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Bub's Bar-B-Q

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Route 116, Sunderland, MA
+1 413-548-9630
Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 20:30
Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a true southern barbecue joint in New England. Relaxed, down home atmosphere, good main courses and unlimited sides in great, classic variety. And even fried green tomatoes. Food and drink at low prices, good draft beer selection, and friendly staff. Yum!

Thank Mike L
Boston, Massachusetts
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410 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nothing is that great at Bub's, but it's also not terrible. The brisket is okay. The sides are okay. The cole slaw is soupy with too much mayo and liquid. The sweet potatoes are too sweet. The hickory potatoes have a weird texture. The french fries are kinda stale. The best thing, interestingly enough, was the cajun salmon.

Thank David P
Pelham, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Last weekend was a chance to revisit UMASS Amherst where my two sons went to college, this trip is the next generation my granddaughter's trip to check out UMASS and visit her brothers girlfriend in UMASS. I suggested that we go to Bob's as it was always a favorite back in the late 80s when her dad was at UMASS.... More 

Thank John S
East Meadow, New York
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Bub's serves perfectly respectable barbecued ribs. We also got some chicken strips that were tasty and now greasy at all, so that was good. Having spent lots of time traveling down south, it's hard to get too excited about the food at Bub's, but that's not really a fair comparison. Considering where Bub's is located, they do a fine job.... More 

Thank jessnyus
buenos aires
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great crowd... Quick service, all do it yourself.. Very generous portions, good salads and sides... Ribs good. Student oriented... Lots for little money! And refills.

Thank denigalpe
Westfield, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Bubbs is the stereotypical old BBQ joint with a rustic atmosphere and great food. On the walls are framed newspaper clippings from the 1980s. Several of them proclaim Bubbs as the best BBQ east of the Mississippi. While I doubt that is true now the food is great anyway. I like their brisket a lot. Their side dishes are outstanding.... More 

Thank Rob01085
West Halifax, Vermont
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great very casual atmosphere,wonderful food selections..Picnic tables and paper towel style eating..great sides with your main choice of BBQ.Love the Dirty Rice and Collard Greens ...

Thank Bellaluna64
Sunderland, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Everything is cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is casual. The service is fast and polite. The owner has done a wonderful job in both keeping the traditional menu and improving it.

Thank evolutia
North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We love it at Bub's. The Beef Brisket, Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Pork BBQ, GATOR, everything is amazingly slow cooked on their real outdoor BBQ pit. The smoked BBQ sliced potatoes are amazing, as are all of the sides that come all you care to eat Buffet Style with your choice of Entrée. The prices are reasonable, the drinks are cold... More 

Thank Kenneth W
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Go for the beef brisket, what else really. Grilled chicken was good but this is not why you come here. The hickory smoked potatoes are just amazing. Kids chicken fingers and hot dogs are good. Fries are sooo good. All sides are all you can eat.

Thank MAMama100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 116, Sunderland, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +1 413-548-9630

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