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Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ

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888 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4260
+1 858-551-4227
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pulled pork” (27 reviews)
“ribs” (55 reviews)
“chicken” (25 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
888 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4260
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here for lunch and had a good meal. There are only 2 BBQ sauce options, they do warm the BBQ sauce which is a nice touch. Not sure when some of the other reviews were written but our food was...More

Thank Tiffany E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

decor needs to be more modern. food not warm. chicken dry. brisket ok. pulled pork ok. all lacked flavour. just average food.

Thank Janet B
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Some friends took us here while we were visiting the area. We had a great time mostly chatting with them. Living in Texas, it was hard to imagine getting better barbecue in California. It was OK but nothing compared to what's available in our home...More

Thank lucsimsthomas
Reviewed October 27, 2017

They use hickory wood supposedly so per the manager you don't get a strong smoker flavor. That's what true BBQ is all about. The pulled chicken is pulled and mashed to a glob of tasteless goo. If you want true BBQ go somewhere else. I...More

1  Thank robertlT8776TG
Reviewed October 14, 2017

People were lined up outside the door which speaks to the popularity of this establishment. I ordered a half-rack baby back ribs with a salad and a drink. Perhaps it was our time of day, perhaps not. I found the meat dry, the sauce unimagined,...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This place was conveniently located and a nice change of pace for take-out dining. The sauces were not too bad. I had the baby back ribs, very tender cooked well. The family said the grilled chicken and beef brisket was good. Nice selection of sides...More

Thank ChicagoSSTraveler
Reviewed October 2, 2017

warm hearted owners, delicious food they are proud of, I know sweet potatoes are not exciting but they go so nicely with the meats and sauce

Thank mikey172013
Reviewed September 19, 2017

This was a lucky find in La Jolla! This is a small restaurant off the main strip, but we noticed a lot of locals going there. The BBQ ribs were fall off the bone delicious and tender. My Husband love the combo plate! The sauces...More

Thank LAK
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This is our third time in this BBQ joint, every time we visit La Jolla SD we always come here, this time with another family, as usual we enjoyed all the foods, baby back ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork and chicken and the sides we...More

Thank Balquiroz525
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Had dinner with my family a few days ago and the pork BBQ ribs were outstanding although they had run out of the beef BBQ ribs so I never got to taste them. The service was also excellent and they had plenty of room.

Thank eveashe
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Silvia R
October 16, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan D | Reviewed this property |
They deliver inedible food to your table
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-4227
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