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Bubba's Fish Shack

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16 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
(843) 232-9798
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was great. Waitstaff was excellent. Would recommend to anyone in the area. Ocean breeze and no wait.

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Thank David C
Frackville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped across the street for lunch, the service was wonderful! If you like Calabash style fried seafood this is as good as it gets!

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Thank George S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family is here on vacation for two weeks. We decided to try out a new seafood restaurant and came upon this one. Parking lots was packed so this gave us a hint that the food must be great. We had only a five minute wait and generally it's much longer. There were settings out on the porch, but we... More 

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Thank Mary C
Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is rustic and is on the main strip in Surfside Beach. The wait staff is friendly. There is some outdoor seating, but given the August heat, we dined inside. The fresh fish catch was so fresh and delicious. The fried oysters were delicious. I definitely would go back for a quick, very casual lunch.

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Rustburg, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a big fried seafood platter last night, we were looking for somewhere close by offering something light for lunch. We both got the chicken chopped salad, which was a large portion of not so fresh iceberg lettuce, a few tomato quarters, couple of red onion rings, thick cucumber slices, shredded cheddar cheese, croutons, a lot of bacon bits and... More 

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Thank VirginiaGal08
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was not my first visit to Bubba's, not will it be my last. The food is "to die for," with seafood being cooked to the point of excellence! This time I had the fried oyster poboy sandwich (which is easily enough for two people), home fries & Cole slaw. All the food was so fresh! Altho Bubba's is across... More 

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Thank carnes9557
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like fried seafood, this is the place to go. I had the fried clam basket and a side of hush puppies. The hush puppies were the best I have ever had. The clams were tasty but maybe not as good as the ones I have had in Massachusetts. It was actually too much food for me so I... More 

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat on the porch. The pickles were great, the hush puppies were exceptional, and the beer was cold. We ordered peel and eat shrimp. It was really good.

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Thank CS124578
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fun place to eat! The decor is very rustic/fun/maritime. Front porch swings to hang out on in case you have to wait. Food is delicious (don't come looking for healthy low cal fare!). Service is extremely fast and friendly. Sautéed mussels with garlic were amazing. We will be back!

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Thank Sandra F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bubba's is a regular stop for our family on every vacation to Surfside. It's a complete beach shack, and never disappoints! Service and food are excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: (843) 232-9798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?