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Bub's Cafe

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220 2nd St SW, Carmel, IN 46032-2015
07:00 - 14:00
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Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Found Bub's while looking for a lunch place on trip advisor. Wow! What a great surprise! Friendly staff and great food. I had their special, turkey Reuben and it was fabulous. I will be back, next time I'm in Carmel!

Thank Butch H
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Bub's does a nice job of providing the obvious - good, decent food for a reasonable price. My favorite meal hear is the mahi mahi salad. It normally has good flavor and is good for the body. But the rest of the menu is pretty straightforward, no real surprises.

Thank Marion M
Las Vegas
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I met some friends for a burger and was surprised how big they we're. It was pretty busy but we were served quickly and efficiently. I will go again.

Thank Stayandtell
Hillsboro, Ohio
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698 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The staff was friendly and the food was good. I like the Hawian burger was good and Morgan was great. They need to add wifi.

Thank Harrison G
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Bub's was packed, inside and out. Service did not suffer, though. My western omelette and toast were fine and filling. Two servers took great care of me, in my tiny, quirky wooden booth at the front door. Very busy spot there. I think I'll enjoy lunch better on the covered patio, which is just a few feet from the really... More 

Thank CapitanBrad
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Bub's Burgers and Ice Cream is centrally located on Main Street right on the Manon walking trail. As the name says, Burgers are their specialty but we also like the hot dogs, waffle fries and other sides. The challenge is that if you (one person) can eat the Big Ugly burger (1 pound after cooking) you'll get your photo on... More 

Thank Alice H
Zionsville, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for breakfast and lunch. We love the food and service. We've had small group business meetings and it worked out very well. Will definitely come back again many times.

Thank Louis J
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The hardest thing about coming to Bub's is deciding whether I want breakfast or lunch. The food is phenomenal and there are always creative specials including a drink, pancake and quiche. They also serve elk sausage which is amazing. My absolute favorite menu item is the grilled cheese. It's unique with a red pepper and pesto but so delicious!!

Thank Satisfactorytravler
Goshen, Indiana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My boyfriend and I were in town for the weekend and wanted to grab breakfast. Neither of us had been to Bub's Cafe, and we were pleasantly surprised. We went at the busiest time on a Saturday, but only had about a 10 minute wait; they also had tables outside to sit at while you waited. After being seated, we... More 

2 Thank C L
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Food isn't great at all. Service was slow and not attentive. I had to wait almost 10 minutes for syrup and ketchup to begin eating my breakfast.

1 Thank Ataflinger34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 2nd St SW, Carmel, IN 46032-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel

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