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Bub's Cafe

American, Diner
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611 W Poplar St Ste B3, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2431
+1 270-765-4202
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to eat breakfast! Small little family oriented restaurant! Homemade food. Wonderful biscuits and gravy

Thank Hall2013
Louisville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

food and service were good. Food wasn't great and the prices were high. Will probably skip this next time in the area.

Thank KatheeGee
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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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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408 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 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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655 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 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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12 reviews
6 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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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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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, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 270-765-4202

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