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Champs BBQ

35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
+1 661-391-8334
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“tri tip” (8 reviews)
“meat platter” (3 reviews)
10:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was close to my customer so we thought that we would give it a shot. The wait staff was amazing and extremely friendly. The food was great as well. Will definitely return when I am back in Bakersfield!

Thank conley1234
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Some of the best ribs I've had in a while. The Spicey BBQ sauce is great but the ribs are great without it. I had very good service and the people were friendly.

Thank Keith O
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My family was a regular customer of Champs for years. The food has always been a bit overpriced, But it was good food, and apparently we thought it worth it in the end. But that's all changed. It's become quite clear that Champ's no longer...More

Thank barbararedfearn
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We are pretty discerning about our BBQ having sampled what is offered throughout the US. While this BBQ is not at the top of our list, it was surprisingly good for Bakersfield which is not known for its BBQ. They prepare the BBQ fresh daily...More

Thank DavidUmstot
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch Nov 18, 2016 with a buddy of mine. Had the Angus Tri-Tip. It was dry and very thick, took 2 bites and literally died from chocking on the meat. There was at least 10 people in the restaurant that did absolutely nothing...More

Thank Willie S
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We looked for a place that does typical american style smoke house BBQ and the reviews were good so we thought to give it a go. We loved it, the service was good and baby back ribs tender and juicy, i still have problems adjusting...More

Thank Zainal_ben
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and nice service. We had a House Salad (large and nice), half rack of Baby Back Ribs (juicy, tender and a ton of meat on them) plus a 3 meat plater (fantastic pulled pork, tender brisket and a nice beef sausage). Highly recommended,...More

Thank Martin_Ritter
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It has been a while since Champs sold. The new owners are really doing a good job. The menu has been tweaked a bit - for the good. Plenty of choices for varied palates now. Salads are really good and filling, more than enough meat...More

Thank Mcfire1
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

okay, this is one of Bakersfield little secrets for awesome BBQ, its a little out of the way but OH MAN! Those ribs will make you slap your mama thats how good that are! My fiance & I split a full rack and ate well...More

Thank AbraCadaverz
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Close to Bakersfield Airport, BBQ was OK. Had the Turkey sandwich with a side of Mac-n-Cheese. Flavor was good but did not Wow me.

Thank Doug T
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20 April 2016|
Response from Curby W | Reviewed this property |
There's no indication that they allow dogs, no.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-391-8334
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