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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
+1 310-393-0458
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (262 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
“fries” (64 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like shrimp it's a must go. It's all about the movie Forest Gump and it's lovely. They have local beer and you can eat while you check the beach, it's really crowded place.

Thank Pit P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On the Yellow Route of Hop-on Hop-Off we stopped at Santa Monica Pier and were ready for lunch. Bubba Gump's is located ON the pier, so you have a fantastic view of the beach, Palisades, and Malibu off to the north. The food is dependable,...More

Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Surely, if you are a lover of famous movies, you can't skip this place. Amazing kind of shrimps food. A very tipical way to serve the people. You have to go.

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hard for me to say much since we just stopped in for a 'bier on the pier'. I have not yet eaten at a Bubba Gump but I'd def like to. This just wasn't the day for it. It was fun and no wait to...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped today for a late lunch. Lucky for me, my server had a break after we placed our order. After a very long time, I asked our new server to check on our food. It was obviously sitting there for a long time. The fish...More

Thank olteech
Reviewed 6 days ago

We didn't realise this was a chain -we've never heard of it. The decor is fun and clever and junior had seen Forrest Gump (we had but quite forgettable movie) so interesting from that perspective. The food is so bland. It's like bland, deep-fried conference...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always wanted to come to Bubba Gump and so happy we came. We arrived right on midday and even though the restaurant was busy, we didn't have to wait long for a table. My husband and I both ordered the Shrimp New Orleans which...More

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good but over salted. Reasonable prices. Getting a table is a riddle. Nice ambiance and decoration.

Thank Ylou38
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the very first time and were really excited. We were starving which will explain why we opted to eat at all. The food took looong to come out, they got the order wrong. I ordered a chicken sandwich, pretty basic to mess...More

Thank Claudia T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place and have been twice now. The food and service are good, prices are reasonable, and the gift shop is fun. The Forest Gump theme is really fun. My kids both love it. And this restaurant sits right on the Pier and...More

Thank Steph1970
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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6 September 2016|
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Response from phoebehackett | Reviewed this property |
We didn't make a reservation, they took our names, told us it would be about a 30 min wait - We went away and came back after 30 mins and were taken to our table.
Ernie R
4 August 2016|
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Response from Globetrotski | Reviewed this property |
They get right into it ! Your daughter should have a birthday to remember for a long time !
6 September 2015|
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Response from elitepro | Reviewed this property |
It was my experience that they want you to buy stuff in their store so they make you wait for a table. Especially at the Galveston restaurant because all the entertainment on the pier is owned by the parent company. you may... More
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Restaurant Details

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