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Bubba's Fish Shack

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$$ - $$$
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16 South Ocean Boulevard, Surfside Beach, SC
+1 843-232-9798
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with the crab cakes. They came out cold the fries tasted still raw. The service wasn't up to speed all girls were talking about going home because the place was so dead. The cook was emptying trash right beside the bar were we were eating and brought out of the kitchen a bag of grease that had a fowl... More 

Thank Roger I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Bubba's Fish Shack because the room key for Surfside Beach Resort gave us a 10% discount. One of the resort's desk staff had mentioned that the seafood was very good if you liked fried food, as that is all they serve. The portions were very generous. The grouper and shrimp were not at all greasy and had... More 

Thank 718crandalll
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our short vacation to the SC Grand Strand area we looked for a casual seafood restaurant that wasn't a buffet. Bubba's fit the bill. The food was tasty, especially the crab cakes that my daughter and I both ordered but our sweet potato fries was on the cool side. My wife really enjoyed her fried flounder which was a... More 

Thank Michael D
South Haven, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Google recommended this restaurant as gluten free friendly. You would have to have salad or fish cooked special for your gluten free diet. They are not familiar with what gluten free really is. So, I would worry about cross contamination.

Thank 867candyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy fresh fried fish in a Southern Beach atmosphere then Bubba's is the place for you. Very informal and yes if you want something grilled instead of fried you can indeed get it.

Thank LJinSC
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bubba's is located ls locatated right across from the Surfside Beach Resort. The restaurant is casual and moderately priced. Be aware that you have to be able to walk up to the second floor where the restaurant is located. THere are 2 handicapped parking spots. THe staff was super friendly and very efficient. My husband had the barbecue and I... More 

Thank Dan M
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my oldest friend to Bubba's today and as usual had a fabulous meal.I chose the blackened grouper sandwich and my wife and friend John chose the Flounder baskets.We had a Bubba shrimp starter and on top of the great meal we got a wonderful welcome from Hilary who has served us a number of times in previous years.Our trips... More 

Thank DavidRoberts33
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very rude staff. Bartender has no personality no charm and is rude. So at another time we eat at the table and the server is rude as well. It's just so horrible work environment that they must act that way. And they don't care. That's not an off day, that's just normal every day conduct. I've been in other times... More 

Boiling Springs, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I got to Myrtle Beach late and after getting our camper set up went in search of a fish place. We found Bubba's and split a catfish platter. The filets were HUGE and tasty. Some of the best I've ever had. The portions were huge. We could only finish off one filet between us and that normally... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good quick food, good atmosphere, nice relaxing, casual environment. Had the poboy sandwich and fries. Very good

Thank Teresa A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: +1 843-232-9798

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