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Bubba

4.7
4.7
1455 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

Bubba offers chef-driven comfort food complemented by craft cocktails, micro brews and wines. With culinary inspiration drawn from across the South. Bubba’s full menu includes all your regional favorites, including fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, fried chicken & waffles, shrimp & grits, gumbo and more.

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2 people

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Booked 24 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 257-4744

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jessica Kruzslicz

  • Catering

    For information about catering please email info@bubbadsm.com or call us at 515-257-4744. You may also see menu information at www.bubbadsm.com

  • Private party facilities

    For information about private event space please email info@bubbadsm.com or call us at 515-257-4744

  • Private party contact

    Kate Willer: (515) 257-4744

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Cross street

    10th and Mulberry

  • Parking details

    Diners can find metered street parking all around Bubba on 10th & Mulberry Streets as well as the adjacent streets (and it’s free on Sundays!). Free parking is also available in the Wells Fargo garage at the SE corner of 9th & Mulberry after 5pm and on weekends. There is also a Nationwide parking garage to the West of 10th street on Mulberry.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Southern Bread Basket

    Buttermilk biscuits and corn bread muffins with seasonal jam and whipped honey butter

    • 4 Pieces$3.75
    • 8 Pieces$6.99
  • Deviled Eggs$6.99

    Topped with paprika and pecan-smoked bacon

    • Crab Cakes$12.50

      Charred lemon aioli and a cucumber-onion salad, drizzled with chili oil

      • Fried Okra Spears$9.99

        Bubba remoulade and charred lemon aioli

        • Mac & Cheese Bites$8.99

          "Chicken Fried" pimento mac & cheese with jalapeño-swiss cheese sauce

          • Cajun Crawfish Fritters$12.25

            Crawfish, corn, green onion, jalapeño and roasted poblano, served with a charred lemon aioli and Bubba remoulade

            • Fried Green Tomatoes$9.99

              Petite Bubba salad and Bubba remoulade

              • Memphis Pulled Pork Sliders$10.99

                House biscuits filled with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and creamy cole slaw

                • Fried Pickles$8.99

                  House-made bread-and-butter pickles with pimento ranch

                  • Pimento Cheese Board$14.50

                    House-made summer sausage, country ham, buttermilk crackers, candied pecans, seasonal jam, pecan-smoked bacon crumbles and bread-and-butter pickles

                    Soups

                    • Cajun Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

                      • Cup$4.99
                      • Bowl$6.75
                    • Soup of the Day

                      • Cup$4.99
                      • Bowl$6.75

                    Sandwiches

                    Served with choice of one side

                    • Fried Green Tomato BLT$10.99

                      Pecan-smoked bacon, roasted poblano aioli, red onion, lettuce and arugula, served on toasted South Union Bakery country Italian bread

                      • Kentucky Hot Brown$13.99

                        Hickory-smoked turkey, pecan-smoked bacon, sliced tomatoes and caramelized onion; smothered with Swiss cheese sauce served open faced on Texas toast

                        • Crispy Fried Buttermilk Chicken$10.99

                          Crispy chicken breast with Bubba's remoulade, tomato, lettuce and onion on a South Union Bakery brioche bun with bread-and-butter pickles

                          • Chicken & Bacon Wrap$10.99

                            Choice of blackened or crispy fried chicken, with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, pimento cheese and Bubba remoulade wrapped in a grilled tortilla

                            • Open-Faced Steak Sandwich$12.99

                              Grilled flank steak with bell pepper, red onion, avocado, pico de gallo and poblano pesto on South Union Bakery grilled country Italian bread

                              • BBQ Meatloaf$10.99

                                House blend of beef and pork wrapped in bacon, smothered in a house-made BBQ sauce, with fried onion rings; open faced on Texas toast

                                • BBQ Pulled Chicken$10.99

                                  Roasted chicken, house black pepper BBQ sauce, crispy onion strings and pickles on ciabatta bun

                                  • Bubba Burger*$13.99

                                    Topped with pimento cheese, pecan-smoked bacon, red onion, lettuce, tomato and Bubba remoulade on a brioche bun with house-made bread-and-butter pickles

                                    • Bubba Rarebit*$12.99

                                      Open-faced burger on Texas toast, topped with caramelized onion and smothered in Cheddar cheese sauce

                                      • Black Bean & Quinoa Burger$13.99

                                        Spiced black bean-quinoa burger with guacamole, lettuce, tomato and red onion on ciabatta

                                        • Crab Cake Burger$15.99

                                          Open-faced on brioche with lettuce, tomato, pico de gallo and charred sweet corn aioli

                                          • Shrimp Po'boy$14.99

                                            Cracker crusted crispy shrimp with lettuce and a spicy orange-honey slaw on South Union hoagie

                                            • Po' Boy of the Day

                                              Ask your server about our chef-inspired sandwich

                                              • MP
                                            • Pimento Grilled Cheese**$10.99

                                              Slow-roasted pulled pork topped with our house-made pimento cheese spread, toasted on South Union Bakery Italian bread

                                              • Turkey Avocado & Bacon$12.99

                                                Roasted turkey, avocado, pecan-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato with a sorghum-mustard on toasted multi-grain bread

                                                • Virginia Ham Biscuits$10.50

                                                  Two biscuit sliders with grilled Virginia ham, honey-Dijon butter, chives and Swiss cheese

                                                  Fried Chicken

                                                  Certified organic chicken that's brined, breaded, seasoned and fried to order; served with bread-and-butter pickles, roasted garlic buttermilk mashed potatoes and choice of one side. Add Country Gravy / $1, Make it Hot / $1

                                                  • Two-Piece Dark$13.99

                                                    thigh, drum

                                                    • Two-Piece White$15.99

                                                      breast, wing

                                                      • Three-Piece$19.99

                                                        breast, thigh, drum

                                                        • Half-Bird$21.99

                                                          breast, thigh, drum, wing

                                                          Salads

                                                          • Bubba Salad

                                                            Mixed greens with tomato, cucumber, red onion, corn bread croutons and buttermilk vinaigrette

                                                            • Small$6.25
                                                            • Large$10.50
                                                          • Warm Spinach Salad$8.99

                                                            Spinach, crispy bacon, grape tomato, red onion and a soft poached egg with a warm bacon vinaigrette

                                                            • Shrimp & Crawfish Salad$13.99

                                                              Crispy crawfish and blackened shrimp over spinach with tomatoes and honey, garlic and lime vinaigrette

                                                              • Grilled Salmon Salad$15.99

                                                                Sorghum-glazed salmon over spinach and mixed greens with sweet potato, dried cranberries, candied pecans, feta cheese, and apple cider vinaigrette

                                                                • Southwestern Cobb Salad$13.99

                                                                  Choice of blackened or buttermilk fried chicken over mixed greens with bacon, black beans, avocado, tomato, deviled eggs, cheddar cheese and pimento ranch dressing

                                                                  • Crab Cake Salad$15.99

                                                                    Two pan-seared crab cakes over mixed greens with zucchini, squash, bell pepper, onion, lima beans, corn, tomatoes and charred lemon buttermilk dressing

                                                                    • Tequila-Lime Steak Salad*$15.99

                                                                      Marinated flank steak over mixed Spring greens with black beans, corn, feta cheese, tomato, red onion, crunchy tortilla strips and chili-lime-cilantro vinaigrette

                                                                      • Southern Protein Bowl$13.50

                                                                        Chopped kale, tri-color quinoa, sweet potato, roasted vegetables, sunflower seeds, avocado, grape tomatoes, poblano pesto and two poached eggs

                                                                        Add To any Salad

                                                                        • Buttermilk Chicken Tenders$5.00

                                                                          • Blackened Chicken$5.00

                                                                            • Herb-Marinated Grilled Chicken$5.00

                                                                              • Cornmeal-Breaded Catfish$5.00

                                                                                • Cajun-Charred Gulf Shrimp$6.00

                                                                                  • Blackened Red Snapper$8.00

                                                                                    Entrées

                                                                                    • Shrimp & Grits$15.99

                                                                                      Cajun-charred Gulf shrimp, Anson Mills white Cheddar grits, collard greens, grilled squash, bell pepper, onion and chili oil

                                                                                      • Chicken & Waffles$16.99

                                                                                        Crispy organic chicken on a buttermilk waffle with whipped honey butter, syrup and bread-and-butter pickles

                                                                                        • Pimento Mac & Cheese$12.99

                                                                                          Corkscrew pasta with our house-made pimento cheese sauce, topped with toasted breadcrumbs and white Cheddar

                                                                                          • Succotash-Stuffed Chile Relleno$15.99

                                                                                            Crispy fried chile stuffed with lima beans, onion, corn, tomato, zucchini, squash and bell pepper; over rice and beans with fire-roasted tomato purée and green onion aioli

                                                                                            Sides

                                                                                            • Pimento Mac & Cheese$3.50

                                                                                              • Smoked Ham Hock Collard Greens$3.50

                                                                                                • Roasted Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes$3.50

                                                                                                  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$3.50

                                                                                                    • Cole Slaw$3.50

                                                                                                      • Smoky Bacon Green Beans$3.50

                                                                                                        • Red Beans & Rice with Andouille$3.50

                                                                                                          • Parmesan & Sea Salt Seasoned French Fries$3.50

                                                                                                            • Black-Eyed Peas with Andouille$3.50

                                                                                                              • Cheddar & Bacon Bowtie Pasta Salad$3.50

                                                                                                                • White Cheddar Grits$3.50

                                                                                                                  • Seasonal Roasted Vegetables$3.50

                                                                                                                    • Cajun Grilled Asparagus$5.50

                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                      What 1,455 people are saying

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                                                                                                                      • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                        SimmoneS

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                        Waited so long to try this place so what better than my daughter's graduation feom high school. The food took forever, it was cold, mostly greasy. The fry chicken breading was too much, still tender on inside but tasteless. All the sides piled onto 1 plate is not appealing or appetizing to the palate. Too much salt on vegetables as well. Floors need to be ve free feom food pieces etc. 7/10 overall. Unsure I'll try again.

                                                                                                                      2. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Seattle

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Food was ok. Would not recommend the eggs Benedict.

                                                                                                                      3. JT

                                                                                                                        JulieT

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        We went for brunch and had a drink at the bar before. The bartender was chatty and knowledgeable. The cocktails were creative and delicious. We were seated right at our reservation time and greeted right away. The server even offered an extra chair for my purse. The menu was well rounded and very southern. The highlights were the pimento Mac and cheese with crawfish and the Kentucky hot brown. Huge portions! Can’t wait to go back and try more of everything!

                                                                                                                      4. LH

                                                                                                                        LindaH

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                        We arrived early, got seated right away, Christian was our waiter. He came to the table promptly and was very attentive and took.our drink order. Then the bottom fell out. We waited about 15 mins for our drinks. Once our dinner order was taken it was about 45 mins before our food was served. It was a graduation and birthday celebration. Obviously Christian had more tables than he could handle...he was AWOL for quite awhile. Food and atmosphere were good but service was unacceptable.

                                                                                                                      5. M

                                                                                                                        Miller

                                                                                                                        Kansas City

                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                        They have good food but the service was kinda slow.

                                                                                                                      6. M

                                                                                                                        Matthew

                                                                                                                        Louisville

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Our server was fantastic, and offered great knowledge when it came to the menu. Everything came out perfect and the food was delicious. I will be returning when I get a chance to visit Des Moines again!

                                                                                                                      7. JS

                                                                                                                        JenelleS

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        It was very comfortable to dine at Bubbas and our wait staffer was excellent. We so enjoyed our evening there

                                                                                                                      8. JJ

                                                                                                                        JainaJ

                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Always enjoy dinner at Bubba, friendly staff, delicious food, great prices!

                                                                                                                      9. RW

                                                                                                                        RobertW

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The drink and food selection was great. The food was delicious and great portions.

                                                                                                                      10. LJ

                                                                                                                        LaurenJ

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Food was great, service overall was pretty speedy. They were out of ginger beer and they took quite a while to come back to me with an alternate option.

                                                                                                                      11. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Brought our friends who had never been and they fell in love with the place as hard as we did! We love coming to Bubba because it’s always a new experience but so comforting!

                                                                                                                      12. MW

                                                                                                                        MariahW

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Fantastic and attentive service and food to match. Portions are huge, prepare for leftovers! Great spot to meet with friends or family as you can carry on a conversation never having to raise your voice.

                                                                                                                      13. BM

                                                                                                                        BillM

                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great experience while traveling. Fabulous food server!

                                                                                                                      14. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        San Diego

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Fried chicken was way over cooked. Lots of menu items on the “spicy” spectrum.

                                                                                                                      15. BS

                                                                                                                        BobbieS

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                        Our waiter was amazing!!! Haven’t had one that good in a LONG time!!! Food was good, pricey but good.

                                                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        We went to Bubbas for Easter brunch after church. I had Bubbas breakfast and my husband had the bacon Benedict. Both were delicious and both came with the apple pancakes. The pancakes were special. Would love to have them for brunch alone. Our waiter was very friendly, helpful and did an excellent job

                                                                                                                      17. LS

                                                                                                                        LoveSeafood

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Fantastic drink selection-so many bourbons, whiskeys. Food was fantastic. We had chicken fried steak and fried catfish. Generous portions. Our server was great- we never ran out of drinks.

                                                                                                                      18. EO

                                                                                                                        EatsOut247

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                        Bubba is a fantastic restaurant with fantastic food. I’m not sure if they are suffering from the staffing crisis, but service this past visit was nearly non existent. Lots of open tables so it wasn’t because it was super busy. Food was great - everything we ordered was awesome - but greeting took 10 min, food took a while, and waters were hardly refilled. Service at lunch is normally awesome.

                                                                                                                      19. N

                                                                                                                        Nancy

                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                        I would definitely go again, I did however think that the service took too long. We had to go to the main counter on the first floor to close out our check. We arrived at 12:15 for a brunch and left after 2:30. Deviled eggs are a MUST appetizer!

                                                                                                                      20. DK

                                                                                                                        DianeK

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Nice atmosphere. Server was great. Food was yummy and portions were generous. It was our first time dining at Bubba’s. We would go back.

                                                                                                                      21. PG

                                                                                                                        PatrickG

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Great food, great service, easy parking. However, we got stuck upstairs in a dark corner, with no view and with the AC blowing on us. Ask to sit on the lower level. It might be a little noisy, but warmer and there are windows.

                                                                                                                      22. M

                                                                                                                        Mare

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great dining experience! Terrific service and our reservation was honored.

                                                                                                                      23. JJ

                                                                                                                        JuuJoo

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        I was very pleased that the restaurant gave us the exact table I requested. Our server Jake, was excellent. I loved the meatloaf! The lunch was an all around great experience!

                                                                                                                      24. SK

                                                                                                                        SarahK

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The food was incredible. Best fried chicken and grits I think I’ve ever had. Great food, great staff, great experience!

                                                                                                                      25. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Minneapolis

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Wonderful food and service!

                                                                                                                      26. L

                                                                                                                        Laura

                                                                                                                        Minneapolis

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Prompt seating and service from our server. The drinks and food were amazing! Our server gave us recommendations for both food and beverage and the recommendations were spot on for our tastes. Would recommend to others.

                                                                                                                      27. CW

                                                                                                                        CurtisW

                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Beautiful restaurant, the staff was extremely friendly, was seated right away and was served fantastic delicious food. Our waitress was wonderful and checked in on us several times.. Excellent selection selection of alcohol and wine wine. Will definitely return

                                                                                                                      28. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Wonderful service and delicious food!!

                                                                                                                      29. SN

                                                                                                                        SueN

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        The gumbo, bubba salad and bread basket were all amazing! The corn bread was exceptional! I will definitely be back. So many things I want to try!

                                                                                                                      30. AZ

                                                                                                                        AndyZ

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Great food, fast service with friendly staff. Would definitely come again

                                                                                                                      31. JW

                                                                                                                        JennW

                                                                                                                        Omaha

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        We had a wonderful meal at Bubba. There were three of us sisters so we shared our meals to try a lot. The fried green tomatoes were delicious, the chicken fried steak was crispy and tender as was the buttermilk fried chicken! The Brussels sprouts were perfectly seasoned, and you must try the pimento Mac n cheese. Don’t forget desert. Bananas Foster was our favorite!

                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Memphis/West TN

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Excellent service, our waiter was fantastic, food was very good, I would recommend the fried green tomatoes as a starter!

                                                                                                                      33. BH

                                                                                                                        ByronH

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Excellent service and food!

                                                                                                                      34. T

                                                                                                                        Tiger76

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        As usual, the food and service was excellent. We had 3 entrees: shrimp and grits, Cajun pasta, and fried chicken. Josh was our attentive server. The downside was a group of young women at a nearby table who were extremely noisy and thoughtless about their fellow diners. They came in noisy and stayed that way. It left us wondering if management has standards of behavior to ensure that everyone has a nice evening.

                                                                                                                      35. C

                                                                                                                        Cait

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                        Love Bubba! However, we waited 20 minutes for the server to grab our drink order then we waited over an hour for our food to come out after ordering. It took over an hour and a half to get our food after we sat down, which was a bit disappointing. However the food was fantastic when it arrived!

                                                                                                                      36. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Absolutely love this place. We live in CA but come to Des Moines often and this is the best place for some wholesome food. Our favs are fried chicken, the fish skillet, cornbread and their house salad. Always fresh, always great portions. Been here for brunch/lunch too and that was awesome too. Service always great. Cant wait to visit again!

                                                                                                                      37. AH

                                                                                                                        AnnahH

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                        Ask for JJ! Best server around and made sure we had the best of the best on our choices for the first time ever there!

                                                                                                                      38. Z

                                                                                                                        Zoey

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Awesome waitress, and food. Atmosphere was outstanding. Want to go back!

                                                                                                                      39. CD

                                                                                                                        ChristyD

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                        Our server Jordan was awesome, the food was outstanding, we will definitely be back soon!!!

                                                                                                                      40. OT

                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                        Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                        Dinner with friends before a comedy show. The waiter was great and got our food out as soon as it was ready.

                                                                                                                      FAQs

                                                                                                                      Bubba offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 257-4744.

                                                                                                                      Bubba is rated 4.7 stars by 1455 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                      Google Map for Bubba

                                                                                                                      200 10th St Des Moines, IA 50309

                                                                                                                      Dining areas

                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                        10th and Mulberry

                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                        Des Moines

                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                        Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                        Southern, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                                                                        Diners can find metered street parking all around Bubba on 10th & Mulberry Streets as well as the adjacent streets (and it’s free on Sundays!). Free parking is also available in the Wells Fargo garage at the SE corner of 9th & Mulberry after 5pm and on weekends. There is also a Nationwide parking garage to the West of 10th street on Mulberry.

                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                        Jessica Kruzslicz

                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                        (515) 257-4744

                                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                                        For information about catering please email info@bubbadsm.com or call us at 515-257-4744. You may also see menu information at www.bubbadsm.com

                                                                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                        For information about private event space please email info@bubbadsm.com or call us at 515-257-4744

                                                                                                                      • Private party contact

                                                                                                                        Kate Willer: (515) 257-4744

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