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Mar 16, 2012 09:11 AM

Traveling CA 99 from Bakersfield to Modesto

I'm moving to Modesto from FL next week and we will be CA 99 around dinner time. What are some good places to stop for dinner on that route?


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  1. I would try to time my dinner stop to allow me to hit Noriega's in Bakersfield for Basque. Of course, you'll have to allow a couple of hours for dinner (plus time for a nap, perhaps), which, if you're en route, you may not want to do.

    1. Fresno is about half way. What are you looking for, a quick burger close to the freeway or do you want to come into town? Also, what type of food; steak, Chinese, Mexican?
      Without stops, it's about a 3 1/2-4 hour drive. You might want to get the drive out of the way and enjoy a leisurely dinner in Modesto. I've been hearing good things about Dewz.

      1. If you want a real introduction to the Great Central Valley, via the type of home-style Mexican food that I used to find in lots of places here but that now seems to be hard to find, consider La Perla Tapatia in Delano. Just a few blocks off the 99, about 30 minutes north of Bakersfield.