Bubba’s Fish Shack, a restaurant located on South Ocean Boulevard in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, is a southern comfort style restaurant that features several different fried to perfection seafood items in multiple different ways. We are far from traditional, we do things our way. Our way is based around providing the perfect dining experience to our guests every time they walk in the door.

Even though we don’t fit the typical fish house style of restaurant we do get frequent messages about the best types of fish to be caught at certain times of the year. Since summer is on the horizon, we thought we could talk about what you should look to catch this time of year.

While I like to think of myself as a certified angler that can fish any waters and know what to catch, the reality is that I am not nearly that skilled. When I go fish there is a lot of “cast and hope” and I am just happy to hoist anything out of the water and snap a selfie regardless of the size of the fish.

So I did what any super experienced fisherman would do. I googled it. Turns out that one of the best fish to catch this time of year is Catfish! Imagine my surprise! One of the top-selling items at Bubba’s Fish Shack is one of the best fish to catch this time of year! Catfish can be found in both freshwater rivers and streams as well as saltwater. There are more than 3000 species of catfish around the world and they can are found on every continent except Antarctica.

I shouldn’t have been shocked. People have come to Bubba’s Fish Shack for years because of our catfish. It is no surprise. Catfish boasts several health benefits. With the abundance of grocery stores and restaurants that offer catfish, it’s only natural to question whether it truly is healthy. Catfish is a nutrient-dense offering. It is low in calories, low in sodium, but packed with all the things you want. Catfish is full of lean protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Health experts are consistently encouraging us to consume proper amounts of vitamin B12, selenium, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids. Catfish provide all of these nutrients to you!

We mentioned that catfish are rich in lean protein. Protein is an important primary source of energy in your diet. It is also responsible for building and repairing tissue and muscle as well as serving as the building blocks for many hormones, enzymes, and other molecules. One 3.5-ounce serving of catfish can provide up to 40 percent of your daily protein needs in only 105 calories. For comparison, to gain the same amount of protein from salmon, you would need more than 200 calories.

Catfish is good for your heart, boosts joint benefits, helps your eyes, can help you lose weight, fight depression, and provide you with many essential nutrients. But it also tastes great. Catfish has a sweet, mild, and moist taste with a firm flesh that has less flakiness than other whitefish varieties.

The moral of this story, from one fish lover to another, skip the hard work and come to Bubba’s. We will prepare and serve you the best Catfish around and do so with a smile. We look forward to serving you!


Are you interested in what other options are on our menu? Check out our menu here.

Did you know Bubba’s Fish Shack is part of the Divine Dining Group restaurant family? Check out all of our restaurants here.