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“Authentic, old school smokehouse” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que
Ranked #241 of 3,642 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $18
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Authentic, old school smokehouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My partner and I ate here based on the reviews we had read on Trip Advisor – if we hadn’t read the glowing reviews I sincerely doubt we would’ve gave it a shot. I’m so glad we did! It doesn’t look much from the outside – it’s based in a little shopping complex off a main road and looks pretty scruffy with a pig sign over the door. Please do not let this put you off! Inside feels lovely and cosy with picnic benches for tables and TV’s showing sports games. There is the option of sitting inside or in a sheltered outdoor area (we chose indoors as not acclimatised to the Orlando heat!). You order your food at the bar area – we went for the pulled pork and the beef brisket and a side of baked beans. There was a selection of different BBQ sauces on each table, all of which were lovely. The food came quickly which was a bonus and was of a very high standard – the meat was smoky, tender and melted in the mouth, the beans were amazing and had smoked meat mixed in – so good that I am getting hungry just thinking about it! Very reasonably priced too – a nice pick for families wanting authentic American BBQ on a budget.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“July 4th BBQ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We called in an order to pick up three hours in advance, when I arrived there were two long lines leading in the building with no instructions on which line to pick up orders, found out both were lines to place and pick up, waited 30 minutes to get to the counter, order was ready, got ribs, chicken, pork, and beans. The ribs were mostly bones and overcooked, chicken was great, pork was just okay, and the beans were outstanding. Cashier was pleasant, don't think they were prepared for the crowd.

Visited July 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Stopped in for a quick lunch with a co-worker. The sausage is amazing and brisket was perfectly cooked. The mustard sauce is legit and slaw was a nice compliment.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great BBQ, great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited Bubbalou's for dinner on July 2 with our 2 teenage sons.

Food was fantastic. We ordered the Bubbalou's platter to share and our boys had the pulled pork and brisket baskets. The beans and homemade sauces were awesome and all the meals were fantastic.

Excellent value. Our family of 4 ate for $40.....no room for desert.

Atmosphere is very casual. Order at the counter when u arrive and they deliver quickly to your table. Seating is at picnic tables. Indoor and outdoor seating. Located at the end of a strip mall.

Would definitely recommend and we would eat there again if we had more time in Orlando.

Loved it!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“More than meets the eye”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited restaurant on Saturday night around 7pm, it is in a shopping plaza. It is a small place nor is it fancy, you walk in, place your order and then you seat yourself. The food is brought to you. I think the price of the food is fair, family enjoyed the brisket which they said was very moist, tender and was flavorful, they didn't even add sauce. The sides were good, the collard green had alot of stems (but that is just my preference) but they were flavorful. The potato salad was good, in my opinion needed a little more flavor but overall satisfying, baked beans were sweet, fries hot, toasted bread was good and not dripping with butter. Overall my family all agreed if we are in the area again would definitely visit, was really impressed with the how good the food was and the amount that is served. It was busy when we visited but the wait for the food was not very long, very impressed with that. There were quite a few people coming to pick up to go orders. I think this place has it right, the food is flavorful, not bland at all and overall people would enjoy it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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