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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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  • 167
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 11
    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
Fun atmosphere, good food

Met friends here for a late lunch. Food was good. I had the shrimp basket, hubby had blackened grouper, other entrees were catfish platter and a chicken basket. Since we had heard how good the hush puppies were we ordered a basket of 10 to share. Puppies were ok but nothing special. I've had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
natslive
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Elkridge, MD
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Pittsburgh, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Bubba's is right across the street from our hotel. Good food, great prices and friendly service. We had the steamed shrimp and pulled pork barbecue with fries on day for dinner and had the shrimp and cheeseburger with onion rings for lunch another day. All were delicious!! The hushpuppies for an appetizer were great as well!!

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Elkridge, MD
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Met friends here for a late lunch. Food was good. I had the shrimp basket, hubby had blackened grouper, other entrees were catfish platter and a chicken basket. Since we had heard how good the hush puppies were we ordered a basket of 10 to share. Puppies were ok but nothing special. I've had better at a number of places.... More 

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Mooresboro
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Nice shacky place across from hotel, food is fresh and hot and fried oysters were excellent! They fry everything except the salad, but sooo good!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

I am fortunate to visit this area once or twice a year. My first stop is always Bubba's. The seafood baskets I have tried have always been delicious. The home made hushpuppies and coleslaw top off the fried fish perfectly. Always have had great service. This isn't for the fancy diner, this place is laid back and comfortable with a... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

good food friendly staff great service different atmosphere nothing fancy at all but fun. Enjoyed the catfish and ribs. No complaints and would recommend

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jennayd
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

LOVE this place. It's mostly fried, but always quality. Baskets are good value. Appetizers good too. Atmosphere is quirky.. definitely an acquired taste. Butcher paper on tables, paper towel rolls instead of napkins. GET HERE EARLY, especially during the busy season. Dinner crowd picks up between 430 and 5.

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Sycamore, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stopped for dinner with a group of (4) people. Atmosphere was mostly families. Kind of your noisy basic bar type place. Food was pretty decent for the buck. My first experience with fried pickles. They were quite salty(can't compare or say this is the norm) but with good flavor. The fried green tomatoes were pretty greasy but again good flavor.... More 

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Lexington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had heard how good this place was prior to going. Comments were correct. Went here during the week, and were told it would be a 15 minute wait. we went to the bar, and had just ordered our drinks, when we were told our table was ready. My husband an grandson ordered catfish, one of their specialties, and both said... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We ate at Bubba's twice during our weeklong stay - we could walk there and walk home. Loved it! Saturday night was super crowded but we got seats at the bar right away and ate dinner there. The next time we were there, we did the same! The crabcakes (appetizer or meal) were really good

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Huntington, West Virginia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Wasn't overly impressed with this menu as the majority of their offerings are fried. They did offer and all you can eat catfish dinner for $15 which I thought was a pretty good deal. If you're looking for fried fish and this would be the place to go. However if you're looking for a more healthy alternative, you might pass... More 

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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?