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Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

#474 of 3,247 Restaurants in Orlando
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12100 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826
(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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A restaurant with atmosphere

A restaurant with atmosphere with a really good BBQ menu. we had half a chicken,and baby ribs ,both barbied to perfection. reasonable prices and fair sized portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
zaraththustra
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Kolbotn, Norway
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Keflavik, Iceland
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from home made ribs this place has the best ribs I have ever tried. Cooked to perfection and the atmo has the feel of home made BBQ.

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Thank Gunnaregill
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We ordered the rib combination with fried corn on the cob, corn bread, and collard greens. All were good.

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Thank Daniel L
Kolbotn, Norway
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

A restaurant with atmosphere with a really good BBQ menu. we had half a chicken,and baby ribs ,both barbied to perfection. reasonable prices and fair sized portions.

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Thank zaraththustra
Casselberry, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We LOVE Bubbalou's in Altamonte! I would choose it over 4 rivers all day long. The staff is professional, store is clean, service is quick and food is on point. Looking forward to having them cater our Christmas lunch.

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Thank jluss
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Best bbq. Generous portions, my favorite is the brisket. It absolutely melts in your mouth! Bottled beer available as well.

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Thank Belinda K
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I loved having drinks at the bar while being outside (besides the roof) The wings were fabulous. They have a full bar and still have a drive thru. There were garage doors that they open thru out the building so you can really enjoy the beautiful weather.

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Thank mel875
Orlando, Florida, United States
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I'm local and have some BBQ restaurants around my house but I drive 20-25min, using toll road to go this place. I love their wide variety of sides. Collard greens, coleslaw, baked beans, mac n' cheese and green beans are my favorite. Great place for locals and tourists and the stuff is always nice.

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Thank MargaretFujiyama
Perth, Australia
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

In soooo glad we finally got to try REAL BBQ!! We're from Australia, and have been watching BBQ pit masters, we were dying to try this sort of food, and we were SO happy we found this place!! Great pulled pork and brisket!! It was better than I thought it would be! Highly recommend this place!!

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Thank Tunney W
Ft. Campbell
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Though I am biased to Georgia and Carolina BBQ, Bubbalou's is still good! The food is not overcooked or saturated with sauces. A decent value for the money, located right next to the Hilton Garden Inn, so very convenient if you want to eat somewhere else besides the hotel restaurant.

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Thank BobArms
Neumarkt
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Bubbalu’s is an Orlando institution. This is a great place for barbecue as well as fried catfish, pecan pie, and other Southern favorites. The staff is friendly and efficient. Meals can be eaten in the dining room at picnic tables or outside on the patio, weather permitting. These options make Bubbalu’s a good place for families. Meals are also served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12100 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: (407) 423-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?