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Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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210 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032-1760
(317) 706-2827
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was there twice, and twice unhappy. First time they cheated me with tip. Second time we were there with my Friend on Sunday. We were waiting 40min for a table inside drinking beer outside. When we finished they told us that they forgot to put our names one the waiting list.

Thank Michal B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in or near Carmel and want a burger Bub's Burgers is the place! We stopped in for lunch on our way to Southern Indiana and it was well worth it. Loved the Elk burger, they offer beef too, and the shakes were amazing! The server brought a chili sample for the table upon greeting us and gave us... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family friendly, right on the Monon so works good for lunch when riding bicycles. Good service, local owned

Thank Barbara E
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers were great as always. We had 14 in our party which included 8 children. Our waiter, Harley, was incredible!!!! He gave us fantastic service and was very friendly.

Thank Konarider2
Peru, Indiana
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son convinced me to drive the 60 miles to this place. It was worth the trip. My family had burgers I had the half pound hot dog with chili. They were all very tasty. I found the onion rings to be very good. One thing to remember, this place serves food in HUGE portions, so come hungry and plan... More 

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porchfest was happening the day we chose to travel over to the Monon Trail in Carmel...people everywhere just having a great time in that sweet little town. We biked and walked a lot and took a break here with delicious ice cream and sherbet too. Next time...I plan to take on the famous Ugly Burger...just need to starve myself beforehand.... More 

Thank CapitanBrad
Dayton, Ohio
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a day to do whatever we wanted so we drove 2 hours to Carmel Indiana for Bub's. We had seen it on TV and always wanted to try it. We are huge burger fans. It was nice out so we sat outside. Lots of people watching in this busy upscale area. So we ordered burgers of course...I got... More 

Thank enjoylifeDiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

No frills place but Matt Frye does it his burgers right, especially the Elk Burger. The Big Ugly makes Bub's famous, but all are good. Chili is also good. Waffle fries and Onion Rings are awesome. Chocolate Shakes go well with Bub's burgers. Kids like the ice cream store connected to the restaurant and fun family atmosphere while you wait... More 

Thank Datrunner
Carmel, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

One of the better burger joints in the Indianapolis area. Tucked into the heart of downtown Carmel, a northern suburb, you can safely enjoy a great casual meal with the Monon walking trail steps outside the door. The generous yet simple menu offers plenty of choices for everyone including fish, chicken and even elk if you're feeling adventurous.

Thank Scott H
Dallas, Texas
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This was my first visit to Bub's Burgers. The The largest sizes burgers are huge. The meat was tender and delicious. Services was great and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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 46032-1760
  • 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?