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Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream

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210 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 706-2827
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First day in town and we had heard this was the place to eat, so we stopped in. Nice area of Carmel, in the Arts and Design District. They told us 25 minute wait, but we only waited about 10. Waited was helpful in explaining menu and providing daily specials. They serve Beef, Elk (4 sizes) and Chicken Breast. Our... More 

Thank MommaDuv
Carmel, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have the BEST burgers! They have the biggest burgers too - but, the tastiest! Other places are good - THESE are the best! It will get crowded during peak times and you may wait for 15 min. Service is good, youngins making some extra money. Get your photo on the wall IF you can finish the Big Ugly!

Thank rryanr1
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Burgers are fantastic, my favorite burger in Indy and I have tried a lot of them. The elk burger is outstanding as well but i usually stick with beef. outdoor seating is very nice. its in a great location and service is always great

Thank T_C_C_03
Anderson, Indiana
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Bubs on a Wednesday early evening, place was not busy at all, Ordered the Elk burger Creole style with bacon and Waffle fries with cheese, my wife ordered the smaller burger and waffle fries. Start of with the good, the food was all good and cooked spot on, waffle fries crispy and not greasy. The service started off... More 

Thank CHite68
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After eating at Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream in Bloomington, Indiana while visiting our son at IU, we knew what to expect. Great burgers, prompt service, and a friendly staff! The restaurant in Carmel is just as good. Highly recommended!

Thank Macbailey
Plainfield, Indiana
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211 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers and shakes. If you are bold go for the Big Ugly otherwise the not so ugly. Great sweet potato fries with marshmallow dipping sauce. Can't go Wong.

Thank Charley C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here recently for lunch, and the food and service were both fantastic. Burgers are flavorful and juicy, and buns are fresh baked. There is ice cream available if you have room after eating a burger, but I skipped that since the burger was so filling. Try Bub's, you won't be disappointed.

Thank swcrowder
Avon, Indiana
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been wanting to try Bub’s, and decided to dine al fresco before walking along the Monon Trail. Bub’s is in a great location right along the Monon. We had to wait for a while to get a table on the outside, even though we thought we had arrived before peak dinner time. So beware that Bub’s is very... More 

Thank AvonIN
San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do. Have the Big Ugly. 22oz burger. Staff great. Super location in the heart of downtown Carmel. Lots of cool pubs, restaurants and shops.

Thank DeanandSherriTX
Washington Dc
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Monday afternoon so we got right in. Evan was great teaching first timers all the ins and outs of the menu. I took the "big ugly" challenge while the rest of the family opted for something smaller. The burgers were tasty. The waffle fries were to die for. The kids had ice cream and I needed... More 

Thank Barack O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (317) 706-2827

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