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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
16 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 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...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank SewFine802
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank Nikkiolai12303
Reviewed 19 April 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...More

Thank Yanksfan42
Reviewed 19 April 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...More

Thank Lindsey W
Reviewed 18 April 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
Reviewed 17 April 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
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Good food! Entertaining servers! We were asked trivia questions about the movie, Forrest Gump. Our prize was free napkins and ice water. Overall a great experience. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank kwrnsmn
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6 September 2017|
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Response from abelmom | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we didn't go early in evenings.
Rhonda E
20 August 2016|
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Response from Beth G | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I am sure you could email and ask
Sandra L
20 August 2015|
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Response from Debi C | Reviewed this property |
Bubba's is great at accommodating your needs. Best to ask the staff about something that important. I totally recommend the crab cakes, large and delish!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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