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Bubba's Fish Shack

16 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
+1 843-232-9798
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“catfish” (95 reviews)
“hush puppies” (131 reviews)
“fries” (179 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place to eat driving through Surfside and a rainstorm was looming so we bolted into Bubba's not knowing what to expect. It was exactly what we hoped for. Great food, good prices. If anything the portions were a little too...More

Thank Abner L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a neat & authentic location! The server we had was very kind, and since we were from Canada and we had never had hush puppies she insisted we try them! They were so delicious. The food was delicious, the service was incredible & the...More

Thank CanadianKelsey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is not that great. Looks pretty cool with the nautical look, but the service was not that great and food was not good. My shrimp was over cooked, but by the time she came to check back everyone in my party had had their...More

Thank Sharyn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little dive. I got the all you can eat catfish and it comes with fries and hush puppies.....even though the fries and puppies are great don't waste your time eating them, focus on the catfish. Literally this is the best catfish...More

Thank SupportPolice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is fried and heavily battered at that. Arrived at 5:30PM or so-no happy hour. Bottles of beer only, averaging $4. No reason to travel anymore than a few blocks for this joint's fare. Frozen calamari, shrimp & oysters. Want something fresh, go elsewhere. This...More

Thank CPPat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flounder and grouper basket were good, onion rings were perfect. Hush puppies were fair but they need to add onions to mix to add moisture to them.

Thank Larry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I last reviewed Bubba's a few years ago for their lunch offerings. This year we stopped in for lunch and dinner on the same day, the last Friday in August. Once again, their shrimp Po' boy was good, although not nearly as good as is...More

1  Thank MS1Timonium_MD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big fan of bubbas, because other places offer similar selections of fried food. What comes up short is non fried meal options. So if your party is okay with greasy food, you should be fine. I opted for a salad. In previewing the...More

1  Thank Gracelhink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place for dinner in the middle of the week It certainly looked interesting from the outside with all the rough wood We climbed the stairs and were told it would be about a 20 minute wait but we decided to wait at...More

1  Thank Gil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside looks very beachy, like a shack. Climb the stairs to get to the restaurant/bar with inside and outside seating. Flies were all over our outside table, so I'd recommend inside. The shrimp and fries were pretty good, but nothing special. The beer was...More

Thank Kim W
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Maria N
August 21, 2018|
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Response from Diana R | Reviewed this property |
Elevator is available with notice
September 5, 2017|
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Response from abelmom | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we didn't go early in evenings.
Rhonda E
August 20, 2016|
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Response from Beth G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I am sure you could email and ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Surfside Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 843-232-9798
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