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Champs BBQ

) #284 of 757 Restaurants in Bakersfield €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
+1 661-391-8334
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“tri tip” (8 reviews)
“meat platter” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
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Reviewed 24 April 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 13 November 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 10 November 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 9 November 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
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

okay, this is one of Bakersfield little secrets for awesome BBQ, its a little out of the way but OH MAN! Those ribs will make you slap your mama thats how good that are! My fiance & I split a full rack and ate well...More

Thank AbraCadaverz
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Close to Bakersfield Airport, BBQ was OK. Had the Turkey sandwich with a side of Mac-n-Cheese. Flavor was good but did not Wow me.

Thank Doug T
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I liked this place so much I ate here twice in (2) days! They have a nice selection of different barbecued meats. All of them were seasoned and cooked just right. The portion size is also good for the money you spend. My servers were...More

Thank Gordon G
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Kendall at La Quinta referred us here, early Sat night. Lindsey waited on us, I love BBQ but had late lunch so just had Cheese burger and seasoned fries. My wife had smoked chicken salad/honey dijon. The burgers are smoked also. Both entrees were excellent,...More

Thank Luigi2035
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Do you allow dogs
20 April 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
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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