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Bubba's Barbecue

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166 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3651
479-253-7706
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 140
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  • 82
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but not very good.

So my wife and I had BBQ sausage which was good, served with crackers, cheese, peppers, olives and in overall very good appetizer. For the main we ordered whole slab of ribs with sides and fries.. Ribs were ok.. a little dry and with only one basic BBQ sauce to use with.. fries were somewhat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Pablo_Hudini
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Little Rock, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter wanted a ham sandwich and fries. Received as ordered. My wife ordered a half slab of ribs are her ribs were tender and meaty and properly cooked. I ordered a full slab of ribs and mine were burnt dry and small. The regular sauce is nothing spectacular and the hot sauce is all heat and no flavor. Growing... More 

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Ashland, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Looking for something local to try we opted for Bubba's. Upon arrival the male host was a bit curt as he took our name and told us I'd have to read the menu posted outside. When we were called for our table the woman was just as awkwardly curt. Our server was pleasant and wore a unique wine cork necklace.... More 

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tristate NYC area
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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We wanted take out to bring back to our lodging and this fit the bill. Very quick service with a smile. I have had better barbecue ( it seemed a bit dry) but it fill the bill.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

So my wife and I had BBQ sausage which was good, served with crackers, cheese, peppers, olives and in overall very good appetizer. For the main we ordered whole slab of ribs with sides and fries.. Ribs were ok.. a little dry and with only one basic BBQ sauce to use with.. fries were somewhat oversoaked with oil. Coleslaw was... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic ribs. we ordered a full rack. Excellent choice,,, we got it to-go. nice people. Make sure you have plenty of napkins.

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Raleigh NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Service was terrific, ribs were good but avoid the terrible brisket. Worth a stop if you are hungry for decent but un-spectacular BBQ.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My husband and I love BBQ. This is our second visit to ES. This time it was difficult to figure out if I liked the pork or beef better! Good problem to have!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Bubbas is a little rough looking on the outside. A bit eclectic on the inside. There is a sign posted outside that reads, "Yes, my mother eats here". Lol Don't let looks fool you. Great barbecue at reasonable prices. Ice-cold beer. Friendly staff. We first visited Bubbas in '86 on the recommendation of friends. We've been back to ES 27... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the cluck and squeal dinner with fries as an extra side. Fries and slaw were great and beans were okay. Chicken and ribs were good, however, chicken portion was not a true 1/4 of a chicken. Overall we enjoyed the meal and will probably go back when in the area again.

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Topeka, Kansas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Bubba's is one of those locally owned places that you stop at on the recommendations of friends. Seat yourself. The restaurant is bare bones, nothing fancy, but very clean. We ordered the nachos to start, which were excellent. We then shared a meal of brisket. Huge portions! Came with cole slaw and fries, and we could not finish it all.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3651
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Eureka Springs
  • Phone Number: 479-253-7706

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?