The oxtail dinner was way awesome and the gravy complimented the whole dish. Partnered this with rice and... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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