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Bubb's Grub

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16010 N. Oracle Road, Catalina, AZ 85739
520 825-6510
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Today
9:45 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:45 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real BBQ

We always make at least one trip to Bubb's Grub when visiting Catalina. It has old west charm and a very authentic BBQ menu. make sure you bring your appetite, lots to eat here. The only knock is the beer selection, it needs to be upgraded to the 21st century. Reservations are a good idea by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
peteg
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seattle
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  • Dining on a budget
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Portland, OR
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Having recently purchased a home outside of Tucson, we have been searching for good restaurants near our area. We decided to try this place out and are certainly glad we did. They have a full menu ranging from steaks, seafood, and of course, several barbecued items which they are famous for. While there were several appealing choices, we both opted... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We decided to give this place a try even though it was a long way from where we live. I was pretty excited when I learned that they had Walleye on the menu. Having lived most of my life in Minnesota I have eaten a lot of Walleye. That is not a very common menu item here in the Southwest.... More 

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

No ambience, and the food was pretty bad. The BBQ was too salty, and the the beef too fatty. We were there well before 2014, but it was not available as an option. If this place has changed hands in the passed 21/2 years, it was a different owner.

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Redmond, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had the sample plates, our favorite is the brisket, and ribs good too. The sausage they don't make in house but okay. Fun environment for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Best Bbq in Tucson. Family owned and operated and you feel like you're at home. I highly recommend the ribs. They also have all you can eat shrimp on Thursday's. Great place to hang with friends and family or just a date night! Great prices.

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seattle
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We always make at least one trip to Bubb's Grub when visiting Catalina. It has old west charm and a very authentic BBQ menu. make sure you bring your appetite, lots to eat here. The only knock is the beer selection, it needs to be upgraded to the 21st century. Reservations are a good idea by the way.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were traveling to Biosphere 2. It was approaching dinner time so we stopped because it was on the right side of the road. Totally amazed at the service from the minute we walked in. We were seated quickly. Food was ordered and explained in great detail by the pleasant server. When we got our food it was great. Every... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great portions. They have an on site smoke house for all the meat. It is authentic. Tough to access due to local construction, but worth the trouble.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our plates were brought to our table, my-oh-my were they loaded with great smelling meat. Let me tell you, from a person who mostly eats only chicken I found the “World Champion Pulled Pork Shoulder” at Bubb’s Grub very delectable, succulent and Mmmmmmmm! There are three different kinds of sauces at the table for your liking. I cleaned my whole... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Raised on Kansas City BBQ here. Nice surprise while visiting Arizona. Seems to have been there long time. Real friendly, crowded, great food, great service, especially for how busy there were. Owner checking on the experience. Would definitely go back. Brisket melts in your mouth. Not expensive.

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Additional Information about Bubb's Grub

Address: 16010 N. Oracle Road, Catalina, AZ 85739
Phone Number: 520 825-6510
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Catalina
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:45 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16010 N. Oracle Road, Catalina, AZ 85739
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Catalina
  • Phone Number: 520 825-6510

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:45 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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