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BUBBY'S BBQ EST. 2020

Bubby's BBQ is a premier and authentic Barbecue Restaurant located in Rochester's infamous South Wedge. Our mission is to provide high-quality barbeque for all those that wish to combine fun and enjoyable ambiance with skillful cooking into one extraordinary dining experience.

The chef-driven menu highlights seasonal ingredients in simple, handcrafted dishes served straight from our kitchen. We take pride in our ability to discover the most unique flavors. Thanks to our experience and dedication, we've managed to become masters of the barbeque craft! Scroll down to learn more about us.

Owner & Pitmaster 

TERRELL MCLEAN

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Owner & Pitmaster Terrell McLean built Bubby’s BBQ off of his father’s passion for good barbeque and his dream of one day owning his own restaurant establishment. Terrell’s father was known as Bubby Clutch. Bubby passed away in 2015. The loss of his father inspired Terrell to bring his father's dream to life; hence the name Bubby’s BBQ!

 

Barbeque has always been a huge part of Terrell's life. As a child, he and his family would travel to Hemingway, South Carolina, which is where Terrell’s mother is from. There, the family would enjoy hog and rocky road soda from their family owned barbeque establishment.  Terrell's Carolina roots are a large inspiration for his barbeque style and seasonal flavors.

 

Terrell has built an incredible menu and product for the Rochester area. He has a true love and passion for the art of barbeque. He began his barbeque career in Rochester, NY, offering catering and pop-up collaborations with local businesses. Now, Terrell and Bubby’s BBQ have a permanent place to call home!

Owner & Chief Operator 

DEMETRIUS WASHINGTON-ELLISON

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Demetrius Washington-Ellison has a strong business management background having launched multiple startups in the City of Rochester. Aside from his knowledge of business; Demetrius’s family is also from the South and he is no foreigner to fine barbeque!

Demetrius’s keen sense of business along with Terrell’s love and skill of barbeque just made for the perfect partnership!

 

"I am excited to provide a fresh, quality and authentic BBQ experience to the Rochester area with this new partnership."- Demetrius Washington-Ellison