Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, Bakersfield

4.0
#1 of 15 in Things to do in Bakersfield
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace is located in Bakersfield. Put Buck Owens' Crystal Palace into our Bakersfield journey planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
map
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
437 reviews
Google
4.1
TripAdvisor
  • Great food, great music, and exceptional staff!!! It is one of my hometown favorites! I have never been disappointed when there.  more »
  • Large room on 2 floors decorated way saloon with a scene where the musicians play. Went here for a Tuesday night in October booked on the site. Great atmosphere with a clientele of regulars who occupy the dance floor and follow the choreography of dance in boots on line. Very good meat, mastered cooking and friendly service. Great evening
    View original
  • We went to the museum in the afternoon. There are lots of pictures of Buck Owens and other country music stars as well as the actual outfits that they wore on stage. Also there are a lot of pictures o...  more »
Google
  • This is by far the best brunch in the state of California. Everything was so fresh and I made three trips to the buffet and did not even make a dent in all the choices. The biscuits for the biscuits and gravy were so fluffy I thought they were gonna float off my plate. The roast beef was tender and juicy. The fruit salad was so fresh it was like they had a garden in the kitchen.
  • I loved the old historical memorabilia inside the palance. Old pictures of western musical artist up the stair ways. Buck Owen's old convertible car mounted over the bar with other country memorabilia that belonged to Buck behind glass. The Republican ladies had a convention that day and we had a free dinner so it was a great memory for me. A lot of parking and handicap access. Great place to visit especially if you happen to schedule a live musical show.
  • Service was terrible, meal was less than expected. The place wasn't very busy but server was slow, inattentive and not representative of a place like this. When you order a 40$ ribeye, you expect a ribeye and not a small sirloin. I raise livestock and have butchered many. The final product was unsatisfactory. I am a return customer and disappointed that management allows this. I had to dispute my bill and it should've been handled before I was presented with it. Surrounding diners also experienced wrong items being delivered to their table. I guess I now understand why this huge upscale place isn't very busy unless they have a top name star performing. I usually tip 30-40% for good service but not for this. I'm very disappointed that management wouldn't speak face to face with me when I requested it. Eat at your own risk. I'll return but not in the near future. It's sad that such a nice place allows this to happen. The house band is awesome and great entertainment.
  • Saw Dwight Yoakam last night. Was he good? I couldn't tell, the sound was horrible, so loud it was distorted, the first couple songs had feedback, people ordering drinks from the bar during the concert were distracting, the venue is uncomfortable. On a positive note the venue is small and intimate but with all the negatives I won't be back to this place totally unsatisfactory. I will give Dwight another shot sometime.
  • My relitives keep taking me there for brunch, good bufet for brunch. Interesting mix of museum and county western dance hall. Worth visiting at least once.

Plan your trip to Bakersfield

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bakersfield

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bakersfield by other users

19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, teens, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 44 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Bakersfield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bakersfield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans