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Bub's Burgers & 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    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 food!

I went to Bub's with my friends and we loved the food! The sweet potato fries were delicious and so was my burger. One of my friends ordered the chili dog and the hot dog and was the biggest I've ever seen. Oh and save room for dessert if you can...they've got ice cream!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aretha H
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Bub's with my friends and we loved the food! The sweet potato fries were delicious and so was my burger. One of my friends ordered the chili dog and the hot dog and was the biggest I've ever seen. Oh and save room for dessert if you can...they've got ice cream!

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Thank Aretha H
Carmel, Indiana, USA
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306 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Bub's & are always pleased with the service & food. This was no exception except that we ordered a large order of onion rings & received a small. When biting into the first two rings, all I got was a hard outside layer of the onion & breading. For as much as Bub's charges for their food, I... More 

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Thank DDDFJD
Brazil
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a Friday night with another couple at about 6 and luckily only had to wait about 5-10 minutes to be seated. Our server brought out samples of their chili and broccoli soup which were both very good but nothing special. She really pushed their 1 pound burger on all of us but none of us wanted a... More 

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Thank Quentin P
Carmel, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From flavor to portions to menu offerings, Bubs is Big and sometimes Ugly but ALWAYS delicious. Great crowd pleaser for big groups during the spring and summer with out door tables for families and teams. Inside is a lively mix of friends, family and couples with a casual environment to kick back and be yourself. Games for the kids and... More 

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Thank Anthony A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here a couple times and had great food. They have different types of burgers but I chose hamburger both times. They have good fries also. I've not tried the ice cream yet. They have indoor and outdoor seating with a nice atmosphere. Nice place to take your significant other.

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Thank markandalicia
Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So many people had been telling me about how great the cheeseburgers were here I figured we had to check it out since a good burger is my weakness. The cheeseburgers did not disappoint. The meat is very fresh and you can tell they are hand pattied and cooked to order. The edges were crispy, just how I like them.... More 

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Thank MrsW93
Bloomington, Indiana
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I've been to Bub's many times. The food is always very good. I always order the elk burgers, and I think they taste amazing. The atmosphere is energetic, and there is always a good mix of people. If you can, save room for dessert. Bub's makes its own ice cream and has hand-dipped milk shakes to die for.

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Thank nroales
Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Bub's is a CARMEL institution for burgers. Eat a big Ugly and get your picture on the wall. All the walls are covered with pictures! Good food, good prices but you will wait for a table.

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Thank Ken B
Carmel, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The staff is eclectic and the food is awesome. I always go during months I can sit outside and people watch the Monon. It's in a great location. I don't like ice cream much, but their strawberry milk shake was so good! Their French fries are great too!!

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Thank JoyfulCass
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is right off the Monon. It is great to take a bike ride or walk and end up with a great meal. It is very busy but for good reason, it's fabulous!!!

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Thank Rob L

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?