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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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Santa Monica
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301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
+1 310-393-0458
10:30 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Tyngsboro, MA
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our first experience at bubba gump. It was a fun place ... very busy but good with the kids. Good food and good service. Recommend if you need a family friendly place near the pier.

Thank wwm1006
Hastings, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've had shrimp and seafood in many of these around the states and this one is as normal as part of the chain as the rest we have been to. It's good fare all in all, reasonable prices and service that is attentive.

Thank peppermint
Bendigo, Australia
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188 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bubba Gump please come to Australia . Fresh food, huge menu, so difficult to make a decision. We arrived at 6pm and there was a 25 min wait on tables , so we sat at the bar. Bar staff were friendly and accomadation. Grilled Mahi Mahi was devine

Thank delishldish
Coolangatta, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a location! Right on Santa Monica pier, and very popular. We were shown downstairs to beach level. The seafood was fantastic, but the staff were a little stretched keeping the patrons orders coming. All in all, it was a nice night and well priced. Tip - the servings are quite large so if you aren't a big eater aSK... More 

Thank WilloatChippo
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently had dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and as a Forest Gump fan I have to say this was one of my favourite restaurants during our recent US trip. The food was tasty (I had the shrimp), the service staff were friendly and did a great job even with the restaurant being very crowded and the atmosphere... More 

1 Thank Michelle G
Temecula, California
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I expected this place to be super expensive because of the touristy location, but it was pretty good. I had Jenny's catch with a lobster butter sauce and mashed potatoes. My wife had a pear and berry salad, and our visitor had a steak. It was not too much food, so I opted for dessert, big mistake! By the time... More 

Thank madmac
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204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has good food, including variety of sea food, and drinks and the staff are friendly. And yes, the shrips on the menu are good too!

1 Thank Hunter k
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I drove up from San Diego to spend the day at the Santa Monica Pier. As I had never been to Bubba Gump, we decided to try it. We had Tom as our server. He was sooooo good! He was smiling and gave us great service. My friend had the 4 shrimp combo with fries and I... More 

Thank Susie K
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here with my brother and nephews. They are stationed at Edwards AFB. The food was good and even the kids enjoyed it. Our server was really nice and had some good Forrest Gump trivia. It was also cool to eat at the pier since it was shown in the movie. :)

Thank Stephany E
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long wait we were anticipating something special befitting of the location. Whilst the service was excellent and the whole Forest Gump thing quirky the food is best described as average. It felt more like the sort of food you should have at a fast food outlet and definitely wasn't worth the price paid. My advice would be to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-0458

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