Hubba

Chili Parlor | Diner | Hamburgers | Hot Dog | Sandwich Shop
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Hubba, which used to be called Pat’s Hubba Hubba and, before that, Texas Quick Lunch, is a diner that always has been known for its hot chili. Few people come for chili all by itself (although it can be ordered solo); the house specialty is a chili dog, known hereabouts as a Texas hot. Actually, there is a full menu written in permanent marker on white paper plates tacked to the wall, but I would reckon that 9 out of 10 meals served are hot dogs blanketed with no-bean, ground-beef chili and garnished with crisp chopped onions. It is a wanton combo – hot, greasy, messy, and beguiling in a Roadfood sort of way. Those who need more sustenance than a brace of chili dogs get chili cheese fries on the side. To drink: Hubba water, which is tap water tinted pink by a dash of Hawaiian Punch.

Hubba’s chili dogs are famous as the kill-or-cure conclusion to a night of heavy drinking. The restaurant stays open until just before dawn on weekends. No wider than an apartment hallway with only about a dozen counter seats, it sports eye-boggling décor: every available inch of wall and ceiling is papered with dollar bills.

What to Eat
Hubba, Chili
Chili
Must-Try
Carlos Magan stirs the chili that continuously steams up the window at the front of Hubba.
Hubba, Chili Dog
Chili Dog
What is wrong with this picture? No onions! A split and grilled hot dog topped with bean-free, ground-beef chili calls out for a scattering of crisp, cool onions on top.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday9am - 5am
Monday9am - 5am
Tuesday9am - 5am
Wednesday9am - 5am
Thursday9am - 5am
Friday9am - 5am
Saturday9am - 5am
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No

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