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Great Southern/Soul Food - J's Place in Bakersfield

badseed Jun 11, 2008 03:05 PM

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
Ox Tails
Pork chops

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.

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J's Place
5141 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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