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Big Bubba's Bad BBQ

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1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1309
+1 805-238-6272
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Santa Cruz
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there last night as it was next door to the Best Western hotel(also very good!). Our service was fast and friendly and the food tasty and reasonably priced. A nice, easy place to eat.

Thank korts11
san diego
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Padded bill, high prices, Sysco food, grease and lots of it, all tourists, niche staff. Very cute decor including a small jail cell for the kids. Huge bar, don't bring kids at night.

Thank rrsmck
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a bday and sat in the back. Got some platter with everything on it. Baked potato loaded and salad. The potato was ok until half way into it, it was black and rotten.. YUCK I was so grossed out. The tri tip is VERY VERY good. the atmosphere is sort of vegas in the 90s ish. Old... More 

Thank Californiamamma
Santa Clarita, California
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218 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We were here on a Friday night and the bar was almost empty. It was nice to be able to talk. Except for the loud music. We asked to have it turned down and much too our surprise they did turn it down. We had excellent martinis. We also ordered the sampler plate, $18.95. It came with 4 hot wings... More 

Thank XK140NUT
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Big Bubba's Bad BBQ, is a great spot, the food is reasonably priced with a great atmosphere. we enjoyed the great service and food

Thank Darren R
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

With a group of 18, waitress drops my credit card through the outside deck cracks, leaves us hanging. Had to use vice grips from my Harley to remove deck board to retrieve my card as I was traveling. Poor management, low quality food. Will not return.

Thank BOwensBakersfield
Stockton, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second time eating here and though the servers were polite and attentive, the food wasn't as good as the last time. I had short ribs, which were very tender and meaty, but my husband's baby back ribs were not as meaty or tender. The beans were so salty I couldn't eat them. I didn't remember them bending... More 

Thank Sheri G
Helena, Montana
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187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Slow night on a Monday. Food was very good and does pop refills came quickly. Onion rings cooked well not greasy Get the pork BBQ as the beef ribs weren't what I was looking for. Large portions.

Thank Lori D
Menifee, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had 10 of us and wanted separate checks. Taylor was very efficient and accommodating to our group. Food came out fast and for us, it was very good.

Thank deefree3
Coarsegold, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant needs to have someone love it again. The two staff members were friendly on an early Sunday afternoon in the off-season. It's a big restaurant, and the place was about 20% occupied. The food, BBQ was just so disappointing. I ordered the combination sandwich plate and my wife the Tri-Tip. The bread was not warmed, so it tasted... More 

Thank Jonathan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 24th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-1309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: +1 805-238-6272

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