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J's Place

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2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, 2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, 93312, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93312-2620
(661) 831-8420
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Darlington, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The service was good for s busy holiday weekend. The ox tails are best (if you like them). My party also enjoyed the ribs. The Pork Chops w/gravy started out good, but had too much salt. Also, the first round of cornbread was warm, the second was cold and crumbled. There are lots of choices on the menu and plenty... More 

Thank H.lamar J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Came here early Sunday afternoon. Waited less than 20 minutes. Place was loud and packed, really enjoyed the atmosphere. We had fried chicken and waffles, fried cabbages, dirty rice, and corn bread. The corn bread was a bit dry for my taste, but everything else were amazing. Our waitress, Sabrina, was professional and friendly. Will definitely go back again and... More 

Thank EnlightenedExplorer
Bakersfield, California
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Large portions, great breakfast ,lunch, and dinner. Waffles, fried chicken, and anything Southern. Good service.

Thank Tdhalldds
Bakersfield, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

A few days ago I went to J's Place with high expectations. Even though I was greeted and seated promptly, nothing can compensate for the extremely salty food. There wasn't a thing on my plate that wasn't steeped in sodium. Whether it was catfish, blackeyed peas, or greens, it was enough to cause serious concerns about what this establishment was... More 

Thank JGrie
Ridgecrest, California
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

My son and I stopped here to eat on our to Fresno. The restaurant was clean and the staff was very friendly. The ribs had a good smokey taste, and the meat fell off the bone. The sides had southern flavors that brought back good memories of mom's cooking, My son had the chicken & waffles. The fried chicken was... More 

Thank Charles N
Seattle, Washington, United States
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

It amazes me to see the level of customer service at this place... I'm lucky enough to visit J's Place once a week. Normally, either on a Saturday or Sunday... and every time, and I mean every time, the customer service and food is bar-none the best in Bakersfield. Shannon, the host at the front is simply on her game!... More 

Thank Matt K
Bakersfield, California
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191 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

J's Place has some of the best fried chicken that I have ever tasted. It is cooked to perfection. The service here is fantastic as well. The staff gets your food to you very quickly! I love J's Place and I would definitely return again!

Thank worldtraveler267
Nashville TN
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

My family was driving to Yosemite national park. We had been in the car a while and decided to stop in Bakersfield. From other reviews on trip advisor this place sounded great. We walked in and we knew it was gonna be great. I got the catfish, which was some of the best catfish I've ever had. The rest of... More 

Thank Oceanwaves108
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

It is awesome! Have tried most items on the menu and everything has been outstanding. If you dont want cholesterol or salt in your diet you better skip this but the fried cabbage is to die for. Neck bones and ox tail fall off the bone and melt in your mouth.

Thank Sean E
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Not only is the chicken outstanding, the chicken and dressing (stuffing) is just like grandmas! When I first tasted it years ago, is so reminded me of Grandma Gentry's! Large portions and good prices!

Thank Karin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, 2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, 93312, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93312-2620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: (661) 831-8420

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?