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Bubba's Fish Shack

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16 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
(843) 232-9798
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic

The food was great. We got the fried pickles and fried green tomatoes to start. Both were very good but not life altering as some reviews have mentioned. The popcorn shrimp was a hit and the hush puppies were pretty good as well. What I didn't like was the long wait. We arrived around 7:30pm and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
ochs27
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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418 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The food was great. We got the fried pickles and fried green tomatoes to start. Both were very good but not life altering as some reviews have mentioned. The popcorn shrimp was a hit and the hush puppies were pretty good as well. What I didn't like was the long wait. We arrived around 7:30pm and didn't get seated until... More 

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Inman, South Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Had the shrimp platter which was very good,and a lot of it. Hush puppies were a little sweet and the coleslaw the was very good. Good atmosphere and nice waitress.

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Danville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to eat!!! The portions are enormous and the food is fantastic!!!! I took my grandchildren there, ages 8 and 4, and they had a blast! Right across the street from our hotel. no wait. The food was hot when it arrived. Reasonably priced.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A little wait, but the line moved fairly quickly. We were concerned about everything being fried, but discovered we liked the Calabash style. The breading was not heavy so you could taste the seafood. We discovered later that most menu items could be prepared other ways but our waitress didn't explain that to us. My husband had a combination platter... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We always have to go to Bubba's a couple of time when we visit Surfside Beach. The food is hot, tasty, and served with a smile. Make sure to bring your artistic side to draw your crayon masterpiece on the table cover as you wait for your order!

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the food here very much! Try the oyster po' boy...delicious! The down side is that the restaurant is very small and it fills up fast.

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Happy Creek, VA
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent a week in Surfside Beach visiting with my Mother who spent 2 months in town and this was a place that she recommended to us. Needless to say we ate here 3 times over the course of the week and also stopped in for some cold cocktails while walking around town. Our first visit we... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The name really tells you what to expect. An extremely casual place just off the ocean, with simply prepared fish, shrimp, sandwiches and plenty of cold beer at fair prices. Not gourmet, just hot and good.

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ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

cole salad was not good but salad,grouper basket,orysters,fries were all good. riverccity near it has good good hamburgers.

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East Prairie, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food is lacking to say the least. The food tasted frozen and then fried. It was nothing special. I wouldn't bother coming here unless you want to be disappointed. The service was okay, but I'll give the be unify of the doubt hoping our waitress was just having a rough Monday.

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Additional Information about Bubba's Fish Shack

Address: 16 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
Phone Number: (843) 232-9798
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: (843) 232-9798

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?