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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
+1 310-393-0458
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10:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fabulous. Our group had Louisiana Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Macaroni with Shrimp, Scampi with Capers. It was all delicious. Greg was our waiter who took such good care of us. He was very personable. We got a table with a view. The place is on the Santa Monica Pier. It was a very special night and our Italian... More 

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Thank Connie H
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forrest Gump is a favourite movie of mine so was pleased to be able to visit Bubba Gump restaurant. Had to have a shrimp cocktail 😀 Only reason for a 4 out of 5 was the choice available for non fish food eaters Wife had a bowl of 🍟 Service was excellent many thanks for the experience.

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Thank Andrew F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great family restaurant, very busy but great fun for any age. staff was great really made us join in with the whole Bubba Gump Film questions, so get watching before you go . great time will go again

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Thank skymoonstar
Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is OK here, and lots of surrounding fun and energy. Staff very friendly, good service. Busy atmosphere and very noisy. Great location on Santa Monica Pier.

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Thank Jan_S163
Санкт-Петербург
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and quick service. Nice interior, right on Santa Monica pier. Might have a lot of customers during peak time at lunch and dinner, we came there at 9 and were seated in a couple of minutes (they took our cell number and sent SMS when the table was ready).

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Thank Nikannika
Östersund, Sverige
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106 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special! The taste is ok but not over average. The overlook for the beach is good and service as always in US is super so we are happy

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed visit really. All our food was nice. The kids meals were presented well and not bad value. Cocktails were way too sweet. However the wait for our drinks and starters was huge and then our main courses arrived one minute later!! I complained to our server that we weren't ready for the mains but he just said "that happens... More 

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Thank LCRw
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner on our first night in LA, great atmosphere, very friendly waiters and very nice food, the meal portions are huge so you wont leave hungry. We would love to go back some time soon!

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Thank S-Chassis
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The portions of the food were huge! The fried chicken dinner was amazing. Home cooked taste. The service was mediocre but I think it had a lot to do with how busy the place was. I liked it a lot.

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Thank Deanne A
Brielle, New Jersey
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

TBH, I wasn't expecting much from this chain, except for the good company of my friend, and maybe expecting so little worked in my favor. Since we chose to meet at the Pier (I haven't been in ages), I was expecting a major problem with parking. Not the case..for either of us. We sat downstairs and several tables were unoccupied.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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