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Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

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1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1309
+1 805-238-6272
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Helena, Montana
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174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slow night on a Monday. Food was very good and does pop refills came quickly. Onion rings cooked well not greasy Get the pork BBQ as the beef ribs weren't what I was looking for. Large portions.

Thank Lori D
Menifee, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 10 of us and wanted separate checks. Taylor was very efficient and accommodating to our group. Food came out fast and for us, it was very good.

Thank deefree3
Coarsegold, California
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant needs to have someone love it again. The two staff members were friendly on an early Sunday afternoon in the off-season. It's a big restaurant, and the place was about 20% occupied. The food, BBQ was just so disappointing. I ordered the combination sandwich plate and my wife the Tri-Tip. The bread was not warmed, so it tasted... More 

Thank Jonathan F
Paso Robles, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be our go to place but lately the prices have gone up drastically. The atmosphere is fun and inviting and the food is average for a steakhouse. My favorite item is the Bubba Tacos, The Tri-Tip sandwiches are too bland for my liking, but the Tri-tip Nachos are another story, they have a large and half plate... More 

Thank giff64
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner on an early weekday (which should be no excuse for serving up lousy entrees) and was underwhelmed by the friendliness and efficiency of the waitstaff. The ribs tasted old and though the half chicken was tasty, the glaze on the skin was no so appealing (day or two old,maybe?). Anyway, save your dine out money... More 

Thank ajsaxman559
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We showed up and here was a 30 minute rate event though 80% of the restaurant was available and it was still dinner time. We ended up waiting and then asked to sit out front (where other people were sitting). I think the host forgot to tell a waiter we were there because we waited another 30 minutes before we... More 

Thank Amy H
San Jose, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We always try to schedule our driving trips between San Jose and Southern California so that we can either have lunch or dinner here. This time I tried the side of Port Ribs with the Garlic Fries appetizer. My wife had the Pulled Port Sandwich. The ribs were on the dry side, but with a side of Bubba's BBQ Sauce,... More 

Thank Robert K
Pismo Beach, California
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Stopped in for a take out. My Tri Tip sandwich was a little chewy and over priced. The service was good and the place had nice atmosphere.

Thank theman4
Ontario, California
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168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Solid Tr-tip and burgers... foods was hot and big portions, service was friendly and good. Overall, just a nice place to grab a bite before wine tasting.... this place is so big, you can pretty much get seated right away...

Thank markj4golf
Brookings, Oregon
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350 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

wow! we walked to a few places in the neighborhood to check out their menus, and came back to bubba's. we are certainly glad we did! my half-order of cobb salad was the best every. everything (blue cheese, bacon, tomatoes, red onion, avocado) was So fresh and tasty. the dressing was perfect - not too much, not too little. the... More 

Thank dmc50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: +1 805-238-6272

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