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Callender Street, Belfast BT1 5BN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8220
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (89 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (47 reviews)
“beef brisket” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Fast food, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Callender Street, Belfast BT1 5BN, Northern Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Bubbacue
1. Great slow smoked barbecue
"Great food, and really good prices!"
Christine H
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2. Delicious Lunch
"I am so glad I started frequenting here!"
Judith G
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3. Great food, speedy service
"Friendly staff, good background music, well lit and clean restaurant. "
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1 - 10 of 505 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here on Sunday- service was friendly & efficient couldnt fault anything about the food! The amount of pulled pork in my bap was great & same for the amount of fries! Only thing I would say is that it is a little steep...More

Thank sunshine1338
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice, fresh and hot. Was very busy and we cleaned our own table to sit down. Lady on front desk taking my order was rude and dismissive when I asked her to speak up as I couldn’t hear her over the till. Would...More

Thank ColleenFw85
Emma S, Guest Relations Manager at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Collen, Thanks so much for taking the time to give your feedback. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the food, but sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience with the particular member of staff who served you. Could you please email...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So let me start by saying I love smoked meat. To the extent I have built Myself a bit and cold smoker from scratch... that said I ate at this place while staying in Belfast with work and all I can say is I think...More

Thank Toby F
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Toby, Thanks so much for the kind words. It seems you really get what we are trying to do, which is sort of turn fast food on its head! As you mentioned, hours of work go into preparing our meats by slow smoking them,...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I always get a takeaway from here when I'm visiting Belfast. The food is good quality, I guess it's healthier than most takeaway options and the staff are always friendly.

Thank David R
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I am a regular visitor at Bubbacue and love the food there. I have also been to the new one in Botanic which is equally great. Around September the price went up for the chicken bowl from £4.50 to £4.75 which was grand as things...More

Thank Emma H
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Emma, Thanks for letting us know your thoughts. Apologies if it isn’t clear or if our staff didn’t let you know, but you can still get a single item without a side. Our new menu doesn’t highlight this as most of our customers do...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, and lovely company. Really easy and quick way to get some food. The atmosphere was so chilled, and really welcoming.

Thank riodhna1
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend would be big into our protein! So we were on the hunt for some bbq/grilled food on a trip to belfast. Ordered the beef open bowl with mac and cheese and chips. The meat portion was very poor. Expected more. The...More

Thank Roisin M
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hey Roisin, Thanks for your review. Seems like you were more upset with the portion of meat than the actual quality. We do try and serve a decent portion of meat for a reasonable price. Everything we do is fresh and it takes us a...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Nice concept and friendly staff, but I find the quality of food a bit disappointing. I ve had the halloumi bowl twice now, and every time the halloumi croquettes are way too salty. So are the french fries, so much so that I couldn't eat...More

Thank izzie31
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Hey Izzie, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal with us. Our veggie meal is halloumi cheese which is quite salty naturally. We do not add any salt to it whatsoever. We merely take the halloumi and cover with Panko bread crumbs and lightly...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I had a pulled pork sandwich, BBQ beans and cornbread. The beans were spicy but I like spicy, the cornbread was filling and a new thing to try. The pulled pork had a lovely U.S. BBQ taste. Wish I could have tried more options during...More

Thank Lawrence B
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hey Lawrence, If only every holiday lasted longer, right? Great to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Maybe next time you can try more things! - John

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for some good BBQ and came across this place, thank goodness we did!!! It was amazing, great smoked beef and sauces, fries were good and the mac n cheese was awesome. The best thing was the music!! Old school hip hop and...More

Thank Gene C
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Hey Gene, Thanks very much for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Bubbacue. Hope to see you again. - John

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Questions & Answers
26 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from dawnecallender | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - check their website
17 August 2016|
Response from John B | Property representative |
Hiya, I don't think the hell fire will be making a comeback. However, we usually have a bottle or two of super hot sauce in the restaurant, which you can use to add some extra heat. Just ask one of the bubbacue crew members... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callender Street, Belfast BT1 5BN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9027 8220
  • E-mail
Slow & Smokey American style fast casual BBQ restaurant.
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