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Bubba Gump's on Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA
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Ranked #98 of 8,564 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Set right on the entrance to Santa Monica Pier with stunning views over the beach and sea the place has a real buzz about it. We just popped in for a refreshing drink and had an amazing cocktail - can't remember the name but it had a tropical juices and slushy ice! For just a few dollars more you could... More

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Bangkok
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The buzz here was awesome !!! The menu was extensive and the food was great which is not usually the case with novelty establishments. Portion size was not overly done that you leave feeling overly stuffed. There were also many interesting cocktails to try. Wait staff were also very, very pleasant.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stopped in for shrimp, and they had shrimp:) Got the mix plate and was quite satisfied! Great location and atmosphere. Would go back again.

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La Quinta, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Waited 30 mins to get seats, which was fine - its not like there isn't anything to go see on the pier while you wait! lol The food was good and the place was fun, but OYE the noise. I think its normally loud, but we had the unfortunate luck to be seated by a screeching loud family (no kids,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After a 30 minutes wait (well worth it), we were treated to best time ever....the servers are so much fun. We were treated just as Forest Gump would have treated us himself.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Had dinner here while staying near the pier. Put our names down for a table and they said it would take about an hour. So went for a walk along the beach, came back & we were seated right away! Meals were priced on the high side but considering the location it is to be expected. Desserts are huge -... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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224 reviews 224 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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25 reviews 25 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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