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Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ

888 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #26 of 1,274 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
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94% Recommend
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A nice family restaurant with reasonable prices in a town with mostly overpriced food if you have children.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was the perfect find. We appreciate good Texas BBQ and couldn't believe how delicious this place was. I would give it 10 stars if possible because the staff was super nice too!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Every time we are in La Jolla, Bubba's is a "must eat" for us. Jeff - the owner is fantastic. You can tell that he is passionate about his establishment and his food. Looking forward to our next visit to La Jolla and Bubba's. You will not be disappointed.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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256 reviews 256 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
858 helpful votes 858 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Pretty bloomin good scram, excellent portion sizes and nice food to boot.I had the meal platter with a side of bbq beans, all very tasty. Simple sparse decor not really in keeping with the rest of the La Jolla restaurant scene, but good bbq and sensible prices make it a winner !

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Bubba's provided the meats for a graduation celebration party of about 30 folks. The ribs and chicken were very tender ( falling off the bone) good . The BBq sauce was very good and spicy. who would have thought off a great BBQ place in LaJolla , California. Jeff the owner was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Yum x infinity! Pulled pork, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet baked beans and beer for 2 under $25 on the beach, what? Bubba's is where it's at. Absolutely delicious, it's all about the barbecue sauce, and Bubba's rules this category! Haven't had barbecue this good since Lovejoy's in AZ. Unbelievably friendly and this food was amazing and what a value! We... More

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San Diego
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Excellent customer service! Food was great. Family friendly. Great place for patio dinning. I tried the chili, it was spicy, but delicious.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Eight of us arrived for happy hour(3;00 to 7:00) and had a great time. Very good beer selection and terrific prices. The happy hour appetizers were an interesting range of items. We all ordered ribs for dinner, some with out the sauce and only their rub. Others ordered just the ribs with the sauce caramelized on the grill. The ribs... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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157 reviews 157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We ate here twice while in La Jolla ... Service was friendly and quick. You order at the counter, they give you a number and deliver food to tables when it is ready. My husband and I shared a combo platter with 3 different meats and it was more than enough for the two if us! The pulled pork was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff here is fabulous! Delicious ribs....fall of the bone and beautifully done. Also enjoyed their chicken. Highly recommend giving it a try

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