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Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

#634 of 2,904 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12100 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826-2705
+1 407-423-1212
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bubbalou's has to be the best barbecue in Florida. Ate there twice in a week. The brisket is so tender you can cut it with a fork. My husband and I did the four meat platter which comes with 3 sides. The pulled pork and ribs were delicious! They deep fry the corn on the cobb. This gets 5 stars.... More 

Thank Michelle L
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Orlando we stayed across the street from Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que and had to give it a try. Glad we did! Really good food with generous portions. Cool decor and nice service.

Thank Walker2938
Orlando, Florida
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very casual. The menu has a good variety of BBQ foods. I had the pulled pork. It was very good with a nice smokey flavor. My friend had bbq chicken. There are many choices for side dishes. Orders are taken at the counter then a staff member brings the food to the table. Prices are about the... More 

Thank caisa123
Vincentia, Australia
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This place offers one thing - southern bbq. It has basic tables, a bar (don't ask for wine) and a single, combo or assorted mix of bbq meats and sides. Some of the sides will not be familiar to put of area visitors? Not a 2 hour dining experience However, the best bbq I have probably ever tasted. I went... More 

Thank Mike M
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my dinner here. Very friendly, attentive service. Reasonable prices. Clean. Side dishes – collard greens, sweet potato casserole, and black-eyed peas were terrific. Had sliced pork which unfortunately was dry. I will eat here again, but I will choose a different meat.

Thank David W
Niwot, Colorado
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I stopped here twice on a recent visit to Orlando. The first visit, we arrived for a late lunch. We both ordered the brisket, only to find out they had just run out. We ordered other items, and the staff kindly gave us free fountain drinks since we couldn't order what we wanted. We both thought that... More 

Thank Marie P
Trophy Club, Texas
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I had BBQ here during my first night when I stayed in a adjunct hotel. Nice experience and I would visit again for sure.

Thank DrSalonen
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

First time here. Had the pulled pork sandwich with two sides. The pork was very tender, not too juicy, served on a hoagie bun. Put the side of coleslaw on the sandwich and it was awesome. They have a good variety of sauces from hot to mild. I went with the hot and it had a good kick, enough to... More 

Thank Andrew H
Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant for lunch while visiting Orlando fir a tour of UCF. The food was all bland, even their BBQ sauces could not help. The ribs were dry and hard ( rib sandwich), the potato salad tasted just like the stuff they sell in the supermarkets and the Mac n Cheese had no flavor and was served... More 

Thank TomVZ
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I had dinner here this eve. The best part of the experience was enjoying the decor. The food was average. My husband had a pulled pork basket. I had a pizza with 3 toppings. We both had garden salads, which were fresh, but looked like a basic supermarket prepared salad. What was very noticeable to me was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12100 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826-2705
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 407-423-1212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?