The floodgates opened when Kern County restaurants received the green light to reopen for dine-in business. Anticipating the social distancing requirements and sanitation rules, many were ready to open their doors right away.

Much like when takeout and curbside pickup started rolling out in March, this is an evolving list. (This list was updated June 2.) It will take time for everyone to get up to speed. Make sure to check with the restaurants about hours and, honestly, make reservations if possible to help them plan service.

1933 (7900 Downing Ave.): Call 829-5377

Athena's Greek Cafe (9612 Flushing Quail Road Suite 202): Call 588-2324

Bakersfield Pizza Co. & Bar (4105 Ming Ave.): Call 381-7376

BBQ Factory Steakhouse (4215 Rosedale Highway): Call 325-8800

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse (10750 Stockdale Highway): Call 241-5115; menu at

Black Bear Diner (4102 California Ave.): Call 322-5000

The BLVD (3200 Buck Owens Blvd.): Call 873-4477

Bootleggers Craft Pub & Eatery (955 Oak St.): 322-2123

Blue Elephant Thai Cuisine (8200 Stockdale Highway, Suite M-1): Call 833-8190; menu at

Brimstone at Padre Hotel (1702 18th St.): Call 427-4900

Bucky’s Hot Chicken (1125 Coffee Road, at the Chevron station at Coffee and Brimhall): Call 567-4195; more details at

Camino Real Kitchen & Tequila: (4501 Stine Road): Call 852-0493

Casa Flores Restaurant Bar (215 Niles Place): Call 325-9765

Champs BBQ (35315 Merle Haggard Drive): Call 391-8334; menu at

Chef's Choice Noodle Bar (1534 19th St.): Call 325-1234. Curbside and takeout will also continue with some specials.

Chef Lino's Grill (6603 Panama Lane #103): Call 885-8006

Cope's Knotty Pine Cafe (1530 Norris Road): Call 399-0120

Casa Munoz (1736 Union Ave.): Call 861-1625

Crab in a Bag (1641 Union Ave.): Call 527-2229

Crest Bar & Grill (5025 Wible Road): Call 833-9998; menu at

El Chilito (2129 Brundage Lane): Call 800-5250

Famous Dave's (7777 Rosedale Highway): Call 829-2128

Firehouse (2905 Calloway Drive and 7701 White Lane, Suite A3): Call 836-7665 for Calloway, 831-4688 for White Lane location

Frugatti’s (600 Coffee Road): Call 836-2000. Curbside and takeout will also continue with some specials.

Golden Ox (4851 White Lane): Call 837-8590

Grandma's Tamales (100 Bernard St.): Call 493-0229

Happy Jack's Pie 'n Burger (1800 20th St.): Call 323-1661

Hungry Hunter Steakhouse (3580 Rosedale Highway): Call 328-0580; menu at

India Bistro (3939 Ming Ave.): Call 832-1031

Kan Pai (9500 Brimhall Road, Suite 501): Call 587-0665

KC Steakhouse (2515 F St.): Call 322-9910

La Tapatia Mexican Grill (1015 N Chester Ave.): Call 393-7388

Locale Farm to Table (1723 18th St.): Call 322-9090

Los Tacos de Huicho (123 E. 18th St.): Call 328-9490

Maggie's Sunrise Cafe (2665 Fashion Plaza): Call 742-1701

Mauricio's Grill & Cantina (10700 Rosedale Highway): Call 589-5292

Mexicali (631 18th St.): Call 327-3861

Moo Creamery (4885 Truxtun Ave., Suite B): Call 861-1130

New Vintage Grill (9901 Hageman Road, Suite 100): Call 829-6814

Outback Steakhouse (5051 Stockdale Highway): Call 834-7850; menu at

Panchitos Restaurant (2104 O St.): Call 558-4078

Qwik Cafe (1219 18th St.): The grab-and-go sandwich shop is now offering patio dining

Renae's Cafe (7737 Meany Ave., Suite 5): Call 368-2444

Rosemary's Family Creamery (2733 F St.): Call 395-0555; menu at

Senor Pepe's (8450 Granite Falls Drive): Call 588-0385; menus at

Sequoia Sandwich Co.: All locations (1231 18th St., 323-2500; 9500 Ming Ave., 665-9990; 9160 Rosedale Highway. Suite #100, 587-1600; 4521 Buena Vista Road, 564-9002) are open for dine-in service as well as curbside pickup.

Shogun Palace (5498 California Ave.): Call 325-0007

Social House Kitchen & Bar (9440 Hageman Road): Call 615-3738

Sonder (9500 Brimhall Road #100): Dining room reopens Wednesday; call 247-0000

Sorella Ristorante Italiano (7900 McNair Lane): Call 396-8603; menu at

Spencer's Cafe: All locations reopened for dine-in service (3401 Mall View Road, 872-3520; 10437 Rosedale Highway, 589-0658; 7800 McNair Lane, 832-3313) for dine-in service

Tacos Las Salsas: Both locations open, 10818 Rosedale Highway, call 829-2014; and 1415 18th St., call 800-5093

Temblor Brewing Co. (3200 Buck Owens Blvd., Suite 200): Call 489-4855; menu at

Tina Marie's Cafe (2000 Chester Ave.): Reopening for dine-in service on Saturday. Call 631-1188

Tony's Pizza: All locations open for dine-in service including 4750 Coffee Road, 588-4700; 6417 Ming Ave., 396-9608; 300 E. Lerdo Highway, Shafter, 746-9244; 502 County Line Road, Delano, 720-9214; and 10701 Highway 178, 366-0129

Two Goats and The Goose (1514 Wall St.): Call 324-2557

Victor's Mexican Grill: All three locations (2509 Mount Vernon Ave., 843-7070; 1901 20th St., 489-3000; and 9500 Brimhall Road, 588-0004) reopened for dine-in service.

Wiki’s Wine Dive & Grill (11350 Ming Ave.): Call 399-4547; menu at

Woodstone Pizzeria (5440 California Ave.): Call 438-8008

Wool Growers (620 E. 19th St.): In-house lunch service 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. started Friday. Dinner service 5 to 7:30 p.m.. Takeout available 4 to 7:30 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended by calling 327-9584.

Yard House (10308 Stockdale Highway): Call 664-1014

Zeppo's Pizza (9510 Hageman Road): Call 587-6555

We'll continue to add to this list on The Californian's website so send any additional reopening restaurant information to

Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.

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In this instance, the 84 customers exposed got services from the hairstylist at Great Clips, said Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. In addition to the customers, seven coworkers were also notified of exposure.

It's unclear when the stylist tested positive but the infection is believed to have happened while traveling. The stylist worked May 12 through Wednesday, health officials said Friday. At the time, businesses such as barbershops and hair salons were allowed to operate in the state.

Independent Voter

Unless you are vulnerable or already sick, I encourage everyone to head out and support our local businesses. Good food to be had and great people waiting to serve you, with all necessary - even some unnecessary - precautions in place! Why, Dweeb, would The Guv have allowed this if it were unsafe???

Boogerface Nutter

That cut steak looks soooooo...good!

I hope this all works out and the worries about increased infections are just speculation.

Then again, that dish is available for take-out.


Independent Voter

I've visited two fine establishments this weekend. While dining in, I realized how ridiculous this is and how insulting these rules are to many fine establishments that were already careful and mindful of cleanliness and sanitation long before the big COVID Conspiracy. Eat out, Booger - you'll be glad you did.


Maybe in a few months.

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