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“Not Sure What Has Happened Here”

Bubbalous Bodacious BBQ
Ranked #62 of 334 Restaurants in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
On The Road
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not Sure What Has Happened Here”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This used to be some of the best Bar-B-Q in town. Not any more. The sliced pork tasted "off" and was inedible. The beans were OK but the fries were cold. The ribs were rubbery and chewy not even covering them in sauce helped. Speaking of sauce - I am not sure when they changed the recipe but the sauce was so vinegary it let a horrible aftertaste.This was once a "you gotta go there" to "I won;t be back."

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Orlando
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“This location is the best”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is the original location of this restaurant which has expanded to several locations. I've found the other locations that I've tried to be hit-or-miss with the food quality. This location, though, still seems to be pretty consistent with the food quality.
Service has always been a little iffy, but with good food at a decent price, I can put up with "iffy" service when it's just ordering at the counter.
Great barbecue beans!

  • Visited February 2013
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Montana-Florida
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98 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Owners: Quality Checkup Needed - Fast”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Two recent visits to 2 of their 5 locations were complete disappointments. BBBBQ used to be The destination joint, but in our opinion, they are on a fast downward slide. Counter help is arrogrant, waits long and foods tired, over-warmed-over, stone cold or just plain stale. $10 bought a basket of "regular" pork sandwich: very stale grocery chain bun that had been warm at some point, with dry, cold meat cooked too much earlier, its edges dry and crinkled. Cheap crinkle cuts fries (not ordered and cold), teensy sides of beans (not ordered and cold), & no teensy cup of cole slaw (ordered) were in the mix. When we finally got the slaw, the server reclaimed the teensy cup of beans that had been on my plate, and returned it into the store. And wasn't happy that we had dared asked for what we'd paid for. Okra was limp, cold and obviously not freshly prepped. I can vouch for another reviewer's slaw comments. They won't put slaw on the sandwich; you may a pay an upcharge for the teensy cup of slaw (made goodness knows when) and apply it yourself, but they won't do it. Slaw isn't good anymore, either. I earnestly suggest that owners do some sleuthing and find out what has become of their restaurants. I would never hire them to cater; there's no regard for the customer.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank MontyJack
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usa
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Long wait, high prices”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I did a drive through of Bubbalou's in Winter Park, and it took 22 minutes! For three lunch boxes that is not acceptable. There were two cars ahead of me. The prices are high, a chicken strip with fries and cole slaw is $8.29 plus tax. Same price as pulled pork sandwich, which is almost $7 with no sides! Total bill for three sandwiches? $28.00! The food, in a word, dry. Used to be great, but the quality is poor and the service is non-existent. They need to go back to the good stuff since they are charging for it.

  • Visited January 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“okay”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

have tried tem over the years and had poor to average results on baby backs--latest ribs wer just okay nothing special

Visited November 2012
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