BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is the place to go for a pizza and a craft beer in Bakersfield. Of course, pizza isn't all BJ's has to offer: you can find fresh salads, juicy steaks, and winsome appetizers, too! Serving up deep dish pies in the Chicago style, BJ's offers a hearty meal for a decent price. Pair your pizza with one of the many beers that BJ's offers, or try a specialty cocktail or the refreshing signature sangria for something sweet and different. BJ's has a sizeable kids' menu, too, making it the perfect place to bring the family for an evening of good food and good times.
Camille's menu is stocked with casual, healthy cuisine in coastal and Mediterranean flavors. Favorite tastes include apples-walnut tuna, carrots, olives and pepper jack cheese in an apple-walnut tuna salad ($6.99) and the freshly made café chicken salad with sunflower seeds ($6.99). Wraps, sandwiches, and paninis are served with fresh chips and salsa, and personal flatbread pizzas make a tasty 2D treat. Smoothies blended with real fruit and come in seven palate-pleasing combinations to satisfy the seven palates standard in humans.
California Pizza Kitchen is a delicious American/Italian hybrid. Specializing in pizza, California Pizza Kitchen has stretched the idea of “pizza” to the outer limits. Sure, get the normal go-to goodness (pizza Margherita, or cheese and pepperoni), but also go out on the limb they’ve constructed for you to try things like their Korean Barbecue Pizza. Shredded pork, cabbage, carrots, and spicy-sweet Korean barbecue sauce. Or, you could try their barbecue chicken pizza with smoked gouda and red onions. Of course, if you’re not in the mood for pizza, absolutely check out their salads, soups, and delicious pastas.
Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse takes a little piece of the Lake Tahoe cozy cabin experience and plops it down right in the middle of your very own Bakersfield. Enjoy their signature dishes of slow-roasted, wood-broiled steak, Railroad Camp Shrimp, or delectable Nevada Cheesecake under rustic pine log beams and in the warmth of the stone fireplace. The service here is extraordinary, inspired but the larger-than-life figure from which the restaurant got its name, Tahoe Joe. Joe was a chef at a diner in the Sierras and was well-known throughout the region for both his excellent food and charming, welcoming personality. He often personally visited tables and chatted up the guests. The staff at Tahoe Joe’s follows his example and treats patrons just like they would their friends and family.
When Ronn Teitelbaum opened the first Johnny Rockets location in 1986, his goal was to create a restaurant where people could escape the postmodern blues of everyday life and experience a taste of time-honored Americana. The name itself is a nod to this ideal—it combines the star of a classic American fable, Johnny Appleseed, and a classic car, Oldsmobile’s beefy Rocket 88. The chain now makes itself at home in America's cultural landmarks, including Yankee Stadium and the Flamingo Hotel.
During dinners at the famous burger joints, you’ll see signs of simpler times, starting with the cooks and servers—dressed head to toe in white, including white paper hats, they look like they’ve fallen out of a wormhole from the 1950s ready to sling shakes and cook up some eats. Behind a stainless-steel bar lined with red leather stools they tend to their traditional diner fare, including burgers and melts with sides such as chili-cheese fries and onion rings. Riding sidecar to each meal is a collection of hand-dipped and hand-spun floats, shakes, and malts topped with whipped cream.