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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%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (95 reviews)
“hush puppies” (131 reviews)
“fries” (179 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
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16 S Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575-3632
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the family out for the last night of vacation every one like the food! Awesome catfish the best I’ve ever had!

Thank philtnhunter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took the shuttle down to Surfside Beach. After soaking up some rays, I walked over here. The bartender Hillary was great, offering me a sample of a drink to make sure it wasn't too acidic. I hsd the boiled shrimp....very tasty! Great atmosphere, friendly...More

Thank Companion109528
Reviewed 1 week ago

ate there twice and food was great both times. Casual atmosphere. Waitress was very nice and worked real hard to give us great service.

Thank hematite2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe it was because we had experienced a hurricane the previous week, but average is the best score I can give Bubba's. I had the signature bar-b-que sandwich with baked beans & slaw. The beans were right out of a can, the bar-b-que was not...More

Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not four star, this place fills a hole cheaply, has decent staff & is mostly clean. I do recommend the hush puppies...stay away from the dump next door.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 September 2018 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 9 September 2018

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 7 September 2018 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 7 September 2018

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
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Maria N
21 August 2018|
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Response from Divine Dining M | Property representative |
Hi there, We are handicap accessible through our elevator. Please see the hostess first or place a call to the restaurant to ask a waitstaff member to send it down.
5 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene
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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