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Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

#666 of 2,920 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12100 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32826-2705
+1 407-423-1212
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10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Niwot, Colorado
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

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Thank Marie P
Trophy Club, Texas
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank DrSalonen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Thank TomVZ
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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Thank JansAdventures
Orlando, Florida, United States
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169 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Good place to eat BBQ in east Orlando. They also sell pizza in case you are going out with someone that does not want BBQ but you do. :)

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Thank Carltosway
Gainesville, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Moist tender meats. Mild smoke flavor. Portions were generous. A 2 meat or 3 meat dinner will feed easily 2 people. Ask for the mustard sauce it was the best. Apparently they don't keep it out on the tables as I checked several tables before asking our server. She promptly brought it to us. Staff were friendly & courteous. Ladies... More 

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Thank MarkRebecca1217
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar B Que has several locations in Central Florida, this review is specific to the Alafaya Trail location, located at: 21200 Challenger Pkwy, Orlando, Fl 32826. Having dined at Conroy Rd.Bubbalou's for many years, I had a certain amount of expectation pertainint to the quality of their signature dish, ribs. Immediately upon walking in the size & decor... More 

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NJ
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Clean place with picnic tables inside. There is a bar as well. I had the catfish. It was ok, but would not order it again. Pass on the desserts as well. You order at the Counter and they bring your food to the table. Everything is in take out containers.

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Thank iwtwed
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my husband and two of my children for a quick bite to eat. The prices are high for the portions offered. I had the pulled chicken basket. The chicken was over sauced and cold. My daughters Mac and cheese arrived ice cold. Sons ribs were ok. Took my daughter to use the restroom and the conditions were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?