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Bubbalou's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

#648 of 2,932 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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Cocoa, Florida
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was going to another place that turned out it happened to be out of business so we decided to give this place a try. Its not ur sit down and order kinda place. Here u order at the front and then they bring it to you. Its a nice place and great for a college town. Food came out pretty... More 

Thank Tammy S
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just good BBQ. Ribs tender and fall off the bone, excellent greens and other sides, the smoked sausage by the pound, get one, its good. Since sons UCF days, we drive up in the morning and meet here for lunch seemingly every time we visit Orlando from south Florida. Its that good, worth the trip, seven years worth for us.... More 

Thank pineswineman
Oviedo, Florida
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to this location before, but it's been awhile. My teen wanted to go for dinner. Food is ALWAYS delicious but not really tonight :(. The sliced pork seemed fattier than usual and was lukewarm. I'm thinking that this was a fluke. Place was empty and workers were just hanging around. We will go back and hope for a... More 

Thank mtt1220
Markham, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced for fabulous tasting food. All 7 meals ordered were ordered and delivered within 20 minutes. Tasty and great portion size. The ribs were extra meaty and the sides; sweet potato, roasted corn and slaw were excellent. Deep fried pickles were exceptional. Could go back anytime soon.

Thank Nadine P
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place staff very accommodating easy wheelchair access. Have a kids menu and family atmosphere. Full service bar in the back. Wide variety of Bbq dishes to choose from. A little on the pricey side.

Thank Margaret A
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

First off I felt weird ordering my food in one place then ordering my drink from the bar. I had the 4 meat platter with pulled pork, pulled chicken, ribs and sausage. The pork and children were so so and the ribs were ok. The best thing was the sausage. The sides, mac and cheese, potato salad and fries were... More 

Thank Lenny W
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

As long-time customers of Bubbalou's, we wanted to show our kids how great it was today on a trip to Orlando. It was so bad, I had to apologize to my kids! When we walked in, it smelled like bathroom cleaner. The food came out immediately but was cold, dry and gross, gross, gross. Mac'n'cheese was watered down and cold.... More 

Thank Dawnelle W
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very good BBQ. Good prices, good portions. Best to get there before the 12 noon lunch rush. Good variety of BBQ sauces. Good coleslaw.

Thank Gregory S
Orlando, Florida
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482 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The bbq was pretty good considering Orlando is not famous for bbq. The meats were flavorful and not dry. Ordered the four meat platter, which comes with three sides -- it's a good deal to share with two people for $17.99.

Thank honestrealreviews
Longwood, Florida
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179 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

They catered an event at the WP Masonic Lodge for the centennial celebration. The food was outstanding. The young staff serving were courteous and on top of things. I will be visiting a location close to me soon. The BBQ chicken, baked beans, pulled pork, and brownies were the best I have had in FL. We used to live in... More 

Thank jennstar79

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?