First time at brunch and I was very impressed. Best pancakes ever! Love the apple bits and cinnamon in a perfect mini size. I got the bubba breakfast. I wanted to see how they would elevate a typical, classic breakfast spread. Perfectly seasoned eggs, hash browns were pretty normal, sausage patties were nicely seasoned with a touch of spice. I loved them because you could tell they were special crafted. My friends loved the eggs Benedict and avocado toast. We also got the bread basket to share and it was fun to start with and continue pairing with our meals.
My first time in Des Moines and a wonderful experience catching up with dear friends from all over the country! Bubba was the perfect place!
Bubba was delicious! A friend and I were in town for a conference and had one free night to go where we wanted. We are glad we chose Bubba's! We ordered cocktails, deviled eggs for a starter, shrimp and grits and fried chicken w/ pimento mac and cheese and buttermilk pie for dessert. I've had better grits but everything was still delicious! We had a great server and the restaurant is so cute inside. I would definitely go to Bubba's again if I'm every in Des Moines.
The fried chicken was wonderful. Absolutely amazing. Best fried chicken I have ever had. The side mashed potatoes and mac and cheese were outstanding as well. Our waitress was a bit slow but it seemed as if she had many tables inside as well (we sat outside). I highly recommend this place.
I enjoyed the salmon and my sister had the veggie burger, which she liked a lot. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the Brussels sprouts were delicious too.
Nice atmosphere and service.
Excellent as always!
This was my husband and I’s first time in Des Monies and I am very glad we chose to eat at Bubba! The service was remarkable and the food was everything I hoped it would be! A must eat in Des Moines!
The food was perfect. While the seating was a little close for the normal Midwest restaurant, it was comfortable.
I had been wanting to try Bubba for some time. Everything was good except the server was not attentive. We had to wait too long to get her attention for drinks and ordering our food. My wife had been there twice and one time was great and the other disappointing. Not sure I would go back.
Bubba's menu has a range from total comfort food (meatloaf, fried chicken and pot pie) to something a bit more "sophisticated" (trout, salmon, new york strip.) We have been there for brunch and it was awesome. Dinner the other night was good, but some of the dishes were a bit hot for a couple of our guests. Nice venue with a well stocked bar. Nice for smaller groups.
Honestly it wasn’t a good experience. We were sat in the furthest corner possible in a wall length booth sharing the same space with a party of 6 on our right and a 21st birthday party directly behind us. We couldn’t hear ourselves at all. We asked for a different table to be told by the hostess that she had no other available tables except a super tiny high top at the bar. We were ordering 3 courses! There were empty tables everywhere! I had made a reservation for 7:45 and this was 7:30 so how did you not have any other tables? I felt as though we were being “hid” in the corner due to our jeans and tennis shoes perhaps? Food was good, ambiance and hostess hospitality- not so much. Likely won’t return
To be honest I dont usually fill these out but it was excelent all around
Great food and ambiance.
Was good but had better experiences other times, food wise. Don’t know what happened with the chicken but it tasted as if a can of salt was accidental tipped over the brine or something cause it was quite salty.
Our table had deviled eggs, chicken, chicken fried steak, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and Bananas Foster. All were great except the beans were a bit woody and tough. On th whole the meal was great and we look forward to returning.
Great good, excellent service and a cool laid back environment!
We always walk away happy when dining at Bubba’s. Just bring your stretch pants.
Felt welcomed from the second we stepped in. Courteous staff, excellent fried chicken and sides. Collard greens are a definite winner!
Great food and atmosphere, we will be back. Have already made reservations for our next trip back
We enjoyed our meal during restaurant week. The restaurant week menu featured item that are not normally available. The pork belly appetizer and pork tenderloin entree were outstanding.
The food was delicious however the portions were too big.
My wife and I chose Bubba to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The restaurant did not disappoint. We both chose items from the special menu for restaurant week. My wife had the chicken dish and I had the pork tenderloin. Both were excellent.
Great service, great food, noisy. Our server was efficient and very personable; he did a great job. The food, as usual, was very good. The place is noisy, so don’t expect an intimate, quiet dinner.
Fun & interesting decor
Enjoyed it- nice place for my birthday dinner
The food was great. Our server needs more training on how not to reach over a guest for collecting dirty plates or retrieving the payment. He seemed a little lazy. With two checks he mixed up who ordered what and gave the check to my wife rather than me. (Maybe I am old fashioned that way?) In fairness to him he did check with us throughout the meal. We ate here once before and our server was excellent so I trust this is a one off experience. We will definitely go back.
Excellent food and service. All 4 entrees were fantastic
It was solid. The food was good, the service was not. The server didn't know about any of the bourbons which this place is known for. She didn't know what brandy's they had. She couldn't really answer questions about the food, and glasses sat empty several times. Food was good although the meatloaf tasted a little too much of bell peppers. Fried okra and deviled eggs were great. Love the Julep selection. Restaurant was very cool. I would go back if I ever end up in Des Moines again, but probably solo at the bar this time.
Catfish for me, fried chicken for wife, both great. Quality great, slightly pricey. Would come again. Great flavors.
Amazing food and great service.
I absolutely love this place. The breading was a tad too thick in my opinion this time on the fried chicken - however, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t still delicious! (Also my husband disagrees, he says it was perfect)
I love the selection of food and drinks. My only disappointment is I never seem to have room for dessert! Mercedes was very attentive and real. Can’t wait to go back.
The food is fantastic. The downstairs atmosphere is awesome, upstairs less so. My suggestion wouod be to put more tables downstairs.
Bubba's was great. We went for lunch. Quick service.
We went for our 1 month-aversary. We are outside in their patio area. It was a nice experience!
Good home cooking. Very nice.
All good. I answered your question regarding an "occasion" and put that it was our guest's birthday ....but don't know why. There was no special anything for her.
Wish it is not always so cold in there, but it doesn't keep us from returning again and again. We just remember to take jackets Love the chicken, catfish, pickles, decor, furniture, and the whole menu.
Our guest wondered if the bathroom was under renovation,(the floor didn't meet with her approval!!)
Great meal, service, and comfortable for conversation noise level. I’ll keep coming back.
so good. food came quickly. highly recommend the deviled eggs. and the bananas foster dessert. good selection of cocktails and craft beer. very cool place. will definitely go back when I'm in town.
We ate on the Patio. The service, food and atmosphere was exquisite!
Excellent food and service, but make sure you request to sit on the main floor. The ambiance on the main floor is much better than upstairs.
Excellent service. Delicious entrees atmosphere and reasonably priced.