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“Hoping for Better”
Review of Bubba's Bar-B-Que

Bubba's Bar-B-Que
Ranked #5 of 89 Restaurants in Cody
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Grill
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Bubba's is only an hour’s drive from spectacular Yellowstone National Park. If you're looking for mouth-watering, hickory-smoked meats, look no further than Bubba's Bar-B-Que. Enjoy in the restaurant, or take it with you for picnics and road trips -- our meats are awesome alone or in sandwiches. We’re sure to have something to satisfy your hunger whether you’ve been hiking all day or are going to the rodeo in the evening. Not only do we have the best bar-b-que in Wyoming, but we also have sandwiches, burgers, steaks, an awesome salad bar, and great choices for the kids. Don't forget about our homemade desserts and generous selection of micro-brews.
Reviewed 26 October 2011

We live in Cody and so have pretty much eaten everywhere. I keep wanting to like Bubbas, the place is so cute and it is locally owned. Just OK for steaks and barbeque, but they have the most disappointing burgers in town--preformed patties that are a tad better than Wendy's, but not anything like the freshly made burgers that you can get just about anyplace else in town. Hopefully the new owners will begin to bring this place up to its potential.

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Thank WYn0t
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Brian W, Owner at Bubba's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2011

Thank you for your comment. We would like you to know that we have very recently changed our burgers. We are now hand making our patties, using only Wyoming Gourmet Beef, which comes from local Wyoming ranches. These new burgers have gotten rave reviews and we hope that you would come back and try them and let us know what you think.

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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Dinner here was great. Good BBQ, and compared to the places downtown, very reasonably priced. Service was good.

Thank SBert-NE
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Very good food and lots of it. They even offer 2 plates with one selection to share with a friend. The chicken was very tender and moist. Fell off the bone. Baby back ribs were delicious. The barbeque sauce was tasteful and unique. The waitress was friendly. Clean and comfortable place. They also sold some products such as a meat rub, seasonings, and hats and t-shirts.

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Thank Lory E
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We went with family on a trip to Cody to see the museum. We stopped at Bubba's because we have one here in Idaho that is great. This Bubba's in Cody was not good. We were swatting flies the whole time, the food was marginal and the waitress spilled my husband's bbq sauce all over the front of him. She apologized but didn't bring any more bbq sauce for him and we were surprised to not even get a comp or anything.

Overall poor experience. Sad to see Bubba's get a bad name.

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We've been here a few times over the years. Our last experience was mediocre, with tasteless brisket and average service. But we saw the "Under New Management" sign, so we decided to try once more. What a disappointment. The service was worse than ever. When we asked the hostess what was new and whether things had improved, we think that she said "nuthin' I never eat at this place." But she mumbled and could barely be heard over the noisy restaurant. It took forever to get a glass of water.

The food was more disappointing than last time. I wish that we had read the reviews. The prices are about right for the quantity of food, but way, way, way over the top for the poor quality. The pulled pork had the texture of shredded sagebrush twigs and no flavor other than the pretty darn good sauce. The brisket was dry, very dry. I wish that we could have gotten more sauce, but the server dropped the check with her second visit (bringing the food) and she never checked back.

Cody is a great place, but there are sure a lot better restaurants. They've turned this into a tourist trap.

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1  Thank Mal H
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Brian W, Owner at Bubba's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2011

We would like you to know that many of the issues of the past have been resolved, including improved quality of food and customer service. August and September 2011 were still transition months and since October 2011, everything in the restaurant has greatly improved. We are using Wyoming Gourmet beef in many of our dishes, we have great staff intent on great customer service. Come in and try us again, I guarantee you won't be disappointed this time.

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