Your guide to the 3 top spots in Bakersfield's Benton Park neighborhood

Your guide to the 3 top spots in Bakersfield's Benton Park neighborhood
Photo: Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 18, 2019.

Spending time in Benton Park? Get to know this Bakersfield neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a barbecue spot to a shoe repair store.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Benton Park, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Photo: lucille's smokehouse bar-b-que/Yelp

Topping the list is smokehouse and Southern spot Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, which offers barbecue and more. Located at 2701 Ming Ave., Suite 260, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 374 reviews on Yelp. 

On the menu, you'll find fried green tomatoes, southern fried okra, barbecue beef ribs, Texas style beef brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and more. 

2. Ike's Love And Sandwiches

photo: peter p./yelp

Gluten-free spot Ike's Love And Sandwiches, which offers sandwiches and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2701 Ming Ave., Suite F4, 4.5 stars out of 55 reviews. 

The fast-growing regional chain features sandwich specialties like the Elvis Kieth made with halal chicken, teriyaki, wasabi mayo and Swiss cheese and the Sneaky Kitty—a vegan option with veggie bacon and more. 

3. Heel Quik Shoe Repair

Photo: jose a./Yelp

Heel Quik Shoe Repair, a shoe store and shoe repair spot that offers accessories and more, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 21 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2400 Wible Road, Suite 8 to see for yourself. 

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