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Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

700 E Grand Avenue Suite 131, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #686 of 8,267 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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62% Recommend
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

For anyone who's been to a BG, the Navy Pier location brings a different experience to it. If weather permits, eat outside as you miss the true NP experience sitting inside! Food was excellent and the service was great with a personality! Very intertaining and very personable!

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Guelph, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Bubba Gump's is a favourite of mine, I love their food and the whole "experience" of it. The restaurant is themed after the Forrest Gump movie. You are given a sign on your table that reads "run Forrest run", and if you need anything from your waiter/waitress, you flip your sign over to read "stop Forrest stop", at which point... More

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Dayton, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our family came here when we were at the pier & chose this last minute...I had the Jenny's tilapia(it was a gump fav) I really enjoyed this...however nobody else cared for their food...they said over priced fried food...we got the bill for 4 of us & 1 was eating off the kids meal & all only drank water, and with... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, Usa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We ate in the outdoor area at this location and a day with beautiful weather which was wonderful. The stuffed shrimp, baby back ribs, and crab legs were very good. It would have been nice if I could have substituted rice with the stuffed shrimp. The fish that came with the "Bucket of Boat Trash" had no taste. The shrimp... More

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Shiloh, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The boiled buckets are a fair value but the fried shrimp sets are bland and overpriced. Atmosphere was kind of fun.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A chain but has good food and servers that play their role in the Forrest Gump theme. Brush up on your Gump movie trivia. A quiz may follow th we meal.

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Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I always make a point of visiting Bubba Gump when we see one in a city we visit and have never had a disappointing experience. Service is always top notch at Bubba because of their Run Forrest Run/Stop Forrest Stop signs which ensure that any available server will come help you out whenever you need it. The... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Service was good, food was mediocre. We had shrimp mac/cheese (meh), calamari (too many fried peppers, not enough squid, ok flavor), chowder (average), shrimp combo (coconut and fried shrimp good), mahi/shrimp combo (pretty good), choc chip cookie sundae dessert was the best part of the meal!

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NW Alberta
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stopped here for lunch after enjoying Navy Pier and double decker bus tours. The food was very good and reasonably priced considering where you are at, in tourist season, etc. We had the shrimp feast and a salad that was with pears, other fruits/veggies, pecans, etc. My wife thought it was one the best salads she ever had. We shared... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the best place we ate at in Chicago. The service and food was awesome. We have a lively server. I initially didn't order any food just a drink but a friend offered me her fish, oh my goodness it was sooooo good! Cooked just right with the right amount of flavor. I like the presentation/props for the food.... More

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