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Bub's Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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611 W Poplar St Ste B3, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2431
(270) 765-4202
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 am
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a family run café. Typically, good food and good service. Now, nothing fancy but simple home cooked food. The "fall/winter" lunch special cannot be beat! Fill up on a grill cheese and chili - you won't have to eat supper that night! We love the breakfast - if you are hungry you will be full! The pancake is... More 

Thank Meg B
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Open.only for breakfast and lunch, we were pleasantly pleased. My friend's burger was huge and the meat pretty lean. I had tuna salad which came on a platter with a delicious slice of watermelon, tomato slices, lettuce, a boiled egg and grated cheese. We were both pleased and will return.

Thank Rita R
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Probably the best private restaurant in town. GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT TIMES, and GREAT PEOPLE. The ONLY problem I have with Bub's is that they don't stay open all day. Otherwise I'd probably spend a lot of money in there. HA HA. Thanks to everyone for such a great place to eat.

Thank Mark-Bonnie
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390 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

It's not a fancy place, it's not an upscale place.....but it is consistently excellent for home-style cooking and a great burger! I respect them for not trying to be something they aren't, and sticking to flawless execution of the basics: great tasting food at a fair price that is served with friendliness and pride. Good job Bub's, keep up the... More 

Thank Mjldly
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631 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015

We stopped at Bub's for breakfast on our way to Mammoth Cave. It's in a very unprepossessing strip mall, and is essentially two of the storefronts in the shopping center. The booths are separated with garden trellises, and the ceiling contains a collection of kiddie pedal cars suspended over the dining room. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. I had... More 

Thank ArlettaC
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

I mostly go here for breakfast, but the lunch food is outstanding, as well. They have several servers, but my two favorites are Pamela and Faith. Request them, if you can, or ask which tables they are covering before you sit down (seat yourself usually). They are always prompt with refills/ordering and will brighten your day with their lovely smiles... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

I know how it is, when you want food that's not from a national chain, but you're scared to try out some little mom-and-pop place... Bub's Cafe is a great place to have a burger and fries, or other standard American-style cuisine. I've been for both business and pleasure, and I've never had a bad experience. I never get a... More 

Thank Eric_Fraley
Russell Springs, Kentucky
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

Traveling from out of town we decided to have lunch at Bub's cafe and it was excellent. We had the Burger & Patty Melt & both were very good, the fries were hot and cooked just right. I highly recommend Bub's Cafe we will be back if we are in the area!

Thank Joyce L
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is pretty much a hole-in-the-wall cafe, but those are usually the best! Bub's is very retro and vintage, with toy cars and other items hanging from the ceiling. The food is reasonably priced and tastes great. I've noticed that they have a LOT of regulars here. If I had to recommend any of the food items, it would be... More 

Thank Etownky
Owensboro, Kentucky
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015

My first trip to Bub's was to meet a couple of old friends for lunch. While I would not grade my meal above average on taste, the restaurant was clean and had the old diner charm going for it, My choice was the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger, which was good, but not exceptional. Service was fast and very friendly. I ran... More 

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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
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 W Poplar St Ste B3, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Elizabethtown
  • Phone Number: (270) 765-4202

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