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Bub's Cafe

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220 2nd St. SW, Carmel, IN 46032
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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Just too good!

Had to stop back the next day. Great service and homemade food. Granola is awesome. Family atmosphere makes you feel very welcome.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Debbie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to stop back the next day. Great service and homemade food. Granola is awesome. Family atmosphere makes you feel very welcome.

Thank Debbie C
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome. coffee is outstanding, menu is extensive and creative, and everything is made from scratch. i don't eat donuts and sweets, but if i did, i'd live here!! Egg dishes range from sophisticated to basic and their breakfast bread bowls looked amazing. highly recommend for the whole family.

Thank Juliet R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Food is delicious, presented well and each dish large enough to share. Get an order of homemade donuts for the table to share. Order off the wonderful specials menu. Get cocktails. The service is familiar friendly. They'll treat you like they know you. You may get a free soup sample. Your mom may get carded when she orders a mimosa.... More 

Thank travelredcard
Indianapolis, Indiana
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Met some good friends for breakfast on a Saturday morning. We all had a wonderful breakfast. The special Quiche and biscuits & gravy were what we ordered and enjoyed very much. Waitress was fairly attentive (very busy) and friendly. Things got a little loud, but still a pleasant breakfast. We also had the doughnuts for breakfast "dessert"

Thank Barry F
Carmel, Indiana
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Usually is doing great business as they should. The hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs are so yummy. Have tried the chili which is good too but normally stick to my favorite . That is the "settle for less 1/3 pound burger" and the small order of fries. The small order is just the right amount of fries for me. The burger... More 

Thank Irishdriver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Went to bub's with my son and daughter to take on the big ugly. We have been there before and totally enjoyed the food. The burgers are awesome and the dogs are not far behind. When you do the "big ugly" be cautious on ordering sides because that counts toward taking down the "big ugly". My son and I did... More 

Thank Dyngus
Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Bub's burgers is known for the Big Ugly'.. A super sized burger after cooked is a full pound. If you eat the whole thing , you get your picture on the wall. They have elk burgers , chili, soups and an ice cream bar. Situated along the Monon trail makes it a pleasant stop after a bike ride or walk.

Thank mkrege
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Love everything about Bub's Cafe for breakfast! Always have had EXCELLENT service and the food is awesome! Great breakfast for a great value. Don't let the crowd scare you away - they move you through in a reasonable amount of time - and it'll be worth the wait.

Thank Mgoblue3
New Mexico, USA
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This is the kind of place that made me wish I was not watching my carbs! The omelette that I had was pretty tasty and the price was right. My friend and I lingered over coffee for a couple of hours, and we saw this place was very popular. Service was terrific. If I were in the area again, I... More 

Thank Erich505
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Every Time I have come here it is just awesome. It is so nice to support a local business and even better when it's fantastic. Everything here is cooked to perfection. They always have specials and the regular menu items are great too. I had one of the specials today and it was just so over the top. Unless your... More 

Thank Ross S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 2nd St. SW, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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