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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 198 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, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I admit that I went because of the feature on Man Vs. Food and the Big Ugly Challenge. I wasn’t disappointed and have been back 3 times. I recommend for the family atmosphere (I’ve visited in daytime hours) and the really good burgers. It is not a huge place, so be prepared for a moderate wait, but there’s plenty of... More

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Robinson, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Bub's is known for its burgers, and did not disappoint. We ate inside and it gets a bit loud in there, but not too bad. On a nice day, you can't beat an outside table. The staff was courteous and the service is fast. The ice cream is really good, too, and they will even make a smiley face on... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited Carmel for my 55th birthday and decided to go for a late lunch at Bub's based on the good reviews. We were lucky in that there was no waiting for one of the outside tables. We both had the 1/4 lb. burger with cheese and bacon. Really enjoyed the burger and the soft bun. Yes, the prices are... More

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Carmel, Indiana, USA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A long time favorite in Carmel & right along the Monon, this is a very popular spot. The food is always delicious but now has become pricey. Diet Coke ($2.65), Blackened Chicken Sandwich ($7.65), Onion Rings ($6.45), adding cherry syrup to a coke ($.50), 1/4 # burger ($7.10), bacon bits for the burger ($ .50) & Jalapenos for the burger... More

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Savannah
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great burgers! Many variations, including Elk burgers! Unique side dishes as well. In an "artsy" neighborhood that is quite unique. Open seating is right off a walking trail and a great venue for people watching. Be sure to visit the ice cream shop inside!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had to try this, won't return. Meat on burger great, however pricey, with minimal pickles, tomato, and overpriced unworthy sides. Please allow a company to update and refine your water system, particularly being right off Monon trail--a refreshing water would have been so nice. Service was very good, workers pleasant and polite!

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Tennessee
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is not your average burger. I've often said "a burger is a burger". Now I must admit I was wrong. So wrong. I was in Indiana for business when a co-worker suggested going here. We went as a group at lunch. There was a wait for outdoor tables, so we sat inside. It was quite loud in there and... More

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Sara
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped there driving through and we were very happy with that decision. Great food and nice family friendly environment.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Bub's is the best "non secret" place in Carmel. You will always have to wait on getting a table, most days of the year (I live just 3 minutes from the place consistently see the line on my way to and from work), but it'll be worth it. They offer a small menu - 3 beef burgers, 3 elk burgers... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

It had been some time since any of us had been to Bub's. On a summer evening, the area was buzzing making the atmosphere perfect. The burgers are amazing. Weather you get the beef version or the elk, the burgers are bursting with flavor. If you dare, you can tie on the feed basket and try to tackle the 1... More

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