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Bubba Gump's on Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA
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Ranked #105 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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222 reviews 222 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We ate at Bubba Gumps with our grandchildren while visiting the pier. I was pretty skeptical at first, but it all changed once we were seated. This restaurant is right on the Santa Monica Pier and was pretty busy. But our server was really nice and made us, especially the kids, feel great. We had the usual shrimp, fish tacos,... More

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London UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

OK so we had to wait an hour but we knew we couldnt pre-book. It was worth it ! The waiter was amazing, the table perfect, the food even better ! We had a Forest Gump quiz, our daughters got to take home their flashing light up glasses and there is even a gift shop!. Portion sizes excellent and overall... More

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melbourne
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Poor food and service. Will not be recommending this place. Food was oily and very expensive. Service was very very very bad. People that work here have no idea..

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mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The atmosphere is good, a lot of quotes from the movie I love the staff very nice. and quick... quick service.

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Lancaster, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fun in the sun, at the beach on the pier at Santa Monica! Couldn't pass up the opportunity for some good food and drink. It was busy, it was fun and we had a good time but the food was just ok. Atmosphere is laid back and fun, wait staff was fun and knowledgeable, overall fun time. I would recommend... More

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Dorset
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have given this Excellent for the overall experience not the food. The food, for the price was most acceptable. The atmosphere and fun was fabulous. If you love Forrest Gump you will love this restaurant. Once we were settled with our cocktail and placed our order, the waiter started firing Forrest Gump related questions. Great fun! During the evening... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love Santa Monica anyway, but this place just adds to it all! Yes- the food is awesome,and the people there make it even better! We all had a blast there! The staff was more than attentive to every single thing we might have wanted or needed! It is ALWAYS GREAT to go to a place where they are friendly... More

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had always heard of Bubba Gumps, but had never had the opportunity to go there. My son and daughter in law took my husband and I there last week and we LOVED it. The amount and quality of food was great. Atmosphere was laid back and fun, and our waiter/waitress was great (and they knew so much about Forest Gump).... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Bubba Gump's can be found in lots of places, but this is one of my favourites, nicely located on the iconic Santa Monica Pier. (If you like the film Forrest Gump, this is like a dream come true). First place I visited in LA actually, and one of my favourites. The food is great, the staff is very helpful and... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The food and service here were AMAZING! It was great eating seafood and being able to see the beach in the background. When the waiter came, he sat down with us and explained to us the Bubba Gump "rules." He also explained to us what's on the menu, what's good, etc. The food and drinks were amazing. The service was... More

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