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“Nice bar setting, good food, excellent bloody Mary bar!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bub's Dive Bar & Grill

Bub's Dive Bar & Grill
1030 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-2833 (Pacific Beach)
+1 858-270-7269
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Ranked #631 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Californian, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Description: At 1030 Garnet Ave, it is located in the heart of Pacific Beach's thriving business and entertainment district, just 3 blocks from the beach and 10 minutes from California Interstate 5. The backbone to Bub's longevity is its addictive menu of "non-bar like" food. Besides single handedly bringing back Tator Tots to the educated world, Bub's has created a menu that you would not normally expect to find in a little watering hole in your hometown. Sauces made from scratch. All fresh ingredients. And a staff who takes pride in the product they serve and the service they provide. Don't believe me? Check us out. Don't want to check us out? Fine... Just don't complain when you eat crappy food somewhere else.
Indianapolis, IN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice bar setting, good food, excellent bloody Mary bar!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Casual setting, service was very prompt and helpful. The burger I had was delicious and good size. It's just a real easy, comfortable place to have a decent meal. Now the bloody mary bar was great - had all the fixings you need, and it was fun to experiment with new ingredients. Enjoy a burger, a beer, and watch one of many games on their many television screens.

Visited October 2013
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Chandler, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great place, great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had seen reviews for Bub's before we left for San Diego and put it on our list of places to find. We stayed in Pacific Beach and this was easily walking distance from there. It's not on the beach but in a rather quirky area of "town" with some cute shops and lots of tatoo parlors... We went for lunch and each had delicious steak sandwiches. Mine was the Beach Break steak sammitch (thier spelling) with mushrooms & onions, DH had the Pittsburg steak sammitch. The Beach Break had chunks of tender, delicious steak, smothered in cheese and topped with onions and mushrooms (extra) while the Pittsburg was more sliced/shaved steak, but equally delicious and topped with cheese and onions & peppers (extra) and both were served on a perfectly toasted (yet soft) roll. Best of all the meal comes with tater tots! heavenly!! Don't forget the Archie sauce for dipping too... Very good meal for not alot of money - great service and cold beer! Definately worth the walk and probably a good thing after that giant meal!

  • Visited June 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Pretty good food. My wife likes the Philly style sandwich she got. Can't remember the name. The wings are good and they have some really good sauces. Nice patio too!

Fair prices for the area. We'll be back next time we're in the area.

  • Visited June 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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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not bad...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Mad a late night run. Called ahead for take out, which was cool. The food was ready quickly and was good. I regret not staying a little longer. Had a lot of TV screens showing baseball games. Not bad for a quick bite.

Visited May 2013
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St. John's, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Beer, Great Wings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Found this place during our stay in San Diego and kept coming back until our trip was over. The beer was good and the wings were fantastic. All the food we tried there was absolutely delicious, but the wings were out of this world.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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