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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
310-393-0458
Website
Today
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Scenic view

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  • 114
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  • 36
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Loved it!

Great service, great atmosphere and great view watching the sunset over dinner. Perfect first night in the US. Wish we'd had time to return. Both agreed the meals were also fantastic. I can highly recommend "Jenny's Catch with Lobster Butter Sauce". Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
gee83
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Tamworth, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Tamworth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great service, great atmosphere and great view watching the sunset over dinner. Perfect first night in the US. Wish we'd had time to return. Both agreed the meals were also fantastic. I can highly recommend "Jenny's Catch with Lobster Butter Sauce". Yum!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

food was just okay. We were hungry after a 7 hour drive so it sufficed but it wasn't great. Wouldn't visit again! I don't like paying top dollar for bad food and service.

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Gravatai, RS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The running atmosphere! All makes reference to Forrest Gump - the film. The treatment is excellent (so crazy!). The food also is great.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The location is just so cool with all that be achy sand around, that great pier, that sunset and the vibrant chilled atmosphere that our American friends created so well in CA. The food was just great: well cooked, fun and well presented. The service is unique due to surfing it on the Forest Gump attitude. The staff were just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to Bubba Gumps in late January, for dinner with my family after a day in Santa Monica and evening strolling the pier (as you do). The wait was around 25minutes and we were seated downstairs. We were greeted by very friendly staff who talked us through how to order (nice touch with the table signs by the way).... More 

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méxico city
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's a restaurante chain, so if you been to one, you've been to all. Service is fine, food is ok, drinks are excellent. If you are a Forrest Gump fan you should definitely go, otherwise there are other places you can visit.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

I love Bubba Gumps restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff are really friendly and also done a forrest gump quiz which was fun. Very busy restaurant, didn't have to wait long for our food at all. Definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband spent an afternoon walking up and down the beach between Santa Monica and Venice and fancied something nice to eat but seafoody. We didn't do any research like we normally do so settled for Bubba Gump's as it's the kind of place that you know what you're going to get. So glad we did as the food was... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is the third of the restaurant chain that I have been too and it too did not disappoint. Although we had to wait about 15 minutes, it was worth it. The service was prompt and the food delicious. the drinks are amazing on a hot 32 degree celsius day too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was our last meal in the USA before heading to the airport for our flight to Sydney. The location is great on the Saint Monica pier with great views along the beach. Serviced was excellent. Lots of Gump souvenirs for sale in their shop. I had the Forrest Gump seafood combo. If you like deep fried food it's great.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-393-0458

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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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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