Where to Eat in Arvin: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Velvet Champine

Arvin is a city in Kern County, California. Arvin is located 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Bakersfield, at an elevation of 449 feet (137 m). As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,304, up from 12,956 at the 2000 census.
Things to do in Arvin

1. Arvin Black Bear Diner

5542 Laval Rd, Tejon Ranch Outlets, Arvin, CA 93203-9726 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 661-858-2315
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Arvin Black Bear Diner

This wonderful restaurant is located in everyone’s favorite mall — the Outlets at Tejon. If you’re looking for a step above the typical fast food fare, the Black Bear Diner Arvin is exactly where you should be heading after a day of shopping. We have plenty of tasty food that will satisfy everyone’s appetite. Stop in to say hello and we’ll make sure you leave with a full stomach!

Reviewed By Jill H

Always awesome. Addicted to the chicken fried steak with the best country gravy. Huge portions too! All the cobblers are yummy too and giant size. Try the little lites size of meals if you don't want leftovers to take with you. Some of the little lites are very large portions too.

2. Starbucks

5555 Laval Rd, Suite A, Arvin, CA 93203-9761 +1 661-381-3205
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By SanDiegoGuy1 - San Diego, California

Four stars for the good and quick service and 5-star attitude of the manager, Martin Rojo. This Tejon location (about 100 yards from the Tejon Outlets on the east side of highway 5 opened in March. We travel between San Diego and Delano 3-5 times per year. The staff is friendly and helpful, as you would hope.

The positive customer-centered attitude of the manager is exceptional and deserves special praise. If all Starbucks managers were as attentive as Martin, Starbucks' profits would shoot through the roof. I mentioned that I was disappointed that Starbucks corporate had discontinued their one red antioxidants (unadulterated rooibos) tea. Green tea is high in antioxidants, but of a different mix of them.

Martin was appreciative of my comments regarding the health benefits of unadulterated Rooibus tea and assured me that he would pass my comments up the corporate chain of command.

3. Black Bear Diner

5552 N Wheeler Ridge Rd, Arvin, CA 93203-9745 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 661-858-2315
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Black Bear Diner

Reviewed By Rogerdob - La Canada, California

This place has a very nice inviting atmosphere with friendly waiters and an enthusiastic manager. They only recently opened in Dec 2014 so everthing seems new and clean. The menu has many interesting items on it...I ordered the egg breakfast with pancakes. The pancakes were tender and delicious...the eggs were cooked exactly as I requested. All the items were $2 or $3 more than other similar restaurants...but the food was worth it!

4. The Habit Burger Grill

5545 Laval Rd, Tejon Ranch, Arvin, CA 93203-9761
Excellent
64%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

The Habit Burger Grill

Reviewed By 704Traveler - Denair

Very popular, travelers and law enforcement were eating there. The line moved quickly, food prepared fresh, eat there or take out. I wanted the ingredients listed for the American Dbl but not the large size; they reduced my order to single, and adjusted the price accordingly. Clean. Very friendly staff. Located at north end of Grapevine Pass towards LA; take overpass across Hwy 5 towards the Outlet Shopping area. Easy access back on freeway. This is a chain, and I will locate the one near my home town as I think it is so tasty, very fresh.

5. Chepes Mexican Restaurant

212 Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin, CA 93203-1506 +1 661-854-0844
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Chepes Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Susan P - Puyallup, Washington

We have actually detoured the last several trips driving from Washington to Arizona to eat at this restaurant, that's how good it was! Disappointed to learn the ownership had recently changed hands and it had a new name.
Fresh ingredients and decent food. The meal was not bad, tacos were actually quite good, but nothing to get overly excited about and not worth a detour in future trips.

6. La Fogata Restaurant

241 Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin, CA 93203-1505 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 661-854-2884
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Paul L - Sun Lakes, Arizona

This is real Mexican Food like you would find in a typical Mexican home. This definitely ain't Taco Bell or any other Americanized restaurant. This is the real deal. Nice little pleasant surprise as we were driving through town. Definitely caters to the locals, but a real treat for us. Very cordial help. Pick any item and you'll be happy. They were setting up the lunch buffet as we left and it looked outstanding.

7. Chinese Garden

120 Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin, CA 93203-1504 Chinese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 661-855-2018
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Chinese Garden

Reviewed By Joyce L - Catskill, New York, United States

Good Chinese food. That being said, 90% of the take out/eat in places in Arvin look like a box dropped by a crane and all of them need a paint job and new floors. I wouldn't even thing of using the bathroom in any of them. This one was no exception.

8. Subway

5701 Outlets At Tejon Pkwy, Space 690 Building 6, Arvin, CA 93203-2414 +1 661-858-2617
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Joky80 - Gothenburg, Sweden

The sandwiches tasted the same as all others I’ve had at Subway and the restaurant looks like any other. However they do have a nice outdoor seating with quite many tables. One other thing to raise is that my impression was that they offer a very good service here and it’s better than most of the other Subway’s I’ve visited. Everyone in the staff were very friendly and helpful.

9. Antojitos Lupita

121 Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin, CA 93203-1503 Greek +1 661-854-8748
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Y1891YKdavidw - Arvin, California

The bacon breakfast burrito is one of the best you'll ever have! They cook the eggs flat and lay them on the tortilla so that nothing falls out while you're eating. The right amount of bacon, hash browns and cheese leaves you with one great burrito! If you're travelling through Arvin in the morning they are great to eat while driving. If you're a local, you already know about them.

10. Canton Cafe

745 Bear Mountain Blvd, Arvin, CA 93203-1413 +1 661-854-5660
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By SheBear63 - Arvin, California

My family loves this place. The Canton Special and the Orange Chicken are really good choices. They also have a lunch buffet. There are very few dining options in our town so it makes me very sad that the owners are retiring soon and new owners are taking over. I hope they don't change the menu. The building is very old so it does look dated inside. Keep in mind that the original use for this building was the City Jail.

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