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“Pulled Pork Sandwich is the best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ

Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ
888 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #24 of 1,262 Restaurants in La Jolla
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Staunton, Virginia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Pulled Pork Sandwich is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great BBQ here! They have a lot of choices and variety to the menu and so many good sides to choose from! Frickels, sweet potato fries, its all so good. The staff is friendly and the owner is the nicest man who remembers us every time we come in. It's located in downtown La Jolla and just a quick walk to the beach.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Barbecue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Conveniently located on one of the main drags of downtown La Jolla, Prospect St, and good barbecue. Like what you would expect, fall off the bone ribs, smoked chicken and really good burgers. The ambience is good but not like really homey. Not real partial to the sides. The mac & cheese was a little on the dry side and not a lot of seasoning. Don't like beans anyway so I don't order them. Fries are good. We usually meet the in-laws here and have a meal together catching up. I would go back but mostly for the kids to enjoy. I would prefer to go to the Thai place up the street - Spice Kitchen which is on another review I have done.

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great Barbeque”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a casual and friendly little restaurant that has great home cooked food! I have been making my way through the menu and I haven't had a side that isn't great! The sweet potato fries and the baked yam is amazing. The macaroni and cheese is also superb and also the happy hour specials are even great! The pulled pork and ribs are great! They sometimes have a meatloaf sandwich, its a special and I have never craved a meatloaf sandwich but this one is sooo good! I find myself thinking about it often...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barrington, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Delicious!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Located in an unassuming location, Bubba's food rocks!! We both had the slider sampler, featuring the pulled chicken, pulled pork and brisket. The magic is in the sauce!!

And make sure you get an order of the Frickles...the fried dill pickles!! Awesome!!

We highly recommend!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

The service was very friendly and accommodating. The food was very good with nice portions and good price. Like another reviewer mentioned, it's not southern or KC good, but very tasty. I would definitely recommend and return.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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