Here's my recommendations if you are heading to good old Bakersfield.
I grew up in the central valley, I have family members that live all over the region.
Downtown Bakersfield has a LOT of excellent dining options if you are on the road, the city has been trying to revitilze this district for a while.
Bakersfield is definitely a great destination for Mexican food,Basque food, Steaks/Chops, and maybe Italian.
Here is my list of fav Bakersfield joints.
1. WoolGrowers: If you like rustic food like
I do, then don't miss this
place, I love the soup
the beans, the Lamb Chops,
the salad, and they have
the BEST FRENCH FRIES
that I have ever tried,
and I mean the BEST!
2. KC's steak house: A great place to get
beautiful steaks and
chops, the place has a
great lounge atmosphere.
This place blows away
those tired chain joints
Outback or Black Angus
3. Luigi's: This is place is always packed
especially for lunch, great
Ital-American joint, that
has great sandwiches in a checkered
table cloth atmosphere
Great Sausage and peppers sandwiches.
4. Jacalitos: This is one of the best Mex
joints in the area, located
in Lamont ca., 15 miles south of
This is all I can think of at the moment.
I am sure there are more, investigate for yourselves.
After years of eating my way up and down the Central Valley, Bakersfield has the best dining options I have seen in the region.