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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Fast fun food

This is what you expect. Fast food served. The portions are a good size and the choose is wide. There is a good choice of fun cocktails too. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Fun place to take the kids or a group.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Midgham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I were visiting the pier and we decided it would be nice to go and taste some food. We waited at least half an hour to be seated /which is OK, as it was about 8pm and the restaurant seemed really busy/. We tried several types of shrimps and lemonades and we loved everything. The service was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the chain inspired by the Forrest Gump movie. This one is situated perfectly at the land side of Santa Monica Pier. The food is what you would expect, good quality and big portions but nothing that you'd call amazing. The drinks menu is pretty impressive with a large range of drinks and cocktails served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is what you expect. Fast food served. The portions are a good size and the choose is wide. There is a good choice of fun cocktails too. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. Fun place to take the kids or a group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Superb service and food. We asked the server "does the fish taste fishy". She wasn't phased. Conmsumate professional. 10/10

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visiting the pier, and was looking for a quick snack. It was very busy, but got a couple seats at the bar. Got a few drinks, and a dessert (bread pudding). Very friendly, excellent service and the dessert was perfect!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The only thing this restaurant has in its favour is its location on Santa Monica Pier. Other than that, it's like going to a diner in a theme park with over-priced generic food. If you set your expectation at that level, the food is not bad, but there's nothing special here. As for the cocktails, they were clearly designed for... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co on Santa Monica pier and really enjoyed ourselves. The waiting staff had a little bit of fun with us with testing our knowledge on Forrest Gump (which we failed miserably) but it was fun! Food was delicious and so many choices and of course, the cocktails were great! A really enjoyable lunch

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Located on the start of Santa Monica pier with a sea and beach view from the windows. Parking close by at various locations. Family menu that has fish, meat and salads. Be prepared for a wait to be seated at linch and evening meal times. More expensive than your normal diner but well worth the experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers great food and amazing entertainment. Our waiter Raymond was hilarious and offered a trivia game experience with the next table as we waited for our food. This made the wait more fun. We had an assortment of food from fried shrimp (tempura, breaded, coconut and grilled). We also had grilled Mahi Mahi and a very fresh salad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here and it was packed.. We struggled to find a seat.. But once we did the food and service was awesome.. Good music, fabulous eye opener.. I love this place... Bubba gumps rocks..

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Additional Information about Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Address: 301 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401-3127
Phone Number: 13103930458
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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: Scenic view, Families with children, 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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