Great Southern/Soul Food - J's Place in Bakersfield
Over the past few months on my trips here I think I've tasted most of the things on the menu and thoroughly enjoy this restaurant. They are a chicken and waffle place ala Roscoe's but with a more extensive menu. I'm not crazy about the waffles but the fried chicken is very good. On weekends, they have cat fish which is excellent - lightly breaded, not greasy.
Of all their sides, I like the dirty rice, fried cabbage, yams, and blackeyed peas the best.
Some of their other entrees I like are:
Chicken & Dumplings (Thursdays only)
Ribs - seasoned or bbq
They usually have some specials like red snapper or enchiladas. Also have lunch specials: tacos & dirty rice, hot links, meatloaf. Great chocolate pie also.
They are at the corner of Ming & New Stine. I believe they are closed Mondays.
5141 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309