Houston >Food & Dining > Bubba's Texas Burger Shack
5230 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7705629.725806 -95.466927
Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-8pm
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Gulfton
Best buffalo burgers in town. It's a dive, but worth the effort it takes to find it.
Bison Burgers made out of Crack. – Once upon a time there was a young man that wanted to experience new things. A newcomer to Houston, he had never had a buffalo burger. Right out of high school, he was feeling daring; so one day he decided to try out the local's secret burger joint, Bubba's.
To say that Bubba's was different was an understatement; he had never eaten in a shack under a highway for starters. The overtly Texan decor overwhelmed him at first, but he learned to appreciate it in time. But it was when he got to the counter that he uttered the words that would set events in motion that would change his life forever. In his brazenness, he ordered a double buffalo burger with cheese and a white bun, to top it off, he tried one of the several microbrew sodas they offered. So far it seemed, this place was pretty much like your typical burger joint, except a little quirkier. He couldn't have been more wrong.
What the young man did not know was that Bubba's has discovered the way to transform crack cocaine into buffalo burger patties. All it took was one bite to get the unsuspecting young man hooked. A terrible addiction that would consume his life was born. Soon, this young man's life revolved around his addiction, he could only achieve happiness while consuming the burgers: the meat was so flavorful, the buns so perfectly grilled, crisp, and buttery, the smoked jalapenos so satisfactory. He could only stand by and watch his life savings drain into the black hole that is Bubba's Burger shack. Moody and angry when denied Bubba's, the man lost all his friends, only finding solace by diving deeper into his addiction. When he tried to shake off his addiction and try other burger places, the comparative shortcomings of the other burgers served only to further root his need for Bubba's.
Sadly, this young man is me. I have become a victim of Bubba's glorious burgers. They say that the first step to recovering is admitting you have a problem, well I do; but I embrace it. Let's call me a functioning Bubbaholic.
Bubba's big bison burgers! – It is most likely that you would never and probably do not aspire to eat at a shack under a highway, even when lured by the promise of tasty burgers. Yet this is no ordinary shack and these are no ordinary burgers. This is THE shack that was miraculously spared when an entire highway was built, and these are the tastiest burgers in town. Forget the premiums of grass-fed beef and think bigger. Bigger like bison. Think Bubba’s.
Bubba’s is authentically Texan in every way from the road food style posters on the wall to the lone star paraphernalia and St. Arnold’s dominant beverage selections. Patrons are always pleasant and everything is served with genuine warmth.
In short, Bubba’s is my happy place. When I feel the weight of the world crushing down upon me, I head to the shack under the highway for a double buffalo burger and a cold St. Arnold’s root beer.
Good – I got a double buffalo cheeseburger with bacon on a wheat bun. From my research that's what I should've gotten. Unfortunately the burger was seasoned and a bit dry.
an impressive place – I am not a burger fan but this place rocks!
Some of the best burgers in town. – Their buffalo burgers are amazing! And the potato salad is great as well. It looks like a hole in the wall place but it adds to the whole experience of the place.
Sunday Brunch Disappointment – My husband & I have been to Bubba's so many times & really like the buffalo burgers & cold beer. We are always hearing about their brunch & decided to try it this past Sunday (8/16/09). We got there at 11:30AM, no other customers were there. The guy behind the counter was rude to us when we asked about breakfast & the champaign. He said breakfast ends at 12:00 noon. My husband looked at his watch & said, "Wells it's a quarter til, so do we get breakfast or not?" The cooks response back was, "If I haven't started the burgers."
We got our breakfast and my breakfast taco with buffalo sausage was excellant but we didn't really enjoy our visit to Bubba's because we felt unwanted. We felt the cook was mad at us & we needed to hurry up & eat & get the hell out of there.
My husband, who is always wanting to stop by Bubba's, says he doesn't care if he ever sets foot inside the joint again.
I'm sure we'll be back because we enjoy the buffalo burgers but not any time soon!
Truly Overrated – Read about Bubba's on this site and being a burger lover had to go try it out. I got the buffalo burger they are known for. I couldn't understand the fuss over it. The meat was dry to the taste and looked about the same. I have had much better burgers.
Don't believe the hype, unless you like dry, tasteless burgers.
Also a note about the restaurant. I don't mind retro looking places or places with charm. But honestly this pale did not look like it had been cleaned in a while.
AMAZING BUFFALO BURGERS!!! – theres not really much to say about bubbas aside from the fact that it has REALLY GOOD buffalo (bacon) burgers. its sort of an odd location for a burger place (or anything really) but it works for them. you can chose to eat in the patio or inside. theres no fries so you'll just have to bring your own....or get some chips! ive been there about 6 times and ive yet to have anything bad to say about the place. it can get sorta pricey but nothing out of the ordinary for non-fast food burgers. overall freaking awesome place.
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