Bubba's Fish Shack - Surfside Beach Restaurants & American Restaurant Reviews

Bubba's Fish Shack

American Restaurant in Surfside Beach

Bubba's Fish Shack
Serves all you can eat fried catfish. Also serves shrimp, BBQ, grouper, clams and many other dishes. Hours: Daily at 11:00 am.
Bubba's Fish Shack
16 S Ocean Blvd
Surfside Beach
843-232-9798
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 49 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Bubba's Fish Shack

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-22-2014
Rillton, Pennsylvania

Make it a point to go to Bubbas every year...LOVE the pickle nickels, they are the best I have ever had! Love the grouper...atmosphere is great!
ref: 27757

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-02-2013
Wickcliffe, Ohio

This place is a great value for the money. My wife and I were recently on vacation, and we had dinner with some friends there. My wife had the catfish dinner,which was excellent,great portion size!!! I had one of the pork barbecue dinners,which was very good!! Friendly help, great atmosphere make this place a must !!!!!!!!!
ref: 26673

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-01-2013
Waxhaw, North Carolina

This was our second visit to Bubba's. The wait staff was friendly, our service efficient and the food delicious. Moderately priced just a bonus! We'll be back again soon.
ref: 26667

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:01-28-2013
Lexington, Kentucky

My family has vacationed at Myr Bch for 30 years. We discovered Bubba's around 2003 and now we go once for the fried flounder, topped with shredded lettuce, fried green tomato and tartar sauce on sour dough bread, Yum. And a second time to make dinner of appetizers. I urge you to try the shrimp in chili sauce. My non seafood loving mother even enjoys it with me. I love setting on the front deck looking out to the ocean.
ref: 26312

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:10-19-2012
Hillsville, Virginia

Wonderful fried green tomatoes, oyster poboys are awesome and all round good service and great food. Found this place last year and either went in or got take out 2 or 3 times that week of vacation and couldn't wait to get back this year. Will be here 3 weeks this time, first one almost over, but looking forward to my next trip to Bubbas!!
ref: 26095

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-15-2012
Great Mills, Maryland

I'll make it quick - great food, excellent service
ref: 25981

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:One Star
Posted:06-15-2012
Aroda, Virginia

We eat here every year and it is great!!!!!!!
ref: 25324

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-30-2012
San Antonio, TE

During our Vietnam reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC, I stopped and ate at Bubba's Fish Shack and I noitced that they served "fried green tomatoes" and had only heard of them in the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" and decided to try them. I was extremely pleased with the service there and I really like the "fried green tomatoes" which was a first for me. Manny - San Antonio Area Sky Soldier/173rd Airborne Brigade.
ref: 25214

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-06-2012
Conway, South Carolina

At the time we went they had "all you can eat catfish". Well it was mostly all you can eat potatos. Not much catfish, and it was difficult to obtain more. Won't be going back. If you advertise "all you can eat" honor it. Obviously potatoes are cheaper than catfish! Too bad, it has a nice location, but the food just doesn't live up to the hype.
ref: 25069

Food:Four Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-19-2012
Dry Fork, Virginia

Everytime we are in Myrtle Beach we go to Bubba's. We like the food and the price is right. Lunch specials are good too. The service is pretty good, but they do get busy and it is noisy. Get there early. We will be back.
ref: 24982

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-04-2012
Roxboro, North Carolina

Not impressed at all. Expected a raw and steam bar to have steamed oysters. Ordered the shrimp basket which was mostly French fries. Waitress was uninterested. First time visiting and unfortunately there won't be a second time.
ref: 24597

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-20-2011
Hamilton, Ohio

The food was very good and the service we got was friendly and very good. For a small restaurant this is a great place if you want informal, good food and good service.
ref: 24023

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-16-2011
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

A nice place, good staff & food.
ref: 23991

Food:One Star
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-04-2011
Wernersville, Pennsylvania

This was our first time at Bubba's and it will be our last. Two of us had the fried Flounder Basket and one had the blackened Flounder Basket. The fish portion was quite small for the price and, quite frankly, not very good. I can't speak about the other food options, but won't return because of how consistantly small and unappealing our fish was. On the positive side, our server was very friendly, polite and helpful.
ref: 23866

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-04-2011
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This place is great! They have the best Catfish we have ever had (and believe me, we have had catfish from a lot of places)! The atmosphere is great! The service is wonderful. We love our servers Kim and Patty. As far as restaurants go, this place has the best service I have ever witnessed and you get a lot of value for the buck! You can get a great lunch during the week at a wonderful price!
ref: 23577

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-19-2011
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

If you are looking for elegant dining and candlelight don't go. This is a rustic dining place. That being said - we loved it! There are 3 kids, 11, 10 and 4, with us. We didn't have to be on pins and needles worrying if they were too loud (actually well behaved during dinner). Food was good and reasonably priced. I think this will be a "must go" when we come back again. Waitress was very friendly. Just as the 11 yr old asked when the food was coming there it was (about 10 min).
ref: 23355

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-04-2011
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Love bubbas, eat every friday nite of our vacation. Mostly fried foods, but it is a fish shack. Miss the dollar cups of beer they had years ago. See ya in august..
ref: 23165

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-29-2011
Fairmont, West Virginia

This place is so great. We only go to Myrtle once a year, and this is the ONLY place we eat at twice. Best oysters anywhere and fried pickles and green tomatoes are to die for. Great service inside or out on the deck. Sure the place is "rustic" but in no way dangerous. In fact, one of the cleanest places we dine in. If it wasn't they wouldnt have an "A" rating from MB health department on the front door. Give them a try, I doubt if you will be disappointed unless you go expecting a 5 star dining experience. If you want that, go to Ruth Cris steak house and spend a couple hundred dollars. Lighten up people, remember its a vacation.
ref: 22752

Food:Two Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:One Star
Posted:04-22-2011
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

the only excellent mark was far length of time to be served. Should tell you something, Noisy--poorly maintained building-fan sounded like it was about to blow up. Would be scared to eat there. Have eaten there before and food is so so and overpriced, but the view is nice. Will probably not be back, expected better maintained building from the Devine Group. Most of their buildings are not too scary to enter.
ref: 22436

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-25-2011
Hinckley, Ohio

Loved Bubba's. Stayed at Surfside Beach and wanted to stay away from franchise restaurants. Bubba's is authentic. Service is great. Food was fresh and outstanding. Will certainly return there next year.
ref: 21935

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-15-2010
Fairmont, West Virginia

Can't say enough good things about Bubba's. Great place, great service and great food. We only get the fried green tomatoes and the oyster basket, but thats all you need. In the summer, sit on the deck and enjoy the ocean just across the street. Absolutely yummy. Please check it out.
ref: 21272

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-19-2010
York, Pennsylvania

I hate oysters, but once a year I MUST have fried oysters from Bubba's. They are perfectly fried on the outside and buttery on the inside. My husband loves the catfish. Great hushpuppies too. Gotta love a place I can feed my family of 5 for less than $60 including tip (and have enough leftovers for lunch the next day.
ref: 20753

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-31-2010
Spartanburg, South Carolina

What a great place off of the beaten path! The hubby and I wanted fish, but not one of those awful all-you-can-eat places. Well, this was it! Granted we were there early, 4:00 PM, so we beat the dinner crowd, but I'm sure even then the atmosphere would be excellent. We had the Fried Green Tomato Appetizer. I had the Grouper Basket and my husband had the Flounder Platter. The service and food was wonderful. We each had two PBR's! The total without tax or tip was $32.89. If you're in the are be sure to check this place out. It can't be beat!
ref: 20535

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-20-2010
Cincinnati, Ohio

This place is awsome. Food is very well priced. Great enviroment. We will be back again!
ref: 20333

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-17-2010
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This is the 2nd time we've eaten here. We had BBQ the first time and it was GREAT !!! Today, my husband had it and said it seems a bit mushy but still had a good flavor. I had the Flouder Basket and it was delicious. For the money, I think the prices are pretty good. Going out to eat isn't cheap these days so the value here is good. Actually, no complaints. The waitresses both times have been really friendly and gave good service!
ref: 19802

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-23-2010
Fishers, Indiana

Not impressed. Waited 1 hour to be seated. Hostess was not friendly and waitress the same. I got the impression the staff was overworked, underpaid and not appreciated. They did not look happy. Add to that paper cup, paper towels for napkins, plastic forks so flimsy you cannot cut fish with them and no knives, plastic or otherwise. Filled our drinks once and we were all emplty by the time we were half way through our meal and no waitress in sight. Food was ok but no way sensational. I would not return again.
ref: 19495

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-08-2010
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We always look forward to eating at Bubba's each year on vacation! Love the food, atmosphere (crayon initials on the walls and butcher paper tables) and the prices! The little hushpuppies with the honey butter is delish! Great for kids!
ref: 19258

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-05-2010
Edgefield, South Carolina

This is a great place for a casual meal without all the fuss of getting dressed up while at the beach. The food is as delicious as any Murrel's Inlet seafood restaurant and the price is much less. We had a precious waitress named Lori that took care of our every need. I highly recommend Bubba's.
ref: 19226

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-31-2010
Augusta, Georgia

Had lunch...shrimp po boy and fried grouper basket. Po boy shrimp were popcorn shrimp, but plentiful. Cole slaw had an unusual taste..not my favorite. Husband's grouper was good. the best part of thsi restaurant is the decor. Lots of fishing memorabilia hanging from ceiling and on walls.Neat ceiling fans connected by a belt. Waitress friendly. Mostly fried food. Sweet tea good.
ref: 19165

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-21-2010
Mcconnelsville, Ohio

We just got back from Myrtle Beach and ate at Bubba's 4 out of the 9 nights we went out to dinner. The food is good and a great deal for the price. My husband loves the oysters and I love the boiled spiced shrimp and the catfish. The staff is friendly and it is a fun and comfortable atmosphere!
ref: 19072

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-01-2010
Boston, Massacheusetts

We never go to MB without going to Bubba's. You can not get better fried pickles and burgers anywhere else.
ref: 18655

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-13-2010
Rock Hill, South Carolina

This is the best place in the world to eat!
ref: 18210

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-06-2010
Johnson City, Tennessee

One of the best restaurants for sea food that I have ever dined in at the beach. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, (especially the grouper fingers). My son loves the place. We ate there three times in 2009, while there for the week. Will definately go back this year. My son talks about it constantly.
ref: 17984

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-28-2009
Lynchburg, Virginia

we are yearly visitors to myrtle beach and we have to go to bubba's while we are there. we stay in the area there so it is easy to just stop in for the famous pickle nickles!!!! we have order the clam strips basket, the bubba burger (its is alot of food), and the poor white trash salad is wonderful. i could just go on about how wonderful the food is, the waitress are very friendly and the service is great also. if you haven't been you really need to try it you will be hooked just like us!
ref: 17568

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Two Stars
Posted:09-24-2009
Rutland, Vermont

read reviews online thought it would be a nice place to eat!!! WRONG - wanted to order fuzzy navel peach schnapps not available or an alternate, wanted to order whole belly clams not available just strips. french fries were of the frozen grocery store variety eg :(food lion, piggly wiggly) and not cooked enough. would not recommend this to friends or family. music was not of easy listening (c&w) waitress was not friendly or knowledgeable
ref: 17247

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-12-2009
Clinton, Tennessee

My husband and I went on the advice of a friend and we loved it, I had the Shrimp Basket which was great, the shrimp was tender and not real crunchy, the hushpuppies were sweet and light, the coleslaw was crunchy with just the right spices, My husband had the Flounder Basket and he is not a big fish eater, but he raved about how good it was, we will go back on out next vacation, and may stay at Surfside Beach instead of Myrtle Beach.The only thing was the amount of space that they have, they need more room to seat everyone.
ref: 17105

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-03-2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This was a fun place, we sat outside of the deck to eat on a nice evening. The all-you-can-eat catfish is worth the money. The hushpuppies and honey butter were tasty. I recommend this place to anyone.
ref: 16996

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-28-2009
Greenville, Ohio

We had the shrimp and catfish lunch specials. The catfish was a bit mushy (maybe that's how its supposed to taste; we don't eat much fish) but the shrimp was excellent. We would go back and recommend to others.
ref: 16364

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-16-2009
Speedwell, Tennessee

Best fish I have ever ate. Get the all you can eat Catfish you will not leave hungry. We will for sure be going back next year!!!!
ref: 16074

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:07-01-2009
Lynchburg, Virginia

Loved the food. We had popcorn shrimp and flounder. Shrimp were the best and loved the hushpuppies. We had a great waitress.
ref: 15798

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-28-2009
Wirtz, Virginia

Bubba's is a MUST GO! The food is great. Staff is very friendly and understanding. Flounder is GREAT!
ref: 15732

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-14-2009
Denton, North Carolina

Best peel and eat steamed shrimp on the beach! Nice & spicey just like I like them....Love the fried green tomatoes and pickle chips, the perfect start to a beach meal with an ice cold beer!!!!!!!! We usually go here 3-4 times a year and have never been disapointed. The catfish is good as well. My son LOVES their wings and BBQ ribs....
ref: 13944

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:02-02-2009
Blairs, Virginia

My wife ordered fried oysters. The oysters had little pieces of shell in them. Almost broke a tooth. No one ever said they were sorry or anything. Just stood behind the bar talking about us and staring at us. Will never ever think of going back!!.
ref: 13812

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-31-2009
Denton, North Carolina

GREAT steamed shrimp, fried green tomatoes and fried dill pickles! Catfish and Ribs are good too....Enough said..We will be back!
ref: 13776

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-31-2008
Kingsport, Tennessee

The fried oysters and shrimp were delicious! The boiled shrimp was excellent! Just wish there were other options for boiled, broiled, or sauteed! This is the 3rd year in a row we have eaten there and love it! Kind of rustic but definitely fun. It was the loudest restaurant we went to but our group of 10 enjoyed the food and atmosphere last week (08/24/08).
ref: 12652

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-03-2008
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania

Bubbas was a place we tried a few years ago when it opened.. The bartenders have been friendly and quick to serve and the first time we had the fired pickle nickels was the bomb. Very family and kid friendly.. I would like to see them expand their menu a bit, but overall a great place.. We go back every year and even if we just stop in for a beer or two(or three : ) we have a great time.
ref: 12230

Food:Three Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-24-2008
Taylors, South Carolina

Cheap and light. Good food. Customer service was not good at all. The hostess was a real witch and the waitress was not friendly at all. We were there the week of 7-12-08....
ref: 12092

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-07-2008
Chester, Virginia

7-5-08, we enjoyed our dinner at Bubba's this will be our 3rd year visiting Bubba's as always the food is great. The fried pickle nickles are wonderful a little salty this time but good. My husband and I look forward to the oyster basket which they had sold out of because of the busy holiday. It's a neat place and the kids loved it.
ref: 11805

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-22-2008
Jamestown, New York

This food is by far one of the best places we visited down here in South Carolina. We are from New York and don't eat seafood that much but the seafood here was great!!! The service is also remarkable, they are very friendly and fast. A local place near where we stay that we would definitely come back to and reccommend to anyone!
ref: 11085