This is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike and no reason why not. The style is casual with a pseudo-sports bar appeal with over 20 TV’s carrying multiple channels catering to news and sports. The menu is extensive and daily specials are offered. Wednesdays is “Lobster” night and Thursday & Friday are “Prime Rib”, for instance. Never a wait because they have a large dining space that surrounds a large bar area. Two pool tables and 5 video game machines do not detract from the family friendly atmosphere. On my last of many visits, we were greeted warmly by “Samantha”. She was both patient and attentive throughout the stay. She was honest about menu choices and was always available. She was keenly aware of when happy hour was to end (4-7) in order to provide drinks during that time. At one point, a manager, Jennifer visited our table to ensure everything was going well, which it was. She also spoke to us upon our departure. Bahamian Dolphin at $11.99 is cooked in double wrapped foil with new potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, zucchini, lemon and a hint of Tabasco was outstanding. Grouper Oscar at $13.99 was topped with lump crab and asparagus with hollandaise which left nothing to desire. Ossobucco at $10.95 is marinated pork shank that is slow cooked and falls off the bone just to look at it, served with mashed potatoes and gravy w/ the veggie of the day. An extensive entree menu is preceeded by 9 salads, 5 soups, wings and an incredible chicken nacho appetizer that appears to be for 20 ($9.99), among others are offered. Kid’s menu at $3.99. 30 beers are on tap; 24 bottles are your choice. 9 red wines and 8 white w/ 3 sparkling wines (White Star by Moet among them) to choose from; some wines by the glass at reasonable prices. If you ask for Samantha, make sure you are not a cheap tipper because she will give you excellent service which should be recognized. This is a jewel among what Jacksonville has to be taken advantage of.
1201 Riverplace Boulevard Crown Plaza HotelJacksonville, FL 32207
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For inner city Westside, Bubba's is one our better restaurants. I've been going to this restaurant for over 30 years, when it was Denny's on Blanding, then Salty's at the present location. I'm not a big fan of their steaks, but seafood is good. I use to get a steak but all seem to have lots of grizzle now. I love their steak tips, prime rib sandwich, and ground steak with peppers and onions, but do not get a regular steak anymore, the quality has gone down, in my opinion. House salad and baked potato are really good. Hush puppies are like hard gummy rocks. (My dogs love them, though.) Quality and quantity very. Sometimes you get lots (Just got home, and I had 3 dozen shrimp in the box for a large shrimp dinner, for example.) That has to be some kind of record. Sometimes you don't get so much. I stopped ordering oysters, because they were so small and so few. All in all, its a good place to eat. I'm glad we still have a place like this on the westside. Neighborhood is sort of like living in the hood now, glad Denny's (Bubba's) has survived. When I think of the place it brings back so many great memories.
Ate lunch with my wife there today. Had the renegade sirloin steak medium rare, baked potato and salad. The wife went with a half rack of ribs, baked potato and salad. My steak was tender to cut and melted in my mouth. The flavor, well all I can think of was it was to die for. My wife had the same feeling about her ribs. The service was fast, the server treated us like old friends, I will say we do eat that often but it has been a couple months since we were there last. I am a cheap scape so naturally I wished the price was cheaper, it was about $10 each but compared the other restaurants in the area the price was reasonable. I would highly recommend eating there if one has the chance. The other dishes there are also outstanding. I have had each one of their steaks and they are always cooked to perfections, and my wife has tried just about all their other dishes and she is very picky but has yet to complain about anything there.