About Bubba Q

The brainchild of barbecue enthusiasts Maciek and Bubba, Bubba Q is an Old Town restaurant that’s dishing out the finest smoked, marinated, slow-cooked and grilled meats that Scotland has to offer. This phenomenal dining destination has quickly earned a reputation for excellence that’s reaching foodie circles in the farthest corners of Edinburgh, drawing in guests who stop in regularly to get their fix of the smokey, fall-off-the-bone American barbecue that the High Street restaurant is known for. Sit back, relax, and enjoy big portions of the city’s best meats and sides.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Bubba Q
209 - 213 High Street, Old Town
Edinburgh EH1 1PE

Menu Highlights



Chicken Wings


Southern Fried Chicken




More about Bubba Q, Edinburgh

The highest quality meat, a meticulous attention to detail, years of experience and a deep love for barbecue are what set Bubba Q out from other American restaurants in Edinburgh. Bubba and Maciek, proprietors and barbecue aficionados running the show at Bubba Q in the Old Town were impressed by the amazing barbecue restaurants they encountered during their travels in the US, and they set out to bring that same down-home country cooking to Scotland. Now, with their very own signature dry rub and a whole lot of dedication, they’re putting their High Street restaurant on the city’s competitive culinary map.

A dream come true for meat lovers, Bubba Q features a menu they can be proud of. From tender, juicy beef brisket to a wide range of burgers, hot dogs, southern fried chicken, ribs and wings, this Edinburgh restaurant has the food you’ve always dreamed of, and then some. We love the Pitmaster Platter, a selection of all the barbecued favourites on offer including hot links, baby back ribs, juicy chicken with a Cajun dry rub and beef brisket. Vegetarian? Don’t fret – Bubba Q has some amazing meat-free dishes to keep you satisfied, like their Big V, a halloumi,burger with roasted red pepper, avocado, crispy onion strings and a homemade chilli jam. Of course, if you want to really enjoy your meal the American way, loosen up your belt and enjoy one of their to-die-for desserts (the sticky toffee pudding is on the next level). Swing by and taste the American dream at Bubba Q in the Old Town, but make sure to book your table in advance during peak times!

406 Bubba Q Reviews

406 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Michael C.3 days ago · 2 reviews

2nd Visit to Bubba Q's. Excellent service and food as always. Very reasonable prices. The 2 for 1 burger deal was fantastic and there were by far the finest burgers I have eaten in a long time. Will definately be visiting again very soon! Great music too.

Jonathan R.15 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food, great bbq staples such as brisket and pulled pork. Would highly recommend to anyone lioking for a relaxed pkace to eat with good service and great food.

Christine V.19 days ago · 1 review

Very happy, great experience. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly. There was a brilliant atmosphere and terrific menu choice! Thank you!