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“Overpriced / OK Food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bubba's-Q

Bubba's-Q
Ranked #6 of 67 Restaurants in Avon
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cortland, Ohio
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Overpriced / OK Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Hostess asked for number in our party and never came back. Waitress passed by 5 minutes later and pointed us in right direction to our table. Service was rather slow. She kept up on refills and such so I'm suspecting slow down was on the kitchen staff. Owner was present in dining room and was kind enough to go table to table. Food was just ok, can't say the "rib steak" was all that. Just because it was on SharkTank doesn't translate into much.

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  • English first
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English first
Ohio
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We have visited Bubba's in the past and enjoyed both the food and the service very much. We were in Avon this past weekend and had not visited since the Shark Tank episode on TV so thought we would stop in. The restaurant was not very busy but the service was terrible. The waiter never returned to check on us until he brought our check--he spent his time running into the office to talk to family members. The food wasn't even as good as we remembered. Overall, it was a great disappointment. Maybe the celebrity status went to their heads.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Travelin10
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Plain City, Ohio
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221 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good food, just not enough for the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

When we were recently in Avon we saw the sign for Bubba's and decided to give it a try. We love bbq. We ordered pulled pork sandwiches which comes with one side. When we go to our local bbq joint we just get the sandwiches which fills us up. However, when we were served our food at Bubba's the first thing we noticed was the very small portion of meat that was on the bun, probably less than half what we get at our local place. It had a very good taste, but just not enough of it. Also, if you like getting a choice of sauces, you won't find it here. One sauce fits all. Again, it was very tasty. The cole slaw was also very good and an average-sized portion. After being served our food, our server never came back to check on us until after she realized we were done and waiting for our bill. Good thing we didn't need anything else. Needless to say, we left hungry and overall disappointed. It is too bad, the story behind the place & the memorabilia on the walls was very interesting.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JStarkey2
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Avon, O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Expected better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We heard pros and cons but decided to determine for ourselves.
Although the staff was pleasant the evening was more 'waiting' than anything.
The food was average and the spice on the ribs was nice, however, the ribs were dry and nothing to write home about. The higher prices were not reflected in meal.

We really 'wanted' this to be a better experience, but, we cannot recommend and have no plans to return. ...wish it lived up to the hype...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Canada
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192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Not impressed at all!!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We are planning our son's graduation party. I was considering ordering from Bubba's - so I figured we should try it first.... First time = Last time.
Seriously overpriced for what you get!!!
Half slab at 17.99$ or full slap at 27.99$ for ribs.... I suddenly missed Tony Romas!
As we walked in, I mentioned we were looking to cater a party of over 100 guests. At no time did someone come to ask or suggest anything (I was given a catering menu - which by the way is the same prices are ordering at the restaurant????). Service was ordinary (well below Jakes on the Lake or BWW's....). The table was sticky - the place felt dirty.
The food was good but nothing extraordinary. At that price level, I will go back to The Strip in Avon on any given day! What a disappointing experience! (and no - we will not be catering our event with Bubba's!!!!)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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