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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 204
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  • 231
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  • 155
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  • 79
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  • 50
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good

Was pleasantly surprised by the great tasting dishes we had. The fried chicken was really juicy and delicious and the Mahi Mahi was very good as well..the service was fast and friendly, our waiter was very helpful. Again pleasantly surprised by a chain restaurant..the only issue I have would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Steph-Mike_Porcelli
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised by the great tasting dishes we had. The fried chicken was really juicy and delicious and the Mahi Mahi was very good as well..the service was fast and friendly, our waiter was very helpful. Again pleasantly surprised by a chain restaurant..the only issue I have would be all the cheesy props from Forrest Gump...(yes I know it's... More 

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Landstuhl, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Disappointing pretty much sums it up. Service was terrible but the food was worse. we all orders feast platters $20+ and got a few pieces of shrimp on top of a bed of fries and lettuce to make it look like a lot. Honestly, I could have gotten double the amount from a Flounder combo at Long Johns Silvers and... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is really not that good, it is just a tourist trap..people see the name and think it will be good. I have tried it twice and it just isn't good. They are always busy though because people want to eat here. I would not waste my time standing around when there are so many other restaurants!

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Thank Karen H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my wife were in Charleston for a couple of days and decided to try Bubba Gump. The customer service was awesome. We didn't wait in line and were seated immediately upon arrival which is a plus. Our think our waiter's name was Amerio. His customer service was grade A. He went above and beyond to make our meal... More 

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Grobbendonk, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here in october 2015. I love Bubba Gump's and try them where ever I come in the USA. The restaurant was almost empty, think only 5 or 6 tables where occupied. Hostess was not superfriendly but did here job. Sadly enough the waiter made my experience misserable. He was so brisk in a negative way. Every time he... More 

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mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Shrimp Scampi and it was delicious. Service was lacking. For the few people on the off season the waitresses weren't busy, one was texting on her cell phone. Heard one voice micro-managing. Sounds like they could use less micro-managing and some enthusiastic managing! Would go again for the delicious food. Kudos to the cook!

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Thank tompMn
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here as we could sit outside. Close to the market and great to watch people and horse drawn carriages passing by. Lots of shrimp on menu as you would expect, but also have several nine shrimp choices. Food was very nice, staff polite and helpful, fun lunch.

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Thank Sparkie154
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten at this Bubba Gump's several times, but on this visit came with a large group. Service was pretty good. Food was tasty as always. Bubba Gump's is always a fun atmosphere.

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Thank Amy E
Toledo, Ohio
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rarely go to chain restaurants but tried this because of the name. It's right by the market in the center of everything. I actually went here twice on this vacation both times for lunch. On my first visit I had the Jambalaya and the second visit She Crab Bisque and New Orleans Shrimp. Reasonably priced and neither time was... More 

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Thank ray h
Asheboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Charleston is rich in seafood restaurant's, but I had to visit Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co.!!!!! It was all I expected and more!! Our waiter helped in the decision making shrimp trio and hushpuppies and they were the best ever!!! Don't visit Charleston without eating there!!! PLEASE!!! You won't regret it!!!!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?