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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
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Great BBQ

We had been here before, so knew what to expect. The menu choices are good, the prices reasonable, and the helpings quite large, and very good. The restaurant is conveniently located.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
OldBigBob
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Diego, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had been here before, so knew what to expect. The menu choices are good, the prices reasonable, and the helpings quite large, and very good. The restaurant is conveniently located.

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Los Altos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Loud, not my style, just went there with other people. Food was just okay. Hard to carry on a conversation. Not interested in bull riding and not a country music fan.

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California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This restaurant was in walking distance of our hotel and had a very extensive menu with excellent service. I'm sure you could find something appealing on their menu.

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Orange County, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were looking forward to some good old BBQ and we had been to Big Bubba's Bad BBQ in the past. This time was not that great. The ribs were tough and the pulled pork sandwich was very dry. There was one person in our group that got the chicken and they said it was good. The service was slow... More 

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Greenfield, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

After driving an hour waitin 20 mins for someone to take our drink order and another 45 for our food the place wasnt packed ! Had enough waitstaff it shouldnt have been that way !the food was way over priced & was terrible. Never agin

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Los Osos, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Been going for lunch here for about 10 years--favorite is the BBQ beef & green chili sandwich, with seasoned fries. (Enough for two...) Every once in a while, someone rides the mechanical bull, which can be quite a show (waiver required). They sell their excellent BBQ sauce by the bottle--a little pricey, but worth it!

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Shelby, Montana
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277 reviews 277 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I normally do not want to wait very long for my food...and had I known it would take almost 50 minutes after I ordered...I would not have gone in...I ordered a 1/2 rack of baby back ribs with fries and slaw...booth side dishes were very good...the ribs were okay not hot...so I ended up eating them cold because I did... More 

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CA
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Paso Robles Courtyard recommended Big Bubba's for a casual but good dinner and they were right. Good food, good service, and a nice atmosphere. Slightly noisy as there was a party group and a couple of families with kids but all in all, very enjoyable. Next time we're in Paso, we'll be back.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Service, atmosphere, pork ribs and chicken is great! Texas toast and cowboy potatoes are good and macaroni salad ok. Pork ribs suck!

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Moorpark, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Conveniently located not far from the freeway in Paso Robles, they have a good BBQ and salad menu. The servers are friendly, the food and beverages are very good. Cute decor. We will return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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, Large groups, Bar scene
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?