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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
KDSoccer2
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Huntington, West Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Wallingford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Delicious seafood and perfect sweet tea! Service was right on time. Bubbas is the right place to relax over from your sunburn!

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Huntington, West Virginia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Hartsville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Tried this place on a spur of the moment thing and was not disappointed. Excellent crab cakes---almost all crab and very little bread crumbs. Sauce served alongside was spicy and good! Only thing I didn't like was the side salad being served in a basket with paper on the bottom. It's a little hard to cut up a salad in... More 

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Middletown
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bubba' sis a casual, friendly restaurant with servers dressed as fishermen ply their trade. We enjoyed a fried flounder platter with fries and cold slaw. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful, greaseless flounder and fries without any after taste the fish was light and plentiful. A companion raved about the clam chowder he had prior to the entree. The... More 

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VA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I kinda wish I had gone somewhere else for a meal, and come back here later for some drinks. Nothing was wrong, I just think maybe I could have picked a better place to have fresh fish. Fish and fries where just OK, nothing special. Hush pups were good. I saw some folks eating impressive-looking salads. Service was great. Menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Absolutely love the atmosphere in this place. Every time we stop in it feels like going to a friend's house. Service is awesome and fried green tomatoes on a po boy... yummy! Will be back in a month!

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

seafood right at the ocean and pier of surfside beach; building looks just like an old fish shack; food is good and moderate prices

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Severna Park, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Casual southern seafood that is really good. Do not miss jalapeño dip on calamari! Not real hot so do not be afraid.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not much to say except that if you like fried food...it's just OK. Wait staff were friendly...atmosphere is old wood floors, table cloth was brown paper, beer was cold, It's cheap, quick and a little greasy. There are a lot better places to go....

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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?