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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 97
    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
Not bad

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
PhatChoy
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Carmel, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Lafayette, Indiana
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

... and more! I've heard about this place on Man vs Food, and on a whim, just happened in for lunch to give it a try. I certainly wasn't disappointed. The venue is much smaller than I thought, but pleasant. It wasn't quite warm enough to sit outside, but I would love to come back and try it during the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was here in Indianapolis for a few days for work. I was told by others at home to try this place. I found out afterwards that this place has been featured on Travel Channel's show Man vs. Food. The place is pretty small, but was pretty busy, even during a later lunch. There are pictures all over the restaurant... More 

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Churubusco, Indiana
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed this restaurant. My husband and son both ate the "Big Ugly" burger and got their picture taken and posted on the wall. They said their burgers were amazing. I opted for the 1/4 pound elk burger with bleu cheese and bacon on top. This was THE BEST BURGER I have ever had! I highly... More 

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Indy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Open year round, but mostly enjoy their huge outdoor patio. Next to Monon Trail for easy access in DT Carmel. If you want a great burger, this is the place. They advertise the Big Ugly (ridiculous big burger) with pictures of the crazy folks that can finish it. Go early to avoid the wait. Enjoy.

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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?