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Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

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American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-6272
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Greattttt food

Loved everything. Pulled pork was so tasty and tender on my sandwich. Fresh rolls for the sandwich. Loved the surroundings inside. Very warm and inviting. Staff very nice. Ty again ☺

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Mary W
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Loved everything. Pulled pork was so tasty and tender on my sandwich. Fresh rolls for the sandwich. Loved the surroundings inside. Very warm and inviting. Staff very nice. Ty again ☺

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Paso Robles, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went there for lunch with friends. Had their pulled pork sandwich, which was Perfecto! Hands down the best pork sandwich I ever had, and the barcecue sauce was perfection too! A very nice theme place and a handy location. You usually have to ask the girls a couple of times if you want something extra though.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was craving BBQ and remembered eating here years before during an all-star softball tournament. But my memory did not do the place justice by far! This was one of the best barbeque meals I've ever had. We will go there again on our travels through Paso Robles.

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Spring Valley
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My friend and I thought we could smell great food before we entered this restaurant. Apparently, the wonderful aroma came from another restaurant close by. Despite the dry beef rib and small portion of BBQ chicken, we enjoyed our waiter Eddie and a reasonably priced wine. We had just arrived in town and were hungry. The bar looked inviting and... More 

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Hayward, California, Usa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have not eaten here for a while and the first thing we notice was that the wild bull ride is gone. (Insurance issue I guess) But the food is still great, the portions ample. It could be a little pricy but you get what you pay for and all of it taste great. There was five of us and... More 

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San Diego, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food looked sterile and tasted like it came from Mickie-Ds. Servings were less than generous. They offered a "Bloody Mary" salad dressing with our salad--very odd tasting. Very odd interior design design too. This area-- central coast --is supposed to be known for BBQ but this place cannot stake a claim to any part of this fame. Skip it.

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Scotts Valley, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

altho were didn't expect much because it's right at the freeway exit with a bunch of other average restaurants, we were still a little disappointed. I had the mini tri tip which was really so tough I could barely bite it, and the mini pulled pork which had a slightly "off" taste. The onion rings had tons of breading.. My... More 

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Redlands, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Hi! I ate solo at Big Bubba's after driving up from Southern California. I ordered a 16 oz beer, and a tri-tip salad. The salad was enormous. I could not finish the salad or the beer. The server, while friendly, should have told me that they have half portions (which would have saved me money, and would make more sense... More 

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Paso Robles, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a good place to get a burger or a tri-tip sandwich but the ribs are always a little tough and the chicken a little dry. The volume of the never-ending country music could be toned down a little.

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Augusta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Big Bubbas is consistent. The beers are cold and the food is great. The service is always top notch and its location next to the holiday Inn is quite convenient. Even though the name is BBQ.. it has a diverse fair that all can enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: (805) 238-6272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?