With Kettleman City being the halfway point for our drives between LA and the Bay Area, we always make a stop. There, we were usually resigned to eating at gas station dives and waiting in line at the restroom.
Then, along came Bravo Farms. We first visited the strip mall with the Western theme over the holidays and saw something that didn't exist elsewhere at Kettleman City: parking, available tables and huge, clean restrooms. This afternoon we tried Wild Jack's Tex Mex BBQ and were delighted. It wasn't so much the food, which was certainly good, but not great. But, it represents such a vast improvement over the crowded, grimy alternatives nearby.
The grilled cheese sandwich ($4.45) was a bit on the oily side, but it was still a great value. The brisket ($9.45) and tri-tip ($9.75) sandwiches were both tender. So, at Wild Jack's you've got good food, plenty of seating and big, clean restrooms. What more could you want in a pit stop?
Bravo Farms, Kettleman City