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Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

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6100 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA
559 686 1510
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
CLOSED!!

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
jbees
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central valley, CA
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Ivanhoe, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Closest Big Bubbas is now in Paso Robles. We went to Visalia's several times and the food was OK but the atmosphere was pretty good. They would get you in with the free birthday meal expecting many people with the birthday and what was interesting you would usually have to wait a little while before being seated because they were... More 

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central valley, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Visalia, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Visalia, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Visalia, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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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