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Bubba's

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Menu

Make it deluxe. add sour cream & guacamole sm. 1.25 lg. 2.50. side of beans & rice 1.75
$8.95
Sour cream & guacamole small $+1.25
Sour cream & guacamole large $+2.50
Beans & rice $+1.75
Chicken
Black & pinto beans, scallion cream cheese & cheddar
$9.25
Sour cream & guacamole small $+1.25
Sour cream & guacamole large $+2.50
Beans & rice $+1.75
Spicy Chorizo
Homemade chorizo, blackened chicken, jalapeno, scallion cream cheese, black olives, & pepperjack cheese
$8.95
Sour cream & guacamole small $+1.25
Sour cream & guacamole large $+2.50
Beans & rice $+1.75
Veggie
Stuffed w/ avocado, red onion, tomato, red peppers, scallion cream cheese & havarti
$8.95
Sour cream & guacamole small $+1.25
Sour cream & guacamole large $+2.50
Beans & rice $+1.75
Taco
Seasoned‎ ground beef, cheddar, scallion cream cheese, pepperjack cheese, red & green peppers
$9.25
Sour cream & guacamole small $+1.25
Sour cream & guacamole large $+2.50
Beans & rice $+1.75
Flaming Potato Quesadilla
Bacon, tater tots, sour cream, sriracha chili sauce, chives & cheddar cheese
$9.25
Sour cream & guacamole small $+1.25
Sour cream & guacamole large $+2.50
Beans & rice $+1.75
Red Devil
Chicken, smoked tomato rice, red peppers, havarti & scallion cream cheese
$10.00
Sour cream & guacamole small $+1.25
Sour cream & guacamole large $+2.50
Beans & rice $+1.75
Seafood Quesadilla
Crab, shrimp, avocado, scallion cream cheese, swiss & red peppers in a sundried tomato tortilla
BURRITOS‎
Large $9.00
Small $6.75
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Wet Burrito
Ground‎ beef, cheddar, refried beans, on a bed of lettuce topped w/ tomatoes & homemade wet sauce
Made w/ a soft shell tortilla, seasoned rice, black & pinto beans, cheddar & our homemade great lakes salsa.
Small $4.75
Large $6.50
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Plain
Small $6.00
Large $8.25
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Chicken
Small $6.00
Large $8.25
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Ground Beef
Small $6.00
Large $8.25
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Steak
Small $6.00
Large $8.25
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Pork
Small $6.00
Large $8.25
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Turkey
Small $5.50
Large $7.75
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Veggie
Small $7.00
Large $9.00
Homemade chorizo $+2.50
Wet sauce $+1.50
Shrimp
FAJITAS‎
Chicken $12.95
Steak $12.95
Shrimp $13.95
Chorizo $13.95
Chorizo $+2.50
Sour cream & fresh guacamole $+2.50
Fajitas
Hot skillet loaded w/ red & green peppers, onions, smoked tomato rice, beans, cheese, lettuce & our homemade great lakes salsa. Served w/ soft tortilla shells.
TACOS‎
$3.25
Sour cream & guacamole $+1.25
Chicken, Steak, Turkey, Pork, Seasoned Ground Beef or Veggie
Made w/ a soft-shell tortilla, lettuce, cheese & our homemade great lakes salsa
$5.00
Guacamole & sour cream $+1.25
Fried Mahi, Shrimp or Chorizo Taco
Fresh cabbage & cilantro-lime aioli in a warmed flour tortilla
Char-grilled mahi upon request
$5.25
Blackened Tacos
Your choice of shrimp or mahi w/ pineapple-mango salsa, cabbage & jalapeno aioli
$5.25
Thai Tacos
Panko‎ breaded chicken, chorizo, shrimp, or mahi w/ cucumbers, sweet chili sauce, jalapeno aioli, & cilantro
NACHOS‎
$6.00
A Mess of White
Corn chips topped w/ black & pinto beans, cheddar cheese, fresh salsa & lettuce
$9.25
Ground Beef
Chicken, steak, turkey, or pork
$8.00
Veggie Mix
$11.50
Chorizo, Shrimp or Mahi
BURGERS‎
Please take note that Bubba's uses only the best quality, locally ground burger served on a fresh baked bun from Bubba's kitchen. All Burgers are 8 ounces, hand pattied, than charbroiled to order. There is not a better burger.
$8.75
Chicken
Black bean cake
Breakfast Burger Bacon
Fried egg, bubba sauce, cheddar, spinach & tomato
$6.95
Chicken
Black bean cake
Cheese Burger
American cheese, lettuce, tomato & bubba sauce
$8.25
Chicken
Black bean cake
Black ‘N Blue Burger
Blackened seasoning, gorgonzola cheese, lettuce, tomato & mayo
$8.25
Chicken
Black bean cake
Olive Burger Bacon
Swiss, green olives, lettuce, tomato & mayo
$8.25
Chicken
Black bean cake
Bella Burger
Half-pound‎ patty stuffed w/ fresh mozzarella, sauteed red & green peppers, & onions. Topped w/ tomato, lettuce & garlic aioli
$7.50
Chicken
Black bean cake
Grandpa's Favorite
American cheese, pickle, tomato, onion, ketchup & mustard
$7.95
Chicken
Black bean cake
Bubba Burger Bacon
American cheese, lettuce, tomato & bubba sauce
$8.25
Chicken
Black bean cake
Rodeo Burger
Bacon, cheddar, BBQ sauce, lettuce & tomato, topped w/ a king onion ring
$8.25
Chicken
Black bean cake
Buffalo Burger
Spicy buffalo sauce, bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, lettuce & tomato
ENTREES‎
$16.95
Sauteed mushrooms $+1.25
Sauteed onions $+1.25
Surf & Turf
5 oz. marinated NY strip paired w/ chef’s choice of seafood. served w/ garlic mashed potatoes & today’s veggie
$16.95
NY Strip
10 oz. seasoned NY strip served w/ garlic mashed potatoes & today’s veggie.
$12.95
Fish & Chips
Beer‎ battered fried mahi served w/ homemade tartar & a side of fries
$11.95
Stuffed Chicken Breast
Panko encrusted spinach artichoke cream cheese stuffed chicken breast. Served w/ wild rice & steamed broccoli
Large $9.00
Small $6.75
Wet Burrito
Ground beef, cheddar, refried beans, on a bed of lettuce topped w/ tomatoes & homemade wet sauce
SANDWICHES‎
$8.25
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Grilled Turkey Wrap
Oven roasted turkey, bacon, avocado, havarti, white cheddar, red onion, garlic aioli on a grilled flour tortilla
$8.75
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Shrimp & Avocado Wrap
Grilled shrimp, avocado, cheddar, tomato, lettuce, pesto ranch
$7.25
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Grilled Cheese for Grown-Ups
Havarti, white cheddar, avocado & tomato on homemade wheat bread
$8.50
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
California Chicken Club
Grilled chicken breast, guacamole, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato & bubba sauce on house bun
$7.95
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Open Face Hot Turkey
Roasted turkey & garlic smashed potatoes smothered in homemade turkey gravy on fresh bread
$7.25
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Bubba-Q-Pork
Slow roasted pulled pork mixed w/ sweet baby ray’s BBQ sauce & topped w/ cheddar. Served w/ a side of slaw
$7.95
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Julio Wrap
Chicken, Mexican cottage cheese dip, crushed tortilla chips, tomato, lettuce & a touch of ranch in a flour tortilla
$8.50
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Portabella Sandwich
Marinated portabella mushroom grilled & piled w/ sauteed veggies, havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato & pesto ranch on a wheat bun
$7.95
Chicken $+2.50
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Caprese Wrap
Fresh mozzarella, tomato & crisp romaine lettuce drizzled w/ homemade pesto & balsamic vinaigrette. Rolled in a tomato tortilla.
$7.95
Sandwich into a wrap
Wheat bun
Baked Smoked Turkey
Turkey, smoked provolone & bubba sauce, baked until hot. Topped w/ lettuce & tomato
SALADS‎
Whole $10.00
Half $6.00
Southwest Salad
Bacon, black & pinto beans, cheddar, avocado, tomato & BBQ ranch
Whole $9.00
Half $5.00
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine, parmesan, croutons, homemade caesar dressing (dressing contains raw egg)
Whole $9.00
Half $5.00
Grand Traverse Salad
Dried cherries, gorgonzola, walnuts & fat-free cherry vinaigrette
Whole $8.00
Half $5.00
Bubba Salad
Homemade great lakes salsa, tortilla chips & cheddar w/ lime-dill ranch
Whole $10.00
Half $6.00
Avocado Salad
Goat cheese, avocado, grilled zucchini, roasted corn, tomato, & pesto ranch
Whole $10.00
Half $6.00
Strawberry Salad
Goat cheese, strawberries, red onion, sliced almond, w/ orange-ginger vinaigrette
Whole $11.00
Half $6.00
Taco Salad
Seasoned ground beef, chorizo or grilled chicken, cheddar, black olives, jalapenos, tomato, fresh salsa & red onion in our fried tortilla bowl. served w/ French dressing. half size served w/ smashed tortilla chips in place of fried tortilla.
STARTERS‎
$5.00
Tator Tots
With‎ a side of barbonnaise
$7.50
Fresh Guacamole
With tortilla chips
$5.95
Great Lakes Salsa
With a mess of chips
$7.25
Portabella Fries
With pesto ranch
$5.25
King Onion Rings
With a side of barbonnaise
$7.75
Homemade Mac ‘N Cheese Bites
Panko & potato chip encrusted macaroni & cheese w/ ham & scallions, deep fried, served w/ sriracha sauce
$7.95
Loaded Fries
Melted white cheddar, bacon, diced pickled jalapenos, drizzled w/ sriracha sauce
$9.25
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Chicken, bacon, BBQ sauce, cheddar & red onion in a flour tortilla
$8.25
Mini Cheese Burgers
A trio of American cheese burgers served w/ a side of lettuce, tomato & Bubba sauce
$8.50
Fiesta Trio
Mexican cottage cheese dip, great lakes salsa & guacamole served w/ a mess of chips
About
Burgers, burritos and beer! You're going to love the great food and downtown Traverse City atmosphere at Bubba's - Traverse City's favorite spot to hang all season long! From bubba-size burgers to fresh unique salads or sandwiches, or choose from the chef's home-style favorites of the day on our chalkboard. All of our selections are made from fresh, wholesome ingredients.
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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All reviews burger tater tots mac and cheese bites pretzels breakfast burrito onion rings salad wraps wings chicken bubba sauce service was great beer selection minute wait fun atmosphere sat at the bar long wait
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

+ We went in a group of 7 (4 kids) and the waitress handled it very well. + They have a great selection of draft and bottled beers. + They offered pretzels with a mustard while you are waiting for your food. + Nice selection...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank katiemarie317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bubba burger was juicy and full of flavor. The French fries are very good too. Very good large fresh salads. The Gumbo was thick and full of flavor, so good my friend ordered a second bowl. Service was slow.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kmhaddad222
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Stopped in for "Bubba Time" (25% off food) and had an olive burger. They promo they use house made buns and it was very good. Burger was ordered medium and it came out perfect. Wife had a Haystack burger and it also was great and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Retired-Lt
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Was on my way out to the Airport and needed to grab a quick bite, and this was the perfect burger spot, the Whiskey was good and the burger and fries were better, what a value too, The place was packed on a snowy Friday...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 773jeffreyj
Reviewed 7 November 2018

After going to a craft show, my friend & I needed a break & found this place. It was after lunch time , so didn't think it would be too busy. Not too bad . We were just going to have a sit down &...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laura G
Reviewed 31 October 2018

After reading TA reviews and having it recommended by the hotel staff we decided to stop by for Happy Hour drinks and some dinner....excellent choice! The bartender did a fabulous job keeping our glasses full and providing food suggestions. He actually kept us from ordering...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OldNorCalGuy
Reviewed 11 October 2018

My family (party of 4) stopped by Bubba's for dinner while in town, and we had a nice time here. The menu has a big variety, although we all stuck with burgers and beer. The burgers were great - hot and very juicy, we would...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chad1640
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This place was busy but there was no wait. I had a taste for a hamburger and was glad we stopped here. Lots of other things on the menu too. Looked very kid friendly. The food was good and the wait staff friendly. When in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lvsdx
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Full bar with local and mass market beers. Food is very good too, particularly the burgers, but if you want a salad or sandwich they have a good selection.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank robertaT4923HP
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I've been here several times, always for breakfast. Every time has been good. They recently renovated the inside, it's nice but I kinda liked the dive bar feel before. Staff is always fun and friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank roger3116
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I'm not a big beer drinker but I always notice the chalkboard full of listings of what their offerings of the day are. They seem to always have some from Michigan. That place is awesome - excellent food. I think if you go... More
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