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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 239
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  • 72
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  • 36
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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
Much better meal than expected

Inviting younger guests for lunch on Santa Monica pier we were unsure where to choose so picked Bubba Gump on the basis that "if you haven't tried it, then you do not know what it is like". Great location and as we had window seats we all enjoyed a great view of the ocean. The seafood was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
BobandJosie
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Inviting younger guests for lunch on Santa Monica pier we were unsure where to choose so picked Bubba Gump on the basis that "if you haven't tried it, then you do not know what it is like". Great location and as we had window seats we all enjoyed a great view of the ocean. The seafood was much better than... More 

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Thank BobandJosie
Birmingham
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a fan of bubbas since my first visit in Times Square and this one certainly didn't disappoint! I try to mix up what I have off the menu in each one and I never run out of choice due to the vast menu options! The staff here were very busy yet very friendly and attentive

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Thank Cwatkins87
Woking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes I know is a place for tourists but I mean you are in LA right on the pier and you see Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, how to resist :D So I really enjoyed the experience with the bucket on the table the sea view and the souvenirs that you can take away if you chose some type of drinks.... More 

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Thank DavideInUK
Las Vegas, Nevada
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448 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For a Santa Monica ocean view, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co is the place for lunch. The server was friendly and made the lunch a terrific experience!

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Thank LV_Lee
Rosedale
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location with the sunsetting as we ate. Very busy but food came quite quickly. Good range of food and reasonably priced. Service was very friendly. Enjoy the Forest Gump trivia that occurred whilst we ate.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cold beer, good food and a view. Do I need to say any more??? Relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff topped off the experience and we always have our bubba gump beer glasses to remember the experience! If you're looking for formal dining or fine cuisine, look elsewhere but if you enjoy eating "pub grub" this is your place

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Thank Matnshaz
Traralgon, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at bubba gump for the first time and loved the experience! The atmosphere and theme was great and the food was delicious! Staff were also very efficient and helpful! Highly recommended for the true experience!

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Thank Ashley H
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santa Monica pier had little to offer in the way of food at 10am so we wandered into bubba gump. The service from Nabil was excellent and they were accommodating with our order however the use of powdered eggs for the burritos and limited fresh food options for breakfast detracted from the experience.

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Thank Lizpatsoph
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129 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot to get out of the weather to people watch while munching away on Bubbas food. I had Soup and Salad, the waitress made it sound like snack sized portions but it was a perfect filler up for me. The crazy curl onion rings were surprisingly very tasty (flavoured fat). Jambalaya has just the right amount of spice, great... More 

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Thank Judi K
Hamburg, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For sure it has a nice atmosphere and friendly service but.. The Shrimps were grose! We had a big plate with natural ones first for 40$. They were unspiced and lots of them were not cleaned - for this price a NO GO! As the mainmenue we took the plate with included several kinds of the bubba shrimps (around 30$).... 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: 13103930458

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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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