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Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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700 E Grand Avenue Suite 131, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
312-252-4867
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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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
the place to eat shrimp!!

We had been walking Navy Pier for some hours and were tired and hungry. Although there was a considerable line for tables, we opted for two seats at the bar. The bar staff were friendly and amusing. The cocktails absolutely delicious. I ate fried shrimp and my friend had a shrimp salad - both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
jonpower
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UK
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had been walking Navy Pier for some hours and were tired and hungry. Although there was a considerable line for tables, we opted for two seats at the bar. The bar staff were friendly and amusing. The cocktails absolutely delicious. I ate fried shrimp and my friend had a shrimp salad - both excellent! A lively atmosphere.

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Georgetown, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Food was not that great for the price. Service was good but not great. Quirky signs and good atmosphere. I would not go back again. Once was enough.

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Valentine's night is probably not when they'd expect a mushy couple to come, but come we did! Our waiter was hilarious, friendly, personable and very helpful. We had a great time here, eating way too much shrimp! The coconut shrimp with the marmalade sauce is fantastic! Try it! We enjoyed everything about our time there, and I don't think it... More 

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Warren, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The atmosphere & service are wonderful. We had a wonderful waiter who was funny & a pleasure to have as our server. We had a shrimp sampler that was big enough for the 2 of us. Served 4 different kinds of shrimp. Everything that we saw go by our table looked delicious.

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West Dundee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I live just over an hour away from the city and every time go out there, we HAVE to go to Bubba Gump! We have three young children, and they love it just as much! The staff is always so friendly, and they have fun pop quizzes about the movie "Forest Gump". It's also right at Navy... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Good food and friendly service. I really liked the Forrest Gump trivia questions. The weather was really nice so we chose to eat outside. You don't feel the heat being that your right there by the lake.

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Evanston, Il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visit the Bubba Gump's on Chicago's Navy Pier, usually in conjunction with an event at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Bubba Gump's generally turns out to be one of those places that is actually better than you'd expect from a kind of kitschy, informal restaurant. My wife had the fish and chips, our friend had the chicken, I had the shrimp... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We just had the shrimp and calamari appetizers. They were both good and had various veggies sprinkled in. The quiz from the wait staff is always fun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we entered until we left the service was exceptional. Appetizers were calamari, which had some fried peppers in it also, would have liked all calamari. Garlic bread which was warm and very appetizing. Portions seem small but quality of ingredients makes up for it. Had the jambalaya and it was very nice with a nice smooth heat... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went there on a Friday for lunch and it wasn't very busy yet (it was early). The service was great. The waiter we had made it very fun for my daughter who is 6. He let her be in charge of the signs (run/stop). My husband and I loved our food but my daughter said her food was just... 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>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • 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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