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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

$$$
Downtown
American, Seafood, Family Fare
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99 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3152
843-723-5738
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 154
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  • 173
    Very good
  • 122
    Average
  • 60
    Poor
  • 43
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It's Bubba Gump, you can't go wrong

We love this company, and have been to the NYC, Las Vegas, and Orlando restaurants. Bubba Gumps Charleston is pet friendly and allowed us to eat outside with out dog, and the food was as good as it always is. I cannot say anything bad about any Bubba Gumps.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Elle S
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Durham, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Durham, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We love this company, and have been to the NYC, Las Vegas, and Orlando restaurants. Bubba Gumps Charleston is pet friendly and allowed us to eat outside with out dog, and the food was as good as it always is. I cannot say anything bad about any Bubba Gumps.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great food, Great atmosphere, but VERY PRICEY! A couple can expect to get out for at least $100+ with one appetizer, and nonalcoholic one drink!!!

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boiling springs, pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We really wanted to like this place since I had as good experience in New Orleans. Service was okay, My husband's meal was sparse especially compared to how it was presented on the menu. He asked for extra garlic bread and was charged more than $3 for each piece. There was so little lobster in the dish my husband mentioned... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We picked this restaurant because it was glorious weather and we could sit outside under an umbrella. Very enjoyable. It's a fun place with fresh salads and seafood. It's family oriented and the service is good. They also offer lots of fun, frozen beverages. It's not for foodies but more for families and fun.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Let me say this: When you eat here it's not really about the food. It's about saying you've been there. That being said...the food is great, but the prices are way too high. Seriously. If you want to splurge and don't care what you pay then go for it. We splurged and still cringed at the price, but the food... More 

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Culpeper, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were looking for a quick lunch in downtown Charleston. We decided to eat here since there weren't a lot of people eating here. Guess I should have known why there were a lot of people here eating. We got the peel and eat shrimp and a basket of fries. The fries were okay. The shrimp was horrible and the... More 

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Northern CT
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co is a touristy two-level restaurant on South Market Street, right next to the Marketplace. The restaurant is based on the "Forest Gump" movie and the walls are covered with movie memorabilia. The menu focuses on seafood, primarily shrimp, as you might expect. The food is better than average, but not extraordinary, and there are a fair... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Instantly we were greeted outside. All the staff was smiling. The decor was kooky and we loved the movie stuff. Our waiter, Blake, was amazing. He kept us laughing, was incredibly informative, and all around just a super guy. If we went often (we're from out of town) I would suggest having him wait on us every time. I got... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stopped by for lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in downtown Charleston. The meal was good, but a little expensive for lunch, plus we had to pay to park and that was $6 for a few hours.

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New York, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent food, just across the street from the Market in historic Downtown Charleston. I'm not a seafood fan, so I has the fried chicken. Excellent. My table companions could not stop gushing about how good their meals were too. So when you're done with your shopping in the Market, just pop across the street for an excellent meal, reasonably priced

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 99 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401-3152
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 843-723-5738

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?