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American, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

"At home" feeling, bartender was very pleasant and I am assuming the gentleman who is the owner, was very welcoming. We had the happy hour drinks and a few items from the bar food menu. Prices were very reasonable. Somewhere we would definitely visit again.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

My other half and I came here for brunch. They do botomless brunch drinks for 15.00. They have a great brunch menu. I did the create your own omelette and it was filling. The oysters were also awesome. We had the broiled ones. I’d come...here again.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

Friendly but very small restaurant in Astoria (easily reached by subway). Casual but efficient service, tables turned quickly while we were there but welcoming staff for families---saw date night, friends dining, several family groups. We were there for Thanksgiving, where they had an amazing Prix...Fixe offer--Turkey dinner for $23/person, other choices for as low as $18/person---choice of soup w/ homemade croutons or small but carefully made salad, then choice of entree (vegetarian Lasagna guy said his was good), salmon (salmon girl) picked off the crab stuffing, said the salmon was good otherwise), Gumbo (HUGE serving, Gumbo guy said it was delicious), Brisket (spice rubbed, nice flavor). Plus choice of two sides, and "german apple cake" with whipped cream for desert. Things were very fresh--string beans with carrots and shallots, potatoes, good homemade cake, tasty cornbread with honey butter. Weirdly liquidy "stuffing" (one of the choices of sides), the turkey was dry, the aforementioned unpleasant crab stuffing for the salmon. All in all, good value for the money, nice place, and clearly a neighborhood fave!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

They have very good specials at a very reasonable price. The food can be a hit or miss. Good grill cheece and fries.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

We had an informal dinner at Bubba's one night and the food was good. The environment was low-key and casual. A good place for getting together with friends for a drink and some inexpensive eats.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Tasty brunch spot in Astoria! Got the glazed donut with egg, cheese, bacon. My gf got the pulled pork eggs benedict. Both were good, but o think the Benedict was the winner. Bottomless 1 hour brunch specials. Bloody Mary was good. Mimosas were healthy pours....Outdoor seating. Great brunch spot to randomly walk into!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a hip and fairly priced establishment. The waitress was professional and welcoming. The food was great!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

Bubba's gets it right- the chef, and he is truly, makes perfect Hollandaise sauce with just the right amount of lemon and nothing artificial. I've also had some of their Southern cuisine and the sauces really make me think of New Orleans. Love this place!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

Very, very casual & a fun atmosphere. The kind of menu that begs you to keep returning to try many of the items. If I lived in the area, I would be a regular.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

The food here is an excellent ad authentic recreation of your typical Southern and Cajun fare, from fried chicken and barbecue to jambalaya and o'boys. Bubba's menu also ranges from traditional bar fare like sandwiches and burgers to a half dozen different types of mac-n-cheese...(seriously, oyster mac sounded really good) and entree platters. The drinks are strong and there's almost always a Happy Hour going on.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We went for Sunday brunch. It was not too crowded. They have a $15 unlimited brunch cocktails for an hour, so we had Bloody Mary's. They definitely pack a punch! The star of the experience was the Mac & Cheese. It was hot out of...the oven bubbly, creamy, cheesy goodness. My boyfriend said that if he'd known how good it was, he would have just had that and I agree with him. Treat yourself one day!More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Bubba's had come through many a times for good BBQ, but our last visit was for brunch and we were both surprised at how good it was. One of the better omelets we've had in Astoria and great drink specials. Looking forward to see if...they can repeat!More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

We lived around the block for a year and every week we would come back at least once. We celebrated our anniversary here as well as any other excuse because the food and service is fantastic. The owner is always present and he remembers everyone...who comes in. Undo your belt and say yes.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed December 5, 2015

Bubba's Bistro is a bit of the south in northern Queens. A balance between Cajun/Creole and stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, Bubba's is a great place for everything from a big burgers and mac 'n' cheese skillets to gumbo and jambalaya with many surprises in between. Their...$5 bowl of mussels is quite a deal and served in a variety of ways--Mediterrean style, Spaniard style, and my favorite called Cope, which has spinach, bacon, onions and bleu cheese in a cream sauce. Their happy hour menu is also worth noting with deals on tacos, sliders, wings, and drink specials. They have a nice craft beer selection and the owner and the servers are really nice. If you're looking for a casual and comfortable dining experience with food that makes you think you're in the French Quarter of New Orleans, then Bubba's is your spot.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've been to Bubba's on a few dates, and the food is consistently good. Have done the Happy hour and Brunch thing here with girlfriends and it's a great find for those groups where one or 2 is on a bit of a budget. The...fries/dipping sauces are so addictive! The Mac n' cheese is great if you want to really indulge. Victor is one of the servers (bartender too?) and he is so helpful and attentive - just superb. Love the whole vibe here!More

Date of visit: April 2015
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5