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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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 38
    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
I normally...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Jim E
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Shelby, Montana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Shelby, Montana
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265 reviews 265 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
64 helpful votes 64 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
81 helpful votes 81 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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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?