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Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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Streeterville
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700 E Grand Avenue Suite 131, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
312-252-4867
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Night out on the town

We were attending a concert on Navy Pier so decided to have dinner at Bubba Gump. It was a fun atmosphere however we were seated outside and it was rather windy. Wished they would have asked us if we wanted inside/outside. The food was so so. My pieces of fish were rather greasy and I couldn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Jean H
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Columbia City, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Outstanding servers, loved my pina colada, the food was okay, not great. Inside eating space was extremely noisy so we ate outside where it was very hot!

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Columbia City, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were attending a concert on Navy Pier so decided to have dinner at Bubba Gump. It was a fun atmosphere however we were seated outside and it was rather windy. Wished they would have asked us if we wanted inside/outside. The food was so so. My pieces of fish were rather greasy and I couldn't eat all of them.... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Touristy but in a good way. Great apple cider beer. Appetizers are great. Outside dinning plentiful. For a tourist place it was above average and we got to see a live Forest Gump walking around in white suit with a suitcase - awesome fun.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Once I saw the stuffed shrimp (my favorite) and coconut shrimp (my husband's favorite) on the menu, I knew our trip to Navy Pier had to include a visit to Bubba Gump's. We started out with onion strings, which were very tasty. They were accompanied by a barbecue sauce and a spicy sauce that I think was sour cream based.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

In august on the navy pier, weather was great, outside seating is nice, service was good and entertaining. The boiled shrimp was great

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The food was good. The place was packed. Fun atmosphere. Fast service. Our experience was made better by our waitress /bartender. She was sunshine. Funny and engaging. Her smile lit up a room. She sat down with us and quizzed us on Forrest Gump. Best waitress we have had in years.

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We visited on 20th August after watching the fireworks at Navy Pier, so late evening. Staff were very courteous, very helpful in making recommendations while we were ordering. We had a starter to share, followed by a large bucket of mixed Cajun and garlic shrimp and a side of fries. It was huge, and very tasty! Two large blood orange... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

If you plan on visiting Navy Pier, your dinner options are minimal with Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. as one of them. One would assume the setting would great, near the water, on Navy Pier, but not so much. The meal was boring, the hostess was rude, the waiter spent more time talking to his co-workers rather than serving us and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My friend and I were visiting navy pier and came upon the restaurant. We wanted 2 try sea food in chicago and decided to go in after we walked around and grew an appetite. My friend ordered the shrimp and I ordered the something trash (i forgot the name*) which comes with fried fish fried shrimp and snow crab legs.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place deserves 3 & 1/2 stars because some of the items were better and others very very bland. The jambalaya was simply delicious. I loved it and it had such unique flavor, but forests seafood feast was so unbelievably devoid of flavor and it is difficult to even try to add salt to already fried food, so that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 E Grand Avenue Suite 131, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-252-4867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.