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“Good food, But...”

Bubba's Roadhouse & Saloon
Ranked #60 of 427 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Price range: $20 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good food, But...”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had family in town so decided to give Bubba's a try. We arrived for dinner about 6:30 and had to wait about an hour for seating, but had been told the wait would be about 30 minutes. We had to wait outside as the inside waiting area was full, patio was closed and bar was full.

When we were finally seated we were stuck beside a pole causing one of our family to sit sideways by the pole. The tables are placed extremely close together and it was incredibly noisy, no way to have a conversation unless you wanted to yell at each other, which is what it seemed everyone in the restaurant was doing in order to be heard. The restaurant was quite smoky from the grills. If you are expecting atmosphere go somewhere else as it is very dark and dreary inside.

We were greeted within a few minutes, our drink order taken and when she returned she took our order. The salads arrived quickly and were quite large. The food was good, large quantities which meant we had lots of leftovers. The prices were reasonable.

If we were to eat here again it would be in the afternoon in the hope it would be less busy and we could have a conversation without yelling. You should not eat here if you are expecting to have a quiet, leisurely dinner with nice conversation.

  • Visited March 2013
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Bourne, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Bitter disappointment!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I had touted Bubba's to friends who were visiting and looked forward to going for their prime rib special. After waiting over an hour for a table, and continuing to extol the goodness of the experience we were about to have, we finally got a table. Service was slow because it was so busy. We placed our orders (3 had the prime rib) and waited. When the food was placed on the table we were very surprised to see a 1/2" slab of very fatty meat on the plate. Add to that the fact that the restaurant suddenly filled with smoke causing eye discomfort and coughing. Apparently the exhaust system failed and the fire department was summoned. We were not informed what was going on and were not told to evacuate. We decided that we had had enough and several of us left the building..a mother with a baby who started coughing at the table next to us also left. Then we had to stand around and wait to find our waitress for the check. All in all we are being generous with our rating for this nights experience. I wrote an email to Bubba's and have not had the courtesy of a reply. We will not be going to Bubba's again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Lancaster, PA
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Great burgers”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a very casual and friendly bar and restaurant. It is always crowded, which tells you something. They have a good Happy Hour even on Saturday - 2 for 1 well drinks. The people we have met at the bar are from all over and very friendly. This is the first time we ate here. We got the Bubba Burgers which were 1/2 lbs. and just great tasting -- one of the best I have had. They also have a 1 lb. one - can't imagine how big that looks.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank PASANDYBAY
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great little find in Cape Coral”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Decided to ride our motorcycles and found this great little place for dinner and great music. It was so busy we sat and ate in the bar, what a treat they had a great guitar player playing all the songs we remember from our high school days. Our steaks and chicken were some of the best we have had in a while..will definately be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sherrieiv
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Paramus, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fun place with good food”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Several friends have recommended this restaurant so we went with local friends last week for lunch and it was great. A real old fashion roadhouse. The food, service and atmosphere was so good we went back again this week and brought other visiting friends for lunch. The burgers are very good and the BBQ was just how we liked it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Elayne L
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