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Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

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700 E Grand Avenue Suite 131, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Family Dining

Great location, easy access, close to pier. The atmosphere and staff were great the food was subpar, actually a disappointment compared to my experience at another location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Buffalo, New York
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Bartonville, Illinois
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got coasters that said stop and go. This is to tell the waitress to stop or go past. It was fun. There is many, many different kinds of shrimp. The food was hot and fresh. The service was great. There is a nice gift shop also.

Thank Kimberly B
Buffalo, New York
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great location, easy access, close to pier. The atmosphere and staff were great the food was subpar, actually a disappointment compared to my experience at another location.

Thank JoyBlaze
Lombard, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went to Navy Pier to try out the local Bubba Gump. The food was good, not great, and the service was fairly good. They did seem to be struggling with the holiday crowds. Drinks were not as good as they could have been. They seemed to be lacking alcohol. (Bloody Mary and Starboard Sunrise.) The number of tables was... More 

Thank Thomas_H181
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Had a late snack with ceasar salad and soup. Nothing extraordinary in quality, but quite pricey. Nice atmosphere and this would be a great place for family visits.

Thank Mi28
Limerick, Ireland
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133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Bubba Gumps before in different cities but this one was only ok. Service etc was excellent but the food was very average and pretty expensive. Free wifi is a bonus.

Thank wfi30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was good, not great. Service was good, not great. Seafood sounded good and it satisfied our taste buds, but probably won't be back. Pictured below is the stuffed shrimp and shrimper's heaven.

Thank April S
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Love the food here - Waitress said they were short staffed in the kitchen but unfortunately she was talking so much to the other table while our food was waiting to come out that when we got our food you could tell it had been sat for a while. Otherwise the food would have been great! Would have had full... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Our family just went there last week and food was better than we had expected from a chain type restaurant. It is the best compromise between seafood quality and cost on the Navy Pier. There are a couple fancier seafood places but their entrees alone cost $20-30 whereas here they range from about $12-24. They have good kid friendly menu... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This was the third time to eat at this franchise in as many cities. They are have good average to above average food. The decor and staff are fun. It's just overpriced in my opinion.

Thank Shawn H
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I love Bubba Gump, but this one was particularly great because it is right there on Navy Pier when you can take a nice walk after an awesome meal!

Thank Dianancona

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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, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
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.