TripAdvisor Accolades

Certificate of Excellence 2013

Cuisines: Basque
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

(Reviewed July 19, 2013)
The food was delicious, loved the atmosphere. A very unique dining experience. I highly recommend it!!!

“Basque for locals”
(Reviewed July 1, 2013)
Since we stayed 4 days, we asked several locals where to go for Basque food – Bakersfield is ‘famous’ for it. All selected this place. Bring a big appetite. They bring you tons of food, starting with soup, then salad, then side dishes to go with whatever the main entree is that you select. We did chicken and pork chops, but locals say all is good.
(Visited June 2013)

“Still the best Basque in Bakersfield”
(Reviewed May 25, 2013)
Just had another great Friday afternoon lunch at the Woolgrowers! As usual the food was outstanding. I ordered the Scampi, other parties ordered Tri Tip and Chicken. All the dishes were scrumptious. The place was packed with SRO at Noon. They are doing something right.

Service fast and friendly.

Just a note for a few of you who may read a negative comment or do not understand the concept. There are about a ½ dozen Basque restaurants in and around Bakersfield. 100 years ago this was the place to raise sheep and many single men from the Basque regions of France and Spain came to the area to work.

At that time all were more or less “family style’” Some still are today. The Woolgrowers has been in business for the past 50 years and it is always SRO six days a week. This is NOT normal restaurant fare. After ordering your entree you will receive the “set-up, consisting of french bread and butter, Basque vegetable soup, pink beans and salsa, then fresh green salad, marinaded tomatoes, and yes pickled tongue, which you will love or hate ( really, it is delicious!) And then your entree served with a green vegetable, spaghetti and sauce and the best french fries in the world! You can get seconds on just about everything. We also order a side of Basque cottage cheese and a few slices of California Hard Jack cheese. Entrees are A to Z, lamb, beef ( great steaks) fish and pork. Great oxtail stew.

Go for lunch. The best sandwiches in town from tongue to lamb and even a great hamburger! The reason I love eating at the Woolgrowers is the wait staff is all female over 35 years old. They know how to take care of you and do!

For a fine dining experience this is the place!By sharing your experiences, you’re helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!
(Visited May 2013)

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