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611 W Poplar St Ste B3, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 765-4202
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    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
Consistently Great!!

It's not a fancy place, it's not an upscale place.....but it is consistently excellent for home-style cooking and a great burger! I respect them for not trying to be something they aren't, and sticking to flawless execution of the basics: great tasting food at a fair price that is served with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Mjldly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

It's not a fancy place, it's not an upscale place.....but it is consistently excellent for home-style cooking and a great burger! I respect them for not trying to be something they aren't, and sticking to flawless execution of the basics: great tasting food at a fair price that is served with friendliness and pride. Good job Bub's, keep up the... More 

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Thank Mjldly
Fairfield
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548 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stopped at Bub's for breakfast on our way to Mammoth Cave. It's in a very unprepossessing strip mall, and is essentially two of the storefronts in the shopping center. The booths are separated with garden trellises, and the ceiling contains a collection of kiddie pedal cars suspended over the dining room. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. I had... More 

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Thank ArlettaC
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I mostly go here for breakfast, but the lunch food is outstanding, as well. They have several servers, but my two favorites are Pamela and Faith. Request them, if you can, or ask which tables they are covering before you sit down (seat yourself usually). They are always prompt with refills/ordering and will brighten your day with their lovely smiles... More 

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1 Thank Tom441
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I know how it is, when you want food that's not from a national chain, but you're scared to try out some little mom-and-pop place... Bub's Cafe is a great place to have a burger and fries, or other standard American-style cuisine. I've been for both business and pleasure, and I've never had a bad experience. I never get a... More 

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Thank Eric_Fraley
Russell Springs, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Traveling from out of town we decided to have lunch at Bub's cafe and it was excellent. We had the Burger & Patty Melt & both were very good, the fries were hot and cooked just right. I highly recommend Bub's Cafe we will be back if we are in the area!

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Thank Joyce L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is pretty much a hole-in-the-wall cafe, but those are usually the best! Bub's is very retro and vintage, with toy cars and other items hanging from the ceiling. The food is reasonably priced and tastes great. I've noticed that they have a LOT of regulars here. If I had to recommend any of the food items, it would be... More 

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Thank Etownky
Radcliff, Kentucky
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My first trip to Bub's was to meet a couple of old friends for lunch. While I would not grade my meal above average on taste, the restaurant was clean and had the old diner charm going for it, My choice was the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, which was good, but not exceptional. Service was fast and very friendly. I ran... More 

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Thank Kimberly N
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

OK so the food is GREAT, but the toys are fascinating. Vintage pedal cars (who didn't want one of those?), Howdy Doody.....I think I am revealing my age. Friendly servers who always remember you, it's a lovely nostalgic experience.

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Thank Sonja C
Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Bubs Cafe is wonderful I love going there for lunch there food is great and so is their service. I would recommend it to everyone!!!!

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Thank Cathy H
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the previous reviews raved that Bub's has the best burger in town. There are two possible explanations: Either Bub's is the only burger joint in town or the reviewer doesn't get out much. I wouldn't say it's the worst burger I've ever had from an independent restaurant (because my expectation was possibly unnaturally high from the reviews)…but it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 611 W Poplar St Ste B3, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Elizabethtown
  • Phone Number: (270) 765-4202

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 am

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