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Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse

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9000 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1318
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
great family restaurant

great food, nice ambience, often have to wait for a table. great for families. nice servers and excellent service

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Tehachapi, California
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236 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a nice lunch here on Black Friday. I was very surprised this place wasn't packed -- it usually is for lunch especially on a Friday. We had the Railroad Shrimp. It is always good. Served fresh with loads of lettuce. The portion is HUGE. 18 shrimp on the app. We also had the skillet apple pie. Not so... More 

Thank Diana W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

great food, nice ambience, often have to wait for a table. great for families. nice servers and excellent service

Thank drdsall
Bakersfield, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been here a few times and have always had great service. We always sit in the bar area. From appetizers to BBQ to steaks, everything has been good. The restaurant is clean and does seem to get crowded at night, even during the week. Overall, it's a place worth dining at.

Thank SS34
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here last night for the first time. First things first, we had excellent service before and during the meal. We were seated right away on a Saturday night with no problem. Everyone ordered steak, definitely liked the wood fired taste, all of the sides and salad were good as well. Will return if in the area again.

Thank Jstplnfrank
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Tahoe Joes has a great happy hour from 11:00 AM to 6:00 pm daily. The steak sliders were tasty and a good value for 3.99. As were the loaded nachos. The cheeseburger was Not. It was a formed frozen patty which would definitely rank well below Any fast food restaurant and very disappointing for a steak house.

Thank DKE1221
Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

we went for a dinner on Saturday, the wait wasn't too long. iI got the clam chowder soup, was perfect. their Joe's steak was well seasoned but the meat itself was OK, I got the ribs and my wife got the pork chop as a combination, which were average. the baked potato was god, you can throw bacon,sour cream, and... More 

Thank Hany G
Lorton, Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I went for lunch to this restaurant and found it very good, the beef is excellent and the attention of the waitresses is also very good, I recommend this site.

Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is an average restaurant with average service. I dont understand the wait to eat here. Has a patio.

Thank 100mileride
Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Tahoe Joe's is just a great place! This Steakhouse is very consistent as far as the food is concerned. I love the ribs and the Salmon oh and the Pork Chops are another choice of my wife and myself - (as we split meals a lot of times) I haven't had a terrible meal there ever and we have been... More 

Thank Al J
Oceano, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

No reservations, no seating until all your group arrive. Then I got poor service at the table and my steak was way over cooked.

Thank Steve B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9000 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661-664-8723

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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