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Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

6100 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA
559 686 1510
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Ranked #153 of 244 Restaurants in Visalia
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
central valley, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There is a reason for the closing. Not good. Several times, out of three or more people, only one meal was good. The sister property in Lemore (30 miles away) is also closed.

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Visalia, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Big Bubba's Bad BBQ was mediocre on a good day -- way too noisy and crowded, food only so-so. Then they became Ethel Red's. The food was affordable, but not great. They kept prices down by not using servers. Prices increased, and crowds stayed away. They are now out of business.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We really like the food here at first although it was always pretty noisy with small kids running around. It didn't take too long for them to start going downhill. This place closed a while ago and was replaced by Ethel Red's which is now also closed. It's not a good location.

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Visalia, California
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79 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

They raised there price, now there gone. The breakfast was only a good buy at $5.00 including drink. After they raised there price I wouldn't go back and I guess a lot of people quit going there also.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The price of breakfast went up and they charge for a drink to. Now you can get a better breakfast anywhere else for the price. At least if they had hash browns it would help. Won't be back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ordered baby back ribs and received what looked like huge spare ribs. When I asked the waiter to exchange them for what I had ordered he said "those are baby back ribs, they are just from a steroidal pig! Yuk

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Visalia, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I'm so glad Big Bubba's is gone and now there's a decent place to eat at now. At Ethel Red's (also in Lemorre,Ca.) you walk in and Order, grab a cup, and get a drink, then sit wherever you want. When they call your number just raise your hand and they bring it to you. They will also do refills... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

It has closed and turned into a place called Ethel Red's The bucking bull is gone but don't worry the noisy unattended children remain shrieking up and down the wooden stairs. I couldn't make it all the way to be seated.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner last night cause we haven't been in there for a couple years, thinking that it still had some really good bbq. Huge mistake. I ordered the tri tip sandwich and he got the tri tip plate. I don't know about how hot he's food but when we finally got it my sandwich... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

The food is great (I got the ribs) for a good price not expensive.. great place for families there's a place for kids to play.. drinks are cheap good specials

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Additional Information about Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

Address: 6100 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA
Phone Number: 559 686 1510
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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