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Champs BBQ

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35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
+1 661-391-8334
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“tri tip” (9 reviews)
“meat plate” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit and I tried what they call Tri Tip. The first time was alright but this time it was just almost beyond me to eat it. I also had sausage and it was just a typical sausage split and thrown on...More

Thank Dwayne H
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

This was my first shot at BBQ in California. They have what they call Tri-tip which is obviously brisket. I ordered a 2 meat dinner with the tri-tip and link. The tri-tip was book but had very very little smoke ring and was sliced almost...More

Thank Dwayne H
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

This place was close to my customer so we thought that we would give it a shot. The wait staff was amazing and extremely friendly. The food was great as well. Will definitely return when I am back in Bakersfield!

Thank conley1234
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Some of the best ribs I've had in a while. The Spicey BBQ sauce is great but the ribs are great without it. I had very good service and the people were friendly.

Thank Keith O
Reviewed April 24, 2017

My family was a regular customer of Champs for years. The food has always been a bit overpriced, But it was good food, and apparently we thought it worth it in the end. But that's all changed. It's become quite clear that Champ's no longer...More

Thank barbararedfearn
Reviewed November 19, 2016

We are pretty discerning about our BBQ having sampled what is offered throughout the US. While this BBQ is not at the top of our list, it was surprisingly good for Bakersfield which is not known for its BBQ. They prepare the BBQ fresh daily...More

Thank DavidUmstot
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch Nov 18, 2016 with a buddy of mine. Had the Angus Tri-Tip. It was dry and very thick, took 2 bites and literally died from chocking on the meat. There was at least 10 people in the restaurant that did absolutely nothing...More

Thank Willie S
Reviewed November 13, 2016

We looked for a place that does typical american style smoke house BBQ and the reviews were good so we thought to give it a go. We loved it, the service was good and baby back ribs tender and juicy, i still have problems adjusting...More

Thank Zainal_ben
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and nice service. We had a House Salad (large and nice), half rack of Baby Back Ribs (juicy, tender and a ton of meat on them) plus a 3 meat plater (fantastic pulled pork, tender brisket and a nice beef sausage). Highly recommended,...More

Thank Martin_Ritter
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

It has been a while since Champs sold. The new owners are really doing a good job. The menu has been tweaked a bit - for the good. Plenty of choices for varied palates now. Salads are really good and filling, more than enough meat...More

Thank Mcfire1
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April 20, 2016|
Response from Curby W | Reviewed this property |
There's no indication that they allow dogs, no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-391-8334
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