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Bubba's Fish Shack

16 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
(843) 232-9798
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The overall experience was great. Was told the wait would be 45 minutes and it was about 25. We got our food in excellent timing. The price was reasonable.

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Quantico, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great location near the pier at Surfside Beach. Enjoyable walk from most anywhere on the beach - and worth it. The "ambience" is authentic coastal Carolina - laid back but very friendly. Great place for the kids too. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. We had the fried oysters, shrimp, fish, and a burger and it was all... More

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Concord
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Been here two years in a row,and was very satisfied both times.Only negative I can think of is the wait,but anywhere in peak season between 6 and 8,youre gonna wait.Food is damn good.Catfish,fried oyster app is awesome.Lightly breaded so you can actually taste the food.Service was above average,but place was slammed.Gonna be a "go to" restaurant for me from now... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate dinner at Bubba's one evening while on vacation. We ordered the catfish and weren't disappointed - it was delicious. We were glad that our waitress suggested it. The service was fast and the servers were very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was fun and casual.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Within walking distance of our hotel, we ate here three times during a week vacation. The food is excellent--not a buffet--and in our eyes, that is a very good thing. The price is reasonable. Get there early, because they are busy!

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Charleston, WV
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ate outside on second floor. Ordered from the appetizer menu hushpuppies, fried green tomatoes & popcorn shrimp. Loved the food!

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went around 5:30 and didn't have a long wait. The place was packed. We had a great waitress. She answered every question, have suggestions when asked, kept our drinks filled and most of all friendly. We got fried pickles, blackened grouper, fried shrimp and everything was great. They only complaint was it was warm inside.

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great casual dining. Hands down the best catfish ever. We've been visiting for several years on vacation and we keep coming back. The calamari is great as well as the shrimp and clams. There may be a short wait for dinner during peak season but it's worth the wait.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Mostly fried options but I got the grouper and asked for it to be blackened and it was very good. Fried baskets were reasonably priced but still plentiful. Peel and eat shrimp were pricier but were excellent. Service was excellent. Only complaint was that the restaurant was very warm inside.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Directly across the road from SBR and a view of the ocean while you eat. Shrimp platter was great and plenty to satisfy your appetite. Very interesting setting with inside or outside dining. Staff were fast and very courteous. If staying at SBR you also get a discount on meals.

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