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BubbaLu's Bodacious Burgers & Classy Dogs

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408 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
501-321-0101
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great burgers and shakes!

Our family enjoyed handmade meat patties grilled to perfection with awesome shakes and malts in a fantastic location, just across the street from the National Park Visitor Center!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
SilerFisher_Houston
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Our family enjoyed handmade meat patties grilled to perfection with awesome shakes and malts in a fantastic location, just across the street from the National Park Visitor Center!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We happened onto Bubbalu's last year and made a point to come back this year for another great burger and fries! Everything is made fresh right in front of you and the atmosphere is very old school diner! I especially admire the hard- working proprietor who is always here making the food, and the great service, herself. Five stars!!!

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great diner serving excellent food (polish & regular large hot dogs on oversized toasted buns and 1/3lb hand formed burgers, all with the whole gamut of toppings), fries & onion rings, and blue bell ice creams/shakes/malts. The owner was very friendly while taking our order and cooking our food. Place is kid friendly - reduced price specials on burger and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My family and I visited this restaurant this past October and I wasn't really that impressed. I felt the staff could have been more friendly and I thought the food could have used some flavor. I had the cheeseburger and it was okay. The patty itself didn't have any flavor. I have had better burgers, but it's quick and really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We love coming here. The owner is such a hoot!!! The food is always hot and fresh, a blast from the past.

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Guthrie, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I weren't terribly hungry but I "needed" something to eat. We both settled on the home made white chili. Very, very good homemade dish. Had fun with the waitress and enjoyed our meal. Prices were just a tad more expensive than other places we ate while in Hot Springs... but definitely worth the price. We would go... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Bubbalu's was recommended by a National Park employee when we visited Hot Springs. He said they served the best burgers in Hot Springs, and we heartily agree because they were delicious! The fries were excellent also. It's a convenient downtown location and a great place to eat.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The couple that serves up bodacious burgers are really in the know when it comes to good food. Their service is beyond compare. Malts and shakes are available along with alcohol for 21 and overs. The fries are served as they are at the Astor in California. Inverted in a paper chute to drain away any oil as you nibble... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am really surprised in a good way that this restaurant is still here due to the pricing of the burger but hey, it is worth it! Best burger, except for the Ohio Club in town...especially for people with children. Fries are great, hot dogs good but burgers...wow!

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Henderson, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had hot dogs and polish sausages, they were delicious and the fries were very good and crispy. Neat, diner atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 408 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-321-0101

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?