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Bubba-Q's

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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$8 - $15
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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bubba Ques is a great choice for any occasion. The barbeque is authenic - smoked with wood and very tasty. Their meat options are not slick, greasy, and full of fat like many barbeques. My very favorite barbeque restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Kathy H
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

What can I say, service was really slow after we were seated. Food did not arrive as it was ordered, they did correct this. Waitress never stopped by to check on how things were or if we wanted drink refills. She asked if we were...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 503jefff
Reviewed June 7, 2019

I stopped in for lunch, I ordered the burnt ends sandwich, #1 I was brought a rib tips sandwich... there were no burnt ends, the food did come fast, I'll give em that. The bun was not very fresh, I had the fires with it...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jerome O
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We were going to a theater program and arrived at a busy time but were seated quickly and food ordered came as quick as a fast food . Bur the best part was the ribs were tender and meat fell off the bone. The portion...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Tony K
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Was a great place to eat and celebrate birthdays great menus variety. The food is excellent service fast and friendly. This place has a wonderful atmosphere with friendly servers and very clean also!!!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lindaseehusen
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband ordered the grilled romaine salad with bacon and tomato It was a whole romaine cut in half. It was quite a nice surprise to see on the menu of a mainly "carnivor" place. I am definitely going to try making this at home....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Fearless547634
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Great Staff! I love the John Deere Corn!! I've never had a bad meal. My husband loves the pork chop. The ribs are delicious. There is nothing I can not recommend! Delish!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank midwestgal901
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Great food, reasonably priced...BBQ's is now in both Ottumwa & Pella, Iowa. You will enjoy the atmosphere, the service, but mostly the awesome food~

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Janice B
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Locals love it - for a local Ottumwa place its ok, but the meat has a lot of fat and tastes cheap. If the meat quality were higher it would be better. Great sides,

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank tj1551
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I visited Bubba Q's with my husband on recommendation from my mother-in-law. I am SO happy we stopped here, because I was not disappointed. The food is seriously top-notch. The meats are delicious and, my goodness the pasta was wonderfully flavored! I read in their...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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