We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

J's Place

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, 2681 Calloway Dr Ste 300, 93312, Bakersfield, California, Bakersfield, CA 93312-2620
+1 661-831-8420
Website
Today
11:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 96: English reviews
Bakersfield
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

--first time to eat here, southern food. Foods were ver good. Big portions. Cornbread was so delicious. Fast service and helpful servers. Try it, you'll like it. BBQ ribs with cabbage and yams,oxtail with rice and chile beans.with cornbread... don't forget to order your drinks kool-aid red 😊

Helpful?
Thank Maria Theresa C
Costa Mesa, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Each of the four ordered different meats/fish and sides but everyone was completely happy with their choices. TService was excellent and portions very generous.

Helpful?
Thank Forest H
Marina del Rey, California
Level Contributor
324 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Oh my this is so great. J's is a little soul food place with the best waffles and wings, and corn bread. It is wonderful. You will love it. If you are in Bakersfield you must make this one of your breakfasts or brunch stops. They also have fantastic lunch items. They have a meatloaf, you can have red beans... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth L
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Chicken wings, French toast and scrambled eggs. My fiancé had wings, waffle and Mac n cheese. Everything was delicious and well cooked. Reasonable prices.

Helpful?
Thank cecilflournoy
San Francisco, Ca
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We ordered the fried chicken and meatloaf. Both dishes were excellent. The red beans and rice, yams, greens and mash potatoes were just as good! Service was quick, food was hot and very well cooked. The chicken was tender and meat loaf was well seasoned. We'll go back when we are in town!

Helpful?
Thank Centella9
So Cal
Level Contributor
487 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I got take out since I was solo on a trip, I had some chicken and a lot of sides...the mac n cheese were good as was the cream spinach. Raised my cholesterol for sure, but dang it was good. Will come back when in town again.

Helpful?
Thank d l
Darlington, South Carolina
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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 

Helpful?
Thank H.lamar J
California
Level Contributor
92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 

Helpful?
Thank EnlightenedExplorer
Bakersfield, California
Level Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Tdhalldds
Bakersfield, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 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 

Helpful?
Thank JGrie

Travellers who viewed J's Place also viewed

 

Been to J's Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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: +1 661-831-8420

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of J's Place and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Walnut Creek, California
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from J's Place staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?