Salty’s BBQ & Catering in Bakersfield

haven’t spent much time in Bakersfield, but when I get the chance, I always try to find new places to eat. So when my friend Kirby, who is a foodie as well, suggested Salty’s BBQ, I knew I had to give it a try. I can easily say that this is some of the best BBQ I have had in the state and it is a go-to for me on road trips up Highway 99 now. Here is all the information.

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  • Cost: $12-14 for food
  • Hours: Mon-Sat: 11AM – 8PM, Sun: 11AM – 6PM
  • Information from 2017
  • Location: 9425 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93312

About ten minutes off the freeway, in a blink and you will miss it location, is this small spot which is a fantastic place for a meal. The restaurant itself is tiny, but it has a lot of outdoor seating, and you simply walk up to the window to order. 

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The smoker outside is a welcomed view when you walk up to any BBQ spot, and here is no exception. I could smell it as soon as I got out of my car.

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The menu was full of things I wanted to try, but they suggested the sandwich that Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives got, so I went with that. It had tri-tip, pulled pork, bbq sauce, yellow peppers, and coleslaw; it was mind-blowing good. 

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The sandwich had the perfect amount of spice with the chilis and a sweet flavor with the BBQ sauce. Even the coleslaw, which I don’t usually like, was a welcomed addition and made sense on the sandwich. I also got the green beans as my side; they were awesome as well but had a lot of garlic, so if garlic is not your thing, definitely stay away.

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My friend Kirby went with me and he got the BBQ sampler with two different types of ribs and tri-tip. The beef ribs are where it is at, they were juicy and had an excellent flavor. The pork was not as good, so I would stick with the beef. The tri-tip by itself is also great though, and I would easily recommend it as it is thinly sliced and perfectly smoked.

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All in all, this is a perfect stop in Bakersfield. It was one of the best lunches I have had in a while, and I plan to make it a staple of road trip food when I am driving on Highway 99. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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