Where to Eat in Bakersfield: 5 Must-Try Food Spots Near Riverdale Village

Bakersfield, CA has a lot to offer visitors in terms of local culture, art, and history. And this one of the reasons why folks come by to Riverdale Village Mobile Home Park– to see what Bakersfield has to offer and to get a good feel of the place before making a decision to finally relocate. 

If you’re wondering where some of the better spots are to grab a bite in and around Riverdale Village, here are five choice food spots that locals frequent and often recommend to others: 

Cope’s Knotty Pine Cafe 

Some locals call it the best breakfast spot in Bakersfield. The Knotty Pine cafe is a kitschy, wood-paneled diner packed with tchotchkes, known for their more-than-generous servings and reasonable prices.  

They do have a fairly wide variety of menu items to choose from, but it’s mostly breakfast, burgers, and sandwiches. Everyone knows how great the food is, so if there’s a drawback, you might have to wait a while before getting seated. (Although guests say the wait is well worth it!) 

Address: 1530 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308, USA 

Phone: +1 661-399-0120 

Open from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm 

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La Cabaña Restaurant 

A family-owned Mexican restaurant that’s been around since 1975. Guests love the great food, the attentiveness of the staff, and the great service. Must-try items: the menudo, the margaritas, the chicken fajitas, and the chips and salsa, among others. 

Address: 1219 Golden State Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA 

Phone: +1 661-323-2189 

Open from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm  
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La Costa at the Ice House 

A fun, Hacienda-style eatery with nautical-themed decor, La Costa Mariscos Fine Foods of Mexico has been around for more than 25 years now. 

Guests love the amazing authentic Mexican cuisine, the hand-crafted cocktails, and the dedicated service staff. They also have Jazz nights every other Thursday of the month and Sunday brunch opening at 10:00 am.  

Address: 3401 Chester Ave b, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA 

Phone: +1 661-322-2655 

Open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (Friday and Saturday), and 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Sundays. 

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Rio Açaí Bowls 

If you’re looking for some healthy options, check out Rio Açaí Bowls for their organic comfort food. Vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and made with non-GMO ingredients. 

With warm and welcoming staff and your orders served pretty quickly, Rio Açaí Bowls is Bakersfield’s original açai cafe. Guests recommend the poke bowls, fruit bowls, and rice bowls. Don’t forget to have some ice cream and frozen fruit! 

Address: 1914 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA 

Phone: +1 661-348-4159 

Open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on weekdays, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays. 

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Slice of Italy 

If you’re craving for some Italian food, you might want to come by Slice of Italy. It’s a no-frills venue featuring fresh, oven-baked pizzas, as well as different kinds of pasta, subs, and other standard Italian favorites.  

Guests say that they have a pretty good salad bar selection, and you might also want to try their shrimp scampi, wings, and the BBQ pizza. Very family-friendly, with a game room for the children and beautiful outdoor areas with patio seating. Slice of Italy also offers convenient take-out and delivery service.  

Address: 3823, 2543 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States 

Phone: +1 661-328-9000 

Open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm 

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A Final Word 

While we’ve done our best to compile the most current information on these restaurants, note that operating hours may change without prior notice, so you may want to check in with them via phone before stopping by. 

This is by no means a complete list, as there are dozens of other great restaurants, eateries, and other food joints in our neighborhood around Riverdale Village Mobile Home Park. Hopefully, this list gets you started, whetting your appetite so you can be on the lookout for more great local finds.