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Champs BBQ

35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
+1 661-391-8334
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (12 reviews)
“meat plate” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (12 reviews)
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
35315 Merle Haggard Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308-2217
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to love Champs. The food used to be great but today's visit was horrible. I ordered the tri tip sandwich. First off the French roll wasn't even heated or toasted. Just a cold french roll with 2 slices of bloody tri tip. The...More

Thank dianemarie53
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this great place traveling thru Bakersfield, and we were warmly greeted the moment we walked in the door despite being a busy Saturday night. Nice drink, appetizer, sandwich, and entree selections. Had the fried dill pickle appetizer (spears - great!!) with great dipping...More

Thank GerrysAdventures
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit and I tried what they call Tri Tip. The first time was alright but this time it was just almost beyond me to eat it. I also had sausage and it was just a typical sausage split and thrown on...More

Thank 614dwayneh
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Four of us shared the meal with ribs, tri tip, pulled pork and two sides.....everything is quite good, service good as well. Not the best BBQ ever but we didn't send anything back.....our grown boys chowd down for sure.

Thank Kenneth Q
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first shot at BBQ in California. They have what they call Tri-tip which is obviously brisket. I ordered a 2 meat dinner with the tri-tip and link. The tri-tip was book but had very very little smoke ring and was sliced almost...More

Thank 614dwayneh
Reviewed 31 August 2017 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 4 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 25 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 5 January 2017

Ordered fish and chips. One piece was severely uncooked rather than do something else they knocked off a few bucks off order management said nothing to us personally

Thank Jeff P
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...More

Thank DavidUmstot
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21 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, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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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