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Big Bubba's Bad BBQ - CLOSED

6100 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA
+1 559-686-1510
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  • Excellent0%
  • Very good13%
  • Average27%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible44%
Aug 15, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
“you got it ---- CLOSED”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
6100 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA
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Reviewed August 15, 2015

RESTAURANT, is closed as others have stated. They still have a store in Paso Robles, and they usually have a food outlet at the Fresno fair in October.

Thank eco6
Reviewed February 15, 2015

Closest Big Bubbas is now in Paso Robles. We went to Visalia's several times and the food was OK but the atmosphere was pretty good. They would get you in with the free birthday meal expecting many people with the birthday and what was interesting...More

2  Thank fred3235
Reviewed December 2, 2014

There is a reason for the closing. Not good. Several times, out of three or more people, only one meal was good. The sister property in Lemore (30 miles away) is also closed.

Thank jbees
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Big Bubba's Bad BBQ was mediocre on a good day -- way too noisy and crowded, food only so-so. Then they became Ethel Red's. The food was affordable, but not great. They kept prices down by not using servers. Prices increased, and crowds stayed away....More

3  Thank Momfawn2
Reviewed September 29, 2014

We really like the food here at first although it was always pretty noisy with small kids running around. It didn't take too long for them to start going downhill. This place closed a while ago and was replaced by Ethel Red's which is now...More

Thank Frequent D
Reviewed August 15, 2014

They raised there price, now there gone. The breakfast was only a good buy at $5.00 including drink. After they raised there price I wouldn't go back and I guess a lot of people quit going there also.

Thank Carnutz
Reviewed May 20, 2014

The price of breakfast went up and they charge for a drink to. Now you can get a better breakfast anywhere else for the price. At least if they had hash browns it would help. Won't be back.

1  Thank Carnutz
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ordered baby back ribs and received what looked like huge spare ribs. When I asked the waiter to exchange them for what I had ordered he said "those are baby back ribs, they are just from a steroidal pig! Yuk

1  Thank CbKevin88
Reviewed January 9, 2014

I'm so glad Big Bubba's is gone and now there's a decent place to eat at now. At Ethel Red's (also in Lemorre,Ca.) you walk in and Order, grab a cup, and get a drink, then sit wherever you want. When they call your number...More

1  Thank Carnutz
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

It has closed and turned into a place called Ethel Red's The bucking bull is gone but don't worry the noisy unattended children remain shrieking up and down the wooden stairs. I couldn't make it all the way to be seated.

1  Thank Notfluffy
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6100 South Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: +1 559-686-1510
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