Bubba's Burgers

Phone (808) 742-6900
3.5 stars from 9 reviews
Address 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
Kauai burger franchise that makes old fashioned hamburgers using Kauai fresh ground beef.

Features
• Food Types: American • Food Types: Burger / Dog / Sandwich
• Payment: $ - Cheap - Under $15 • Meals: Dinner
• Meals: Lunch • Service Type: Counter / Quick
• Style: Casual • Style: Family Friendly
• Offers: Open Air / Outdoor Seating

Matt Anderson's Take
Anyone who's visited Hanalei is probably familiar with Bubba Burgers. It's got a unique name, mentioned in most of the tour guides, and is easily visible from the main road through Hanalei. But what I wasn't aware of was that there are several Bubba Burgers located throughout Kauai.

I was hitchhiking on Kauai a few years ago and John Greco, one of the owners of the Bubba Burger Franchise gave me a ride. He was very friendly and shared with me some stories about Bubbas. He told me that he tries to take care of his employees and in return they do a good job for the company.

I'm a fan of Bubba Burgers. They use local fresh Kauai beef and serve them on a toasted bun with mustard, ketchup, relish and diced onions. Nothing complicated. Recommended.
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Tom T
Joined: Sep 2013
Reviews: 579
Likes Received: 33
Anyone who's visited Hanalei is probably familiar with Bubba Burgers. It's got a unique name, mentioned in most of the tour guides, and is easily visible from the main road through Hanalei. But what I wasn't aware of was that there are several Bubba Burgers located throughout Kauai.

I was hitchhiking on Kauai a few years ago and John Greco, one of the owners of the Bubba Burger Franchise gave me a ride. He was very friendly and shared with me some stories about Bubbas. He told me that he tries to take care of his employees and in return they do a good job for the company.

I'm a fan of Bubba Burgers. They use local fresh Kauai beef and serve them on a toasted bun with mustard, ketchup, relish and diced onions. Nothing complicated. Recommended.
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Sue K
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 196
Likes Received: 9
I love a good burger and Bubba's hit the spot. Every time I went past, there was always a long line of people, so I figured they must be OK. The choice of burgers is extensive and the ingredients really fresh. They are good value and the shakes aren't bad either.
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Ted D
Joined: Jun 2016
Reviews: 10
Likes Received: 1
Super place to eat, they do it right. If they would only turn down the music so people could talk, but great food, and the prices are good.
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Kandy H
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 47
Likes Received: 2
I have always heard about Bubba Burger and I expected a bigger and better burger. There was quite a line so we waited a while to get our burgers. I was a little disappointed. They were nothing special and not as big as I thought they would be. It was just ok.
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Annette W
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 32
Likes Received: 3
Just a little shack but a good quick burger at a fair price. My favorite is the teriyaki burger. When you've been eating fish and cooking food at your condo all week sometimes it just is nice to fill the spot in your stomach with some comfort food. Order a burger and don't forget the fries with delicious fry sauce and a chocolate shake. I haven't had a better burger in Kauai.
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Beth
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 384
Likes Received: 14
The service here was great, employees were friendly. I got the Bubba Burger and it was okay. I ran into a large chunk of funk towards the end of my burger and could not eat the rest. The fries were really good! The chili fries were also really good.
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Matt A
Joined: Feb 2013
Reviews: 803
Likes Received: 111
I had high hopes for Bubba's. I expected it to be a real burger but after ordering a burger the cashier explained how small they are. She wasn't kidding, more like sliders than burgers.

In -N- Out burger is the best comparison but the burgers here weren't quite as good. Still tasty, I'd still eat here again if I was in the area and wanted a quick bite.

Super friendly staff, decent prices. Their chili fries and chili bowl on rice is quite tasty and the kids liked the corn dogs.

Another issue was the cleanliness of the outside area. All of the outside tables were filthy and the trash can hadn't been emptied in a while and attracted pretty much every fly on the island which was both gross and annoying. Sit inside you say? Opened doors and no air conditioning and no breeze made it too hot and the flies didn't respect the open doors.
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Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 26
Most reviews are good.

Bubba's is good place to grab a burger, but it's not great. The prices are fair for Hawaii. Burgers are comparable to In N Out Burgers on Mainland. Long lines. It's best to order the burgers instead of other items such as the fish and chips.

General consensus is that it's not the best burger, but far from the worst.
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