Where to Eat in Ridgecrest: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Ridgecrest is a city in Kern County, California, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 395 in the Indian Wells Valley in northeastern Kern County, adjacent to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWS, or China Lake). The population was 27,616 at the 2010 census, up from 24,927 at the 2000 census. It was incorporated as a city in 1963.
Things to do in Ridgecrest

1. Mon Reve

126 Balsam St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3821 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 760-375-3212
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Mon Reve

Reviewed By Chip A - Charlotte, North Carolina

Had lunch for 4 on a very busy weekend. We expected service to be a little slow but our meals arrived surprisingly quick. The salad portions are large enough to share and prepared very well. Sandwiches equally as good. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

2. Starbucks

750A N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest Towne Center, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3543 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 760-375-9202
Excellent
55%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By Skatedad58 - Great Mills, Maryland

At 5:00a all you want is a friendly Smile, Greeting and a Great Cup of whatever type drink you prefer. And yes you get that here! Mine is a Triple Shot, Seven Pump Vente Vanilla Latte!! What a Rush!! What amazes me the most about the Staff is that No Matter Who Tends the Bar my Latte is the Same Great Tasting Latte Every Day!! Thank You All!!

3. Baskin-Robbins

501 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3579 +1 760-384-3131
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Nancy P - Lewistown, Montana

Took my grandkids in for ice cream on a hot day in February. It's the Mojave Desert. Ended up with two mint chocolate chip milkshakes, two ice cream cups. Service was so great, very friendly and gave the little one lots of sprinkles on his vanilla scoop. Will definitely be back.

4. Casey's Steaks & Barbeque

1337 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-2600 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 760-446-8000
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 280 reviews

Casey's Steaks & Barbeque

Reviewed By Hannah W - London

Driving through from Death Valley and in need of decent food. Casey's was a great find. Excellent service, super friendly staff. Definitely recommend the 1/2 rack of ribs and the steak. Massive portions and really reasonable.

5. Xin Bowl Asian Bistro

1110 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3199 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 760-446-3888
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 139 reviews

Xin Bowl Asian Bistro

Reviewed By Dennis F

This place in every way exceeds expectations for a Asian restaurant and n a small town in the high desert of California. Neat clean orderly well appointed good sense of interior design excellent branding friendly warm serene atmosphere and excellent competent professional service. Most important: the food is great. The hot sour soup rivals the best I’ve had in four and five star Chinese restaurants. The gyoza (potstickers) are no better in Tokyo. The Thai chicken roll was delicious.

6. Olvera's

120 W Ridgecrest Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-4009 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 760-375-7200
Excellent
46%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Olvera's

Reviewed By Donal W

We asked our Mexican-American friends to choose their favorite Mexican restaurant in Ridgecrest. No question in their minds: Olvera's.

Not fancy, but very tidy and hospitable. Prices are very reasonable.

We had the carnitas and the Chile verde and found both dishes wonderful. Sides of rice and beans were unremarkable but fine.

Our friends said we could spend a lot more money at another Mexican restaurant in town, but we would get better decor and worse food.

7. Saigon Flavor Restaurant

819 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3515 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 760-371-7500
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Saigon Flavor Restaurant

Reviewed By Don M - Bagram

I had a noodle and red pork meal. They offered chop sticks, which is thoughtful, but I went with Western utensils. Tasty meal and was quite filling. The staff was friendly and attentive. Not a big restaurant but adequate for its clientele. Would eat there again.

8. Kristy's Family Restaurant

430 S China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-4610 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 760-375-9132
Excellent
28%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 159 reviews

Kristy's Family Restaurant

Reviewed By gmaestro - Miami

As you walk in you are reminded of an old american diner. Menu has a very large variety of food. Service is very friendly. I was with a large group and they forgot about one meal and that person received their meal as everyone else was mostly done with theirs. All people in the group enjoyed their meal and you can not complain about the value. Very fairly priced menu. It would be nice of they refurbished the seats and booths. It would make the place look less run down. If you find yourself in this area I would recommend giving this place a try. I would also go back if I am in this area again.

9. Tokyo House

890 N China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3580 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian Dinner, Lunch
Excellent
43%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Tokyo House

Reviewed By Mack184 - Los Angeles County

The restaurant is very clean and appealing. The service was good. The food was average, The miso soup that I had with my lunch was only luke warm. I have eaten at better restaurants like this in other areas.

10. Pizza Factory

1601 Triangle Dr, Ridgecrest, CA 93555-2614 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 760-446-7492
Excellent
27%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Pizza Factory

Reviewed By KAHNMAN805 - Nipomo, California

Went here twice once for dinner and for lunch. Dinner was ok , my friend wanted something but they were out and was getting a delivery the next day. Service for dinner was slow but the guy that took our order came around checking until we got everything. Lunch we each had sandwiches that were very good and served quickly.

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