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Callender Street, Belfast BT1 5BN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9027 8220
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cornbread” (89 reviews)
“beef brisket” (47 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (44 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM 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 521 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last time we were here was a few years back and so happy to report that it's even better! We loved it last time round and they've updated the interior and the menu. The food is to die for, not much else comes close. It's...More

Thank A M
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much A M. So happy you enjoyed your visit! Come back soon. - Bubba

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a Great Place to go for lunch and it is always busy. The Staff are friendly and we will be back.

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant uses Boojum's winning formula of choosing your type of meal, meat, base and extras this time revolving around the theme of BBQ. The food is incredibly tasty and the sides work perfectly with the meal. We'll be back and I advise any boojum...More

Thank csobs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wrap with rice on the side as no French fries A very basic wrap with litre flavour or taste more rice in it than would be normal Rice on the side I could have made better blindfolded

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Visited Bubbacue after much Tripadvisor viewing & I’m very glad I did, the food is tasty , it’s prepared fresh & pronto but most of all it’s tasty had the chicken & rice with dirty fries & it was great, when we walked in the...More

Thank cambuck38
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thanks cambuck38! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. - John

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Been here a couple of times and have to say it is worth trying. Not your usual menu but is simple great tasting food. Staff very friendly and take an interest in what they do. Food freshly cooked and portions of meat are not skimpy!...More

Thank MandJDiamond
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hey MandJ, Thanks very much for taking the time to review. Great to hear you enjoyed our food and hope to see you again. - John

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I recently visited Bubbacue and I was very impressed. The service was fast and friendly. The food was absolutely amazing and I would recommend the pulled pork burger and mac and cheese especially.

Thank Christie V
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The last time I was in bubbacue was approx 2 years ago and then I thought it was okay food and that you didn't get enough of it. I had heard that it had changed since then so tried it again this week. It is...More

Thank Darren C
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hey Darren, We're so glad you gave us another try! Our team works really hard everyday to produce healthy, wholesome food from scratch, served up fast. So it means a lot to them to see reviews like this. Many thanks - John

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Fantastic late lunch early dinner here on a busy Saturday. The service was efficient and friendly and whilst this is fast food - the taste is not compromised! Great prices for the portion sizes.

Thank sunseeker0223
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hey Sunseeker0223, We're so happy you came in and found the service efficient and our team friendly. And you're right, we do serve food fast, but it's not fast food. All made from scratch from wholesome ingredients. Hope to see you again! - John

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Went here with a few mates for a bite to eat however didn’t enjoy the food. The chips are so greasy and almost burnt. The chicken is in big chunks and so hard to eat when in a burger bun. They also didn’t really have...More

Thank eileen667099
John B, Owner at Bubbacue, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi Eileen, We're not happy to see that you didn't have a nice dining experience with us. We normally get rave reviews for our fries that we cut fresh by hand everyday and our chicken is also rated highly. Perhaps our chefs made a mistake...More

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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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