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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was surprisingly good..fish tacos very tasty. my wife had the salmon. Both meals were good..we were not disappointed. Nice views of the pier and ocean

Thank captkess59
Virginia Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not at all impressed. Took seats at the bar. Drinks and food are overpriced $11 for a draft beer). Ordered popcorn shrimp from the appetizer menu (not a good value). You get a small basket containing a few shrimp (which the batter was terrible) and then a bunch of fried peppers to fill space (because everyone wants fried peppers with... More 

Thank rwagz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited with young grand children the waiters were really helpful. The smoothie drinks are lovely. The fish and chimp good. The children meal is good value.

Thank Wendyalice
Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first time eating at bubba gump and I was pleased by the food and the service, our waiter was great

Thank rblossoming15
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Famous for its name with a happy and gentle staff, the restaurant is huge and well decorated by the theme Forrest Gump. The food was not as tasty as I was expecting. Good but not extraordinary.

Thank Priscilla M
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast in the morning, eggs Benedict was amazing and so was the omelette. Good food for a really good price and the views over the Beach are amazing. Can't fault at all. (With our strong Aussie accents) Clearly it was our first time to bubba gumps as we asked a lot of questions, the staff didn't explain the... More 

Thank KRichter90
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you walk onto the pier the first restaurant that you see is Bubba Gump, and if you like seafood then you need not look any further. Not a chain that I was aware of before arriving here and never having sen the film, I didn't really know what it was all about. So before going out in the evening... More 

Thank whiskers51
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like the restaurant name discloses, it is a shrimp company and a shrimp company it is. It has a very wide range of shrimp items from shrimp mac and cheese to deep fried shrimps to shrimp sandwiches and more. The restaurant is located right at the pier so it can't be missed! With a view of the beach, we were... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to Bubba's when I want some fried shrimp. I know it will taste the same no matter what Bubba's I go to and the view was nice at the Santa Monica Pier. Couldn't go wrong with that. Service was good and got a table pretty fast considering we were in a tourist area.

Thank cbellhr
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why did I chose a restaurant this close to the Pier/tourist zone?? I should have known better. Food wasn't great, service was spotty, and the bill was over $100 for lunch for 4 of us (2 were kids)!! Very disappointed.

Thank AmyCCalgary

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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