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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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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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Ok, but not great.

This restaurant was close to the hotel and convenient. The food was okay and they were able to accommodate our group, but nothing spectacular.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
RichK_San
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Always go to Big Bubbas when we travel through Paso Robles, in fact we come there for the wineries and Bubbas. But the pork ribs were rubbery, the beef ribs were tender bit I was grossed out by the big vein running down the bone. Only the potato was hot. My long island was undrinkably sweet. Sadly won't be coming... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Bubbas has always been good. The bull is no longer there but the bull area is a nice sports TV area. The food is good and plentiful During Wine weekend it would be nice to have more staff as it gets very busy. But also the wait is worth it.

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South Pasadena, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Four of us ordered ribs. The baby backs were OK...nothing special. One person ordered the combo and the beef rib looked so disgusting and we asked for a refund and had 5.00 taken off the bill. Onion rings were good. The waitress was very nice and took our picture but the food was not good. I would not return.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant was close to the hotel and convenient. The food was okay and they were able to accommodate our group, but nothing spectacular.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

Address: 1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone Number: (805) 238-6272
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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