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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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  • 157
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    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 61
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  • 44
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Went for lunch today. We ate in the outdoor space. Our group had several types of their shrimp all were good, the artichoke dip was good, I didn't try the cheeseburgers but my sister liked it. The kids menu shrimp was a large portion for my son. Our waitress was very friendly, and they have a sign... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Jess-Levi
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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564 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greenville, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a great time visiting Charleston last month, and this was a favorite stop! We enjoyed their patio seating as we had our four-legged friend along for the day. The food was excellent, the staff was friendly, and everyone talked to and befriended our puppy.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch today. We ate in the outdoor space. Our group had several types of their shrimp all were good, the artichoke dip was good, I didn't try the cheeseburgers but my sister liked it. The kids menu shrimp was a large portion for my son. Our waitress was very friendly, and they have a sign on your table... More 

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Wisconsin
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were seated very quickly, and had good service. The food was alright. My salad was pretty much all lettuce and nothe much shrimp. My son's dinner wasn't correct but the manager came out to apologizero and the correct order was brought. They even comped his dinner which was nice. I just felt for the price it could have been... More 

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Corydon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate here tonight. They told us we would have at least a 45 minute wait. We did have to wait that long. Finally, we were seated outside. At one point I went inside to the ladies room. It is located upstairs. I noticed that only about half of the downstairs tables were being used and none of the upstairs... More 

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Oak Ridge
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

This was at a good location—downtown Charleston—right next to the City Straw Market and other shops across the street. The service was nice. (Just so you know, my friend ate at the Noisy Oyster and got very sick from food poisoning)

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The play on the theme of forest gump here is great. My kids love it. the staff is wonderful. The food is great. Seemed to be a little on the pricey side but well worth the experience. It is a must when the family goes to charleston.

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Boone, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

DON"T eat at Bubba Gumps in Charleston,SC...Poor service, I ordered a salad when it came it was 80% lettuce...This place is highly overated !! t

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We heard that they had the best hushpuppies in the world. How can you resist a visit? After being seated, we were left alone for fifteen minutes. We finally got the attention of a person and she turned out to be the manager. We gave her our order. Our food was fine, but nothing exceptional. We were there at 11:30,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I love the Bubba Gump restaurant in New York so much that I recommended this restaurant to my family when I went to visit them in Charleston South Carolina. I love their shrimp dishes & one of the fun things about eating at this restaurant was that they did a trivia of the "Forrest Gump" movie while you wait for... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a fun restaurant with decent food. I love the concept of the red and green "Run Forest" sign on the tables. If you want a waiter/waitress to stop at your table turn your sign to green...great idea. The food is just OK and there is usually at least an hour wait.

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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?