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Champs BBQ

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35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
+1 661-391-8334
10:30 - 20:00
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Bakersfield, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 seems to appreciate their take-out business. And, if it's anytime after 6:pm, the value verges... More 

Thank barbararedfearn
San Diego, California
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 and use real smoke as opposed to liquid smoke which earns high marks for us.... More 

Thank DavidUmstot
Riverview, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 when I started chocking and jumping up and down to spit out the meat! I... More 

Thank Willie S
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 to the sizes of the meals as everything is large. We tried the 3 meat... More 

Thank Zainal_ben
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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, will eat there again if in the area.

Thank Martin_Ritter
Level Contributor
79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 included. Of course, if you really want the meat, order it it like in Texas-... More 

Thank Mcfire1
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155 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 past our comfort zone. Why? Because those ribs are ADDICTIVE!! i just kept eating, knowing... More 

Thank AbraCadaverz
Peoria, Arizona
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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365 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I liked this place so much I ate here twice in (2) days! They have a nice selection of different barbecued meats. All of them were seasoned and cooked just right. The portion size is also good for the money you spend. My servers were all very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about what the taste of the food was like.

Thank Gordon G
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Kendall at La Quinta referred us here, early Sat night. Lindsey waited on us, I love BBQ but had late lunch so just had Cheese burger and seasoned fries. My wife had smoked chicken salad/honey dijon. The burgers are smoked also. Both entrees were excellent, fries crispy like I ordered them. Regretted not having BBQ but what I saw served... More 

Thank Luigi2035

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?