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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
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Soggy fries, Luke warm hush puppies, microscopic popcorn shrimp. Most everything is fried with no broiled options. Had better close by.

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Thank TheGrillGy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place for families and friends. The food is fresh, the fish hot, and not ever greasy. 99% success rate...if there's ever a problem, and it's a rarity, they are fast to fix it. My family LOVES the catfish and fried green tomatoes... grouper, calimari and flounder are also superbly cooked to order. They also grill your order upon... More 

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Thank MBgma66
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I found Bubba's by chance one afternoon while driving around Myrtle Beach. We love Bubba's food, staff & decor. Even if you don't eat seafood, you'll find something on the menu to tickle your taste buds. Love the fried green tomatoes & the mussels.

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Thank Walter H
CHESTER
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A few feet from our resort, Surfside Beach and Resort. Very friendly staff, good food and prices, fast service. Always come here every time we go to the beach at Surfiside. In the five years of coming here, never a problem.

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Thank Kevin H
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting family in NC this Summer and during July 4th weekend at Myrtle Beach my girlfriend and I thought we would explore the local bars and restaurants. Luckily, we found this gem. Amazing decor, very helpful service and above all, I fell in love with the pickle nickels.

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Thank Liam C
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Eat here all the time as locals. Staff is great atmosphere is great you get crayons for kids and the waitress took our son to get some candy the last time. This is a must for your seafood fill in Surfside.

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Thank Coolmattguy
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

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Thank Roger I
Parkersburg
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

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Thank 718crandalll
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 

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Thank Michael D
South Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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?