Thanks and shout out to Chowhound Bucksguy14 for his recommendation of Bubba’s Pot Belly Stove restaurant for our Memorial Day Weekend Best of Bucks Burger Search. Bubba’s burgers are truly worth the trip to North Bucks.
Bubba’s is located on Route 309 just about a mile south of the Bucks-Lehigh County line. The rustic interior reminded me of some the Muskoka lodges north of Toronto. You know the kind where there is polished varnished wood on the floor, walls and ceiling, stuffed animals and beer brand mirrors on the walls and a very comfortable feel to the place.
Donna and I shared the chicken wings as our appetizer. The menu offers them as Mild, Hot or Deadly. The hot scared us and deadly was never an option, so we went with mild. The wings arrived quickly and were pipping hot. The skin was very crispy, the best we have had recently in that aspect. The heat was very mild but the meat was moist with a good fried chicken taste. The Blue Cheese Dressing had a nice tang to it coming from the cheese and a higher mayo to sour cream ratio. We used the fresh Celery Sticks to fish out cheese chucks which confirmed that the tang was coming from the blue cheese. I would recommend the Hot version. Bubba’s actually bakes those wings in large batches in hot sauce and then deep fry the individual orders as they come in. The baked-in heat and heat of the frying intensified the wings making them very satisfying. Donna and I both agree that the “hot” wings should be included in our Best of Bucks – Wings Top 5 list. Check out other Top 5 wings at that page.
For my entree, I ordered the Gene White burger after getting our waitress Milan’s burger recommendations. Bubba’s serves 10 different burgers each with different combinations of cheeses, mushrooms, onions and bacon. All Bubba burgers come with lettuce, raw yellow onions, tomato, dill pickle spear and potato chips. What makes the Gene White special are the two Fried Onion Rings and Blue Cheese. The Gene White burger might know the Blaine Burger at Isaac Newton’s as they both are very similar in ingridents. After I assembled the burger, I took a bite. The fried and raw onions dominated the first bite, the tomato came thru in the second and the third was dominated by salty blue cheese. The char-broiled meat then began to balance the flavours into one great burger taste. The bun was very good in controlling the pile of ingredients buts yet soft and absorbent enough to capture their juices. A very good burger.
Donna chose the British Burger. Cheddar cheese and saute onions make the difference for this burger. The perfectly Sauteed Onions were almost transparent and almost glowed on top of the melted cheddar cheese. Donna reported that the sweetness of the onions matched well with sharpness of the Cheddar Cheese. Donna’s patty was also char-broiled reminding both of us of burgers cooked over charcoal at outdoor campfires. The rustic decor of the room supported that vision of the burger. Donna agreed that these burgers were worthy of inclusion on the Best of Bucks – Burger Top 5 list make our Memorial Day Weekend Search successful.
We also ordered a side order of Onion Rings. They were lightly battered with nice thick slices of sweet onions. The batter was crunchy but did not overwhelm the onion flavour. A very nice side.
Some other items that Milan shared with us that were popular were the Dinner Specials, the French Onion Soup and the ribs. The four Dinner Specials that day included different scampi and Prime Rib all for under $20. They also offer different kinds of omelets for late breakfasts and for some reason the omelets are served with steak fries. I will have to try that someday when my doctor is not reading this.
Bubba’s Potbelly Stove, 1485 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951 215-536-8308