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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

$$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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720 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1025
(831) 373-1884
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 225
    Very good
  • 116
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great atmosphere, food okay

We love the atmosphere at this restaurant but the food is just okay. Haven't had a bad meal but nothing really outstanding either and it is usually very crowded with lots of noise.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Andrew R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We love the atmosphere at this restaurant but the food is just okay. Haven't had a bad meal but nothing really outstanding either and it is usually very crowded with lots of noise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's not the best seafood in Monterey but it's good seafood and quick service for a chain. We went there with our one year old and he was entertain by all the bdays. Don't take your kid there is they don't like loud places. We loved the shrimp bucket app. Cajun flavor!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Spent an enjoyable evening the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co with friends, the food was great and the service even better. A lively fun team of servers took good care to make sure our evening was very enjoyable. One of my friends said t=that his steaks one of the best he's had! praise indeed.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food here. While I have had better seafood, this was not bad for a chain establishment. Also, the staff will quiz you about the movie Forrest Gump, so watch it again before you visit.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Alright, I admit it. I had to check it out but I wasn't impressed. I did go back a second time just to be fair but not much had changed. The place is loud, dark and too touristy. The food is average or below and the prices are way to high for what you get. The wait for seating was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It's a kitschy chain restaurant in an area with many good established independent restaurant so while I only ever ate there when others wanted to, I did figure out pretty quick that you can't go wrong with the coconut shrimp and the mango salsa served with it.

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Vallejo, California
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always find this restaurant excellent. Service is great, staff is well trained and appear to enjoy their jobs. Food is good and prices are reasonable

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food was horrible!! I speak for all of those that don't like fish, this is not one of those place that you can go with fish lovers, and still find something that you can eat. Usually, fish restaurants can still make an okay chicken sandwich or stake, but every time I have eaten at Bubba Gump, they are horrible... More 

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Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went to Bubba Gump's on Sunday night, the first clue that it wouldn't live up to expectations was we called half an hour ahead to get on the waiting list, then upon arrival, waited an additional 1 hour to get seated. What is the point of the call ahead waiting list if people that came after us were being... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The decoration is all about Forrest Gump movie, very nice and funny. Shrimps in general are very spice and tasty, the lemonades were toooo sweet. The service was efficient, but the waitreess was so anxious, did not wait until I finish my dish and already offer dessert to my friend who had already finished. And without us asking, she brought... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 720 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: (831) 373-1884

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?