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Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

#687 of 2,927 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12100 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826-2705
+1 407-423-1212
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First off I felt weird ordering my food in one place then ordering my drink from the bar. I had the 4 meat platter with pulled pork, pulled chicken, ribs and sausage. The pork and children were so so and the ribs were ok. The best thing was the sausage. The sides, mac and cheese, potato salad and fries were... More 

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Thank Lenny W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As long-time customers of Bubbalou's, we wanted to show our kids how great it was today on a trip to Orlando. It was so bad, I had to apologize to my kids! When we walked in, it smelled like bathroom cleaner. The food came out immediately but was cold, dry and gross, gross, gross. Mac'n'cheese was watered down and cold.... More 

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Thank Dawnelle W
Florence
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good BBQ. Good prices, good portions. Best to get there before the 12 noon lunch rush. Good variety of BBQ sauces. Good coleslaw.

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Thank Gregory S
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bbq was pretty good considering Orlando is not famous for bbq. The meats were flavorful and not dry. Ordered the four meat platter, which comes with three sides -- it's a good deal to share with two people for $17.99.

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Thank honestrealreviews
Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They catered an event at the WP Masonic Lodge for the centennial celebration. The food was outstanding. The young staff serving were courteous and on top of things. I will be visiting a location close to me soon. The BBQ chicken, baked beans, pulled pork, and brownies were the best I have had in FL. We used to live in... More 

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Thank jennstar79
Hudsonville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bubbalou's has to be the best barbecue in Florida. Ate there twice in a week. The brisket is so tender you can cut it with a fork. My husband and I did the four meat platter which comes with 3 sides. The pulled pork and ribs were delicious! They deep fry the corn on the cobb. This gets 5 stars.... More 

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Thank Michelle L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Orlando we stayed across the street from Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que and had to give it a try. Glad we did! Really good food with generous portions. Cool decor and nice service.

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Thank Walker2938
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

This restaurant is very casual. The menu has a good variety of BBQ foods. I had the pulled pork. It was very good with a nice smokey flavor. My friend had bbq chicken. There are many choices for side dishes. Orders are taken at the counter then a staff member brings the food to the table. Prices are about the... More 

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Vincentia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

This place offers one thing - southern bbq. It has basic tables, a bar (don't ask for wine) and a single, combo or assorted mix of bbq meats and sides. Some of the sides will not be familiar to put of area visitors? Not a 2 hour dining experience However, the best bbq I have probably ever tasted. I went... More 

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Thank Mike M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my dinner here. Very friendly, attentive service. Reasonable prices. Clean. Side dishes – collard greens, sweet potato casserole, and black-eyed peas were terrific. Had sliced pork which unfortunately was dry. I will eat here again, but I will choose a different meat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12100 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826-2705
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-423-1212

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