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“Teriyaki burger with pineapple” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba's

Bubba's
5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826 7839
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Ranked #22 of 37 Restaurants in Hanalei
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Teriyaki burger with pineapple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I like the style of burger Bubba's serves, with a thinner patty and classic bun. I found the teriyaki sauce and pineapple slice delicious additions. Great quick meal to take out and enjoy in our rental home with a movie. The line moves quickly.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Nice fresh burgers. Authentic ambiente of a retro burger joint. There are several locations of Bubba Burgers. We tried the one in Hanalei. There's also one in Poipu and in Kapa'a.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Powell, AZ USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Oh so good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

If you want a plain old, great tasting hamburger, this is the place!............(I hate the "100 character minimum required" for a review. This place is good - that's enough!)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“great burgers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had lunch at the Bubba's in Poipu. The food is really good. Old fashioned burgers, fries, etc. Good prices. Great food.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sammamish, Washington
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Tourism keeps them going”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I've been to Bubba's several times over many years and unfortunately like many other food eateries, Bubba's doesn't have the "magic" it used to have.

Bubba's has become an icon that I feel this is the primary aspect which keeps them thriving. Their burgers are "okay", but certainly nothing super special (and relatively light on the "burger"). Pretty much everything about them are "average", from service speed, to food quality, and they are rather pricey for what you get. One thing they clearly have excelled at is marketing!

Bubba's has become more of a photo opportunity / one-time destination visit. If it's your first time visit to Kauai, by all means - be a part of the iconic experience. If you are on a return visit - there are many alternative choices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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