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Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream

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American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Ice Cream
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210 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 706-2827
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 158
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burgers, fun atmosphere.

This place was recommended by a local. Be careful as there are a few different locations in the same town with different services. Had a bacon burger and waffle fries. Burger was very juicy and flavorful. Waffle fries forgettable. Has outdoor seating and two indoor dining areas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
KASK2001
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This place was recommended by a local. Be careful as there are a few different locations in the same town with different services. Had a bacon burger and waffle fries. Burger was very juicy and flavorful. Waffle fries forgettable. Has outdoor seating and two indoor dining areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The waiter was so awesome. Busy place but table and food fast. Games on tables to play. Cooked to perfection..we tried burgers, elk burger, waffle fries (regular and sweet potatoe). They have a signature marshmallow dip for the s.p. fries. The chocolate malt was To Die For!..lots of malt.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were just looking for a good burger place and stumbled across Bub's. It may be our new favorite burger place. Good thing we came hungry. The guys decided to do the Big Ugly challenge with the 1# burger. One went with beef and the other elk. Both said it was awesome and they knocked the challenge out. But with... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A really good juicy burger and excellent waffle fries. I usually get the elk and its delicious. If I want a good burger this is where we go. They also have a decent variety of craft beer. I got my son the grilled cheese and it was little grilled cheese slider things on mini buns. He wasn't a fan, he... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had lunch at Bub's on a Friday. I ordered the half pound "Not So Ugly" burger and a small basket of onion rings. The burger appeared to be every bit of the advertised half pound, and the meat was extremely tender, but didn't have the nice char and crispy edges I've come to expect from a grilled burger. So a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just a great american burger joint with a perfect location in downtown Carmel. Has outdoor seating on the Monon trail.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great location, next to the Monon Trail in Downtown Carmel - great burgers - and other fun good things on the menu - mahi, mahi sandwich mmmmmm...

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice place for burgers and my son loves the ice cream. Servers are always nice. Wait time can be a little long. But a nice experience

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I live in Carmel, IN and love this place!! The service is excellent & the burgers are very good. Our kids (ages: 5, 10 & 12) like it a lot!! The portions are good too.

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Carmel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best burger in town hands down. Nice smokey taste, from the grill. Homemade buns. Serve Elk burgers too. And if you like a Portabella burger. Nice variety. No problem taking your kids there. Eat the BIG UGLY ( a full pound of meat after it's cooked) and get your picture taken and put on the wall. Take the challenge or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (317) 706-2827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?