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“Well-done BBQ!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bub's Bar-B-Q

Bub's Bar-B-Q
Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Sunderland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Madison, Connecticut
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well-done BBQ!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on a very chilly Sunday, tried the pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches. Both choices were excellent - moist, good flavor, and came with a good selection of self-serve choices of sides. The dirty rice was excellent, as was a corn salad. Nice people working the counter and food came out promptly. Only suggestion would be toasted, or warmed, rolls for the sandwiches.

Visited November 2013
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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in the North”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have been going to Bub's for about 8 years basically since I moved to New England from South Carolina/Georgia. Bub's has the best BBQ since living in the south. I love getting a pulled pork sandwich with the all you can eat veggie bar. My mouth is watering right now for one of their sandwich's. Great place to take kids. You eat on picnic tables either inside or outside. Their is a place for kids to play outside while the parents eat (sandbox, mini-golf). The price is very reasonable for a family to have lunch or dinner. It is not a fancy restaurant. You place your order then they call you to pick it up. You serve yourself on the steam bar with items such as beans, coleslaw, potato salad, beets, veggie soup, bread, fries, sweet potatos, cucumber salad and other items. Just Yummy! Highly recommend going if you are in the area!

  • Visited October 2013
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Islesford, Maine
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Bub's Bar B Q gets Lost in Translation.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Once is enough. Sure everything is bountiful, and the price is right. However, if you want taste, it hasn''t made its way north from the land of Bar B Q. it's very lacking. Enough sauce and it will taste ok. Chicken and Ribs are dry and overcooked. Sides have already had other lives on their steam tables. Still Bub's is fun, the drinks flow, and the atmosphere is refreshingly funky compared to the upwardly mobile flow of the restaurants in this valley. But go there once.

  • Visited October 2013
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Orange, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Real southern BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is a really good BBQ place on the back roads of beautiful Sunderland, MA. This place is a classic go to BBQ place for bikers riding through the valley, but it is a family oriented place, not just for bikers. Place your order, load up on unlimited sides (serve yourself) then pick up your main meal when called. They the typical BBQ sides, sweet potato, fried green beans, collared greens, baked beans, all types of potatoes, etc. I ordered the beef brisket dinner, which was extremely tender, and the bbq sauce was excellent. Washed it down the a BBC Steel Rail, you can't beat it. This place is great for groups, as you can sit outside at a picnic table or for families wanting to load up on delicious BBQ. A must try is the fried gator tail, it is excellent!

  • Visited August 2013
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Millbury, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
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“Laid back atmosphere, awesome food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you are looking for some amazing BBQ then check out Bub's. I always have a hard time deciding what to have, my favorites include the pulled pork, the brisket and the kielbasa. In the all you can eat sides bar you have to have the cucumber salad in the summer and the dirty rice is amazing anytime! My nephews and niece loved the fried gator!!

  • Visited September 2013
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