Flavorful Food That’s Pleasing to the Palate

At Golden Ox Diner in Bakersfield, CA, we follow one simple rule: If you’re not proud of it, don’t serve it. We take pride in serving our dishes, which are made using only the freshest local ingredients and are skillfully prepared by our cooks.

We don’t create meals as if the activity is just part of our usual routine. Instead, we make it a point to meticulously prepare each menu item and give it undivided attention as to not spoil the quality. Our goal is to make you feel closer to home every time you feast with us, giving you the best dining experience!

What We Offer

Every dish we serve is made to order and completely customizable to your taste. We help you start your morning right with the most important meal of the day, serving homemade favorites, such as eggs and fresh coffee.

Our team understands that you are busy, so we strive to make your day easier. Fresh sandwiches and charbroiled burgers with your choice of toppings can go a long way in helping you get through the day.

The Story Behind the Name


Our restaurant has been serving the finest food in California for more than three generations. Other than serving mouthwatering meals, our secret to staying in business for decades maintaining the homey ambiance and friendly service for everyone to come, dine, and enjoy!

Our family has established a name in the industry through the years, consistently serving succulent dishes with good-sized portions at extremely fair prices, giving our customers what they deserve.

When we started our restaurant in 2001, careful thought was given to create a warm and pleasant environment with a large dose of old-fashioned American flair. Since then, our friendly staff has always strived to provide all our customers with excellent service and great food.


Our team of food handlers continually aims to prepare your meals in a careful manner, using only the best ingredients. Whether you are craving the traditional flavor of American cuisine, the old-world zest of Greek food, the rich romance of Italian cooking, or the spice of Mexican dishes, our food is made to please.

From our management and staff here at the Golden Ox Diner, we thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving you again in the near future!


Come Dine With Us

You are more than welcome to try our home-style food! We are open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. You may also call us for reservations.