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“Great ribs, diner more than a restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ

Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ
Ranked #22 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Heidelberg, Germany
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great ribs, diner more than a restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Was going out for Saturday night dinner hoping to get a view and a meal. Having read the reviews I din not think of this as a "diner like" place but more as a restaurant. I still went with it and had a great dinner albeit on paper plates and plastic forks.

The ribs fell of the bone, succulent and moist. Absolutely greta. Would not go for the Mac&cheese but rather the fresh corn or cole slaw. Not what i expected but a still a great find.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Catharines, Ontario
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was the best BBQ I have had since I was in Savannah. It had excellent portion sizes and the quality was good. It is a really casual environment. The staff was nice and attentive. They have happy hour and it is a good time to try some appetizers for $3.00. If you get there at prime times you might need to wait for a table inside. Well worth the Money!!

Visited July 2013
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in southern Cali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

Returning to Bubba's 2 years after our first visit we were not disappointed.
The quality and flavour of the meats were exceptional.
Baby back ribs were among the best I've tasted anywhere.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BenMellon
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Calumet City, Illinois
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fantastic food, fantastic service! Had the Bubba burger with beef brisket and smoked sausage, amazing, my lady had the sliders, one each of pulled pork, brisket and chicken, great BBQ sauce!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark M
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Stevenson Ranch, California
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great BBQ surprise in La Jolla!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Took the whole family. Modest, but pleasant decor. But what a wonderful dining experience. You walk in, place and pay for your order. Owner/ cashier very personable. Actually made us step away from the regiseter (we wanted to try everything!).
Generous portions of delicious food. Try the corn nuggets. Great brisket (chopped or sliced), pulled pork, hot links. Excellent collard greens.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Evelyn B
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