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Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream

210 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 706-2827
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Ranked #1 of 195 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went to try their 1 lb (after cooking) burger challenge. Most food challenges are of ridiculous proportions, but this one seemed manageable. As far as taste goes, it was very good, though not challenging for the best burger I've had by any means. Though the law of diminishing returns definitely took effect towards the end the last few bites tasted... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

These burgers have flavor and they are amazing! Highly recommended... We will be coming back :) We ate outside and enjoyed the weather. The inside was a bit too laud.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great spot for lunch. A nice menu of sandwiches that are very well prepared. Service is quick and dedicated. The atmosphere is lively, and the location is good -- on the Monon trail for riding to on a bike, and on Main St. in Carmel with all that it offers.

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Carmel, Indiana
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160 reviews 160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

On Carmel's main street, Bub's has been featured on TV. They have good burgers from small to extremely large, and it can be beef, buffalo, or elk. They have good regular fries and sweet potato fries. The outdoor seating is great for people watching along the Monon trail and main street. The only bad aspects are long waits and a... More

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Cincinnati
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I don't know if I would say they have the best burgers I've ever had, but it's at least 90% and cost way less! It's a fun place with good service and great onion rings and waffle fries as well. Others said the elk was good - I stuck with beef. Be prepared to wait during peak times

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Hamilton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Ok, if you would like a great burger in a local eatery that reminds you of what fast food joints used to be like, this is it! They have a burger for every sized appetite. It was deliciously seasoned and went great with one of their handmade chocolate shakes. Also try the sweet potatoe waffles that can come with a... More

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Huron, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The service was a little slow but I loved the elk burger. Being from a Midwest state we have more game options like elk but it hit home having it in Indiana. I couldn't finish the bubba burger but I'll try again some day. :)

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orlando
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Having lived in several regions of the country (Brooklyn, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Raleigh, Orlando) and being 50 Years of age I have celebrated many a food joint in my day. We read the trip advisor reviews and tried it cause number one should be great right? Well the server girls were awesome. The elk burger was good, the foot long... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Bub's definitely lives up to the hype! The burgers are juicy and the service is prompt. Having an elk option is tremendous for a those wanting a "game meat" while still eating out. Also, having kids size burgers is a huge plus.

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Carmel, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I were walking on the Monon when we got hungry and found this gem of a burger joint. They offer great varieties, and the turkey patty isn't the dry kind you get at other places. Definitely recommend adding an egg to your burger!

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