We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bubba's Fish Shack

16 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
(843) 232-9798
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Write a Review

277 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
    125
    92
    46
    8
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Concord
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Topeka, Kansas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kingsport, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, WV
Senior Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pikeville, Kentucky
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Pauls, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The meal wasn't bad, not the greatest but not too bad either. The shrimp was a little over cooked. The fish just right, will eat there the next time I'm in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Garland, Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Enjoyed the location, right across from the resort. Enjoyed the catfish buffet. The fish was very tasty! Family friendly atmosphere is very important to us. We plan to visit Bubba's on our next stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bubba's Fish Shack also viewed

Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 
Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
Surfside Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Bubba's Fish Shack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bubba's Fish Shack, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing