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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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Santa Monica
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301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
13103930458
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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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
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Have been several times and only once had a sub par experience. The food is good, the drinks are decent (strength) but the service is where it is at. The bartenders come with sass, which may deter some people. I enjoy personality and any staff member that can make me genuinely laugh. Always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Ventura, California
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Have been several times and only once had a sub par experience. The food is good, the drinks are decent (strength) but the service is where it is at. The bartenders come with sass, which may deter some people. I enjoy personality and any staff member that can make me genuinely laugh. Always recommend Bubba Gumps to anyone visiting the... More 

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Whiteley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great setting on the pier in Santa Monica. This is a chain of fast food restaurants but we enjoyed our first experience at Bubba Gumps. Food and drinks were excellent and our waiting staff very friendly and helpful. Loved the run forest run signs and the memorobilla around the store. My recommend would be to wait for a table with... More 

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Vimercate, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I dined at the famous Bubba Gump during a day in Santa Monica with my friends. The restaurant is very well located on the pier, and has great views of the beach and ocean. I try led the fried shrimps and linguine with exchanges: simply delicious. The prices are not cheap, but it is normal for the restaurant's popularity. Obviously... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Just had dinner here. Paid $90 for the experience. Food is tasteless and service is mediocre so don't bother. Popcorn shrimp is 99% greasy batter and the fish tacos were burnt and chewy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The food was average, the location was great and the prices were as expected for the location. Not a long wait for lunch and the seating area had a great beach atmosphere. We were in & out in just over an hour. I normally don't like tourist traps that are chains but it was convenient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I loved this restaurant and returned twice during my visit. The cocktails are highly recommended and for most of them you get to keep the glass it comes in (Bubba Gump logo'd up). Whilst the food is great, the staff who worked there were brilliant. I loved how they celebrated customer birthdays in the restaurant by bring all of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Food- ok. Service - needs work Setting - disgrace! Management - a joke! We ate there on a Thursday night. We knew the system so got our order in first. 2 beers, 1 bottle of wine, 3 glasses... After 10 mins, the staff came to check if we wanted a bottle or a glass of wine... We re-iterated one bottle,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fun lunch with my husband and two young kids. Kids meals were great. The adult meals were delicious. Had a strawberry and mint drink (don't recall the name), which was delicious. Atmosphere of this place was awesome. Service rocked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food, view and service were excellent. The waiter was very helpful. All the dishes Were very delicious. I will vest it again and again. This is my second visit within a month

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went there in June first we found it very dirty chairs sticky just not clean enough for a big chain Food was mediocre at best deep fat frozen food Then to cap off how bad service was mains came up with starters still being eaten Complete waste of a lunch time

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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: 13103930458

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 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
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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