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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 40
    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
Decent BBQ

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Pasadena, CA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Paso Robles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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 15, 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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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?