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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 148
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  • 71
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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
shrimp and macoroni

food was average different but taste was average. our waiter was supose to do forrest gump triva but turned out to be 2 questions that were no brainers. but it is in historic downtown and has awesome scenery

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Tj M
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy my stay when I visit! Middle of town, not too far from shopping! Not far from the fountain park and piers either!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love shrimp. The first thing I look for on any dinner menu (lunch, too, if it is offered) is a jumbo shrimp cocktail for an appetizer. So you can understand why my wife and I chose to have lunch on three occasions at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company at 99 South Market Street during our recent five-day stay in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

food was average different but taste was average. our waiter was supose to do forrest gump triva but turned out to be 2 questions that were no brainers. but it is in historic downtown and has awesome scenery

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited Bubba Gumps while vacationing in Charleston to redeem Landry Select points we were about to lose. We asked to be seated outside and our request was granted. That was pretty much the only positive to the visit. No one came to greet nor serve us so we had to go to the bar to ask for service. Appetizer... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Even though this was a little over what we'd spend going out to eat it was worth every penny! The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic! Wish there was one closer to us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We enjoyed the shrimp Po Boy and Mama's fried chicken. Bathrooms were upstairs, so kind of inconvenient. No parking to speak of, so you need to be staying close or using the trolley.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When my friends two young children got hungry, we all headed down into the heart of Charleston. Right off the Market, we found Bubba Gump. It was the right time and the right place to go with young kids who were hungry and getting a little feisty. The service was spot on, and the food came out quickly. I had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Although this is a chain, this was our first time eating here. We enjoyed the memorabilia and the atmosphere and the food was pretty good as well. I would rather have eaten at one of Charleston's outstanding seafood restaurants, but time was limited and this was close to the Market and convenient. Our server was friendly and kept our drinks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was incredibly greasy. In Charleston there are so many seafood joints around that offer fresh seafood, I would suggest going there instead. Also, the meals were very expensive for quantity and quality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Took a short weekend trip to Charleston and decided to eat here. First time for us both. Very fun atmosphere and very friendly, knowledgeable staff. The food was really good but the portions were smaller than expected. The alcoholic drinks were good but pricey. If you come, expect to pay a good bit. Nice for the experience though.

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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, 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?