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BubbaLu's Bodacious Burgers & Classy Dogs

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408 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3555
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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85 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you’re a hot dog fan, this is the place to stop in Hot Springs. It’s not your New York City dog but something just as special if not better. Starting with a fresh roll, a savory hot dog, plied with sauerkraut, Dijon mustard and a sweet pepper relish that will make you sigh with satisfaction.

Thank Gordon E
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the chili and fries! Burgers are delicious and made fresh to order right before your eyes. Always make a stop here when we are in town

Thank KateBixby
Arlington, TX
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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This establishment attempts to have a old-time feel. We just happened to be in the mood for hot dogs and stepped inside. A bar let us watch the cook prepare food. The cook staff was engaged in a conversation with what seemed to be a regular customer so that brought back the feeling of days when "regulars" were known by... More 

Thank Dubnation
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with some friends that live in Hot Springs and got a burger and some fries as recommended. They mentioned that the fries are really awesome, and that burgers are also really nice. We asked for different burgers and sandwiches, being all of them quite good, but fries were quite standard. In any case good burgers and well attended.

Thank Juan B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was just expecting just another burger place when I walk in, but it was so much better than I was expecting. The bacon cheese burger was cooked to my specifications, and the cheese fries had actual shredded cheese on them, not some cheese sauce like you get most places. The milk shakes are made the old fashioned way, with... More 

Thank Atiavo D
Tunica, Mississippi
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not as good are bubbalu as they stated or bodacious very small spaced not as great service and fires where cold

Thank lw642116
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in with my family and we all ordered hamburgers except my grand daughter. She ordered a grill cheese. We loved their hambergers but the grill cheese left a lot to be desired. The hambergers were cooked on a grill you could see and cooked the way they were when I was a kid....delicious.

Thank Carolyn W
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hamburgers here were delicious. They were not oversized or overdone. The decor was a bit plain but comfortable. The young waitress was chatty and friendly, there were several families dining that afternoon. I would definitely recommend this diner to others.

Thank robbiem304
Carrollton, TX
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in this place while walking around Hot Springs - the prices were good - the burgers were big - cooked perfectly. A menu is in the window so you can look before going in - you order at the counter and then find your seat... it has a 50's retro vibe. The staff was really nice. We did... More 

Thank tab6871
Tampa, Florida
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205 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We just stopped in to BubbaLu's because it looked like a great old time soda shop. Inside it was just that complete with the long counter top to eat at. We sat and ordered the Angus Beef Burgers along with a beer and soda. I have to say, they were really good and juicy, cooked the old time way right... More 

Thank Robert D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3555
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: 501-321-0101

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