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“Great location in Surfside” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bubba's Fish Shack

Bubba's Fish Shack
16 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
(843) 232-9798
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Melbourne, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great location in Surfside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The wait staff was very busy but still very nice. Food was quick
Quite a small place since it was too cold to sit outside. If you love
fried stuff this is the place

Visited April 2013
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Syracuse
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Apparently it never occurred to the people who run Bubba's Fish Shack to find out when the spring breakers arrive from the north. Under-staffed and under-supplied. (The people who rent the condos sure know which week it is - maybe Bubba can ask them from now on.) Aside from the hour+ wait, they were out of the heavily advertised PBR special, then the "Nattie Light", special, then Yuengling, then they're out of the pork BBQ...............well, you get the idea. I fell for the "all you can eat catfish" last year (okay if you have all night and can wait 1/2 hour between orders, even when you place a new order when the prior order is delivered) so I opted for the burger. Overpriced and substandard taste. No milk for the kids. There's just too many restaurants around to waste an evening at Bubba's - a restaurant that will be skipped on future vacations.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ferrum, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always A Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Bubba's Fish Shack is a must when we visit the beach! The people that complain of a wait have to realize that the place is not very large, so if you can't stand to wait a short time, go somewhere else! The food is always good, fresh, and hot! Great place for kids, as they can color on the ''table cloth''. Friendly staff & awesome manager! For the food, we suggest: Fried Pickle Nickles and Crab Cakes!
Give it a try, you'll love it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Flat rock, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This is a small kind of shabby restaurant at Surfside Beach but the food is excellent. The prices are reasonable and portions are almost to much. The night we went they were crazy busy but it was worth the wait. When I go on vacation to the beach I really don't care all that much for fine dining, just a place that has great seafood. This place fits perfectly for me.

Visited April 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Can you say "Yuckadoodle"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Dont waiste your time here. You could get better food at McDonalds. We had shrimp and oysters. The drinks were 15 minutes wait and the food was 30 minutes and it wasnt even busy. Yucky food and half cooked with cold fries. To top it off they had the nerve to serve me a wilted salad which i promptly sent back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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