Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
2800 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone: (661) 328-7565
Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
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10/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We made reservations and they were lost so we ended up with horrible seating on a busy sat night.
The service was terrible since it was a large party and the waitress was going to get the gratuity tips whether she waited on us or not.
We complained to management and they brushed us off and insulted us.
12/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
So I feel like kind of a dork writing this review, but the food and the time there was excellent enough for me to let go of that.
I was supposed to meet some friends out last weekend, but, go figure, everyone bailed last minute. I was in the neighborhood and wanted something fun looking to hopefully cheer me up. How can you miss this place if you are anywhere close? So I said to myself, screw it, screw my friends, and went alone.
All I need to say is their southern fried catfish. Nom nom nom. Made my night so much better. And then, what can I say, I went for the Mud Pie. Oh my smiling mouth :-)
Okay, yeah, had some good drinks, too. Definitely feeling no pain. Staff was cool and I didn't feel like a total tool there all alone.
Though, probably would be even better if I went with friends next time. But still good alone.
We were looking forward to eating here..based on the reviews and from what we heard about this place. Big mistake! Our dinner came before we got to eat our salad and appetizer! The dinner was awful and we couldn't eat it! I would not suggest eating at this place!!
10/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Last Sunday my wife and I enjoyed an exceptional buffet served with warm hospitality. We highly recommend brunch especially at the bargain price, including tip, of $25 per person. All the food was perfect! Six stations included (1) salad/fruit, (2) breakfast, (3) meat, (4) omelet, (5) waffle and (6) desert. Buffet presentation, quality and service were the best we have ever experienced.
Sunday buffet is served from 9:30am to 2:30pm. We arrived at 11:30am and got seated within 10 minutes without a reservation. Tables surrounded the performance area with the food stations at the lowest level next to the stage. The room is surrounded by display cases of memorabilia. Signed photographs cover most walls. On the way out we enjoyed a walk looking over the tasteful collection as we remembered Buck?s varied career.
Everything we tried at the buffet was fresh from the kitchen, cooked perfectly and tasted great. I tried the fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, chicken friend steak, gravy with biscuits and enchiladas from the salad and breakfast stations. My wife?s waffle was cooked perfectly and delicious. Service staff and cooks continuously monitored and attended to the modest size service pans of fresh warm food. Our waiter Rudolph came by frequently to keep our drinks filled.
Two meat carvers sliced ham, beef and turkey. A chef cooked omelets to order. Ice cream with toppings was included at the waffle station. The desert station offered hot apple or peach cobbler, cakes, cookies and more. My favorite was the pecan cinnamon rolls which reminded me of my grandmother?s Sunday feasts.
The kids were enjoying their Sunday brunch along with their entire family. Even at twice the price, my wife and I agree, this brunch is a special treat and we will return for more.