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 today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 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


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!

418 Bubba Q Reviews

418 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Natasha S.2 days ago · 1 review

Food is absolutely delicious. Service was perfect and drinks are very reasonably priced. Could not fault anything. Portion sizes are massive so food is also very good value for money.

Stacey M.5 days ago · 2 reviews

Amazing quality food and great value as always. Highly recommended and definitely better than most of the chain restaurants on the Royal Mile. Well worth a visit.

Kevin D.10 days ago · 1 review

very pleased with Bubba q food was great very similar to the American rack of ribs with plenty choice in sauces, good service and served fast no waiting around and price was what we expected to pay , will deffo go back