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Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

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Barbecue, American, Southwestern
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1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 238-6272
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11:00 am - 10:00 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 25
    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
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Stopped for supper. Very friendly server. Drinks and food expensive given ambiance of place. Returned steak as arrived cold. Ribs nothing special. Music so loud you could not hear to speak. So disappointed after eating fast food on road for 2 days as we bith were looking for wholesome meat and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MrsBill
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Nanaimo BC Canada
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Nanaimo BC Canada
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped for supper. Very friendly server. Drinks and food expensive given ambiance of place. Returned steak as arrived cold. Ribs nothing special. Music so loud you could not hear to speak. So disappointed after eating fast food on road for 2 days as we bith were looking for wholesome meat and salads. 2 meals plus 2 pints plus tip was... More 

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Thank MrsBill
Newbury Park
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good, service OK. We found the food to be well prepared and was nice and hot when served. Prices were moderate. Parking was difficult, but worth the frustration once we got in and were served. A good restaurant in the Paso Robles area. Would recommend.

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Thank pklonn
Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in Paso Robles and had to stop in to Big Bubba's. I love good BBQ. Inside there is a lot going on and was very crowded. Liked the atmosphere . The BBQ was good but nothing special. Have eaten at better , but still a good time.

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Thank Gary T
Los Angeles
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We heard this place had the Best BBQ in Paso. Based on that we had a good meal and would return. I am not sure if it is "the best" but it was very good.

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Thank blytheanderic
Murphy, North Carolina
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

In a town we have visited many times this was a first visit and we will come back. after eating many delicious meal we found this unassuming place had some of the best atmosphere and delicious food for the price. The tri tip steaks were the best I had all through my trip. Good slaw and fixins as well. You... More 

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Thank woadwoman
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We ordered the baby back ribs and they were tender and delicious. The sauce was just spicy enough. They have quite a few beers on tap and some wonderful appetizers from which to choose.

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Thank Fran K
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Even though the name gives you a good old boy image I would call this a city or tourist BBQ place. The food and service were good but I thought really over priced. You know you're in trouble when you have to ask for BBQ sauce and they bring out this little metal cup of sauce. Also no brisket which... More 

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Thank Rick C
Shady Cove
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The tri tip salad with Bloody Mary dressing is huge and delicious. It comes (of course) with a slice of Texas Toast. They are very generous with the portion of tri tip.

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1 Thank ItchyfeetsLonnie
Paso Robles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Perfect!! Had family from LA and they loved it. Everything was great. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend it!!!

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Pasadena, CA
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place was ok. Lots of choices and it comes the way it looks on the menu. Meat was a little dry. They have a covered patio that is neat for big groups-like 15 people or so. We went here to avoid the hassle of going downtown on a Saturday when the concert in the park makes parking and stuff... More 

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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: Barbecue, American, Southwestern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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?