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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
310-393-0458
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Ranked #43 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The worst service we've ever received. Our waiter PAUL kept trying to be funny but wasn't attentive at all. He forgot to bring some of the things we ordered, kept us waiting repeatedly while he just chatted to people on the table next to us and left dirty dishes on our table while he chatted (again). Finally, when he realised... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Personally, my salmon was dry and it had little taste, everyone else's dishes where great. The service was on point, even there where servers that would stop by and check on us.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great time at this restaurant, both in the evening and for breakfast during our stay. Staff were very accommodating, especially with one of our parties nut allergy, and service was outstanding. Quality of food was good and we thoroughly enjoyed our visits. Well positioned on pier, worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A relaxed stroll along the pier will bring you to this prime location with great views over the beach. This isn't one of the many LA restaurants to 'see and be seen' but a great place to relax and have fun. The food was hot, tasty and we'll presented and priced OK. There's plenty of Forest Gump memorabilia around the... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere is ok, as it is on the pier with ocean front (sunset) views and Forrest Gump memorbelia. But.... windows were dirty, seafood was not fresh, food/beer was expensive, very very young waiters were more interested in partying with the young and very loud crowd at the next table. Never even offered to refill any of our drinks. Dropped food... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I usually don't review chain restaurants, but I'll make an exception here as the location of the restaurant is so good. Located on the Santa Monica Pier, the views of the beach is fantastic. Ask for a table at the window, even if that means waiting a while. We did not have to wait more than 20 minutes on a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This restaurant is located at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier, and my family had lunch there while visited the pier. The service was excellent and the food was great. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant for those wanting some good seafood or pasta while in the area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Fantastic food, fantastic theme of restaurant. Lots of Forrest Gump memorabilia. A fun place to eat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We weren't really sure what this place was going to be like but went anyway. It was busy so we had to wait 50 minutes. The food was great, as was the service, and we had the best waiter ever! His name was Austin. Highly recommend.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

What better place to experience Bubba Gumps then on Santa Monica beach! The menu was really good and the scenery was spectacular - the afternoon was sunny and warm. The waiter explained the 'procedure' to us - from the table sign (Run Forrest Run and Stop Forrest Stop), to the menu listing and even the tipping expectations! The food was... More

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