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Bubba's Fish Shack

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16 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
+1 843-232-9798
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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41 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here twice while staying in Surfside Beach, as it was walking distance from our house. The service was great, and we enjoyed the crab cake sandwich, bbq dinner, and the chicken strips. It had a fun atmosphere and was family friendly.

Thank Rennyla
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm only writing this review to save others from our mistake. Believe me when I say "don't get the crab cakes"! They are all filler with a small amount of claw meat & awful seasonings that I couldn't identify. It's texture was mushy & it was inedible. I had asked the waiter before ordering & he said it had no... More 

Thank Mary B
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, great food. We come to Surfside once a year and server remembered us from last year. Love the pickle nickels!

Thank Shelley J
Rutland, Vermont
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the reviews I was excited to try this restaurant. While the food was just ok, the service was outstanding. Rachel was my server. I ordered the calamari and caesar salad to start. Calamari was delicious. Coating was light and crispy. The caesar salad was described as having 'lots of romaine greens' but it was actually iceberg. Definitely a... More 

Thank SewFine802
Buford, Georgia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere was amazing. Good seafood restaurant with yummy drinks & friendly employees!! Handicap accessible by way of a lift that was great for my husband. Other restaurants in the area are not as welcoming to people who are handicapped!

Thank mdgg1219
Albany, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on the reviews and am disappointed. I am sitting here in the restaurant waiting on the check writing the review and wondering how others loved this place for the seafood? We had a drink at the bar. Cranberry vodka ($6) and bottle of sams ($4). The bartender was super quick and extremely nice. 5 stars. Seated... More 

Thank Nikkiolai12303
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Three of us ordered the fried flounder platter and none of us could eat it. It was the worst fish I have ever had. I had fried flounder a few days prior from another restaurant and it didn't compare. My daughter ordered the fried shrimp which I tried and was good and so was the hush puppies and coleslaw. But... More 

Thank Yanksfan42
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

We took a chance on this place even considering it was a 30 minute drive for us. We did so based on the reviews but I certainly didn't understand the hype when we arrived. The atmosphere is fun and our server was friendly but that's really all of the positive things I can say. If you travel with children that... More 

Thank Lindsey W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Within walking distance of the condo/apt. we stayed in. A definite plus to not have to get out into the traffic

Thank Michelle M
Dayton, Ohio
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Walked from our hotel to here. Very casual. Hillary was very nice wait staff! The fried green tomatoes were a little greasy. The shrimp basket was good/fresh.

Thank Susan K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?