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Reviewed 15 July 2022

The restaurant is located along route 99, so it's easy to find. It is divided into two parts, self service and table service. We chose self service and ordered Tri Tip sandwich and other food at the counter. The sandwich is loaded with tri tip,...with the bread toasted. BBQ sauce is tasty. One of the very best in Bakersfield.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 November 2021

There is a barman/server working there beginning with ‘J’ who is a drunk driver and also smokes weed on duty.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021

The sandwich is amazing. Full of tri tip. Good $13 value in a large french roll. Enough for two meals for me. The bbq sauce is sweet and yummy. The fries basket is like for 5 or more. Even the small fries were too many...for 3 of us. My friends and I liked it so much than in less than one month we have already come 4 times. I went to their site, and I didn't see any invitations for a royalty member, if they offer free something on your birthday or whatever.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 May 2021

Just order a tri-tip sandwich and side of fries. Get an extra cup of bbq and before you take a bite of the sandwich, lift up the bread and slather a layer of that on the meat. The bbq sauce is different. You'll notice it's...really thick. But it's so good on that sandwich. The fries are seasoned and go perfect dunked in ranch. This is NOT an order I would make almost anywhere else I eat. As I've gotten older, I'm more of a chicken or salmon or pasta guy. But going here and not getting a tri-tip sandwich is like going to Cafe du Monde in New Orleans and not getting a beignet. I went to college in San Luis Obispo over 20 years ago and the Firestone Bar and Grill was a regular stop. I was really happy to learn they put one in Bakersfield as it's the perfect lunch stop on the way to either southern CA or Las Vegas for us. We ate on the way to and the way back from Disneyland. It's still as good and as consistent as ever. They don't skimp on portions or condiments. If you ask for ranch or bbq sauce they give you plenty, free of charge. It's definitely got a college sports vibe to it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

Very busy restaurant during the noon hour. Given the number of diners the service was very fast and efficient. Tried the fish tacos and found them to excellent. On the down side the noise level was very high which made conversations with friends very difficult

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

I was looking for a good hot dog, just had a hankerin'. I saw that Firestone Grill had one and ordered it along with a side of fries. Portion size is certainly not an issue. The dog was big, grilled well, on a fantastic toasted...bun and was quite good. The fries on the other hand, were not that great. They went too heavy with the salt and were soggy. So, the bottom line is that the main events appear to be quite good, but the sides may leave a bit to be desired. I'll probably try again, but I'll opt for a different side.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 13 January 2020 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here with my family. The fries were the best. Ordered a basket and it was enough for the 6 of us!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

I’ve been eating at this restaurant since college (well the SLO location). These three are my go to items here never disappointed! All of their locations are packed around the clock line out the door and have to wait for a table to come up...so you can sit. This one although usually has a lot of people you can usually find a place to sit and eat which is nice.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 16 October 2019 via mobile

Omg it was amazing! I had the fish taco all I can say is yum! My husband had tri tip taco which he said was fantastic. Our son ordered his favorite which is a hotdog! It was huge, he ended up taking 1/2 home! Service...was excellent! We left full and happy. Our personal preference would have been something other than just football on the tv’s as were are not fans, otherwise it was spectacular!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite and a break during a 7 hour road trip. I searched TripAdvisor and found this place just a short distance from the freeway so we decided to try it. It was not what I had envisioned but the...food was good. Firestone turned out to be a vibrant, loud sports bar and it was packed. You could hardly hear each other talk. With that being said our orders were delicious and plentiful. The wait staff was on the spot. The next time I find myself hungry and near a Firestone Grill I'll know what to expect. It is still much better than your drive throughs.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 September 2019

Services quick people are really nice open clean atmosphere a pleasant place to eat have a great sandwich and a cold drink our go to place when we are in Bakersfield

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 July 2019

I visit this location with my host family. They immediately welcomed us very friendly and recommended us some special burgers. My first impression was already good, but when we were waiting and they called our reservation number I saw the burger I ordered and the...french fries! WOW! It looked very good and it was very tasty! The service is good, the prices are decent, the atmosphere is family friendly and the food is very tasty! I would definitely return!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Visited for dinner on July 10. Had the tri-tip sandwich and fries. The tri-tip was generous on an excellent roll that stayed crisp but fresh without getting soggy. The BBQ sauce was a very sweet concoction (as a Dutch ancestor it was almost like Dutch...apple butter (appelstroop)). I have a bit of a sweet tooth so I was perfectly happy with the flavor and the sweetness. Fries were excellent and came in a very large portion size. I'd definitely return here the next time I get to Bakersfield..More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

Very good and reasonably priced! I had the "Pig Sandwich" for $6.99; pulled pork, coleslaw with bbq sauce on a butter-garlic hoagie bun. Wow really good! Sauce was tangy & not too sweet, coleslaw just like mom made, tender juicy pork, nothing I would change!...My girl had medium-rare Tri tip sandwich; yes you can order medium-rare and yes it is perfectly prepared! She got sauce-on-the-side and did not use one drop of the sauce! It was so tender & juicy, and the garlic-bread roll is the perfect compliment to the Tri tip. Onion rings crispy outside, tender & juicy inside! Order on your way in, grab a beer at the bar, sit down and they call your number- 8 minutes for us from time we ordered. Or if you sit at the bar you can order from the bartender for wait-staff-service. First time was the charm! We will be back! Easy in-&-out from 99fwy for an easy rest stop break!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

Firestone makes Santa Maria style Tri-Tip to perfection! The open fire with red oak make this meal an all-time favorite. I’ve been to the other locations and now Bakersfield makes this great meal to enjoy. The Tri-Tip sandwich ($11 as of 5/2019) is the go...to and then you can decide on the rest. Each sandwich has about 1/2 lb plus of meat and it’s always tender and moist with that hint of smoke and their savory bbq sauce. It’s a must stop.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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