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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 128
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  • 63
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  • 44
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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
Good kid friendly resturant

We were shopping in the market and looked for somewhere to eat. My kids saw people hula hooping so we stopped. I Noticed it was Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and decided to give it a try. The kids loved it, food and service were very good, the host/hostess no clue about seating were or how, so we spoke up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Lawrence S
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were shopping in the market and looked for somewhere to eat. My kids saw people hula hooping so we stopped. I Noticed it was Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and decided to give it a try. The kids loved it, food and service were very good, the host/hostess no clue about seating were or how, so we spoke up even... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fresh seafood and fun atmosphere, friendly staff. Actually worth the long 40 minute wait. Great location as well.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The only good thing was the cocktail, slow service ( and it wasn't busy so no excuse) food mediocre at best. Plenty of better choices nearby. Very disappointing.

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Upstate SC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I split this and it was amazing. I was very impressed with how it was cooked and the flavor. I'd get it again in a heartbeat!

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited Bubba Gumps on Saturday afternoon and the place was not very busy. We waited 40 minutes for our food. No one ordered anything that should have taken extra time to prepare. There was nothing special about the food. I had the fish and chips and it was just OK. Wait staff needs to

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Poole, United Kingdom
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171 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As it was a little chilly we sat indoors and had excellent service. We ordered a starter each, onions strings and calamari, and then shared the Seafood feast. We should have also shared the starter as the portions are massive. Food tasty and hot, wine chill dan every reasonable. Recommended

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Okay, this is a chain and it has a huge menu with lots of the typical fried/steamed/grilled shrimp and fish items. But it also has a lot of more specialty seafood dishes. We had one (I forget the name of it) that was shrimp in a wonderful sauce with cheese over rice and it was really good. I sort of... More 

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Hellfire Corner
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18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Others have rated the meals - we had three different plates and each was somewhere between excellent and good. The server knew how to work the table but he was also very efficient and pleasant; a bit of personality with which to interact. In the middle of the market area, Bubba Gump is a good spot day or evening for... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

OK seafood, but capitalizing on Tom Hanks more than offering high quality. You can get the same flavor for a lot less at dozens of other area seafood restaurants.

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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Food at Bubba Gump's was Excellent! We had an excellent waiter (Jeff) and we never wanted for anything....he was always there with a smile and willing to get anything we wanted. If you like Seafood, then you will Love Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.! It is in a very popular area of Charleston, S.C., so be prepared to walk a... More 

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